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Posts from ‘November, 2007’

Saturday Tribune (Nigeria): World HIV/AIDS Day: Shell Pledges Commitment

Martin Ayankola, Lagos – 01.12.2007 As Nigeria joins the global community in celebrating AIDS Day today, Shell Companies in Nigeria have restated their commitment to helping to contain the effect of the disease by raising awareness on its causes and management. Celebrations marking the World HIV/AIDS Day is being held amid reports that the disease […]

The Edmonton Journal: Shell Centre to create oil technologies

The Shell Manufacturing Centre opened at NAIT on Thursday. Watching an automated manufacturing line are, from left, NAIT president Sam Shaw, Western Economic Diversification Minister Rona Ambrose, and Shell oilsands vice-president Brian Straub. Chris Schwarz, The Journal Search is on for better, more efficient ways to extract harder-to-get crude David Finlayson, The Edmonton Journal Published: […]

OilVoice.com: Faroe Petroleum Acquires Cross Border Package of Shell Assets

Friday, November 30, 2007 Faroe Petroleum plc, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration in the Atlantic Margin, the North Sea and Norway, has agreed a cross-border package transaction with Shell. The transaction, which is in line with the Company’s stated strategic objectives of Atlantic Margin and Norway exploration drilling and asset […]

sympatico.msn: Kazakhstan wants $7 billion for Kashagan delays

Reuters November 30, 2007 ASTANA (Reuters) – Kazakhstan demanded $7 billion in compensation from an Eni-led consortium on Friday for delays in developing the huge Kashagan oilfield, a source close to the talks said as a deadline for a settlement was hours away. Kazakhstan has set the November 30 deadline for its negotiations with the […]

Live Chat comments today about the demented Shell Astronaut Sir Philip Watts: ‘the collective madness that gripped Shell’

“SPACE, VISION AND STRATEGY”: Sir Philip Watts, sacked Shell Group Chairman who once donned a space suit at a meeting in Maastricht, Netherlands, in 1998 to pump up his troops. General David Greer took a different but equally amusing approach earlier this year before his resignation as Deputy Chief Executive of Sakhalin Energy Investment Company. […]

ROYAL DUTCH/SHELL GROUP OF COMPANIES: 2001 Confidential Management/Market Analysis and Perception Study

Shell confidential reserves fraud discovery document published on Friday 30 November 2007 ROYAL DUTCH/SHELL GROUP OF COMPANIES: 2001 Confidential “Management/Market Analysis and Perception Study” Some extracts: “I like Phil Watts. He is an ‘upstreamer’ and has a good understanding of the business and is looking to grow it profitably.” “RD/Shell’s management comes across as honest […]

Globe & Mail: TransCanada vying for $30-billion pipeline project

DAVID EBNER Globe and Mail Update November 30, 2007 at 7:35 PM EST TransCanada Corp. is among the companies vying to build a $30-billion natural gas pipeline to connect northern Alaska with the continental United States. Calgary-based TransCanada, the country’s largest gas pipeline company, said Friday evening that it has submitted a “strong application” to […]

Reuters: Gazprom: No foreign help for major Arctic fields

Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:50 AM GMT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom OAO (GAZP.MM: Quote, Profile , Research) said on Thursday it is not looking for foreign investment into two major Arctic projects on the Yamal Peninsula, but said it might welcome foreign oil companies at other fields there. Gazprom, the world’s largest natural […]

Bloomberg: Oil Taxes Must Be Simpler to Spur U.K. Output, Lawmakers Say

By Gonzalo Vina Nov. 30 (Bloomberg) — The U.K. Treasury must simplify oil taxation to spur output from the North Sea after high operating costs discouraged companies from working there, a panel of lawmakers in Parliament said. The industry needs a more “consistent and predictable” tax system to ensure companies invest enough to keep undersea […]

Reuters: UPDATE 2-Kazakh oilfield talks under way as deadline expires

Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:49am GMT By Raushan Nurshayeva ASTANA, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Kazakhstan is pressing ahead with closed-door talks with a group of Western oil companies to resolve a row over the huge Kashagan oilfield before the Nov. 30 deadline expires, a senior government official said on Friday. Kazakhstan has set the deadline […]

cnbc: Gazprom sets stage for US expansion

30 Nov 2007 | 01:46 AM ET NEW YORK – OAO Gazprom, Russia’s state-controlled gas monopoly, plans to operate a natural-gas entity in the US by 2014 as part of its strategy to expand its business outside of Russia, its deputy chairman said at a press briefing Thursday. Alexander Medvedev acknowledged that the company faces […]

The Guardian: In praise of … Vincent Cable

Leader Friday November 30, 2007 This is Vincent Cable’s moment. The Liberal Democrats’ acting leader has shown himself to be one of the classiest politicians in the Commons since he had to step into Sir Menzies Campbell’s shoes without warning last month. While the two contenders for the party leadership have been squabbling, their temporary […]

The Guardian: Businesses call for climate pact

Press Association Friday November 30, 2007 4:23 AM The leaders of 150 major global companies have called for a legally binding and comprehensive international deal on climate change. In a communique, the businesses said they needed a mandatory agreement on emissions reductions to give them the confidence to invest in low-carbon technology. The statement, led […]

Economic Times (India): Shell to buy BPCL’s stake in Bharat Shell

30 Nov, 2007, 1053 hrs IST, PTI   NEW DELHI: Global oil major Royal Dutch Shell will buy Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd’s (BPCL) 49 per cent stake in lubricant marketing firm Bharat Shell Ltd (BSL) for Rs 152.40 crore. BPCL is exiting the joint venture company, floated in 1993 to market Shell branded lubricants in […]