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September, 2006:

RosBusinessConsulting: Sakhalin Energy may face criminal charges

RBC, 29.09.2006, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 13:35:26.

Sakhalin Energy illegally changed the route of its oil and gas pipelines to pass through a state wildlife reserve, Oleg Mitvol, the deputy chief of the Russian environmental watchdog Rosprirodnadzor, told journalists following his trip to inspect Sakhalin-2 project construction sites. He said that according to the project’s plan, the pipelines were supposed to bypass the Zubrovy reserve near Sovetskoye village.

As the pipeline has now been laid straight through the environmentally protected site, the change of route can be deemed a criminal offense. After additional inspections at the disputed site, materials will be submitted to the General Prosecutor’s Office to launch criminal proceedings. read more

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Expansion Management: Shell To Make Major Expansion Project in Singapore

SINGAPORE (September 29, 2006) — World-scale petrochemical facility will be a major provider of raw materials in Asia.  

Singapore’s petrochemicals industry has attracted one of its biggest construction projects to date from international chemicals and energy giant, Royal Dutch Shell plc.

In late July, Shell, which enjoys a local presence dating back to the 19th century, announced its biggest investment yet in the Republic. Named Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex (SEPC), the new integrated refinery and petrochemicals project will be threefold, and upon completion by 2010, will serve as a crucial raw materials provider to the Asian region. read more

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Globe & Mail: Halt urged for Shell project in Russia

Minister denies environmental complaints are a ruse to obtain a stake in Sakhalin
ALEX NICHOLSON

Associated Press

MOSCOW — Russia’s environmental watchdog has called for pipe-laying work to be halted at a Royal Dutch Shell PLC-led liquefied natural gas project on Russia’s far eastern Sakhalin Island, even as the country’s Foreign Minister says problems could be resolved through dialogue.

“We want criminal cases for every destroyed tree or damaged river,” Oleg Mitvol, deputy head of Russia’s state environmental agency Rosprirodnadzor, said, according to Interfax news agency. “If the criminal cases are opened for everything, the company will read the Criminal Code, come to its senses and stop the barbaric activity.” read more

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The Russia Journal: Battle continues over Sakhalin-2

September 29, 2006

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK – Using oil pipelines within the framework of the Sakhalin-2 project could lead to an environmental disaster, Oleg Mitvol, Deputy Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Environmental Supervision (Rosprirodnadzor), said on Thursday after inspecting the construction of gas and oil pipelines near the Sovetskoye village. He said Rosprirodnadzor would send the results of its examination to the Prosecutor’s Office. He did not elaborate on the nature of the possible damage. read more

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St Petersburg Times: Shelling Out For the Environment

Issue #1208(74), Friday, September 29, 2006

Bloomberg: YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK — Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project should stop building pipelines and resolve the environmental damage it has caused, said Oleg Mitvol, deputy head of Russia’s environmental inspectorate.”We will do everything to make the company stop work and pay for the environmental damage,” Mitvol, sitting at a table flanked by local and international environmentalists, said Thursday in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the capital of Sakhalin Island. Mitvol yesterday said his inspectorate may assess that damage at more than $50 billion. read more

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RIA Novosti: Sakhalin Energy violated pipeline route plan – ecology watchdog

11:36 | 29/ 09/ 2006 

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, September 29 (RIA Novosti) – A stretch of a pipeline in the Sakhalin II energy project has been illegally laid through the territory of a national preserve, Russia’s environmental watchdog said Friday.

Oleg Mitvol, the deputy head of the Federal Service for the Oversight of Natural Resources, who is currently leading a probe into the project on the island of Sakhalin, said part of the Sakhalin II pipeline near the village of Sovetskoye passed through the Zubrovy nature preserve in violation with the original route plan. read more

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Lloyds List: Shell Marine sets out to syphon away fuel supply and quality risks

By: Concern over security issues, writes Jamie Dale in Singapore, Lloyds List
Published: Sep 29, 2006

SHELL Marine Products is paving the way to ease shipowners’ risk in a market thought to have an overcapacity of vessels in trade today, raising concerns over fuel supply security.

With financing made easier, thanks to low interest rates and a continuing growth from China and India, shipbuilders have enjoyed a surge in orders for newbuilds.

Loh Wai Kiew, chief executive officer and vice president of Shell, estimates the market has an overcapacity of 200 vessels in today’s trade, with little scrapping planned and a greater focus on the Asian market. read more

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The Scotsman: Russia targets Shell over environmental damage

Friday 29 September 2006

A RUSSIAN official stepped up attacks on Shell’s vast $20 billion Sakhalin energy project in Russia’s far east, saying Moscow wanted damages for every destroyed tree or damaged river.

http://business.scotsman.com/utilities.cfm?id=1440682006

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The Wall Street Journal: Oil News Roundup: September 28, 2006 5:05 p.m.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE
September 28, 2006 5:05 p.m.

Crude-oil futures continued their recent volatile trade, rising as high as $64 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange before falling below $63 after OPEC officials quashed speculation the group was cutting production to tighten supply. Here is Thursday’s roundup of oil and energy news.

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IRAQ OUT $16B: Iraq’s most important moneymaker — its oil industry — lost $16 billion in potential foreign sales over two years to insurgent attacks, criminals and bad equipment, a secret U.S. audit says. Iraq has the world’s third-highest proven reserves. But oil production slipped after the 2003 invasion, and the country has struggled to resume production to prewar levels. It is estimated that, in 2005, oil exports earned the country about $26 billion. read more

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Dow Jones Newswires: Shell Exec Outlines Hope, Barriers In Enhanced Oil Methods

Shell Exec Outlines Hope, Barriers In Enhanced Oil Methods

HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) is experimenting with techniques to boost recovery from older reserves by 10%, but the campaign poses new technological challenges for producers, Shell Vice President John Barry said Thursday. 

Barry, speaking on a conference call with reporters, described three methods that Shell hopes will enable it to boost recoveries. At present, Shell recovers about 35% of the oil in a given field, but hopes to raise that amount by 10% with these techniques.  read more

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Western People (Ireland): Poll shows strong support for Rossport Five

THE NUACHT RTE/TNS mrbi poll indicates strong support for the Rossport Five and for locating the Corrib Gas terminal at sea.

Six in ten people felt the gas terminal should be located offshore with just one quarter supporting the existing Bellanaboy option, RTE Nuacht reveals this morning (Tue).

The offshore alternative has strongest support among those aged under 49 years, and those residing in the Castlebar/ Ballinrobe/ Claremorris and West-port/Belmullet areas.

A breakdown by percentages show, 61 per cent for offshore; 23 per cent for Bellanaboy; 7 per cent don’t mind either way; 4 per cent, shouldn’t go ahead at all, and 5 per cent with no opinion. read more

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The Independent: Russia says Shell facing $50bn Sakhalin bill

By Andrew Osborn in Moscow
Published: 29 September 2006

Shell is facing growing uncertainty over the future of its Russian Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project after a senior official yesterday called for construction work to be halted over “barbaric” damage to the environment which he claimed it would cost $50bn (£27bn) to put right.

The Kremlin has also set its sights on BP’s Russian venture, TNK-BP, with a director of the state-controlled Gazprom saying the energy giant was interested in buying BP’s local partners out. read more

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The Charleston Gazette: Pensions: Tainted investments

September 29, 2006 

EARLIER this year, West Virginia’s Investment Management Board rebuffed questions about its holdings in regions linked to terror and genocide. The state’s pension investment fund is legally bound to make money and nothing else, board members said. But if California can stop investing in companies that deal with nations that sponsor terrorism and “ethnic cleansing,” why not West Virginia?

This week, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill that bars California pension managers from investing in companies in Sudan. Another protects the University of California from liability as it divests of its holdings there. read more

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International Herald Tribune: Shell ordered to halt premium diesel fuel sales in Argentina

EXTRACT: Last year, President Nestor Kirchner called on Argentines to boycott Shell after it raised local prices amid rising oil costs. Shell quickly nudged pump prices back down after government-aligned protest groups marched on its stations and sales slumped.

THE ARTICLE

The Associated Press: Published: September 28, 2006

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina The Argentine unit of Royal Dutch Shell has been ordered to stop selling a new premium diesel fuel, the latest incident in a dispute with the government over pricing.
 
Argentina’s Energy Secretariat published a resolution in Wednesday’s official bulletin requiring oil companies to obtain government approval for new products introduced since Sept. 1.
 
The Internal Commerce Secretariat, which brokers price agreements across the economy, informed Shell on Tuesday that due to the new regulation it had to stop selling its recently launched V-Power Diesel, which costs 10 percent more than regular diesel.
 
In a statement released Wednesday night, Shell said that “although the new resolution wasn’t in effect at the time of the (new diesel) launch, and its retroactive application is aggravating, Shell has decided to suspend sales until it obtains authorization.”
 
The new fuel apparently raised the ire of government officials intent on holding down the prices consumers pay at the pump.
 
Last year, President Nestor Kirchner called on Argentines to boycott Shell after it raised local prices amid rising oil costs. Shell quickly nudged pump prices back down after government-aligned protest groups marched on its stations and sales slumped.
 
The supply of diesel has become particularly touchy in recent weeks amid reports of shortages.
 
With domestic diesel refineries working at maximum capacity, the government has tried to persuade oil companies to import additional diesel to meet domestic demand. Oil companies say importing diesel at world prices forces them to sell it at a loss in Argentina.
 
Some oil companies operating in Argentina have agreed to import additional diesel, though Shell officials have said they have no plans to do so.
 
 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina The Argentine unit of Royal Dutch Shell has been ordered to stop selling a new premium diesel fuel, the latest incident in a dispute with the government over pricing.
 
Argentina’s Energy Secretariat published a resolution in Wednesday’s official bulletin requiring oil companies to obtain government approval for new products introduced since Sept. 1.
 
The Internal Commerce Secretariat, which brokers price agreements across the economy, informed Shell on Tuesday that due to the new regulation it had to stop selling its recently launched V-Power Diesel, which costs 10 percent more than regular diesel.
 
In a statement released Wednesday night, Shell said that “although the new resolution wasn’t in effect at the time of the (new diesel) launch, and its retroactive application is aggravating, Shell has decided to suspend sales until it obtains authorization.”
 
The new fuel apparently raised the ire of government officials intent on holding down the prices consumers pay at the pump.
 
Last year, President Nestor Kirchner called on Argentines to boycott Shell after it raised local prices amid rising oil costs. Shell quickly nudged pump prices back down after government-aligned protest groups marched on its stations and sales slumped.
 
The supply of diesel has become particularly touchy in recent weeks amid reports of shortages.
 
With domestic diesel refineries working at maximum capacity, the government has tried to persuade oil companies to import additional diesel to meet domestic demand. Oil companies say importing diesel at world prices forces them to sell it at a loss in Argentina.
 
Some oil companies operating in Argentina have agreed to import additional diesel, though Shell officials have said they have no plans to do so. read more

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International Herald Tribune: Shell ordered to halt premium diesel fuel sales in Argentina

EXTRACT: Last year, President Nestor Kirchner called on Argentines to boycott Shell after it raised local prices amid rising oil costs. Shell quickly nudged pump prices back down after government-aligned protest groups marched on its stations and sales slumped.

THE ARTICLE

The Associated Press: Published: September 28, 2006

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina The Argentine unit of Royal Dutch Shell has been ordered to stop selling a new premium diesel fuel, the latest incident in a dispute with the government over pricing.
 
Argentina’s Energy Secretariat published a resolution in Wednesday’s official bulletin requiring oil companies to obtain government approval for new products introduced since Sept. 1.
 
The Internal Commerce Secretariat, which brokers price agreements across the economy, informed Shell on Tuesday that due to the new regulation it had to stop selling its recently launched V-Power Diesel, which costs 10 percent more than regular diesel.
 
In a statement released Wednesday night, Shell said that “although the new resolution wasn’t in effect at the time of the (new diesel) launch, and its retroactive application is aggravating, Shell has decided to suspend sales until it obtains authorization.”
 
The new fuel apparently raised the ire of government officials intent on holding down the prices consumers pay at the pump.
 
Last year, President Nestor Kirchner called on Argentines to boycott Shell after it raised local prices amid rising oil costs. Shell quickly nudged pump prices back down after government-aligned protest groups marched on its stations and sales slumped.
 
The supply of diesel has become particularly touchy in recent weeks amid reports of shortages.
 
With domestic diesel refineries working at maximum capacity, the government has tried to persuade oil companies to import additional diesel to meet domestic demand. Oil companies say importing diesel at world prices forces them to sell it at a loss in Argentina.
 
Some oil companies operating in Argentina have agreed to import additional diesel, though Shell officials have said they have no plans to do so.
 
 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina The Argentine unit of Royal Dutch Shell has been ordered to stop selling a new premium diesel fuel, the latest incident in a dispute with the government over pricing.
 
Argentina’s Energy Secretariat published a resolution in Wednesday’s official bulletin requiring oil companies to obtain government approval for new products introduced since Sept. 1.
 
The Internal Commerce Secretariat, which brokers price agreements across the economy, informed Shell on Tuesday that due to the new regulation it had to stop selling its recently launched V-Power Diesel, which costs 10 percent more than regular diesel.
 
In a statement released Wednesday night, Shell said that “although the new resolution wasn’t in effect at the time of the (new diesel) launch, and its retroactive application is aggravating, Shell has decided to suspend sales until it obtains authorization.”
 
The new fuel apparently raised the ire of government officials intent on holding down the prices consumers pay at the pump.
 
Last year, President Nestor Kirchner called on Argentines to boycott Shell after it raised local prices amid rising oil costs. Shell quickly nudged pump prices back down after government-aligned protest groups marched on its stations and sales slumped.
 
The supply of diesel has become particularly touchy in recent weeks amid reports of shortages.
 
With domestic diesel refineries working at maximum capacity, the government has tried to persuade oil companies to import additional diesel to meet domestic demand. Oil companies say importing diesel at world prices forces them to sell it at a loss in Argentina.
 
Some oil companies operating in Argentina have agreed to import additional diesel, though Shell officials have said they have no plans to do so. read more

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The Washington Post: Warming trend is hatching a business

EXTRACT: No one is on the sidelines in Europe. Power generators now count greenhouse gases — measured in metric tons of carbon dioxide — as one of their costs. “It’s going to change the way you make decisions about deploying capital,” says Garth Edward, trading manager for environmental products at Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which has 25 installations in the E.U. system. Energy efficiency projects, he said, “are going to move up the ladder faster.”

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