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The Sakhalin Times: Shell invited to participate in further Sakhalin projects

24 September 2007

Sakhalin Governor Alexander Khoroshavin invited Shell to take part in more projects in the region, the regional press-service said today.

The governor met Shell CEO Jeroen Van der Veer, who is on a brief visit to Sakhalin to check the progress on the Sakhalin-2 Liquefied Natural Gas plant.

“The governor expressed hope that Shell would take part in further projects in the Sakhalin Region and participate in the socio-economic development of the region,” the Sakhalin Administration’s press-service said.

Shell was forced to cede control of the $20 billion Sakhalin II project to Gazprom in April.  

The governor’s meeting with the Shell CEO comes close on the heels of a meeting with a Gazprom delegation headed by company vice-president Alexander Medvedev. The regional press-service said that the governor and Mr Medvedev discussed a new Sakhalin II environment protection plan, which Gazprom would soon present to the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources. and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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