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Shell Chief Bets Big Despite Downturn

"To invest or not to invest. We are convinced that it is better to keep on investing. You have to replace easier oil with more difficult oil. You can do that best with long-life projects that you can do for years," said van der Veer, singling out as an example Shell's $20 billion investment in Russia's Sakhalin 2 project.

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Hundreds of birds die in oil spill into Aniva Bay from the Sakhalin II plant

The oil spill is believed to have occurred on Sunday after a tanker left the liquefied natural gas plant which is still under construction. The plant is owned by Sakhalin Energy which is the operator and investor for the $20 billion Sakhalin II project.

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Shell in U.S. Gov. Sex, Drugs and Corruption Scandal

In the hard commercial world, Shell is, as always, prepared to do whatever it takes to meet its objectives, whether in the USA (bribery and corruption), Nigeria (fuelling corruption and violence, with no end to the gas flaring), the North Sea (production and profit before offshore worker lives) or in Russia (bribery and corruption on the Sakhalin-2 project).

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Gazprom, Once Mighty, Is Reeling

Investors are now fleeing Gazprom stock...

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Russia look to control world’s gas prices

The Russian national anthem blared over the loudspeakers as dozens of oilmen and officials braved the freezing cold to watch the tanker come in, celebrating the launch of year-round oil production from Sakhalin-2, the largest oil and gas project in the world.

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Sakhalin Energy CEO to keep post in 2009 – Gazprom

A contract with the chief executive of Sakhalin Energy, the operator of the Sakhalin II oil and gas project off Russia's Pacific Coast, has been extended for 2009, a Gazprom executive said Thursday.

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The Big Gas Troika: A Lot of Hot Air

This article was originally published in the December 2008 issue of the IAGS Journal of Energy Security

SUNDAY, 14 DECEMBER 2008 00:00 WARREN WILCZEWSKI

Russia’s efforts to create within the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) a more focused “Big Gas Troika” composed of Iran, Qatar, and Russia have been identified as a serious threat to European, and global energy security. Following an October 21st, 2008 meeting in Tehran between representatives of the three countries, a Gazprom press release suggested this producer’s group (also referred to as a “Gas G3”) could be expanded, and include other GECF countries in what Alexei Miller calls an “Energy Pole.” Parallels with OPEC, which at its inception also functioned as a consultative body, are clear; the proposed organization bears the hallmarks of a nascent cartel – an Organization of Gas Exporting Countries (OGEC), with Russia in the driver’s seat. In the short term, prospects of such a cartel have remained a marginal concern for EU Energy Commissioner Andris Pielbags, who finds Norway’s categorical opposition to membership in such an organization reassuring. A recent IEA report, however, suggests such a cartel may indeed emerge within ten years, further empowering its members in their dealings with major gas importing countries.   

Motivations behind the recent flurry of activity vary. With crude (and thus prices of gas exports linked to it) currently below Russia’s $70 budget break-even point, the Kremlin needs a catalyst to bring prices up again. In this sense the aftermath of the Georgia conflict must have been a disappointment. Despite reports of Russian bombs landing just meters away from the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, energy prices continued dropping throughout August. Simultaneous saber-rattling rhetoric from Tehran, and suggestions by Revolutionary Guard General Mohammad Ali Jafari of a possible strike on US forces in the Strait of Hormuz, also failed to slow this downward slide. As prices continued to fall into September Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin, attending OPEC’s Vienna meeting as an observer, suggested closer cooperation with the oil cartel, and proposed holding a meeting of the group in Moscow. After even this move failed to halt the decline in oil prices, to which most of Russia’s gas supply contracts are linked, a new approach was required. read more

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Sakhalin II operator begins oil exports via new terminal

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, December 12 (RIA Novosti) - Sakhalin Energy launched year-round oil export deliveries on Friday via a new oil terminal as part of the Sakhalin II oil and gas project off Russia's Pacific Coast, the company said in a statement.

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Mismanagement of Russian Economy Could Lead to Social Unrest

Foreign investors were given some serious lessons, when the state took over the Shell-led Sakhalin-2 project...

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Sacked Russian environmental official Oleg Mitvol goes to court

Mitvol was appointed deputy head of the environmental regulator in April 2004, but came to international attention in late 2006 when he led a campaign against oil major Shell that resulted in a lucrative project being sold to Gazprom.

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Sakhalin Energy’s Pipeline

The Moscow Times

Friday, November 07, 2008 Updated at 07 November 2008 0:11 Moscow Time.

Gazprom’s Sakhalin Energy venture began filling an oil pipeline from Sakhalin-2 that may allow it to start year-round crude production this year. 

Sakhalin Energy expects the first tanker loading at the port of Prigorodnoye by the end of 2008, said Marina Makarova, the firm’s pipeline development manager. 

(Bloomberg)

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Shell’s new chief executive needs to deliver the jam tomorrow

Shell's traditional rival BP is a safer short-term bet. Its production growth will be faster in the short term, and the projects offer higher margins. It is also spending less to deliver that growth. This gives investors greater comfort that falling oil prices won't endanger its dividend, and might explain why BP shares have outperformed Shell's by 7pc in since the beginning of September.

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Shell’s hilarious attempt to beef up email security

By John Donovan

7 October 2008

Shell employees will need to be even more on their guard when communicating by email or using instant messaging systems. Shell Global Security managed by Ian Forbes McCredie OBE, a former senior officer of the British Secret Service, will now have access to an archive of all such communications.

The new security monitoring systems are thought to be an attempt to stem the flow of leaked emails to what Reuters has described as the “unofficial” Shell website, royaldutchshellplc.com read more

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Shell’s Sakhalin influence

Ethical Corporation: Not an oxymoron CampaignWatch – October 2008
Did Shell breach the rules?

Did Shell breach the rules?

Shell’s input into the Sakhalin environmental audit is questioned

US-based Pacific Environment, an environmental group that focuses on the Pacific rim, says Royal Dutch Shell influenced a supposedly independent environmental audit to determine whether its controversial Sakhalin II energy project would get finance. Campaigners say dozens of emails released by the UK government under the Freedom of Information Act show Shell officials in London attempted to downplay criticisms of the environmental impact of the $22bn oil and gas project off the east coast of Russia. Shell says its input into draft reports of this kind “is routine and designed to ensure accuracy”, but did not affect the findings in this case.  AEA Technology, which conducted and then published the audit in November 2007, says that although Shell and various banks made suggestions on the draft, it was under no pressure to accept them. It maintains the audit was an accurate, balanced and independent view of the project. Campaigners such as WWF are concerned about the effect continuous drilling at Sakhalin II, which has now received finance, will have on the endangered western grey whale.

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Gazprom Chief Optimistic Despite Share Price Plunge

Gazprom's consolidated debt stood at 1.2 trillion rubles ($48 billion) at the end of 2007, up 52 percent on a year earlier, after the company acquired control both of the major Sakhalin-2 offshore project and of Moscow utility Mosenergo.

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Shell plans Russian oil exploration project-source

SOCHI, Russia, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell plans a new exploration project in Russia and is considering three oil fields in Kalmykia in the Urals as possible sites, a source familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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