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Shell Says It’s `Committed’ to Controversial Irish Gas Pipeline

BLOOMBERG: Shell Says It’s `Committed’ to Controversial Irish Gas Pipeline

“Five Irishmen spent 94 days in jail for refusing to obey a court order not to interfere with the pipeline to an onshore processing plant. They and their supporters say it’s being built on “unstable bog land” close to homes, and that the proposed refinery will pollute a nearby nature reserve and local water.”

Friday 14 October 2005

Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s second-largest oil company, said it plans to proceed with a controversial pipeline in western Ireland to pump gas onshore from the 900 million-euro ($1.1 billion) Corrib field.

Shell is “fully committed both to the completion of the Corrib Project and to finding a solution that will deal with all of the issues concerning some local landowners,” Shell E&P Ireland Ltd. Managing Director Andy Pyle said today in an e-mailed statement. read more

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BP has greater ambitions for China than any oil major has ever dared to consider possible

Financial Times: BP has greater ambitions for China than any oil major has ever dared to consider possible

“Shell and CNOOC are setting up a $4.3bn refinery and chemicals plant in southern China, which makes the Anglo-Dutch company one of the largest foreign investors in the country.”

Friday 14 October 2005

By Enid Tsui in Hong Kong

Published: October 14 2005

Lord Browne’s ambitions in China goes far beyond what western oil majors have ever achieved in one of the world’s largest energy markets.

If BP gets its way, it may receive a significant stake in Sinopec, marking the first time a state-owned Chinese oil giant allows foreign influence into its boardroom.

The country’s oil and gas sector is dominated by the three national companies – Sinopec, PetroChina and CNOOC. While their dominance has historically overshadowed private sector investment in the sector, these behemoths are no strangers to working with overseas partners. read more

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