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Reuters: Shell's Sakhalin-2 in river dispute, denies cover-up

Shell's Sakhalin-2 in river dispute, denies cover-up

By Tom Bergin 627 words May 21 2006 2:34:11 PM Reuters News English (c) 2006 Reuters Limited

LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) – A consortium led by Royal Dutch Shell Plc has not fully complied with environmental guidelines when laying pipelines in east Russia, documents showed on Sunday.

The consortiumdenied, however, that it misled the public and potential lenders who are mulling $6 billion to $7 billion in loans for the project.

Documents obtained by conservation group WWF, and seen by Reuters, showed that contractors working for Shell-led Sakhalin Energy did not follow all the environmental guidelines agreed with potential lenders when laying pipes across two rivers on Sakhalin Island in December. read more

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TODAYonline: Energy initiative takes centre stage at EBRD conference

Energy initiative takes centre stage at EBRD conference
Time is GMT + 8 hours
Posted: 21-May-2006 18:29 hrs
Jean Lemierre, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) speaks in London, April 2006. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development kicks off its annual meeting with an initiative to slash energy waste and pollution across the 27 countries in which it operates.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development kicks off its annual meeting with an initiative to slash energy waste and pollution across the 27 countries in which it operates. .

The two-day conference comes also as the EBRD continues to focus on investment opportunities in southeastern Europe, where countries including Bulgaria and Romania are battling to win EU membership.

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Around 2,000 journalists and delegates will descend on London to attend the annual event which spills over into Monday. read more

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National Business Review (NZ): Southern Petroleum investors back in court

Southern Petroleum investors back in court 453 words 5 May 2006 National Business Review English (c) 2006 The National Business Review

May 5, 2006

The country's longest running insider trading case is still alive and more interesting thanks to Greymouth Petroleum's just-announced big find

Nick Bryant

Back before the Securities Commission evolved from mewling puppy to ferocious Rottweiler – and insider trading cases were practically unheard of – a band of grumpy oil and gas investors began suing what was then Fletcher Energy for alleged withholding of valuable inside information.

What started in 1995 and is known to the courts as the c150/99 case is back in court today for a costs hearing before Justice Hugh Williams. read more

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National Business Review (NZ): High stakes in deep gas

High stakes in deep gas 820 words 12 May 2006 National Business Review English (c) 2006 The National Business Review

May 12, 2006

There's nothing to see here, say Todd and Shell, but is it a case of three-into-one along a hotly-contested stretch of Taranaki's gas-rich coastline?

Hugh de Lacy

There is no basis to suggestions that the Pohokura, Turangi and Mangahewa gasfields are all part of one giant field, according to Shell and Todd Energy executives.

Taranaki is rife with rumours that the owners of the fields are headed for unitisation processes under the Crown Minerals Act because they are all, in effect, sucking gas from the same MA72 payzone. read more

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The Sunday Times: Ireland: Don’t bank on chip and pin to defeat fraudsters

The Sunday Times May 21, 2006

Ireland: Don’t bank on chip and pin to defeat fraudsters

Jessica Bown and Brian Carey

The original Catch Me If You Can conman is not impressed by the new card system

CHIP-AND-PIN systems introduced to foil credit and debit-card fraudsters are making it easier to commit certain types of financial crime, a reformed con man has warned.

Frank Abagnale, whose life story inspired the Leonardo DiCaprio film Catch Me If You Can, served five years for fraud after posing as an airline pilot, a doctor and a lawyer and cashing $2.5m (€2m) of cheques between the age of 16 and 21.

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Now 58 he has used his skills to help the FBI fight fraud for 30 years and also works with CIMS, which offers identity-fraud protection services.

He does not believe that chip-and-pin technology, which requires transactions to be verified with a four-digit number rather than a signature, will prove much of a challenge for professional fraudsters.

The information sent out by the hand-held card reading devices used in restaurants is not encrypted, for example. Any criminals nearby with an information receiver can therefore capture the data, including the pin entered, making some brands of fraud much easier. read more

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The Sunday Times: Protester too ill for court turns up at Shell AGM

The Sunday Times May 21, 2006

Protester too ill for court turns up at Shell AGM

Aine Ryan

AN anti-Shell protester who was too stressed to attend a court case in Mayo last Monday had recovered in time to attend Shell’s annual meeting in London the following day.

Galway district court was told that Maura Harrington, 54, could not attend to face charges of drunkenness and being a danger to herself and others due to stress and anxiety. A judge adjourned the case to July.

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Within 24 hours, Harrington, one of the leaders of the campaign against Shell’s Corrib gas pipeline, was being shadowed by two uniformed policemen and a security guard as she attended the company’s annual meeting at the Novotel hotel in Hammersmith.

“Having had some rest, I will be in a position to attend the court hearing in July,” the primary school teacher said yesterday. “The fact that I attended the Shell meeting in London the following day has nothing to do with my non-appearance in court. I was, and still am, very distressed about the case. I won’t be skipping the country.” read more

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THE NEW YORK TIMES: Shell Gets Nigerian Deadline for $1.5 Bln Damages

Shell Gets Nigerian Deadline for $1.5 Bln Damages

By REUTERS
Published: May 20, 2006

Filed at 1:28 p.m. ET

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LAGOS (Reuters) – A Nigerian court has given Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) a Monday deadline to pay $1.5 billion in damages for pollution in the oil-producing state of Bayelsa, the energy giant said on Saturday.

Shell said it had appealed against the order by Justice Okechukwu Okeke, who in February upheld a resolution by parliament that the firm should pay the money to ethnic Ijaw communities in Bayelsa in the Niger Delta, which produces all of Nigeria's output of 2.4 million barrels of oil per day. read more

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BBC Monitoring Service:

BBC Monitoring Service – United Kingdom; May 20, 2006

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Text of report by Kelvin Ebiri entitled “Shell gets Monday deadline to pay Ijaw 1.5bn dollars” published by Nigerian newspaper The Guardian website on 20 May read more

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The Observer: Shell consortium in new Sakhalin pipeline dispute

Shell consortium in new Sakhalin pipeline dispute

Nick Mathiason
Sunday May 21, 2006
The Observer

Sakhalin Energy, in which oil giant Shell has a controlling stake, is this weekend facing allegations that it is misleading potential funders of the world's second most expensive infrastructure project. The company is apparently claiming to comply with environmental standards despite evidence to the contrary.

A series of documents leaked to The Observer state that independent consultants monitoring the construction of a $20bn gas and oil project on Sakhalin island, off the east coast of Russia, highlight numerous breaches of environmental protocol. But versions of the same reports on the website of Sakhalin Energy, the consortium behind the project, give the consortium a clean bill of health.

The documents centre on how Shell contractors handle the construction of sensitive river crossings in areas where salmon spawn. Sakhalin Energy said: 'The company is committed to best practice and the transparent reporting of our activities. We will investigate any allegations to the contrary.' read more

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ShellNews.net: File of Shell -v- Dr John Huong Court Papers

ShellNews.net: File of Shell -v- Dr John Huong Court Papers

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HIGH COURT ORDER (English) June 2004

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