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BBC Monitoring Service: Summary of Russian press for Monday 28 Aug 06

Published: Aug 28, 2006

3. Denis Rebrov article saying that Sakhalin Energy, the Shell subsidiary implementing the Sakhalin-2 offshore oil and gas project, has suspended construction of part of the project’s onshore pipelines. This is likely a response to the Russian environmental regulator, Rosprirodnadzor, claims concerning the environmental safety of the project. The regulator’s claims may be being used as an argument in Shell’s negotiations with Gazprom, which wants a 25-per-cent stake in Sakhalin Energy; p 1.

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