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AFX News Limited: Shell, Codexis to explore next-generation bio-fuels

11.16.2006, 11:48 AM
 
LONDON (AFX) – Shell Oil Products US, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, and Codexis Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, said today that they are collaborating to explore enhanced methods of converting biomass to biofuels. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

‘Shell is committed to leading the development of second-generation biofuels that offer lower well-to-wheel CO2 production and enhanced performance,’ said David Sexton, Shell Oil Products’ president in the statement. ‘We are exploring the application of Codexis’ proprietary technologies to produce alternative fuels from renewable, sustainable sources.’ read more

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Shell to Sea: ‘We are, and will remain, a non-violent and non-party political campaign’

corrib pipeline protest

(Campaigners block the exit of Lennon’s quarry with a sit down)

The campaign to send Shell to sea has never seen a more critical time. People remain shaken, wounded and hospitalised after last Friday’s beatings by Gardaí. Elements of the media, encouraged by senior government ministers, are attempting to portray us as violent aggressors.

We are, and will remain, a non-violent and non-party political campaign.

Although we are a community under siege, we remain confident of success. There is no other option. If this Fianna Fail/PD/Fine Gael supported project  succeeds it spells disaster for our community, for our environment, and for democracy as we know it. It will rob billions of Euros worth of Irish resources, which could support our ailing health and education systems, and pump them onto the international market for resale. It will set a precedent for corporate ownership of Irish resources and mean every community in the land is exposed to what is now happening in Erris. read more

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news.etnow.com: Stage One Puts on a Slick Show for Shell Celebrations

Brent Display

Building the set to celebrate the Brent Field’s 30th year of operation in Oil and Gas, required a company that can deliver the degree of professionalism and skill demanded by a huge multinational company such as Shell.

Stage One, working for design agency Rapiergroup, was duly asked to produce a number of display areas complete with graphics, build several sculptural pieces and establish staging and presentation areas at the Aberdeen Conference Centre.

“This project proved to be a tough physical challenge as it required a huge amount of staging,” said Ted Featonby, project manager, Stage One. He continued: “This is demonstrated by the fact that at the height of the build we had nearly 40 Stage One employees on site.” read more

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TheBusiness: Shell drums up interest for French oil operations

Shell

By Richard Orange
15/11/2006

Royal Dutch Shell is considering selling its French oil business. The Anglo-Dutch giant is reviewing these operations, which could lead to it disposing of one or all of its three refineries in France, potentially raising up to $4bn (€3.1bn, £2.1bn)

The Business understands the company has contacted potential bidders for its Reichstett and Petit Couronne plants in France to determine interest. It has hired an investment bank, believed to be JP Morgan or Citigroup, to aid it with the review. read more

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Itar-Tass: FC legislators to study Sakhalin-2 construction sites

16.11.2006, 10.42 
 
YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, November 16 (Itar-Tass) – A twelve-member group of the Federation Council legislators has begun to study how the Sakhalin-2 oil and gas development project is being implemented.

The group is led by the head of the Federation Council committee for natural resources and environmental protection, Viktor Orlov.

Legislators have already held a meeting with their counterparts on Sakhalin, the regional administration’s press service said.

On November 17, they are expected to visit a gas liquefying plant being under construction in the village of Prigorodnoye in the Bay of Aniva. read more

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iol.co.za: Small waves hit Japan after tsunami alert

EXTRACT: Sakhalin Energy, operator of the Shell-led Sahkalin-2 oil and gas exploration project, said the venture was unaffected. “Right now there is no impact on our activities,” said Sakhalin Energy spokesperson Ivan Chernyakhovskiy in Moscow. “All our facilities are designed to standards that take into account all geological hazards and are build to withstand tsunamis.” 

THE ARTICLE

By Elaine Lies

Tokyo – Small tsunami waves hit Japan’s northernmost island late on Wednesday after a major quake in the north Pacific triggered a full-scale tsunami warning for areas of northern Japan and Russia’s sparsely populated Kurile islands. read more

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New York Times: Armed Men Attack Nigerian Oil Facility

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: November 16, 2006

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Eleven armed men attacked a southern Nigeria oil facility owned by a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC Wednesday, leaving two attackers dead, police officials said.

The assailants were repelled by naval forces as they attempted to shut down the Oporoma station, said Hafiz Ringim, police commissioner for Bayelsa state. He said two of the attackers were killed in the fighting and one was captured.

No damage was reported to the flowstation, which connects oil pipelines. read more

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Lloyds List: Venezuela hands $11.2bn tax bill to US oil majors

By: Rainbow Nelson, Lloyds List
Published: Nov 16, 2006

Two US oil firms have been handed multi-billion dollar tax bills by the Venezuelan tax authority.

ConocoPhillips and ChevronTexaco have between them been told to pay outstanding tax liabilities of $11.2bn for their operations in the Orinoco heavy crude belt.

Venezuelan tax body the Seniat has been reviewing the tax liabilities of foreign oil companies in the country, resulting in previous standoffs with international operators including, Total and Shell. read more

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Irish Times: Plan for Mayo riot overheard, says Dempsey

By: Michael O’Regan, Irish Times
Published: Nov 16, 2006

A telephone conversation, overheard by a TD, suggested that a riot had been planned in opposition to the Shell gas terminal in north Mayo, the Dail was told.

Minister for Natural Resources Noel Dempsey said: “When the National Oil Reserves Agency Bill 2006 was debated in this House last week, a colleague told me he overheard a conversation involving a man on a mobile phone in Grafton Street last Tuesday or Wednesday.

“My colleague heard mention of the word ‘Rossport’ and listened to the rest of the conversation, which basically involved the man telling the other person to be ready to go down on Friday because a riot would take place. I have no reason to doubt the honesty of the deputy who told me this story.” Mr Dempsey said that the local people protesting on “non-media days” had, by and large, engaged in peaceful protest. read more

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The Daily Sentinel (Colorado): Shell signs research leases

By GARY HARMON
Thursday, November 16, 2006

Shell Frontier Oil & Gas has accepted leases on three oil shale research and development plots in northwest Colorado.

The U.S. Interior Department earlier this week approved findings that would allow Shell and two other companies to move forward on the 160-acre test plots.

The findings included several environmental stipulations to be parts of the leases.

Shell accepted the leases and is excited about the opportunity to demonstrate its technology on federal land, said Jill Davis of the company’s Mahogany Research Project, which is aimed at extracting petroleum from oil shale. read more

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