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Regnum: Sakhalin governor: Sakhalin 2 is important project, so it faces serious requirements

12:59 11/18/2006

Sakhalin 2 is a very important project for Sakhalin Region’s administration, too; that is why it is facing the most serious requirements, including environmental ones, which are not completely fulfilled,” the regional governor Ivan Malakhov is quoted by Sakhalin Region’s administration information department as stating on November 17 while meeting with UK governmental Export Credits Guarantee Department Chief Executive Patrick Crawford; a REGNUM correspondent informs. The meeting was initiated by the British side.     read more

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Houston Chronicle: Kremlin puts the squeeze on BP’s hopes: It’s the latest foreign producer to be pressured

BP station in Moscow

(BP, operator of this gasoline station in Moscow, was welcomed to the Russian energy market three years ago, but now is subjected to back-tax bills. MIKHAIL METZEL: AP)

By HENRY MEYER
Associated Press
Nov. 18, 2006, 12:20AM
 
MOSCOW — BP, which entered the Russian energy market three years ago with the blessing of President Vladimir Putin, has become the latest foreign producer to feel the icy power of the Kremlin as the state increases its control of oil resources.

The company’s joint venture TNK-BP, Russia’s third-biggest oil and gas producer, has been hit with back-tax bills and threatened with license annulments. Last week, prosecutors opened a criminal investigation against a TNK-BP executive. read more

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It’s a ‘wiki’ world out there

EXTRACT: Shell launched its Tell Shell Forum in 1998; it’s offline now, but you can still find things in the archive that are uncomplimentary, to say the least, about the company.

Financial Times

By David Bowen: Published: November 17 2006 17:17 | Last updated: November 17 2006 17:17

How would you fancy letting visitors to your website change it as much as they wanted? The concept of the ‘wiki’, which allows just that, is a deeply trendy one at the moment. And my idea is daft. Or is it?

Many internet users are familiar with wikis through Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org). It is an encyclopaedia with, this week, 1,486,409 articles in English; also 60,958 articles in Esperanto. To quote Charles Leadbeater’s book, We-think, ‘Wikipedia is a dizzying collaborative creation. Anyone can edit it, take away the information and use it.’ I am quoting Leadbeater, once an FT journalist, because his book is published in 2007 but is already available online – as a wiki. If you want to help him write it, go to www.charlesleadbeater.net. read more

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Petroleum News: Eni, Shell partner in Beaufort

Week of November 19, 2006

Eni, Shell partner in Beaufort; newcomer Eni says greatest obstacle to exploration in northern Alaska is lack of 3-D seismic, access rights.

Eni Petroleum said Nov. 8 that it has reached an agreement with Shell to “exchange working interest” in 64 Eni and Shell leases offshore northern Alaska and “begin joint exploration activities” on the leases with Shell as the operator.

The leases are in the federal waters of the Beaufort Sea north of the Oooguruk, Kuparuk, Nikaitchuq, Northstar and Kuparuk units extending east to mid-way above the Prudhoe Bay unit. read more

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The Wall Street Journal: As Fuel Prices Soar,A Country Unravels

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Energy shock hits the upwardly mobile poor hardest
in Africa’s Guinea. Riots, blackouts cripple cities.
A hospital’s incubator shuts down
By CHIP CUMMINS
November 18, 2006; Page A1

Conakry, Guinea

Every couple of days, nurses at the Donka Hospital here scoop up the premature babies from their incubators. They rouse their mothers from sleep, lay the infants on the women’s bellies and pile blankets on mother and child.

Doctors call this the “kangaroo method” — a way to keep the babies warm enough so that they don’t die during the long blackouts that plague this rundown West African port. Soaring fuel prices have forced the government to ration power across the city, and the hospital can’t afford to run its oil-fired back-up generator.
 
“We can’t keep it fueled up,” says Mamadou Baldé, director of the hospital’s infant-care ward, over the wail of sick babies. “The power outages are becoming more frequent.” read more

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The Wall Street Journal: Oil News Roundup: November 17, 2006 5:13 p.m.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE

Crude oil was pressured by an upcoming expiration of the front-month contract and rumors of troubles at a large hedge fund. Crude-oil futures fell 45 cents to $55.81, the lowest closing price for oil since June 15, 2005. Here is Friday’s roundup of oil and energy news:

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RUSSIAN OIL COMPANY SEEKS TALKS ON IRAQ FIELD: The head of Russian’s largest oil producer said Friday that he will travel to Iraq early next year in a bid to revive a Saddam Hussein-era contract to develop a major oil field, the Interfax news agency reported. read more

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