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MosNews: Russia, Japan Pledge to Strengthen Energy Cooperation, Boost Trade

Created: 26.02.2007 15:39 MSK

Japan and Russia pledged to strengthen reciprocal relations in oil and natural gas development and boost trade at a ministerial meeting, which took place in Tokyo on Monday, Feb. 26.

Russian Energy Minister Viktor Khristenko and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso discussed two oil and gas projects in Russia’s Sakhalin Island and an East Siberian oil pipeline project, a Japanese Foreign Ministry official told Bloomberg agency, speaking on condition of anonymity. The two ministers met for two hours. read more

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RIA Novosti: Sakhalin II shareholders urged to bring EBRD back into project

13:58 | 26/ 02/ 2007 

TOKYO, February 26 (RIA Novosti) – Sakhalin II shareholders should work to restore financing from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for the hydrocarbon project off Russia’s Pacific coast, a Russian minister said Monday.

The EBRD delayed its decision on a second loan to the oil and gas project, when the then Shell-controlled operator came under intense pressure from regulators last year, and a controlling stake was sold to Russian energy giant Gazprom [RTS: GAZP]. Experts say the bank’s participation could allay foreign investors’ fears in the wake of the environmental scandal surrounding the project. read more

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Reuters: Gazprom head to visit Tokyo, Russian bankers in town

Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:01am ET

TOKYO, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Russia’s state gas monopoly Gazprom (GAZP.MM: Quote, Profile , Research) is expected to meet with executives of Japanese firms to discuss technical partnerships and fund-raising this week, sources familiar with the situation said on Monday.

The talks coincide with a visit by Russia’s Energy Minister Viktor Khristenko, who arrived on Monday trailed by an entourage of Russian bankers and businessmen to kick off a week of negotiations across the energy, banking, auto and telecom sectors. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov arrives on Tuesday. read more

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BruDirect:com: Contradictions In Brunei’s Oil Town

By Wani Abdul Gapar

Kuala Belait – Seria a dynamic oil town with sleepy coastal community. Nowhere one finds these two contradictions co-existing side by side for such a long period of time. The Brunei Times talked to some of the Seria residents and tried to find the reasons behind these contradictions.

A Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) employee who has been with the company for more than 25 years said that, “Because of the oil’ industry, we have the local population and foreigners to support the market-the oil price influences the economy. read more

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International Herald Tribune: Roughnecks get resort-style housing as oil producers battle labor shortage

By Joe Carroll
Bloomberg News
Monday, February 26, 2007

INUVIK, Northwest Territories: Donnie Lewis said he would quit the coldest, dirtiest job he had ever known — drilling in the oil-rich bogs of Canada for Suncor Energy — if it were not for the free private room, maid service and five-course meals.

“I wouldn’t do it if I had to share a room with six other fellows, all snoring and making a racket when you’re trying to get a few winks,” said Lewis, who doubled his wages from his last job. “The oil companies really take care of you and do everything they can to make your time here easy.” read more

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Irish Times: 600 take part in Rossport protest

By Mark Rodden
Published: Feb 26, 2007

Over 600 people took part in a Shell to Sea national demonstration in Dublin at the weekend to highlight continued opposition to the construction of the Corrib gas pipeline and terminal in Co Mayo.

There was a strong Garda presence as protesters gathered at the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square at 2pm on Saturday before making their way up O’Connell Street.

The march finished at the GPO, where a number of politicians and trade union leaders addressed the crowd. read more

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