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Associated Press: Royal Dutch Shell and UA share info on Arctic research

Associated Press – March 24, 2008 7:14 PM ET

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Representatives with Royal Dutch Shell met with officials at the University of Alaska to learn more about research the university is conducting.

The international oil company is expanding its presence in Alaska as it pursues several offshore drilling projects.

Company spokesman Curtis Smith says Monday’s tour gave Shell a “great introduction” to the capabilities of the university in the areas of engineering, research and development.” read more

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The Jamestown Foundation: KREMLIN MOVES AGAINST U.K. INTERESTS IN RUSSIA

In This Issue: Volume 5, Number 55
By Jonas Bernstein
Monday, March 24, 2008

Following last week’s raids on the Moscow offices of TNK-BP, the 50/50 joint venture between British Petroleum and three Russian oligarchs, the Federal Security Service (FSB) filed industrial espionage charges against Ilya Zaslavsky, a TNK-BP employee, and his brother Alexander, who heads the Alumni Club of the British Council, the organization that acts as the British Embassy’s cultural arm and that earlier this year was ordered by Russia’s Foreign Ministry to close its offices in St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg. read more

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Statement by Iain Percival, retired Royal Dutch Shell Global Chief Petroleum Engineer

Iain Percival responds to anonymous postings / questions on this website.

For the record, I worked for Shell from 1973 – 2006 except for one year 1975 – 1976 during which I attended the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh following the (then) MEng (Petroleum Engineering) programme.

My final position in Shell from 2003 – 2006 began as Global Head Hydrocarbon Maturation and was quickly changed to Global Chief Petroleum Engineer. Yes, in answer to one of the many anonymous postings / questions, I was deeply involved in the follow up activities resulting from the reserve recategorisation and resultant process improvement. read more

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UpstreamOnline: Russian watchdog to probe TNK-BP

UpstreamOnline image of Oleg Mitvol

Unleashed: Oleg Mitvol, head of Russia’s environment
watchdog, on an aerial inspection of Russia’s Sakhalin Island

By Upstream staff

Russia’s state ecology watchdog Rosprirodnadzor said it was launching a probe of the biggest oilfield controlled by BP’s Russian joint venture TNK-BP, days after security services launched a crackdown on the company.

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) last week raided TNK-BP’s Moscow offices said it had arrested an employee for espionage. Analysts said the FSB’s actions could be the start of a Kremlin-driven attack on the joint venture. read more

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The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus (Vermont): ‘The Long Emergency’ predicts dire future

March 23, 2008
 
James Kunstler’s “The Long Emergency” is something like required reading among peak oil activists, and it’s a great primer for those not yet familiar with peak oil’s full ramifications. But I know of no other book so deeply, consistently pessimistic; it’s a vision of a future that resembles Hieronymus Bosch’s nightmarish depictions of the apocalypse. Or maybe the movie Road Warrior.

But the scope of Kunstler’s inquiry and his scholarship make it uncomfortably plausible. read more

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The Toronto Star: Biofuel booster has a point

Mar 24, 2008 04:30 AM
Tyler Hamilton
CLEAN BREAK

Corn ethanol isn’t sustainable. Corn ethanol is jacking up food prices. Corn ethanol isn’t worth the energy that goes into producing it.

Okay, we get it already. Corn ethanol isn’t a long-term path for making renewable fuels, but does that mean ethanol itself is a bad thing?

“I think there’s a lot of disinformation out there,” says Frank Dottori, founder and former CEO of Tembec Inc., the multibillion-dollar forest products company. read more

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Financial Times: April the cruellest month for biofuels

By Chris Tighe
Published: March 23 2008 19:23 | Last updated: March 23 2008 19:23

From “environmentally friendly fuel” to the campaigners’ slogan “Don’t be fooled; biofuels”, few sectors have suffered such an abrupt switch in publicity.

Next month should have been a landmark for the UK’s fledgling biofuels sector, the government introducing on April 15 its Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) to underpin the home market for the UK’s early entrants, which are clustered mostly in Teesside and Humberside. read more

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The Tide Online: Ogoni, Shell and due process

• Monday, Mar 24, 2008

Before 1776, the American people had faith and belief in what they can do to get freedom and to rule themselves. Their belief is stated in the American Charter as follows: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuits of happiness.”

One of the biggest problems in Africa including Nigeria today is that there are people who still think that some tribes or people are inferior to others. Such people occupy themselves with these outdated idea and refuse to be in touch with the current realities of life. For instance, God blessed Nigeria and gave us numerous mineral resources including agricultural products for us to develop and improve our well-being. We saw what happen in the days of cocoa and groundnut pyramids. Farmers were better off with what they produced. read more

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