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PM Putin to discuss Shell’s Russia expansion with CEO

REUTERS

Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:03am ED

MOSCOW, June 26 (Reuters) – Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will meet Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDSa.L) CEO Jeroen van der Veer on Saturday to discuss possibilities for the company’s expansion in Russia, Putin’s spokesman said on Friday.

“They will talk through the perspectives of the company’s activity’s expansion in the Russian Federation,” Dmitry Peskov said. A Shell spokeswoman confirmed that the meeting would take place but declined to comment on its agenda. read more

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Nigerian Militants Say They Attacked Shell After Amnesty Offer

June 26 (Bloomberg) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, the main militant group in Nigeria’s southern oil region, said it attacked an oil facility run by Royal Dutch Shell, hours after an offer of an amnesty by President Umaru Yar’Adua.

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Modest CEO who “healed” oil major Shell

The low-key Dutchman was seen as a safe pair of hands after the brash and aggressive Watts, whose penchant for deliberately hard-to-achieve stretch targets was partly blamed for the reserves scandal, and the next big scandal to rock the company -- delays and cost overruns on big projects.

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Shell fleet arrives in Broadhaven Bay ready for action

Irish Navy vessels, as many as 300 Garda officers and private security guards have been drafted into Glengad, in north Mayo, ahead of the arrival today of the Solitaire, the world’s largest pipe-laying ship. Photo: Julien Behal/PA

Irish Times: Shell ship arrives in Mayo

A massive security operation is under way today in Co Mayo as work on the final stages of Shell’s controversial Corrib gas offshore pipeline begins.

Solitaire, the world’s largest pipe-laying ship, arrived in Broadhaven Bay late last night.

Two Irish Navy vessels, as many as 300 Garda officers and private security guards have been drafted into Glengad, as tensions rose between protesters and authorities. read more

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Gazprom’s $2.5bn gas deal with Nigeria raises European concerns

Gazprom's action to secure a foothold in Nigeria, where western groups have led the development of the oil industry for half a century, has given rise to concerns in Europe that Moscow is seeking to gain control of Nigerian reserves to tighten its grip on the European Union's gas supplies.

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Tight security as Shell pipe-laying ship nears land

TENSION was high last night near the site of a controversial planned gas pipeline, as a mammoth pipe-laying ship prepared to return. The imminent re-arrival of the Solitaire off Broadhaven Bay in Co Mayo yesterday was accompanied by increased drama.

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Supreme Court tells Shell to pay P209M in duties

THE SUPREME Court has quashed Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp.’s attempts to stop the Bureau of Customs (BoC) from collecting the corresponding amount for the P209 million worth of allegedly fraudulent tax credit certificates, or TCCs, it used in 1997 and 1998.

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Two Shell objectors arrested at sea

TWO FISHERMEN opposed to the laying of the Corrib gas offshore pipeline have been arrested at sea, just hours before the Shell contracted pipelaying ship Solitaire was due to arrive at the site.

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Company defends security operations at Corrib gas sites

SHELL EP Ireland yesterday defended the ongoing security operation at its Corrib gas sites in north Mayo on the final day of a Bord Pleanála hearing into the development.

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Oil giant Marathon sells interest in Corrib gas field for $400m

US OIL company Marathon is selling its share of the Corrib natural gas field off the west coast to Canadian rival Vermilion in a deal potentially worth $400 million (€285 million).

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Nigeria rebels say hit Shell site despite amnesty

REUTERS

Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:52am EDT

LAGOS, June 26 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s main militant group said on Friday it had blown up a well-head in a Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) oil field in Delta state overnight, hours after President Umaru Yar’Adua announced an amnesty offer for rebels.

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said it attacked the well-head in the Afremo oil field because the military had gone on a “punitive expedition” in Delta state shortly after the amnesty proclamation. read more

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Oil Rises a Second Day on Equity Gains, Shell Pipeline Attack

Militants said yesterday they attacked a Royal Dutch Shell Plc pipeline supplying an export terminal in Nigeria, Africa’s largest producer.

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Just the man for BP: a boss with no oil in his bones

An industry outsider, a foreigner and an oil novice with a critical eye may be a good thing. Royal Dutch Shell thought as much when it hired Jorma Ollila, the former Nokia boss, to run its boardroom...

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Carl-Henric Svanberg is just the man for the job – Scout’s honour

We may at last have a chance of winning Wimbledon but it is a bit of a blow to the national self-esteem that we can’t find a Brit to chair BP.

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