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Ministry displeased with Sakhalin Energy ecological steps

Russia's Natural Resources Ministry said Monday it is dissatisfied with the environmental measures taken so far by the operator of the Sakhalin II oil and gas project in Russia's Far East.
The multibillion-dollar project has been accused of inflicting large-scale ecological damage on Sakhalin Island, including illegal deforestation, the dumping of toxic waste and soil erosion.
A [...]

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Russian court fines S.Korean over radioactive imports from Libya

A court in Russia's Far East ruled Monday to fine a South Korean national 500,000 rubles (about $19,000) for illegally shipping radioactive equipment from Libya in 2004.
Kim Jong Hon, the president of All Nations Co. Ltd, was arrested in December 2004 after using forged documents to bring 13 devices containing depleted uranium to the Korsakov [...]

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Russian audit disputes $2.5 bln of Shell cost-paper

Russian state oil firm Zarubezhneft has audited the cost estimate of the Royal Dutch Shell-led Sakhalin-2 project and found it to be $2.5 billion too high, Vedomosti newspaper reported on Monday.
The Russian government has disputed the Shell figures since the Dutch-British firm doubled its estimate for the second phase of the project from $10 billion [...]

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Shoigu worried about seismic activity in Far East

Emergency Situations Minister Sergey Shoigu has voiced concern about the seismic situation in the Russian Far East.
The number of earthquakes in the region has nearly doubled, he told a Monday conference, saying he was especially concerned by the Sakhalin quake of November 10-11. "This is the place where an earthquake flattened Neftegorsk eleven years ago," [...]

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Sakhalin-1 sea platform begins operation

The oil output was begun at the Orlan sea platform on Sakhalin on Monday.
The extraction from the bottom of the Sea of Okhotsk is yet experimental, but the platform is to begin to operate at full capacity by the end of the year, an official of the regional natural resources committee told ITAR-TASS.
Orlan is a [...]

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Aftermath of strong cyclone being eliminated on Sakhalin, Kuriles

The aftermath of a storng cyclone, which left without electricity many settlements in the Kurilsk, Kholmsk, Uglegorsk and Tomarinsk districts, began being eliminated on Sakhalin and the Kurile Islands.
Acording to chief of the Kholmsk district emergencies department Mikhail Sitnikov, the hurricane has torn off the power lines in many places in Kholmsk, where about 50,000 [...]

Monday, November 13th, 2006

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