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Scientists fear impact of Sakhalin energy project’s noise on whales

An independent scientific panel has expressed concern over a decision by oil and gas companies developing Russia's Sakhalin II offshore fields to ignore noise limits aimed at preserving whales, the World Conservation Union (IUCN) said Friday.
The international panel set up by the IUCN said the decision by the Gazprom led consortium including Anglo-Dutch oil giant [...]

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Gazprom’s officers discussed opening a representation in Sakhalin region

Alexander Anannekov the interim of Gazprom's chairman of the management board held a meeting where the topical questions of Gazprom's participation in Sakhalin-2 project were discussed including the question of opening a representation in Sakhalin region, said in Gazprom's announcement.
The participants of the meeting discussed the progress of the project implementation, and topical measures to [...]

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Whalers trying to harpoon Shell permits

Shell is having trouble finalizing an agreement with Alaska Native subsistence whalers, which if unresolved, could complicate efforts to get key permits the company needs to begin exploration drilling in the Alaska Beaufort Sea later this month, federal officials say.
The company is assembling a small armada that includes two drill ships, icebreakers and support tugs, [...]

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Over 1200 Tons of Humpback Salmon Caught in Waters of Sakhalin and Kurils

Harvesting humpback salmon in the waters of Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands is very successful this year: the fishermen have caught 1,270 tons of salmon.
As the Sakhalin Area Department of fisheries reports, harvesting is most successful in the Terpeniya Bay, where 680 tons of humpback salmon have been caught. The daily average catch exceeds 250 [...]

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Dutch honorary consulate to be opened in Sakhalin

A Dutch honorary consulate will be opened in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on July 13.
The new diplomatic mission will provide information and diplomatic assistance to Dutch citizens living in the Sakhalin region and the Far East in general, the committee for foreign, foreign economic and interregional relations of the Sakhalin region told Interfax on Thursday.

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Russian police arrest US pastor for bribery

Police on Russia's Pacific island of Sakhalin have detained a US missionary on suspicion of bribing a local official, prosecutors said.
Hio Sun Pak, a 65-year-old US citizen and Pentecostal pastor, and his interpreter were held in a police sting operation.
Prosecutors say the two offered a local immigration official 300 000 roubles (about R82 000) to [...]

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

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