Monthly Archives: February 2009


I’m off to Japan skiing for a couple of weeks, whilst my wife lies about on a beach in Phuket.  Back on 9th March.

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Of LNG and Royalty

Wednesday of this week saw the official opening of the operations phase of the Sakhalin II Project, and an inauguration ceremony held at the newly built LNG facility on the southern coast of Sakhalin Island.  Within a few weeks the project will … Continue reading

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Russia’s Descent into Reality

The summer of 2007 was a busy year for the Russian oil and gas business.  In April of that year, the state-run energy company Gazprom finally exerted enough pressure on the Sakhalin II consortium to wrest control of the giant project in … Continue reading

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