Monthly Archives: September 2009

About Face

April 2008: Russian state-controlled giants Gazprom and Rosneft have been handed monopoly rights to all hydrocarbon developments on the Russian shelf, Natural resources Minister Yuri Trutnev has confirmed. September 2009: Russia will consider relaxing laws regulating foreign participation in offshore … Continue reading

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Barclays Idiocy, Part 187

Finally, after 3 years of trying, I am getting shot of Barclays bank who for the past 13 years have handled all my banking matters.  When I was in the UK they were fine, but when I transferred to their … Continue reading

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Gazprom In Charge

It has now been just over two years since Gazprom assumed majority ownership of the Sakhalin II project, forcing Shell to concede its majority share whilst retaining operatorship and overall management of the development. So what has changed since then? Lots.  … Continue reading

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