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2008-07-13 15:00:24

After attending a conference on the future of Russia's oil and gas industry in Severodvinsk on 11 July, Aleksey Miller, head of Russia's energy giant Gazprom, held a news conference where he outlined the company's immediate and long-term projects and prospects.

2008-07-11 21:00:19

SEVERODVINSK. July 11 (Interfax) - Gazprom will start building the Sakhalin-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok gas pipeline next year, Gazporm CEO Alexei Miller told journalists following a conference dealing with the development of Russia's oil and gas sector in Severodvinsk on Friday.

2008-07-10 00:00:24

MOSCOW. July 9 (Interfax) - Twelve international environmental organizations have asked Exxon Mobil, a U.S. company which operates the Sakhalin-1 project, to change the route of a pipeline that is being built under the project, Worldwide Fauna (WWF) said in a press release.

2008-07-10 00:00:15

MOSCOW. July 9 (Interfax) - Twelve Russian and international environmental organizations have called for rerouting the Sakhalin- 1 oil pipeline in order to remove the danger it poses to the population of gray whales.

2008-07-08 21:00:28

MOSCOW. July 8 (Interfax) - Spain's Repsol YPF is holding talks on the purchase of a stake in Russia's Sakhalin-3 oil and gas project, which is controlled by Rosneft (74.9%) and China's Sinopec (25.1%), a company spokesman confirmed to Interfax on Tuesday.

2008-07-07 21:00:25

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK. July 7 (Interfax) - Vladimir Novikov, a 13- year-old resident of Sakhalin, who sustained serious burns in an explosion at a garage in the town of Okha on July 1, is now staying at a hospital in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.

2008-07-04 12:00:23

TransTeleCom, a Russian backbone telecommunications operator, and NTT Communications, a provider of IP solutions, has announced that the Hokkaido-Sakhalin Cable System, which directly links the two companies' telecom networks via an undersea cable between Nevelsk, Sakhalin in Russia and Ishikari, Hokkaido, Japan, began commercial operation on July 3, 2008.

2008-07-04 12:00:23

TransTeleCom Company and NTT Communications have announced that the Hokkaido-Sakhalin Cable System, which directly links the two companies' telecom networks via an undersea cable between Nevelsk, Sakhalin in Russia and Ishikari, Hokkaido in Japan, began commercial.

2008-06-24 21:02:31

MOSCOW. June 24 (Interfax) - Gazprom (RTS: GAZP) plans to start extracting gas at the Kirinskoye field on the Sakhalin shelf in 2014, Vasily Podyuk, the head of the company's gas, gas condensate and oil production department, said at a press conference on Tuesday.

2008-06-18 09:01:08

The Sakhalin-II project led by Russian gas monopoly Gazprom and the Sakhalin Energy Investment Company, has received $5.3 billion in loan financing. The Japan Bank for International Co-operation acted as the major creditor by financing $3.7 billion.

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2009-09-29 13:59:10

Nipponosaurus, meaning "Japanese lizard", is a genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (late Santonian - early Campanian age). It was discovered in 1934 during the construction of a hospital on Karafuto Prefecture (now Sinegorsk, Sakhalin, Russia). More material belonging to this specimen was recovered in the summer of 1937. Though the quality of bone preservation is poor, the skeleton is about 60% complete. It is still one of the most poorly understood lambeosaurine...

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  • A handkerchief.
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