Latest Sakhalin Stories

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. The company is planning to build the oil pipeline through the Piltun Bay, which is part of a marine reserve being set up for the gray whale. The leading environmentalists warned the oil company that the possible death...

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. "In a letter sent to Rex Tillerson, chief executive of Exxon [the operator of Sakhalin-1 project], environmental organizations including WWF, Greenpeace, Sakhalin Environmental Watch and others call for altering the route of the Sakhalin-1 oil pipeline to remove the danger to...

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. Repsol President and CEO Antonio Brufau told the Financial Times earlier that the company was in "advanced negotiations" with current shareholders to take a "significant stake" in one Sakhalin block. He would not disclose further details....

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. The boy was examined in Sapporo, and Japanese doctors said that 58% of the boy's skin was burnt and that his condition is serious, the Sakhalin region administration said on Monday. The teenager needs three major and a couple of minor operations,...

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. The two companies jointly started to construct the fiber-optic submarine cable Hokkaido-Sakhalin Cable System (HSCS) in 2007 and the...

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. The two companies jointly started to construct the fiber-optic submarine cable Hokkaido-Sakhalin Cable System (HSCS), in 2007 and the work was completed in December 2007. HSCS measures 570km in length and has a capacity of...

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. "We are planning to develop the Kirinskoye block. Production will start in 2014. In total, the Sakhalin-3 project is expected to produce 24.8 billion cubic meters in 2020," he said. The Russian government transferred the...

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. The rest of the financing was provided by a consortium of Japanese and West European commercial banks. The structure and amount of the project financing for the Sakhalin-II project investment program had been preliminarily agreed upon in the...

2008-06-16 18:00:34

Tokyo, June 16 (Jiji Press)--Sakhalin Energy, the operator of the Sakhalin II oil and gas development project in Russia, has signed a 5.3-billion-dollar project financing deal with a syndicate of banks led by the government-backed Japan Bank for International Cooperation. Japanese trading houses Mitsui & Co. and Mitsubishi Corp. , both of which hold interests in the energy developer, are due to guarantee the loans along with other shareholders in line with the size of their stakes,...

2008-06-16 18:00:33

MOSCOW. June 16 (Interfax) - Sakhalin Energy, the operator of the Sakhalin-2 project, has signed an agreement with the Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) and a consortium of international banks on financing for the project's second phase, the company said in a statement. Under the agreement, JBIC will provide $3.7 billion to Sakhalin Energy and the bank consortium will supply $1.6 billion. The funds will be used to finance the final stages of construction, testing and...

Latest Sakhalin Reference Libraries

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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