Russian Government revokes Sakhalin II permit

Shell was surprised to find that the Russian Government has revoked the environmental permit for the Sakhelin II project, and has ordered a month long inquiry into the ecological issues.

Extract from the Guardian:

In an interview with the Guardian, Oleg Mitvol defended the government’s decision last week to revoke a 2003 environmental assessment that approved the development of huge oil and gas reserves off Sakhalin Island in the Russian far east.

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