Royal Dutch/Shell Group, the world's second largest publicly traded oil producer, has invited the Russian natural gas group, Gazprom, to join a $10 billion oil and gas project off Russia's Pacific coast, the Russian group said. The invitation came during a meeting between Gazprom Chief Executive Officer Alexei Miller and Royal Dutch/Shell Group Chairman Phil Watts in Moscow, the Russian gas producer said in a statement faxed to news services. Shell was not immediately available for comment. The Shell led group has said it plans to invest as much as $800 million in the Sakhalin-2 offshore project this year. Shell already is producing oil from the fields next to Sakhalin Island. Shell owns fifty five percent of the project, whilst Japan's Mitsui & Co. owns a quarter and Mitsubishi Corp. holds a fifth.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18