IUCN and Sakhalin Energy Work Together To Save Gray Whales

The International Union for Conservation of Nature, , is working with Sakhalin Energy, the operator of the Sakhalin II project, to help the company minimize risks to the western gray whales and their habitat. The western Pacific population of gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) ,or western gray whale, estimated at about 135 individuals, including perhaps 30-35 reproductive females. The western gray whale population was listed in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as critically endangered in 2003.


Gazprom to continue boosting gas consumption in Eastern Russia (The Financial)


The Gazprom Management Committee has approved the work done by Gazprom to implement the Eastern Gas Program.

Special attention was paid to timely delivery of natural gas to Vladivostok and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in 2011. The following facilities have been put onstream: the first startup complex of the Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas transmission system, gas laterals and gas distribution pipelines in the south of the Sakhalin Island, Vladivostok and the Russky Island.
Gazprom’s specialized structural units and subsidiaries were tasked to develop an action plan to further boost gas consumption in eastern regions of Russia.