Bad weather has apparently hindered the progress of the Eirik Raude oil rig out of Ølenfjord and yesterday evening, it lay in the same place it had 24 hours earlier. It is assumed, however, that efforts to move the rig will resume today if the weather conditions clear.
ST. PETERSBURGDespite the fact that the Murmansk Regional Land Committee declared that initial oil drilling plans by one of the region's oil companies has supplied insufficient documentated to begin its project, it is also defacto punishing reindeer breederswhose land has been abused by the oilmenfor bringing the environmental abuses to light. The case raises obvious questions of fairness regarding the reindeer breeders, who had little knowledge of the oil companys activities.
Production start-up at the Prirazlomnoye field in the Pechora Sea seems unrealistic Even 2008 for the experts for. The date for production start was first set for the year 2003, then postponed to the end of 2005.