THE TIMES (UK): Need to Know: Global Business Briefing: Natural Resources: “Royal Dutch/Shell, the Anglo-Dutch oil group, has signed an exploration deal with Naftogaz of Ukraine to explore 30,000 sq km within the Dniepr-Donets basin” (ShellNews.net) 11 May 05
By Neelam Verjee and Joe Bolger
May 11, 2005
Royal Dutch/Shell, the Anglo-Dutch oil group, has signed an exploration deal with Naftogaz of Ukraine to explore 30,000 sq km within the Dniepr-Donets basin.
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