• Portugal’s economy minister, Manuel Pinho, has stated that the EU’s research and development budget for the energy sector is too small and too biased in favor of nuclear plants and therefore it would be difficult to meet EU imposed targets on energy use (FT, October 30, 2007, p. 1)
  • On October 29, 2007, Russian energy group Gazprom Neft is reported as potentially being in talks with rivals, such as Norwegian StatoilHydro, US Chevron and Royal Dutch Shell, to help it develop a field off Sakhalin island (FT, October 30, 2007, p. 16) #
  • Communication from the Minister for Economic Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the basis of Article 3(2) of Directive 94/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the conditions for granting and using authorisations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons (OJ C 257, 30 October 2007, p. 47)