Articles by Jeff Gerth



LUKoil Begins Building a Global Network

  • 04 October 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Vagit Alekperov, the president of LUKoil, is at ease talking about finding fossil fuels. ""I am an expert in the area of oil and gas production,"" he said in an interview in a New York hotel on Thursday. ""There's nothing else that I know how to do.""

Memo: Shell Officials Hid Shortfalls

  • 11 March 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The new head of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group and its current chief financial officer, as well as the chairman ousted last week, were advised of huge shortfalls in proven oil and natural gas reserves in 2002, two years before they were publicly disclosed, according to company memorandums and notes of executive discussions.

Saudi Fields Losing Their Luster

  • 25 February 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
When visitors tour the headquarters of Saudi Arabia's oil empire -- a sleek glass building rising from the desert in Dhahran near the Persian Gulf -- they are reminded of its mission in a film projected on a giant screen.

Report Offered a Bleak Outlook on Iraqi Oil

  • 06 October 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The U.S. administration's optimistic statements earlier this year that Iraq's oil wealth, not American taxpayers, would cover most of the cost of rebuilding Iraq were at odds with a bleaker assessment of a government task force secretly established last fall to study Iraq's oil industry, according to public records and government officials.

Halliburton's Terror War Cash

  • 15 July 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The Halliburton Co., the Dallas oil services company bedeviled lately by an array of accounting and business issues, is benefiting very directly from U.S. efforts to combat terrorism.

Collapse Raises Regulatory Issues

  • 04 December 01
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Enron may have just filed for bankruptcy, but the millions of dollars it lavished on political allies helped transform the way Washington supervises -- and has often chosen not to supervise -- the $200 billion power industry.

Honey Business a Mask For al-Qaida Operations

  • 12 October 01
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
NEW YORK -- American officials say they have evidence that Osama bin Laden is using a network of shops that sell honey -- a staple of Middle Eastern life since Biblical times -- to generate income and secretly move weapons, drugs and agents throughout al-Qaida, his terrorist network. Bin Laden is in control of a number of these retail honey shops and members of his organization are also involved, one U.S. government official said. Officials said the honey entrepreneurs include some of bin Laden's top associates, like Abu Zubeidah, the Palestinian director of al-Qaida external affairs who controls movement of recruits in and out of bin Laden's camps. The honey trade also includes less senior al-Qaida members. Officials said one is Khalil al-Deek, a Palestinian-American who had been jailed in Jordan in connection with plots to blow up sites in the United States and Jordan around the millennium but who was released earlier this year for lack of evidence. The U.S.

Senate Mulls Money-Laundering Bills

Citibank Concedes Controls Were Poor

China Got Secrets on U.S. Subs, Records Say