The news agency quotes Putin as telling Shell CEO Jeroen van der
Veer that his company's participation in the Sakhalin 3 and Sakhalin 4 projects is ``highly possible.''
In 2007, Shell was forced to sell its controlling stake in Sakhalin 2 to state-controlled Gazprom for $7.5 billion as the Kremlin stepped up pressure on foreign energy companies in an effort to consolidate control over Russia's largest hydrocarbon deposits.
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