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ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NEWS HEADLINES NOVEMBER 2005

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NEWS HEADLINES NOVEMBER 2005

 Dow Jones Newswires: Global Gas Demand To Grow By 3% Next Decade – Shell Exec: $16 Trillion Energy Invest Needed From 2001-30 – Shell Exec: Wednesday November 30, 2005: READ
 
AllAfrica.com: Delta Community Threatens to Shut Shell’s Facilities: “If after three weeks from the date of this letter (21st November 2005), nothing positive is seen on ground, be informed that we will be left with no option than to take our fate in our hands and this will include mass protest, shut down of all SPDC facilities in Uzere kingdom and any other legal process to seek an end to this injustice.”: Posted Wednesday 30 November 05: READ
YnetNews (Israel): Shell returning to Israel: U.S. energy giant plans to return to do business in Israel following 50-year-long absence: Wednesday 30 November 2005: READ
 
Daily Independent (Nigeria): Shell, Iwhrekan community disagree on oil spill clean-up contract: Wednesday 30 November 2005: READ
 
BLOOMBERG: China May Drill Philippine Oil That Shell Rejected (Update2): Wednesday 30 November 2005: READ
 
AFX Europe (Focus): Australia’s Woodside appoints Chaney to board; in line for chairman job: “Woodside, 34 pct owned by Royal Dutch Shell, said Chaney will become chairman following the retirement of current chairman Charles Goode in mid 2007.”: Wednesday November 30, 2005: READ
 
Irish Times: Ion makes offer for 180 British Shell stations: Posted Wednesday 30 November 2005: READ
 
The Independent: Hamish McRae: Forget nuclear power – focus on greener energy sources and promoting conservation: ” Other oil groups are terrified of having a non-green image and are working hard to improve both perceptions and reality. What BP does will be watched very closely by Shell and Exxon. There are ways in which we can both improve our own performance and influence the world for the better”: Wednesday 30 November 2005: READ
 
The Times: Suburbs sprout oil derricks as city taps into slimy past: “THE rusting oil derricks that once pumped crude from beneath the streets of Los Angeles are being brought back to life almost 50 years after being abandoned.”: “In 1943 Shell Oil introduced the first “noiseless” derrick by wrapping it in insulation.”: Wednesday 30 November 2005: READ
Ferret.com.au: Emerson awarded major Sakhalin II contracts (with added commentary by a Shell Insider): 29 November 2005: READ
 
ShellNews.net: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development defers Sakhalin2 decision for one month?: Tuesday 29 November 2005: 07.00am EST: READ
 
ThisDayOnline (Nigeria): At Last, Bonga Oil Field Begins Production: Project costs $3.6bn, says Shell: (With added commentary by a Shell Insider): Tuesday 29 November 2005: READ
 
BankWatch.com: No public financing for Shell’s Sakhalin II project!: Posted 29 November 2005: READ
 
Ireland On-Line: New call for scrapping of Corrib gas project: Posted 29 November 2005: READ
Financial Times: Shell’s Bonga starts production: “Royal Dutch Shell yesterday announced the start of oil production from its Bonga field in offshore Nigeria, two years behind schedule and about $1bn (£581m) over budget.”: “…the project’s troubled history has harmed the company’s reputation when it comes to executing large and technically-challenging projects.Costs at Shell’s flagship Sakhalin-2 project in Russia have already doubled to $20bn and the company has also faced rising costs at its oil sands project in Canada.”: Tuesday 29 November 2005: READ
 
The New York Times: Protests Hit Nigerian Oil State Under Army Watch: “Right now, we don’t think we are threatened. Our normal operations and routine continue,” said a spokesman of Royal Dutch Shell, which accounts for almost half of Nigeria’s output.”: Posted Tuesday 29 November 2005: READ
 
LexPress.mu: POLITICS: Civil Society, where art thou?: “In a case that is still ongoing in Ireland, there has been the clearest example of a corporate and political conspiracy against the people. But it also refreshingly demonstrates the great potential within society to resist forces against its interests. The multinational in question is Royal Dutch – Shell, a company that we are all too familiar with in Africa.”: Tuesday 29 November 2005: READ

:ShellNews.net: Dynamite Email from Shell insider: “I am a Shell employee but of late we not allowed anymore to freely ventilate our concerns to management by fear which reigns inside the company. Therefore I take the unusual step to send this email to you from my home address and trust you will keep me anonymous.”: “The last few weeks there has been a great number of articles on Sakhalin and other disasters on your site. The one that made me write this email was the interview with Linda Cook.”: “…the ‘poodle’ of Phil Watts…”: November 2005: READ

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Shell News Archive Wednesday 30 November 2005

Shell News Archive Wednesday 30 November 2005

Dow Jones Newswires: Global Gas Demand To Grow By 3% Next Decade – Shell Exec: $16 Trillion Energy Invest Needed From 2001-30 – Shell Exec: Wednesday November 30, 2005: READ

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Shell News Archive Tuesday 29 November, 2005

Shell News Archive Tuesday 29 November, 2005

Ferret.com.au: Emerson awarded major Sakhalin II contracts (with added commentary by a Shell Insider): 29 November 2005: READ
 
ShellNews.net: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development defers Sakhalin2 decision for one month?: Tuesday 29 November 2005: 07.00am EST: READ
 
ThisDayOnline (Nigeria): At Last, Bonga Oil Field Begins Production: Project costs $3.6bn, says Shell: (With added commentary by a Shell Insider): Tuesday 29 November 2005: READ
 
BankWatch.com: No public financing for Shell’s Sakhalin II project!: Posted 29 November 2005: READ
 
Ireland On-Line: New call for scrapping of Corrib gas project: Posted 29 November 2005: READ
Financial Times: Shell’s Bonga starts production: “Royal Dutch Shell yesterday announced the start of oil production from its Bonga field in offshore Nigeria, two years behind schedule and about $1bn (£581m) over budget.”: “…the project’s troubled history has harmed the company’s reputation when it comes to executing large and technically-challenging projects.Costs at Shell’s flagship Sakhalin-2 project in Russia have already doubled to $20bn and the company has also faced rising costs at its oil sands project in Canada.”: Tuesday 29 November 2005: READ
 
The New York Times: Protests Hit Nigerian Oil State Under Army Watch: “Right now, we don’t think we are threatened. Our normal operations and routine continue,” said a spokesman of Royal Dutch Shell, which accounts for almost half of Nigeria’s output.”: Posted Tuesday 29 November 2005: READ
 
LexPress.mu: POLITICS: Civil Society, where art thou?: “In a case that is still ongoing in Ireland, there has been the clearest example of a corporate and political conspiracy against the people. But it also refreshingly demonstrates the great potential within society to resist forces against its interests. The multinational in question is Royal Dutch – Shell, a company that we are all too familiar with in Africa.”: Tuesday 29 November 2005: READ

:ShellNews.net: Dynamite Email from Shell insider: “I am a Shell employee but of late we not allowed anymore to freely ventilate our concerns to management by fear which reigns inside the company. Therefore I take the unusual step to send this email to you from my home address and trust you will keep me anonymous.”: “The last few weeks there has been a great number of articles on Sakhalin and other disasters on your site. The one that made me write this email was the interview with Linda Cook.”: “…the ‘poodle’ of Phil Watts…”: November 2005: READ

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Shell News Archive Monday 28 November 2005

Shell News Archive Monday 28 November 2005

Forbes/AFX News Limited: Shell starts production at massive new Nigerian field UPDATE: “Development of the Bonga field was hit by long delays and cost overruns, but Shell now hopes to rapidly reach peak capacity and boost the west African country’s total oil production by 10 pct.”: Monday 28 November 2005: READ
 
BBC NEWS: Shell’s new Nigerian field on tap: Anglo-Dutch giant Shell says it has begun pumping oil from a huge new field off the Nigerian coast, boosting the country’s total production by 10%.”: “However, delays and cost overruns mean the development cost $3.6bn (£2.1bn), up from original estimates of $2.7bn.”: Monday 28 November 2005: READ

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Shell News Archive Sunday 27 November, 2005

Shell News Archive Sunday 27 November, 2005

World Wildlife Fund: Shell fails European Bank’s funding requirements: Sunday 27 November 2005: READ
(including downloadable WWF report: “Risky Business – the new Shell”)
 
Pacific Russia Information (PRI) Group: Sakhalin Oil and Gas News: Week of November 27, 2005: READ
 
The Observer: WWF attacks Shell over Sakhalin: “The attack comes at a sensitive time for Shell because the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development assesses tomorrow whether to lend money to the oil and gas scheme, which is essential for Shell’s long-term prospects.”: “For Shell, a rejection would spell disaster.”: Sunday November 27, 2005: READ

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Shell News Archive Saturday 26 November, 2005

Shell News Archive Saturday 26 November, 2005

Financial Times: Banking: Whales hold key to fate of voluntary guidelines: “Top executives at some of the world’s biggest banks have spent a good deal of time recently pondering the fate of 100 grey whales. The whales, which live off Russia’s Pacific coast, are threatened by Shell’s huge Sakhalin II oil and gas project, according to environmental campaigners who have been lobbying banks to withdraw funding from the scheme.”: Saturday 26 November 2005: READ

WWF International, Switzerland: Unfit for purpose: Shell consortium profiting from the riches of Russia’s Far East: “…an oil platform is being built at the very spot where the last 100 critically endangered Western Pacific gray whales feed off of Sakhalin Island.”: 26 November 2005: READ

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Shell News Archive Friday 25 November, 2005

Shell News Archive Friday 25 November, 2005

AFX Europe (Focus): EU clears joint venture between Shell and ERG: Saturday November 25, 2005: READ

CNW Group: Queen’s University TEAM Project Empowered by Shell Canada: “Shell Canada today donated $400,000 to power Technology, Engineering and Management (TEAM) at Queen’s University for the next three years.”: Posted Saturday 26 November 2005: READ

Bellona (UK): Shell does not intend to invest in Russian oil refinement: Friday 25 November 2005: READ

BLOOMBERG: Gas Drilling Plan in Dutch Wetland Spurs Anti-Government Outcry: “Shell, Europe’s second-biggest oil company, and Exxon want to drill in the Wadden Sea to supplement their aging Groningen field.”: Friday 25 November 2005: READ

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Shell News Archive Thursday 24 November 2005

Shell News Archive Thursday 24 November 2005

The New York Times: Big Oil CEOs Mull Response to Subpoenas: “Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and the U.S. units of BP and Royal Dutch Shell Plc. were subpoenaed.”: Posted Thursday 24 Nov 05: READ

Gulf Times (Qatar): Shell calls for innovation: “Shell exploration and production executive vice president (technical) John Darley has said meeting the increasing demands for hydrocarbon fuels would require innovation and investment in both technology and people.”: Thursday, 24 November, 2005: READ

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Shell News Archive Wednesday 23 November, 2005

Shell News Archive Wednesday 23 November, 2005

Financial Times: The clockwork mind in Shell’s high echelons: “She is also one of the five executive directors of a business that has been through two years of hell, following the huge overstatement of its oil and gas reserves that led to the removal of Sir Philip Watts, the chairman, and two other directors, fines of about $150m and a corporate governance overhaul. Restoring morale and rebuilding the group’s shattered reputation are inevitably top priorities. Earlier this year, an internal survey found that fewer than half the 112,000 employees thought the company was well led. But are those executives who belonged to the previous senior team tainted by association? “It’s something that we can’t worry about,” Ms Cook says briskly. “Worrying about reputation or morale isn’t going to change it.”: “But the group faces another major headache – delays and cost overruns at some ofits biggest projects, including Sakhalin-2, its flagship Russian project. With hindsight, it is clear that Shell underestimated the enormous challenges involved in Sakhalin, she says.”: Posted Wednesday 23 November 2005: READ

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Shell News Archive Tuesday 22 November, 2005

Shell News Archive Tuesday 22 November, 2005

RIGZONE: Rumours Point to Growing Expectation of Big Oilpatch Deals in the Offing: “EnCana, Canada’s largest independent energy company, was also rumoured in October to be coveted by global energy giant Royal Dutch Shell Group PLC, despite its market value of more than $45 billion.”: Posted Tuesday 22 November 2005: READ

Moscow Times: Shell Has Buyers for Sakhalin Gas: “Royal Dutch Shell’s venture on Sakhalin Island in the Far East has sales commitments for all the liquefied natural gas it plans to produce, President Vladimir Putin told an economic forum Monday in Tokyo.”: Tuesday, November 22, 2005.: READ

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Shell News Archive Monday 21 November, 2005

From our Shell News Archive Monday 21 November, 2005

ShellNews.net: Shell Brent field shut down?: Monday 21 November 2005: 10.50am EST: READ
Dow Jones Commodities News via Comtex: “A Russian government committee Friday rejected Total SA’s (TOT) financial plan for the Kharyaga oil production project for 2005 and 2006, claiming it had failed to stick to a plan approved earlier in the year.”: “The ministry noted Total’s cost estimates were more than 10% higher than originally planned.”: *”This report proves that companies other than Shell are also over budget on projects in Russia, but not by 260% as is the case with Shell!”: Monday 21 November 2005: READ

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Shell News Archive Sunday 20 November, 2005

From our Shell News Archive Sunday 20 November, 2005

Al-Bawaba (Jordan): Shell to start seismic operations in Libya: Sunday 20 November 2005: READ

AME Info (United Arab Emirates): Shell introduces innovative technology for water life cycle management in oil fields: Sunday 20 November 2005: READ
 
BLOOMBERG: Putin to Seek Kurils Solution Through Economic Ties: In Sakhalin, Japanese companies are investing in at least two of five oil and gas projects that may spend $50 billion to supply Northeast Asia and the U.S. Exxon Mobil Corp., BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the biggest publicly traded oil companies, lead three of the ventures. Sunday 20 November 2005: READ

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