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Sunday Telegraph: Green business ‘could be worth $1 trillion’

EXTRACT: …the campaign group added that it wants Shell to “seriously diversify into renewable energy” rather than “putting its efforts into bragging about being green”. THE ARTICLE By Liam Halligan (Filed: 08/10/2006) New research suggests that global commerce could receive a ($1 trillion) £530bn boost from “green business” over the next five years as concerted […]

Sunday Telegraph: Greenwash: *Shell

EXTRACTS: When environmental campaigners speak of CSR campaigns with more “spin” than “substance”, Shell, BP and other oil giants are not far from their lips… Shell also puffs its £541m investment into solar and wind power over the past five years. Actually, that sum is worth just 1.1 per cent of the company’s total capital […]

The Observer: It’s high time British companies got on the brand wagon

*Shell ranked at 89 out of 100 in the Interbrand Best Global Brands 2006 rankings; the lowest ranked oil company. Will Hutton Sunday October 8, 2006 We live in the age of the brand. Whether it’s the Conservative party’s new oak tree logo, on ample display in Bournemouth as purported evidence of a change of direction, […]

Reuters: Outspoken Putin critic shot dead in Moscow

(Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya speaks at a news conference in Moscow in this February 27, 2001, file photograph. Politkovskaya, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead on Saturday at her apartment block in central Moscow, police said. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin/File) Oct 7, 4:57 PM (ET) By James Kilner MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian journalist […]

The Sunday Times: Red tape stifles free trade by the back door

EXTRACTS: The Russians, who are clamouring for admittance to the WTO on the grounds that theirs is a market economy eligible to sit at the table of free-trading nations, are using environmental regulations and national laws to wring concessions from international oil companies. Vladimir Putin’s government contends that Total’s licence to explore in the Arctic […]

The Sunday Times: Corrib gas protesters are walking all over the supine gardai

October 08, 2006 Comment: Liam Fay    According to protesters against the proposed Corrib gas terminal, the deployment of gardai at the site is a “waste of taxpayers’ money”. The more belligerent and intransigent the Bellanaboy demonstration becomes, however, the more economical the police presence appears. Call it a civics lesson for slow learners. Throughout […]

The Sunday Times: Shell to Sea leader receives a poor school report

October 08, 2006 Mark Tighe   BY day she is the headmistress of a primary school in Mayo; in her spare time she is a member a protest group harassing one of the world’s largest oil companies. But is Maura Harrington’s work suffering because of her extracurricular activities?    A Department of Education inspection report […]

Time Magazine: Royal Dutch Shell: The Diplomats of Oil: Monday, May 9, 1960

(See Cover) STORY: The Diplomats of Oil Along the steaming, mud-covered delta of Africa’s Niger River, bare-chested men labored amid crocodiles and screaming parrots this week to push shafts of steel deep into the earth. On the choppy waters of the Persian Gulf, others perched on a crablike platform and sent a snag-toothed bit boring […]

MarketWatch: Shell Oil Company and Richard Childress Racing Announce Primary Sponsorship

Chase Contender Kevin Harvick Takes the Wheel of Legendary No. 29 Chevy for Shell and Pennzoil Beginning in 2007 in NASCAR Nextel Cup Last Update: 1:53 PM ET Oct 7, 2006 TALLADEGA, Ala., Oct 07, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Shell Oil Company announced the brand’s return to NASCAR today through a multi-year primary sponsorship […]

Gulf Times (Qatar): Japan loses ‘its control’ of Iranian oil gem Azadegan

EXTRACT: Long-standing US sanctions threaten action against foreign companies that invest heavily in Iran’s energy sector, but firms such as Royal Dutch Shell and Italy’s ENI have run major projects there without incurring Washington’s wrath. The sanctions were extended by Congress last weekend. THE ARTICLE Published: Saturday, 7 October, 2006, 09:44 AM Doha Time    […] Shell to up its profile in the United States

OCTOBER 7, 2006 GM Goodwrench, Dale Earnhardt’s primary sponsor between 1988 and his death in 2001, is believed to be cutting back on its sponsorship of Richard Childress Racing at the end of the current season, as the company looks more and more to controlling its spending in the face of serious economic problems. In […]