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Reuters: Shell Canada Staffing Will Be Reviewed After Buyout

30 October 2006 Calgary (Reuters) – Shell Canada Limited looks headed for big staffing changes after its Anglo-Dutch parent buys out minority shares, but that may not mean across-the-board layoffs, industry watchers said Friday. Royal Dutch Shell Plc, one of the world’s biggest oil companies, is offering $40 a share, or $7.7 billion to buy […] Nigeria: FNDIC and Others Charge Shell to Stop Pollution and Gas Flaring

Vanguard (Lagos) October 30, 2006 Emma Amaize Warri FEDERATED Niger Delta Ijaw Communities (FNDIC) and other militant groups in the region, weekend, rolled out four conditions under which the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) will be allowed by the Ijaw to resume operations in the creeks of Delta State. Leader of the group, Chief Bello […]

Itar-Tass: Russia Audit Chamber reveals violations in Sakhalin-2 project

30.10.2006, 16.20   MOSCOW, October 30 (Itar-Tass) – Checks of the Sakhalin-2 project carried out by the Russian Audit Chamber have revealed numerous violations, mostly on the part the operator of the project, the Chamber’s auditor Sergei Abramov said. He said that the “chamber as a top financial control authority also has checked bodies of […] (Nigeria): We’re in Ogoni to put out fire – Shell

Monday, Oct 30, 2006 The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has said that, its presence in Ogoniland at the moment is not for oil exploration but to put out the fire on Yorla well 13. The Emergency Response Team Commander of the Company, Mr. Ikechukwu Charles Okoro disclosed this Friday in a press […]

Bytestart (UK): Shell Springboard offering £40,000 awards to UK SME’s tackling climate change

Posted October 30, 2006 To encourage smaller businesses who are leading the fight against climate change, Shell Springboard will make at least nine awards of up to £40,000 to UK small and medium sized businesses. The awards will be given to the companies that convince business and environmental experts that their ideas are both environmentally […]

Reuters: Shell’s Deer Park, TX crude unit returns to service-company

Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:06am ET NEW YORK, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Shell said Monday it returned to service the smaller of two crude units at its joint-venture refinery in Deer Park, Texas, as scheduled. The unit, which can process 70,000 barrels per day of crude oil, was shut down on Oct. 9 for 21 […] Cravath scores key Royal Dutch Shell role

30 October 2006 Cravath Swaine & Moore and Canadian firms Stikeman Elliott and Ogilvy Renault have scooped lead roles on Royal Dutch Shell’s acquisition of Shell Canada’s minority interests that it didn’t already own for CAD7.7bn (£3.64bn). London-based corporate partner William Rogers, with employment partner Patricia Geoghegan and litigation partner Rory Millson led the team […]

Reuters: Britain’s Royal Navy Deploying Forces to Counter Possible Threat to Oil Export Terminal in Saudi Arabia

Oil firms toward $61; eyes Saudi ports, OPEC cuts SINGAPORE, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Oil nudged higher on Monday, extending last week’s gains while traders awaited further signs of OPEC’s compliance with output curbs and kept a close eye on Saudi oil facilities amid heightened security activity. U.S. light, sweet crude for December delivery was […] the ‘wholly unfounded shockingly abusive allegations’ against Shell managers made by Dr John Huong

By John Donovan Monday 30 October 2006 The comment below was posted on our Live Chat facility today. “Guest 7262: I have heard enough of the spin you publish on your website on behalf of your friend “Dr” Huong. You are exploiting him to suit your own agenda. The rabid Huong left us with no […]

Independent Online (Africa): Nigerians take over Agip pumping station

October 30 2006 at 01:28AM   By William Nsoyoh Yenagoa, Nigeria – Protesters angry over a lack of jobs and aid took over an oil-pumping station run by Italian oil firm Agip in Nigeria’s volatile southern delta region, forcing the company to shut the flow of oil there, a Nigerian security official said on Sunday. Scores […]

Summit Daily (Colorado): Evicted by war, restored by peace

EXTRACT: On the land, the government produced bombs, mustard gas, nerve gas and chlorine gas. Shell Oil manufactured pesticides there. The arsenal became one of the nation’s most polluted sites. THE ARTICLE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS October 29, 2006 COMMERCE CITY – The home where Lucille Egli McIntyre grew up looks nothing like it did […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Santorum charges Casey with abetting terrorism (*Shell linked with aiding and abetting terrorism and genocide)

EXTRACT: The a list of investments of the two major pensions funds in companies that it said did business in Iran. They included firms such as China Petroleum and Chemical and Royal Dutch/Shell. Citing those links, the Republican campaign charged in a statement distributed to reporters: “Bob Casey is aiding and abetting terrorism and genocide.” […]

Lloyds List: Oil activity back in the picture

By: Drilling of the Brugden prospect has revived the region’s exploration efforts, Lloyds List Published: Oct 30, 2006 AFTER a flurry of activity in the 1990s, offshore drilling around the Faroe Islands had been all but dormant until this summer when Norway’s Statoil group spudded an exploration well on its licence 006 on the Brugden […]


Published: Oct 30, 2006 DUBAI, Oct 30 Asia Pulse – All of a sudden, Canada has turned into the new frontier in non-OPEC oil and gas developments. Russia has rumbled about taking over the huge Sakhalin II field whereas OPEC itself cut back production over 1.2 million barrels a day, due to which the demands […]

Financial Times: Investors issue challenge to SEC over access to proxy

By Jeremy Grant and Kate Burgess: Published: October 30 2006 02:00 | Last updated: October 30 2006 02:00 In the world of US corporate governance, a gigantic tug-of-war has played out for decades between company boards and shareholders in the companies they run. At issue is the ability of shareholders to get access to the […]

Reuters: Canadian Natural could become a target -Barron’s

Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:19pm ET NEW YORK, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNQ.TO: Quote, Profile, Research), one of North America’s largest independent oil and gas companies, could become a takeover target of a major oil company because of its large presence in the Alberta oil sands, one of the world’s most […]

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