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ShellNews.net: Shell peddles porn? Anything for a quick buck?

By John Donovan

In view of the news reports over the past 24 hours featured below, it appears that some may wish to add the term “porn peddler” to Shell’s extensive list of sins in the USA.

Shell Oil Company seems to have got itself in an embarrassing mess as an activist group claims that a Shell executive responded to their email by telling them that the two well known magazines – Playboy and Penthouse, were no longer considered to be pornography. However, Shell apparently takes issue with this account. Three salient articles are accessible below.

Shell already has an *atrocious track record in the USA which includes the sale of tainted gasoline, the explosion at a Shell Oil refinery in Norco in which six people lost their lives, Clean Air Act violations, repeated environmental infringements in Louisiana, a pipeline rupture in Washington State which resulted in an explosion and more deaths, repeated multimillion dollar fines for groundwater contamination, fines for unauthorised venting and flaring of gas and pollution at Shell’s refinery in Port Arthur, Texas.

*Details on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controversies_surrounding_Royal_Dutch_Shell

The Porn Reports…

worldnetdaily.com: ‘Penthouse’ no longer porn, Shell announces
Policy change allows sale of ‘adult sophisticates’ by retailers
http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55248

RenewAmerican.us: Does Shell Oil Co. support sex abuse?
http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/abbott/070420

Convenience Store Decisions: Activists Assail Circle K Over Magazines
Group protests sale of pornography in area stores.
http://www.csdecisions.com/news/article/52695/activists_assail_circle_k_over_magazines.aspx

CitizenLink.org: Florida Shell Stations Bring Back Porn Magazines

4-20-2007

In an e-mail to FFA, Otto O. Meyers III, a spokesman for Shell, wrote, “Our investigation has concluded that these stores are not selling pornography as one would think the general public defines it, but rather ‘adult sophisticate’ magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse.”

http://www.citizenlink.org/CLNews/A000004444.cfm

1 Comment on “ShellNews.net: Shell peddles porn? Anything for a quick buck?”

  1. #1 Pa8er Toole
    on May 8th, 2007 at 15:11

    Intersting that you refer to Shell as a porn peddler yet you are happy to quote Chevalier wrt to Lord Browne’s alleged merger with Shell..

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