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Posts from ‘August, 2008’

Oil supply disruption threatens fuel prices

Royal Dutch Shell said about 10 per cent of its stations were out of fuel as of Saturday morning in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. It would continue delivering petrol to keep stations open as long as possible, but cautioned that its employees and operators would need to be evacuated.


REPLY TO THE LIVE CHAT QUESTION OF MUSAINT By John Donovan The EIGHT Shell Group companies collectively suing Dr Huong for alleged defamation have for several years buried him in High Court injunctions and applications seeking his imprisonment. The purpose of the multiple injunctions is to silence him. That background makes it dangerous to report […]


SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2008 Irish Daily Mail SHELL CALLS IN THE NAVY This is the first time we have been used against civilian protestors, says Navy as gunboat is sent to protect Broadhaven Bay pipeline By Sandra Murphy A NAVY gunboat was yesterday deployed to help gardai quell escalating protests by Shell to Sea campaigners […]

It may strike you as odd that I, a leader of a multinational oil company, would speak so glowingly of a “competitor”.

More spin and deceit by a Shell senior executive: “Datuk” Saw Choo Boon describes Petronas as a “competitor” when in fact the Malaysian national oil company, run by one of the worlds most corrupt and repressive governments, is a major partner of Shell. It is no doubt an example of the servile boot-licking which brought the reward of the equivalent of a knighthood for the Shell Malaysia chairman.

Shell comes under fire for role in Sakhalin audit

Email exchanges spanning three months and 40 pages show how officials at Shell sought to downplay the significance of a critical Russian environmental audit by persuading AEA to disperse its findings through the report, rather than leaving them in one potentially damning appendix

Oil companies completing Gulf evacuations

Royal Dutch Shell, BP and other oil companies wrapped up evacuations and shut down production Saturday as an intensifying Hurricane Gustav churned toward the petroleum-rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

ADL slams Shell, Austrian energy giant for taking part in Iran conference

Officials from Austrian energy giant OMV and the multinational Shell corporation are scheduled to attend a conference in Tehran sponsored by Iran’s state-run energy firm. “These two companies are co-sponsoring a conference by the state-owned energy company of the leading state-sponsor of terrorism and human rights violator,” the ADL said.

Linda Zarda Cook the next CEO of Royal Dutch Shell?

Linda Zarda Cook, a Shawnee native who earned a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from KU in 1980, ranks 43rd. Now the executive director of gas and power for Royal Dutch Shell, Cook is in the running to become CEO of the company in 2009

Oil and gas: Party on, Alberta!

The sands have become a major focus for Shell Canada’s parent, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which picked up the outstanding shares of its subsidiary in 2007. That decision reinforces the theory that we’re moving deeper into the age of unconventional oil…

Gustav: Shell, BP and Exxon ready to close Gulf of Mexico rigs

Shell and BP evacuated staff from rigs, while ExxonMobil and other operators activated contingency plans to cease operations on offshore facilities that account for a quarter of US crude oil production and 15% of natural gas output.

Beware the bear trap

In the oil sector, all the major companies have been drawn into the Kremlin’s new great game. Shell has lost majority ownership of its vast Sakhalin project; Total has been reduced to the status of a services company; BP seems on the verge of having 25% of its reserves expropriated by Russian oligarchs.