The firm, Hakluyt & Co, was founded by former officers of British spy agency M16. Hakluyt has been embroiled in several corporate spying scandals and was caught in 2001 paying a former German intelligence agent to infiltrate green groups in Europe on behalf of the oil companies Shell and BP.
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Downer joins Eddington at ‘spy’ firm Hakluyt which has carried out undercover operations on behalf of Shell and BP
With more than 170 billion barrels, the oil sands are the second-largest proven reserves in the world after Saudi Arabia.
BP, Shell and ExxonMobil are all expected to attend a meeting at the Park Lane Hotel in Mayfair with the Iraqi oil minister, Hussein al-Shahristani.
The group, fearful that negotiations with Sberbank, of Russia, will fail in the present turmoil, is locked in talks with a large oil company, thought to be Royal Dutch Shell, about a joint venture that could lead to its share of some of its best assets being heavily diluted. Shell and Urals Energy have declined to comment.
…a copy of the SPDC Budget 2007-2008, obtained by our correspondent on Sunday, showed that while the budget doubled, oil production under the current fiscal year reduced to almost half of the 2007 levels.
Oil giant, Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum, will go on trial in the US in February for alleged complicity in human rights abuses in the Niger Delta.
The Commerce Commission has cleared Shell NZ to acquire 48 unattended aviation fuel stops at 34 local and regional airfields from Mobil Oil NZ.