UK INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY REPORT AUGUST 2003 Edited and compiled by Richard M. Bennett and Katie Bennett -AFI Research Hakluyt & Company/Hakluyt Foundation. Established 1995 by Sir Fitzroy Maclean to channel MI6 commercial intelligence to major companies and to receive information from corporate sources. Set up by Christopher James (ex SIS) and Mike Reynolds (ex SIS), [...]
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The Sunday Times reported in 2001 that Hakluyt hired Manfred Schlickenrieder, a German foreign intelligence operative tasked by the firm to spy on Greenpeace at the behest of oil giants BP and Shell.
THE UN Secretary-Generals special envoy Alexander Downer, reported Offsite, is a director of an intelligence gathering firm, Hakluyt & Co, which was set up in 1995 by two former MI6 agents. The company, according to Offsite, sells information to companies, regarding government decisions and plans; in the past it had been passing information to Shell and BP about the activities of Greenpeace.
A recent pullback in plans to expand or upgrade U.S. oil refineries may herald a more cautious era for refining companies, now facing uncertainty on many fronts after enjoying high profits for several years.
The cost of securing the Corrib project continues to rise. The huge 11m outlay was calculated in August and does not cover the escalating protests in August and September as Shell attempted to start laying the pipe along the sea bed.
Hakluyt was set up by former MI6 agents in 1995. The firm once hired a former German agent to spy on environmental campaign groups such as Greenpeace on behalf of oil companies. It was unavailable for comment.