ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell still plans to start exploration drilling next year in Alaska’s potentially oil-rich Chukchi Sea in spite of a new legal setback, a company manager in Alaska said on Monday.
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The group also claimed responsibility for a raid on Royal Dutch Shells giant offshore Bonga facility in June last year, the first attack of its kind on a deepwater production facility off Nigeria.
‘He was involved in the security of the Shell pipeline and there he would have come Into contact with people from Poland and Hungary with a military background and he could have had his head turned, but he wasn’t a leader, he was a follower.’
He had been employed on a part-time basis with Integrated Risk Management Services (IRMS). They are a well-known company based in Naas, Co Kildare, headed by a former member of the Army Ranger Wing, Jim Farrell. The company has been best-known in recent years as the security provider to Shell at its controversial Corrib gas pipeline project in Co Mayo.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s push to become a world leader in the technology to capture and store carbon dioxide has hit a snag in the Netherlands, where locals are trying to block the company’s plan to bury CO2 under their town.