“Jo Blow” has asked us to substitute the posting below for the one previously displayed. From “Jo Blow” Greetings, Yesterday I posted an article that I am not proud of. I allowed my emotions to cause me to lower myself in the last paragraph to a level that I personally do not care to sink […]
Posts from ‘August, 2009’
David Pirret, Executive Vice President for Shell Lubricants, said: “Russia is a country of strategic importance for Shell, and today’s announcement is further evidence of our commitment to grow our business here, not only in upstream but also in downstream.
The British government decided it was in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom to make Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, eligible for return to Libya, leaked ministerial letters reveal.Gordon Browns government made the decision after discussions between Libya and BP over a multi-million-pound oil exploration deal had hit difficulties. These were resolved soon afterwards.
Documents reveal orchestrated campaign by ministers, mandarins and royalty Terry Macalister The Observer, Sunday 30 August 2009 Marsa El-Brega was once a tiny Libyan fishing village on the most southerly tip of the Mediterranean – now it is a thriving port handling 300 ocean-going ships a year and, with the help of Shell, is poised […]
Secret documents uncover UK’s interest in Libyan oil Negotiations fuel rumours of commercial deal behind Megrahi’s release Terry Macalister The Observer, Sunday 30 August 2009 Libya has been courted by Prince Charles, government ministers and Foreign Office mandarins on a dozen or more occasions in pursuit of lucrative oil and gas contracts. Documents obtained by […]
SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)–Alaska Governor Sean Parnell on Friday praised a federal appeals court decision that he said will allow Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) to continue exploring for oil and gas in the Beaufort Sea.
Shell Oil Co. has discovered extensive contamination of methane and benzene underneath the Carousel housing tract on the southern end of Carson. “Chemicals are a serious matter,” said Barbara Post, president of the Carousel Homeowners’ Association. “We have to trust that Shell is going to take care of it for us.”
Both of Mr Blairs trips coincided with the announcement of big trade agreements for Shell and then BP.
Shell sold its final 50 per cent stake in its Rajasthan blocs to the Scottish company for only £4.4 million in 2002 and the total sale price was less than $20 million… in January 2004, Cairn struck oil at least one billion barrels of it.
Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) — Shell Canada Ltd. said a regulatory agencys approval of two oil sands mines in Alberta was upheld by an appeals court judge who rejected an environmental groups request for a new hearing on the projects.
BY Jo Blow (real name and background information supplied) Interesting round of discussion this morning! Stu, you asked the following question “Also, which member of staff has been escourted from the premises under their current restructuring. Please name one.” I can name several in downstream that were stripped of the company property in their possession, […]
POSTING ON SHELL BLOG BY CLAIRE.A Wow, just stumbled on this site and blog. Whilst I’m impressed with the way it has been set up and maintained, I’m amazed by two aspects: Firstly, those of you who work for Shell and are seemingly so disgruntled, why not just walk? You must be so unhappy in […]
The partners will take a final decision on investment once they have production licenses and development approvals, Nicole Hodgson, Perth-based spokeswoman for Chevron said Aug. 26. Gorgon, which includes Royal Dutch Shell Plc, has contracts to supply the fuel to China, India and Japan and is among more than 12 LNG projects in the region competing for Asian buyers.
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Headline: Royaldutchshellplc.com site must bear responsibility for its actions: Extract from article: “We also have good reason to believe that many Shell employees welcome our activities, including publishing and circulating leaked information which senior management would prefer to cover up, or withhold from effected Shell stakeholders while negotiations with highly controversial third parties are in progress.”
FROM THE FT Chevron LNG field approved By Peter Smith in Sydney and Carola Hoyos in London Published: August 27 2009 03:00 | Last updated: August 27 2009 03:00 Gorgon, one of the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas deve-lopments, cleared its final big regulatory hurdle yesterday when Australia’s federal government granted environmental approval for the […]
Royal Dutch Shell paid $15.5m in June to settle lawsuit alleging complicity in murder of Nigerian activists
Associated Press Supporters of a suit accusing Shell of complicity in rights abuses rallied in May. Shell denied wrongdoing. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Arcane Law Brings Conflicts From Overseas to U.S. Courts August 27, 2009 By NATHAN KOPPEL Victims of human-rights abuses around the world increasingly are seeking justice American style — by filing lawsuits […]
Closure of the Shell Lubricants facility at the Port of Vicksburg will mean the loss of 24 jobs in the Mississippi River city.
The Dutch government aims to cut down on carbon dioxide emissions by developing Carbon Capture Storage or CCS. Royal Dutch Shell has plans to take on this government project but is delayed because of opposition from locals in the town of Barendrecht, a suburb of Rotterdam.
Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) — Arrow Energy Ltd., Royal Dutch Shell Plcs Australian partner in coal-seam gas production, will spend A$300 million ($251 million) drilling wells to supply gas to two planned liquefied natural gas plants in Queensland.
The project on Barrow Island will be run by US oil firm Chevron, and partners Royal Dutch Shall and Exxon Mobil, and will supply gas to China.
Technical experts working with Gorgon’s developers, Chevron, Shell and ExxonMobil, found it was possible that carbon dioxide could leak from faults in the geological formation under the island which is supposed to act as the burial site.
By John Donovan Preventable Deaths on Brent Bravo North Sea Production Platform Following an investigation by Grampian Police into allegations of corruption involving Shell and the UK Health & Safety Executive, relating to the Brent Bravo scandal, a report was submitted to the Procurator Fiscal, whose officials have subsequently been carrying out further enquiries. Reliable […]
Nigeria depends on the oil industry for approximately 95 per cent of export earnings and 80 per cent of government revenue.”
Royal Dutch Shell PLC is the latest in a small group of Western energy companies pumping crude out of Brazil amid intensifying international interest in the country’s deepwater oil reserves.
BAGHDAD (AP) Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Tuesday that Japan’s Mitsubishi will take a 5 percent stake in a planned joint venture it has with Iraq to produce natural gas in the south of the country.
WASHINGTON – Shell Oil Co., the U.S. arm of Europe’s largest oil company, spent $800,000 to lobby the federal government in the second quarter, according to a recent disclosure report.
Ed OKeeffe Photography By John Donovan On 18 August, The Sunday Times published an article: “Essar bids for British oil refinery in Shell auction“. It revealed that “Essar, the Indian energy, steel and shipping group, has made a bid for Royal Dutch Shells Stanlow refinery at Ellesmere Port…” After being contacted by Shell insiders and […]
The revelations coming out of the UK concerning the sale of the Stanlow complex are a continued display of what happens when Executives fail to live up to the Company core values.
Hugh Mitchell, Shell’s Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer and member of the Royal Dutch Shell Plc Executive Committee By John Donovan We are in possession of current Shell internal emails involving senior Royal Dutch Shell executives, including Tom Botts Shell’s Downstream Executive Vice President for Global Manufacturing and Hugh Mitchell, Chief Human Resources & […]
(Wall Street Journal image of Alfred Donovan, the 92 year old co-owner of the website royaldutchshellplc.com.) We have assembled by far the worlds largest online library of Shell related news articles, confidential Shell documents and Shell internal email correspondence leaked to us by insider sources. Our readers appetite for Shell news and insider information is […]
Whatever you think of the deal to allow the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi to end his days with his family in Libya, British business interests are a big factor. Energy companies such as BP, Royal Dutch Shell and BG have been making steady inroads into Libya, where there are an estimated 44bn barrels of crude beneath the desert sands…
Exxon, BP, Shell, Conoco Phillips, Total and Chevron have in the past 18 months, according to figures compiled by the investment bank Jefferies Broadview, spent $75 billion on share buybacks, which are designed to prop up share prices by reducing the amount traded in the market. That comes on top of $54 billion paid out in dividends over the same period.
So, shortly after Libya accepted responsibility for the Lockerbie attack in 2003 and agreed to compensate the families of the victims, Britain put down a resolution to remove the sanctions and, the following year, Mr Blair extended “the hand of friendship” to Colonel Gaddafi, who has now ruled Libya for 40 years. Huge trade deals followed for BP, Shell and others.
Richard Wiseman, Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer (Photo supplied by him for display on this website) EMAIL MESSAGE SENT BY JOHN DONOVAN TO OVER 400 SENIOR SHELL EXECUTIVES Congratulations! I am writing to offer our best wishes on your appointment/new title, as announced on our website royaldutchshellplc.com within the lists of […]
Malcolm Brinded, Royal Dutch Shell Executive director of Upstream International By John Donovan In view of current events, it is timely to consider the real motives of the UK government’s complicity in the release of the Lockerbie bomber – a development said to be “casting a long shadow over relations between Britain and United States, […]
“Shell has been stalking the Libyans ever since relations thawed”
Shortly after the former Prime Minister Tony Blair flew to Libya to meet Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2007, BG Group, Shell and BP secured substantial contracts with Libya.
Shell and Exxon say their advances will make tar sands no more polluting than conventional wells in such locales as Texas and the North Sea. Whether that proves true may affect the marketability of crude from Western Canadas tar-soaked bogs, home of crude worth more than $10 trillion at current market prices, the largest oil deposits outside Saudi Arabia.
Shell’s investment in its Alaskan Arctic offshore exploration program has now far exceeded $3 billion, with the company yet to be able to turn a drill bit, Shell’s Alaska manager told an Anchorage business group Aug. 14.
LONDON, Aug. 20 (UPI) — The Stanlow oil refinery in Cheshire, England, will not shut down despite tenders offered by Indian industrial conglomerate Essar, Royal Dutch Shell said. Essar offered to buy the Stanlow refinery as part of a push by the Indian company to establish a footprint in European markets. Stanlow is part of […]
Aug. 21 (Bloomberg) — Australias government will decide within days whether to give environmental approval for the Chevron Corp.-operated A$50 billion ($41 billion) Gorgon liquefied natural gas project. San Ramon, California-based Chevron and its partners Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc won environmental approval from the Western Australian state government earlier this month.
Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) — Total SA, Europes third-largest oil producer, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and UGI Corp. units received complaints from Frances antitrust agency as part of an investigation into the propane and butane industry.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AUGUST 18, 2009, 9:43 P.M. ET MELBOURNE (Dow Jones)–Arrow Energy Ltd. (AOE.AU) said Wednesday that the company has completed the sale of a 12% stake in the Tipton West Joint Venture to a unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA), subject to approvals. Shell paid Brisbane-based Arrow A$49.5 million, half of […]
August 19, 2009 By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) A top executive of Royal Dutch Shell who spearheaded the company’s return to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina is retiring after 33 years with the company. The company says Frank A. Glaviano Sr. will leave his post as vice president of production for Shell’s […]
Oil firms urged to leave American Petroleum Institute and halt political lobbying by Greenpeace Terry Macalister Wednesday 19 August 2009 20.29 BST Protesters in Houston, Texas, on Tuesday, venting their feelings against the climate change bill Photograph: AP BP and Shell are being told to tear up their membership of the American Petroleum Institute (API) […]
This difference of view has resulted in what Voelte described yesterday, with rare understatement, as some “argy-bargy” between Woodside and the other owners of the Browse gas discoveries — Chevron, BP, Shell and BHP Billiton. Now as anyone who knows the Other Don can tell you, Voelte is not easily intimidated.
BBC NEWS CHANNEL PetroChina’s deal is the latest to meet China’s growing energy needs PetroChina, Asia’s largest oil company, has signed a $41bn (£25bn) deal to purchase gas from a field off Australia’s north-western coast. The pact is the largest trade deal in Australian history and was hailed by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. “This agreement […]
Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle, via Associated Press: A rally against legislation to set a limit on greenhouse gas emissions in Houston on Tuesday. Oil companies bused in their employees. THE NEW YORK TIMES By CLIFFORD KRAUSS and JAD MOUAWAD Published: August 18, 2009 HOUSTON Hard on the heels of the health care protests, another citizen […]