Royal Dutch Shell plc .com Rotating Header Image

Posts from ‘August, 2009’

A retraction by Jo Blow

“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 […]

Shell Giveaway – Newstalk Radio Skit

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq0ccdacGMw&feature=player_embedded

Royal Dutch Shell becomes first global oil company to build lubricants blending plant in Russia

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.

Lockerbie bomber ‘set free for oil’

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 Brown’s 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.

Revealed: how Shell won the fight for Libyan gas and oil

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 […]

Shell Upstream International Executive Director Malcolm Brinded named in Libyan intrigue

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 […]

Alaska Gov Touts Crt Ruling On Offshore Oil Lease

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.

Carson homes sit over Shell benzene, methane contamination

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.”

When truth about Britain’s dealings with Libya turns out to be a mirage

Both of Mr Blair’s trips coincided with the announcement of big trade agreements for Shell and then BP.

They thought it was a mirage, but black gold is gushing in the Indian desert

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.

Shell Says It Wins Appeal on Alberta Oil Sands Mines

Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) — Shell Canada Ltd. said a regulatory agency’s approval of two oil sands mines in Alberta was upheld by an appeals court judge who rejected an environmental group’s request for a new hearing on the projects.

Interesting round of discussion this morning!

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, […]

Wow, just stumbled on this site and blog

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 […]

Exxon Says $42 Billion Gorgon Decision May Come Within a Month

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.

Shell information and insider comments

By John Donovan If you would like to supply information or post comments on our website, but are concerned about protecting your anonymity, you can set up a free account with hushmail.com and then send information or comments to me at my hushmail email address: [email protected] The information would then be automatically encrypted and you […]

Royal Dutch Shell plc.com site must bear responsibility for its actions

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.”

Shell participation in Gorgon Gas Project

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 […]

Shell Closing Vicksburg Lubricants Plant

Closure of the Shell Lubricants facility at the Port of Vicksburg will mean the loss of 24 jobs in the Mississippi River city.

Netherlands Protest Against Planned Shell Carbon Storage project

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.

Arrow Energy to Spend A$300 Million Seeking Gas for LNG Plants

Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) — Arrow Energy Ltd., Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s 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.

Australia island gas deal sealed

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.

$50b question: Gorgon carbon claims in doubt

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.

Scottish Authorities deepen investigation into alleged Shell Corruption

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: Shell Awards N130.5 Billion Contracts to Local Firms

Nigeria depends on the oil industry for approximately 95 per cent of export earnings and 80 per cent of government revenue.”

Brazil Field Puts Shell in a Good Spot

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.

Mitsubishi gets 5 percent of Shell Iraq JV gas project

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.

Shell spent $800K lobbying US government in 2Q

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.

Shell Stanlow workers offered for sale like slaves in public auction

Ed O’Keeffe 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 Shell’s Stanlow refinery at Ellesmere Port…” After being contacted by Shell insiders and […]

My prayers for Shell Stanlow employees

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.

Leaked Shell Emails Discuss Despicable Treatment of Stanlow Refinery Workforce

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 & […]

Free Research on Royal Dutch Shell Plc (over 24,500 articles)

(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 […]

High stakes in the shifting sands of the oil sector are not best served by low tactics

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…

Timid oil giants hand back their cash

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.

Lockerbie bomber release: Lord Mandelson, his wealthy friends and the Libyan connection

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.

Arch-critic emails over 400 Shell senior execs

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 […]

Shell’s Malcolm Brinded – lustful friend of Libya

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

“Shell has been stalking the Libyans ever since relations thawed”

Lockerbie release casts dark shadow over Britain’s ties with US

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.

Oil Sands May Get Cleaner as Shell, Exxon Bubble Tar to Froth

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 Canada’s tar-soaked bogs, home of crude worth more than $10 trillion at current market prices, the largest oil deposits outside Saudi Arabia.