The board has suggested that Shell E&P Ireland and its Corrib gas partners explore another route, up the Sruwaddacon estuary, and has given the company three months to come back with detailed information on the route, design and safety of the high pressure pipe. In a four page letter issued today, the board says that the current application “does not present a complete, transparent and adequate demonstration” that the high pressure pipeline “does not pose an unacceptable risk to the public”.
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NEW DELHI, Nov 3 (Reuters) – India’s Essar Oil (ESRO.BO) said on Tuesday its exclusive talks with Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) to buy three of the global oil major’s European refineries will run until Nov 30.
YENEGOA, Nigeria, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell
Radio Netherlands Netherlands is 15th most secretive tax haven By Nicola Chadwick A Dutch documentary recently reported that Dutch multinationals were getting away with paying little or no tax. According to the programme, well-known Dutch companies such as Shell, Akzo Nobel and Philips only pay six to seven percent tax on their profits, whereas they [...]
An Bord Pleanálas decision on the modified route for the onshore gas pipeline is due to be delivered this week. A resumed court hearing will also take place this week in relation to the contempt of court ruling against Shell, issued in early September, in relation to the Rossport commonage.
In June, the company agreed to pay $15.5 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged complicity in murder, torture and other human rights abuses by Nigeria’s former military government. In 1995, the Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwawas was hanged by Nigeria’s military regime after protesting Shell’s environmental practices, including gas flaring and the destruction of mangroves to make way for pipelines.