QUOTE FROM ROYAL DUTCH SHELL CEO PETER VOSER IN A COMMENT TO SHELL EMPLOYEES: I was very positively surprised by how you kept your eyes on the operational performance on the day-to-day job you had to do while going through the uncertainties of the last few months…
Introduction by John Donovan: Printed below is a syndicated Bloomberg article published by the Houston Chronicle containing the above quote. It must rank as Grade A BS on a par with Shell Ethics and Compliance Chief, Richard Wiseman, making an anti-corruption speech, when in fact he has a track record of supporting and encouraging corruption, deceit and predatory IP theft by Shell managers.
We are encouraged to speak out even more frankly now that we have written confirmation from Shell that the company decided long ago that it will never sue us, apparently because we have too much Shell “internal laundry.”
Instead, discredited pathetic Shell executive directors are reduced to launching a covert global spying operation directed against Shell employees specifically in connection with this website. And they could not manage to even keep that secret. More humiliation.
Houston Chronicle: Bloomberg News
Shell chief calls 2010 ‘challenging’ for refining, costs
Dec. 29, 2009, 5:59AM
Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil company, expects the pressure on refining margins and costs to persist next year amid a challenging economic situation.
I expect that 2010 will be, from a macro environment point of view, still a challenging year, Peter Voser, chief executive officer at the Hague-based Shell, said in a video to employees. We’ll see pressure on refining margins and some further pressure on competitive performance regarding costs.
Shell and competitors such as Exxon Mobil Corp. are cutting costs as they seek to rebuild profits battered by a global recession and reduced energy demand. Shell, whose refining earnings fell 47 percent in the third quarter, is responding by cutting 5,000 jobs, or about 5 percent of its workforce, and reducing operating costs by about $1 billion in the first nine months of the year.
Voser, who took over from Jeroen van der Veer in July, wants to streamline operations after saying the company was too complex. As the first non-British or Dutch national to head Shell in its 102-year history, he started off by announcing a reorganization called Transition 2009, almost two years after a similar shake-up at BP.
I was very positively surprised by how you kept your eyes on the operational performance on the day-to-day job you had to do while going through the uncertainties of the last few months, Voser said to employees. We’re closing Transition 2009 in 2009. What we’re doing now is actually embedding what we want to achieve with the restructuring into the plans and your activities in 2010.
The refining margin is the amount companies make by turning crude oil into products like gasoline.
COMMENT POSTED ON ARTICLE BY JOHN DONOVAN
Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser is quoted in the Bloomberg article as saying to Shell employees: I was very positively surprised by how you kept your eyes on the operational performance on the day-to-day job you had to do while going through the uncertainties of the last few months,
This unfortunately confirms that he is just another B/S merchant. I operate a website which a Shell official has acknowledged “is an excellent source of group news and comment and I recommend it far above what our own group internal comms puts out.”
According to our network of Shell internal sources, for which we are renowned, the Voser restructuring has been a disastrous distraction with thousands of employees forced to reapply for a limited number of jobs. Voser has described this totally ruthless policy as “an interesting exercise”. As per “Terminators” comment, thousands of jobs are also being outsourced to China and India.
In the meantime, Shell is doing business with the fanatical Iranian regime which supplies munitions that kill and maim American soldiers. Also with the Libyan dictator responsible for the bombing of Pan Am 103.
I therefore entirely endorse the call for Americans to boycott this evil company which is prepared to deal with the devil if needed, to get its hands on hydrocarbon reserves.
Remember, this is the same multinational which settled a US lawsuit in June 2009 for $15.5 million in respect of the torture and murder of its opponents in Nigeria. They rightfully objected to the decades long plunder and pollution of their Country by the Anglo Dutch oil giant.
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