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Posts on ‘May 5th, 2010’

Sex, Lies and Oil Spills

In one incident reported by the Inspector General, agency employees got so drunk at a Shell sponsored golf event that they could not drive home and had to sleep in hotel rooms paid for by Shell. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. President, Waterkeeper Alliance; Professor, Pace University Posted: May 5, 2010 10:19 AM A common spin […]

Statement by former Royal Dutch Shell executive John Johns: RDS Forensics has arrived!

At the request of John Johns we have today (11 June 2010) removed information previously printed below (published on 5 May 2010) that was copied from his Royal Dutch Shell Forensics Website. That website is apparently no longer operational because of pornographic advertising appearing on it over which Mr Johns had no control. Although initially […]

Novel Gripe Site kicks up a stink

Weather Forecast:  Tomorrow:  Sickly fecal fug around lunchtime, pungent haze deepening towards evening.  Vile stink clearing towards dawn, followed by periodic pongs. As the operator of an index of gripe websites, we receive requests to feature a variety of gripe sites. We have just added a novel site targeting a Chicken Processing Plant in Ptuj, […]

Shell Is Losing More Oil

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL MAY 5, 2010 Sabotage and theft in Niger Delta is causing big jumps in spills By JAMES HERRON LONDON—Royal Dutch Shell PLC reported Tuesday big increases in the volume of oil spilled in the Niger Delta in 2008 and 2009, due in large part to damage to pipelines from sabotage and […]

Shell: No Change To Proposed A$3.44B Offer For Arrow Energy

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL MAY 4, 2010 SYDNEY (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) said Wednesday there has been no change to it and PetroChina Corp.’s (PTR) A$3.44 billion takeover offer for Arrow Energy Ltd. (AOE.AU). “There’s been no change to the proposed offer following FIRB (Foreign Investment Review Board) approval,” a Shell spokesman said. […]

Groups challenge Shell’s Arctic air permits

By DAN JOLING (AP) 5 MAY 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Native and conservation groups have filed challenges to clean air permits the Environmental Protection Agency granted Shell Oil for drilling exploration wells in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. “Shell’s drilling threatens to pollute the air we breathe, and EPA needs to regulate the emissions […]

Gulf oil leakage could worsen if measures to stop the flow fail, executives say

By Steven Mufson Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, May 4, 2010; 6:28 PM Under a worst-case scenario, the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico from a damaged offshore rig could rise to 40,000 barrels a day — eight times the current estimated leakage — oil-industry executives told members of Congress on Tuesday. Rep. […]

The limitations of rational man…

One of the problems with having spent most of my career in the oil industry is that it was a far too rational world – or liked to think that it was. There were lots of engineers, geologists and accountants to explain to you that managing was about input-process-output. In other words you came to […]