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Strong men at Shell

Article by a former employee of Shell Oil Co. John, I was reading some of your references to ‘strong men’ at the helm of Shell and the negative impacts they have had on the company. In the States, the 1980’s were the decade of ‘Bookout’. This was when I worked for Shell. At Shell USA […]


By Andrew Johnson: Friday July 30, 2010 ROYAL Dutch Shell yesterday expressed confidence in its safety standards in the wake of BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill as it unveiled a near doubling in profits to $4.5billion (£2.9billion) for the second quarter to June. Chief executive Peter Voser (right) said the disaster was a “tragedy” […]

Latest Corrib delay exposes monumental folly of Bellanaboy plan

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 Western People EDITORIAL: Latest Corrib delay exposes monumental folly of Bellanaboy plan It is almost ten years since plans were unveiled for a gas processing facility at Bellanaboy in North Mayo.  When permission was initially sought from Mayo Co Council for the gas terminal, the promoters of the Corrib project  confidently […]

BP spill cases head to court as Shell counts cost

Potentially adding its name to the line of claimants, Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) idled seven rigs and took a $56 million charge related to the drilling ban on Thursday. Saying the ban would reduce its production by almost 3 million barrels this year, the company did not rule out reclaiming the cash from BP. Shell, one of the biggest oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico, said it had idled rigs rather than move them elsewhere because the ban’s six-month duration meant it was not profitable to redeploy them to other areas.

Obama Turns to China, Mideast to Bid to Get Iran Sanctions `Globalized’

Shell is among companies that have said they’re still considering whether to continue their investments, he said. New sanctions adopted this month by the European Union probably will accelerate Shell’s decision, he said.

Shell defends deep water drilling as cuts boost profits Royal Dutch Shell has defended the safety record of deepwater drilling, as cost-cutting helped it to make $4.4bn of profits in the last quarter. By Rowena Mason Published: 6:30AM BST 30 Jul 2010 The oil giant slashed its spending by $3.5bn over the last 18 months by shedding 7,000 staff and making operational savings. […]

US gas stations: Stay BP or change name to Amoco?

NEW ORLEANS — BP gas station owners across the country are divided over whether the oil giant stained by its handling of the Gulf spill should rebrand U.S. outlets as Amoco or another name as part of its effort to repair the company’s badly damaged reputation.

Exxon Mobil sponsors Australian Journalism conference

The PR Report “What’s the story?” is the title for the Australian Journalists 2010 annual conference. It’s a good theme; the core of excellent journalism is to ask the question “what’s the story?” Which leads nicely to this question: what’s the story with the Australian Journalists union accepting sponsorship from Exxon Mobil? See the details […]

Shell chemical fallout

For obvious reasons, “SHELLTOX”, is not a brand name Shell would adopt these days. The “flykiller” was launched in the USA in the late 20’s. Aptly named, it contained a mixture of toxic chemicals deadly to flies and humans. An indiscriminate killer. Shell Chemical also had to take its “No-Pest-Strip” off the market… the U.S. […]

Shell: New Perdido Field Shut By US Drilling Moratorium

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL JULY 29, 2010 LONDON (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s (RDSB) new Perdido field in the Gulf of Mexico was shut down in April by the U.S. drilling moratorium less than a month after starting up and won’t resume production until October, said the company’s Chief Financial Officer Simon Henry Thursday. The […]

Royal Dutch Shell profits almost double

Second-quarter profits at oil giant Royal Dutch Shell have almost doubled after the firm completed a year-long corporate restructuring programme. The firm reported profits of $4.5bn (£2.9bn) on a current cost of supplies basis, up from $2.3bn a year ago. But it marked a drop from the $4.9bn it made in the first three months […]

Problem loading up the website

A number of people in Europe and the USA have reported a problem loading up this website. They say that the right hand columns do not appear. That problem has hopefully now been resolved. Like this:Like Loading…

Shell Posts Higher Profit on Oil Prices, Production

By Fred Pals – Jul 29, 2010 7:14 AM GMT+0100 Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil company, posted a 15 percent increase in second- quarter profit on higher oil prices and production. Net income rose to $4.39 billion from $3.82 billion a year earlier, The Hague-based Shell said today in a statement. Excluding one-time […]

Ray Fox allegations against Royal Dutch Shell

Forum for Stable Currencies Advocating Economic Democracy through Freedom from National Debt Convenor: Lord Sudeley FSA; Host: Lord Ahmed; Chairman: Austin Mitchell MP Sponsors: James Gibb Stuart, Ossian Publishers; Barbara A. Panvel, New Era Coalition Organiser: Sabine K McNeill, Director, 3D Metrics; Facilitator: Brad Meyer, Collaboration Ltd NEWS RELEASE 28th July 2010 Homeless UK man with […]

On the Surface, Gulf Oil Spill Is Vanishing Fast; Concerns Stay

THE NEW YORK TIMES A version of this article appeared in print on July 28, 2010, on page A1 of the New York edition. By JUSTIN GILLIS and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON The oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be dissolving far more rapidly than anyone expected, a piece of good news that raises […]

BP Spill Thwarts Shell, Statoil in Arctic Oil Drilling Delay

By Kari Lundgren – Jul 28, 2010 BP Plc’s disaster in the Gulf of Mexico will keep the planet’s biggest pot of untapped oil and gas under the Arctic ice for now as regulators toughen drilling rules and demand better ways to handle spills. Royal Dutch Shell Plc has had plans to explore off Alaska […]

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