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Posts on ‘September 18th, 2010’

Murphy’s Law and Shell drilling in the Arctic Ocean

Comment from a former employee of Shell Oil USA After several decades of working in the oil industry in the exploration side of the business I have learned that Murphy’s Law pretty much rules. If it can happen, it will happen. Soon or later the laws of statistics catch up with you. Some examples are: […]

Royal Dutch Shell Fat Cat Malcolm Brinded: Big Brain but no scruples

By Alfred and John Donovan We note that our article “Royal Dutch Shell Fat Cat Malcolm Brinded: Big Brain but no scruples” published in May 2009 on Blogger News Network has now been read over 8,000 times. The outcome of a related investigation by Grampion Police into alleged corruption and HSE issues regarding Shell and […]

Shell dropped from Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Shell has been dropped from the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The Anglo-Dutch oil company says it does not know why this has happened. The company has always been included in the ranking since the index was introduced in 1999. The list includes firms deemed to be among a particular branch’s top 10 percent most sustainable […]

Why We Mustn’t Allow Shell to Go… to America’s Arctic Seas

Shell wants to go quite far, all the way to the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas of Arctic Alaska to get the oil that is there. And they want you to support them in their journey, which is why they say, “Let’s Go.” THE HUFFINGTON POST Subhankar Banerjee: Photographer, writer, activist, founder ClimateStoryTellers.org Last Sunday, after […]

Putin meets with Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser

Mr Putin cited the successful participation of Shell in the Sakhalin-2 project, as well as its cooperation with Gazprom, Gazpromneft, Rosneft and other Russian companies. In turn, Mr Voser called Russia a key investment partner and expressed satisfaction with the results that have been achieved through cooperation with Russia in a variety of sectors. 17 […]

2nd Circuit Rejects Corporate Liability in Alien Tort Act Cases

New York Law Journal Mark Hamblett September 20, 2010 The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected outright Friday the theory that corporations can be held liable in the United States under the Alien Tort Statute for violations of international law in foreign countries. In a sweeping decision rebuffing a lawsuit against The Royal Dutch […]