Royal Dutch Shell plc .com Rotating Header Image

Posts from ‘December, 2010’

Shell, Gazprom May Expand Sakhalin LNG by 2015, Governor Says

By Ilya Arkhipov and Stephen Bierman – Dec 29, 2010 5:18 PM GMT OAO Gazprom, Russia’s gas export monopoly, and Royal Dutch Shell Plc may build a third train to produce liquefied natural gas at their $22 billion Sakhalin-2 venture by 2015, the regional governor said. The two companies may alternatively build a new LNG […]

Shell insists it’s emphasizing safety in Arctic drilling plan

Published: December 29th, 2010 11:59 AM Last Modified: December 29th, 2010 11:59 AM NPR News visited Dutch Harbor recently for a look at the equipment that Shell Oil is hoping to send into the Beaufort Sea next summer for drilling of its first exploratory well there. Among the vessels is the 300-foot oil skimmer Nanuq […]

SHELL ON HUMAN RIGHTS & FREEDOM OF SPEECH: SPIN VS. REALITY

By Alfred and John Donovan Our outspoken friend, the former employee of Shell Oil USA, has raised the question of why Shell has not sued us for libel. Extracts from an article we published in February 2006 are informative on the subject. Since then, Shell was legally obliged to supply us with internal documents including […]

Allegations against Royal Dutch Shell: Truth is not libel

COMMENTS FROM A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF SHELL OIL USA Read your comments about Shell not suing Bill Campbell for libel. Obviously, they have not done so because they could not win. Truth is not libel. One might ask why RD Shell has not sued you for libel. You have accused them publicly of all manner […]

Why won’t Shell sue its former HSE Group Auditor Bill Campbell for libel?

By John Donovan Printed below are extracts from an email I sent on 9 August 2006 to the then CEO of Royal Dutch Shell Plc., Mr Jeroen van der Veer. It concerned very serious published allegations against Shell management by the former HSE Group Auditor of Shell International, Mr Bill Campbell. His allegations related to […]

Shell scam against its employees in the Philippines?

I am Antonio L. Buensuceso Jr. an immigrant from the Philippines and residing at 12901 Francine Ter, Poway, Ca  92064 and an avid follower of your ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC.COM website. In fact, I am posting your column in my blog: shelltabangaorefinerylife.blogspot.com… …for the simple reason that as I see it we stand on the […]

Shell’s ‘corruption czar’

Comment by a former employee of Shell Oil USA I read your re-posting of RD Shell’s 2007 advert for a ‘corruption czar’ or whatever they were going to call this person. Interesting. It gave me a good chuckle. This advert is a public (albeit very quiet) admission by RD Shell management that they know they […]

Shell to investigate fraud, contract corruption, bribery, money-laundering and organised crime inside the Shell Group

Extracts from an article we published in January 2007. It is evident from the recent news of Shell being mired in endemic corruption in Nigeria, that the anti-corruption campaign was just another illusion conjured up by the Shell propaganda ministry to fool disillusioned investors in the wake of the reserves fraud. Organised crime investigations should […]

Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES: A version of this article appeared in print on December 26, 2010, on page A1 of the New York edition.

WikiLeaks: Shell’s astonishing revelations about Nigerian corruption

By John Donovan This U.S. diplomatic cable, classified as “secret”, reports on a briefing given to the American Ambassador to Nigeria, Robin R. Sander, in February 2009  by Shell Executive VP, Ann Pickard, now Country Chairman of Shell Australia. During a discussion of the high level of corruption in Nigeria, Pickard gave as an example, […]

WikiLeaks: Shell says ‘amateur technocrats’ run Nigerian oil and gas sector

By John Donovan According to a U.S. diplomatic cable classified as “confidential”, a senior Shell executive Peter Robinson, informed a U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs that “amateur technocrats run the oil and gas sector” in Nigeria. This damning verdict, of great embarrassment to Royal Dutch Shell, was made in February 2010 and was recorded […]

WikiLeaks: Oman secret plans to take gas fields away from Royal Dutch Shell

By John Donovan Secret cable from U.S. embassy in Muscat records a meeting in March 2008 between U.S. Admiral William J. Fallon and Sultan Qaboos. During the meeting, the Sultan expressed concerns about Iran and also revealed intent to “boost production by taking smaller and less productive gas fields away from Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) […]

Merry Christmas from Alfred and John Donovan

We would like to wish all of the tens of thousands of good folk at Royal Dutch Shell and all people who visit and contribute to this website, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year From Alfred and John Donovan

WikiLeaks: Shell’s secret speculation about Irish gas fields

23 December 2010 A senior figure in Shell said that there could be dozens of gasfields similar to a major one off Ireland’s west coast that has become the focus of a bitter battle with local people, according to a cable from the US embassy in Dublin. It reported that Julian Cetti, Shell Ireland’s head […]

Shell Pays $10 Million Fine to Nigerian Government

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo – Dec 22, 2010 7:58 PM GMT+0000 Royal Dutch Shell Plc paid $10 million in fines to the Nigerian government over alleged bribes paid on its behalf by Panalpina Welttransport Holding AG, to Nigerian customs officials, Justice Minister Mohammed Adoke said. The settlement is part of a broader resolution of bribery allegations […]

Message to Shell management from a blunt American

BY A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF SHELL OIL USA I have been reading and contributing to this blog for some months now, and it is clear that RD Shell has pretty much made an implacable enemy out of the Donovan’s. They have done so unnecessarily and through managerial arrogance and complete incompetence. Unlike RD Shell management […]

NAZI STYLE REPRISALS AND CORPORATE TERRORISM AGAINST FORMER SHELL EMPLOYEE

COMING SOON: THE TRUE STORY OF ASTONISHING NAZI STYLE REPRISALS AND CORPORATE TERRORISM AGAINST A FORMER SHELL EMPLOYEE OF ALMOST 30 YEARS, A DEEPLY RELIGIOUS, CONSCIENCE DRIVEN MAN, WHO BELIEVED IN SHELL’S BUSINESS PRINCIPLES. UNFORTUNATELY, LIKE BILL CAMPBELL, FORMER HSE GROUP AUDITOR OF SHELL INTERNATIONAL, AND MANY OTHERS, HE DISCOVERED THAT THE CLAIMED PRINCIPLES ARE […]

Payback time for corporate villains?

(Graphics from the Guardian article: Unloveable Shell, the Goddess of Oil) “Although Shell has extracted more than £30bn from the area, the people who live on the land survive on less than 60 pence a day, with barely any roads, schools or hospitals. Many of the Ogoni people who have spoken out against this scandal […]

House Dems to Interior: More science needed before Shell can drill off Alaska

By Ben Geman – 12/21/10 01:06 PM ET More than three-dozen House Democrats are urging the Interior Department not to approve Royal Dutch Shell’s request to drill in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast next year until more scientific information is available. The lawmakers, in a letter Friday to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, say the agency […]

BAE Systems: timeline of bribery allegations

Years of bribery investigations into BAE Systems by the Serious Fraud Office were brought to a close today, when the company was fined after pleading guilty to failing to keep proper accounting records in Tanzania. Here is a timeline of investigations of the defence company: (ADDED BY JOHN DONOVAN: SHELL PLAYED A KEY MONEY LAUNDERING […]

Shell reports unit upset, no fire, at Motiva plant

HOUSTON | Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:21pm GMT HOUSTON Dec 21 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said on Tuesday that there was no fire at its joint-venture Motiva Enterprises LLC 235,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery in Convent, Louisiana, on Monday. A Shell spokesman said a unit that helps production of transportation fuels “experienced an upset […]

Essar bids for Shell’s Stanlow refinery -union rep

Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:17pm GMT * Essar makes bid, given deadline to make firm offer * Shell will withdraw plant from sale if no deal * Shell continues to withdraw from European refining By Tom Bergin LONDON, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc has told employees at its Stanlow refinery that India’s […]

Motiva Reports Fire At Convent, La., Refinery

By Ben Lefebvre: DECEMBER 21, 2010 8:26 AM ET Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–Motiva Enterprises LLC reported Monday a fire at its 235,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Convent, Louisiana, according to a government filing made public Tuesday. The cause of the fire wasn’t given. The company didn’t immediately return calls. Motiva operates the eastern […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR

We would like to wish all of the good folk at Royal Dutch Shell and the people who visit and kindly contribute to this website a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year From Alfred and John Donovan

Shell money laundering role in Saudi/BAE Systems corruption scandal

U.K. Judge Throws Curveball in BAE Agreement By Dionne Searcey: DECEMBER 20, 2010 Bringing closure to foreign-corruption cases has generally become a formulaic process. The company pays a bribe overseas, law enforcement finds out, the two sides reach some kind of a settlement deal, a judge approves it, and everyone goes their separate ways. Any […]

More on Graft and Corruption at Shell Oil USA

Shell Oil Manager on gifts (bribes) given to Shell employees by vendors: “And yes John, there are acceptable levels of gifts, and if you do not think there are then you are living in la la land.” FURTHER COMMENT BY A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF SHELL OIL USA When I was at Shell Research many years […]

Mixed up and agitated about Shell, Hitler and dodgy diesel

Although we try to make it plain that this is not the official Royal Dutch Shell Plc website, it is evident from this email, received earlier today, that we need to try harder. To spare any embarrassment, the senders name and email address have been removed. Firstly; what the hell is going on with the […]

The rise in the price of heating oil – an insider’s view

You know that slightly vulgar Q&A ? Question: “Why do dogs lick their balls?” Answer: “Because they can”. Its pretty much a metaphor for the corporate world for much of the  time: Q:  “Why do bankers pay themselves large bonuses?” A: “Because they can.” – and so on. It is the “Because they can” imperative […]

Graft and Corruption at Shell Oil USA

BY A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF SHELL OIL USA When I worked for Shell USA years ago we had an incident with one of our major supplies of oil field services. As it happened the VP of marketing complained to our Shell VP in New Orleans about the fact that their service reps kept handing out […]

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL: THE MOST EVIL COMPANY ON THE PLANET?

*CORPORATE TERRORISM AGAINST A FORMER SHELL EMPLOYEE *ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NAZI SECRETS EXPOSED *INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT: GALE NORTON, SHELL SCANDAL *Shell employee guinea pigs in study of carcinogenic properties *1000?s of Shell workers asked to reapply for their own jobs *SEX, DRUGS & CORRUPTION IN USA SPONSORED BY SHELL *ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NIGERIAN CORRUPTION SCANDAL […]

Royal Dutch Shell in detailed negotiations with Essar

18 December 2010 Shell has confirmed that they are in detailed negotiations with Essar for the sale of Stanlow Refinery and associated marketing businesses. They have set a deadline of the end of February to reach agreement on the terms of any sale. If Stanlow is not sold by then it will continue to operate […]

Shell Readies 3 Applications for Gulf of Mexico Wells

By Katarzyna Klimasinska – Dec 17, 2010 11:12 PM GMT+0000 Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s biggest oil company, is preparing three exploration plans to meet new requirements for deep-water wells in the Gulf of Mexico after the U.S. lifted a drilling ban, a spokeswoman said today. Statoil ASA, the Nordic region’s biggest energy producer, has […]

Activists demand prosecution of Shell over Wikileaks revelations

Shell had gone beyond merely doing business in Nigeria but had “perfected its despicable act of corporate rule through which it has over the years evaded justice for all its atrocious activities against the environment and the Niger Delta People.” By Ayo Okulaja Environmental activists have urged the Nigerian government to begin criminal prosecution of […]

Royal Dutch Shell Plc.com website under cyber attack

Apologies for this website being down earlier today. Our dedicated server was apparently under a denial-of-service high load attack by an unknown party. This information comes from our hosting company in Dallas. DoS attack generally involves organised efforts by a third party with malicious intent, to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently […]

Oil Sands Have Limited Local Impact on Health, Ecology, RSC Says

By Eduard Gismatullin – Dec 16, 2010 11:37 AM GMT+0000 Canadian oil sand production has limited impact on the local environment and population, while the government needs to increase regulation of the industry to keep up with expansion, an academy of scientists said. The Royal Society of Canada’s panel of experts couldn’t find “credible evidence” […]

BP falls back on US lawsuit, but broker pitches possible Exxon bid

Thursday 16 December 2010 BP shares have fallen back following news that the US government had issued a lawsuit relating to the Gulf of Mexico disaster, prompting talk of a fine of up to $20bn and total costs relating to the spillage of $40bn. But American legal action could ultimately lead to an American takeover […]

Nigeria to drop Dick Cheney charges after plea bargain

Halliburton pays Nigerian regime a bribe/fine to stop bribery charges against Halliburton? (Comment by John Donovan) Halliburton agrees to pay $250m in fines in lieu of prosecution over alleged multimillion-dollar bribes David Smith in Port Harcourt Wednesday 15 December 2010 19.42 GMT Nigerian anti-corruption police said this month they planned to file charges against Dick […]

Shell: We’ll produce more gas than oil by 2012

Interview by Shelley DuBois December 15, 2010: 3:25 PM ET FORTUNE — Slowly but surely, the energy landscape in America and around the globe is changing. Crude is still king, but oil and gas companies are increasingly folding in more and different assets. Shell (RDSA), for example, has purchased and developed tons of natural gas […]

BP sued by the US government over Gulf oil spill

By Hugo Duncan Last updated at 10:36 PM on 15th December 2010 The US government last night sued BP in an effort to recoup billions of dollars in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Obama administration is seeking unlimited damages from BP and other firms linked with the disaster. It is […]

INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT ON GALE NORTON, SHELL SCANDAL

By John Donovan Although their names have been redacted, it appears from this report that John Hofmeister and Malcolm Brinded were both directly involved in negotiations/discussions with Gale Norton? If the issue of Shell corruption is raised, based on our knowledge, there is always a good chance that Mr Big Brain, No Scruples  Brinded will […]