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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 […]


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:… …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 Like this:Like Loading…

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 […]

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