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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 […]