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Richemont’s Rupert Opposes Shell’s Gas Plans in Karoo, Star Says

By Nasreen Seria – Jan 31, 2011 7:05 AM GMT Cie. Financiere Richemont SA Chairman Johann Rupert is opposed to a plan by Royal Dutch Shell Plc to explore for gas in South Africa’s Karoo region until further environmental studies are conducted, the Star reported, citing Rupert. Shell must do further tests on the possible impact of […]

Shell Looks for Partnership With Rosneft

THE MOSCOW TIMES 31 January 2011 Bloomberg DAVOS, Switzerland — Peter Voser, chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, said he’s looking at a partnership with Rosneft to hunt for oil reserves. “We are talking about potential exploration” together, Voser said Friday in Davos, Switzerland. “Partnership with national oil companies is part of our business model.” […]

Is Begich of Alaska trying to strong-arm the EPA on behalf of Shell?

John, he sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee and they have already received your email with that Navy/ONR memo. I read the article about Begich of Alaska trying to strong-arm the EPA on behalf of RD Shell.  I have attached a link to his webpage. This is just a suggestion, but you may […]

Royal Dutch Shell Malaysian pension fund controversy

If you haven’t seen the attached, it may interest you to know that the attached is a copy of Sarawak Shell Berhad/Sabah Shell Petroleum Company’s internal management exchange which was leaked by one of the employees who is disgusted with Shell. You may take note that Shell cheats on paying the Retirement Benefit Fund resulting in the class action at Miri High Court by ex and current staff of Sarawak Shell Berhad/Sabah Shell Petroleum Company.

Royal Dutch Shell tried to blackmail reserves whistleblower

Shell lawyers to Dr Huong: …positive steps must be taken by you to ensure that these notices must be given to all persons’, not only Donovan, who are able to operate and maintain the web site. As such by simply writing to Donovan to request him to remove your postings as you have done is […]

Begich Asks EPA to Swiftly Resolve Shell’s Air Permit Issues – Jan 29,2011 – In an effort to give Shell Oil the opportunity to move forward in 2011 on exploration in the Beaufort Sea, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich requested Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson swiftly resolve outstanding issues created by the recent Environmental Appeals Board’s (EAB) remand of air quality permits for […]

OIL POLITICS: The Emperor with no clothes

next By Nnimmo Bassey: January 27, 2011 03:21AMT The Dutch parliament yesterday placed the Royal Dutch Shell before the mirror in a groundbreaking act of scrutiny over the severe environmental and social footprint of the oil giant on the Niger Delta.  Shell may be the only one being grilled but that does not by any […]

Shell whistleblower Dr Huong accuses Shell of psychological torture

I am very disappointed with Shell in the person of Mr. Thuvakumar for the psychological torture inflicted on me for almost four years.  In his affidavit affirmed on 6.11.2007 before the Commissioner of Oath, Mr. Thuvakumar and the Shell Counsel knew very well that I was not the author of the publications – the “Corruption […]

Production on Shell Ogoni Oil Wells Recommences

NNPC to Begin Production On Shell’s Ogoni Oil Wells By Chika Amanze-Nwachuku Published 28 January 2011 The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said Thursday that the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), its producing arm, will soon commence production from the 30 oil fields belonging to Shell Petroleum Development and Production Company (SPDC) in Ogoniland. Group […]

Shell under fire for alleged environmental, human rights violations

Latika Bourke reported this story on Friday, January 28, 2011 12:50:00 TANYA NOLAN: Dutch oil company Shell has been grilled over its operations in Africa’s Niger Delta amid claims of pollution and abuses. Shell’s executives have been called before a parliamentary inquiry in the Hague where they’ve been asked about oil spills and gas flaring […]

Shell’s Voser Looks to Rosneft for Exploration Deal

By Francine Lacqua and Brian Swint – Jan 28, 2011 9:55 AM GMT+0000 Peter Voser, chief executive officer of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, said he’s looking at a partnership with Russia’s state-owned OAO Rosneft to hunt for oil reserves. “We are talking about potentially exploration” together, Voser said today in a Bloomberg Television interview in […]

Shell CEO on BP Bid Rumor: We Grow Organically

Published: Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 3:46 AM ET By: Antonia Oprita Web Producer, CNBC Royal Dutch Shell is seeking to grow organically and sees demand for oil and gas rising over the next years, CEO Peter Voser told CNBC Friday in an interview from Davos. On January 4, BP’s shares hit a six-month high […]

Dr Huong evidence refuting Shell defamation law suit

By John Donovan After EIGHT companies within the Royal Dutch Shell Group collectively buried him in legal proceedings, including multiple injunctions, as part of a draconian defamation action in respect of allegations published on this website, former Shell production geologist, Dr John  Huong begun assembling evidence to substantiate that the allegations were true. His efforts […]

Sabah can review oil deal with Petronas

INTRO BY JOHN DONOVAN: Royal Dutch Shell, in bed with a thoroughly corrupt dictatorship regime in Malaysia and its state-owned puppet oil company, Petronas, has plundered the mineral riches of Malaysia for many decades. Same evil exploitation policy as in Nigeria – Shell will deal with the devil if that’s what it takes to extract […]

An Taisce says Shell approval ‘legally flawed’

LORNA SIGGINS, Western Correspondent AN TAISCE intends to seek a judicial review of An Bord Pleanála’s approval for the final section of the Corrib gas pipeline. The environmental organisation’s chairman Charles Stanley-Smith believes the board’s ruling last week was “legally flawed”, and may have “major implications for the status of implementing European directives in Ireland”, […]

Nigeria oil spill payouts would encourage terrorism, Shell claims

Royal Dutch Shell has been forced to defend its record on oil spills and human rights in Nigeria in the face of a barrage of criticism before a panel of Dutch politicians. Shell has been trying to sell up to $4bn of onshore oil assets in Nigeria for more than a year Photo: Alamy By Rowena […]

Dutch lawmakers grill Shell on Nigerian operations

By ARTHUR MAX – Jan 26, 2011 4:05 PM GMT+0000 By The Associated Press AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell executives defended their much-criticized operation in the Niger Delta before Dutch lawmakers on Wednesday but said the company will not pay compensation for pollution caused by sabotage and vowed to fight a $100 million fine […]

The Video Shell Doesn’t Want You to See

Han Shan Posted: May 26, 2009 05:33 PM For over thirteen years, multinational oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has done everything in its power to stop a trial from taking place at which the company must answer to charges that it colluded with the Nigerian military to commit serious human rights abuses to quell peaceful […]

Dutch Lawmakers Question Shell on Oil Pollution in Nigeria

By DAVID JOLLY Published: January 26, 2011 Royal Dutch Shell officials faced tough questions from Dutch lawmakers on Wednesday over pollution from its oil operations in Nigeria at a conference convened in the Netherlands to shed light on the oil giant’s dealings in the West African country. Environmental organizations and business officials at the round-table […]

WikiLeaks: Cable reveals Shell funded Nigerian rebels ‘peace camp’

Confidential Diplomatic cable from the U.S. Embassy in Abuja in 2005, Nigeria, reveals Shell paid $100,000 to fund a gathering of Nigerian rebels, supposedly a “Peace Camp”. When militiamen discovered that the meeting was funded by Shell, they rioted and gang members fought among themselves. THE CABLE 251052Z Apr 05 C O N F I […]

Royal Dutch Shell homepage with Nazi symbols?

EMAIL RECEIVED TODAY FROM A GERMAN SOURCE Subject: Your homepage with Nazi symbols. Dear Sir I opened this link today and noticed some very strange parts. It looks like, that somebody “hacked” your homepage REPLY FROM JOHN DONOVAN Thanks for your email. If you are under the impression that the website is owned and […]

WikiLeaks: Royal Dutch Shell machinations over Iran sanctions

Latest leaked diplomatic cable from U.S. Embassy in The Hague confirms Shell exports oil to Iran, yet pressed for imposing broader UN trade sanctions on Iran and forcing Chinese and Russian firms to comply, so as to “level the playing field”. Shell’s Chinese and Russian partners in various multibillion dollar projects may not be impressed. […]

Dutch MPs over Niger Delta: Who messed up?

Published on : 25 January 2011 – 5:15pm | By Hélène Michaud Royal Dutch Shell faces serious probing by the Dutch parliament on Wednesday into its profitable yet controversial operations in Nigeria.  MPs contacted by Radio Netherlands Worldwide see the hearing as a “fact-finding” exercise they hope will help deepen their understanding of the situation […]

Google Royal Dutch Shell: 25 January 2011

The first 8 out of 1.420 million search results from Goggling “Royal Dutch Shell” on the evening of 25 January 2011. About 1,420,000 results (0.09 seconds) Search Results Shell UK – United Kingdom At 07.00 BST (08.00 CEST and 02.00 EDT) on Thursday 28 October, 2010 Royal Dutch Shell plc released its third quarter results […]

Is Royal Dutch Shell a racist company?

From an outspoken former employee of Shell Oil USA The association between Dutch companies and West Africa is centuries old. It began in earnest with the slave trade. Dutch companies were the first and largest of the slave traders. Of course, the justification of the concept of slavery was based on Biblical interpretations of the […]

Shell frozen out of the Arctic Ocean

From an outspoken former employee of Shell Oil USA John, First it was a problem with the Royal Dutch Shell’s clean air permits, now it is a problem with the government’s ‘Bush era’ environmental impact statement. And the U.S. government doesn’t seem to know when that impact statement will be completed. Maybe it should have […]

Corrib Shell pipeline approval sparks Irish uprising

Daily protest at the gates of Shell’s proposed Corrib Gas Refinery in Ireland By John Donovan Reproduced below is a stirring call to arms issued today by the “Rossport Solidarity Camp” in Ireland. On Thursday 20th January An Bord Pleanala announced their decision to approve the Shell high pressure raw gas pipeline. The decision shows […]

Shell questioned on oil spills in Nigeria

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) — Royal Dutch Shell has a disastrous legacy of environmental damage through its lengthy involvement in the Nigerian oil sector, advocacy groups charge. Shell faces questions Wednesday before the Dutch Parliament regarding its activity in the oil-rich Niger Delta region. Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth International announced they had […]

Shell Accused of Misleading Data Over Nigerian Spills

By Eduard Gismatullin – Jan 25, 2011 12:33 PM GMT+0000 Royal Dutch Shell Plc was accused by Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth International of using discredited and misleading information in blaming the majority of oil spills in the Niger Delta on saboteurs. The two groups said in an e-mailed report today that they […]

Judge told Shell that ‘they should sue John Donovan in the UK’

By John Donovan The email printed below from Shell Malaysia whistleblower Dr John Huong (right) to his lawyer, Trevor George De Silva, confirms that the High Court judge dealing with the defamation action brought against Dr Huong by EIGHT Royal Dutch Shell companies, told Shell that “they should sue John Donovan in the UK”. Since […]

Chukchi environmental report delayed

Patti Epler | Jan 24, 2011 The federal government says it’s fallen behind in efforts to complete a final environmental impact statement for a controversial oil and gas lease sale in the Chukchi Sea. The statement was due to be finished Jan. 21. Instead, a status report filed with the U.S. District Court in Anchorage […]

Groups file OECD complaint against Royal Dutch Shell

Jan. 24, 2011, 8:36 p.m. EST By James Herron LONDON (MarketWatch) — Friends of the Earth and Amnesty International said Tuesday they have filed a complaint against Royal Dutch Shell PLC with the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, alleging the oil giant has published misleading data about oil spills in Nigeria. The two groups […]

Shell says Corrib gas will bring 1,000 jobs

23 January 2011 By Nicola Cooke and John Burke Shell has pledged to create 1,000 jobs this year on works related to the Corrib gas project, which was granted planning permission last week for the final section of the controversial pipeline. The oil company said that the jobs would arise from the construction of a twin […]

Questions raised over Shell sponsorship of Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur, January 24, 2011: Vaiju Naravane The Hindu SET FOR PARADE: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur meet the folk artists who will be participating in the Republic Day Parade, In New Delhi on Monday. Photo: S. Subramanium   Should companies like Shell or Rio Tinto, with a bad reputation for environmental […]

BP: ‘An accident waiting to happen’

When Tony Hayward took over BP in 2007 – after the oil giant had experienced a series of calamitous accidents – he vowed that safety would be his top priority. So how did he come to preside over one of the worst industrial disasters in history? A Fortune investigation reveals a saga of hubris, ambition, and a safety philosophy that focused too much on spilled coffee and not enough on drilling disasters.

Gardai probe UK police spy’s role with Shell to Sea

By Tom Brady Security Editor Monday January 24 2011 GARDA chiefs are preparing a report for new Justice Minister Brendan Smith on the activities of an undercover British police officer who infiltrated environmental protest groups here. The report is being drawn up after concerns were expressed that Mark Kennedy had been involved in protests over […]

Shell quizzes all advisers on corruption policies

THE LAWYER 24 January 2011 | By Catrin Griffiths Shell has upped the ante on anti-corruption prior to this year’s implementation of the Bribery Act by extending its scrutiny to law firms that advise third parties involved in joint ventures, and therefore are not employed by the company. Shell chief ethics and compliance officer Richard […]

Vladimir Putin: Energy Dictator Supreme

By Liz Colad: 23 January 2011 The United States will soon be under the control of a foreign leader.  His name: Vladimir Putin (Photo Right – Photo Credit: Wikipedia) Sound outrageous?  This is common sense—he will have control of the energy fields and the distribution of gas and oil.  He who controls the energy, controls […]

Floodgates open on bad news for Royal Dutch Shell

FROM A SHELL INSIDER John Looks like you opened some floodgates on bad news for Shell the last few weeks! I don’t understand how you can keep up with all the dataflows. The recent note from the Canadian operator is pretty serious. This obviously is a man who knows what he talks about and has […]

Dr John Huong accused Shell lawyers of tampering with evidence

May I asked you where you got all those information for your articles, the publication of which prompt Shell to take legal actions against me, in breach of my human rights and freedom? Email received from Shell whistleblower Dr John Huong on 21 April 2008. We have provided hyperlinks to the articles he itemized. Dear […]

Royal Dutch Shell in Viet Nam

Shell failed properly to control the oil shipments which flowed through indirect channels to the Vietcong. According to his book “Fuelling the war: revealing an oil company’s role in Vietnam”, [1] Shell knowingly employed as a manager a notorious former senior police official with a “fearsome and well-deserved reputation” who “had already shown his inclination […]

WikiLeaks revelations: Pernicious influence of Royal Dutch Shell

It is clear from these cables that Royal Dutch Shell has the Dutch government in their hip pocket. No surprise there, the Queen must get her dividends. Royal Dutch Shell management apparently thinks it has so much influence it can dictate foreign policy matters to ALL of the G8 governments? Isn’t that a revelation. Maybe […]


I want to share another story. According to this article, a single site run by a man and his octagenarian father in the UK has cost the petro-giant Shell billions of dollars. And it all started with a gripe.The Donovan website has become an open wound for Shell. By Max Lenderman We all know the […]

Corrib pipeline gets approval

A previous application submitted by Shell and Corrib gas partners was rejected by Bord Pleanala. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill LORNA SIGGINS, Western Correspondent Bord Pleanála has approved Shell E&P Ireland’s third proposed route for the final section of the Corrib gas pipeline with 58 conditions. Inspector Martin Nolan, who chaired last year’s resumed oral hearing […]

BP Applies Some Bid Repellant

BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley (L) looks towards state-run Russian firm Rosneft’s President Eduard Khudainatov (R) before signing an agreement to form a global and arctic strategic alliance. By Edward Tan, JANUARY 20, 2011 BP and Rosneft presented their $7.8 billion stock swap as solidifying an exploration alliance in Russia’s South Kara Sea. The Rosneft […]

WikiLeaks: More embarrassment for Royal Dutch Shell

WikiLeaks: Leaked U.S. diplomatic cable from the U.S. Embassy in The Hague reveals that the Dutch government would not support any targeted sanctions against Royal Dutch Shell in respect of its activities in Iran. Also contains embarrassing information for Shell about its dealings with the Russians.  John Croker, a senior Royal Dutch Shell executive, is […]

Essar finalises to buy Shell’s UK refinery for $350 mn

19 Jan, 2011, 03.17PM IST, Darshan Mehta,ET MUMBAI: Essar Oil has finalised the acquisition of Shell’s Stanlow refinery in UK for $350 million dollars, a source close to the deal told ET NOW. The Stanlow refinery is part of the Royal Dutch Shell group with a capacity of 2.37 lk barrels per day. The deal […]

Comment on Donna Getz allegations against Shell

Comment received on the extraordinary story of the Canadian family allegedly poisoned by Shell gas flaring… read more

BP’s Exploration Plans in the Arctic of Russia Draw Opposition From Partners

A version of this article appeared in print on January 19, 2011, on page B3 of the New York edition. By ANDREW E. KRAMER and JULIA WERDIGIER MOSCOW — The British petroleum giant BP’s new deal to explore the Russian Arctic in partnership with a state-owned oil company has drawn protests from a group of […]

Shell: Beware the Yellow Peril

COMMENTS FROM A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF SHELL OIL USA ON RECENT ARTICLES PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE John Part of Shell Brent Bravo oil platform falls into North Sea I just read about the Brent ‘incident’. That ‘little problem’ should have been taken care of through a preventive maintenance inspection program long ago. Sea water is […]