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Posts from ‘February, 2011’

Alaskans weigh in on offshore lease plan proposal

A study paid for by Shell Oil and released this week used federal estimates that the Beaufort and Chukchi seas hold 27 billion barrels of oil and 132 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The Associated Press February 26, 2011, 4:25AM ET By DAN JOLING: ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska drilling advocates on Friday night dominated a […]

Satan dealing with the devil in Libya

By John Donovan A few days ago we published an article under the headline “Shell dealing with the devil in Libya” Today I received an email from a well known former senior Royal Dutch Shell official suggesting that the headline should have been “Satan dealing with the devil in Libya”. This serious person, of high […]

Shell Reports Release of Deadly Benzene Chemical at Deer Park Refinery

By John Donovan 26 February 2011 Bloomberg News has reported the release of an unknown amount of the deadly chemical benzene at its Deer Park refinery in Texas. According to one source, “Being exposed to benzene can lead to a host of diseases“. Extract: “The worse case is associated to acquiring acute myelogenous leukemia, a […]

Shell Reports ‘Unplanned’ Flaring At Martinez Refinery

By John Donovan According to  an article published on 25 February 2011 by The Wall Street Journal, Royal Dutch Shell Plc has recently reported “unplanned” flaring at its Martinez refinery in California. Shell has a track record of illegal emissions at the refinery, paying fines totaling over $25 million since 1989. On 1 December 1989, […]

Indigenous Ecuadoran woman humbles US oil giant

By Valeria Pacheco AFP 24 Feb 2011 RUMIPAMBA, Ecuador — She has no legal training, and doesn’t speak the Spanish that dominates government in Quito but indigenous villager Maria Aguinda helped bring a landmark judgment against US oil giant Chevron for polluting the rain forest she calls home. The diminutive grandmother whose modest home sits […]

Evidence of Shell’s Nazi past from Shell’s paid historians

Photograph shows Swastika flag flying at the head office of Royal Dutch Petroleum, 30 Carel van Bylandtlaan , The Hague, during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands in World War II (From Image Database Hague Municipal) By John Donovan In a matter of days we will publish on the Internet all of the pages from […]

Exxon, Shell Said to Have Been Hacked Via Chinese Servers

By Michael Riley – Feb 24, 2011 8:26 AM GMT Computer hackers working through Internet servers in China broke into and stole proprietary information from the networks of six U.S. and European energy companies, including Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc, according to one of the companies and investigators who declined […]

Nigerian activists allege Shell involved in Ogoniland assassinations

The following press release has been supplied to us today by Ogoni activists. It contains allegations implicating Shell in alleged current violence and killings in Ogoniland. PRESS RELEASE ON ASSASSINATIONS IN OGONILAND The attention of National Union Of Ogoni Students (NUOS INTL) USA has been drawn to the recent unprecedented killings and assaults by gun […]

Shell dealing with the devil in Libya

By John Donovan We have in recent years published a number of articles drawing attention to Shell getting into bed with the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, who was presented as being a reformed character, despite his notorious track record as the principal financier of international terrorism. Gaddafi financed the Black September Movement, which carried out […]

Shell and BP named in benzene suit

By Andrea Dearden The family of a Bethalto woman who died of leukemia blames two Roxana oil refiners for allegedly causing the disease. Jeffrey Ochs, on behalf of his wife Debra Ochs, and the couple’s daughter filed a lawsuit Jan. 20 in Madison County Circuit Court against Shell Oil Company and BP Products North America […]

Shell to use Woodside stake sale to fund its own projects

February 23, 2011 SHELL Australia chairwoman Ann Pickard says the Anglo-Dutch giant is selling down its major stake in Woodside Petroleum so it can use the money to develop its own suite of projects in Australia. But Ms Pickard yesterday brushed off questions about whether Shell would soon sell its remaining $8 billion Woodside shareholding […]