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Death threat from Shell supplier on Brazilian tribe’s land

Energy giant Shell’s joint venture partner, Cosan, is buying sugarcane grown on Guarani land. © João Ripper/Survival A Brazilian rancher supplying sugarcane to a joint venture partner of energy giant Shell has reportedly issued a death threat against a political opponent.?? José Teixeira, who is also a state deputy, is said to have recently warned […]

Shell accused of supporting Syrian regime

Daily Mail 31 May 2011, 10:05am Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of working ‘hand in glove’ with the government in Syria where hundreds of unarmed demonstrators have been killed during protests against the regime. The firm chartered a tanker to export almost 600,000 barrels of the country’s oil worth $55m, according to campaign group […]

Shell must suspend operations in Syria

IKV Pax Christi believes that all cooperation with the regime in Syria is illegitimate and that Shell must suspend its operations immediately. In Syria it is impossible for Shell to ensure that it is not involved in human rights violations. Shell has no other option than to suspend all operations until violence against demonstrators has […]

Shell accused over Syrian oil exports

FT.Com By David Blair, Energy Correspondent Published: May 29 2011 20:02 Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of working “hand in glove” with Syria’s regime after the energy company chartered a tanker to export almost 600,000 barrels of the country’s oil. A spokesperson for Shell declined to confirm or deny the vessel’s arrival in Syria, […]

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC: OFFSPRING OF AN OFF-THE-SHELF COMPANY OF DUBIOUS ANTECEDENCE

By Alfred Donovan As a result of proceedings Shell International brought against me in May 2005 via The World Intellectual Property Organization, we carried out a financial investigation of the setting up of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. We discovered from Companies House documents that the company is the offspring of an off-the-shelf company – FORTHDEAL […]

PARTY AGAINST THE PIPE

http://partyagainstthepipe.wordpress.com By: Keith Bourke – Extract from Western People article SCORES of musical acts and performers are heading to the shores of Broadhaven Bay in north Mayo this June Bank Holiday weekend for an extraordinary three-day festival. The ‘Party Against The Pipe’ will feature an eclectic mix of music, circus performance, art, children’s activities and […]

Shell turns up heat in race to woo Russia

29 May 2011, 3:32pm Shell has moved ahead of its rivals in a multi-billion pound race to partner Russia as it starts to exploit its vast oil riches in the Arctic. Following BP’s failure to conclude a partnership deal with Rosneft, Shell has organised a series of further talks with the Kremlin-controlled company. A meeting […]

Shell’s battle for the heart of Ireland

Ed Vulliamy: The Observer, Sunday 29 May 2011 This land is our land: pipeline protesters Willie and Mary Corduff at the quay at Rossport. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Observer If the sea is calm, you can hear the traffic in New York,” goes the local introduction to the breathtaking beauty of Erris, in the […]

Shell’s Karoo-born man steers clear of shale gas rumpus

May 29, 2011 3:08 AM | By ANTON FERREIRA One of Colesberg’s most successful sons, who went from a sheep farm childhood to becoming vice president of a leading multinational, is trying to keep a low profile in the controversy over plans to look for shale gas in the Karoo. That’s because the company De […]

Shell tried to lean on Time Magazine

By John Donovan Our applications compelling Shell to supply us with Shell internal documents in which we are mentioned, has generated some very revealing information, especially in regards to Shell bullying and manipulating the news media. We have previously published articles revealing Shell’s intent to “kill” a half-page story about this website that The Sunday […]

Shell says it’s looking at B.C. Coast for new LNG terminal

By GORDON HAMILTON, Vancouver Sun May 27, 2011 Shell says it’s looking at B.C. Coast for new LNG terminal. Photograph by: Leon Neal, AFP/Getty Images Shell Canada says it is investigating the potential for a new liquid natural gas terminal to be located on the B.C. coast. Shell “is interested in, and currently exploring LNG […]

Shell Faces NGO Pressure To Withdraw From Syria

MAY 27, 2011 2:12 P.M. ET By Iman Dawoud Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES LONDON (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) is coming under pressure in the Netherlands to withdraw from Syria because of the Syrian government’s violent reprisals against pro-democracy demonstrators. Dutch non-governmental organization IKV Pax Christi is lobbying for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) […]

Vladimir Putin ‘comfortable’ with Shell as Arctic partner for Rosneft

Russia’s powerful prime minister Vladimir Putin has given a vote of confidence in Royal Dutch Shell, saying he is “comfortable” with the company exploring the Arctic with state-controlled oil giant Rosneft. The right to look for oil in the Arctic is a great prize for foreign companies as there is the potential for major discoveries […]

Putin: Shell could work with Rosneft in Arctic

Associated Press, 05.27.11, 10:05 AM EDT MOSCOW — Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says state-owned oil firm Rosneft could team up and swap shares with Royal Dutch Shell in an Arctic offshore deal similar to one with BP that fell through. read moreLike this:Like Loading…

Royal Dutch Shell improper meddling in politics

From pages 41 & 42 of “Royal Dutch Shell and its sustainability troubles” – Background report to the Erratum of Shell’s Annual Report 2010 The report is made on behalf of Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) Author: Albert ten Kate: May 2011. Interfering with politics Improper involvement? Oil and politics have a lot to […]

Shell’s suppliers to reapply for work

Shell’s 70,000 suppliers have to re-register to work for the oil giant as it adopts an Achilles global management platform Shell is shifting its supplier management onto a global basis Photo: AP By Richard Tyler 7:46PM BST 24 May 2011 Shell’s 70,000 suppliers will have to reapply to work for the oil giant as it shifts […]

Germans attack BP, Shell for over-charging for petrol

Five big oil companies, including BP and Shell, are in trouble with the German regulator for over-charging drivers at petrol stations. Petrol has become a contentious issue for households across Europe as prices at the pump have risen in line with the soaring oil price above $120 per barrel. By Rowena Mason 6:59PM BST 26 […]

Shell Nigeria Sees Improved Oil Output on Amnesty, Vanguard Says

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo – May 26, 2011 9:11 AM GMT+0100 Nigeria’s oil output will boom if a government amnesty for fighters in the oil-producing Niger River Delta persists, Vanguard said, citing Mutiu Sunmonu, the managing director of Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria. Shell now has access to offshore oilfields and facilities and can clean-up […]

Royal Dutch Shell in Rosneft Arctic talks

Royal Dutch Shell has begun talks with Rosneft on “potential exploration” in the Arctic – the week after BP’s flagship deal with the Russian state oil company collapsed. BP and Rosneft announced a £10bn share swap and Arctic exploration deal at a high-profile ceremony flanked by politicians and dignitaries in January this year. Photo: ALAMY By […]

Russia, Shell Discuss Arctic Shelf, Sakhalin-3

May 25, 2011 12:40 P.M. ET MOSCOW (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s (RDSB) Chief Executive Peter Voser met Russia’s top energy official Wednesday to discuss joint projects on Russia’s Arctic shelf, the Black Sea and Sakhalin-3, but said the company won’t seek to swap shares with state oil champion OAO Rosneft (ROSN.RS). The meeting between […]

Group bars access to Shell sour gas site; says grizzly bears will be affected

By: The Canadian Press Posted: 05/24/2011 9:54 PM PINCHER CREEK, Alta. – A small group has blocked access to a sour gas well site in southwestern Alberta. The province’s Energy Resources Conservation Board approved the Shell project in March and drilling was supposed to start last week in the Castle wilderness area just north of […]

Shell shuts Caspian office, $50bn Kashagan project on ice

Royal Dutch Shell will shut its Caspian office for the giant Kashagan oil field at the end of this month, effectively putting the crucial £30bn ($50bn) project on ice for at least two years. Staff at Shell Development Kashagan in Atyrau have been laid off or relocated and the office closes on May 30. Photo: ALAMY […]

Shell considers joining legal fight over Gulf drill ban

By Eduard Gismatullin Bloomberg News May 24, 2011 Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil company, is examining plans to bring legal challenges over possible losses after last year’s Macondo oil spill, the worst in U.S. history. “I am considering, but only considering,” Peter Rees, a legal director at Shell, said today at an International […]

MPs urge backing for UK shale gas

By Roger Harrabin Environment analyst, BBC News Gas is a natural by-product of shale rock A Commons committee has urged ministers to support plans for controversial shale gas drilling in the UK. The energy select committee said environmental problems associated with it in the US could be overcome by tight regulation and good industry practice. […]

Facing Up to End of ‘Easy Oil’

May 24, 2011 By BEN CASSELMAN WAFRA, Kuwait—The Arabian Peninsula has fueled the global economy with oil for five decades. How long it can continue to do so hinges on projects like one unfolding here in the desert sands along the Saudi Arabia-Kuwait border. Saudi Arabia became the world’s top oil producer by tapping its […]

Royal Dutch Shell Denial of Brazilian pesticide diseases

From pages 17, 18 & 19 of “Royal Dutch Shell and its sustainability troubles” – Background report to the Erratum of Shell’s Annual Report 2010 The report is made on behalf of Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) Author: Albert ten Kate: May 2011. A Shell pesticide factory For a decade or more, beginning in […]

Shell slammed for ‘serious’ safety slips

Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell has been hit with a safety order from the Norwegian authorities following an investigation into a well incident on the Draugen platform in December last year. Aleya Begum 23 May 2011 11:44 GMT The Petroleum Safety Authority said today its investigation of the incident identified several serious breaches of the regulations. “The […]

Fond memories of Mr Justice Eady, the privacy law judge

By John Donovan Mr Justice Eady is the High Court Judge accused of being responsible for “bringing in a privacy law by the back door with a series of “arrogant and amoral” judgments…“ Personally, I have fond memories of Mr Justice Eady. Royal Dutch Shell may take a different view. On 18th April 1998 I […]

Norway Raps Shell for Risking Oil Leak

May 23, 2011 8:52 A.M. ET By JAMES HERRON LONDON—Royal Dutch Shell PLC has been rapped by Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority for a maintenance error on an oil well that had “major accident potential” and risked an oil leak. The incident occurred Dec. 4, 2010 on Norway’s Draugen field, which produces around 50,000 barrels of […]

Shell slammed on safety

upstreamonline: In-depth revision ordered at Brent Charlie following major gas leaks The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has taken the rare step of ordering a thorough safety review at Shell’s Brent Charlie platform following two major gas leaks. ROB WATTS London  06 May 2011 01:53 GMT The HSE has told Shell to submit a […]

WikiLeaks exposes Shell’s infiltration of Nigeria’s government

The recent WikiLeaks revelations have exposed the high level of influence, infiltration and intelligence-gathering that global oil companies have in resource-rich nations in Africa, specifically Shell’s role in Nigeria. Shell gained information on all aspects of Nigeria’s oil business. Leaked US diplomatic cables from last year, carried by a number of international newspapers and magazines, […]

Shell ‘co-opting’ Nigerian militants

By John Donovan In June 2009 we reported that a Shell Nigeria insider had disclosed to us that senior colleagues had a commercial relationship with militant leaders of gangs carrying out attacks on Shell employees, pipelines and installations. We established that the source was authentic. Indeed, to our surprise we discovered that The Financial Times […]

Shell eyes up deep-sea resources with world’s first floating natural gas rig

Gas giant eschews Arctic oil rush to moor 500-metre, 600,000-tonne construction off Australian coast Fiona Harvey: Friday 20 May 2011 16.29 BST httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVs9qjF5Uzo&feature=player_embedded Shell unveils its plans for a vast offshore gas facility The world’s first floating natural gas platform is to be built by Royal Dutch Shell, opening up vast new areas of the […]

Shell’s Brinded Says New Gas Platform Is `Game Changer’

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIc7dB_LcZ8 May 20 (Bloomberg) — Malcolm Brinded, executive director of production at Royal Dutch Shell Plc, talks about the company’s planned Prelude natural-gas processing platform off northwest Australia. He speaks from Perth with Mark Barton on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move.” (Bloomberg) Like this:Like Loading…

Permits for Arctic drilling to take time-Shell CEO

Fri May 20, 2011 INTERLAKEN, Switzerland May 20 (Reuters) – Oil major Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L: Quote) expects the approval process for an exploratory drilling programme for Arctic waters off Alaska to take some time, Chief Executive Peter Voser said on Friday. “We plan to drill up to 10 wells in 2012 and 2013. We […]

Shell Nigeria divestment plan hit by scandal

Friday, 20 May 2011 00:00 Olusola Belo Shell’s plan to divest from its OML 40 has been engulfed in a scandal after it emerged that one of the prospective buyers of the oil lease, Vertex has petitioned the Petroleum minister, alleging irregularities in the sale process. The company is alleging a complete lack of transparency […]

Shell Approves Floating LNG Project

May 20, 2011 By ROSS KELLY SYDNEY—Royal Dutch Shell PLC on Friday approved construction of a giant vessel designed to chill natural gas for export at sea, allowing it to unlock gas deposits stranded hundreds of miles from land. Similar vessels are being considered for several projects in deep water around the world where piping […]

Shell’s U.S. Shale Gas May Be Refined Into Diesel, Jet Fuel

By Eduard Gismatullin – May 19, 2011 2:37 PM GMT+0100 Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), Europe’s largest oil company, said a $19 billion investment in Qatar may prove that abundant natural gas coaxed from shale rocks across the U.S. could be converted into diesel and jet fuel. Shell, which is completing the world’s largest gas-to- […]

Shell and activists accuse each other of delaying oil case

Published on : 19 May 2011 – 4:46pm | By Hélène Michaud Royal Dutch Shell and Dutch environmentalists accused each other of using delaying tactics in a potentially ground-breaking court case on Thursday in the Hague. The oil giant is being sued at home by the Dutch branch of Friends of the Earth for oil […]

Shell’s U.S. Shale Gas May Be Refined Into Diesel, Jet Fuel

Thursday, May 19, 2011 May 19 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil company, said a $19 billion investment in Qatar may prove that abundant natural gas coaxed from shale rocks across the U.S. could be converted into diesel and jet fuel. Shell, which is completing the world’s largest gas-to- liquids plant in […]