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Inside the Shadowy World of Shell Corporate Security

By Alfred & John Donovan

We knew that Shell took seriously the leaks of information and Shell internal documents which have been supplied to us over several years by Shell employees. This was plain from Shell internal documents the company has been legally obliged to disclose to us.

We did not know just how seriously, until information reached us recently from a Shell Corporate Security source.

Leaked Shell Corporate intelligence documents now in our possession cover Shell’s security plans until 2014.

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Hakluyt, Enron, and Shell

By John Donovan

Information herein is sourced from Wikipedia articles relating to:

(1) Hakluyt – the British private intelligence agency, “…staffed almost entirely by ex-intelligence [services] staff”, according to a 2006 report in The Times[1]

(2) Shell, the oil giant notorious for a massive securities fraud when it swindled its shareholders. The company is closely associated with Hakluyt.

(3) Enron, a corrupt energy company based in Houston, Texas that went bankrupt as a result of committing institutionalized, systematic and well-planned accounting fraud.

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Norfolk gas terminal explosion: Shell UK pleads guilty


Christine Cunningham Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Shell UK admitted seven breaches of health and safety and environmental regulations following an explosion and fire at its Bacton gas terminal in Norfolk at a hearing today at Norwich Crown Court.

The gas blast at the terminal in Paston Road happened back in February 2008.

The case was not opened and has been adjourned for a full two day hearing and sentence on June 16 and 17.

Shell admitted in count one to failing to take all measures necessary to prevent major accidents and limit the consequences to people and the environment; in a second count Shell admitted failing to ensure, as far as reaonably practicable, the health and safety and welfare at work of its employees at the Bacton site and also failing to ensure that those people not employed by Shell were not exposed to health and safety risks.

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Shell fraud and tax evasion in Ethiopia

The headquarters of Libya Oil Ethiopia Ltd, located on Aba Sebsib Avenue (Debre Zeit Road) in Gotera.

Oil Libya Ltd was ordered last week to pay 210 million Br in back taxes for the purchase of shares from Shell Ethiopia Ltd, to the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA).

Shell Ethiopia, which was established pursuant to the United Kingdom (UK) Companies Act, was engaged in the distribution of petroleum products in Ethiopia since 1948. Shell Petroleum, a London based company, was the major shareholder with 587,813 of the company’s total 587,817 shares.

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Shell cites history to allay Karoo fears

May 3 2011 at 07:01pm

Shell Oil Company, which has decades of experience in natural gas development in Alberta, Canada and in Texas, US, believes the procedure of drilling wells and using millions of gallons of water to extract shale gas in the karoo can be done without significant environmental damage.

It is also looking at, and piloting, other technology applications, including tight and shale gas fracturing which do not use water. One option is the use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). This effectively uses gas to extract gas.

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