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Posts from ‘July, 2011’

The story of Shell Malaysia employee Carol Tan

RECEIVED BY EMAIL. LINKS IN WITH RECENT POSTINGS CONCERNING SHELL MALAYSIA EMPLOYEES Dear John Hope you are keeping well. Just yesterday, I came across the story of Carol Tan who recorded her experience in a website (link below). I was not sure if you had run her story before….but if not, I think this […]

Can BP’s investors give oil giant the time to learn from Shell’s mistakes?

Results clouded by rivals and identity crisis! Titanic court battle looms for oil company! Executives may face charges! By Rowena Mason: 9:33PM BST 30 Jul 2011 If those headlines were meant for readers in 2011, the subject could be only one sorry corporate story: BP and its $40bn (£24bn) Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. However, […]

Sunday 31st July is the last day of Shell’s ownership of Stanlow Refinery

EMAIL RECEIVED BY JOHN DONOVAN John, After 82 years Sunday 31st July is the last day of Shell’s ownership of Stanlow. Can I thank you for all the help, and publicity, you have given us over the last few years. We are looking forward to becoming part of Essar and are not sorry to see […]

Regulators Seek Records on Claims for Gas Wells

By IAN URBINA A version of this article appeared in print on July 30, 2011, on page A13 of the New York edition. WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission sent subpoenas this week to energy companies asking them for documents about how they calculate and publicly disclose the performance of their shale gas wells, […]

Tax grab casts doubt on Shell’s North Sea field plan

By Ross Davidson and Elaine Maslin Published: 30/07/2011 THE UK Government’s £10billion tax raid on North Sea operators has cast doubt on the future of another significant discovery. Oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell said yesterday it would not develop the Fram field, which holds hundreds of millions of barrels of oil, until it […]


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£5bn for Shell as fuel goes sky high

By STEVE HAWKES Business Editor SHELL revealed profits of £37,347 a MINUTE yesterday – as petrol prices soared back to within a PENNY of record levels. The oil giant raked in an incredible £4.9billion from April to June – up 77 per cent on last year. Chief executive Peter Voser insisted the petrol price rise […]

Top 5 infamous data breaches

By Steve Evans: Published 8 July 2011 Thanks to WikiLeaks and hacktivists Anonymous, data breaches have never been higher up the agenda. CBR looks at some of the more infamous incidents of data loss. Extract Shell, 2010 Keep your workers happy seems to be the message behind this leak. Energy giant Shell was rocked in […]

Profits soar at Shell

Oil group unveils earnings of nearly £5bn for the last quarter Terry Macalister Thursday 28 July 2011 19.12 BST Profits at Shell soared 77% to nearly £5bn in the last three months, but the oil group said there was little chance of lower prices for motorists, with energy prices due to rise even further in […]

Lawsuit on Shell Drilling May Become ‘Backdoor’ Ban, Odum Says

By Katarzyna Klimasinska – Jul 28, 2011 5:00 PM GMT+0100 A lawsuit by environmental groups over Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)’s oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico may become a “backdoor moratorium” that curtails U.S. development, said Marvin Odum, the company’s U.S. president. The Natural Resources Defense Council of New York and Oakland, California-based […]

Canary Wharf, Qatar Buy Most of Shell’s London Campus for $490 Million

By Simon Packard – Jul 28, 2011 3:32 PM GMT+0100 Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) sold most of its London headquarters campus to Canary Wharf Group Plc and a unit of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund for 300 million pounds ($490 million). Canary Wharf, which developed the former docks in east London of the same name, […]

Don’t Allow Shell Oil to Destroy America’s Arctic

Posted: 7/28/11 07:48 AM ET An Open Letter to Michael Bromwich, Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Re: Shell’s push to drill in the Arctic Dear Director Bromwich: You recently said that you were studying how to treat “[offshore drilling] operators who may have behaved badly in the past and […]

Shell profits jump 77% on higher oil prices

28 July 2011 Last updated at 14:16 Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has reported a 77% jump in second-quarter profit, thanks to higher energy prices. Shell’s profit for the three months to June came in at $8bn (£4.9bn) on a current cost of supplies basis, up from $4.5bn in the same period last year. Though […]

Shell CEO: In Early Talks With Rosneft, ‘Interested’ In Arctic

By Alexis Flynn: Published July 28, 2011 Dow Jones Newswires LONDON -(Dow Jones)- Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA.LN) Chief Executive Peter Voser said Thursday the Anglo-Dutch energy giant is in early stage talks with Russia and OAO Rosneft (ROSN.RS) about further opportunities in the country after the recent collapse of a proposed BP PLC (BP)-Rosneft […]

The black gold Shell sold for peanuts

From a Shell retiree Hello John You may want to have a look here: A few years ago Shell got rid of this acreage for peanuts because it was not worth having. Cairn thought differently…. Extracts from related articles: (1): Its site in Rajasthan, India, bought from Shell for next to nothing, has turned […]

Shell Reports Higher Earnings on Oil Prices

Jason Alden/Bloomberg: A Shell station in London, U.K. Shell posted adjusted earnings of $6.6 billion, matching the mean estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. By Eduard Gismatullin – Jul 28, 2011 8:47 AM GMT+0100 Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), Europe’s biggest oil company, said second-quarter earnings almost doubled on higher oil prices and project […]

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