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Posts from ‘September, 2011’

Shell Suspends Singapore Refinery After Fire

By Ann Koh and Yee Kai Pin – Sep 30, 2011 4:52 AM GMT+0100 Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) extinguished a fire that raged for two days at its largest oil refinery and said it’s shutting processing units at the Singapore plant as a precaution. “The fire has been extinguished at Shell refinery at Pulau […]

Shell’s Alaska Oil Plan Contested by Village, Environment Groups

By Katarzyna Klimasinska – Sep 29, 2011 7:01 PM GMT+0100 Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)’s U.S. approval for oil exploration in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea will be contested by groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council and an Inupiat village worried about the risk of spills. The Natural Resources Defense Council, based in New York, and […]

Is Royal Dutch Shell Trying To Muscle Into InterOil’s LNG Project?

EXTRACT FROM RELATED ARTICLE: Now that it is out in the open, the story in The Sunday Chronicle is actually very damaging for Shell… (Is Shell Trying To Muscle Into InterOil’s LNG Project?) Sunday September 25, 2011 THE O’Neill-Namah government has moved into damage control mode for the second LNG project development in Gulf Province. […]

Corrib Gas Project may grind to a halt?

We hear from our sources… “Strong rumours here in Erris, Co Mayo (beside Corrib gas development) that the project will grind to a halt following an up-and-coming court case involving a local contractor, Shell and the local police force (Garda). The word is that the CEO and others are heading for the exit over this […]

Shell shutting down entire Singapore refinery after fire

SINGAPORE | Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:22am EDT (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc is shutting down its entire Singapore refinery, the company’s largest, to get the fire that broke out on Wednesday under control, a senior company official told reporters. Shell is shutting more units in the vicinity of the area where the incident […]

Shell Singapore refinery fire burns on

By Luke Pachymuthu SINGAPORE | Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:45pm EDT (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc halted tanker loading at its largest refinery, a half-a-million barrels-per-day plant in Singapore, as the company struggles to put out a fire burning since Wednesday afternoon. The blaze has forced Shell to shut down a diesel-making unit, although […]

Fire intensifies at Shell’s biggest refinery

By Yaw Yan Chong and Alejandro Barbajosa SINGAPORE | Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:57am EDT (Reuters) – A fire has intensified at Royal Dutch Shell’s largest refinery, its half-a-million barrel per day Singapore plant, sending a plume of black smoke over the city-state. Shell has evacuated non-essential staff from the refining complex, Singapore’s Civil Defense […]

Royal Dutch Shell interfering with politics

From pages 41, 42, 43 & 44 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 […]

Fire at Shell Singapore refinery contained

Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:31am EDT By Yaw Yan Chong and Francis Kan (Reuters) – A fire at Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDSa.L) petroleum complex offshore Singapore is still burning but has been contained, although it was not clear what impact the blaze was having on operations. “We confirm that a fire in the Pulau Bukom […]

Report Finds Gaps in USGS Study on Offshore Drilling in Arctic Ocean

By PHIL TAYLOR of Greenwire Published: September 27, 2011 A U.S. Geological Survey report last summer on the nation’s capacity to assess impacts from oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean was credible and unbiased but failed to identify which scientific gaps are most important to fill, according to a new report commissioned by […]

Shell: Nigerian oil theft ‘unprecedented’

ABUJA, Nigeria, Sept. 27 (UPI) — The amount of crude oil stolen from Royal Dutch Shell’s pipelines in the oil-rich Niger Delta of Nigeria is “unprecedented,” the company said. “The scale of crude theft is unprecedented,” the company was quoted by the Platts news service as stating. Shell declared force majeure in Nigeria, releasing the […]

From our archives: Viewpoint: Sex, drugs and natural gas royalties

The inspector general found an e-mail from some dork at Shell Pipeline to a woman in the federal royalty office, asking her to join him at a tailgate party before a Houston Texans football game: “Have you and the girls meet at my place at 6 a.m. for bubble baths… Viewpoint: Sex, drugs and […]

From our archives: $2.2 million Shell settlement for knowingly underpaying royalties

Royal Dutch Shell evasion of royalties: “(Shell Defendants) have agreed to pay the United States $2.2 million plus interest to resolve claims that the companies violated the False Claims Act by knowingly underpaying royalties owed on natural gas…” Tuesday, 10 May 2011: Contact: Patrick Etchart, ONRR (303) 231-3162 WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–May 10, 2011. Shell Oil Company, Shell […]

From our archives: Plaintiffs win $66 million from Shell Oil

Royal Dutch Shell evasion of royalties: Plaintiffs win $66 million from Shell Oil after making the mistake of relying on Shell’s “honesty and integrity”: “Shell told us [in 1995] that if we didn’t want to accept a nuisance value settlement, they would drag the case out and my clients would be dead before they ever […]

Arctic Needs More Oil-Drilling Protection, Pew Report Finds

By Katarzyna Klimasinska – Sep 26, 2011 7:58 PM GMT+0100 President Barack Obama’s administration should add to protection for Arctic wildlife as the U.S. moves to allow oil-drilling off the Alaska coast next year, a study commissioned by environmental groups said. The government should make special efforts to avoid harm in the most sensitive habitats […]


Royal Dutch Shell evasion of royalties Published: March 21, 2002 The Royal Dutch/Shell Group paid $33.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the State of Alabama claiming more royalties from natural gas Shell produced in state waters, a lawyer representing Alabama said. Shell Oil, the United States unit of Royal Dutch/Shell, was sued in […]

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