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Posts from ‘November, 2011’

Canada natives sue Shell over oil sands funding

Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:43pm EST * Community seeks C$1.5 million, citing blocked requests * Shell says has spent more than C$200 mln Nov 30 (Reuters) – A Canadian native group is suing Royal Dutch Shell Plc for what it said was a failure by the oil major to live up to environmental funding agreements […]

NIGERIA: Ogoni Hands Government to Villagers

Native oath-of-office ceremony for 3,000 representatives STATEMENT ISSUED BY MOSOP MEDIA: 30 November 2011 13:15 GMT As Native Authority is sworn-in with 3,000 villagers under oath to provide grassroots leadership to enforce the United Nations Universal Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the President/Spokesman of the Movement for Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), MOSOP […]

Alaska Native, conservation groups appeal 2nd air permit to Shell for Arctic offshore drilling

By Associated Press, Published: November 29 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Native and conservation groups are again taking aim at a federal permit needed by a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell to drill for petroleum in Arctic Ocean waters off Alaska’s northern shore. Nine groups on Monday challenged an air permit granted to Shell Offshore Inc. by […]

Groups challenge another Shell permit

By DAN JOLING; Associated Press Published: 11/29/11 11:48 am | Updated: 11/29/11 11:48 am Nine Alaska Native and conservation groups have challenged a federal air permit granted by the Environmental Protection Agency for a second Shell Oil drilling rig intended for Arctic waters. The groups last month appealed an air permit for the Discoverer and […]

Corrib – Ireland’s Last Offshore Development for a Generation

Printed below is an article by Tony Allwright, a retired Irish Shell EP manager. (SOURCE ARTICLE) 26 November 2011 Protests – overwhelmingly unfounded and politically unchallenged – have trebled the cost of developing Ireland’s offshore Corrib gasfield. This huge “political risk” will deter further such investments for a generation. Many years ago, in the late 1970s […]

Iraq inks $17 bn gas joint venture deal

By Ammar Karim (AFP) Sunday, 27 November 2011 BAGHDAD — Iraq finalised a $17-billion joint venture deal with Shell and Mitsubishi to capture and process gas from its southern oil fields, at a ceremony at the oil ministry on Sunday. The deal was signed by Shell CEO Peter Voser, Mitsubishi Vice President Tetsuro Kuwabara and […]

Shell, Iraq Sign Agreement for $17 Billion Project to Develop Natural Gas

By Kadhim Ajrash and Khalid Al-Ansary – Nov 27, 2011 2:08 PM GMT Iraq, seeking to boost power output after years of conflict and sanctions, signed the final accord for a $17 billion project with Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) to capture natural gas at oil fields. Shell Chief Executive Officer Peter Voser and Oil […]

Is Exxon mounting a bid for Shell?

By John Donovan SHELL/EXXON MERGER? INDUSTRY RUMOR BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION SATURDAY 26 November 2011 21:50:53 GMT BY A SHELL RELATED SOURCE, A REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR OF  INFORMATION. “Rumour in the industry is that Exxon is mounting a bid for Shell…” WARNING: This is a *rumor… *a story or statement in general circulation without confirmation or […]

BP, Russian billionaires, and the Kremlin: a Power Triangle that never was

Dr Shamil Yenikeyeff analyses the reasons for the collapse of BP’s Arctic partnership with the Russian state company Rosneft. He argues that the BP–Rosneft deal was inauspicious even before it was signed due to the history of the Kremlin’s reluctance to back BP plc in its often uneasy relations with the AAR consortium – BP’s […]

Motiva Enterprises toxic environmental record

The following information is in the form of extracts from a recent report produced by Louisiana Bucket Brigade environmental health and justice organization. Louisiana refineries averaged one accident per day in 2010. There was a total of 354 reported accidents which released more than 975,000 pounds and 225,000 gallons of pollution. Refineries rely too heavily […]

Most or All Kiobel v. Shell Plaintiffs Are American Citizens

Graphic from the Guardian article “Unloveable Shell, the Goddess of Oil“ Dear Editor, Please run article clarifying the location of Ogoni people in Kiobel v. Shell. This issue was brought up in one recent publication of Nov. 17, 2011, posted or culled to your credible and number one globally read and researched-based Website. THE ARTICLE: […]