By John Donovan
In October 2010, the Daily Mail published an article reporting claims by Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive, Peter Voser, that Shell would never have made the mistakes that led to the BP Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, which resulted in a huge oil spill.
The claims have come back to haunt Mr Voser.
Royal Dutch Shell wades in with attack on BP over spill (Daily Mail 13 October 2010)
We subsequently learned of a near miss which had taken place in December 2009 on Shells Sedco 711 North Sea platform, with an uncanny similarity to issues surrounding the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Since then, Shell has been responsible for the biggest oil spill in the last decade in the North Sea, amid allegations of Shell hiding the facts.
This has been followed by the biggest Nigerian deepwater oil spill in the last decade, into the Atlanta Ocean.
All the responsibility of Royal Dutch Shell, the oil company in which the U.S. government has recently placed its trust to drill in the Arctic Ocean.
It is notable that Shell’s atrocious track record on oil spills and related safety and environmental issues have been deleted by anonymous parties from Wikipedia articles. Entire pages of copious information from reputable, verifiable, independent sources, including newspaper reports, court documents and environmental agency findings, have been systematically deleted from Wikipedia by anonymous parties.
SELECTION OF DECEMBER 2011 OFF SHORE NIGERIA SHELL OIL SPILL REPORTS
Satellite Imagery Indicates Shell Spill May Be Worse Than Reported: 25 December 2011
Huge slick from Shells 1.68 million gallon Atlantic Ocean oil spill: 23 December 2011
Rush to clean major Shell oil spill off Nigeria: 22 December 2011
News Shell oil spill off Nigeria likely worst in decade: 22 December 2011
SELECTION OF AUGUST 2011 NORTH SEA OIL SPILL REPORTS
North sea oil spill ‘worst for a decade’: The Guardian August 2011
North Sea oil spill is worst in a decade: Telegraph August 2011
North Sea oil leak worst for a decade: The Scotsman August 2011
Dont hide facts about oil leak: The Herald
Shell Under Fire Over Silent Tactics: Spiegel Online
Shell Withholds Information On North Sea Oil Spill: UK Progressive Magazine
Dont hide facts about oil leak: Herald Scotland
Shell accused of secrecy over North Sea platform oil leak: Aberdeen Press and Journal
Shell accused of playing down spill as estimate rises: Aberdeen Press and Journal
Shell needs to come fully clean: The Independent
Shell should have been more open about oil spill: Herald Scotland
Shell less than transparent about worst UK oil spill in a decade: Greenpeace
So many questions, so few answers from Shell: The Scotsman
Leader: Oil is not well where information is concerned: The Scotsman
Criticism Is Growing Over Shells Response to Oil Leak: New York Times
Shells reputation is tarnished by North Sea oil spill: TheNewsTribune.com