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Posts on ‘February 24th, 2012’

Shell to close Wood River blending plant

ROXANA – Shell Oil Co. says it plans to close its oil blending and packaging plant, resulting in loss of 83 local jobs and bringing to an end the company’s direct presence in the area, which dates back almost a century.

Is Shell The Equivalent Of Nazi-Era Firm? Legally, Perhaps

2/24/2012 @ 11:38AM Daniel Fisher, Forbes Staff Next Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, a case that asks whether former residents of Nigeria’s Ogani region can sue Shell in U.S. court over human-rights abuses committed by local government forces. The decision may hinge on how justices view […]

Ice drilling madness: Lawless

The Xena: Warrior Princess star and six other Greenpeace protesters sneaked onto the Shell-contracted Noble Discoverer at Port Taranaki at dawn yesterday, climbing its 53-metre drilling tower and hoisting banners which read “Stop Shell” and “Save the Arctic”.

PTT Exploration Offers $1.7 Billion for Cove, Beating Shell

PTT Exploration offered 220 pence for each Cove share, 13 percent more than Shell’s proposal, according to a statement today. Cove surged 21 percent to 235 pence in London trading, indicating investors are betting on further bids.

Coast Guard Proposes Safety Zones Around Shell’s Drill Ships

Friday, February 24, 2012 The US Coast Guard is proposing a 500-meter safety zone around each of the two drill ships that Shell would use if its plans to spud exploratory wells in Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort Seas this summer are approved. Shell requested the zone to reduce any chances of vessel collisions outside of […]

Shell’s £1bn Africa punt

OIL giant SHELL stunned experts yesterday by bidding to boost its reserves with a £1billion gamble on Mozambique in East Africa.“This shows how desperate Shell are to boost reserves,” said one expert. Shell’s £1bn Africa punt Thursday, February 23, 2012 OIL giant SHELL stunned experts yesterday by bidding to boost its reserves with a £1billion […]

Our conclusion, Shell EP boss Malcolm Brinded was sacked

We must not feel too sorry for Malcolm. He has millions accumulated in his pension pot from FAT CAT bonuses etc to fall back on and has probably negotiated a great severance package to buy his silence.

Corrib Gas War: Candid Camera tactics in Irish Uprising

By John Donovan What is noticeable from the news dispatches reaching us today from the Corrib Gas War front-line is that both sides are video taping each other. The use of such technology in sensitive circumstances, reminds me of the surprise expressed by a Guardian newspaper journalist went he arrived to carry out an interview […]

Irish Police in Corrib Gas Flare up

httpv:// Hello Alfred, John Here’s a link to an article and video on a Corrib incident that happened to me this week. This is how Shell and their partners are building relations with the local community. John Monaghan

Shell Corrib Gas War Flares Up Again

The Irish Times – Friday, February 17, 2012 North Mayo residents protest at road disruption by Corrib gas haulage LORNA SIGGINS, Western Correspondent NORTH MAYO residents have begun a series of protests to reclaim the road they say is being lost to the local community and overtaken by heavy traffic of working equipment and haulage […]

Sadistic Sacking of Shell Exploration & Production Boss

We can now read in a court deposition given under oath, the dramatic and emotional account by van de Vijver himself of how he was brutally pressurised into resigning by his colleagues, including Jeroen van der Veer. A masterclass in backstabbing.