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Posts from ‘March, 2012’

Chinese Whispers about the death of a Hakluyt agent

The fact that Mr Heywood worked for Hakluyt (the corporate intelligence firm closely linked with Shell), is said to be seen by some as a clue to his untimely death. Titled Shell directors were the ultimate spymasters and major shareholders in Hakluyt. EMAIL SENT BY JOHN DONOVAN TO MR MICHIEL BRANDJES, COMPANY SECRETARY & GENERAL […]

Shell’s Alaska Plan Doesn’t Eliminate Spill Risks, GAO Says

By Katarzyna Klimasinska – Mar 30, 2012 9:00 PM GMT+0100 Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)’s plan for oil drilling off Alaska’s north coast fails to deal with some risks linked to operating in the remote region, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said. The federal watchdog’s comment strengthens calls from environmental groups, such as the Natural […]

GAO finds Arctic offshore-drilling risks despite toughened oversight

Congressional auditors say in a newly released report that oil giant Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast will present environmental risks, despite the company’s plans to prevent and contain accidents. By Ben Geman – 03/30/12 01:26 PM ET Congressional auditors say in a newly released report that oil giant […]

Shell gets injunction for Arctic drill ships

The Associated Press March 29, 2012, 7:10PM ET ANCHORAGE, Alaska A federal judge has ordered representatives of Greenpeace USA to stay a kilometer away from Shell Oil’s drilling vessels destined for Arctic Ocean waters off Alaska’s northern shores. The 29-page order signed Wednesday by Judge Sharon Gleason in Anchorage grants a preliminary injunction requested by […]

The man who shook Shell

By Clémence Grison (paris): 29.03.2012 John Donovan, who worked with Shell, reveals damaging information on the oil giant. This personal revenge has already cost the Anglo-Dutch company billions of dollars. John Donovan, 64, is a meticulous man and very knowledgeable. For several years he has spent most of his time on what he describes as […]

Village Claims Shell Oil Ruined Its Water

Roxana, a village of 1,550 in Southern Illinois, claims in court that a Shell oil refinery contaminated the village’s water and soil with benzene levels as much as 26,000 times greater than allowed by state law. By JOE HARRIS: Thursday, March 29, 2012 EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (CN) – Roxana, a village of 1,550 in Southern Illinois, […]

Thieves steal £2.8bn of oil out of Shell’s pipelines in Niger Delta

By Rob Davies In Port Harcourt, Nigeria: PUBLISHED: 20:59, 28 March 2012 | Thieves siphoned up to $4.5bn (£2.8bn) of oil out of Shell’s pipelines in the Niger Delta last year, in a worsening epidemic that threatens to overwhelm efforts to reduce oil spills. ‘Bunkering’ – the industry term for stealing oil from pipelines – […]

Want to buy some oil wells?

By John Donovan Its another normal day at the Donovan household in Colchester. One party who contacted me offered to sell us some oil wells. Another asked us to provide a Well Completion Update. A few days ago, one of the job applications we received was for the Shell Spy police in Nigeria. Applicant submitted […]

US To Approve Shell’s Alaska Oil Spill Response Plan – Interior Secretary

Published March 28, 2012 Dow Jones Newswires WASHINGTON –  Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday the department would approve Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDSA, RDSA.LN) oil-spill response plan for exploratory oil wells in the Beaufort Sea this summer, a move the company called “another major milestone” toward drilling there this summer. Salazar, speaking at a press […]

Peter Voser, the boss of Shell, got just over £10m

One of the standout features of the pay of boardroom bosses for 2011 is the number who seem to be at or near the £10m mark for their take-home packages. For example, Peter Voser, the boss of Shell, got just over £10m while Marjorie Scardino, the chief executive of Pearson, received £9.6m. FULL ARTICLE

John Donovan, Shell’s nightmare

Picture Caption: John Donovan in 2009. On his website, this former adman has posted more than 25,000 items on oil giant Shell. Thanks to a network of “moles” inside the company, this early retiree from Britain is posting on his website reports on shortcomings inside the world’s largest oil group. It’s a dogged pursuit that […]