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Nigeria: Shell Shuts Office As Ogonis Protest Pollution

Shell Shuts Office As Ogonis Protest Pollution By Bashiru Abdullahi, 30 April 2012 Port Harcourt — The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) shut down its office in Rumoumasi area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, as hundreds of Ogonis and environmental activists staged a protest at the weekend. The protesters, who carried placards with various inscriptions […]

Royal Dutch Shell Adolf Hitler / Nazi Connection

Royal Dutch Shell Adolf Hitler / Nazi Connection: Evidence File Daily Express: MYSTERY DOCUMENT IN GERMAN FORGERY TRIAL: 13 January 1930 EXTRACT The second denial came Sir Henri Deterding, who is at present at St. Moritz. The oil magnate interviewed by telephone, declared that he had never heard of the conspiracy against Russia until he […]

Evidence File

EVIDENCE FILE Litigation Against Shell New York Times: “Shell Oil Shareholders Awarded $110 Million”13 December 1990New York Times: “Shell Settles Dumping Suit for $3 Million”: 9 February 1995 New York Times: “New Settlement In Plumbing Suit”: 9 November 1995 New York Times: “SHELL SETTLES ROYALTIES CASE FOR $33.5 MILLION”: 21 March 2002 Mail On Sunday: […]

Shell’s outrage

The oil firm must be held to account for its failings in Bodo and elsewhere 29 April 2012 Nigeria’s tortured relationship with international oil companies operating in the country attained new lows when it was announced recently that Shell Nigeria Plc had substantially underestimated the amount of oil that leaked from an oil spill in […]

Alleged IP theft from employee of Shell Geelong Refinery

Shell management have sent staff messenger persons all around warning internet users about the dangers of viewing your web site, and that they have people watching internet use within the Refinery to get those who would dare look for the truth themselves. Hi John,           The story on IP theft at the Geelong Refinery startled those […]

NIGERIA: Power Play and Game of Chess between NECONDE, SHELL and NPDC

FROM THE DELTA RIGHTS GROUP: Subsequently, we will expose NESTOIL’s underhand deals with SHELL NIGERIA, their running Contracts with SHELL, the Contract Numbers, how they used links and connections to secure them, the in-house SHELL SCM (Contracting personnel) and other SHELL personnel giving them information so as to gain undue advantage in order for NESTOIL […]

Shell Environmental Crimes in Brazil

By John Donovan We were recently contacted by an association representing former workers at a Shell/Basf Chemicals factory in Brazil. The factory was built in 1977 by Shell. Dozens of former employees of the plant have been diagnosed with prostate, thyroid and other types of cancer, circulatory, liver and intestinal illnesses, as well as infertility and […]

Irish Times Corrib Gas articles: 25 April 2012

The Irish Times – Three articles, all published on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Camcorder strangest of Corrib incidents LORNA SIGGINS ANALYSIS : THE Corrib gas controversy has been marked by flashpoints, but none more extraordinary than that which occurred on March 31st of last year. On that date, NUI Maynooth postgraduate student Jerrie Ann Sullivan was […]

Shell sees profits surge on oil price rise

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell today revealed that profits rose almost 50 per cent during the first three months of the year as it joined rival BP in benefiting from higher oil prices. The Anglo-Dutch firm reported earnings of $4.9bn (£3.2bn) for the first three months of the year – just one day after BP […]

How Shell Made It Big on Facebook: a gushing farce

By John Donovan The Wall Street Journal has today published an article by Ben Rooney under the headline: How Shell Made It Big on Facebook It can fairly be described as a gushing piece with Mr Rooney expressing his admiration for Shell’s “impressive achievement” in managing to “clock up just shy of one million Facebook […]

ARD EuropaMagazin – John Donovan: a lone fighter against Shell

Professional translation of the German narration

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Free access to over 30,000 articles, documents, comment, historical information and news archive – all relating to Royal Dutch Shell, the worlds largest company. In 2012, this websites co-founder, John Donovan and his network of “moles” inside Shell, which cost Shell its majority stake in Sakhalin II, was the subject of a major article by […]

Shell Takes Aim at Biggest Prize in Energy

April 26, 2012, 1:15 PM GM By James Herron Shell is moving ahead with plans to build plants in the U.S. that could convert dirt cheap natural gas into high-valued diesel fuel, hoping to profit from an almost tenfold mark-up in prices that many analysts say is the biggest prize in the world of energy […]

Shell Boosts Asset Sales, Posts Consensus-Beating Profit

By Alexis Flynn Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES LONDON (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) Thursday raised the amount of asset sales it plans for this year as it posted consensus-beating adjusted profit for the first quarter due to high oil prices and a small increase in its production. The results marked a return to form […]

Motiva Port Arthur refinery becomes U.S. largest -Shell

Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:27pm EDT By Jeffrey Kerr (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Saudi Aramco became co-owners of the largest U.S. refinery on Thursday when a new crude distillation unit at their joint-venture Motiva Enterprises Port Arthur, Texas, plant received oil for the first time, said Shell’s Chief Financial Officer. The 325,000 […]

Shell looks at Gulf states gas-to-liquids sites

NEW YORK, April 26 | Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:42am EDT Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell CFO Simon Henry said on Thursday that Shell was looking at brownfield sites in Louisiana and Texas for the construction of a possible gas-to-liquids plant. Henry said an investment decision was a long way off and would likely not […]

Shell bullish on China shale gas

Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:40am EDT * Shale gas seen economic in China * Govt policy, not geology more likely to determine pace By Tom Bergin LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell gave a bullish outlook for the development of shale gas in China on Thursday, saying the Anglo-Dutch oil major’s drilling there […]

Australia LNG Boom Threatened by U.S. Shale Exporters

By Eduard Gismatullin – Apr 26, 2012 1:10 PM GMT+0100 Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and PetroChina Co. are designing a liquefied natural gas plant in Australia with capacity of about 9 million metric tons a year that Deutsche Bank AG says will cost more than $20 billion. Arrow Energy Ltd., the partners’ Brisbane-based venture, […]

Shell Net Little Changed, Projects Offset Lower Output

By Eduard Gismatullin – Apr 26, 2012 7:48 AM GMT+0100 Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), Europe’s biggest oil company, reported first-quarter earnings that beat estimates and raised a target for asset sales this year. Excluding one-time items and inventory changes, Shell posted profit of $7.28 billion, compared with the $6.7 billion average estimate of eight […]


Copy of an email sent by John Donovan to every UK MP: 25 APRIL 2012 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL SENIOR MANAGEMENT HAS HAD ADVANCE SIGHT OF THIS EMAIL AND THEREFORE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK AN INJUNCTION IF ANYTHING STATED IS UNTRUE This issue transcends all geographical (and constituency) boundaries. In September 2011, The Independent published an […]

Delta Rights Group plans protest

Hi John, Greetings from Delta Rights Group. I hope this meets you well. I have broached the idea of a peaceful protest in front of Shell Offices to the NECONDE 114, then, we can take the pics, they promised to call a meeting of NECONDE 114 within the week, deliberate on it and revert. Also, […]

Shell’s revised Cove bid wins board approval

April 24, 2012, 10:32 p.m. EDT By Alexis Flynn — Shell’s recommended cash offer values Cove at GBP1.12 billion — Cove is junior partner in a potentially huge natural gas field off Mozambique — Rival bidder, Thailand’s PTT E&P, says it is considering its options LONDON (MarketWatch) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC RDS.A +1.05% said […]

Shell’s toxic legacy in Brazil

The plant was built in 1977 by Shell… Dozens of former employees of the plant have been diagnosed with prostate, thyroid and other types of cancer, circulatory, liver and intestinal illnesses, as well as infertility and sexual impotence, the statement added. By John Donovan We have received emails seeking our help and advice from ATESQ […]

Justice Dept. makes 1st arrest in BP oil spill; ex-engineer accused of obstruction of justice

By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 7:03 PM NEW ORLEANS — The Justice Department said on Tuesday it filed the first criminal charges in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, accusing a former BP engineer of destroying evidence.Kurt Mix, of Katy, Texas, was arrested on two counts of obstruction of justice. The Justice […]

Shell to buy Cove Energy for $1.8 billion

A Shell logo is seen at a petrol station in London April 28, 2010. Credit: Reuters/Toby Melville LONDON | Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:45am EDT (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) said it agreed to buy Mozambique-focused explorer Cove Energy (COVE.L) in a 1.12 billion pound ($1.8 billion) recommended cash deal, after the major […]

Pres Jonathan, Nigerian Politicians Blocking Ogoni Clean-Up

Of course, $hell has over the years refuted allegations of environmental degradation in Ogoni. The company has nowhere to hide from this environmental catastrophe that is killing Ogonis faster than not. Although my source says $hell is willing to deposit the take-off money, it is also common with the company taking undue advantage of the envy and division, greed and corruption in Nigeria.

Great Britain: A lone fighter against Shell

John Donovan at the Shell Centre, 4 April 2012 Professional translation (by OneHourTranslation) of the German narration in the ARD TV Europa Magazine documentary feature: Great Britain: A lone fighter against Shell. Broadcast Saturday 21 April 2012. Great Britain: A lone fighter against Shell Next to the London Eye, the Shell Centre stands tall. Its […]

Shell’s wildly inaccurate reporting of Niger Delta oil spill exposed

23 April 2012 A major oil spill in the Niger Delta was far worse than Shell previously admitted, according to an independent assessment obtained by Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD), which exposes how the oil giant dramatically under-estimated the quantities involved. The spill in 2008, caused by a […]

Shell results should reverse share decline

Questor share tip: Shell results should reverse share decline Investors in Royal Dutch Shell must have been very relieved that the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was nothing to do with them. The oil came from “natural seepage” from the sea floor. By Garry White 7:00AM BST 22 Apr 2012 Shell £22.02½ […]

United Kingdom: a lone fighter against Shell

ARD TV in Germany – the German equivalent of BBC TV – on Saturday, 21 April, broadcast a feature about me and this website ( as part of the EUROPA MAGAZINE programme. By John Donovan ARD TV in Germany – the German equivalent of BBC TV – on Saturday, 21 April, broadcast a feature about […]

Shell investigates alleged IP theft at Geelong Refinery

Photograph of Shell’s Geelong refinery in Australia By John Donovan Printed below is email correspondence involving a whistleblower employee from Shell’s Geelong refinery in Australia and Mr Michiel Brandjes, Company Secretary and General Counsel Corporate of Royal Dutch Shell. Although Mr Brandjes claimed that it was not a matter for correspondence with this website, he […]

Corporate Scandals: Post-Enron, post-Shell, post-WorldCom, post-Parmalat

Post-Enron, post-Shell, post-WorldCom, post-Parmalat, the collective knickers of the business world are in a twist about ethics, and rightly so. Deals are the building blocks of business. Enormous sums are at stake and the money belongs mostly to strangers, not neighbours. Without ethics to define deals and fair dealing, business will not get done. Introduction […]

What Is It Going to Take to Stop Shell’s Arctic Drilling?

Posted 04/20/2012 I’ve got one question for President Obama: What is it going to take for you to put a stop to Shell’s plans for Arctic Ocean drilling this summer? The reasons not to drill just keep mounting — and the reasons to drill? Well, there seems to be just one, and I can’t say […]

Shell, Ferrari and the controversial 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix

Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) has contractual obligations to Ferrari which it must honour. However there is no reason why Shell  should not take the action I have outlined above in order to protect its reputation… EMAIL FROM RETIRED ROYAL DUTCH SHELL EXECUTIVE PADDY BRIGGS TO SHELL CEO PETER VOSER —– Original Message —– From: Paddy […]

Nigerian Delta Rights Group of over 100 aggrieved former Shell employees

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE POSTING BY THE NIGERIAN DELTA RIGHTS GROUP OF FORMER SHELL EMPLOYEES Find attached pictures of oil spills in the Niger Delta caused by SHELL and hidden away from Regulatory Agencies. These spills occurred and were hidden and cleaned up in-house using villagers from host communities, thereby, exposing them to toxic […]

Shell card case prompts judge to ask: Who cares?

  By Jonathan Stempel Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:17pm EDT (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc has won a U.S. appeals court’s dismissal of a $1 billion lawsuit over the contents of its credit card receipts, in a decision questioning why anyone should care how the oil company acted. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of […]

Shell looks at $4B in possible projects in Nigeria

Associated Press: Published April 18, 2012 LAGOS, Nigeria –  Royal Dutch Shell PLC is considering $4 billion worth of onshore projects in Nigeria to help capture natural gas currently burning at oil wells that contribute to global warming and can sicken those living nearby, the company’s CEO said Wednesday. CEO Peter Voser also said Shell’s […]

Shell Says Speeding Up Work on Using Flared Iraqi Natural Gas

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) said it’s speeding up work on a project to capture natural gas from oilfields in southern Iraq and that it has signed an initial agreement to develop a petrochemical plant based on ethane. “All hands on deck to catch up with time lost” after more than a year of negotiations […]

Showa Shell renews oil deal with Iran

Japan’s Showa Shell cuts Iran oil imports, renews deal-sources By Osamu Tsukimori TOKYO, April 18 (Reuters) – Japan’s top buyer of Iranian crude Showa Shell Sekiyu KK has renewed its annual oil purchase deal with Iran but cut the volume in line with other Japanese refiners to comply with U.S. sanctions, trade sources said on […]

US Oil Spill Commission Progress Report 17 April 2012

Cover photo credits (left to right, top to bottom): U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Marine Well Containment Company, U.S. Government, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard. Frontier Areas—The Arctic  (from page 2) Although there has been some progress in implementing the Commission’s recommendations concerning frontier areas, we feel strongly that […]

The Big Spill, Two Years Later

(Their report also includes a strong note of caution about dangers of drilling in the Arctic, where harsh conditions would present even more difficult challenges in the event of a spill.) Editorial The Big Spill, Two Years Later A version of this editorial appeared in print on April 18, 2012, on page A26 of the […]

Shell accused of deceit, trickery and fraud by a group of over 100 former employees

LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA FROM THE DELTA RIGHTS GROUP OF OVER 100 FORMER SHELL EMPLOYEES By John Donovan Printed below is a letter recently sent to the President of Nigeria by The Delta Rights Group, a group of over 100 former Shell employees who allege that they are the victims of deceit, trickery […]

Skirting sanctions on Iranian crude

By John Donovan Reuters and PennEnergy have reported on the current skullduggery by Iran, which is desperately trying to skirt sanctions by turning off normal electronic tracking and identification devices on Iranian oil tankers. Some of the oil being shipped is no doubt destined for Shell. Trying to avoid the odium of its association with […]

Corrib police rape-tape incident

Ms Sullivan was one of the women involved in the incident, first reported in The Mayo News in April 2011, where Gardaí inadvertently taped themselves joking about raping female protestors they had just arrested at the Corrib Gas site in north Mayo. ‘Rape Tape’ investigation criticised Academics complain to Garda Ombudsman about ‘aggressive’ procedures used […]

Partnership deals between Shell and PetroChina likely to be investigated

By John Donovan In February 2012, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser confirmed that Shell is in a global partnership with PetroChina and its parent company, China National Petroleum Corp. Mr Voser said in relation to CNPC: “It’s part of our global partnership to optimize our business working environment inside and outside China.” The partnership […]

Shell emits over 6m tonnes of C02 into Nigerian environment

By Clara Nwachukwu: APRIL 17, 2012 Anglo Dutch Shell has confessed to emitting as much as 6.1million tonnes of carbon dioxide, C02, into the Nigerian environment during oil and gas operations in 2011. The admission comes, even as the international community continues to raise alarm on the effect of such emissions on humans, plants and […]

Corruption, murder and intrigue in China

Posting on Shell Blog by LondonLad on Apr 16th, 2012 at 7:57 am REPLY TO THIS ARTICLE: Chinese Whispers: Sticking all sorts of crime on Shell? Not hysterical or a troll just sometimes fed up with the tabloid “reporting” you make with innuendos, titilation and insertions with the word “Shell” highlighted to try and make […]

How two men and a website in Colchester humbled one of the oil industry giants

Derek Brower (Editor, Petroleum Economist): 25 February 2007 It is not the kind of place you would expect to find at the centre of a global energy war. John Donovan’s office is in a modest house in a suburb of Colchester. No electronic maps of Europe adorn his walls, as they do the walls of […]

Shell shale gas deal with China National Petroleum Corporation

Reports are now beginning to emerge drawing the China National Petroleum Company and Zhou Yongkang, a member of the all-powerful nine-member Politburo Standing Committee, into the unfolding political scandal, viewed as the most significant development/power struggle in China for many years. EMAIL DATED 15 APRIL 2012 SENT BY JOHN DONOVAN TO MR MICHIEL BRANDJES, COMPANY […]

Chinese Whispers: Sticking all sorts of crime on Shell?

Why don’t you start writing a new series for the X-Files for TV Donovan? With your ability at trying to stick all sorts of crime on Shell (e.g. the murder in China of Neil Heywood) fiction seems just right for you!! Posting on Shell Blog by LondonLad on Apr 14th, 2012 at 6:36 pm Why […]