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Posts from ‘May, 2012’

Motiva expansion cost ‘in range of’ $10 billion: Saudi Aramco CEO

Reuters: Motiva expansion cost “in range of” $10 billion: Saudi Aramco CEO PORT ARTHUR, Texas | Thu May 31, 2012 2:37pm EDT (Reuters) – Saudi Aramco SDABO.UL Chief Executive Khalid Al-Falih said the total cost of expanding the Motiva Enterprises MOTIV.UL Port Arthur, Texas, refinery to 600,000 barrels per day (bpd) was “in the range […]

Petroleum Development Oman Takes Steps To Resolve Strike

May 30, 2012, 11:51 p.m. ET LONDON (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA)-led Petroleum Development Oman is taking steps to reach a speedy resolution to an industrial dispute with contracting staff that began last week, the company said in a statement Wednesday. “Operations at Qarn Alam have started to resume and further talks are taking […]

Brazil Seeks $496 Million From Shell, Cosan, BASF

By Adriana Brasileiro – May 31, 2012 1:10 AM GMT+0100 Brazilian prosecutors asked a court to order Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and Cosan SA Industria & Comercio’s joint venture Raizen and BASF SE (BAS) to pay 1 billion reais ($496 million) in compensation for workers who were allegedly sickened from work at a pesticide […]

Brazil prosecutors seek payment from Shell, BASF

Brazilian prosecutors said Wednesday that they asked a court to force oil company Shell and the world’s largest chemical company, BASF, to immediately pay $500 million into a compensation fund for hundreds of workers who may have been contaminated at an agricultural chemicals plant. Originally published Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 12:57 PM By MARCO […]

Greenpeace vs. Shell: Alaska Judge Restricts Activists From Boarding Offshore Drilling Vessels

AP  |  Posted: 05/30/2012 11:28 am Updated: 05/30/2012 12:48 pm ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge has made it more difficult for representatives of Greenpeace USA to board Shell Oil’s drilling vessels. In March, Judge Sharon Gleason in Anchorage ordered the group to stay a kilometer away from Shell Oil’s drilling ships destined for […]

Why Environmentalists Should Support Oil Exploration In Alaska’s Arctic Waters

Why Environmentalists Should Support Oil Exploration In Alaska’s Arctic Waters 5/30/2012 Christopher Helman, Forbes Staff This is a guest column by Bob Reiss. He is author of “The Eskimo and the Oil Man,” just published, for which he spent three years reporting with many trips to Alaska. Reiss has written for Smithsonian, Outside and Parade Magazines […]

Shell drops Bond Helicopters contract plans

30 May 2012 Oil giant Shell has abandoned plans to sign a major contract with Bond Offshore Helicopters, BBC Scotland has learned. The oil firm said it was not able to achieve sufficient assurance about Bond’s operations. Shell is conducting an ongoing review of its helicopter services contract across its North Sea operations. Bond temporarily […]

Does Hydrogen have a future in the world of energy?

FROM A CONTRIBUTOR About two decades ago the US DoD ran some tests designed to test the efficacy of a propulsion system for shallow draft/shallow water vessels. These tests failed, and they failed miserably. However, there was a surprise that came out of these tests. The experimental propulsion system produce large amounts of gas – […]

LETTER SENT TO MR GARY THOMSON, SHELL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Because of the royaldutchshellplc.com domain name, we receive job applications, business proposals, pension enquiries, even threats meant for Shell (as supplied today). We deal with all such matters as agreed with Mr Brandjes, sometimes corresponding with the parties on behalf of Shell, occasionally passing on correspondence to him.  We have been offered oil wells and […]

Shell reports fewer oil spills, but more bribes

FROM OUR ARCHIVES… Shell staff or intermediaries paid or accepted 16 bribes last year, contravening company policy, the report said. That was double the number in 2003, and four times the reported number for 2002. Gulf Times (Qatar): Shell reports fewer oil spills, but more bribes 30 May 2005 By Stephen Voss LONDON: Royal Dutch/Shell […]

Shell mum on details of planned seismic surveys

Shell mum on details of planned seismic surveys May 29, 2012 – 7:32pm By JOANN ALBERSTAT Business Reporter Shell says it plans to begin 3-D seismic surveys in Nova Scotia’s offshore next April. The global energy giant includes the time frame in an expression of interest issued last week for an environmental consultant to work […]

President of Royal Dutch Shell says BC LNG could be ‘pilot’ for federal streamlining

President of Royal Dutch Shell says BC LNG could be ‘pilot’ for federal streamlining By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press May 29, 2012 CALGARY – There is a “narrow window” of opportunity for Canada to take advantage of the lucrative global market for liquefied natural gas, the president of Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Tuesday. […]

Canada must act fast or miss LNG window-Shell CEO

Tue May 29, 2012 6:58pm EDT * Shell’s Voser says Canada can’t weather regulatory delay * Supports Ottawa’s plans for streamlining * Can add Athabasca oil sands volumes for under $50/bbl By Jeffrey Jones CALGARY, Alberta, May 29 (Reuters) – Canada only has until the end of this decade to build up its liquefied natural […]

9th Circuit gives final approval to Shell exploration plan

May 29, 2012 – 10:09 AM AKST 9th Circuit gives final approval to Shell exploration plan Tim Bradner, Alaska Journal of Commerce A federal appeals court upheld the government’s approval of an exploration plan filed by Shell to explore its outer continental shelf leases in the Arctic in 2012. The unanimous May 25 decision was […]