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Posts from ‘June, 2012’

Mysterious email to Sakhalin Energy

By John Donovan I have printed below extracts from a mysterious email, partly in English and partly in Russian, circulated to a number of people at Sakhalin Energy earlier today, with a copy supplied to us. it seems to have been sent by a disgruntled employee (an interpreter/translator?) and has a sinister aspect with a […]

Pennsylvania Senate passes tax credit for petrochemical plants

Published: Saturday, June 30, 2012, 8:43 a.m. HARRISBURG — The Senate on Friday night approved legislation to set up a state tax credit for a company considering building a multibillion-dollar petrochemical plant in Beaver County. Under the bill, approved 43-6, the credit would be available to Royal Dutch Shell plc and other so-called cracker plants and […]

Senator: Arctic drilling a political win for Obama

By Ben Geman – 06/29/12 03:11 PM ET The Obama administration’s expected approval of Royal Dutch Shell’s plan to drill in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast this summer is a political plus for President Obama, according to Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), an advocate of the project. FULL ARTICLE

Greenpeace ships shadow drilling vessels to Arctic

Originally published Friday, June 29, 2012 at 1:45 PM Greenpeace ships shadow drilling vessels to Arctic Greenpeace is shadowing two Shell drilling vessels that left Seattle to start their journey to the Arctic this week. The Associated Press KODIAK, Alaska — Greenpeace is shadowing two Shell drilling vessels that left Seattle to start their journey […]

Nigerian President Petitioned Through the Nigerian Embassy in USA to Clean Ogoniland

Dear John, Please see and use Nigerian Embassy protest pictures with the petition to the Nigerian president. In first pic is Ben Ikari speaking to the officials of the Embassy which include the number two man to the ambassador and embassy spokesperson. The other pictures have Ogonis: Messrs. Zor Court, Lawrence Maeba Jr., Bright Nwideezua […]

Shell the brand most targeted by activist

Shell Most Targeted By Activists Finds Global NGO Monitor Arun Sudhaman 29 Jun 2012 LONDON–Shell has become the brand most targeted by activist groups, according to a digital service that tracks NGO campaigns worldwide. Sigwatch, which monitors more than 4,000 activist groups globally, is expanding its service via a new website that provides a greater […]

Shell rigs and support vessels Alaska-bound; wins 2 legal issues

Week of July 01, 2012 A caravan of ships departed the Seattle-area on June 27 en route to Alaska, where they appear increasingly likely to conduct an offshore exploration campaign for Shell. The Kulluk and Noble Discoverer drilling rigs and a fleet of support vessels left Seattle, Wash., around 6:30 a.m. Alaska time, bound for […]

Shell eyes Mackenzie Valley Canol shale oil play

HOUSTON, June 29 06/29/2012 By OGJ editors Shell Canada Energy has taken a farmout from MGM Energy Corp., Calgary, to earn an interest in MGM’s 466B exploration license in the Central Mackenzie Valley of Canada’s Northwest Territories by funding the drilling of one or two wells in the Devonian Canol shale oil play. Shell has […]

Nigeria says arrests oil pipeline bomber

YENAGOA, Nigeria | Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:56pm EDT (Reuters) – Nigerian authorities said on Friday they had arrested the leader of a network of crude oil thieves in the Niger Delta responsible for several pipeline bombings against oil majors including Shell and ENI. Nigeria is the world’s eighth biggest exporter of crude oil but […]

Gazprom to study LNG output expansion for Asia

By Vladimir Soldatkin and Melissa Akin MOSCOW | Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:13pm IST (Reuters) – Gazprom said it had agreed to a feasibility study to expand Russia’s only liquefied natural gas plant, a victory for its partner Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L), which has urged the state-run gas monopoly to seize a market opportunity in […]

Greenpeace fights Shell Arctic plan

Financial Times June 29, 2012 7:20 pm In February, as Royal Dutch Shell was finalising its protracted plans to start exploring for oil off the coast of Alaska, Greenpeace members from around the world were meeting in Buenos Aires to figure out how to stop it. FULL ARTICLE