Despite all of the acrimony over the years, we are pleased to receive confirmation in authentic Shell Internal emails dated 18 Jan 2012 that we remain Shell’s “favourite “Royal Dutch Shell plc website.”
What is less amusing is that one Shell member of staff was concerned about the prospect of being accused of “collaborating with the Donovans!!” A hanging offense.
This fear arose because he had visited our website to check if we had picked up and posted a Guardian article – “Shell to shut its main UK research base and transfer its work overseas” – reporting that Shell staff at Thornton were “seething” about Shell’s plans. Thornton appears to be a very sensitive subject for Shell. The names of the sender and recipients have been removed.
Seems someone was concerned that disgruntled Thornton staff might contact us?