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Shell ends 2012 Arctic Ocean drilling off Alaska

AP News By Dan Joling on October 31, 2012 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC has concluded drilling for the season in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska’s northwest and north coast. Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith says the company completed one top hole in both the Chukchi (chuck-CHEE’) and Beaufort (BO-fort) seas. Top […]

All the worst Shell traits – secrecy, haughtiness, inertia

 From our Shell News Archive Sunday 31 October, 2004 The fallout from the Shell reserves fraud continues… The Independent On Sunday (UK): Business View: Shell’s real location problem is finding more black stuff: “The misreporting of reserves scandal showed all the worst Shell traits – secrecy, haughtiness, inertia.”: “So what’s the hurry? Was it because […]

Dole under pressure to withdraw support from Shell vs. Kiobel

October 30, 2012 By: Anne Seccombe Dole is the target of a campaign by grassroots activist organisation Sum Of Us, to pressure the company to withdraw its support from the amicus brief it filed on Shell’s behalf in the case of Shell vs. Kiobel, currently before the United States Supreme Court. sent out an […]

Motiva Mess, Tom Purves and Cronyism

Cronyism is partiality to long-standing friends, especially by appointing them to positions of authority, regardless of their qualifications. Posting on our Shell Blog by a regular contributor: Golden Triangle Watchman” Re the Motiva article, so true…..How prophetic that the picture of Voser and the senior execs are sitting there opening a valve at the ceremony…. […]

Shell the Worst Company on Earth

30 October 2012 The case of Shell Petroleum Development Company in Ogoniland, Nigeria had been the most appalling experience and the most notable case of a company exploiting, billions of dollars in natural resources from a people and denying responsibility for turning the area into a waste land. Shell Petroleum started oil drilling in Ogoni […]

Shell fined $80k for work safety lapses at Pulau Bukom refinery

October 30, 2012 Oil giant Shell was fined $80,000 on Monday for lapses in workplace safety that led to a 32-hour fire at the company’s Pulau Bukom oil refinery in September last year. Court papers stated that while draining a pipeline, its contractors had used a method that allowed flammable gases to accumulate in the […]

Blog: The Shell Game

29 October 2012 Leaks in oil pipes in Nigeria were allowed to flow for 10 weeks before Shell came to the site to stop them. © Amnesty International Audrey Gaughran, Director of Amnesty International’s Africa Programme For decades the oil industry in Nigeria’s Niger Delta has caused widespread pollution of land and water, damaging people’s […]

Shell fined $80,000 for Bukom fire

The company had earlier pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonably practicable measures to ensure workers’ safety… AsiaOne: Monday, Oct 29, 2012 SINGAPORE – Shell was fined $80,000 for its role in a fire that broke out at its Pulau Bukom Refinery on Sep 28, 2011. The company had earlier pleaded guilty to failing to […]

A big mess at Motiva and why Gulf Coast refiners are making a killing

Lorne Stockman While Chevron’s Richmond refinery has been making the news lately with a very visible incident, our attention has been drawn to less noticed recent events in America’s biggest refining center on the Gulf Coast, where what was to become the country’s largest refinery also ran into a spot of trouble. You’d think that […]


FROM OUR OCTOBER 2004 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE Friday 29 October, 2004 – A DREADFUL DAY FOR SHAREHOLDERS IN SHELL TRANSPORT AND TRADING COMPANY PLC The Times (UK): The Hague for head office: “ALTHOUGH it maintains otherwise, Shell is effectively going Dutch…”: “From May, the big decisions will be taken by a new board in The […]

Shell Struggles to Repay Iran Oil Debt

Dow Jones Newswires: Published October 28, 2012 Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) is struggling to settle the over $1 billion it owes Iran for oil purchases after options such as financing a gas pipeline or paying for food shipments were rejected, people familiar with the matter said over the weekend. “There have been several options […]

Shell attacks ‘ridiculous’ effects of European energy policy

Royal Dutch Shell has attacked the “ridiculous” impact of European energy policy, warning that governments are erasing the environmental benefits from expensive renewables by allowing coal use to increase. Europe is burning more coal, while demand for gas – which emits much less CO2 than coal – is declining Photo: GETTY IMAGES By Emily Gosden: 6:03PM […]


By Geoff Ho: Sunday October 28,2012 OIL giant BP is expected to return to profit this week when it reports its third-quarter results thanks to the rising oil price, while arch-rival Royal Dutch Shell is also set to announce improved profits. BP is expected to make a net profit of $4 billion (£2.5 billion) for […]

Shell stuns City with revamp

From our October 2004 Shell News Archive London Evening Standard: Shell stuns City with revamp “The troubled group wants to draw a line under its devastating oil and gas reserves crisis earlier this year by creating a new £100bn holding company, Royal Dutch Shell Plc.”: “Buried deep in the results statement, Shell said it was […]

Royal Dutch/Shell to merge

From our October 2004 Shell News Archive Royal Dutch/Shell to merge Netherlands HQ ‘not a victory for the Dutch': “Yet Shell’s governance scheme wasn’t without a few surprises, chiefly that the headquarters will be based in The Hague, Netherlands along with two of the group’s three main businesses.” By Emily Church, Oct. 28, 2004 LONDON […]

Shell chairman deeply ashamed about reserves fraud

From our October 2004 Shell News Archive London Evening Standard: Market Report: SPEAKING OUT “All of us are deeply ashamed about what happened about the reserves, but we are determined to regain our position. — Shell chairman Jeroen van der Veer on the oil giant’s attempts to put its misdemeanours behind it” Market Report By […]

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