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Nigeria Bill Risks Output in Top African Oil Country, Shell Says

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo on November 30, 2012 Nigerian plans to change the way its oil industry is regulated and funded risk cutting investment and production in Africa’s top producer, Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) said. “Production will be down about 40 percent by 2020 without new investment,” Mutiu Sunmonu, Shell’s chairman for Nigeria, said in […]

Susan Rice, Royal Dutch Shell and Iran

In what might turn out to be the final set of nails in the coffin of her Secretary of State ambitions, it turns out that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice has huge foreign investments, including several companies that are doing business with Iran.  She has ties to one company, Royal Dutch Shell, that stands to make […]

Shell Alaska boss: ‘There will be spills’

Royal Dutch Shell’s Alaska vice-president has admitted he believes “there will be spills” by companies drilling for oil in the Alaskan Arctic. Environmental campaigners oppose drilling in the Arctic By Emily Gosden 6:35PM GMT 29 Nov 2012 Shell is one of a handful of companies exploring in Arctic waters and began drilling off Alaska this […]

Why Shell’s bigger U.S. footprint matters

Shell exec sees domestic production as a selling point for investors Shell oil rig off the coast of Alaska: Photo credit: Shell Oil Company By Steve Gelsi, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — When filling up your gasoline tank in the next few years, Royal Dutch Shell wants you to know they’re working to increase the […]

Shell to Sea campaigners met UN rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders

Mayo Advertiser, November 30, 2012. Last week Mrs Margaret Sekaggya, the UN special rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, met a delegation of 10 people to discuss the issues they face regarding the Corrib Gas Project. The delegation comprised seven members of Shell to Sea, Kilcommon parish priest Fr Michael Nallen, and two members of the […]

Royal Dutch Shell Wins Energy Company of the Year Award

Royal Dutch Shell Wins “Company of the Year” and Commodity Excellence Honors at Platts Global Energy Awards NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Winners from seven countries and three continents took top honors in New York City tonight at the Platts Global Energy Awards, which recognized three industry leaders and 16 companies for exemplary […]

Shell sees big output boost from Chesapeake acreage buy

Ernest Scheyder and Joshua Schneyer Reuters: 10:46 a.m. CST, November 29, 2012 NEW YORK (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell expects “years and years” of production from oil and natural gas acreage it recently bought from Chesapeake Energy Corp and plans to add more drilling rigs, the head of Shell’s Americas operations said on Thursday. Shell […]

The Inuit sitting on billions of barrels of oil

By May Abdalla BBC World Service, Point Hope, Alaska:  29 November 2012 After a decade of legal wrangling and spending $4.5bn (£2.8bn), this year Shell Oil was given permission to begin exploratory drilling off the coast of Alaska. But many in the local Inuit community are concerned it could have a devastating impact on one […]

Shell’s Olympus Hull Departs South Korea

SOURCE Shell Offshore Inc. HOUSTON, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Shell Offshore Inc.’s (Shell) Olympus hull, the approximately 32,500 metric ton main body of the Olympus TLP, departed from South Korea today to begin its two month journey to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The hull is expected to reach Ingleside, Texas in early 2013 where […]

Shell jet fuel spill at Germany Refinery creates toxic underground lake

Kerosene is classified as environmentally hazardous. Undiluted kerosene irritates the skin from direct contact. Ingestion causes vomiting and diarrhea, damages the lungs, the nervous system and the kidneys, and in the worst cases, lead to death.  It is toxic to aquatic organisms and causes long-term damage if it drains into a large body of water, […]

Nigeria: Union Shuts Down Shell Operations Nationwide

Nigeria: NUPENG Shuts Down Shell Operations Nationwide – …protests Sack of 1,500 Workers By Emma Amaize, Victor Ahiuma-Young and Kunle Kalejaye, 26 November 2012 Aggrieved members of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, protesting alleged unfair labour practices, yesterday, shut down the operations of Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, nationwide. This came […]

Corrib Gas Partners will spend €3bn before any gas flows

The Irish Times – Tuesday, November 27, 2012 GORDON DEEGAN The rising bill on the controversial Corrib Gas project is to top almost €3 billion before the end of next year, new figures show. The company driving the project, Shell EP Ireland Ltd yesterday confirmed that the Corrib Gas Partners last year spent a further […]

Shell head dismisses floating LNG concerns

The head of Shell in Australia, Ann Pickard, has dismissed claims that floating liquefied natural gas technology is environmentally unsafe. By Kathryn Diss The head of Shell in Australia, Ann Pickard, has dismissed claims that floating liquefied natural gas technology is environmentally unsafe. The WA Premier Colin Barnett has expressed concerns about using floating technology […]

Shell: Martinez, Calif. Refinery Unit Rate Cut to Reduce Emission

Dow Jones Newswires: Published November 26, 2012 Shell Oil Company said Monday that a release of hydrogen sulfide late Saturday night at its oil refinery in Martinez, Calif., necessitated reducing feed to an unspecified unit to diminish the emission. A report to the Calif. Emergency Management Agency said a venting pressure relief valve had caused […]

Selection of Shell related articles Monday 26 November 2012

John, Here is today’s pick of articles for your readers: Oil and tradition try life together in far north Alaska: Houston Chronicle-by Jennifer Dlouhy-Some Inupiats fear that this tradition – and their subsistence way of life – could be jeopardized by offshore oil drilling, as Shell Oil Co. conducts a … Rivers – the Battle […]

BP is still one big toxic mess

With a $130 billion market cap, and billions of dollars in unknown liabilities, BP is still one big toxic mess. Why BP is not a takeover target By Cyrus Sanati: November 26, 2012: 9:35 AM ET FORTUNE — It’s one of the largest companies in the world. Could it really be a takeover target? Some […]

Essar Energy turns around Stanlow refinery

Essar Energy plc has turned around UK’s second largest refinery Stanlow within a year of taking it over from Royal Dutch Shell, posting a pre-tax profit of USD 197 million in six month to September 30. Essar Energy turns around Stanlow refinery Monday, November 26, 2012, 18:31 New Delhi: London-listed Essar Energy plc has turned […]

The Neptune Strategy: Shell Propped up Apartheid in South Africa

By John Donovan In 1987, Shell Oil Co implemented a secret 265 page plan devised by a Washington based firm, Pagan International. The devious plan was designed to undermine support for critics of Shell’s policy of propping up the despised racist apartheid regime in South Africa, just as Shell and its Nazi leader, Sir Henri […]

Shell delays shareholder meetings

From the BBC News Archive: Shell delays shareholder meetings Oil giant Shell is pushing back the dates of its shareholder meetings amid ongoing uncertainty about its estimates of oil reserves. Friday, 26 November, 2004, 10:36 GMT The world’s third largest oil company said its shareholder meetings due in April will now take place on 28 […]

Shell propped up racist apartheid regime in South Africa

Within 48 hours, subject to legal intervention by Shell, we will publish an article about how Royal Dutch Shell propped up and profited from the repressive apartheid regime in South Africa. By John Donovan Update Monday 26 November: Within 48 hours, subject to legal intervention by Shell, we will publish an article about how Royal […]

Selection of Shell related articles 23 November 2012

John, Here is today’s selection of  Shell related articles for your readers: Exxon warning adds to Nigeria oil output problems: Reuters-Nov 21, 2012-Royal Dutch Shell lifted on Wednesday its force majeure on Nigeria’s benchmark Bonny Light crude oil exports, easing some of the supply … Shell to Invest in China: of the largest oil […]

Shell Says Improved Security Needed to Curb Nigeria Oil Theft

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo – Nov 23, 2012 2:11 PM GMT Nigeria needs to improve security patrols on its pipelines to curb theft, according to Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), the nation’s largest oil producer. Shell removed 135 illegal connections from its pipelines in the first ten months of the year, Tony Okonedo, a Lagos-based company […]

The loose cannon from Sakhalin Energy

“I appreciate your intent but I think you are taking significant risks for your own safety with these emails. I strongly suggest you leave these things behind you and look for other opportunities and the future. Just forget about this as it is not worth it!” By John Donovan Our new Sakhalin source, whose identity […]

Critics blast Shell, saying its Jackpine oilsands plan will harm the environment

By Sheila Pratt, Edmonton Journal November 21, 2012 EDMONTON – Shell Canada is trying to “sneak” its Jackpine project past regulators before the regional plan is complete, and the $12-billion mine expansion should be delayed for a year, a review panel was told in the final day of hearings into the project 100 km northeast […]

Shell poised to hand out Brent disposal contracts

By Rob Watts London  22 November 2012 23:59 GMT Shell intends to award the major heavy-lift removal and onshore disposal contracts for its landmark Brent Decommissioning project — together valued at hundreds of millions of dollars — by the end of the first quarter next year. Initially the work covers the ­removal of the topsides […]

Donovans mud throwing campaign against Shell

“It looks like the Donovans, the Royal Dutch Shell humiliators and mud throwing campaign initiators, the donors of cheat and steal approach are indemnified, otherwise they could have been sued for their below the belt statements derogating human dignity and respect. And the methods they use are outrageous examples of brainwashing of the people not […]

Shell to Invest $1 Billion Annually in China Gas Projects

Published November 20, 2012 by Dow Jones Newswires Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB) will invest around $1 billion annually in its upstream business in China to tap into the country’s surging natural gas demand, state-run newspaper China Daily reported Wednesday, citing the oil and gas giant’s chief executive officer.”There’s huge potential to come in terms […]

Inflation, Politics Seen Capping North America LNG Exports-Shell

By Selina Williams LONDON–Inflation and U.S. domestic politics are likely to limit the amount of liquefied natural gas exported from proposed projects in North America to around 60 million to 70 million tons a year over the next decade, Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s (RDSB.LN) Chief Financial Officer Simon Henry said Tuesday. Currently companies including ExxonMobil […]

Shell environmental rhetoric, vs toxic reality

Introductory flowery rhetoric in a 1958 Shell advert: Shell Guide to LIFE IN THE CORN “In the growing and ripening stages corn and hay are a sanctuary for wild life which man does not invade.” The advert concludes with the slogan: “You can be sure of SHELL The Key to the countryside.” Presumably this was […]

Corrib human rights report calls for new policing guidelines

“Among its series of recommendations is a proposal that Shell ‘communicates to the community the purposes for which surveillance may be undertaken by its security service’ and the procedures and safeguards it uses ‘to ensure the right to privacy is adequately protected’ during surveillance.” Tuesday, 20 November 2012 10:27 Áine Ryan: [email protected] A HUMAN rights […]

Shell May Delay Australia’s Arrow LNG Project to 2014, CEO Says

By Bloomberg News – Nov 20, 2012 10:07 AM GMT Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas supplier, may delay until 2014 a decision on its Arrow LNG venture that’s forecast to cost $20 billion amid rising expenses for energy projects in Australia. “We are in preparation of a potential final […]

Shell CFO: Confident US Government Will Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

By Selina Williams: Published November 20, 2012 by Dow Jones Newswires Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) is confident the U.S. government will approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline extension that will carry crude from western Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, its chief financial officer Simon Henry said Tuesday. “We remain confident the U.S. government […]

Exxon, Shell Said to Face Delay on Kashagan Output Boost

By Nariman Gizitdinov – Nov 20, 2012 9:45 AM GMT Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and their partners in Kazakhstan’s Kashagan oil field face a delay of at least two years on a plan to boost output 20 percent, reducing the time they have to recoup costs in the $46 billion […]

Shell may feed Arrow gas into rivals’ Australian LNG plants

Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:35am EST * Final investment decision likely delayed for Arrow LNG * Shell may sell gas to rivals’ LNG plants * Cost blowout still an issue -source * Decision not to move forward with plant would be prudent -analysts By Rebekah Kebede and Sonali Paul PERTH/MELBOURNE, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Royal […]

Shell Security Service in Ireland

Garda guide for Corrib protests proposed ÁINE RYAN A human rights report on the policing of the controversial Corrib gas project has recommended that the Department of Justice publish a guide defining methods that may be legitimately used by An Garda Síochána during protests. The report on the Corrib Human Rights Monitoring Initiative states this […]

Selection of Shell related news articles Monday 19 November 2012

Selection of Shell related news articles Monday 19 November 2012 John, Some articles which may be of interest to your visitors: Shell pins big bucks on natural gas projects: Buffalo News-3: Kylie, “The Abbey Road Sessions” (Astralwerks). … Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil company, has earmarked more than $20 billion … Shell to […]

Old EP hand replies to criticism of comments about Shell and Nigeria

Nigerian Laddy, my brodder! How now, how de Madam? Eeh, my headengine, him go disappoint me big-oh how you be talking to your brodder. No peppersoup and goatstew wid de foo-foo for you today! (ARTICLE UPDATED 22 NOVEMBER WITH POSTING BY OGONI ACTIVIST BEN IKARI) The original comment by Old EP hand related to our […]

BP Seen as Takeover Target as Valuation Sinks

By Brian Swint and Matthew Campbell on November 19, 2012 Bob Dudley shrank BP Plc (BP/) to save it. The onetime Mississippian and current chief executive officer has sold more than $50 billion of assets to pay the costs of the worst U.S. oil spill in history in 2010. Rescued from the brink of collapse, […]

Shell Celebrates 40 Years of Scenarios

Comment by John Donovan: This is a press release by Royal Dutch Shell boasting about its scenario planning. The famed corporate crystal ball never revealed a world in which its so-called No.1 Enemy would be operating globally under the Royal Dutch Shell Plc top level domain name, dealing on Shell’s behalf with job applications, business […]

Shell, EDF Lead 100 Companies Calling for Carbon Price

By Alex Morales on November 18, 2012 Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) joined Electricite de France SA and more than 100 companies calling for lawmakers worldwide to put a “clear” price on carbon emissions in order to contain global warming. Companies invest trillions of dollars in energy and infrastructure projects, and, in most cases, don’t […]

Selection of articles Monday 19 November 2012

Selection of articles Monday 19 November 2012 John, Some articles which may be of interest to your visitors: Shell Increases Participation in the Schiehallion Field [Gulf Oil & Gas …: Shell announced the signing of separate agreements for the acquisition of Murphy Schiehallion Limited 5.9% stake in the Schiehallion field … Lizzie Zobel helps […]

From Mammon to God: Oiligarchs beat the path from profit to pews

“Watts only ended his 35-year career with Shell because he was forced out over the 2004 oil reserves fiasco. News that the company had been overstating its reserves by 20 per cent caused Shell’s stock prices to fall by $15bn — yet Watts still walked away with a £1 million pay-off and a pension of […]

Gas is abundant, affordable and acceptable. It’s also the future, argues Shell chief Peter Voser

Ahead of the Government’s gas strategy, Shell chief executive Peter Voser reveals why it is the fuel of the future and how he is riding the shale revolution. Peter Voser believes Shell is creating value out of the whole of the production and supply chain and that its exposure to gas growth is the jewel […]

Niger Delta Villagers VS Shell – Seeking Justice Abroad

By Zainab Usman, 16 November 2012: opinion Legal action against Shell failed in Nigerian courts. So now villagers from the Niger delta are bringing the fight to Shell in their home country of the Netherlands. In the latest case of Nigerians seeking justice abroad for crimes within Nigeria, a group of villagers from the Niger […]

The Sins of The Reverend Sir Philip Watts

Update by John Donovan: Last week we revealed the latest incarnation of the disgraced reserves fraudster Sir Philip Watts, formally an arms supplier and human rights abuser in Nigeria, a spaceman and a notorious Group Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell Group. Sir Phil has now turned to religion in a big way.  Unfortunately the past […]

Noble Discoverer stack fire contained by Shell Oil personnel

Eric Christopher Adams, Alex DeMarban | Nov 16, 2012 A drill rig involved in Shell Oil’s inaugural season of Arctic oil exploration briefly caught fire Friday morning in Dutch Harbor, an international port in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, according to the Unalaska Fire Department. Firefighters responded to calls of a fire at the U.S. Coast Guard […]

Ikea ‘deeply regrets’ use of forced labour: when is Shell going to apologise?

I wonder when Royal Dutch Shell is going to apologise for using Jewish forced labour at its German subsidiary Rhenania-Ossag… By John Donovan BBC News has reported that Ikea ‘deeply regrets’ use of forced labour. According to the report: Ikea gave contracts to the East German (GDR) government in the 1970s. Former political prisoners of […]

Can Shell placate environmental critics?

FROM OUR NOVEMBER 2004 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE BBC2 TV Newsnight: Can Shell placate environmental critics? Hilton Kelley claims Port Arthur has been “devastated by pollution”. “We had a great community one time,” says Hilton Kelley “Sandwich shops, taxi stands, nightclubs – we had all these things. Now it’s devastated by pollution. “Many of the residents […]

BP Will Plead Guilty and Pay Over $4 Billion

A version of this article appeared in print on November 16, 2012, on page A1 of the New York edition By CLIFFORD KRAUSS and JOHN SCHWARTZ HOUSTON — BP, the British oil company, said on Thursday that it had agreed to pay $4.5 billion in fines and other penalties and to plead guilty to 14 […]

Selection of Shell related articles Thursday 15 November 2012

Selection of Shell related articles Thursday 15 November 2012 John, Some Shell related articles which may be of interest to your visitors: Shell Oil President Marvin Odum to Keynote Platts Global Energy …: Sacramento Bee: 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Shell Oil Company President Marvin Odum will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 Platts Global […]