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Posts from ‘November, 2012’

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 […]