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Selection of Shell related articles 8 February 2013

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Stranded Shell drill vessel won’t face state tax: FuelFix (blog)-State oil and gas attorney Martin Schultz said the policy covers the Kulluk. “It’s a pretty straightforward interpretation as it applies to the Shell …

G8 and Nigeria’s Oil Wealth: Corruption and Wealth of a Nation: GroundReport-The discovery of oil in 1950s by Shell BP has complicated Nigerian project and the realization of a true nationhood. The ruling class was not …

Letter: You should be outraged at how this oil giant pollutes our …: River Falls Journal-Feb 7, 2013: The Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company, the most carbon-intensive oil company in the world, will contribute more to global warming than any other …

The oil industry wants to water down transparency rules – Europe …: The Guardian-Feb 7, 2013: As a former oil company executive, having spent 30 years with Royal Dutch Shell, I am concerned at my former industry’s efforts to undermine a …

Cornering U.S. market comes at heavy price: StarPhoenix-Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC are partners in Motiva Enterprises LLC, which has three refineries …

Brazil prepares to surprise drillers this time with gas: FuelFix (blog)-Pre-salt refers to Brazil’s off-shore deposits, the world’s biggest crude discoveries this century. Shell, already Brazil’s third-largest oil producer, …

Safety flaw stalls deep-sea oil drilling: Columbus Dispatch-HOUSTON — Deep-water oil exploration has been disrupted from the Gulf of … Energy explorers such as Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell and …

Lucy Lawless Sentenced For Oil Drilling Protest: iTechPost-(Photo : Greenpeace.org) Greenpeace ambassador and film …

Sally Jewell an excellent pick to head Interior: Daily Camera-Jewell, a longtime Seattle-area resident, has succeeded as an oil-industry … quickly complete a review of Shell’s troubled Arctic drilling efforts.

Shell Wriggles Free Of Oil Spill Liability In Nigeria, But Case Is Far …: De Smog Blog (blog)-Feb 3, 2013: A Dutch court acquitted oil giant Shell of allegations regarding oil contamination in Nigeria. Reported earlier in The Guardian, the court ruled in …

Focus on ensuring cleanliness of election: Malay Mail-First we got an overview of the history of Shell here (they commenced operations in the Straits Settlements in 1891 and struck oil in Miri in 1910 …

City of Carson Takes on Shell Oil: Courthouse News Service-Jan 28, 2013: LOS ANGELES (CN) – Shell Oil knowingly let developers build homes above three underground tanks that have leaked oil and carcinogenic …

Shell continues spilling oil in North Sea despite efforts to improve: The Guardian-Jan 31, 2013: Shell and other major companies are spilling crude, diesel or other contaminants into the North Sea on a daily basis despite the oil industry’s …

Lebanon opens oil fields to exploration: Al-Bawaba-Feb 7, 2013: Over 40 U.S., European and Asian oil companies have bought the data … Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Cairn Energy Plc and Cove Energy Plc are …

Arctic oil spill plan leaked, criticized as “useless”: GlobalPost-Feb 4, 2013: A Greenpeace activist covers the logo of the Shell oil company to protest on May 10, 2012 against the heading of the an icebreaker for Shell’s …

When Will Arctic Drilling Create a Mega-Disaster?: Living Green Magazine-Feb 6, 2013: Over the next two months, the Interior Department will be conducting a review of Royal Dutch Shell’s offshore oil drilling operations in the Arctic …

City of Merced, oil firms settle water case: Merced Sun-Star-Feb 4, 2013: Under the settlement, Chevron Corp., Shell Oil Co. and Exxon Mobil Corp. have agreed to pay the city $2.2 million. Methyl tertiary butyl ether, …

Ohio Shale Summit To Welcome Industry Glad-Handing Tomorrow: Cleveland Scene Weekly-Feb 4, 2013: … as supposedly diverse as former Shell Oil Company President John … a ruling like that paves a golden road to unlimited devotion to shale oil

Chevron Announces Further Natural Gas Discovery Offshore Australia: EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)-Feb 7, 2013: … with a 50 percent interest while Shell Development (Australia) holds … Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural …

Shell, Other Oil Cos. Lose Bid For $92M In WWII Cleanup Costs: Law360 (subscription)-Jan 15, 2013: Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 3:22 PM ET) — In a major reversal, the U.S. Court of Federal claims on Monday found that the U.S. is not obligated to …

Iran Oil Platform Sinks; Watch $40 Million Rig Collapse As Workers …: iScienceTimes.com-Feb 4, 2013: A $40 million oil platform sank into the Persian Gulf last week, and the … Total SA and Royal Dutch Shell PLC, companies forced to withdraw …

Shell’s US ultra-deepwater Perdido hub nears production capacity …: Platts-Jan 9, 2013: Production from wells in Shell’s ultra-deepwater Perdido Hub in the US Gulf of Mexico is now reaching over 115,000 b/d of oil equivalent, …

Ukraine Expects Shale Gas Exploration Results from Shell by 2015: Oil and Gas Industry Latest News-Jan 30, 2013: Reuters reports that Shell will spend about two years and $410 million to explore the Yuzivska shale gas area in Ukraine and assess its …

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