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Posts from ‘March, 2013’


OSSL seems to have been used as a “Mr Fixit” for SEPIL, allegedly facilitating the distribution of improper gifts to various parties, including the Garda, who rightly or wrongly, have been accused of acting as an offshoot of Shell security in policing protests against the project. It was also alleged that related invoices were falsified […]

The danger of getting into bed with Shell

By John Donovan Marvin Odum, the President of Shell Oil Company, has said that “Royal Dutch Shell is making a significant push into venture capital investing and collaboration with early-stage startups in the energy space.” See Wall Street Journal article “Shell Looks for Startup, Tech Partnerships Now More than Ever“. This initiative is designed to […]

US accuses Shell of ‘screwing up’

Mr Salazar said: “Shell screwed up in 2012 and we’re not going to let them screw up when they try to drill in the Arctic again.” The i: Friday 29 March 2013 Page 48 of Business Section By Tom Bawden Shell’s beleaguered campaign to produce oil in the Arctic has suffered a further setback yesterday  […]

US Coastguard announces fourth probe into Royal Dutch Shell’s Alaska drilling operation

Royal Dutch Shell has again found itself in choppy waters, with the US Coastguard announcing its fourth probe into its Alaska drilling operation. The US Coastguard has asked the Department of Justice to look into possible breaches of international environmental law. By City & Finance Reporter: PUBLISHED: 21:58, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:08, 30 […]

US Coast Guard asks prosecutors to review Shell’s Arctic preparations

Mr Lawrence was the executive vice-president for exploration and commercial for Shell’s Upstream Americas division. His responsibilities are now being divided between three executives, including one with responsibility specifically for the Arctic. Its Arctic programme has already been beset by setbacks which forced it to put it on hold until at least 2014. By Emily […]


OSSL allege that acting on Shell’s instructions, OSSL has distributed bribes on Shell’s behalf to parties connected with the project, including the Irish police force (the Garda) who have been the subject of serious accusations of wrong doing by environmental activists protesting against the project. The main accusation being that the Garda has acted as […]

Nigerian agencies seek $11.5 billion oil spill payout from Shell

ABUJA, March 27 | Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:14pm EDT (Reuters) – Two Nigerian government agencies told a parliamentary hearing on Thursday that Royal Dutch Shell should pay a total of $11.5 billion in compensation for damage caused by an oil spill at its offshore Bonga field in December 2011. Shell has said that there […]

Shell Misadventures in the Arctic Region in Alaskan waters

EMAIL RECEIVED TODAY FROM SENIOR SHELL LAWYER/OFFICIAL: “The lack of a rebuttal from, or comment by, Shell does not in any way constitute an acceptance on Shell’s part of the accuracy of any of the points made by you whether now or in the future, and whether on this or on any other matter, and […]

Shell Accused of Corrupting Irish Police Force

OSSL claim that their company was a supplier to Shell in respect of the Corrib Gas Project. They allege that acting on Shell’s instructions, OSSL has distributed bribes on Shell’s behalf to parties connected with the project, including the Irish police force (the Garda) who have been the subject of serious accusations of wrong doing […]

Arctic Meltdown – Veiled Threat of Legal Action by Shell

By John Donovan A senior Royal Dutch Shell lawyer has this morning issued a veiled threat of legal action against Bill Campbell, the retired HSE Group Auditor of Shell International. Michiel Brandjes, the Company Secretary & General Counsel Corporate states in an email received minutes ago that Shell reserves its position in relation to articles […]

Marvin Odum, just another Shell snake oil salesman

By John Donovan Based on insider information, we beat Shell to the punch by announcing a day before Shell, that David Lawrence had left the company. We said that he had been fired after Shell’s Arctic plans fell apart. When Shell was put under pressure to comment, the company claimed Lawrence was leaving by mutual […]

Fracking triggered magnitude 5.7 earthquake felt 800 miles away

A new study in the journal Geology is the latest to tie a string of unusual earthquakes, in this case, in central Oklahoma, to the injection of wastewater deep underground. Researchers now say that the magnitude 5.7 earthquake near Prague, Okla., on Nov. 6, 2011, may also be the largest ever linked to wastewater injection. […]

Selection of links to Shell related articles 27 March 2013

Selection of links to Shell related articles kindly supplied by a regular contributor Arctic Whales, Shell Execs & Spider Legs: unEARTHED, from Earthjustice (blog)-Mar 22, 2013: Arctic Whales, Shell Execs & Spider Legs … ConocoPhillips has submitted drilling and oil spill response plans, but the government has so far …  (This first article has a […]

Shell Oil Axes Exec For Alaska Drilling Fiasco. Will More Heads Roll?

Christopher Helman, Forbes Staff: I’m based in Houston, Texas. Energy capital of the world. David Lawrence, the executive vice president directly responsible for Alaskan operations has left the company. A Shell spokesman says that “Mr. Lawrence’s departure from Shell is by mutual consent.” Lawrence had been with Shell since 1984. His departure was first reported […]

Shell exec leaves by ‘mutual consent’ after Arctic mishaps

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 2:28 pm by Jennifer A. Dlouhy: Covers energy policy and other issues for The Houston Chronicle and other Hearst Newspapers from Washington, D.C. A Shell executive in charge of oil exploration across the Americas has stepped down from his post after 29 years with the company. Shell said the […]

Shell Plans to Spend $1 Billion on China Shale Gas Development

By Bloomberg News – Mar 26, 2013 8:09 AM GMT Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) will spend $1 billion developing China’s shale gas reserves, according to Peter Voser, the company’s chief executive. Shell has won government approval for its production sharing contract with China National Petroleum Corp., the nation’s biggest oil and gas company, Voser […]

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