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Arctic beckons for Shell’s Pickard

Peter Klinger, Business Editor, The West Australian April 30, 2013, 7:07 am Ann Pickard, who has transformed Royal Dutch Shell into the most aggressive oil and gas player in Australia, is set to leave her powerful Perth-based post to look after the Anglo-Dutch giant’s ambitions in the Arctic Circle. Shell is thought to have informed […]

Royal Dutch Shell wins huge UAE gas deal

30 April 2013 Anglo-Dutch company Shell has beaten France’s Total to a multi-billion-pound deal to develop a gas field with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). The two companies will develop the Bab field, a potentially tricky project because it contains so-called sour gas, a poisonous and foul smelling product. The project, which could […]

Shell Said to Name Pickard Head of Operations in Arctic Region

By James Paton:April 29, 2013 Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), Europe’s largest oil company, plans to name Ann Pickard as head of its Arctic operations, moving her from the helm of the Australian business, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Pickard, a former Shell executive in Nigeria who became chairwoman of Shell’s Australian […]

Pickard Teleportation into an Arctic Role

I have provided links to secret US cables/articles exposing Shell’s infiltration of the supposedly sovereign Nigerian government and the involvement of Pickard in all manner of murky goings on, including trading intelligence information with the Americans.  Ann Pickard will be arriving with more baggage than a Samsonite factory. By John Donovan Ann Pickard, currently the […]

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicates

I last wrote to you on 1st March 1999. I did so in the knowledge that your esteemed family is one of the largest single shareholders in Shell. I warned you about what I described as “a culture of deception and cover-up deeply ingrained at the highest levels of Shell”. FINANCIAL TIMES By Matt Steinglass […]

Shell Corrib Gas Scandal: email to Detective Chief Superintendent John Gilligan

httpv:// (Video: Includes a warning by Superintendent John Gilligan at 4.40 on the dangers of alcohol – amusing presentation glitch at 4.15) “If I do not receive a response on Monday 29 April, I will assume that you do not wish to comment and I will publish this email on Tuesday. If you need more […]

Departing Shell chief Ann Pickard faces icy challenge

Barry FitzGerald From: The Australian April 30, 2013 12:00AM THE number of powerful business women on the local scene is to become even more sparse with the return of Shell’s boss for Australia, Ann Pickard, to her native America, where she will become executive vice-president of Shell’s environmentally controversial exploration and production interests in the […]

Ditch the King. Hire an Actor.

A version of this op-ed appeared in print on April 29, 2013, on page A21 of the New York edition By ARNON GRUNBERG EXTRACTS ON April 30, 1980, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands was succeeded by her daughter Beatrix. That day was marked by violent rioting in Amsterdam. My parents, German Jews who fled to […]

Bee deaths: EU to ban neonicotinoid pesticides

A vote in the EU has paved the way for the European Commission to restrict the use of pesticides linked to bee deaths in scientific studies. There is great concern across Europe about the collapse of bee populations. Neonicotinoid chemicals in pesticides are believed to harm bees and the European Commission says they should be […]


I have in my possession a vast array of what I believe to be authentic communications and correspondence relating to this matter. There is so much, that it will take some time to organise it all into date order in pdf files. All of the evidence comes from a firm working for Shell, the OSSL […]

Three Oil Giants Suspend Chukchi and Beaufort Sea Drilling Plans

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Rising gas price helps Shell boost fortunes

By DOMINIC JEFF Published on 28/04/2013 00:00 HIGHER natural gas prices in the United States should help Shell rebound from its lacklustre performance at the end of last year when it presents first quarter results on Thursday. Prices have almost doubled since America’s shale gas revolution pushed prices through the floor last year, proving a […]

Shell Corrib Gas Project

By John Donovan I have sent an email to Detective Superintendent John Gilligan of the Irish Police (the Garda) concerning corruption allegations surrounding the Shell led Corrib gas project in Ireland, that were the subject of my recent correspondence with the Irish Justice Ministry. Shell corruption scheme operated in Ireland on an industrial scale?: 6 […]

The Dark Side of Energy Independence

By BENJAMIN ALTER and EDWARD FISHMAN A version of this op-ed appeared in print on April 28, 2013, on page SR5 of the New York edition JUST as the world was writing off America as a declining power, the country now finds itself on the cusp of realizing one of its longstanding goals: energy independence. […]

Bringing major corporations to book for their crimes

 This article appeared in print under the headline “Nowhere to run…” 29 April 2013 by Fred Pearce Book information Just Business: Multinational corporations and human rights by John Gerard Ruggie Published by: Norton Price: £14.99 EXTRACT Other examples he discusses include the toxic solvents and child labour used to make fashionable Nike sportswear in the […]

Shell says refinery incident ‘contained’

Financial Post Staff | 13/04/26 Three workers at a Shell Canada refinery in Sarnia, Ontario were sent to hospital Friday morning following a hydrogen sulphide exposure at the facility. “Shell can confirm the three workers were exposed to hydrogen sulphide (H2S) while cleaning equipment at the refinery,” a company statement said. “The workers are in […]

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