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Posts from ‘July, 2013’

Nigeria: Senate Committee Summons Halliburton, Shell, Others Over Abuse of Labour Laws

 The Senate Committee on Employment, Labour and Productivity has summoned Halliburton, Shell and other oil giants along with notable construction companies over alleged abuse of expatriate regulations and other labour laws. By Omololu Ogunmade, 31 July 2013 The Senate Committee on Employment, Labour and Productivity has summoned Halliburton, Shell and other oil giants along with […]

Shell to Chevron Move Offshore as Nigerian Risks Mount: Energy

At Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s (RDSA) compound in the Nigerian city of Warri, the gate is locked, the grounds are empty and grass has overgrown since Europe’s biggest oil company closed its operations in March after more than 40 years. At Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s (RDSA) compound in the Nigerian city of Warri, the gate […]

Our role in the $1.09b Malabu Oil mess, by Shell

Shell Nigeria Ultra Deep Limited (SNUD) is in the centre of the Malabu Oil deal, for which it is being investigated by the British police. The Nation has obtained documents filed at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes Posted by: Yusuf Alli The controversy over the $1.092, 040,000 Malabu Oil deal continues with […]

Calif city declares emergency over Shell Oil contamination

LOS ANGELES—The city of Carson declared a local emergency in a bid to spark faster cleanup of oil-tainted soil beneath hundreds of homes that residents say is a health danger. The council resolution said explosive methane and carcinogenic benzene are present under 285 homes that were built in the 1960s atop a former Shell tank […]

United States: Defamation Claims Increase Costs of Cooperation with Government Investigations

Following the 2010 settlements, a former employee sued Shell for defamation, claiming that Shell’s written report falsely stated that he recommended reimbursement to contractors for payments that he knew were bribes. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of Shell, finding that Shell had an absolute privilege (i.e., immunity) for the statements it made to […]

Gulf of Mexico oil spill still dragging BP down

THE Gulf of Mexico oil spill will continue to cast its shadow over BP’s second-quarter results this week, leaving the door open for Shell to win the latest head-to-head tussle ­between the two rivals. by PETER RANSCOMBE THE Gulf of Mexico oil spill will continue to cast its shadow over BP’s second-quarter results this week, […]

Warning Over ‘Risky’ Drilling In The Arctic

MPs point to problems Shell has encountered in the Arctic in the past year and reiterate calls for a ‘sanctuary’ in the area. Saturday 27 July 2013 The Government has been accused of “complacently standing by” while oil and gas drilling starts in the Arctic despite the risks to the environment. Companies such as Shell […]

Shell returns to the Arctic to conduct sonar work

July 27th 11:57 am | Carey Restino Shell, which largely pulled out of the Arctic following a calamitous 2012 drilling season, is continuing its efforts with a geophysical survey of the ocean floor off the coast off Wainwright. In a story first covered by KTUU TV, Shell’s plans to conduct sonar work in the Chukchi […]

Alfred Donovan 1917 – 2013 RIP

My father, Alfred Donovan, passed away earlier today in Colchester Essex, after a short illness.  “Don”, as he was known to friends and family, served in the UK Regular Army – Royal Corp of Signals (Royal Berkshire Regiment) – for 12 years. From December 1933 until March 1946 he served in the UK, Palestine, Egypt […]

American Homes Contaminated by Shell Chemicals

Homes sitting atop a former Shell Oil tank farm are left contaminated with oil chemicals: City officials have partnered with 285 homeowners in the city of Carson, CA to expedite a cleanup of an oil contamination, which has led to lawsuits involving cancer, skin rashes and tumors in the Carousel housing tract, which sits on […]

HOT AIR IN NIGERIA OVER MASSIVE BONGA OIL SPILL

Port Harcourt : Nigeria | Jul 25, 2013 at 4:38 PM PDT By AkanimoReports PROCEEDINGS at an environmental training workshop and capacity building for civil society groups on offshore oil exploration and exploitation in Nigeria and , Its Impact on lives and livelihoods, was characterized with some hot exchanges between pro and anti-establishment groups in […]

Nigeria: Slippery Justice for Victims of Oil Spills

The first lawsuit against Shell outside Nigeria took 13 years to be heard in court. It was filed in 1996 by the family of Ken Saro-Wiwa, an author and activist, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, under the Alien Tort Statute, a 1789 law that gives non-U.S. citizens […]

Shell hires for Arctic Offshore

Oil Patch Insider: Shell hires for Arctic Offshore Although media attention on Shell’s problems with its Alaska Arctic exploration program and the deferral of similar programs by ConocoPhillips and Statoil has tended to question the oil companies’ continuing commitment to the Arctic offshore, a recent half-page advertisement by Shell in the Anchorage Daily News would […]

Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destroying Evidence After Gulf Spill

“It’s another bad day for Halliburton and a very good day for BP,” said Fadel Gheit, a senior oil analyst at Oppenheimer. Halliburton has agreed to plead guilty to destruction of critical evidence after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010, the Justice Department announced on Thursday. Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destroying Evidence After […]