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Posts from ‘August, 2013’

Midlife crisis for Mr. Voser?

Man Isn’t Alone; Apes Also Suffer Midlife Crises August 30, 2013, 7:38 p.m. ET BY ROBERT M. SAPOLSKY The petroleum industry is still absorbing the recent, surprising resignation of Peter Voser, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell. Mr. Voser had been riding high with many successes during his stewardship of the petroleum giant. Yet, at the […]

Nigeria: 10,000 Jobs At Risk, As Chevron, Shell Pull Out From Oklng

Nigeria’s unemployment situation is set to worsen, as the fate of about 10,000 workers in the Olokola Liquefied Natural Gas project, OKLNG, is currently on the line, following the pulling out of Chevron and Shell, which threatens the continuation of the project.

Shell Global PR Rethink Aims To Streamline Roster

Research released last year revealed that Shell is the brand most targeted by activist groups. The company has seen a particular rise in activist criticism because its Arctic drilling plans, which are the target of a high-profile Greenpeace campaign. Arun Sudhaman 29 Aug 2013 LONDON—Shell has begun a wide-ranging review of key elements of its […]

Greenpeace activists invade Shell refinery

Around 40 Greenpeace activists, some dressed as polar bears, forced entrance to the Shell oil refinery in Fredericia this morning (Photo: Greenpeace) Christian Wenande: August 28, 2013 – 09:38The action is a protest against Shell spearheading the search for oil in the vulnerable Arctic region Shell’s oil refinery in the Jutland city of Fredericia was […]

Josef Ackermann resigns after suicide of Zurich CFO: Ackermann a board member of Royal Dutch Shell

Zurich chairman Ackermann resigns over suicide of CFO By Katharina Bart ZURICH | Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:07am EDT (Reuters) – Josef Ackermann, the chairman of Zurich Insurance (ZURN.VX) and former Deutsche Bank boss (DBKGn.DE), resigned on Thursday over the apparent suicide of the insurer’s chief financial officer, further roiling the top ranks of the […]

Alan Shatter and the Shell Garda Corruption Scandal

The latest news is that Roadbridge, the main contractor on the scandal ridden Corrib Gas Project has categorically denied allegations by a sub-contractor, OSSL, that Roadbridge was involved in handling any invoice related to “illegal or unethical activity”. Does this mean that Roadbridge will join the long queue of parties that appear to have grounds […]

Civil engineering firm ‘categorically denies’ former Corrib contractors claims

Roadbridge confirms it handled invoices for OSSL in 2007 Garda directing vehicles at Shell’s gas refinery site at Ballinaboy in north Mayo. A former Shell contractor, OSSL, claims it made deliveries of alcohol to Belmullet Garda station between 2005 and 2007, claims which Shell denies. Lorna Siggins: Wed, Aug 28, 2013 The Corrib gas projects […]

Senior garda to meet Corrib booze contractor

In a statement by spokesman John Monaghan, the community group reiterated the fact that it was ‘committed to solving the continued difficulties with the ongoing Shell-Statoil Corrib Gas controversy’, but was ‘extremely concerned about the most recent developments regarding allegations of bribery and deception involving senior members of An Garda Siochána and agents acting on […]

YouTube takes down Greenpeace Shell video

Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald – August 27, 2013 at 13:49 Video of our rather hilarious hijack of Sunday’s Shell-sponsored Formula 1 ceremony has been pulled by YouTube following a “Copyright” (AKA “Embarrassment”) complaint. While the take down appears to have been ordered by the Formula 1 organisers, we suspect Shell is pleased. They may even […]


By John Donovan A month has passed since the death of my father, Alfred Donovan, at the age of 96. A war disabled and decorated veteran who spent 12 years in the British Army. I have received many moving tributes and messages of condolences from friends and critics, for which I am most sincerely grateful. […]

Shell South African Shale Drive Riles Farmers Over Water: Energy

Royal Dutch Shell Plc shale gas drilling plans for South Africa’s Karoo semi-desert are pitting the government and its energy goals against farmers and conservationists like billionaire Johann Rupert who say the land will be spoiled. Shell applied for permission in 2011 to drill 24 exploratory wells in the Karoo. Source: GO!/Gallo Images/Getty Images By […]

Activist hijacks Belgian GP podium

Activist hijacks Belgian GP podium just metres away from celebrating Vettel, Alonso and Hamilton on day of protests at F1 race By Phil Duncan and Joe Strange PUBLISHED: 13:55, 25 August 2013 | UPDATED: 16:14, 25 August 2013 A Greenpeace activist managed to scale the Belgian Grand Prix podium as Sebastian Vettel was celebrating his […]

Iraq blames Shell for $4.6 bln lost income: letter

Iraq’s oil ministry, struggling with sputtering output, has blamed Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell over $4.6 billion in lost revenue due to production delays, in a letter seen by AFP on Monday. BAGHDAD (AFP) 26 Aug 2013 Iraq’s oil ministry, struggling with sputtering output, has blamed Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell over $4.6 billion in lost revenue […]

€35m Garda Beer Pipe Opens

Published in Phoenix magazine – the Irish equivalent of Private Eye. Click on image to enlarge. The Corrib Chronicle – €35m Garda Beer Pipe Opens By: The Phoenix – funnies There were wild scenes yesterday after the official opening of the Shell to Belmullet Garda beer pipe.  Top brass from the Gardai Siochana were on […]

Greenpeace holds protest at Belgian GP

on 25/08/2013 at 20:39, updated on 25/08/2013 at 21:10 Greenpeace activists attempted to disrupt the build-up to the Belgian Grand Prix after unfolding a large banner on the main start-finish grandstand. After two para-gliders flew over the circuit trailing a banner protesting against race sponsor Shell’s Arctic drilling plans, four activists from Greenpeace Belgium scaled […]

Technip and Shell to lay world’s deepest gas pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico

Written by Paul Williams: Published on Friday, 23 August 2013 11:33 This field is located in the Walker Ridge area, at a water depth of approximately 2,900 meters. Technip was awarded by Shell Offshore Inc. an engineering, procurement and installation contract for the development of subsea infrastructure for the Stones field. This field is located […]

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