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Posts from ‘March, 2014’

Archbishop Tutu calls for independent inquiry into policing of Corrib gas project

South African archbishop Desmond Tutu and former United Nations assistant secretary general Denis Halliday have called for an “urgent and comprehensive” independent inquiry into the policing of the Corrib gas project. Article by Lorna Siggins published 29 March 2014 by The Irish Times South African archbishop Desmond Tutu and former United Nations assistant secretary general […]

Concern as Brunei brings in Islamic law with punishments including dismemberment of limbs and stoning to death

Extracts from an article by Andrew Buncombe published 29 March 2014 by The Independent under the headline: Concern as Brunei brings in system of Islamic law with punishments that include the dismemberment of limbs and stoning to death The Sultan of Brunei, one of the world’s wealthiest rulers and a close ally of Britain, will […]

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By John Donovan The server for this website is being transferred back to the USA. The work will be undertaken from Sunday 30 March and should be completed no later than 1 April. There should not be any interruption to website access, but we will not be able to add new articles or Shell Blog […]

Nigeria arrests two Britons over ‘oil theft plot’

Extracts from an Associated Press article published 29 March 2014 by gulfnews.com Port Harcourt: Two British nationals were among 14 people arrested on suspicion of attempted bribery in connection with an alleged plot to steal oil from a pipeline, Nigeria said on Friday. The head of the Joint Task Force (JTF) of military and police […]

Oil Theft in Nigeria Continues to Plague Shell

Extract from an article by Arjun Sreekumar published on 28 March 2014 by The Motlet Fool under the headline: “Oil Theft in Nigeria Continues to Plague This Company” Though one could argue that Shell, which has been operating in Nigeria for decades, should have sold its sabotage-prone Niger Delta assets long ago, at least the […]

Nigeria’s Taleveras, Aiteo bid $2.85 bln for Shell block – sources

Extracts from a Reuters article by Tim Cocks and Ron Bousso published Friday 28 March 2014 ABUJA/LONDON, March 28 (Reuters) – Nigerian firms Taleveras and Aiteo have made the highest bid of $2.85 billion for the biggest of four Shell assets up for sale, but the oil major is holding out while it tries to […]

Tales of the Unexpected and Royal Dutch Shell Prelude FLNG

Tales of the Unexpected – 2nd in a series of articles by Bill Campbell, retired HSE Group Auditor, Shell International, about safety issues relating to the Shell Prelude FLNG project A Prelude to disaster? Introduction by John Donovan On 28 December I broke the news that a whistleblower had supplied me with photographic evidence to […]

In 2 to 3 years gazillionaires will be coming out of Africa

Extract from an article by Nicholas Norbrook published 27 March 2014 by THE AFRICA REPORT Kola Karim, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Shoreline Energy International spoke to The Africa Report. Q: Shell and Chevron are getting out of onshore operations. How big is this and where is it leading? A: These guys […]

US now pumping 10 percent of the world’s crude

Extracts from an article by Emily Pickrell published 26 March 2014 by fuelfix HOUSTON — Boosted by the galloping pace of tight oil operations, the United States produced a tenth of the world’s oil at the end of last year, the Energy Information Administration reports. The shale boom has given the U.S. a production rate […]

Crackdown on Russia Could Hurt Western Oil

Extracts from an article by CLIFFORD KRAUSS published in print on March 28, 2014, on page B1 of the New York edition of The New York Times with the headline: Crackdown on Russia Could Hurt Western Oil. As the United States seeks to strengthen sanctions on Moscow for its occupation of Crimea, energy experts say […]

MEND claims Responsibility for Attack on Shell, Agip Facilities

Extract from an article by Segun James published 27 March 2014 by thisdaylive.com The Movement for the Emancipation for the Niger Delta (MEND) Thursday claimed responsibility for the attack on the oil facilities owned by the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) in Delta and Bayelsa State. FULL ARTICLE