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ROYAL DUTCH SHELL: Ice buckets, rust buckets and superbuckets

By John  Donovan

According to the the Vancouver Observer, Shell CEO Ben van Beurden, has accepted the ice bucket challenge from Leonardo DiCaprio to oil sands executives. 

The reputation of his predecessor as Shell CEO, Peter Voser, sunk after he faced and failed a challenge in the Arctic.

Voser came spectacularly unstuck as a result of sending a couple of refurbished old rust buckets into Alaskan waters in an ill-fated tax dodging scandal resulting in ship board fire, explosions, pollution, groundings and public humiliation.

Since its in a good cause, lets hope Mr van Beurden fares rather better. 

And we won’t dwell on the leaked superbucket motivational message from Peter Voser, described by one of our contributors as platitudinous nonsense and by one recipient, as “Bullshit of Olympic proportions”. 

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