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Royal Dutch Shell Implicated in Nigerian OPL245 Corruption Scandal

Can’t help wondering whether Malcolm Brinded will be “helping the police with their enquiries” regarding OPL245 as he was in charge of E&P at Shell at the time. Assuming that Shell/ENI lose the block, I presume there will be a $550 million hole in the Shell accounts to explain… By John Donovan Claudio Descalzi, the […]

OSSL email sent to Irish Justice Minister today

By John Donovan The following is an email OSSL sent to the Irish Justice Minister earlier today, copied to Shell.  One name has been redacted. One sentence has been deleted. From: THE OSSL COMPANY <[email protected]> Date: 4 September 2014 07:52:21 BST To: “<[email protected]>” <[email protected]>, Clare Daly <[email protected]>, Michael Crothers <[email protected]> Subject: Please be clear …. Minister, […]

The truth about OSSL allegations

 By John Donovan OSSL, the former Mr Fixit company for Shell EP Ireland, distributed sweeteners (bribes) on behalf of Shell to various parties to ease the tortuously slow progress of the controversial Corrib Gas Project. The lucky recipients included a senior Irish Police Officer, Detective Chief Superintendent John Gilligan ([email protected]) OSSL has now supplied me with […]

Robert Writt vs. Shell Oil Company – Update

The litigation relates to a corruption case in which Shell was ordered to pay $48 million (£29.4m) in civil and criminal fines after its contractor (Panalpina Inc.) bribed Nigerian customs officials. It appears Shell decided  to make Robert Writt the fall guy for Shell’s involvement in the massive corruption scheme (targeting officials of a host […]

Update on OSSL Corruption Allegations Against Shell

By John Donovan A contributor to the Shell Blog has requested an update on the long running OSSL saga. OSSL is the former “Mr Fixit” company working for Shell in Ireland that blew the whistle on alleged corruption surrounding the controversial Corrib Gas Project. There have been two internal investigations by Royal Dutch Shell and […]

Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com News Roundup: 18 August 2014

THE CORRUPT SULTAN OF BRUNEI – RECIPIENT OF SHELL WEDDING GIFT BRIBERY Firstbiz. has published an article setting out 5 things it says you should know about the Sultan. See “Meet Sultan of Brunei, the man willing to shell out more than $2 bn for Sahara’s hotels” Extract: “Ironically, the Sultan’s Beverly Hills Hotel and […]

OSSL whistleblower allegations against Shell and the Irish Police

By John Donovan The OSSL email campaign against Royal Dutch Shell and various parties including the Garda, who accepted ‘sweeteners’ from Shell dispensed by OSSL, continues unabated, 7 days a week. OSSL acted as a “Mr Fixit” on behalf of Shell in relation to the controversial long delayed and miles over budget Corrib Gas Project […]

Shell connection?: Garda laptop found in a Dutch brothel

By John Donovan The Irish Independent newspaper has published an article reporting that a worker at a Dutch brothel discovered a bag apparently containing “a laptop and documents as well as an “insignia” that allegedly identified the owner as being a member of An Garda Siochana”  - the Irish Police force.  I note that comments have […]

Shell whistleblower OSSL challenges Irish police officers to take lie-detector test

By John Donovan OSSL, the company that admits supplying free alcohol to Irish police on behalf of Shell EP Ireland is challenging senior Irish police officers, who apparently deny receiving the goods said to be worth tens of thousands of Euros, to take lie detector tests.  The challenge is contained in an email sent earlier […]

No prospect of libel action by Shell or the Garda against OSSL

By John Donovan Áine Ryan of The Mayo News has published an article today under the headline: Shell and An Garda Síochána welcome the report According to her article, following publication of the Ombudsman findings, both Shell and the Garda have declined to say whether they will take legal action against OSSL “for possible reputational damage […]

All guns blazing from company that alleged Shell Corruption of Irish Police

“Let us clearly state Officers Gilligan, Gill Butler and Grimes offloaded alcohol exactly as described by OSSL, and as clearly understood by Michael Crothers CEO of Shell when he offered to pay for it in The Burlington Hotel in Dublin in the presence of legal people for both Shell /OSSL.” By John Donovan If you […]