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Royal Dutch Shell Connections with Utrecht University

A team of historians, all associated with Utrecht University was hired by Shell to author “A History of Royal Dutch Shell,” a four-volume work published in 2007.  Seems reasonable to conclude that the University and those associated with it, including the hired historians, would not wish to upset such an important benefactor/partner.  That may explain […]

LIVELY POSTINGS ON SHELL BLOG 1 FEB 2016

“TEXVETTE” Looks like Marvin Odum was stripped of key responsibilities and placed in a lame Role. Ironically he will have to clean up the messes he left in Alaska and Unconventionals. A bit of Karma, but he should no longer be on the payroll after all his major mistakes. “OUTSIDER” The merger of Shell T&T and […]

Six British multinationals ‘did not pay any UK corporation tax in 2014’

CHLOE FARAND: 31 JAN 2016 Lloyds, brewer SABMiller and drugs company AstraZeneca were also among the six multinationals not to have paid any corporation tax in 2014, reports the Sunday Times.  The same year, the six British companies made a combined global profit of £30bn.  Shell used a complex corporate structure, a company branch in Switzerland, […]

Zero tax bill for UK big six

AT LEAST six of Britain’s 10 biggest multinationals — including Shell, British American Tobacco (BAT) and Lloyds Banking Group — paid no UK corporation tax in 2014 despite combined global profits of more than £30bn. The oil giant Shell is just one of the multinationals with an outpost in Zug, a Swiss canton with rock […]

9 Billion Barrels Of Crude At Risk In Massive Nigerian Oil Shakeup

…not only could Shell and Eni lose the block, but they could also face billions of dollars in fines for allegedly bribing corrupt public officials and private citizens. By Julianne Geiger: Jan. 29, 2016 Supermajors Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) and Italian Eni (NYSE:E) could be facing the loss of one of the biggest offshore […]

Blundering Shell E&P Ireland Director John Egan Resigns

By John Donovan I am aware of speculation over the claimed resignation of John Egan, as a director of Shell E&P Ireland. It is, in fact, true. The proof is provided below. For a number of years, Egan has been the Communications supremo at Shell E&P Ireland, the main partner in the Corrib Gas Project, which has […]

Shell, Eni In Fresh Trouble As Nigeria Begins Moves To Withdraw OPL 245

The retrieval of the controversial oil bloc, estimated to contain about 9 billion barrels of crude, as well as placing heavy fines on the oil giants, is contained in a far-reaching recommendation by the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, Mohammed Diri. The recommendation was at the instance of the Attorney General of […]

Shell, Eni in fresh trouble as Nigeria begins moves to withdraw OPL 245 from Malabu, Dan Etete

By Idris Akinbajo and Joshua Olufemi: 25 JAN 2016 The Nigerian government is set to retrieve one of Africa’s richest oil blocs from oil giants, Shell and Eni, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Not only will the two oil giants lose OPL 245, should President Muhammadu Buhari approve the recommendations, they will also be fined billions of […]

Shell attacked for its part in ‘extraordinary’ £2.3bn Nigerian tax break

Mark Leftly: 20 JAN 2016 Royal Dutch Shell has come under fire for being part of a consortium that accepted an “extraordinary” $3.3bn (£2.3bn) tax break in Nigeria – twice the poverty-stricken country’s annual health budget.   In a new report ActionAid estimated the consortium, which also includes France’s Total and Italy’s Eni, received this benefit […]

Shell and VW top list of NGOs ‘most hated’ brands in the UK

Zlata Rodionova: 18 JAN 2016 Volkswagen has made a list of non-governmental organisations’ “most hated” brands in the UK for the first time, following a turbulent year for the company dealing with fallout from the emissions scandal. VW came in at fourth place in the survey that named Shell as the most hated brand. VW […]

Extract from an email sent by OSSL today to Ben van Beurden concerning Shell bribery and corruption in Ireland

Extract from an email sent by OSSL today to Ben van Beurden concerning Shell bribery and corruption in Ireland, as admitted by OSSL, the firm that worked for Shell. This is stated as a fact not an allegation.

Saudi Arabia’s Giant & Secretive Oil Company, Saudi Aramco

By John Donovan Interesting to read the news today that the repressive and barbaric Saudi regime is considering publicly listing the state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco.  The headline on one such article is: “Saudi Arabia’s Giant & Secretive Oil Company May Go For IPO“ It is ironical under the circumstances that retired Royal Dutch Shell Chairman […]

REPORT CRITICAL OF SHELL OVER SWITCH IN NORTH SEA HELICOPTER FIRMS

See Air Transport Feedback No116 at www.chirp.co.uk The Confidential Human Factors Reporting Programme is critical of Shell giving helicopter operator Dancopter short notice of contract termination as they move the flying to CHC Helicopters threatening high pilot stress and a disincentive to report ill that they liken to Germanwings.  CHIRP don’t name the companies but they are discussed […]

Ethical BG …is Shell a good fit …given that The Corrib Project stinks all the way to the top

EMAIL RECIPIENTS AT BG GROUP AND ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC ARE AS LISTED From: THE OSSL COMPANY <[email protected]> Subject: Ethical BG …is Shell a good fit …given that The Corrib Project stinks all the way to the top Date: 6 January 2016 at 14:22:57 GMT To: [email protected], [email protected], tobybates <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected], “<[email protected]>” <[email protected]>, “<[email protected]>” […]

A message for Shell: Follow the law or get out

5 Jan 2016 OUR expert columnists here at The Manila Times continually remind of us of critically important issues we might otherwise have overlooked in our efforts to cover day-to-day news, a mission that is challenging even under the easiest circumstances. One of those issues was brought to our attention again by Atty. Dodo Dulay, […]

Ruairí McKiernan: Corrib gas protesters did State some service

…many of those involved have been ridiculed, slandered, spied on, harassed, beaten and jailed – all for upholding their democratic right to peaceful dissent. Incidents included the 2005 jailing of the Rossport Five, who spent 94 days in prison at the behest of Shell. Ruairí McKiernan As gas is flared into the skies above north […]

Nigeria: Shell Spill Set Ablaze in Bayelsa Community

By Igoniko Oduma: 3 JANUARY 2016 Yenagoa — An oil spill site at Oruma/Yiba-Ama community, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, has been set ablaze by unknown persons. Sources said Shell abandoned the Ogbia segment of the spill incident without carrying out clean-up and remediation of the devastated Oruma/Yiba-Ama environment. The report of the Joint Investigation […]

Environmental group condemns Shell for poor response to oil spill incident at Adibawa Oil field

By NAN on January 2, 2016 An Environmental Rights group has condemned what it called the ‘slow response of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to the oil spill incident of July 12,2015 at the Adibawa Oil field, operated by the company. Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) made the condemnation in its field […]

Big Oil braced for global warming while it fought regulations

As many of the world’s major oil companies — including Exxon, Mobil and Shell — joined a multimillion-dollar industry effort to stave off new regulations to address climate change, they were quietly safeguarding billion-dollar infrastructure projects from rising sea levels, warming temperatures and increasing storm severity. By AMY LIEBERMAN AND SUSANNE RUST: DEC. 31, 2015 A […]

Natural gas begins flowing from controversial Corrib field

Peter Murtagh: 30 Dec 2015 Natural gas is flowing into the national supply grid from the Corrib gas field off Co Mayo for the first time since it was discovered in 1996. One of six wellheads, drilled in 350m of water 84km off the west coast, was opened on Wednesday by the field developer, Shell […]

Desperate measures for a desperate Corrib project

New Release – Issued by Shell to Sea – December 30th 2015 – For immediate release —  Minister White slips consent to Shell during Christmas period — Shell to Sea have called the granting by Alex White of consent to operate the Corrib Gas pipeline – desperate and disgraceful. Permission was granted despite Shell’s EPA […]

YOUR COMPANY IS EVIL

London Rising Tide protesters outside the Royal Courts of Justice to highlight Shell’s devastating pollution in Nigeria  To whom this may concern,  I am writing an e-mail to you to let you know how disgusting and disgraceful company is, I am referring to the oil spills in Nigeria where your carelessness has affected the lives of the local people […]

Shell To Sea JR Legal Fund

Four local residents have initiated a legal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision granting Shell E&P Ireland an INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS LICENCE P0738-03 for the Corrib gas refinery in Co Mayo. THIS IS THE FINAL DECISION TO PUMP THE GAS In proceedings before the High Court, four residents argue THAT the decision to grant the […]

$1.1bn Malabu Scam: Leaked emails show Shell, Eni, Jonathan’s aides conspired to divert money to Etete

The director of Global Witness, Simon Taylor, said, “We now know beyond all possible doubt or denial that Shell and Eni knew exactly where their payment was going. Nicholas Ibekwe: Dec 19, 2015 Despite repeated denial by oil giants, Shell and Eni, that they did not know that the $1.1 billion they paid for OPL […]

Dutch court: Nigeria farmers can sue Shell in Netherlands

Dutch court: Nigeria farmers can sue Shell in Netherlands [JURIST] The Hague Court of Appeals [official website] ruled Friday that the Royal Dutch Shell [corporate website] can be sued in a Dutch court for their involvement in oil leaks in Nigeria. The ruling [text, in Dutch] stems from a suit brought by four Nigerian farmers […]

Shell contests Dutch ruling on Nigerian spills

By Daniel J. Graeber: Dec. 18, 2015 THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Dec. 18 (UPI) — Dutch supermajor Shell said it was disappointed that a national court in The Hague has assumed jurisdiction over claims tied to oil spills in Nigeria. Nigerian farmers said Royal Dutch Shell and the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria are liable […]

Dutch appeals court says Shell may be held liable for oil spills in Nigeria

Nigerian farmers affected by oil pollution get green light to pursue case against Anglo–Dutch multinational as judges order release of key documents Friends of the Earth activists hold a banner supporting civil action taken by Nigerian farmers whose livelihoods were affected by leaking pipelines in the oil-rich Niger delta. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP Reuters: Friday 18 December 2015 […]

Shell’s Bay Day in the Dock

Ken Saro-Wiwa must be chuckling at this turn of events. In his last testament before his execution 20 years ago, Saro-Wiwa declared that Shell will one day be in the dock. Now, the presence of Shell in the dock is not only happening but will pick up speed. December 18, 2015 The decision of the […]

Shell to face Nigeria oil spill lawsuit

A Dutch judge has ruled that a court in the Netherlands should hear a case against Royal Dutch Shell brought by four Nigerian farmers. The farmers and fishermen want Shell to clean up oil spills in four villages in the Niger Delta and pay compensation. The latest ruling overturns a decision that was made two […]

Nigerian Farmers Cleared to Sue Shell in Dutch Court

  By MIKE CORDER, ASSOCIATED PRESS: THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dec 18, 2015 Nigerian farmers will have the chance to sue oil multinational Shell in a Dutch court for pollution they blame on leaking pipelines, a Dutch appeals court ruled Friday. Activists said the ruling sets a landmark legal precedent that clears the way for Dutch-based […]

Dutch court says Royal Dutch Shell can be liable for Nigeria spills

By Thomas Escritt: FRIDAY, 18 DEC 2015 THE HAGUE (Reuters) – A Dutch appeals court ruled on Friday that Royal Dutch Shell can be held liable for oil spills at its subsidiary in Nigeria, potentially opening the way for other compensation claims against the multinational. Judges in The Hague ordered Shell to make available to […]

Shell Philippines says will exhaustively challenge 53.14 billion peso tax claim

MANILA | BY NEIL JEROME MORALES: Fri Dec 18, 2015 The Philippine unit of Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) will exhaust all legal means, including international arbitration, to challenge a 53.14 billion peso (£751.8 million) tax claim against its Malampaya natural gas project, a company official said on Friday. Shell Philippines Exploration B.V, is the operator […]

Dutch court to rule on landmark Nigerian case against Shell

FRIDAY 18 DECEMBER 2015 A Dutch appeals court is to rule Friday whether the country’s tribunals can hear a landmark case for damages brought by four Nigerians against oil giant Shell. The four farmers and fishermen, backed by the Dutch branch of environmental group Friends of the Earth, first filed the case in 2008 against […]

COURT REFUSES TO UNFREEZE FUNDS FROM “SMASH AND GRAB” RAID ON NIGERIAN OIL BLOCK

Prosecutors allege that “fronts for President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria” received US$523m in proceeds of “smash and grab” OPL 245 deal. Press release / 15 Dec 2015 Southwark Crown Court today rejected an attempt by a company owned by the former Nigerian oil minister Dan Etete to unfreeze US$85m in proceeds of the corrupt deal […]

Mayo locals bring legal challenge to Shell Corrib Gas licence

4 December 2015 Four local residents have initiated a legal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision granting Shell E&P Ireland an Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Licence (IPPC)for the Corrib gas refinery in Co Mayo. The EPA granted the IPPC licence for the Bellanaboy Bridge gas terminal, a gas refinery and large combustion plant […]

Ken Saro-Wiwa 20th Anniversary Commemoration

Afri organised a protest at Shell HQ in Dublin on Nov. 10th to mark the 20th anniversary of the execution of the Ogoni 9. The execution of Ken Saro Wiwa and his colleagues was carried out by the Nigerian military dictatorship with the collusion of Shell. Shell’s disregard for human rights and the environment continues […]

Shell fined by Scottish court for 2011 North Sea oil spill

“Despite being responsible for the worst North Sea spill in a decade, the level of the fine is literally a drop in the ocean when compared to the billions earned by Shell annually…” LONDON: Business News | Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:42pm GMT Oil major Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) was handed a 22,500 pound fine […]

State regulators fine Shell Oil for toxic release in Anacortes

Inspectors found that Shell had skipped critical decontamination steps while shutting down the main flare. The uncontrolled release exposed workers to toxic substances. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS: NOVEMBER 20, 2015 TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — Washington state regulators have fined Shell Oil Products $77,000 after an investigation found that it failed to control a toxic release. The Department […]

Shell charged over Gannet Alpha leak in 2011

Friday 20 November 2015 Oil giant Shell has been charged after an investigation into a leak at a North Sea platform in 2011, the BBC Scotland news website has learned. It involved the Gannet Alpha platform, 113 miles (180km) from Aberdeen. It was reported that the pipeline leaked more than 200 tonnes of oil. The […]

Nigerian researcher key to landmark $83 million Shell oil spill settlement to speak at IUPUI

INDIANAPOLIS — In an out-of-court settlement reached earlier this year, Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria agreed to an $83.4 million (55 million pounds) compensation package for Bodo, a Nigerian farming and fishing community damaged by massive oil spills in 2008 and 2009. The Bodo case is the first major legal settlement where compensation has […]

Shell racks up nearly €100m loss as it waits on go-ahead for first Corrib gas

Corrib Gas Project mired in corruption allegations and a related cover-up led by Michael Crothers Paul O’Donoghue: 18 November 2015 The company behind the controversial Corrib gas project racked up losses of over €98m last year as it awaits a final government permit to begin flowing gas at the site. Accounts just filed for Shell […]

Shell seeks permission for Russian JV

Shell has asked regulators for permission to work with Gazprom Neft on a joint venture, Khanty-Mansi Oil and Gas Union, despite the continuing EU and United States sanctions against Russia. ACCESS TO FULL ARTICLE SUBJECT TO SUBSCRIPTION

Science Museum ends sponsorship deal with Shell

Adam Vaughan: Thursday 12 November 2015 Critics have previously attacked the choice of a fossil fuel company as a funder for the museum’s Atmosphere gallery on climate science and said emails show Shell sought to influence the programme. However, current and former directors of the museum have rejected the charges, saying no curatorial changes had been […]

Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Extra Judicial Death of Ken Saro-Wiwa & all the Ogoni 9

10 Nov 2015, Dublin Ireland Shell to Sea Activists and AFRI commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the deaths of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni Nine outside “Corrib House:” Shell’s Irish Headquarters in Dublin. The activists carried crosses bearing the names of each of the men executed by the corrupt Nigerian Government on 10 November 1995. […]

Shell must pay full cost of Saro-Wiwa’s murder, polluting Ogoniland, activists demand

November 11, 2015: Ben Ezeamalu A coalition of civil societies have demanded that Shell be made to pay “the full cost” for the murder of the Ogoni playwright and activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, and eight others and the pollution of Ogoniland. At a joint press conference in Port Harcourt, Tuesday, the Social Action, Ogoni Solidarity Forum, Movement […]

Nigeria oil pollution still menaces 20 years after activist’s hanging, Shell cleanup vows

WARRI, NIGERIA – Twenty years after a Nigerian military dictatorship hanged activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, his Niger Delta homeland remains blighted by oil pollution. Thousands of lives have been wrecked, according to Amnesty International, as oil slicks killed the fish, crude-crusted soil stunted crops and oil flare-ups polluted lungs. Gen. Sani Abacha’s regime hanged Saro-Wiwa, 54, […]

Ken Saro-Wiwa’s widow talks about execution 20 years on

By Yvonne Ndege | Al Jazeera  A memorial march is due to be held in Nigeria for a champion of the environment who confronted one of the world’s biggest oil companies – and was then hanged. It is the 20th anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro Wiwa, who campaigned against oil pollution in the […]

Shell haunted by Ken Saro Wiwa legacy as Niger Delta communities demand justice

10 November 2015 Today marks the 20th anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro Wiwa and eight other Ogoni leaders, hanged by the Nigerian state after they spoke out against the government and campaigned against Shell’s operations in Nigeria’s Ogoniland. Their executions sparked a global outcry. It’s a fitting moment to take stock of the […]

Anger over enduring ‘environmental horror’ in oil-rich, polluted Niger delta

Activists in Port Harcourt, Nigeria protest to demand that Shell pay reparations and clean up its oil spills. © Amnesty International John Vidal read more

Protest threatened over memorial 20 years after Ken Saro-Wiwa execution

Twenty years after ‘judicial murder’, Nigeria’s Ogoni people highlight international storm over oil spillage pollution John Vidal: Saturday 7 November 2015 Leaders of Nigeria’s Ogoni people have threatened to disrupt the country’s oil industry if the government does not release a British artwork commemorating the 20th anniversary of the execution of the writer Ken Saro-Wiwa. […]

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