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Shell Shielded from Defamation Claim for Statements in Internal Investigation Reports

Friday, May 22, 2015 Last week, the Texas Supreme Court joined the majority of jurisdictions in holding that a company enjoys an absolute privilege when providing the Department of Justice (DOJ) with an internal investigation report containing statements later alleged by an employee to be defamatory. The decision in Shell Oil Co. v. Writt, __S.W.3d__ (Tex. […]

U.S. Senators urge Obama administration to block Arctic oil drilling

Politics | Fri May 22, 2015  U.S. Senators urge Obama administration to block Arctic oil drilling When Shell lost control of a drilling rig that year it “put numerous lives at risk, including those of the Coast Guard crews” and those of 18 people on the rig… A group of 18 mostly Democratic U.S. senators […]

Shell handpicked auditor to sign off on government’s Arctic drilling renewal

Rose Hackman in New York: 22May 2015 The Obama administration’s process for giving Shell the go-ahead for restarting its drilling in the Arctic lacked transparency and prevented an informed public response, environmental groups have warned. FULL ARTICLE WITH WORKING LINKS Like this:Like Loading…

Shell CEO Defiant On Arctic Drilling

By Andy Tully: Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015 Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden says that whereas the Anglo-Dutch company is aware of the dangers that fossil fuels pose to the environment, it is also realistic and therefore determined to press ahead with plans to drill for energy in the Arctic. Addressing shareholders at […]

Energy divestment campaigns a ‘red herring’, says Shell CEO

Markets | Thu May 21, 2015 London Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden on Thursday slammed as a “red herring” calls for investors to divest from energy companies as part of the fight against climate change. Van Beurden singled out the “Keep it in the Ground” campaign led by British newspaper The Guardian […]

Shell joins BP in calls against excessive oil trading regulation

May 20 2015 | By: Carl Surran, SA News Editor Shell joins BP in calls against excessive oil trading regulation Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) joins BP in calling on European regulators to refrain from imposing stricter capital requirements and greater disclosure measures on oil trading. Regulators would achieve undesired effects if companies and trading […]

Shell, climate change and a question of reality

By John Donovan Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden is said to have lambasted fossil fuel critics at the Shell AGM yesterday, accusing them of ignoring reality. Two days earlier, Terry Macalister of The Guardian, who has always been scrupulously fair in his comments and reporting in relation to Shell, seemed to suggest that it is Mr […]

SHELL CLUELESS IN SEATTLE

SHELL DOESN’T HAVE A CLUE ABOUT THE ENERGY OF THE FUTURE, NOT A CLUE!! SOLAR IS THE ENERGY OF THE FUTURE. PRODUCING ENERGY FROM OIL IS STONE AGE TECHNOLOGY. A SOLAR ENERGY REVOLUTION IS WELL UNDER WAY NOW.  YOU ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME. INVEST NOW IN SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY PRODUCTION. OH, AND GET YOUR […]

Royal Dutch Shell undaunted by Seattle port backlash

Article by Phuong Le, The Associated Press, Published Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell undaunted by Seattle port backlash SEATTLE — Neither a protest by hundreds of demonstrators nor a permit violation notice from the city will halt Royal Dutch Shell’s use of a Seattle seaport terminal as it prepares for exploratory oil drilling in […]

The real story behind Shell’s climate change rhetoric

The real story behind Shell’s climate change rhetoric Terry Macalister: 17 May 2015  …we reveal Shell’s pursuit of ever riskier reserves is at odds with its own forecasts for dangerous global warming “Meanwhile, a recent, seismic corporate event put even greater distance between Van Beurden’s words and reality.” FULL ARTICLE Like this:Like Loading…

Shell picked wrong city, Seattle protesters say

By Daniel J. Graeber     |   May 18, 2015  Shell picked wrong city, Seattle protesters say Company using city ports as staging ground for arctic drilling campaign. SEATTLE, May 18 (UPI) — Energy company Royal Dutch Shell picked the wrong city to serve as a base of operations for its offshore Alaska program, advocacy groups […]

Oil Company Spooks: BP Appoints Britain’s Former Chief Spy to Board

14 MAY 2015 BP Plc, the former state-owned oil company with operations from Russia to Iraq, appointed the retired chief of Britain’s overseas spying network as a board member. John Sawers was head of the MI6 service until November 2014. Oil company involvement with spies is nothing new.  On 17 June 2001, The Sunday Times published […]

Shell’s Report On Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violation Privileged: Texas High Court

By Jess Davis Law360, Dallas (May 15, 2015, 7:02 PM ET) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday held that a report Shell Oil Co. made to the U.S. Department of Justice about a possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violation is absolutely privileged and cannot be the basis for an employee’s defamation claim. Siding with […]

Shell accused of strategy risking catastrophic climate change

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Seattle ‘kayak-tivists’ take on Shell in battle over Arctic oil drilling

Seattle ‘kayak-tivists’ take on Shell in battle over Arctic oil drilling Rose Hackman in New York: Saturday 16 May 2015 12.30 BST To Klapstein, the correct analogy is that of a plane crash. “Can you imagine being told to get on a plane that has a 75% chance of crashing? Who gets on a plane that has a […]

Why is Shell steaming toward risk with oil at $65 a barrel?

By Eric Roston published 16 May 2015 by Bloomberg.com In December 1979, in the wake of the Iranian revolution and the oil price shock, executives from the biggest energy companies converged on Fairbanks for an auction of leases to drill in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea. Oil was nearing a then-record $29 a barrel. “This is the hottest area in […]

What’s at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell is planning to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle’s waterfront before they head north — but the petrochemical giant will first have to get around protesters in kayaks and others who want to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate […]

Royal Dutch Shell Oil Rigs To Be Confronted By ‘Festival Of Resistance’

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: May 14, 2015  Environmentalists have planned to confront Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) oil rigs, which are set to arrive at Seattle’s port this week. The oil company plans to use them in the Arctic later this year. Shell has been planning to go back to the Arctic, in pursuit of […]

Petrobras scandal looms large in Shell’s plan to buy BG Group

As Royal Dutch Shell seeks to finalise its £55bn takeover of smaller UK-based rival BG Group, it will be closely watching the situation at Petrobras, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company that is engulfed in scandal. FULL ARTICLE WITH WORKING LINKS Like this:Like Loading…

Netherlands: Protecting Companies That Dare To Report Fraud To Authorities

FROM A CONCERNED SHELL SHAREHOLDER   SEE: Netherlands: Protecting Companies That Dare To Report Fraud To Authorities Last Updated: 21 April 2015 Article by Richard van Staden ten Brink De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V. Richard van Staden ten Brink, one of our criminal enforcement partners, wrote an op-ed article in Het Financieele Dagblad of 30 […]

Shell in talks with Iran oil company

Shell in talks with Iran oil company Managing Director of Iran’s Pars Oil Company says oil giant Shell has voiced interest to resume activities in the country’s energy sector. Hossein Vafaee said indirect talks have already started with Shell. The Iranian official also forecast “tough conditions” for Iran once after sanctions against the country are […]

Shell’s involvement with treating UK workers like slaves?

Shell Station, Timperly, Manchester Shell’s involvement with treating workers like slaves? EMAIL RECEIVED FROM A SHELL CUSTOMER Hi, I am a Shell customer and live basically 50 yards to my nearest garage. I use my Shell points card and only buy Shell diesel. Everyday I pass the garage above going to my gym. The garage […]

SHELL TO FUND NIGER DELTA CLEANUP; COSTS COULD HIT €500 MILLION

Article by Janene Van Jaarsveldt published 4 May 2015 by nltimes.nl  Shell will clean up the oil spill in a heavily polluted area in the Niger Delta. This area is located in Bodo, Nigeria, which has about 40 thousand inhabitants. The company will also carry the costs of the cleanup.  According to the Volkskrant, the cost […]

Shell agrees to start cleaning polluted area

Under a compensation deal hammered out in London in January, Shell’s Nigerian arm agreed to pay $55m to people in Bodo following a three-year legal battle over the 2008 spills that devastated their environment. 3 May 2015 Lagos – Shell has agreed with Nigerian fishing community of Bodo in the Niger Delta to start the […]

Shell agrees to start clean up of 2008 Niger Delta oil spill

Shell agrees to start clean up of 2008 Niger Delta oil spill 2nd May 2015 Shell has agreed with Nigerian fishing community of Bodo in the Niger Delta to start the clean up of two devastating oil spills in 2008, activists and locals said Saturday. “Shell officials met with representatives of Bodo community in Port […]

Shell’s Shocking Share of the Groningen Earthquake Costs

Shell’s Shocking Share of the Groningen Earthquake Costs By a Regular Contributor The Dutch government does not seem to be very pleased with Shell: it’s action to reverse the burden of proof in Groningen cases seems to imply that Shell cannot be trusted… For each of the 250,000 potential claimants to take Shell to court […]

Mayo men sue gardaí over alleged brutality at Shell to Sea protest

Article from BreakingNews.ie published Wed 29 April 2015 Mayo men sue Irish Cops over alleged brutality at Shell to Sea protest *(were the cops tipsy?) Three Mayo men are suing for damages over alleged garda brutality at a Shell to Sea protest eight years ago. Patrick Coyle, and brothers Patrick and Martin O’Donnell, claim they were […]

US CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST SHELL AND OTHERS FOR OIL PRICE FIXING

(NOW UPDATED WITH 98 PAGE DOCUMENT FILED 24 APRIL 2015 WITH THE U.S. COURTS) A 194 page Complaint filed in the US Courts two months ago confirms that investigations are underway by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the EU Commission and the UK Serious Fraud Office into an alleged oil price-fixing conspiracy involving Shell, BP, […]

Dutch parliament reverses burden of proof in gas damage claims

AMSTERDAM | BY TOBY STERLING:Tuesday 28 April 2015 Dutch parliament reverses burden of proof in gas damage claims (Reuters) – The Dutch parliament on Tuesday voted to reverse the burden of proof in disputes over damages to buildings caused by the production of gas at Groningen, Europe’s largest natural gas field, a potentially expensive decision. […]

Campaign to blacklist fossil fuel investments

According to an article published by The Financial Times on 26 April 2015: “The Prince of Wales is the most prominent name to emerge from a Financial Times’ survey of British individuals and institutions that are shunning coal, oil and gas company holdings.” The FT article – PRINCE CHARLES SHUNS FOSSIL FUEL INVESTMENTS – lists […]

SHELL’S COPS

EMAIL SENT TODAY BY FORMER SHELL E&P IRELAND SUPPLIER OSSL, TO THE IRISH POLICE ( THE GARDA) AND SENIOR SHELL EXECUTIVES, INCLUDING BEN VAN BEURDEN. OSSL HAS BLOWN THE WHISTLE ON SHELL CORRUPTION OF SENIOR IRISH COPS NAMED BELOW AND IS NOW BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE SAME POLICE FORCE ON BEHALF OF THE IRISH DIRECTOR […]

Shell Oil sued for allegedly firing woman on maternity leave

By Annie Cosby: Published 31 March 2014 by The South East Texas Record A Harris County woman is suing over claims her employment was unfairly terminated. Nicole L. Ryder filed a lawsuit March 21 in the U.S. Court for the Southern District of Texas (Houston Division) against Shell Oil Co. and Shell Exploration & Production […]

Whistleblower news relevant to Shell USA employees

SEC Hits Back At KBR And Other Corporate Bullies Who Threaten Whistleblowers By John Donovan If a Shell employee, contractor or supplier wants to blow the whistle on alleged misdeeds, they can contact the Shell Global Helpline and risk retaliation, or go to the appropriate external authority. In either event, there may be protection under whistleblower law in some countries, […]

Another can of worms for Shell

By John Donovan The lid on the corruption scandal in Ireland involving a “Mr Fix” company OSSL, its client Shell E&P Ireland, and various recipients of Shell’s generous bribes distributed by OSSL, keeps coming off.  Recipients have included senior Irish Police Officers, who took delivery of £30,000 of free alcohol kindly supplied by Shell.  One […]

Do you have grounds for a lawsuit against Shell? Have you, your firm or family been cheated or injured by Shell?

If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, then you may find this article by John Donovan to be of interest… The first difficulty faced by potential litigants considering suing Shell, is finding a law firm with the required resources which does not have a conflict of interest and is willing to […]

Shell financial support for the scandal ridden Brunei Royal Family

By John Donovan A regular contributor, a retired Shell executive, having spotted the latest side bar feature on this website (focused on Shell’s relationship with the depraved Sultan of Brunei), drew my attention to the latest spectacular Brunei Royal Wedding. It took place in “the monarch’s lavish 1,788-room residential palace.” Prince Abdul Malik, the Sultan’s son and second […]

RTE failed to truthfully inform the public on Corrib Gas Project

— Shell to Sea send submission on RTE’s Public Service Statement — 12 April 2015 RTÉ – Ireland’s National Television and Radio Broadcaster Shell to Sea have today sent in a submission to RTE as part of RTE’s public consultation on the updating of their Public Service Statement [1]. In the submission, Shell to Sea […]

Corporate espionage: Shell Cloak and Dagger activities

By John Donovan Corporate espionage: Shell Cloak and Dagger activities spanning more than two decades – much of it directed against me  SHELL ALSO Infiltrated spies into the Nigerian government  Was responsible for covert operations against Greenpeace and other perceived enemies, using a serving secret service agent freelancing for a private spy firm closely connected […]

Greenpeace climbs, sets up camp on Shell’s Arctic drilling rig

Alaska Dispatch News article published April 6, 2015 Greenpeace climbs, sets up camp on Shell’s Arctic drilling rig Protesters with the environmentalist group Greenpeace on Monday intercepted and climbed a Royal Dutch Shell drill rig in the Pacific Ocean to protest the company’s plans to drill in Alaska’s Arctic. According to a release from Greenpeace, six activists launched from the […]

SHELL CORRUPTION OF IRISH POLICE, AS ADMITTED BY ITS AGENT/CONTRACTOR: OSSL

Photo: John Donovan: Co-founder Royal Dutch Shell Plc.com EMAIL FROM JOHN DONOVAN CIRCULATED TO EVERY IRISH T.D. ON 6 APRIL 2015 Response from The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission on 2 April 2015 SHELL CORRUPTION OF IRISH POLICE, AS ADMITTED BY ITS AGENT/CONTRACTOR: OSSL (£30,000 worth of free alcohol given as a Christmas Gift to Garda […]