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BP sees ‘tectonic shift’ in world energy production

BP sees ‘tectonic shift’ in world energy production Oil giant’s chief economist says energy consumption slowed dramatically last year as China cutback and Opec battled US shale drillers for supremacy of world markets By Andrew Critchlow, Commodities editor:10:00AM BST 10 Jun 2015 Global energy consumption slowed to its slowest rate of growth since the late […]

Six ‘grannies’ detained in Seattle during Shell rig protest

Six ‘grannies’ detained in Seattle during Shell rig protest Tue Jun 9, 2015 10:27pm BST By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) – Six older women were detained by Seattle police on Tuesday during a protest to block access to a Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig that activists believe may depart this week to resume fossil fuel exploration […]

Anti-Arctic drilling activists arrested at Seattle harbor

By KOMO Staff Published: Jun 9, 2015 Anti-Arctic drilling activists arrested at Seattle harbor SEATTLE – Five activists opposed to undersea oil drilling off the north shore of Alaska were arrested as they continued their ongoing series of protests Tuesday morning, blocking a Seattle terminal where a Royal Dutch Shell arctic oil rig is being […]

Seattle protesters seek to block access to Shell Arctic drilling rig

Seattle protesters seek to block access to Shell Arctic drilling rig Business News | Tue Jun 9, 2015 6:29pm BST A group of protesters gathered at the Port of Seattle on Tuesday seeking to block workers attempting to reach a Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) drilling rig that could depart this week to resume fossil fuel […]

Anti-Shell protesters blocking Terminal 5

Anti-Shell protesters blocking Terminal 5 Activists say they want to prevent the drilling rig from leaving Seattle on time, en route to Alaska. By Evan Bush: Seattle Times staff reporter: 9 June 2015 Activists demonstrating against Shell’s oil rig are blocking entrances to Terminal 5 in Seattle. Stina Janssen, a spokeswoman for ShellNo, said the protesters […]

Shell Plans to Drill In Arctic Ocean, Despite Setbacks, Protests and Lawsuits

Reaching for Remote Hydrocarbon Riches, Shell Oil Plans to Drill In Arctic Ocean, Despite Setbacks, Protests and Lawsuits By John J. Berger, Ph. D. Where are we heading now in our quest for more “cheap energy”? North, to the Arctic! Despite the Obama Administration’s jawboning about the dangers of climate change and the Administration’s Climate […]

Police in Seattle dismantle anti-Shell protest tent

Police in Seattle dismantle anti-Shell protest tent SEATTLE | BY ERIC M. JOHNSON: Mon Jun 8, 2015 Police dismantled a tent on Monday used as a staging area for protests in Seattle over Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s use of the city’s port as a home base for a drilling rig that could depart this week […]

Shell and The Science Museum’s toxic relationship has just been exposed

The true nature of big oil sponsorships was exposed last week, after it was discovered that Shell had sought to influence the content of the climate change exhibition “Atmosphere”, which it sponsors at the Science Museum. Emails obtained via Freedom of Information requests show how the company positioned its own staff as advisors: “Regarding the […]

Shell’s Former Chairman Made a Startling Comment About Climate Change

Chris Matthews/Fortune Sir Mark Moody-Stuart calls for divestment in fossil-fuel companies When the oilmen themselves are arguing for stronger action to fight climate change, it’s probably time to start acting. Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, the former chairman of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell, said that the lack of progress the world has made on climate change […]

Shell’s former chair calls fossil fuel divestment ‘rational’

Shell’s former chair calls fossil fuel divestment ‘rational’ By Steve Hargreaves: 4 June 2015 The former chairman of Royal Dutch Shell said selling oil stocks is a “rational” response to the failure of the oil industry to take meaningful action on climate change. He is the latest to lend support to the growing campaign for […]

Fossil fuel divestment is rational, says former Shell chairman

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INSIGHT-For green activists, Arctic drilling could be the next big thing

INSIGHT-For green activists, Arctic drilling could be the next big thing WASHINGTON, JUNE 3 | BY TIMOTHY GARDNER Michael Brune is pleased that activists in kayaks are training for another “Paddle in Seattle” to confront an expected Royal Dutch Shell rig on its way to the Arctic to explore for oil. What makes the head […]

Shell responds to Department of Natural Resources

Shell responds to Department of Natural Resources 2 June 2015: SEATTLE – There are new developments in the oil battle in Seattle. Shell Oil is challenging the state’s opinion that docking the Polar Pioneer drilling rig in Seattle might violate the state constitution. And, there’s a new legal challenge to prevent Shell from drilling in […]

Environmentalists sue over Shell plan to drill in Arctic

Environmentalists sue over Shell plan to drill in Arctic By Dan Levine: Tue Jun 2, 2015 (Reuters) – Several environmental groups sued the United States on Tuesday to derail Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean as soon as July. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, an agency within the U.S. Department […]

European Big Oil Opens Schism on Climate With U.S. Rivals

Article by Tara Patel and Javier Blas published 1 June 2015 by Bloomberg.com  The heads of Europe’s largest oil and gas companies joined together for the first time to call for governments to agree on carbon pricing at a United Nations climate summit, opening a schism with their American rivals. “It’s clear that the subject isn’t viewed in the […]

Shell and BP call for international carbon pricing deal

Oil majors are pushing for scheme to limit emissions as they face growing criticism surrounding global warming By Andrew Critchlow, Commodities editor: 01 Jun 2015 Europe’s biggest oil companies, including Royal Dutch Shell and BP, have written an open letter calling for a binding global system of carbon trading in a bid to head off climate […]

Shell and the London Science Museum

Museum exhibit funded by Shell raises questions about influence.  Oil giant Shell, one of the London Science Museum’s sponsors, attempted to influence an exhibit on climate, newly uncovered documents show.  By Jeff Nesbit: June 1, 2015 If you’d like to see how oil giant Royal Dutch Shell (one of the largest multi-national corporations in the world’s […]

Did Royal Dutch Shell Try To Manipulate Science Museum Climate Program?

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Jun 1, 2015 According to internal documents seen by The Guardian, questions are raised over whether Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) attempted to steer the course of the presentation of a climate change program that the oil giant was sponsoring at the Science Museum in London. The company questioned the museum […]

Royal Dutch Shell, BP plc Seek UN Support Over Carbon Pricing

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Jun 1, 2015 Major oil exploration and production companies in Europe are coming together to seek the United Nations’ support for the first time, in putting forward a plan that will apply brakes to global warming. As pressure mounts on oil companies over concerns of climate change, company executives have moved […]

Shell sought to influence direction of Science Museum climate programme

“These emails reveal that the Science Museum is a significant cog in Shell’s propaganda machine…”  Terry Macalister: Sunday 31 May 2015  “These emails reveal that the Science Museum is a significant cog in Shell’s propaganda machine,” said Chris Garrard, from the anti-oil sponsorship campaign group BP or not BP? FULL ARTICLE Like this:Like Loading…

Big Oil seems to be acting like Big Tobacco

Article by Sheldon Whitehouse published Sunday 31 May 2015 by The Washington Post/Associated Press Fossil fuel companies and their allies are funding a massive and sophisticated campaign to mislead the American people about the environmental harm caused by carbon pollution.  Their activities are often compared to those of Big Tobacco denying the health dangers of […]

Shell Has Got Its Climate Policy Wrong: Economist Nick Stern

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: May 29, 2015  At the Guardian Business debate on divestment in Kings Place, London, prominent Economist Nick Stern said that Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) wants investors to bet against the world taking action on climate change. He said that the oil giant and other hydrocarbon companies were pulling in the […]

Seattle says NO to Shell Oil

Extracts from an article by Megan Wallin published 29 May 2015 by TheBaltimore Post-Examiner under the headline: Seattle says NO to Shell Oil The barge, given the name “The People’s Platform” is docked in protest of Shell’s oilrig. Along the water, within view of famous seafood restaurants and expensive condos on Alki Beach in West […]

Arctic drilling affects more than the Arctic, say Greenpeace campaign particpants

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic: May 28, 2015 Representatives from six of Canada’s First Nations are currently taking part in a Greenpeace campaign with a message that Arctic drilling has the potential to negatively  impact communities far beyond the North. “We know that the ongoing use of oil as a source of fuel is perpetuating […]

Shell’s Arctic exploration safety audit ‘kept under wraps’

by Joe Sandler Clarke: 22 May 2015 As Shell prepares to drill for oil in the Arctic this summer, a third party safety audit ordered by the US government to ensure there was no repeat of the company’s disastrous drilling operation in 2012 remains hidden from the public. Shell contractor Noble pleaded guilty to eight […]

No Shell Arctic Oil Until 2030’s

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: May 26, 2015  Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) head of oil and gas production in Americas, Marvin Odum has told the Financial Times (FT) in an interview that the company’s Arctic drilling operations would take at least a decade to extract oil reserves, which would then be sent to production. The […]

Oil company bosses’ bonuses linked to $1tn spending on extracting fossil fuels

Bosses at the world’s big five oil companies have been showered with bonus payouts linked to a $1tn (£650bn) crescendo of spending on fossil fuel exploration and extraction over nine years, according to Guardian analysis of company reports. FULL ARTICLE Like this:Like Loading…

Shell’s Arctic extraction to take decades before oil flows

Marvin Odum, Shell’s head of oil and gas production in the Americas, told the Financial Times that the company’s success or failure this year and next in making a significant discovery was critical for the future of Arctic oil development. FULL FT ARTICLE WITH WORKING LINKS. WARNS THAT PRODUCTION IS UNLIKELY TO COMMENCE UNTIL THE […]

Shell to drill in Alaskan Arctic with protesters in pursuit

Ten years after it first started acquiring new leases in the Arctic, and having spent almost $7bn, Shell has still not yet drilled a single well into oil-bearing rocks. A series of law suits, regulatory objections and its own mistakes have held it up. FULL FT ARTICLE WITH WORKING LINKS. SETS OUT SHELL’S 2012 DEBACLE […]

Ann Pickard, Shell VP for Arctic drilling, is not a safe pair of hands

“Having got its corporate fingers burnt once already, it is simply astonishing that the fate of Shell’s resurrected Arctic drilling campaign is being entrusted by Shell and President Obama to such an incompetent, unscrupulous individual, as Ann Pickard.” By John Donovan Ann Pickard replaced David Lawrence as Shell VP for the Arctic after Shell’s 2012 disastrous Arctic drilling fiasco, aptly described […]

Pair Chains Themselves to Shell Ship Near Seattle to Protest Arctic Drilling

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Two people have chained themselves to a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell’s exploratory oil drilling plans and currently moored in Washington state. Eric Ross of the Backbone Campaign said on Saturday morning that Matt Fuller joined student activist Chiara Rose in suspending themselves from the anchor chain of […]

Chief of Shell’s Arctic drilling program searches for ‘the prize’

By Hal Bernton and Coral Garnick: Seattle Times staff reporters: Published 23 May 2015 Chief of Shell’s Arctic drilling program searches for ‘the prize’ (Ann Pickard, Shell’s executive vice president for the Arctic) Shell’s Ann Pickard says an offshore oil find in the remote Chukchi Sea could eventually yield 1 million barrels of oil daily, and she insists the […]

Shell CEO backs fossil fuels, climate change warnings -Guardian

Markets | Fri May 22, 2015 7:35pm EDT Shell CEO backs fossil fuels, climate change warnings -Guardian The world’s fossil fuel reserves cannot be burned unless some way is found to capture their carbon emissions, Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said on Friday. In an interview published in Britain’s Guardian […]

Oil hunt raises risk of climate disaster

By Peter Husk: Saturday May 23, 2015 There’s an Alice-in-Wonderland quality about Royal Dutch Shell’s attitude towards the risks involved in its plan to drill for oil in the US Arctic. The decision has sparked protests in Seattle, where the Polar Pioneer, one of two rigs the Anglo-Dutch oil giant intends to use, is berthed. Shell […]

Shell boss endorses warnings about fossil fuels and climate change

Ben van Beurden, chief executive of Shell, acknowledges that we cannot burn all the world’s fossil fuel reserves without risking a breach of the 2C limit needed to prevent catastrophic climate change. Photograph: Bloomberg/Getty Terry Macalister and Damian Carrington: Friday 22 May 2015  read moreLike 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 […]

Shell lays out its Arctic plans

Article by Jennifer A. Dlouhy published May 21, 2015 by The Houston Chronicle Shell lays out its Arctic plans Photo: Jennifer A. Dlouhy/Houston Chronicle SEATTLE – The executive leading Shell’s Arctic drilling program on Thursday outlined ambitions to drill new wells in the Chukchi Sea this summer, instead of returning to the one the company started three […]

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 […]

This Growing ‘Green’ City May Be The Front Line In Climate Change Battle

Lynne Peeples: [email protected] This Growing ‘Green’ City May Be The Front Line In Climate Change Battle SEATTLE — “That doesn’t even look like a boat. How does it float?” Elizabeth Spence, 8, peered through a chain-link fence at a massive yellow drilling rig, newly docked a short stretch away. Her dad had brought her here on […]

Climate change a serious security threat, warns Obama

President Obama has called climate change “a serious threat to global security” and heavily criticised climate change deniers. In his strongest remarks on the issue yet, Mr Obama said climate change would “impact every country on the planet”. The US president made his comments in a speech to students at the Coast Guard Academy in […]