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Shell environmental rhetoric, vs toxic reality

Introductory flowery rhetoric in a 1958 Shell advert: Shell Guide to LIFE IN THE CORN “In the growing and ripening stages corn and hay are a sanctuary for wild life which man does not invade.” The advert concludes with the slogan: “You can be sure of SHELL The Key to the countryside.” Presumably this was […]

Shell, EDF Lead 100 Companies Calling for Carbon Price

By Alex Morales on November 18, 2012 Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) joined Electricite de France SA and more than 100 companies calling for lawmakers worldwide to put a “clear” price on carbon emissions in order to contain global warming. Companies invest trillions of dollars in energy and infrastructure projects, and, in most cases, don’t […]

Britain is sitting on a £1.5 trillion gas goldmine

Pilot wells caused two earthquakes in Lancashire last year and green campaigners warn the method could contaminate the water supply. By Tom Mcghie and Nick Craven Britain is sitting on a £1.5 trillion shale gas bonanza that could be worth more than the remaining North Sea gas. The amount is bigger than previously thought and would […]

The buck stops at the top

Political turmoil, the financial crisis and climate change are forcing board directors to play a more active role in managing risk 20 May 2012 The board of energy giant Royal Dutch Shell regularly sits down and plays out disaster scenarios. Advised by the company’s business intelligence unit, the board imagines what would happen if there […]

Shell attacks ‘ridiculous’ effects of European energy policy

Royal Dutch Shell has attacked the “ridiculous” impact of European energy policy, warning that governments are erasing the environmental benefits from expensive renewables by allowing coal use to increase. Europe is burning more coal, while demand for gas – which emits much less CO2 than coal – is declining Photo: GETTY IMAGES By Emily Gosden: 6:03PM […]

Selection of Article Links: 24 October 2012

Selection of article links supplied by a regular contributor Study for Shell’s Jackpine Oil Sands Mine Predicts ‘Unprecedented … Inside Climate News-Oct 22, 2012 Study for Shell’s Jackpine Oil Sands Mine Predicts ‘Unprecedented’ Losses in Animal Habitat (Edmonton Journal) · Methane Found in Drinking … Shell’s Tar Sands Expansion Could Be Illegal 22, 2012 […]

Another PR blunder from the House of Shell or a tragic piece of misreporting?

FROM OUR SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE OCTOBER 2005 The Guardian: Shell shows cracks: “Another PR blunder from the House of Shell or a tragic piece of misreporting? “Ian McCredie, head of global security services at Shell, is reported to have told a Chatham House conference a tale of how up to 70 staff have been kidnapped […]

Revisiting an Arctic Tale of Ice and Shell

20/09/12: As Shell was getting ready to poke the first hole in the Chukchi Sea floor in Arctic Alaska to begin exploratory drilling, I was getting ready to give two talks in Alaska — the concluding lecture of the Next North Symposium at the Anchorage Museum on September 8, and one at the Noel Wien […]

Shell Arctic Setback Shows Risks, Environmentalists Say

By Jim Snyder – Sep 18, 2012 6:13 PM GMT+0100 Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)’s decision to abandon oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic waters this year underscores the risks of working in harsh maritime conditions, environmentalists said. “We think it’s crazy,” said Niel Lawrence, senior attorney for the New York-based Natural Resources Defense Council, which […]

MPs’ call to halt Arctic drilling amid safety concerns

Shell has reputedly invested almost $5bn in its Arctic projects. It suffered a major setback at the weekend after a huge containment dome designed to corral any Arctic spill broke down under trials. Shell abandoned drilling for the winter. By Roger Harrabin Environment analyst: 20 September 2012 Last updated at 02:21 A committee of MPs […]

Shell boss defends Alaska project as ice halts drilling

Oil chief dismisses fears of another Gulf spill after huge floe forces drill ship to move Terry Macalister, energy editor: Sunday 16 September 2012 17.51 BST The man at the centre of Shell’s controversial drilling programme in the Arctic has said he is aware of the responsibility on his head but is convinced the Anglo-Dutch […]

Federal scientists still wary of Shell’s Jackpine oilsands expansion

Documents reveal concerns ahead of fall public hearings into northern Alberta mine expansion The Canadian Press: Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:18 PM ET A demonstration tailings pond in Shell’s Muskeg River oilsands mine in northern Alberta. The company’s ability to store the byproducts of oilsands extraction in a manner that doesn’t harm the environment is […]

Shell continues to delay drilling, waiting for containment barge

Week of August 19, 2012: Vol. 17, No.34 Shell continues to delay drilling, waiting for containment barge Although Shell has sent three of the vessels from its Arctic drilling fleet north to the Chukchi Sea, in preparation for its planned outer continental shelf exploratory drilling, the company’s drilling program remains on hold, waiting for the […]

For Shell, risks outweigh rewards for offshore oil drilling in Arctic

Jim Coburn, JD | Aug 08, 2012 Shell Oil’s spill response gear staged in Wainwright. Summer 2011. Ben Anderson photo Just two years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, another oil industry giant is poised to begin drilling in an even more forbidding, unpredictable and remote environment: the Alaskan shoreline.Shell […]