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Port: Enviros playing politics with suit against Shell Arctic fleet homeport

From an article by Joel Connelly published 11 March 2015 by Seattlepi.com  Port: Enviros playing politics with suit against Shell Arctic fleet homeport Extracts Environmentalists are using a court suit to pursue political goals and have no legal standing to block a lease that will base Shell’s Arctic oil drilling fleet at Terminal 5 on […]

Shell divides $46.5 million between 15,500 Nigerians in oil spill compensation

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has allocated N600,000 (approx. US$3,000) to each of 15,500 indigenous peoples of Bodo, in the Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State, as a monetary compensation for its excessive oil spills in the past years. These oil spills have had a damaging effect on the Ogoni environment. The compensation was […]

Another nail in the coffin of tar sands

BBC NEWS: Obama vetoes Keystone oil pipeline bill: 24 Feb 2015 US President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The Republican-led Congress sent the bill to the president on Tuesday. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama vetoed the bill “without any drama or […]

Plea to Shell from students of the International School of the Stockholm Region

Plea to Shell from students of the International School of the Stockholm Region  COPY OF AN EMAIL SENT TO MICHIEL BRANDJES, JOHN DONOVAN AND OTHERS Dear Shell, We are students from the International School of the Stockholm Region and we are writing to express our concern about how your company is affecting our environment. Each year […]

Shell boss calls fossil fuel critics ‘naive’ but admits Big Oil has ‘credibility issue’

From an article by Terry Macalister published by The Guardian 12 February 2015 Ben van Beurden urges oil industry to be more assertive, arguing that debate is about balancing moral obligation of energy access for all with fighting climate change Extract Ben van Beurden urged fellow industry leaders meeting in London to be “more assertive” […]

Oil company employees should consider quitting their jobs

From an article by Jonathan Porritt published by The Guardian on 10 February 2015 under the headline: “Oil company employees should consider quitting their jobs” read moreLike this:Like Loading…

Arctic Oil On Life Support

From an OilPrice.com article by Nick Cunningham published 1 Feb 2015 under the headline: “Arctic Oil On LifeSupport” Oil companies have eyed the Arctic for years. With an estimated 90 billion barrels of oil lying north of the Arctic Circle, the circumpolar north is arguably the last corner of the globe that is still almost […]

Shell bows to investor pressure on climate risk

WASHINGTON Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:49pm EST (Reuters) – In a rare move, oil major Shell on Thursday backed a resolution proposed by activist investors to force the company to recognize climate change risks by improving its transparency. Shell’s executive vice president of investor relations JJ Traynor said the company would urge shareholders to vote […]

Shell – leveraging the climate debate

Four of these experts were from Shell, a prominent member of history’s top 90 polluters. Shell was also paying the costs. Its logo was everywhere, cuddling alongside National Geographic’s. The event was hijacked by Shell… Extracts from an article by Assaad W. Razzouk published by The Ecologist The annual UN Climate Talks ended on Sunday in […]

Church of England threatens to sever investments in Shell and BP

The Church of England has warned it could withdraw its investments from BP and Shell unless the oil giants take greater action to tackle climate change. Article by Tom Bawden published by The Independent Wed 10 Dec 2014: Church of England threatens to cease BP and Shell investments over climate concerns The Church of England has […]

UN climate talks call future of Big Oil into question

Financial Times article authored by Pilita Clark in Lima, 7 December 2014 UN climate talks call future of energy majors into question ExxonMobil and Shell would cease to exist in their current forms in 35 years under measures UN negotiators are considering for a legally binding global climate pact to be sealed in Paris next […]

How Church’s Leaning Toward Renewable Energy Will Affect BP and Shell

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN Published: Dec 5, 2014 at 10:29 am EST Companies engaged in the oil businesses are increasingly in the limelight and under pressure to adopt techniques that will assure minimum carbon emissions into the environment. In a recent development, the Church of England (COE) has urged BP plc. (ADR) (NYSE:BP) and Royal Dutch […]

Church of England investors file shareholder resolutions at BP and Shell

The Church Commissioners and Church of England Pensions Board have announced this week that they are in the process of co-filing shareholder resolutions on climate change at the AGMs of two of world’s biggest oil and gas companies – BP and Shell. Church investors file shareholder resolutions at BP and Shell By Edward Mason, Church […]

Shell’s Soccer Field Greenwash

From a Forbes article by Alex Epstein: Shell’s “Footstep-Powered” Soccer Field Will Never Work Oil giant Shell claims in its #makethefuture campaign that it is promoting renewable energy and helping a poor community in Brazil by bringing it “the world’s first football pitch powered by footsteps.” It has told 1.6 million YouTube viewers and counting […]

Shell hypocrisy on climate issues

“I didn’t know Shell was sponsoring this conference when I agreed to do it, but I’m glad for the chance to say in public that Shell is among the most irresponsible companies on earth. When they write the history of our time, the fact that Shell executives watched the Arctic melt and then led the […]

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Analysts hint at merger of Shell and BP According to an article by Keith Findlay published by energyvoice.com: “Falling fortunes at BP and Shell could force the two oil and gas giants into a “mega-merger” within a couple of years, some City analysts believe.  Some of Shell’s big shareholders are said to be frustrated by […]

Shell one of 5 Companies Al Gore Says Are Doomed

“Royal Dutch Shell is another company with a doomed oil sands project, according to the Carbon Tracker Initiative. Its Carmon Creek project needs oil prices to hit $157 per barrel in order to be profitable. On top of that, Royal Dutch Shell is seeking to drill for oil in the Arctic, which has already wasted […]

Shell’s unwelcome sponsorship of the arts

By John Donovan Earlier this year campaigners and climate activists applauded the end of the Shell Classic International series at the South Bank Centre in London.  SEE: Campaigners celebrate end of Shell’s Southbank sponsorship Protestors, including from the Shell OUT SOUNDS organisation and PlatformLondon.org strongly objected to what has been aptly described as “oil-branded concerts.” All take particular […]

The elephant in the atmosphere

Extract from an article published by economist.com on 19 July 2014: “Shell, Exxon and carbon: The elephant in the atmosphere” IN SEPTEMBER 2013 a group of institutional investors with $3 trillion of assets under management asked the 45 biggest quoted oil firms how climate change might affect their business and, in particular, whether any of […]

Greenpeace’s Lego Video Aims To End Shell Partnership

Extracts from an article by Katherine Boehrer published by The Huffington Post on 7 July 2014 Greenpeace’s most recent video targets popular toy brand Lego for its partnership with Shell. Though it begins innocently enough, panning over a Lego winter wonderland full of polar bears, wolves and icebergs, the video takes a sinister twist when […]

Shell ‘short sighted’ on climate risk – study

Extract from an article by Megan Darby published on 9 July 2014 by “Responding to Climate Change” Shell was accused of “Orwellian doublethink” in its attitude to climate change on Wednesday, as an influential think-tank published new analysis. In the latest instalment of the “carbon bubble” debate, the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI) highlighted flaws in […]

Shell Tackles Climate Change

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Weighing the Risks of Investing in Energy Companies

Extracts from an article by Stanley Reed published 11 June 2014 by The New York Times …fund managers beginning to think skeptically about fossil fuel companies — not so much because they or their clients disapprove of their activities, but because they think the securities issued by these companies may prove poor long-term investments. The […]

Quest project attracts worldwide interest

Extract from Financial Times article by Ed Crooks published 8 June 2014 Royal Dutch Shell’s Quest project does not look much like a potential saviour of civilisation. Quest is one of the world’s most advanced projects for capturing and storing carbon dioxide, and many people believe this type of technology will have to be deployed […]

BP and Shell urged to stop using shareholders’ money to fund libertarian lobby group

Extract from a This is Money/Daily Mail article by Rob Davies published 2 June 2014 BP and Shell have been urged to stop using shareholders’ money to fund a US lobby group that promotes looser gun laws and the teaching of climate change denial in schools. The oil firms are members of the secretive American Legislative […]

Oil giant says profits are assured

Extracts from an article published by Eco-Business 28 May 2014 Shell, the world’s largest oil company, believes that governments will not damage its business by taking rapid action on climate change, and says all its oil reserves will be needed and sold at a profit. In a robust reply to a recent report by the […]

Shell Says It’s Considering Climate Change Risks And Trying To Reduce Flaring In Nigeria

Extracts from a International Business Times article by Meagan Clark published 20 May 2014 Netherlands-based oil giant Royal Dutch Shell told investors in the Hague on Tuesday that the company considers climate change in its decisions and that its efforts to reduce natural gas flaring in Nigeria, a main cause of pollution in West Africa, […]

Will Pension Funds continue to risk Investment in Shell?

Extracts from a Reuters article published 19 May 2014 under the headline: Shell says fossil fuel reserves won’t be ‘stranded’ by climate regulation LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell has dismissed the possibility that its proven oil or gas reserves will become unusable as a result of climate change regulation, saying fossil fuels […]

Construction hits midway point on Shell’s Quest carbon-capture project

Extract from an article by David Howell by the Edmonton Journal on 17 April 2014 FORT SASKATCHEWAN — Construction on Shell Canada’s Quest carbon capture and storage project is at the midway point and the facility should be ready to start operating in late 2015, company officials said Thursday. Quest will be the world’s first […]

BT, Shell and corporates call for trillion tonnes of carbon to stay in the ground

Extract from an article published Tuesday 8 April 2014 by The Guardian newspaper Unilever, Shell, BT, and EDF Energy are among 70 leading companies today calling on governments across the globe to step up efforts to tackle climate change. The companies, which have a combined turnover of $90bn, say the world needs a “rapid and […]

Four Remarkable Revelations About Big Oil in 2013

Perhaps the most surprising disclosure of them all came earlier this month, when Shell made its rift with the global coal industry public, admitting to an Australian newspaper that its lobbying efforts may have influenced the World Bank’s decision in July to restrict financing of new coal power stations, except in “rare circumstances.” Recent disclosures […]

Large Companies Prepared to Pay Price on Carbon

ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, BP and Shell, all major contributors to the Republican party… Shell, a co-owner of the Motiva oil refinery in Port Arthur, Tex., has added climate-related carbon taxes to its long-term budgets. Michael Stravato for The New York Times By CORAL DAVENPORT:  A version of this article appears in print on December 5, […]

Shell Oil Self-Imposes Carbon Pollution Tax High Enough To Crash Coal, Erase Natural Gas’s Value-Add

Comment received on this article: Shell hypocrisy at its best… Shell claim to price carbon emissions at $40/ton, but then ignore the conclusions! By Joe Romm on November 21, 2013 at 5:36 pm Royal Dutch Shell includes a high price for carbon dioxide when evaluating new projects. The $40 a metric ton price that Shell […]

Alaska Hunts Oil as Arctic Damage Shows Most Change From Climate

Robert Blaauw, Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s senior Arctic adviser, says his company is interested in the Arctic not for today but for 2050 — when power use will have doubled and two-thirds of energy will still come from fossil fuels. By John Lippert – Oct 2, 2013 10:47 PM GMT+0100 Extracts from extensive Bloomberg Markets […]

Of Shell, spill plans and sea ice

As Shell was being granted carte blanche for industrial recklessness on ice, new warnings were surfacing from scientists about the fate of the Arctic that couldn’t be any starker. In Nature, ice scientists examined the potentially catastrophic impacts of plausible Arctic thawing and the release of a giant methane bubble under the ice of the […]

North Sea leaks ‘reality check’ for British oil industry, says Greenpeace

Britain’s offshore rigs and platforms have leaked oil or other chemicals into the North Sea on 55 occasions over the past month alone, challenging claims by the industry that it has a strong safety and environmental record. Among the fields to have reported pollution discharges is Piper Alpha, the scene of the world’s worst offshore […]

Shell CEO Calls for Europe Carbon Reduction Target Extension

By Eduard Gismatullin – Jun 5, 2013 3:55 PM GMT+0100 Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive Officer Peter Voser said Europe needs to extend its targets for curbing greenhouse gases and promoting renewable energy by a decade through 2030. “To actually change things you need time and we are a little bit concerned if you […]

Shell Admits Real Reason Coast Guard Had To Rescue Its Arctic Drilling Rig: Failed Tax Avoidance Scheme

By Ryan Koronowski on May 28, 2013 at 6:17 pm The main reason an offshore oil rig ran aground off the coast of Alaska late last year was because oil company Royal Dutch Shell was trying to depart state waters to avoid paying millions in taxes. Sean Churchfield, operations manager for Royal Dutch Shell in […]

When it comes to climate change, Shell is backing the wrong horse

Opinion: Shell, with its enthusiastic embrace of fracking, has a credibility problem ‘Shell faces up to climate change challenge” ran the headline in this paper last week. I wish it were true but the company has a credibility problem when it comes to the issue. It is betting everything on the presumption that we will […]

Opponents of Oxford’s partnership with Shell

Shell’s research money is also buying legitimacy for its unconscionable activities globally. These include human rights abuses in the Niger delta, reckless drilling plans in the Arctic, fracking in South Africa, and carbon-intensive tar sands extraction that undermines indigenous rights in Canada. Thursday 9 May 2013 Today sees the launch of a new partnership between […]