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‘Shell will try to prevent any sanctions against Russia’

Extracts from a New York Times article by Thomas Erdbrink published 23 July 2014 in the New York edition under the headline: “Despite Anger Over Downed Jetliner, Europe Shies Away From Sanctions on Russia” Shell, the Anglo-Dutch oil giant, which has its head office in The Hague, is one of the largest foreign investors in […]

Ukraine Discomfort for Shell and Chevron

Shell entered into the deal in 2013 with then Putin puppet President Viktor Yanukovych, before he was ousted. As can be seen in the FT article, Shell and Chevron are now both trying to hide behind claimed business principles. Its a bit late for that. By John Donovan The Financial Times has published an article […]

Clare Daly says gardaí at Corrib gas site are the ‘hired hands’ of Shell

Extract from an article by thejournal.ie published 17 June 2014 INDEPENDENT TD CLARE DALY has backed the calls of Shell to Sea campaigners for an independent inquiry into the policing of the Corrib gas project in Co Mayo. Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Daly said that the “continued intimidation and harassment of the local community” […]

Where is the queue to issue libel writs against John Donovan?

Will the findings prompt some of the named cops to issue libel writs against me? No, not a chance, because they know the truth and have got no intention of taking any action that ends up with them having to give evidence under oath. Consequently there is not a single soul who has or will […]

Shell starts search for successor to chief

Extract from a Financila Times article by Andrew Parker and Guy Chazan published 8 June 2014 One person familiar with the situation said Mr Ollila was planning to step down because of corporate governance rules, and that the timing of his departure had nothing to do with Shell’s recent financial difficulties. Ben van Beurden became the company’s […]

Shell, Iran and 9/11

Basically Shell is holding on to over $2 billion of  funds belonging to an ‘adjudicated terrorist’ – Iran – and is denying those funds to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. By John Donovan I have already reported how Shell management attempted to exploit the 9/11 attacks for their […]

Traci Alford of Shell confesses ‘not everyone likes us…’

By John Donovan Interesting Marketing magazine interview published today with Traci Alford, the global head of Shell’s fuels branding located at Shell’s new regional HQ in Singapore. Traci confesses that “not everyone likes us…” How perceptive. Talks about Shell’s painful experience online.  Claims that Shell wants a online dialogue with consumers. Perhaps she is unaware […]

‘Cleaned’ Nigerian sites still blighted by oil as Shell’s efforts to contain spills makes slow progress, says report

Swathes of land and waterways in the Niger Delta are once again blighted with oil only months on from Shell’s clean-up efforts… Extracts from a This is Money article by Rob Davies published 26 May 2014 Shell’s efforts to contain spills in Nigeria are making stuttering progress, with supposedly restored sites still mired in oil, […]

A deadly Shell disaster 20 years ago

Shell later agrees to pay OSHA a $3 million dollar fine for federal safety violations and also settles wrongful death lawsuits with the families of the dead workers, making payments in the range of $2.1 to $2.4 million per family. By John Donovan On 27 May 1994, almost exactly 20 years ago, a fire at […]

Seething review of Mark Moody-Stuart book: Responsible Leadership

Extracts from a review by Danny Chivers of the recently published book by retired Royal Dutch Shell Group Chairman Sir Mark Moody-Stuart: “RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP: Lessons from the Front Line of Sustainability and Ethics” Article originally published under the headline: “If this is responsible leadership, then I’m an Ogoni” Reading this book was a strange experience. […]

Manipulations by Shell and Exxon?

By John Donovan Shell and Standard Oil have been engaged in manipulating governments for over a hundred years. The joint self-explanatory letter Shell and Exxon sent to the US Securities & Exchange Commission on 1 May seems to have good intentions -  concerning the timetable for implementation of transparency legislation – but the past track […]