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At least 40 in Canadian Shale gas protest

At least 40 people were arrested after a protest at a shale gas development in the Canadian province of New Brunswick turned violent, say police, BBC News reported. A shot was fired, petrol bombs were tossed and police cars torched at the blockade near the town of Rexton. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said arrests […]

U.S. ‘over-fracked and over-drilled,’ Shell technology official says: Hype ‘dangerous’

The United States’ oil and gas industry has “over-fracked and overdrilled”, according to Matthias Bichsel, projects and technology director at Royal Dutch Shell Plc. By Yadullah Hussain, Financial Post October 17, 2013 11:00 PMThe United States’ oil and gas industry has “over-fracked and overdrilled”, according to Matthias Bichsel, projects and technology director at Royal Dutch […]

South Africa Says Fracking Fluids Must Be Disclosed by Explorers

Royal Dutch Shell Plc and other explorers have applied for permits to explore the semi-desert Karoo region. South Africa, which in 2012 ended a ban on the practice known as fracking, estimates shale gas may generate 1 trillion rand ($100 billion) of sales in 30 years. By Paul Burkhardt – Oct 15, 2013 8:35 PM […]

Free 20% state stake in South Africa oil and gas projects

*IRISH CITIZENS BEING RIPPED OFF BY SHELL, PLEASE NOTE! All new oil and gas projects in South Africa will have to cede a 20 per cent free stake to the state under new legislation approved by government… In addition, the state can increase its shareholding in such exploitation projects up to 50 per cent… State […]

A ‘frack’ in the bridge from coal to gas

With the hype surrounding the US gas-boom, it’s something of a worrying and cautionary note to read in the Financial Times outgoing Shell CEO Peter Voser quoted as saying his “huge bet on US shale was a big regret of his time as chief executive of the company”. This is something of a mea culpa for […]

Royal Dutch Shell: They’ve Really Got a Friend in Pennsylvania

So, Royal Dutch Shell decided to create a junket for some of the Ukrainians opposed to fracking to show them just how wonderful fracking is. They were going to bring the Ukrainians to northeastern Pennsylvania, and give them an all-expenses-paid four day tour. By Walter Brasch (about the author)   10 August 2013 Royal Dutch […]

Trouble in fracking paradise

By Chris Nelder | August 7, 2013, 1:32 AM PDT The shale revolution is “a little bit overhyped,” Shell CEO Peter Voser said last week as his company announced a $2.1 billion write-down, mostly owing to the poor performance of its fracking adventures in U.S. “liquids-rich shales.” Which of its shale properties have underperformed, Shell […]

Fracking By EOG, Shell Caused Damaging Tremors, Suit Says

Law360, Houston (August 02, 2013, 5:21 PM ET) — EOG Resources Inc. and units of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Sunoco Inc. and Enterprise Products Partners LP were hit with a proposed class action Tuesday in Texas state court by landowners who say hydraulic fracturing carried out by the energy companies damaged their homes. ACCESS TO […]

China Fracking Quake-Prone Province Shows Zeal for Gas

By Benjamin Haas – Aug 1, 2013 12:01 AM GMT+0100 China won’t let earthquakes hinder its quest for energy. Companies such as Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and China National Petroleum Corp. are starting to drill for gas and oil in shale rock in Sichuan, the nation’s most seismically active province, a process geologists say […]

If Centrica is prepared to risk earthquakes in Blackpool, big oil will want a share of shale

Expect to see more big names from the oil industry, such as Shell, ExxonMobil and Statoil, moving into the British shale sector now that one of their competitors – Centrica – has taken the plunge. The international companies have always taken a keen interest in the UK fracking scene… Whether the UK can get shale […]

Anti-fracking flashmob sends message to Yoko Ono at Southbank Centre

9th June 2013 Singing campaigners call on curator of Meltdown festival to speak out about Shell’s Southbank sponsorship For interviews, high resolution photos and film footage, call 07743197203, or email On the afternoon of Sunday 9th June, a flashmob of over 30 singers gathered in the foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall as audience members […]

Anti-Shell flashmob planned for end of Southbank concert series

Media Advisory: 7 June 2013 Anti-Shell flashmob planned for end of Southbank concert series On Sunday, a flashmob of singers led by the ‘Shell Out Sounds’ campaign will protest Shell’s sponsorship of the arts at the Queen Elizabeth Hall – Photo opportunity: 9 June 2013, 2.40pm, choral flashmob with singers and musicians. Large banners directly […]

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 […]

News on Irish oil and gas exploration 5 May 2013

News on Irish oil and gas exploration kindly supplied by a regular contributor ExxonMobil kicks off Irish drilling campaign: Financial Times-But the US oil major and its partners will be hoping to successfully replicate the …. But the field, acquired by Shell, has attracted a wave of local … US explorer Kosmos may spend $200m on Irish wells: Irish Independent-Apr 18, 2013 […]