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Chevron Cancels Bulgaria Fracking, Shell Postpones Ukraine Plans

Extracts from a CorpWatch article by Richard Smallteacher publish 12 June 2014 Fracking for oil and gas across Europe has suffered a series of setbacks with Chevron closing its offices in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Shell postponing fracking plans in the Ukraine by at least two years. Meanwhile the French government is standing firm in its […]

Fracking Irony

Extract from a Dallas Observer article by Amy Silverstein published 21 Feb 2014 under the headline: Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson is Suing to Stop a Fracking Development Outside Dallas Just a few days after the Weather Channel published a damning, in-depth report documenting how natural gas drilling is wreaking havoc on Texas’ air quality, a […]

Upstream and Downstream – always oil and water

When I retired I was presented with a small silver Shell emblem which I still wear with pride from time to time. It once stood for excellence in marketing and was one of the world’s most familiar brand symbols. Now it’s a bit of a collectors item symbolising a world that has long gone… By […]

Jury Awards Texas Family $2.9M For Fracking Nuisance

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLAGE Extract from an article by Jess Davis published 23 April 2014 by LAW360 under the headline: “Jury Awards Texas Family $2.9M For Fracking Nuisance Claim” Law360, Dallas (April 22, 2014, 5:25 PM ET) — A Texas jury on Tuesday awarded $2.925 million to a family who alleged they suffered health […]

Fracking earthquakes

Extract from an article by Carey Gillam published by Reuters, 5 April 2014, under the headline: Series of small earthquakes rock Oklahoma in record seismic activity (Reuters) – Earthquakes rattled residents in Oklahoma on Saturday, the latest in a series that have put the state on track for record quake activity this year, which some […]

US now pumping 10 percent of the world’s crude

Extracts from an article by Emily Pickrell published 26 March 2014 by fuelfix HOUSTON — Boosted by the galloping pace of tight oil operations, the United States produced a tenth of the world’s oil at the end of last year, the Energy Information Administration reports. The shale boom has given the U.S. a production rate […]

‘Orphan’ oil wells warning for fracking

By James Morgan Science reporter, BBC News 24 March 2014 Plans to expand shale gas “fracking” in the UK must learn from leaks and poor monitoring at existing onshore oil and gas sites, scientists say. A review of 2,152 wells drilled from 1902-2013 found up to 100 “orphaned” wells for which no firm is responsible. […]

The People vs Shell: Frack off

Extracts from an article by Staci Matlock published on 11 March 2014 by The New Mexican under the headline: “Land grant group joins Mora fight against oil drilling” The Mora Land Grant association has come down on the side of the Mora County Commission in a fight against the Royal Dutch Shell oil company and […]

Sasol ‘eyes Shell Karoo acreage’

Extracts from an article by Eoin O’Cinneide published by upstream online.com South African petrochemicals giant Sasol is eyeing some of Shell’s shale gas acreage in the country’s Karoo basin… “We are really interested in what is going in the Shell block and would love to farm in or take a piece of it,” Reuters quoted Sasol chief […]

Shell/Exxon Mobil puts Ukraine gas prospect on hold

Extract from an article by Jim Landers published on 5 March 2014 by The Dallas Morning News Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell are heading a group selected in 2012 to explore for gas off Ukraine’s western Black Sea coast in an area called Skifska. Negotiations on a production-sharing agreement with the Ukrainian government were […]

Shell halts work on Pierre River oil sands mine in northern Alberta

Jeff Lewis | February 12, 2014 5:18 PM ET CALGARY – Royal Dutch Shell PLC told regulators it is halting work on its Pierre River mine in northern Alberta’s oil sands and that it has no idea when it may revive the blueprints. The Hague-based company this year cancelled plans to drill in Alaska’s Arctic and […]