I’ve recently learned that a Kate Smith is about to become Director of the Americas Department at the FCO. Would this by any chance be the same Kate Smith who moved from the FCO to Shell in 2008 as head of UK government relations? Is there any word of that Kate Smith (for it must […]
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A version of this article will appear in print on February 4, 2011, in The International Herald Tribune. By JULIA WERDIGIER LONDON Royal Dutch Shell said Thursday that its earnings had more than tripled in the fourth quarter because of higher oil and gas prices, and as investments in new projects started to pay […]
It is clear from these cables that Royal Dutch Shell has the Dutch government in their hip pocket. No surprise there, the Queen must get her dividends. Royal Dutch Shell management apparently thinks it has so much influence it can dictate foreign policy matters to ALL of the G8 governments? Isn’t that a revelation. Maybe […]
*CORPORATE TERRORISM AGAINST A FORMER SHELL EMPLOYEE *ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NAZI SECRETS EXPOSED *INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT: GALE NORTON, SHELL SCANDAL *Shell employee guinea pigs in study of carcinogenic properties *1000?s of Shell workers asked to reapply for their own jobs *SEX, DRUGS & CORRUPTION IN USA SPONSORED BY SHELL *ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NIGERIAN CORRUPTION SCANDAL […]
By John Donovan Although their names have been redacted, it appears from this report that John Hofmeister and Malcolm Brinded were both directly involved in negotiations/discussions with Gale Norton? If the issue of Shell corruption is raised, based on our knowledge, there is always a good chance that Mr Big Brain, No Scruples Brinded will […]
We provided the results of our investigation to the U.S. Department of Justice, which declined criminal prosecution.
Determination from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE)
The Office of Inspector General concluded an investigation based on a complaint that Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) received preferential treatment during the awarding of oil shale Research, Development, and Demonstration (RDD) leases in 2005 and 2006 by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Since former Secretary Gale Norton subsequently secured employment with Shell, we expanded our investigation to consider her involvement…
“Ms. Norton was under investigation because there was (and still is) the ‘stench’ of corruption in the air regarding her conduct as DoI Secretary and the awarding of leases to Shell, followed by her eventual employment with Shell. Her departure from Shell indicates that Shell had no ‘further’ need for her services, and that she […]
Photograph of senior Shell official Richard Wiseman, right, was kindly offered and supplied by him for display on this website.This happened when he was still fond of us. LEAFLET DISTRIBUTED TO SHELL EMPLOYEES AT THE SHELL CENTRE LONDON TODAY, MONDAY 13 DECEMBER 2010 As notified in advance to Mr Richard Wiseman, Chief Ethics & Compliance […]
By Siobhan Hughes Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES: DECEMBER 12, 2010, 7:56 P.M. ET WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–Former U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton lashed out days after an inspector general’s report found “no conclusive evidence” that she had broken federal conflict-of-interest laws when she accepted a job at Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) after leaving her post […]
Ian Fraser 12 Dec 2010 Scotlands largest pension fund is considering disinvesting in Royal Bank of Scotland shares over concerns about poor environmental, social and corporate governance at the Edinburgh-based bank. Strathclyde, which signed the UN Principles of Responsible Investment in 2008, is also considering disinvesting in other companies including Gazprom, Petrobras, General Dynamics, […]
DECEMBER 10, 2010 By Stephen Power and Siobhan Hughes WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The federal agency that controls oil and natural gas production on U.S.-owned land “appeared to give preferential treatment” to Royal Dutch Shell PLC when the company was pursuing leases to drill on tracts of government-owned land in the western U.S. in 2005 and 2006, […]
It sounds like Secretary Norton was earning her salary from Shell even before they put her on the payroll, The Justice Department declined to file charges against Gale Norton. By DAN BERMAN | 12/10/10 6:15 PM EST Updated: 12/10/10 7:12 PM EST The Justice Department has declined to file charges against former Interior Secretary Gale […]
FROM A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF SHELL OIL USA No matter your opinion about Wiki-leaks and the founder of that organization, there is little doubt that the latest revelations regarding the degree of infiltration of Royal Dutch Shell into the Nigerian government have been potentially a great service to the people of Nigeria. The release of […]
ft.com/energysource Next week, the person in the hotseat will be Peter Voser, the boss of one of the worlds biggest oil companies, Shell. This is your chance to ask him anything you want, from the controversy surrounding oil sands, to why Shell thinks gas is so important, to the prospects for drilling in the Gulf […]
Article by a former employee of Shell Oil USA UPDATED WITH COMMENTS AND MORE INFORMATION December 4, 2010 I would like to point out that Shell Oil USA (and other operators) safely drilled a number of exploratory wells in the Arctic waters of offshore Alaska in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s without mishap. These wells […]
Gale Norton “sent a clear message: the priority was more drilling first, safety second,” Waxman said. Associated Press Published July 20, 2010 WASHINGTON Two former Interior secretaries told Congress Tuesday they did not anticipate an accident as large as the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But Gale Norton and Dirk Kempthorne say […]
U.S. goverment was repeatedly warned blowout preventers (BOPs) used on offshore wells were unreliable
On multiple occasions, reports prepared for the Minerals Management Service (MMS) warned that the blowout preventers (BOPs) used on offshore wells were unreliable. The Department never acted on these warnings. THE HUFFINGTON POST Interior Secretaries Under Bush And Obama Exposed By House Panel For Lax Oversight Of Oil Drilling 07-20-10 A tough new memo from […]
By Andrew Restuccia 7/20/10 12:52 PM Former Interior Department Secretary Gale Norton told a congressional panel today that the department, under her tenure, saw its relationship with the oil industry when permitting and licensing offshore drilling projects as one of mutual problem solving. Nortons remarks came during a House Energy & Commerce Committee joint-subcommittee hearing […]
THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY By Peter H. Stone | July 09, 2010 A Justice Department probe into whether former Interior Secretary Gale Norton (right) illegally gave preferential treatment to Royal Dutch Shell Group, which later hired her for an executive job, is expected to end soon without any charges, say sources familiar with the […]
“It would indeed be ironic if the resources of one investigative arm of the U.S. government has been used by Shell in an attempt to impede the Shell/Gale Norton corruption investigation being carried out by another investigative arm of the U.S. government.” By John Donovan In December 2009, following an analysis of Shell internal communications […]
In a separate investigation, the Department of Justice is looking at whether former Interior Secretary Gale Norton used her position to steer three of the leases issued in 2007 to Royal Dutch Shell PLC, her employer after she left the federal government.
THE HUFFINGTON POST: Colorado’s Top 5 Scandals of 2009 Luis Toro: Director, Colorado Ethics Watch Posted: January 8, 2010 10:20 AM Gale Norton’s Questionable Oil Industry Work: In September 2009 the Department of Justice issued subpoenas as part of an investigation into Bush administration Interior Secretary and former Colorado Attorney General Gale Norton. The Department […]
He declined to say whether Shell is cooperating with a Justice Department investigation of allegations of corruption involving former U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton, saying that’s a matter for Shell’s management team.
SEX, DRUGS & CORRUPTION SPONSORED BY SHELL By John Donovan of royaldutchshellplc.com: October 2009 Shell senior management pretends that it stands resolutely behind the anti-corruption pledges in the Shell General Business Principles. This scandal had it all; bribes, drugs, sex and oil. As can be seen from the supporting evidence and articles below, Shell was […]
Denver Post Greene: Integrity breaks new ground at Interior Department By Susan Greene Denver Post Columnist Posted: 10/22/2009 01:00:00 AM MDT It takes a special something to become the first and only member of George W. Bush’s Cabinet investigated formally for criminal corruption. That distinction goes to Colorado’s own Gale Norton. I write not to inflict […]
The Department of Justice already has launched a probe into whether Bush’s Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton used her position to steer three of the six potentially lucrative oil leases to Royal Dutch Shell PLC, the company she works for now.
On Jan. 15–days before President Barack Obama took office–the Interior Department offered exclusive “lucrative benefits” to six oil-shale lease holders in a way that raised “serious concerns,” Mr. Salazar wrote in a letter to the Interior Department’s inspector general. Three of those leases are held by a unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC for parcels in Colorado.