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Greenpeace campaigners considering protest at new Sevenoaks Waitrose

Extract from an article by Alex Drury published 14 April 2014 by Sevenoaks Chronicle Sara Ayech, the pressure group’s Arctic campaign spokesman told the Chronicle: “In 2012 Waitrose put a halt to plans to build stores on Shell forecourts. By partnering with Shell, Waitrose is endorsing Shell’s destructive quest for Arctic oil.” FULL ARTICLE

Waitrose-Shell partnership angers Greenpeace

Extract from an article by Guy Montague-Jones published 05 April 2014 by The Grocer under the headline: Waitrose-Shell partnership extension with four new stores angers Greenpeace Waitrose is extending its controversial partnership with Shell by opening four new stores at petrol stations… FULL ARTICLE

Reputational damage from Shell Brent Spar episode

Extracts from an article by Dr Roger Barker published 26 March 2014 by realbusiness.co.uk under the headline: How to balance your director duties with stakeholder management …the pursuit of “corporate wealth” should not be about generating a “fast buck” for shareholders but should also take into account the impact of a business’s activities on other […]

Mark Moody-Stuart: ‘Dine with the devil’ or lose your influence

Extracts from an article by Oliver Balch published on Wednesday 5 March 2014 by The Guardian For Elizabeth II, it was 1992. For Juan Carlos I, 2007. In the case of Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, former chair of oil giant Shell, his annus horribilis came in 1995. Crisis number one arrived in the shape of Brent […]

Shell’s grubby deal

Natural Environment Research Council inks controversial research partnership with Shell Greenpeace brands Memorandum of Understanding a “grubby deal diverting public money into the pockets of the world’s largest corporation” By James Murray: 10 Feb 2014 The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shell that will see the publicly […]

UK environmental science: In association with Shell

The Natural Environment Research Council signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ with Shell. You should be disturbed by this Workers subcontracted by Shell clean up an oil spill from an abandoned well in Oloibiri Town, Nigeria. Photograph: Ed Kashi/Corbis Posted by Alice Bell: Friday 7 February 2014 15.19 GMT theguardian.com Today, the Natural Environment Research Council (Nerc) signed […]

Oil drilling on US Arctic coast put on ice

Oil companies’ rush to find reserves off Alaska’s Arctic shores suffered a setback on Thursday after Shell said it would suspend its operations in the region — and possibly withdraw for good. “We will not drill in Alaska in 2014, and we are reviewing our options there,” Shell CEO Ben van Beurden told reporters in […]

Shell shelves plan to drill in Alaskan Arctic this summer

“The company has spent huge amounts of time and money on a project that has delivered nothing apart from bad publicity and a reputation for incompetence. The only wise decision at this point is for Mr. Van Beurden to cut his company’s losses and scrap any future plans to drill in the remote Arctic ocean.” […]

Controversy over Shell/Gazprom £4 million gifts to Cambridge University

Graphic from the remarkable Guardian newspaper article: Unloveable Shell, the goddess of oil (Click on image to enlarge): Sub-headline: For a century, Shell has explored the Earth to make our lives more comfortable, But in its wake, says Andrew Rowell, lies a trail of corruption, despoliation and death The University of Cambridge has come under […]

Arctic Ocean oil drilling opponents win appeal

SEATTLE — The U.S. government violated the law when it opened millions of acres of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, possibly delaying plans by companies such as Royal Dutch Shell to drill off the northwest coast of Alaska in the near future. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court […]

Green Groups Call Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plan Incomplete

Law360, Los Angeles (January 10, 2014, 6:30 PM ET) — The Alaska Wilderness League, Greenpeace and other conservation groups told the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Thursday that Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc.’s revised exploration plan for the Chukchi Sea was incomplete and flawed. Access to full article subject […]

Greenland explores Arctic mineral riches amid fears for pristine region

The move comes as BP and Shell join others exploring for oil and gas in the pristine waters off Greenland, as concerns grow that the wave of industrialisation in the region will damage the pristine environment. London Mining’s £1.5bn iron ore mine and new oil drilling licences for BP and Shell spark concern for environment Terry Macalister […]

Russia starts pumping oil at Arctic rig raided by Greenpeace

MOSCOW – Russia’s state-held energy giant Gazprom said Friday it had launched production at an Arctic oil rig raided in September by 30 Greenpeace activists whom the authorities later detained for two months. The Japan Times Dec 21, 2013 MOSCOW – Russia’s state-held energy giant Gazprom said Friday it had launched production at an Arctic […]

Putin offers surprise pardon to Khodorkovsy, Pussy Riot, Shell 30

19 December 2013 In a surprise move, Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is to pardon his political arch-enemy, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who has been imprisoned for the last 10 years. Putin’s amnesty bill has been approved by parliament, and includes pardons for Pussy Riot and the Shell 30 environmental protesters. FULL ARTICLE