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Detoxifying Shell’s online image: Possible or Impossible? 

By John Donovan  Royal Dutch Shell has appointed Possible as its global digital agency, starting with corporate brand work. Seems a safe assumption that one important aspect will be an attempt to detoxify the reputation of Shell, which has recently agreed to pay huge settlements of litigation arising from environmental pollution in Nigeria and the […]

What Shell’s Settlement of Environmental Pollution in Ogoni Means

An article by guest contributor Ben Ikari The recent settlement by $hell Petroleum Development Company of $83.5 million to the Ogoni community of Bodo, as out-of-court compensation in the United Kingdom, for two oil spills caused by company’s negligence in 2008, is a sign of hope. It is a welcome development in the Ogoni struggle […]

Niger delta communities to sue Shell in London

From an article by John Vidal published by The Guardian on Wed 7 Jan 2015 under the headline: “Niger delta communities to sue Shell in London for oil spill compensation” Niger delta communities hit by oil spills will bypass Nigerian courts and try to sue Shell and other oil companies in London following the £55m […]

Shell settles Nigerian oil spills claim for $83.5 million

An AFP article published 7 Jan 2015 by Mail Online under the headline: “Shell strikes Nigerian oil spills compensation deal” Royal Dutch Shell has agreed a multi-million-dollar settlement to compensate 15,600 Nigerian fishermen over two serious oil spills in 2008 after a three-year legal battle, both parties announced Wednesday. The Anglo-Dutch energy giant’s Nigerian arm […]

Rail chaos at Finsbury Park: Trusting ex Shell executives to run a railway network?

(THE ABOVE SCREENSHOT IS FROM AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT PUBLISHED SUNDAY 28 DEC 2014) ARTICLE BY BILL CAMPBELL, RETIRED HSE GROUP AUDITOR, SHELL INTERNATIONAL Could you really trust ex Shell executives to run a railway network? In the usual manner *TFA Malcolm the Tank Engine arranged for his apprentice Marc Carne to take over as […]

Big Oil’s $3 Billion Homage to Nazi War Criminal

The biggest vessel in the world, the Pieter Schelte (above) has been built by Daewoo in South Korea. Swiss company Allseas commissioned the building of the huge $1.7bn ship. Both the legs and main structure of a rig can be moved simultaneously (shown in illustration) Article by Eamonn Fingleton published by Forbes.com: 20 December 2014 Big […]

Evil repercussions of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum U.S. Supreme Court Decision

Plaintiff Esther Kiobel (L) joins a protest against Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington October 1, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron By John Donovan Yesterday, Reuters published an article about the legal repercussions in the USA from the landmark decision in 2013 by the U.S. Supreme Court in the famed Kiobel v. […]

Shell’s Unloved Business Principles

By John Donovan I have published a number of articles highlighting the fact that Shell appears to have no regard at all for its own claimed business principles displayed on the Internet, which have not been signed/endorsed by the current CEO Ben van Beurden.  Shell’s disdain for its governing constitution, Shell Business Principles CEO Ben van […]

Worst Shell oil spill into Niger Delta for years

COMMENT RECEIVED ON THIS REUTERS ARTICLE FROM A REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR: Shell says the leak was the result of attempted theft…and the leak occurred seven or eight miles from the shore? I guess the oil thieves are now using submarines….. Reuters report December 03, 2014 Thousands of Barrels of Shell Oil Spill Into Niger Delta BONNY […]

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden audience with corrupt despot, the Sultan of Brunei

By John Donovan Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden had “an audience” on Tuesday with the head of the corrupt, seedy Brunei Royal Family, the Sultan of Brunei, who once accepted a $500,000 wedding gift (bribe) from Royal Dutch Shell. In April he went ahead, despite international opposition, with his plans to introduce […]

Shell blocking Canadian transparency/anti-corruption initiative?

By John Donovan The Globe and Mail newspaper in Canada has published an article by Alan Detheridge, a former Royal Dutch Shell senior executive. A Vice President of Shell Canada when he left the company after 30 years. He must have known the company very well after all that time. If I have not misunderstood […]