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Archbishop Tutu calls for independent inquiry into policing of Corrib gas project

South African archbishop Desmond Tutu and former United Nations assistant secretary general Denis Halliday have called for an “urgent and comprehensive” independent inquiry into the policing of the Corrib gas project. Article by Lorna Siggins published 29 March 2014 by The Irish Times South African archbishop Desmond Tutu and former United Nations assistant secretary general […]

Journalism ‘infected by corporate public relations’

As can be confirmed from the video recording, Shell was a prime target of the comment by Ed Vulliamy about journalism being infected by corporate public relations. This was in relation to the allegations made by former Shell “Mr Fixit” company, OSSL, that Shell had corrupted the Irish Police Force by giving away free alcohol […]

Irish oil/gas exploration debate

Extracts from an article by Mark Paul published by The Irish Times on 14 March 2014 under the headline: “One More Thing: Industry lobbyists plan to strike back at the slick campaign of Own Our Oil” They’re getting very strident on both sides of the oil/gas exploration debate as the review of licensing and fiscal […]

Shell Corrib Gas Project Developments

Extracts from an article by Mary Carolan published on 11 March 2014 by The Irish Times under the headline: “Judge fast-tracks hearing of Corrib gas challenge” A High Court judge yesterday granted an application from Shell E&P Ireland to fast- track the hearing of the latest legal action against the Corrib project and fixed a […]

Selection of links to Shell related articles

Selection of links to Shell related articles kindly supplied by a regular contributor Shell starts commercial US output of new motor oil made from … Hydrocarbon Processing-21 hours ago Shell refers to its novel motor oil process as PurePlus technology, a patented process of converting natural gas into a clear base oil, which is … Back in oil shale Grand Junction Sentinel-10 hours ago Shell, Chevron […]

Garda Corruption Allegations

Extracts from articles published by The Irish Times 24 February 2014 Claims on Garda corruption first made in 2008 Allegations investigated at the time by GSOC and the Gard. The Irish Times understands that some of the allegations first raised by Sgt McCabe in May 2008 are contained in a dossier compiled by Fianna Fáil […]

Shell defends handling of evacuation from Corrib gas tunnel

Shell E&P Ireland has defended its contractors’ handling of an emergency evacuation last week from the Corrib gas tunnel which is under construction in north Mayo. A section of the Corrib gas line: Shell E & P said tunnelling work on the last section of the Corrib gas pipeline was immediately suspended, as is “normal […]

Corrib gas project sees costs spiral

Gas was originally expected to flow from the field in 2003 resulting in the project likely to be 12 years behind the original schedule and the outlay will be more than four times the initial estimate of €800 million. The company driving the project, Shell E&P Ireland Ltd (SEPIL) confirmed yesterday that the Corrib Gas […]

111 complaints made against gardai in 2007/8 about Shell Corrib gas

The sharp exchanges developed during justice question time in the Dáil when Mr Wallace raised the general practices, policies and procedures of the Garda in relation to Corrib gas. Mr Wallace said: “It is within the remit of the Minister to check that tendency and to hold the Garda to account. Sadly, his track record […]

Work restarts on ¤68m tunnel to convey gas following site fatality

By Tom Shiel: 5 November 2013 After a break of almost two months, work restarted yesterday on the ¤68 million tunnel to bring natural gas inland to the Corrib gas refinery at Bellanaboy in north Mayo. The giant tunnel boring machine Fionnuala had been idle since September 8th when a German worker, Lars Wagner (26), […]

Garda Ombudsman to investigate Shell alcohol allegations

The commission confirmed to The Irish Times it had “received material” from the Garda Síochána relating to the allegations, which was forwarded to it under section 85 of the Garda Síochána Act. “Following consideration of that material, GSOC is now investigating the matter,” it said yesterday. It is understood that the material was forwarded to […]

EPA confirms Shell can still use original Corrib emissions licence

The Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that Shell E&P Ireland can fall back on the original emissions licence for the Corrib gas refinery, following this week’s quashing of a modified version of the permit in the Commercial Court. A section of the Corrib gas line at Aughoose, Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill Lorna Siggins: […]

Court ruling a setback for a project which has overrun on costs and time

Court ruling a setback for a project which has overrun on costs and time… at least nine years behind schedule… Work remains suspended on tunnelling this final section of pipeline… By Lorna Siggins: Wed, Oct 16, 2013 Shell E&P Ireland Ltd (SEPIL) has played down the significance of yesterday’s Commercial Court decision quashing an emissions […]

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 […]