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BVB Personal Journey? Was it to a bank or a casino?

By John Donovan Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden claims that he has been on a personal journey in relation to authorising Shell’s latest Arctic gamble. All due credit for the courage needed to take such a huge risk. The same applies to Shell’s takeover of the BG Group and the alliance with the corrupt […]

Shell Arctic drilling ‘risky’ – ex-BP boss Lord Browne

By Roger Harrabin: BBC environment analyst: 12 August 2015 Drilling for oil in the Arctic may harm Shell’s reputation and cost it dear, the former BP boss Lord Browne has said. Shell has just started preliminary drilling in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea after several setbacks. The firm’s CEO Ben van Beurden said he had gone on […]

Ross Hunter – a curious choice to count the beans at Royal Dutch Shell Plc?

Strange article in the Prufrock column of The Sunday Times published 2nd August 2015 KEEPING the books for a £200bn behemoth is an endlessly taxing task. Just ask Simon Henry, Royal Dutch Spell’s finance director, who last week unveiled a plunge in profits of almost 40%. Thankfully, he can call on exemplary advice to help keep track of […]

August Off To A Shaky Start For Oil Markets

By Evan Kelly: Tue, 04 August 2015 August started off on a dour note for crude oil, with prices tanking by around 5 percent on August 3. A slew of negative news from around the world weighed on prices. The Greek stock market plummeted on the first day of trading after being closed for five weeks. […]

Dedicated to exposing Shell’s dark side

GRAPHIC KINDLY SUPPLIED BY SHELL IRISH POLICE CORRUPTION WHISTLEBLOWER, OSSL (COPS WERE GIVEN OVER €30,000 WORTH OF FREE ALCOHOL ON SHELL’S ORDERS – AS WAS RECENTLY TESTIFIED UNDER OATH BY TWO OSSL DIRECTORS IN OPEN COURT) Corporate Social Responsibility in the Digital Age: v.7 (Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility) By Ana Adi, Georgiana Grigore, […]

Help offered to Disinfect Shell’s Soiled Reputation

By John Donovan Because of our domain name, many people wrongly gain the impression that this is a Shell website.   I can only guess they have not studied the site very carefully. This misunderstanding generates emails meant for Shell every day (including job applications). Yesterday we received an email from an irate American microbiologist (name and […]

Simon Henry sells £423,400 ($660,736.58) worth of stock in Royal Dutch Shell Plc

Chief Financial Officer Simon Henry sold 20,000 shares of Royal Dutch Shell Plc stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 2,117 ($33.04), for a total transaction of £423,400 ($660,736.58). Simon knows more than we do about Shell’s ill-fated 2015 Arctic Drilling campaign.   The cost […]

THEIR ROYAL HEILNESSES

Shell flotilla begins assembling in Dutch Harbor

BY TIM BRADNER, ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE: 24 June 2015 “Once again, Shell is up to their old tricks, deliberately ignoring federal regulations. We urge President Obama to cancel Shell’s lease and prevent them from drilling in the Chukchi Sea,” Dutch Harbor will be busy in the next couple of weeks as Shell’s Arctic drill […]

Former Shell exec Engelhardt Robbe now ruining Dutch rail

By John Donovan Just over 9 years ago, a Shell insider sent us a Shell internal email circulated on behalf of a then senior finance man at Shell, Engelhardt Robbe. The description given by the insider is self-explanatory. From a Shell Insider Dear Alfred When I saw this one I thought this was a joke, trying […]

Ann Pickard, Shell VP for Arctic drilling, is not a safe pair of hands

“Having got its corporate fingers burnt once already, it is simply astonishing that the fate of Shell’s resurrected Arctic drilling campaign is being entrusted by Shell and President Obama to such an incompetent, unscrupulous individual, as Ann Pickard.” By John Donovan Ann Pickard replaced David Lawrence as Shell VP for the Arctic after Shell’s 2012 disastrous Arctic drilling fiasco, aptly described […]

AramcoShell.com: one of the most valuable domain names in the world?

Aramco Shell .com By John Donovan I own and operate many Shell related domain names including, for example, RoyalDutchShellPlc.com and RoyalDutchShellGroup.com, both of which Shell International unsuccessfully attempted to seize 10 years ago in proceedings via The World Intellectual Property Organisation. Depending on reaction to this article, I may put one of my domain names […]

Sultan of Oman Spying On Shell

By John Donovan Interesting to read the allegations that the Sultan of Oman’s intelligence services are spying on Shell. More specifically, the local operations of Shell involving the JV company, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). This information is unsurprising given the content of leaked secret cables from the US Embassy in Muscat published by WikiLeaks in December 2010, suggesting a degree […]

Protesters in Seattle to take on Shell Arctic oil drilling plans

SEATTLE | BY VICTORIA CAVALIERE Commodities | Sat May 16, 2015 12:00pm BST Hundreds of activists, many in boats and kayaks, were gearing up on Saturday to protest plans to store two Royal Dutch Shell drilling rigs in Seattle’s waterfront before the oil giant resumes Arctic oil exploration this summer. Environmental groups have vowed to […]

Shell facing stiff Seattle opposition

Article by Daniel J. Graeber published May 15, 2015 by UPI. Shell facing stiff Seattle opposition SEATTLE, May 15 (UPI) — Though Shell may drill in Alaska’s arctic waters no matter how many protests are held, a Seattle organizer said the company can be cast in a bad light. Seattle organizers are planning weekend protests against Shell’s […]

ARCTIC ALARM BELLS: SHELL KICKS OUT 60 WORKERS IN HOLLAND FOR DRUG USE

By John Donovan Royal Dutch Shell has expelled 60 workers from a Dutch chemical plant after workers were caught using drugs. The Shell Moerdijk plant in the Netherlands makes chemical products from petroleum. It employs over 800 employees and over 500 contractors. It is one of the largest chemical complexes in Europe.  Last October I […]

Petrobras scandal looms large in Shell’s plan to buy BG Group

As Royal Dutch Shell seeks to finalise its £55bn takeover of smaller UK-based rival BG Group, it will be closely watching the situation at Petrobras, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company that is engulfed in scandal. FULL ARTICLE WITH WORKING LINKS

Letting Shell drill in Arctic could lead to catastrophic oil spill, experts warn

Letting Shell drill in Arctic could lead to catastrophic oil spill, experts warn Unforgiving conditions in the Arctic’s icy waters not only make the chances of a spill likely, the complete lack of infrastructure in place to deal with a potential disaster means the consequences of the move could be calamitous, environmental activists and experts […]

Shell’s involvement with treating UK workers like slaves?

Shell Station, Timperly, Manchester Shell’s involvement with treating workers like slaves? EMAIL RECEIVED FROM A SHELL CUSTOMER Hi, I am a Shell customer and live basically 50 yards to my nearest garage. I use my Shell points card and only buy Shell diesel. Everyday I pass the garage above going to my gym. The garage […]

10th Anniversary of Domain Name Win Over Shell

10th Anniversary of Spectacular Domain Name Win Over Shell By John Donovan Ten years ago, in May 2005, Shell International Petroleum Company Limited served proceedings in New York against my late father Alfred Donovan, via The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in an attempt to seize the top level (.com) domain name for its newly […]

US CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST SHELL AND OTHERS FOR OIL PRICE FIXING

(NOW UPDATED WITH 98 PAGE DOCUMENT FILED 24 APRIL 2015 WITH THE U.S. COURTS) A 194 page Complaint filed in the US Courts two months ago confirms that investigations are underway by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the EU Commission and the UK Serious Fraud Office into an alleged oil price-fixing conspiracy involving Shell, BP, […]

Fat cat bosses enjoy a £350,000 pay rise with Royal Dutch Shell chief the top earner on £19.5m

EXTRACTS FROM MIRROR NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: 29 APRIL 2015 Fat cat bosses enjoy a £350,000 pay rise with Royal Dutch Shell chief the top earner on £19.5m Fat-cat bosses at Britain’s biggest firms saw their pay and perks surge by an average of £350,000 last year. Topping the list from the group is Royal Dutch Shell […]

Will Royal Dutch Shell Be Able To Successfully Integrate BG Group plc In Its Fold?

Bidness Etc takes a look at challenge facing Shell as it incorporates BG Group in its fold By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Apr 27, 2015 at 1:45 pm EST Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE: RDS.A) $70 billion acquisition of BG Group plc (ADR) (OTCMKTS: BRGYY) is a first of such magnitude for the Hague-based oil company. […]

Shell Pensioners Revolt

By John Donovan Trouble is brewing for Shell in the UK as Shell pensioners revolt against the proposed change of name of their association. The “Shell Pensioners’ Association” (SPA) is open to all Shell pensioners in the UK and arranges a raft of social and other events through its Branch network. It also publishes a […]

Whistleblower news relevant to Shell USA employees

SEC Hits Back At KBR And Other Corporate Bullies Who Threaten Whistleblowers By John Donovan If a Shell employee, contractor or supplier wants to blow the whistle on alleged misdeeds, they can contact the Shell Global Helpline and risk retaliation, or go to the appropriate external authority. In either event, there may be protection under whistleblower law in some countries, […]

Another can of worms for Shell

By John Donovan The lid on the corruption scandal in Ireland involving a “Mr Fix” company OSSL, its client Shell E&P Ireland, and various recipients of Shell’s generous bribes distributed by OSSL, keeps coming off.  Recipients have included senior Irish Police Officers, who took delivery of £30,000 of free alcohol kindly supplied by Shell.  One […]

Another sudden high level departure from Shell surrounded by intrigue

By John Donovan Another sudden high level departure from Royal Dutch Shell PLC surrounded by intrigue Andrew Longden,  Executive VP of Treasury and Corporate Finance of Royal Dutch Shell Plc is departing the company in June, in unexplained circumstances.  *In November 2003, Mr. Longden joined Shell as its Group Treasurer, with overall responsibility for treasury, risk […]

Do you have grounds for a lawsuit against Shell? Have you, your firm or family been cheated or injured by Shell?

If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, then you may find this article by John Donovan to be of interest… The first difficulty faced by potential litigants considering suing Shell, is finding a law firm with the required resources which does not have a conflict of interest and is willing to […]

Shell/Exxon Induced Earthquakes undermine Dutch Gov Revenues

By John Donovan The Groningen gas field is a giant natural gas field located near Slochteren in Groningen province in the northeastern part of the Netherlands. Discovered in 1959, it is the largest natural gas field in Europe. It is operated by the Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij BV (NAM), a joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell […]

Shell financial support for the scandal ridden Brunei Royal Family

By John Donovan A regular contributor, a retired Shell executive, having spotted the latest side bar feature on this website (focused on Shell’s relationship with the depraved Sultan of Brunei), drew my attention to the latest spectacular Brunei Royal Wedding. It took place in “the monarch’s lavish 1,788-room residential palace.” Prince Abdul Malik, the Sultan’s son and second […]

Corporate espionage: Shell Cloak and Dagger activities

By John Donovan Corporate espionage: Shell Cloak and Dagger activities spanning more than two decades – much of it directed against me  SHELL ALSO Infiltrated spies into the Nigerian government  Was responsible for covert operations against Greenpeace and other perceived enemies, using a serving secret service agent freelancing for a private spy firm closely connected […]

Shell Gas Leak

By John Donovan Yesterday lunchtime, I got a whiff of what I now know to be the Shell takeover of BG Group.  The information was unclear and my Shell related source made it plain that it was a rumour emanating from a third party, but one with “good ears” and miscellaneous contacts.  The main thrust of […]

SHELL CORRUPTION OF IRISH POLICE, AS ADMITTED BY ITS AGENT/CONTRACTOR: OSSL

Photo: John Donovan: Co-founder Royal Dutch Shell Plc.com EMAIL FROM JOHN DONOVAN CIRCULATED TO EVERY IRISH T.D. ON 6 APRIL 2015 Response from The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission on 2 April 2015 SHELL CORRUPTION OF IRISH POLICE, AS ADMITTED BY ITS AGENT/CONTRACTOR: OSSL (£30,000 worth of free alcohol given as a Christmas Gift to Garda […]

Shelling Out Sweeteners

By John Donovan The Irish satirical website broadsheet.ie has published an extensive article about Shell sponsored corruption in Ireland involving gifts (bribes) of up to €900,000 in value.   The website has published two key items; an invoice sent to Shell E&P Ireland by its agent OSSL for £30,000 worth of alcohol supplied to named […]

Arctic drilling rights OKd for Shell Oil

Article by Jennifer A. Dlouhy published Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by sfgate.com Arctic drilling rights OKd for Shell Oil WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday reaffirmed a 2008 government auction of Arctic drilling rights over objections from environmentalists, delivering a major victory to Shell Oil Co. as it seeks to resume exploratory drilling in the […]

Third Successive Year of OSSL Pre-AGM Bombardment of Shell Underway

By John Donovan The third successive year of a pre-AGM email bombardment of Shell by its former “Mr Fixit” company in Ireland, OSSL, is fully underway. Several emails are sent every day by OSSL, not just to top executives at Shell, such as Ben van Beurden  but to the Irish Justice Minister and Senior Irish Police […]

Arctic braced for oil rush as Shell eyes return to Alaska

By Andrew Critchlow, Commodities Editor for publication in The SundayTelegraph 29 Mar 2015 under the headline: Arctic braced for oil rush as Shell eyes return to Alaska When the wreck of Royal Dutch Shell’s Kulluk drilling rig washed up on the coast of Alaska in 2012 following a storm at sea, many environmental campaigners hoped […]

Indispensable for a fair trial: an independent, impartial Judge

Indispensable for a fair trial: an independent, impartial Judge By John Donovan Last weekend, The Sunday Times devoted almost an entire double-page spread and their main editorial to a series of court cases  involving The Sunday Times that raised questions about whether judges should declare their interests. The Sunday Times was being sued for libel […]

John Donovan invited by Irish Justice Minister to provide evidence to Irish Police Ombudsman Commission

Email sent by John Donovan to Garda Slochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) 25 March 2015 SHELL CORRUPTION OF IRISH POLICE AS ADMITTED BY ITS AGENT/CONTRACTOR: OSSL Dear Sirs I attach for your information a copy of a letter dated 12 March 2015 from Ms Frances Fitzgerald, T.D., Irish Minister for Justice and Equality, addressed to Mr Bernard J Durkan […]

WORLDS BIGGEST LEAK OF STAFF DATA AFFECTED OVER 176,000 SHELL EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS

WORLDS BIGGEST LEAK OF STAFF DATA AFFECTED OVER 176,000 SHELL EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS Contact 
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