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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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Shell and Eni Struggle To Control Oil Spills In Nigeria

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN Published: Mar 20, 2015 at 9:35 am EST As reported by Bloomberg, Amnesty International has indicated that Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) and Eni SpA (ADR) (NYSE:E) are finding it difficult to control the oil spills in Nigeria. Amnesty International asserted that both companies have been involved in over 550 oil […]

SPDC Completes Sale of Oil Mining Lease 18 in Nigeria

Cautionary note: Shell has a track record in Nigeria of repeated oil spills; toxic gas flaring without end; arming police thugs; hiring militant gang leaders; hanging Nigerian campaigners while in bed with one particularly despotic regime; paying bribes to corrupt Nigerian government ministers and infiltrating spies into the Nigerian government. THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – The Shell Petroleum Development […]

A new mis-selling scandal? Budget home insurance mis-sold under the name of prestige brands? 

By John Donovan You only have to Google “mis-selling scandals” to see how the UK public have been conned by a variety of mis-selling schemes. The most prominent being mis-sold PPI.  I have stumbled across what appears to be another candidate for a flood of mis-selling claims.  I refer to Home Insurance/Home Assistance Insurance Policies […]

850 jobs at stake in Shell Cyberjaya

KUALA LUMPUR, March 17, 2015:  Around 850 jobs could be at stake at Shell offices in Cyberjaya as the Anglo-Dutch oil major consolidates its IT functions at a new base in Bangalore, India. While no decision has yet been made, a senior officer dropped this bombshell during a town hall meeting with staff in Cyberjaya […]

Special relationship between a Shell oil executive and a Government Minister contributed to offshore deaths?

Love hurts: How a special relationship between a Shell oil executive and a Government Minister contributed to offshore deaths  SELF-EXPLANATORY EMAIL FROM JOHN DONOVAN TO BARONESS HELEN LIDDELL:  From: John Donovan  Subject: THE EMAIL YOU RECEIVED FROM MR BILL CAMPBELL Date: 9 March 2015 22:50:38 GMT Cc: Campbell <Cambell To: [email protected] Dear Baroness Liddell, I understand […]

Shell reports on plans for Arctic drilling

Article by Carey Restino published 13 March 2015 by The Bristol Bay Times “After 2012, every aspect of our plan is under a microscope and every aspect is carefully monitored, including the impact on marine mammals,” Leaders from southwest Alaska were briefed last week on Shell Oil’s plans for the 2015 season, hearing how the […]

How Big Oil Is Profiting From the Slump

From an article by Javier Blas published 12 March 2015 by Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — Europe’s largest oil companies are gaining support from an unlikely source as they confront the industry’s worst slump since the financial crisis: lower oil prices. Although better known for their oil fields, refineries, and petrol stations, BP Plc, Royal Dutch Shell […]

Email to John Donovan from the Irish Justice Minister

CORRUPTION SURROUNDING THE CORRIB GAS PROJECT IN IRELAND By John Donovan Today, apparently by co-incidence, I received an email sent to me on behalf of the Irish Justice Minister, Ms Frances Fitzgerald, T.D. (Photo) It was only yesterday that I posted an article on the above subject after a long break in coverage. The email from the […]

SHELL AGM 2015: IRISH POLICE ALCOHOL BILL ON THE AGENDA

JOHN DONOVAN EMAIL TO MR MICHIEL BRANDJES, COMPANY SECRETARY AND GENERAL COUNSEL CORPORATE, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC On 3 Mar 2015, at 23:40, John Donovan wrote: Dear Mr Brandjes Several months ago, I publicly accused OSSL directors of bombarding Shell with blackmail demands for two years over the Shell sponsored corruption scandal in Ireland. OSSL […]

Police block striking refinery workers from entering Shell Houston HQ

REUTERS ARTICLE PUBLISHED FRIDAY 6 MARCH 2015 Police block striking refinery workers from entering Shell Houston HQ (Reuters) – Police blocked several hundred striking laborers from entering Shell Oil Co’s downtown Houston headquarters during a protest on Friday to demand a new labor contract for U.S. refinery workers. Officers quickly moved to guard entrances to […]

Working for Shell didn’t stop me having morals or accepting climate change, says Mark Moody-Stuart

By John Donovan The Guardian has published another article by former Royal Dutch Shell Group Chairman, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart. He is apparently attempting to deal with the recent suggestion by Jonathan Porritt  that oil company employees should conducer quitting their jobs on moral grounds. Sir Mark says that working for Shell didn’t stop him from […]

More Steelworkers Cross Picket Lines as Refinery Strike Drags on

Article by Zain Shauk published 4 March 2015 by Bloomberg.com More Steelworkers Cross Picket Lines as Refinery Strike Drags on (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc said more than 20 percent of about 800 union workers at its Deer Park refinery in Texas have crossed picket lines, undermining a strike that has entered its second month. […]

NPD investigates shooting at Motiva supervisor’s home

By JohnDonovan Several months ago we published an article about certain events at the Shell-Motiva Norco site in Louisiana involving alleged victimisation of employees: VICTIMIZATION OF EMPLOYEES RAMPANT AT SHELL-MOTIVA NORCO SITE Here is another article involving a Motiva Supervisor, this time published by beaumontenterprise.com:  NPD investigates shooting at Motiva supervisor’s home By Manuella Libardi: Published 4:03 pm, Monday, March 2, 2015 […]

Lawsuit challenges Port of Seattle lease for Shell Arctic drilling fleet

Posted by Chris Klint, Senior Digital Producer, [email protected]: Mar 02, 2015 ANCHORAGE – An array of Washington-based environmental groups has sued the Port of Seattle over a leasing agreement to host Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling fleet, claiming the deal was negotiated in secret and may pollute the port. Shell contractor Foss Maritime received a two-year lease, […]

SAKHALIN2: How many billions of dollars did Shell lose in Russian annexation?

Chris Finlayson representing Shell and Alexander Medvedev, Gazprom’s Vice Chairman By John Donovan Royal Dutch Shell executive Chris Finlayson held a leadership position in Shell’s Sakhalin II project in Russia from September 2005 to September 2009. The venture was described as “the Mother of all Projects” by the Financial Times. When Finlayson joined the Sakhalin […]

Oil Industry Blasts Latest Rules For Arctic Drilling

This article was written by Oilprice.com , the leading provider of energy news in the world. Oil Industry Blasts Latest Rules For Arctic Drilling The energy industry has been quick to criticize the Obama Administration’s proposed regulations for exploratory drilling in the US Arctic Ocean, calling them “unnecessarily burdensome.” The Interior Department proposed Feb. 20 its […]

Shell Replaced Only 26% Of Its Produced Reserves In 2014

From an article by Zoltan Ban published 23 Feb 2015 by Seeking Alpha under the headline: Shell Replaced Only 26% Of Its Produced Reserves In 2014 Summary Shell replaced only 26% of its produced reserves in 2014. The three year average rate of reserve replacement is 67%. Even with potential for growth in the downstream, […]

News suppression allegations made by Peter Oborne

By John Donovan The Sunday Times has today published a whole page news story under the headline: “READ ALL ABOUT IT” The article is focused on sensational allegations by Peter Oborne, who has just resigned as the Chief Political Commentator of The Daily Telegraph. The Sunday Times is understandably delighted to have a poke at […]

Plea to Shell from students of the International School of the Stockholm Region

Plea to Shell from students of the International School of the Stockholm Region  COPY OF AN EMAIL SENT TO MICHIEL BRANDJES, JOHN DONOVAN AND OTHERS Dear Shell, We are students from the International School of the Stockholm Region and we are writing to express our concern about how your company is affecting our environment. Each year […]

The credibility of Royal Dutch Shell oil demand forecasts

By John Donovan Forecasts of future oil demand and oil prices made by Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden have been widely reported. See syndicated Reuters article. He is not exactly a disinterested independent observer, as his personal income and the well-being and profitability of the oil company he leads, depends on these issues. […]

Successful campaign to change the name of worlds biggest ship, Pieter Schelte

The campaign waged on this website to persuade Edward Heerema to rename the worlds biggest ship, The Pieter Schelte – which he named after his late father, Pieter Schelte Heerema, a former Officer in the German Waffen-SS – has been successful. On Friday 6 February 2015, Allseas announced that it was changing the ships name, […]

Man’s fight to change ship’s Nazi-linked name succeeds

Daily Gazette 12 February 2015 Man’s fight to change ship’s Nazi-linked name succeeds John Donovan, 67, of Colchester, launched an online petition calling for the vessel, the world’s largest crane ship, to be re-named. The 403,342 gross tonne vessel had been named by the owner The Pieter Schelte after his father. He was a Dutch […]

Man’s fight to change ship’s Nazi-linked name (Pieter Schelte) succeeds

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE (SUBJECT TO BROWSER) Daily Gazette 11 FEB 2015 Man’s fight to change ship’s Nazi-linked name (Pieter Schelte) succeeds Like this:Like Loading…