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Shell backs out of Malaysian refinery business

By Jillian Ambrose: Feb 2016 Royal Dutch Shell will sell a majority stake in its Malaysian refining business as part of a strategy overhaul to combat plummeting profits. The Anglo-Dutch firm said it has agreed to sell a 51pc stake in the business for $66.3m to engineering group Malaysian Hengyuan International. The latest retreat comes alongside […]

What goes down

By Ed Crooks: January 29, 2016 The week has been a reminder that oil prices can go up as well as down. By Thursday night, Brent crude was 25 per cent higher than its low point eight days earlier. At a little under $34 per barrel, though, oil is still at a level that makes the great […]

Blundering Shell E&P Ireland Director John Egan Resigns

By John Donovan I am aware of speculation over the claimed resignation of John Egan, as a director of Shell E&P Ireland. It is, in fact, true. The proof is provided below. For a number of years, Egan has been the Communications supremo at Shell E&P Ireland, the main partner in the Corrib Gas Project, which has […]

Shell’s BG Arbitrage Fades as Investors Look Set to Back Deal

By Rakteem Katakey and Ryan Chilcote: Bloomberg.com: 25 JAN 2016 Royal Dutch Shell Plc is on the brink of completing its biggest acquisition as shareholders look set to back its purchase of BG Group Plc. Risks to the deal completing have almost disappeared. The discount of BG’s shares to the offer price narrowed to a record low of 2.2 […]

BG GROUP BEING TAKEN OVER BY A COMPANY WITH A TOXIC NAZI HISTORY: SHELL

PROOF IS PROVIDED IN THE BOOK THAT THE NAZIS ATTEMPTED TO SEIZE CONTROL OF ROYAL DUTCH SHELL. I HAVE THE PERMISSION OF THE UK NATIONAL ARCHIVE TO PUBLISH THE EVIDENCE. By John Donovan In a matter of days, I will be publishing an e-book entitled “Sir Henri Deterding and the Nazi History of Royal Dutch Shell.” […]

John Donovan

John Donovan, Co-founder Royal Dutch Shell Plc.com John Donovan has a relationship with Shell stretching back decades. He was the co-founder of a sales promotion company, Don Marketing, that worked closely with Shell on an international basis. A 30-minute video from the 1980’s featuring promotional games devised by Don Marketing for Shell can be seen […]

Shell Profit Tumbles Amid Oil Price Slump

By SARAH KENT: Jan. 20, 2016 2:40 a.m. ET LONDON— Royal Dutch Shell PLC Wednesday said its profit fell by as much as 50% in the fourth quarter compared with the same period in 2014, illustrating how the slump in oil prices is playing havoc with the energy industry. read more

Shell boss Ben van Beurden strained and nervous

By John Donovan Monday 18 Jan 2016 The Sunday Times reports that Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive, Ben van Beurden is looking strained and admits to being nervous while watching events unfold. The events no doubt being the continuing collapse in the price of oil and the related panicked reaction from some major shareholders. The world […]

Shell denies Iranian report of Tehran visit

Jan 16 2016 Royal Dutch Shell on Saturday denied a report in Iranian media that it had sent representatives to Iran ahead of the expected lifting of international sanctions. Iran’s Mehr news agency had earlier reported that Shell and French oil major Total had sent executives to Tehran, and were due to meet officials from […]

Stock Prices Sink in a Rising Ocean of Oil

It could get worse. The nuclear deal with Iran should allow the country to start exporting far more oil, once sanctions are lifted, potentially in a matter of days. Iran could add as much as 500,000 barrels a day to the global markets. Tentative progress in negotiations between warring factions in Libya, battling for control of oil […]

Oil price crash means petrol could become cheaper than bottled water

By Mehreen Khan: 14 Jan 2016 Petrol will soon cost less than bottled water as the relentless decline in oil prices sends fuel down to 86p a litre, it has been claimed. Brent crude fell to below $30 a barrel for the first time since 2004 on Wednesday evening – and has fallen by more […]

BP to Cut 4,000 Jobs as Oil Prices Continue to Fall

By STANLEY REED: A version of this article appears in print on January 13, 2016, on page B3 of the New York edition LONDON — The persistent plunge in oil prices has translated into a new round of industry job cuts. The British oil giant BP said on Tuesday it would eliminate 4,000 of the approximately […]

Is Royal Dutch Shell A Buy At 52-Week Lows?

Extracts from an article by Mihir Mehta: 11 Jan 2016 Summary Shell has had a bad start to 2016 and is trading close to its 52-week low, but investors should not consider this as an opportunity despite a strong balance sheet. Shell’s strong balance sheet is overshadowed by the fact that its gross margin has […]

Shell and BG investor who attacked £40bn tie-up will also back deal

By Andrew Trotman: 12 Jan 2016 Standard Life Investments is to use its stake in BG Group to back the oil company’s £40bn merger with Royal Dutch Shell, just days after calling the deal “value destructive”. The investment firm, which owns 2.1pc of Shell and 1.3pc of BG, plans to support the proposal at the latter’s […]

Oil Prices Slide Again, and the Bottom Is Not Yet in Sight

By JAD MOUAWAD: A version of this article appears in print on January 12, 2016, on page B1 of the New York edition The continuing collapse in commodity prices pushed oil futures still lower Monday, and analysts predicted that the slide was far from over. Oil prices fell to their lowest level in 12 years, […]

Saudi Arabia’s Giant & Secretive Oil Company, Saudi Aramco

By John Donovan Interesting to read the news today that the repressive and barbaric Saudi regime is considering publicly listing the state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco.  The headline on one such article is: “Saudi Arabia’s Giant & Secretive Oil Company May Go For IPO“ It is ironical under the circumstances that retired Royal Dutch Shell Chairman […]

REPORT CRITICAL OF SHELL OVER SWITCH IN NORTH SEA HELICOPTER FIRMS

See Air Transport Feedback No116 at www.chirp.co.uk The Confidential Human Factors Reporting Programme is critical of Shell giving helicopter operator Dancopter short notice of contract termination as they move the flying to CHC Helicopters threatening high pilot stress and a disincentive to report ill that they liken to Germanwings.  CHIRP don’t name the companies but they are discussed […]

At what point in the continuing collapse in oil prices will Shell be forced to pull out of the BG Group deal?

By John Donovan: 7 JAN 2016 The continuing collapse in the price of oil is turning into a nightmare for the board of Royal Dutch Shell Plc.  Especially for CEO Ben van Beurden and CFO Simon Henry, who have staked their reputations on completing Shell’s takeover of the BG Group. This would not be the first major […]

Ethical BG …is Shell a good fit …given that The Corrib Project stinks all the way to the top

EMAIL RECIPIENTS AT BG GROUP AND ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC ARE AS LISTED From: THE OSSL COMPANY <[email protected]> Subject: Ethical BG …is Shell a good fit …given that The Corrib Project stinks all the way to the top Date: 6 January 2016 at 14:22:57 GMT To: [email protected], [email protected], tobybates <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected], “<[email protected]>” <[email protected]>, “<[email protected]>” […]

Donovan/Royal Dutch Shell: The Good Old Days

Bruce Forsyth (above) as a rather camp cowboy: Video Link By John Donovan There was a time, from the early 1980’s into the 1990’s when our company Don Marketing, had a great relationship with Shell. We devised a host of successful forecourt petrol sales promotions involving a distribution of several hundred million game cards.  The games caught the […]

Royal Dutch Shell Terminates Rig Contract with Transocean

  By Mushhood Khan on Dec 28, 2015 at 9:07 am EST Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) has terminated its rig contract with Transocean for the harsh environment semi-submersible rig, Polar Pioneer. The contract was initially scheduled to expire in 2017, but was rescinded today i.e. December 28. Transocean said in a press release […]

Offer by Royal Dutch Shell plc for BG Group plc

LONDON, December 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC RULE 2.10 ANNOUNCEMENT NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OR REGULATIONS OF THAT JURISDICTION Disclosure of total Royal Dutch Shell plc shares […]

Shell Bid Aims to Preserve U.S. Drilling Rights in Arctic Ocean

Jennifer A Dlouhy: December 15, 2015: Bloomberg.com Oil company files appeal challenging rejection by Interior Clock now ticking on oil and gas leases expiring in 2020 Royal Dutch Shell Plc is fighting to preserve U.S. drilling rights in Arctic waters three months after halting exploration indefinitely there because it failed to find meaningful oil or […]

Shell Has Underperformed, But It Could Be The Only Oil Major That Emerges Bigger From The Downturn

…the company’s profits plummeted 70% from last year to $1.77 billion… Sarfaraz A. Khan: Sunday, Dec 6, 2015 Summary The oil major Royal Dutch Shell is closing in on its biggest-ever merger with the UK based oil and gas producer BG Group. Shell has been the worst performing stock in its peer group and now […]

EU Directive: safety of offshore oil and gas operations

DIRECTIVE 2013/30/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 12 June 2013 on safety of offshore oil and gas operations and amending Directive 2004/35/EC The above EU Directive (available in many languages, including Dutch) may be of assistance to people around the world who are concerned about the operations of European oil companies.  […]

HERE FIRST TEN DAYS AGO: Lorraine Mitchelmore Fired

Michael Crothers at Shell E&P Ireland Limited By John Donovan On 7 November, we published the first news of the firing of Lorraine Mitchelmore, the President and Country Chair of Shell Canada. The information, which came from a Shell insider source, was posted on our Shell Blog under the alias of “Manny” The departure of Lorraine Mitchelmore has been confirmed […]

Anger over enduring ‘environmental horror’ in oil-rich, polluted Niger delta

Activists in Port Harcourt, Nigeria protest to demand that Shell pay reparations and clean up its oil spills. © Amnesty International John Vidal read more

Shell Canada carbon capture likely last to get Alberta subsidies

CALGARY, ALBERTA | BY MIKE DE SOUZA: Commodities | Thu Nov 5, 2015 9:01pm GMT Royal Dutch Shell’s launch on Friday of Canada’s first oil sands project to capture and bury carbon emissions – assisted by generous public subsidies – will likely be the last to get such funding, the Alberta government said this week. The […]

Is Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR), BG Group plc (BRGYY) Merger Under Threat?

By: Micheal Kaufman: Oct 22, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell plc. (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) and BG Group plc.’s (ADR) (OTCMKTS:BRGYY) merger is faced with another setback, as the Australian antitrust regulator, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) now expects to make a decision by November 19. The commission announced on October 22, that the additional time will allow […]

Shell refinery to pay $208,000 for polluting air

By Denis Cuff [email protected]: 20 Oct 2015 MARTINEZ — The Shell oil refinery has agreed to pay $208,000 in air pollution penalties to settle complaints of 12 violations in 2013, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced Monday. The refinery violations included discharging excessive quantities of nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide, a release of […]

Shell offloads North Sea assets as price slump bites

Published at 12:01AM, October 13 2015 Royal Dutch Shell is selling two assets in the North Sea as the big energy companies respond to high production costs and a slump in crude prices by turning their backs on the basin. Shell’s stake in the Gannet field, a complex of ageing oil production platforms and pipelines […]

Actors join campaign to draw attention to Arctic issue

By DAN JOLING: 18 Sept 2015 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Critics of Arctic offshore petroleum drilling have used climbing gear, kayaks and polar bear costumes to protest industrial activity in the Arctic. They’re now trying humor. Actors Alexander Skarsgard of “True Blood” and Jack McBrayer of “30 Rock,” along with Andy Bichlbaum of “The Yes […]

I WARNED WIKIPEDIA YEARS AGO THAT ALIAS EDITING WOULD RESULT IN SCANDAL

CREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK/DYLAN PETROHILOS Wikipedia cannot say that it was not warned long ago about the corrupt practices going on behind the scenes by some members of its volunteer army of supposedly unpaid editors; an unhealthy culture of manipulation, secrecy, bullying and censorship, driven mostly by the root of all evil: money By John Donovan  The […]

Outspoken articles about Shell

Outspoken articles about Shell 2015 HERE FIRST TEN DAYS AGO: Lorraine Mitchelmore Fired: 17 November 2015 Shell/Exxon NAM JV cuts 2000 jobs due to low oil price and liability for Dutch earthquakes: 19 Sept 2015 I WARNED WIKIPEDIA YEARS AGO THAT ALIAS EDITING WOULD RESULT IN SCANDAL: 7 Sept 2015 OSSL Whistleblower Email Sent to […]

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 […]

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