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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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

Shell and Cyber Security: Victim or Sinner?

What Shell has not disclosed is that Shell internal spooks have spied on Shell employees via Shell servers all around the world, tracking both internal and external communications, as part of a top secret espionage project. I have irrefutable Shell internal evidence to prove it. By John Donovan Cybersecurity has become a major problem with […]

Scandal hit bosses of HSBC and Shell are both ordained priests!

By John Donovan I wonder if Paddy was thinking of Shell when he published this on this Facebook page? The grotesquely high “compensation packages” of the Directors of the likes of HSBC as well as being morally repugnant are also bad for business. The rewards for making it to the top are so obscene that […]

Pieter Schelte ship name change to Pioneering Spirit fraught with superstitious pitfalls

By John Donovan Following the decision announced on 9 February 2015 that Allseas is changing the name of The Pieter Schelte to the Pioneering Spirit, Ton Biesemaat, the Dutch investigative journalist, posted the following comment on our Shell Blog, which I assume is partly tongue in cheek: Every seaman knows that changing a ship’s name brings bad luck. […]

Oil companies Arctic projects in deep freeze

Information and graphic sourced from an FT article by Richard Milne in Oslo, Christopher Adams in London and Ed Crooks in New York, published 6 February 2015. The first of two drilling rigs contracted by Shell will soon leave Singapore and once sea ice has sufficiently receded, will embark on a summer drilling project in U.S. […]

Allseas backs down on Nazi ship name

Allseas Abandons Ship name By John Donovan  Associated Press has confirmed that after protests, the Allseas Dutch-Swiss maritime engineering company said Friday it will change the name of a giant ship that had been christened after a convicted Nazi. Allseas Group said that due to the “widespread reactions” Edward Heerema has announced that the name […]

Unconfirmed reports that Allseas is abandoning Nazi ship name: The Pieter Schelte

In the last few minutes Dutch investigative journalist Ton Biesemaat has advised me that he has heard from two sources that Allseas is dropping the Nazi name of its giant new ship, which has generated so much offence on an international basis. We await confirmation from Allseas or Shell as to whether this information is correct.  […]

PURE BS: SHELL THE MOST RIGOROUSLY POLICED BRAND IN THE WORLD

By John Donovan Just read the article by Tom Banks published today by Design Week under the headline: “Shell lifts the lid on new digital strategy” Extracts Radley Yeldar  has redesigned Shell’s website, which will act as a hub for all corporate and consumer activity. Radley Yeldar digital director Richard Coope says this extended to […]

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