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Who Will Rule the Oil Market?

OPINION ARTICLE BY DANIEL YERGIN PUBLISHED IN PRINT BY THE NEW YORK TIMES ON SATURDAY 25 JAN 2015 WASHINGTON — A HISTORIC change of roles is at the heart of the clamor and turmoil over the collapse of oil prices, which have plummeted by 50 percent since September. For decades, Saudi Arabia, backed by the […]


Major Opec nations, Russia and US shale oil drillers now appear on the brink of a price war as these three giant producing blocs fight for a greater share of global demand. (Potentially disastrous news for Big Oil – ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Chevron and Total) The Telegraph: World on brink of oil price war as Opec […]

Royal Dutch Shell shameful record of appeasement

By John Donovan For nearly a hundred years the Royal Dutch Shell Group has appeased and collaborated with evil regimes including Nazi Germany, Nigeria, Brunei, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iran, Iraq under Saddam Hussein, Apartheid South Africa and with Putin of Russia, despite his annexation of Sakhalin2 and Crimea. Anything to earn a buck irrespective of ethics, […]

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden Bows to Putin

Shell’s Ben van Beurden bows to Putin: Good Friday, 18 April 2014 For over a 100 years, Shell has been driven by unscrupulous greed as its sole motivator. Shell funded Hitler and the Nazis party and has subsequently done business with a string of evil regimes, including General Sani Abacha, Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein and the […]

Shell Libya Security Breach

There are 47 pages in all, many marked as confidential. The leaked files include a history of Shell’s long involvement with Libya, confidential technical information, confidential strategies and plans, including projections stretching many years ahead. By John Donovan We have combined a number of leaked files relating to Shell’s operations in Libya and have published […]

Shell says still interested in Libya oil exploration

VIENNA | Wed Nov 7, 2012 4:27pm GMT Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said on Wednesday that it remained interested in oil and gas exploration opportunities in Libya after abandoning drilling in two blocks earlier this year. Shell told Reuters in May that it planned to exit from the LNGDA and area 89 after […]

Ousted dictators

From our October 2005 Shell News Archive The Seoul Times: NOC of Libya, Shell Agree on Major Gas Deal “Shell’s Executive Director for Exploration and Production, Mr Malcolm Brinded, said: We are delighted to be back in Libya and honoured to work together with NOC…”: “I am excited about concluding this major agreement.” Tuesday, October […]

Why Libya’s ‘sweet’ crude oil is not enough to tempt BP or Shell

Libya is now producing 1.5m barrels of high-quality oil a day. But with exploration by BP and Shell so far disappointing, British involvement in the country remains slow Terry Macalister: The Observer, Sunday 26 August 2012 A decade ago Libya was at the centre of dramatic stories alleging cloak-and-dagger diplomacy between then-BP boss Lord Browne, […]

Libya Slams Shell for Exploration Halt, Record in Country

07/08/2012 | 11:13am US/Eastern By Summer Said DUBAI–Libya’s state oil company Sunday criticized Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB) for its decision to abandon exploration blocks in Libya, and said that Shell “has generally not achieved any encouraging results” in the North African country. In a statement posted on its website, Libya’s National Oil Corp., or […]

Shell’s corrupt practices in Libya

Shell drafted letter Tony Blair sent to Gaddafi while Prime Minister By John Donovan We have received further confidential information from disgruntled Shell Libya security staff; namely VIP Recruitment Records for Shell Libya. These records shows a system was set up by Shell so that relatives of senior members of the Gaddafi regime, including  government […]


EMAIL FROM JOHN DONOVAN TO ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC COMPANY SECRETARY & GENERAL COUNSEL CORPORATE, MR MICHIEL BRANDJES SENT SUNDAY 17 JUNE 2012 From: John Donovan <[email protected]> Subject: Disgruntled Shell Libya Security Staff Date: 17 June 2012 16:01:20 GMT+01:00 To: [email protected] Cc: [email protected] Dear Mr Brandjes As you will no doubt be aware, over the […]

Shell’s undignified exit from Libya

By John Donovan We have already published an article containing a leaked email purportedly sent on 14 June 2012 by disgruntled Shell Exploration & Production Libya staff to senior Shell managers. Shell claims that it is withdrawing from Libya because of a deteriorating security situation. It self-evidently prefers to do business with dictators (a policy […]

Claimed uprising by Shell Libya staff

(Photo from the article Royal Dutch Shell, Tony Blair and Muammar Gaddafi) Email purportedly sent on 14 June 2012 by Shell Libya staff to senior Shell managers. The email is in reaction to Shell’s recent decision to terminate its exploration contracts in Libya. Shell apparently preferred to deal with Mad Dog Gaddafi. THE EMAIL From: […]

Shell hopes for to drill in Alaska by summer

May 31, 2012, 3:05 p.m. EDT By Ben Lefebvre PORT ARTHUR, Texas -(MarketWatch)- Royal Dutch Shell PLC RDS.A -1.89% hopes to be drilling for oil offshore Alaska by the summer, Chief Executive Peter Voser said Thursday. The move to drill in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea would help the oil giant gain advantage in the global race […]

Shell Is First Major To Exit Oil Blocks In Post-War Libya

Published May 28, 2012 Dow Jones Newswires LONDON –  Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) Monday became the first major to exit oil and gas exploration blocks in post-war Libya, amid concerns over insecurity and contracts. The Anglo-Dutch giant insisted it was still interested in the country, which holds Africa’s largest oil reserves. But the move […]

Royal Dutch Shell Remains Confident on Alaska Drilling

March 7, 2012 By Isabel Ordonez HOUSTON — Royal Dutch Shell remains confident it will be able to start exploring for oil in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Alaska this summer, the company’s Executive Vice President for Exploration David Lawrence said Wednesday. “As long we continue to meet critical milestones we will drill […]

Shell contracts valid, Libya says

Jan. 5, 2012 at 10:07 AM TRIPOLI, Libya, Jan. 5 (UPI) — The post-war government in Libya told the Dutch ambassador existing contracts with Royal Dutch Shell were still valid, the country’s oil minister said. As of November, the International Energy Agency said Libyan oil production was around 500,000 barrels per day, up from the […]

Royal Dutch Shell’s Interest indicates Major Shift for Low Energy Nuclear Reactions

Shell also seeks oil deal with Libyan NATO-rebels. From: New Energy Times Blog By Steven B. Krivit Royal Dutch Shell, plc, one of the largest energy companies in the world, is interested in exploring low-energy nuclear reaction research as a possible game-changer in the energy business. Two Shell scientists, Anitha Sarkar and Gilles Buchs, with […]

BP, Shell Plan to Resume Exploration, Boost Production in Libya

December 07, 2011, 8:58 AM EST By Robert Tuttle and Anthony DiPaola Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) — BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s biggest oil companies, aim to resume exploration in Libya, whose new government seeks to stabilize relations with foreign companies following the ouster of Muammar Qaddafi. Both companies are evaluating whether to […]

Blair and a mere ‘lapse of judgment’

Saif was a key player in Libya’s campaign to renounce nuclear status and became close to leading figures after Mr Blair signed the ‘deal in the desert’ in March 2004, which saw British firms such as BP and Shell sign massive contracts with the Libyans. Links: Blair and Gadaffi pictured in 2007 – will he […]

Blair’s ‘deal in the desert’ with Gadaffi paved the way for Shell and BP contracts

The release happened after Blair’s notorious “deal in the desert” with Muammar Gadaffi paving the way for multi- million-pound oil contracts with Shell and BP. (Saif al-Islam Gadaffi – above right) THE SUNDAY TIMES Headline: Gadaffi son may spill British secrets Sunday 20 November 2011 Marie Colvin and Dipesh Gadher THE London-educated Saif al-Islam Gadaffi, […]

Biggest Oil Find in Decades Becomes $39 Billion Cautionary Tale

After 11 years and $39 billion of investment, Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and their partners have yet to sell a drop of oil from what was touted as the world’s biggest discovery in four decades.

Royal Dutch Shell, Tony Blair and Muammar Gaddafi

From pages 42 & 43 of “Royal Dutch Shell and its sustainability troubles” – Background report to the Erratum of Shell’s Annual Report 2010 The report was made on behalf of Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) Author: Albert ten Kate: May 2011. In May 2005, Shell signed an agreement to start a joint venture […]

Will Malcolm Brinded be attending the funeral of his friend Gaddafi?

COMMENTS FROM A ROYAL DUTCH SHELL RETIREE ON CURRENT NEWS STORIES Interested in the report on this leak they are trying to stop in Athabasca… Oilsands leak turned mine to pond Few people probably realise this is a nightmare and very likely unstoppable until the whole aquifer runs out of energy. Compare it with a […]

Shell execs in Tripoli discuss Libya return

TRIPOLI | Wed Oct 5, 2011 12:48pm EDT (Reuters) – Executives from Royal Dutch Shell held talks with Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Tripoli on Wednesday, a source said, as more majors return to the war-torn country to grasp new opportunities and make sure old deals are valid. “There were discussions about the procedures […]

Royal Dutch Shell interfering with politics

From pages 41, 42, 43 & 44 of “Royal Dutch Shell and its sustainability troubles” – Background report to the Erratum of Shell’s Annual Report 2010 The report is made on behalf of Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) Author: Albert ten Kate: May 2011. Interfering with politics Improper involvement? Oil and politics have a […]

Shell fuels Syrian Tanks?

By John Donovan SHELL IS A MAJOR SHAREHOLDER, PARTNER, OWNER AND MANAGEMENT PARTICIPANT IN A COMPANY SUPPLYING THE FUEL FOR SYRIAN TANKS USED TO CRUSH THE UPRISING On Wednesday 24 August 2011, I sent an email to Mr Michiel Brandjes, Company Secretary & General Counsel Corporate, Royal Dutch Shell Plc. I asked him whether an […]

Shell: too early to return to Libya

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is keeping an ear close to the gound in Libya, but says it’s still much too early to consider returning there, a spokesman told Dutch news agency ANP. Shell withdrew its personnel from Libya earlier this year because of heightening political tension. The company was conducting exploration for natural gas […]

‘YOU CAN BE SURE OF SHELL’: The biggest confidence trick in history

By John Donovan Many people fondly remember the advertising slogan… “You can be Sure of Shell” The legendary crooner, Bing Crosby, sung the praises of Shell in the 1950’s. MICHAEL HOLIDAY VERSION httpv:// Our research indicates that the slogan “YOU CAN BE SURE OF SHELL”… was first used in Great Britain by Shell in 1937 […]

Shell ready to ship extra gas to Japan in wake of tsunami

*SHELL DEALING WITH THE DEVIL AGAIN: Voser insisted the North African dictatorship was ‘still under development and is evolving into democratic structures over time’. And despite saying Libya was ‘rather small for Shell’, he refused to profess any discomfort at the firm’s cosy relationship with Gaddafi, based on a £ 375m exploration deal signed in […]

Malcolm Brinded endorses the Duke of Pork

ARISE SIR MALCOLM… The unscrupulous Royal Dutch Shell fat cat, Malcolm Brinded, with the aid of the sleazy duo Blair and Prince Andrew (aka “Air Miles Andy”), sold out the relatives and victims of Pan Am 103 by getting Shell into bed with the mass murderer, Gaddafi. Regular readers of this blog will know that […]

Will Shell block Internet publication of its Nazi past?

Will Royal Dutch Shell carry out threat to block Internet publication of its connection with Hitler and the Nazis? By John Donovan I have printed below my recent email correspondence with Mr. Michiel Brandjes, the Company Secretary and General Counsel Corporate of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. As can be seen, it relates to Royal Dutch […]

Satan dealing with the devil in Libya

By John Donovan A few days ago we published an article under the headline “Shell dealing with the devil in Libya” Today I received an email from a well known former senior Royal Dutch Shell official suggesting that the headline should have been “Satan dealing with the devil in Libya”. This serious person, of high […]

Shell dealing with the devil in Libya

By John Donovan We have in recent years published a number of articles drawing attention to Shell getting into bed with the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, who was presented as being a reformed character, despite his notorious track record as the principal financier of international terrorism. Gaddafi financed the Black September Movement, which carried out […]

Shell completes staff withdrawal from Libya

Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:33am GMT AMSTERDAM Feb 22 (Reuters) – Oil major Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday that all its expat employees and their dependents in Libya, involved primarily in the company’s exploration activities in the country, had been relocated. “Given the continuing uncertainty in Libya, Shell’s expatriate staff have now been temporarily […]

Oil majors stall Libya drilling, withdraw staff

Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:22am EST * Statoil, Shell, BP plan evacuations as unrest spreads * Repsol, Eni say oil production unaffected LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – European oil and gas companies have evacuated staff and suspended drilling preparations in Libya as violence spreads across the north African country. Norway’s Statoil, Austria’s OMV and Royal […]

Cameron: ‘Don’t blame BP for Megrahi release’


BP in shareholder talks on break-up

By Karl West Last updated at 10:37 PM on 18th July 2010 Under-fire oil company BP has started talking to leading shareholders about a radical restructuring, including a break-up of the business. The early stage discussions with investors have focused on a possible sale of the group’s petrol stations and refineries, scaling back its troubled […]

Blair in secret talks with Gaddafi: Lockerbie families’ fury as ex-Premier is treated like a ‘brother’ by dictator just days after denying links with Libya

By James Chapman and Nabila Ramdani Last updated at 10:25 PM on 16th July 2010 Comments (203) DAILY MAIL FRONT PAGE LEAD STORY SATURDAY 17 JULY 2010 EXTRACT: 2004: Prime Minister Tony Blair makes the first government visit to Libya since 1943. He offers the Colonel the ‘hand of friendship’. Big trade deals followed involving […]

Shell News Archive Sunday 20 November, 2005

From our Shell News Archive Sunday 20 November, 2005 Al-Bawaba (Jordan): Shell to start seismic operations in Libya: Sunday 20 November 2005: READ AME Info (United Arab Emirates): Shell introduces innovative technology for water life cycle management in oil fields: Sunday 20 November 2005: READ   BLOOMBERG: Putin to Seek Kurils Solution Through Economic Ties: […]