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Oil majors BP and Shell may be ready for more mergers

Some of Shell’s big shareholders are said to be frustrated by the company’s continued spending on expensive far-flung projects that fail to yield healthy returns. Alongside its profit warning at the start of this year, Shell announced that it was halting a controversial exploration programme off the coast of Alaska because the costs had far outweighed […]

Shell vs. Bodo Community: British Court To Hear Evidence In Nigeria

Extracts from an article by Tunde Oyedoyin published by The Guardian Nigeria on Friday 25 July 2014 A BRITISH court will temporarily sit in Nigeria next year in a bid to determine how much compensation Shell Nigeria should pay to the fishermen of the Bodo community, who were affected by the two massive oil spills that […]

Shell Oil Co. Removes Toluene Bladder Cancer Lawsuit to Florida Federal Court

Extracts from an article posted by Harris Martin Publishing on 25 July 2014 July 25, 2014 ORLANDO, Fla. –– Shell Oil Co. has removed a toluene exposure lawsuit to a Florida federal court, noting that while it is a Delaware corporation with a principal place of business in Texas, the plaintiff resides in Florida. Shell […]

Shell secretly recorded telephone calls to 888-GO-SHELL

Californians: Are you entitled to a share in Shell $2M settlement? By John Donovan  Equilon Enterprises, a fully owned subsidiary of Shell Oil, secretly recorded calls from U.S. customers contacting 888-GO-SHELL – a call centre. This included calls originating from California. Customers disclosed private information without being aware of the surreptitious recording of their calls being […]

One of our sources: Joe McGinniss, the famed ‘journalist provocateur’

Extract from a Joe McGinniss email to a PR officer for one of the organizations supporting the plaintiffs in the Wiwa v Shell case, in which Joe (right) criticised the $15.5 million settlement:  But I can’t help sensing that after finally reaching the point where you were about to show the world the evidence of […]

Legal challenge launched against Shell Centre decision

Extracts from an article by Elizabeth Hopkirk and Ike Ijeh published by bdonline.co.uk on 22 July 2014 An opponent of Squire & Partners’ Shell Centre development has launched a legal challenge in the High Court. Activist and writer George Turner claims communities secretary Eric Pickles’ decision to approve the £1.3 billion scheme last month was flawed […]

Royal Dutch Shell legal battle ready to roll

Extract from a Motley Fool article by Royston Wild published Friday 18 July 2014 under the headline: The Risks Of Investing In Royal Dutch Shell Plc Like its industry rival BP, Shell also faces the prospect of being dragged through the courts — and having to incur huge legal penalties — as a result of […]

No prospect of libel action by Shell or the Garda against OSSL

By John Donovan Áine Ryan of The Mayo News has published an article today under the headline: Shell and An Garda Síochána welcome the report According to her article, following publication of the Ombudsman findings, both Shell and the Garda have declined to say whether they will take legal action against OSSL “for possible reputational damage […]

Shell investors sue BP for millions over Deepwater share price crash

Extracts from an article by Jim Armitage, Deputy Business Editor of  The Independent, published 4 July 2014 The pension fund of oil giant Shell is suing arch rival BP and its former chief executive Lord John Browne for millions of pounds over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill catastrophe. Shell Pension Trust is one of […]

Shell offers $51 million to settle Nigerian oil spills claim, but will pay much more

By John Donovan The London law firm Leigh Day has rightly rejected a £30 million pounds ($51 million) offer from Shell to settle a compensation claim from 15,000 residents of the Bodo community in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria.  The offer emerged from a London court hearing on Friday 20 June 2014. The […]

Royal Dutch Shell $750,000,000.00 Project Cardamom Fraud?

Shell is developing its major Cardamom oil and gas field in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  By John Donovan A Shell employee, Danny Hanna discovered accounting irregularities while working at Shell Exploration and Production as Cost Management Lead on the Cardamom project.  His supervisor was moving funds and deleting numbers to falsify reports to senior […]