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SHELL’S COPS

EMAIL SENT TODAY BY FORMER SHELL E&P IRELAND SUPPLIER OSSL, TO THE IRISH POLICE ( THE GARDA) AND SENIOR SHELL EXECUTIVES, INCLUDING BEN VAN BEURDEN. OSSL HAS BLOWN THE WHISTLE ON SHELL CORRUPTION OF SENIOR IRISH COPS NAMED BELOW AND IS NOW BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE SAME POLICE FORCE ON BEHALF OF THE IRISH DIRECTOR […]

Shell Oil sued for allegedly firing woman on maternity leave

By Annie Cosby: Published 31 March 2014 by The South East Texas Record A Harris County woman is suing over claims her employment was unfairly terminated. Nicole L. Ryder filed a lawsuit March 21 in the U.S. Court for the Southern District of Texas (Houston Division) against Shell Oil Co. and Shell Exploration & Production […]

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, […]

Shell Learned Some ‘Expensive Lessons’ in Arctic, Jewell Says

Article by Harry Weber published April 20, 2015 by Bloomberg.com Royal Dutch Shell Plc learned “some very painful and expensive lessons about contractors” from its mishaps drilling in the Arctic in 2012, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said. Shell learned how to better manage companies it relies on for critical aspects of its offshore drilling programs, Jewell […]

What the BP Oil Disaster Tells Us About Arctic Drilling: Keep Out!

BY CAROL BROWNER AND MICHAEL CONATHAN 4/20/15 Five years ago today, an explosion on board the oil rig Deepwater Horizon killed 11 men and unleashed one of the largest and costliest offshore oil disaster this nation has ever experienced. By the end of 2014, BP, the company primarily responsible for the disaster, estimated the overall […]

BG Deal May Leave Shell’s Arctic Ambitions In Limbo

By Nick Cunningham: Sun, 19 April 2015 Royal Dutch Shell’s purchase of BG will turn the combined company into a natural gas behemoth. But one casualty of the merger could be one of Shell’s iconic drilling campaigns: the Arctic. The Arctic is thought to hold 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil reserves, and 30 percent […]

Giant oil rig arrives in Port Angeles as protesters take to waters off Ediz Hook

Giant oil rig arrives in Port Angeles as protesters take to waters off Ediz Hook By Chris McDaniel and Paul Gottlieb: Peninsula Daily News PORT ANGELES — A 355-foot-tall offshore oil rig entered Port Angeles Harbor at 7:10 a.m. for a two-week stay, and it was met with protesters in kayaks and inflatable boats obeying a […]

Protesters meet Arctic drill rig in Washington harbor

Associated Press article published by The Houston Chronicle 17 April 2015 Protesters meet Arctic drill rig in Washington harbor PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Protesters in kayaks greeted a rig that could be used for oil drilling in the Arctic as it arrived Friday in Washington state following a journey across the Pacific that included […]

Giant oil rig arrives in Port Angeles as protesters gather on Ediz Hook

By Chris McDaniel and Paul Gottlieb published 17 April 2015 by Peninsula Daily News Giant oil rig arrives in Port Angeles as protesters gather on Ediz Hook PORT ANGELES — A 400-foot-tall offshore oil rig that is expected to be the focus of nonviolent protests later this morning entered Port Angeles Harbor at 7:10 a.m. for […]

Shell plan is out: Company hopes for Chukchi drilling this year; BOEM says plan complete

By Alan Bailey of Petroleum News: Week of April 19, 2015 Shell plan is out: Company hopes for Chukchi drilling this year; BOEM says plan complete The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has deemed Shell’s Chukchi Sea exploration plan complete, has published the plan on the BOEM website and is inviting public comments on the document. Shell […]

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 […]

En route to Seattle, controversial Arctic drill rig will stop in Port Angeles on Friday

Article by Chris McDaniel published 14 April2015 by Peninsula Daily News En route to Seattle, controversial Arctic drill rig will stop in Port Angeles on Friday PORT ANGELES — The Polar Pioneer — a huge semi-submersible offshore drilling rig that had been hounded of late in the Pacific by Greenpeace activists ­— is expected to arrive […]

Coast Guard creates ‘First Amendment zone’ in Puget Sound for anti-Shell protests

Article by Joel Connelly published 14 April 2015 by seattlepi.com Coast Guard creates ‘First Amendment zone’ in Puget Sound for anti-Shell protests The U.S. Coast Guard, with help from activist groups, has identified an informal  “First Amendment Zone,” just north of Terminal 5, where protesters can take to the water against Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling […]

Dutch Court Limits Loppersum Gas Output in Groningen Region

Article by Isis AlmeidaElco and Van Groningen published 14 April 2015 by Bloomberg.com Dutch court limits fracking on earthquake fears A Dutch court suspended gas production from the Loppersum area of the Groningen natural gas field, Europe’s biggest, as earthquakes linked to production damaged homes. Loppersum, which pumps less than 10 percent of the field’s output, may […]

Shell Wins Lawsuit Against Greenpeace

Royal Dutch Shell Wins Lawsuit Against Greenpeace Royal Dutch Shell was granted a restraining order against six Greenpeace activists who boarded the company’s vessel last week By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Apr 14, 2015 at 11:22 am EST A group of Greenpeace protesters have left the vessel carrying Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) oil rig, six […]

Shell’s Artic Fate To Be Decided Soon

Article by Andy Tully published Monday 13 April 2015 by OilPrice.com The US government has begun its full review of an application by Royal Dutch Shell to resume offshore drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean off the Alaskan coast. The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), an arm of the Interior Department, said […]

Judge orders Greenpeace away from Shell vessels

ARTICLE BY TIM BRADNER PUBLISHED BY ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 13 APRIL 2015 The free ride is over for six Greenpeace activists who hitched a ride mid-Pacific on the Shell-chartered Blue Marlin, a heavy-lift ship carrying the semi-submersible rig Polar Pioneer to the Pacific Northwest, its way-stop on the rig’s journey to drill in the […]

Shell wins restraining order against Greenpeace

Article by Jennifer A. Dlouhy published 13 April 2015 by fuelfix.com Shell wins restraining order against Greenpeace WASHINGTON — Hours after stormy weather forced Greenpeace activists to climb off an Arctic drilling rig in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Shell won a temporary restraining order blocking the group from similar protests. The ruling, by U.S. District […]

Following the Shell-BG deal, could Exxon bid for BP?

Article by Jim Armitage published by The Independent on Friday 10 April 2015 Following the Shell-BG deal, could Exxon bid for BP? Another day, another tide of speculation sweeps through the City investment banks about oil industry takeovers following Shell’s £47 billion bid for BG, the UK’s third largest energy supplier. Even that old saw […]

Shell complaint claims Greenpeace activists risk success of Arctic drill

Adam Vaughan: Friday 10 April 2015 15.19 BST Shell has warned it could miss a window to drill for oil in the Arctic this summer, if six Greenpeace activists occupying a rig under contract to the company are not removed, court filings by the oil company reveal. “Left unsanctioned, Greenpeace USA’s illegal and tortious actions will, as […]

Royal Dutch Shell Sues Greenpeace Activists

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Apr 8, 2015 at 8:38 am EST The oil multinational has filed a legal complaint in a federal court in Alaska, as it looks to remove the six Greenpeace activists from its vessel carrying the Polar Pioneer oil rig. In an official statement yesterday, Shell said it has had talks with groups […]

Shell Subsidiaries Want Oil Price-Rigging Suit Dumped

From an article by Aaron Vehling published 7 April 2015 by LAW360.com Shell Subsidiaries Want Oil Price-Rigging Suit Dumped Law360, New York (April 07, 2015, 6:31 PM ET) — Two Royal Dutch Shell PLC affiliates on Tuesday urged a New York federal court to dismiss them from a multidistrict litigation accusing them of manipulating crude oil […]

Shell sues to boot Greenpeace activists who climbed aboard oil rig bound for the Arctic to protest drilling

Shell sues to boot Greenpeace activists who climbed aboard oil rig bound for the Arctic to protest drilling Shell has filed a complaint in federal court in Alaska seeking an order to remove Greenpeace activists who climbed aboard an oil rig in the Pacific The environmental group said in a statement its team would occupy […]

Feds says Shell’s spill containment system works as company seeks Arctic drilling approval

Article by Jennifer A. Dlouhy published 3 April 2015 by fuelfix.com under the headline: Feds says Shell’s spill containment system works as company seeks Arctic drilling approval WASHINGTON — Shell has successfully deployed its Arctic containment system in waters near Washington state as it prepares for potential drilling in the Chukchi Sea later this year. The […]

Shell lease approved, but hurdles remain

Shell’s 2008 purchase of a licence to drill in Alaskan waters has been approved. Now it waits to be granted permission to do so April 1, 2015 – 8:53pm – By Kevin McGwin With the decision yesterday by the US federal government not to throw out the 2008 sale of drilling licences off Alaska’s northern […]

Incredibly, Shell Gets Another Go at Arctic Drilling

Article by SustainableBusiness.com published 1 April 2015 Incredibly, Shell Gets Another Go at Arctic Drilling Sadly, the Obama Administration has once again given Shell the go-ahead to drill in the Arctic. “The Arctic is an important component of the Administration’s national energy strategy, and we remain committed to taking a thoughtful and balanced approach to oil and […]

Agency affirms revised review of Chukchi Sea petroleum lease

By Dan Joling | AP March 31 at 7:30 PM ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Department of Interior said Tuesday that it has affirmed corrections to an environmental analysis of a 2008 Arctic Ocean petroleum lease sale that brought in $2.7 billion for the federal government. The expected decision regarding the lease in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s […]

3 Factors Could Slow Arctic Drilling Despite Shell Go-Ahead

During 2012, the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk ran aground off a small island near Kodiak Island. PHOTOGRAPH BY U.S. COAST GUARD/AP By Wendy Koch, National Geographic PUBLISHED MARCH 30, 2015 Oil drilling in U.S. Arctic waters may return this summer now that Shell has cleared a key government hurdle. Still, an energy bonanza in […]

Shell will resume drilling off Alaska coast: U.S. Arctic envoy

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell will resume drilling off Alaska after suspending operations for two years in the wake of an accident, the special U.S. envoy to the Arctic said on Monday, but gave no details as to when. Shell has been moving oil rigs to Alaska as it awaits the […]

CAN SHELL SAFELY DRILL IN THE ARCTIC?

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN Published: Mar 30, 2015 at 10:40 am EST Shell Oil Company, subsidiary of multinational oil giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS), is conducting drilling tests in Bellingham, Washington, ahead of potential regulatory approval for drilling in the Arctic. According to media reports, government officials in Washington are observing Shell’s oil spill […]

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 […]

Shell moving rigs to north Alaska ahead of possible drilling permit

Article by Carl Surran published 25 March 2015 by SeekingAlpha.com Shell moving rigs to north Alaska ahead of possible drilling permit Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) is moving oil rigs to Alaska in anticipation of the possible resumption of its Arctic drilling program two years after the grounding of a rig led to a huge […]

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 […]

Legal action hopes to make Shell port-less in Seattle

Article by Kevin McGwin published 26 March 2015 by The Arctic Journal under the headline: What the Shell is going on? Legal action hopes to make Shell port-less in Seattle On March 22, The Guardian, a British media outlet popular among the left-of-centre, announced that Shell’s approval to resume its Alaska drilling programme this summer […]

Shell conducts drills with Arctic oil spill response system

From an article by Jennifer A. Dlouhy published 26 March 2015 by fuelfix.com Shell conducts drills with Arctic oil spill response system WASHINGTON — Shell’s Arctic oil spill response system is undergoing drills in waters near Bellingham, Washington, with government officials observing the exercises. Shell Oil Co. is conducting the testing as it plans a new round […]

Here’s Why Shell Drilling Proposition In Arctic Is Facing Opposition

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN Published: Mar 23, 2015 at 10:54 am EST According to the Guardian, Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) will most probably get an approval by the US government to drill in the Arctic. An approval last month was given by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BEOM). A formal statement is expected […]

Money Talks

By Seattle Times editorial board published 23 March 2015 under the headline: Terminal 5 Shell lease is not the right arena to debate climate change SOON, two huge oil rigs will be parked at the Port of Seattle, preparing for a summer sailing to the Alaskan Arctic and for exploratory drilling. The Port’s decision in February to […]

Seattle’s Silly War On Oil Rigs

From an article by Loren Steffy published 16 March 2015 by Forbes.com under the headline: Seattle’s Silly War On Oil Rigs: Reminder, The City Is Also Home To Boeing, The World’s Largest Jet Maker If a plane flies over Seattle, does anyone hear it? Probably not, because they’re all down at the docks protesting the parking […]