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Offshore oil drilling opponents scold Port of Seattle for Shell deal

Article by Ted Land, KING 5 News: 24 Feb 2015 SEATTLE — The Port of Seattle got quite the earful, Tuesday from a group opposed to offshore oil drilling. They’re irate that the port is doing business with Shell, which plans to use Terminal 5, near West Seattle, as a launching point as it prepares to […]

BP loses bid to cut maximum $13.7 billion Gulf spill fine

BY JONATHAN STEMPEL Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:04pm EST (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected BP Plc’s (BP.L) attempt to reduce the maximum civil fine it could face for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, leaving it potentially liable to pay $13.7 billion under the federal Clean Water Act. […]

ExxonMobil could snap up BP in a single bite

Information sourced from an FT article by Energy Editor Christopher Adams published 15 February 2015 under the headline: “BP’s battles leave it vulnerable to major move” Extract If ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson really wanted to, he could snap up BP in a single bite. Of all the UK major’s rivals, Exxon, the world’s biggest […]

Refinery operator Shell Canada charged for January 2013 incident at plant

By Paul Morden, Sarnia Observer: Friday, February 13, 2015 11:57:12 EST AM Refinery operator charged for January 2013 incident at plant Extracts Representatives of Shell Canada made a brief court appearance in Sarnia on Friday on environmental charges the company faces following an incident Jan. 11, 2013 at its plant near Corunna. Shell is scheduled to […]

More prosecutions against individuals for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The issue before the Court is whether Shell’s internal FCPA investigation is absolutely privileged from a defamation claim by persons named in the report as having violated the FCPA. The former employee claimed defamation from Shell’s report of its internal investigation provided to the Justice Department. Tom Fox | February 10, 2015 Extracts The Justice […]

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 […]

Shell Pays $90M To Escape Calif. Contamination Suit

Shell Pays $90M To Escape Calif. Contamination Suit By Brandon Lowrey Law360, Los Angeles (January 30, 2015, 8:50 PM ET) — A California judge on Friday tentatively approved Shell Oil Co.’s $90 million good-faith settlement of personal injury claims brought by nearly 1,500 Los Angeles-area residents allegedly harmed by buried waste oil, leaving intact claims […]

Shell knew of fraud and moneylaundering activities during purchase of an oilfield in Nigeria

This story is currently being reported by multiple Dutch news publishers on 31 Jan 2015 Non professional translation Shell knew of dubious practices in Nigeria Shell knew of fraud and moneylaundering activities during the purchase of an oilfield in Nigeria. This is a statement in OneWorld magazine in an investigation of “dubious” trading in the […]

Where is my defamation writ from Edward Heerema, Allseas son of Pieter Schelte?

By John Donovan Despite my forthright comments about Edward Heerema (the owner of the multibillion dollar ship Pieter Schelte), describing him a sinister individual who engages in shady financial machinations, I have not yet received a defamation writ. Threats yes, but no writ.  Edward Heerema is one of the squabbling sons of Pieter Schelte Heerema, […]

Shell resumes Arctic drilling but cuts $15bn from global investment

Royal Dutch Shell is reviving plans to drill for oil in Arctic in a move likely to intensify its battle with environmentalists. The Anglo-Dutch giant’s chief executive Ben van Beurden accepted that Arctic drilling “divides society”, but said the world needs new sources of oil. Greenpeace said Shell was taking a “massive risk” in a […]

Shell wants to resume drilling in Arctic this summer

By Karolin Schaps and Ron Bousso Jan 29 (Reuters) – Oil major Shell wants to revive its Arctic oil drilling programme this year after a near two-year suspension, angering environmentalists who say the risk of an oil spill is too high. Remote and costly to develop, the Arctic is estimated to contain 20 percent of […]

Pieter Schelte, the ship cursed with a Nazi name

AN OPEN LETTER TO MR EDWARD HEEREMA, FOUNDER AND SOLE OWNER OF ALLSEAS I am sure you are aware of the aggressive email I received at an early stage in my contact with Allseas. Your PR Manager Mr. Jeroen Hagelstein, informed me that Allseas reputation and integrity are extremely important. The last paragraph of his email amounted […]

Obama moves to block development in 9.8 million acres of Arctic Ocean

Krestia DeGeorge,Nathaniel Herz: January 27, 2015 Citing biodiversity and Alaska Native subsistence whaling, the Obama administration moved to block development in 9.8 million acres within the Beaufort and Chukchi seas as part of a new five-year outer continental shelf oil and gas leasing program, the draft of which was released Tuesday morning by the Department of the […]

World’s biggest ship named after Nazi

THE JEWISH CHRONICLE Article by Toby Axelrod, January 22, 2015 Follow The JC on Twitter Should the world’s largest ship be named after a convicted Nazi war criminal? No, says retired British businessman John Donovan – and he’s not sitting idly by. The Colchester resident has launched an online petition asking shipping magnate Edward Heerema […]

Lloyd’s Register PR Fanfair Saluting Nazi named mega-ship The Pieter Schelte

THIS ARTICLE, INCLUDING THE SCREENSHOT OF THE FRONT COVER OF JAN 2015 EDITION OF HORIZONS MAGAZINE (IMMEDIATELY BELOW), WAS SUPPLIED IN ADVANCE OF PUBLICATION TO LLOYD’S REGISTER AND ALLSEAS WITH THE INVITATION TO CORRECT ANY INACCURATE INFORMATION. IT FOLLOWS THAT BOTH FIRMS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK AN INJUNCTION TO PREVENT PUBLICATION.  By John Donovan […]

Blood in the water

Mergers offer a chance to cut costs and save money. Prices are low. BP, now fit, lean and cheap, is not best placed to go shopping itself. So it could be on someone else’s list. The oil giant’s troubles could make it a takeover target, especially if the price of crude keeps falling INVESTORS in […]

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