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Arctic drilling invites disaster: Column

Arctic drilling invites disaster: Column Nick Jans: EDT May 27, 2015 An oil spill in sea ice is permanent. And Shell is nowhere near prepared for summer drilling. I stood on the shore of the Chukchi Sea, at the far northern rim of Alaska. On that late May evening, a maze of shifting ice spilled off […]

No Shell Arctic Oil Until 2030’s

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: May 26, 2015  Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) head of oil and gas production in Americas, Marvin Odum has told the Financial Times (FT) in an interview that the company’s Arctic drilling operations would take at least a decade to extract oil reserves, which would then be sent to production. The […]

Chiara D’Angelo interview: Arctic activist who spent 66 hours suspended from anchor said nature inspired her to continue protest

ANDREW BUNCOMBE: NEW YORK: Monday 25 May 2015 Chiara D’Angelo interview: Arctic activist who spent 66 hours suspended from anchor said nature inspired her to continue protest The activist who spent 66 hours suspended from the anchor of an oil exploration vessel has said she took strength during her protest from looking at the wildlife surrounding her. […]

National Security, The Seattle Oil Rig, And Greenpeace’s Dirty Money

By Ron Arnold, Executive Vice President, Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise: 25 May 2015 National Security, The Seattle Oil Rig, And Greenpeace’s Dirty Money President Obama had it all wrong in his commencement address at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. He warned that climate change “deniers” endanger our national […]

Shell’s Arctic extraction to take decades before oil flows

Marvin Odum, Shell’s head of oil and gas production in the Americas, told the Financial Times that the company’s success or failure this year and next in making a significant discovery was critical for the future of Arctic oil development. FULL FT ARTICLE WITH WORKING LINKS. WARNS THAT PRODUCTION IS UNLIKELY TO COMMENCE UNTIL THE […]

Shell to drill in Alaskan Arctic with protesters in pursuit

Ten years after it first started acquiring new leases in the Arctic, and having spent almost $7bn, Shell has still not yet drilled a single well into oil-bearing rocks. A series of law suits, regulatory objections and its own mistakes have held it up. FULL FT ARTICLE WITH WORKING LINKS. SETS OUT SHELL’S 2012 DEBACLE […]

Pair Chains Themselves to Shell Ship Near Seattle to Protest Arctic Drilling

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Two people have chained themselves to a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell’s exploratory oil drilling plans and currently moored in Washington state. Eric Ross of the Backbone Campaign said on Saturday morning that Matt Fuller joined student activist Chiara Rose in suspending themselves from the anchor chain of […]

Chief of Shell’s Arctic drilling program searches for ‘the prize’

By Hal Bernton and Coral Garnick: Seattle Times staff reporters: Published 23 May 2015 Chief of Shell’s Arctic drilling program searches for ‘the prize’ (Ann Pickard, Shell’s executive vice president for the Arctic) Shell’s Ann Pickard says an offshore oil find in the remote Chukchi Sea could eventually yield 1 million barrels of oil daily, and she insists the […]

U.S. Senators urge Obama administration to block Arctic oil drilling

Politics | Fri May 22, 2015  U.S. Senators urge Obama administration to block Arctic oil drilling When Shell lost control of a drilling rig that year it “put numerous lives at risk, including those of the Coast Guard crews” and those of 18 people on the rig… A group of 18 mostly Democratic U.S. senators […]

Oil hunt raises risk of climate disaster

By Peter Husk: Saturday May 23, 2015 There’s an Alice-in-Wonderland quality about Royal Dutch Shell’s attitude towards the risks involved in its plan to drill for oil in the US Arctic. The decision has sparked protests in Seattle, where the Polar Pioneer, one of two rigs the Anglo-Dutch oil giant intends to use, is berthed. Shell […]

Shell handpicked auditor to sign off on government’s Arctic drilling renewal

Rose Hackman in New York: 22May 2015 The Obama administration’s process for giving Shell the go-ahead for restarting its drilling in the Arctic lacked transparency and prevented an informed public response, environmental groups have warned. FULL ARTICLE WITH WORKING LINKS Like this:Like Loading…

Out to Stop Shell’s Giant Oil Rig

Extracts from a Rolling Stone article by ANTONIA JUHASZ published 22 May 2015 Meet the Rappers and ‘Kayaktivists’ Out to Stop Shell’s Giant Oil Rig …several hundred people trying to disrupt business as usual for the world’s largest oil company… Their target, Royal Dutch Shell’s 400-foot-long, 300-foot-tall offshore oil rig, dubbed the Polar Pioneer, was just out […]

Shell CEO Defiant On Arctic Drilling

By Andy Tully: Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015 Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden says that whereas the Anglo-Dutch company is aware of the dangers that fossil fuels pose to the environment, it is also realistic and therefore determined to press ahead with plans to drill for energy in the Arctic. Addressing shareholders at […]

Setback for Shell’s proposed rail yard in Anacortes

Setback for Shell’s proposed rail yard in Anacortes By Seattle Times Staff: 21 May 2015 A Skagit County Superior Court judge Thursday dismissed a Shell Oil lawsuit that challenged an environmental-impact study of a proposed rail yard at the company’s Anacortes refinery. The ruling is another setback for Shell’s efforts to build the rail yard […]

Shell lays out its Arctic plans

Article by Jennifer A. Dlouhy published May 21, 2015 by The Houston Chronicle Shell lays out its Arctic plans Photo: Jennifer A. Dlouhy/Houston Chronicle SEATTLE – The executive leading Shell’s Arctic drilling program on Thursday outlined ambitions to drill new wells in the Chukchi Sea this summer, instead of returning to the one the company started three […]

AramcoShell.com: one of the most valuable domain names in the world?

Aramco Shell .com By John Donovan I own and operate many Shell related domain names including, for example, RoyalDutchShellPlc.com and RoyalDutchShellGroup.com, both of which Shell International unsuccessfully attempted to seize 10 years ago in proceedings via The World Intellectual Property Organisation. Depending on reaction to this article, I may put one of my domain names […]

This Growing ‘Green’ City May Be The Front Line In Climate Change Battle

Lynne Peeples: [email protected] This Growing ‘Green’ City May Be The Front Line In Climate Change Battle SEATTLE — “That doesn’t even look like a boat. How does it float?” Elizabeth Spence, 8, peered through a chain-link fence at a massive yellow drilling rig, newly docked a short stretch away. Her dad had brought her here on […]

Despite Seattle Protests Royal Dutch Shell Remains Defiant In Its Arctic Drilling Plans

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: May 20, 2015 The protests against Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) plans to drill in the Arctic have been going on for days in Seattle. The city’s port has seen hundreds of demonstrators including environmental groups and city residents protesting on kayaks and canoes to oppose Arctic drilling, as well as […]

Environmentalists score a little discussed big win in Arctic drilling plans

May 19 2015, 14:48 ET | By: Carl Surran, SA News Editor Environmentalists score a little discussed big win in Arctic drilling plans Environmentalists angered by the Obama administration’s approval of Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.A, RDS.B) broad plan for boring exploratory oil wells in the Chukchi Sea seem to have overlooked that they scored a […]

Shell vows to explore Arctic, rips environmental critics

May 19 2015, 12:53 ET | By: Carl Surran, SA News Editor Shell vows to explore Arctic, rips environmental critics Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) CEO Ben van Beurden vows that the company will press on with its campaign to explore the Arctic for oil this summer despite protests in Seattle, and dismisses claims that Shell is […]

Seattle protests influence John Kerry trade speech venue

CHRIS GRYGIEL, ASSOCIATED PRESS: May 19, 2015 Seattle protests influence John Kerry trade speech venue SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle officials told Secretary of State John Kerry he’d be better off avoiding the city to deliver a major trade speech because of ongoing protests over Arctic drilling that have drawn hundreds of activists on land and sea. […]

Rotten Growth Prospect: Royal Dutch Shell Plc

3 Stocks With Rotten Growth Prospects: Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Tesco PLC And Centrica PLC By Royston Wild – Tuesday, 19 May, 2015 Today I am looking at three stock market terrors poised to endure extended earnings woe. Royal Dutch Shell Fossil fuel colossus Shell (LSE: RDSB) (NYSE: RDS-B.US) has grabbed the headlines again over […]

SHELL CLUELESS IN SEATTLE

SHELL DOESN’T HAVE A CLUE ABOUT THE ENERGY OF THE FUTURE, NOT A CLUE!! SOLAR IS THE ENERGY OF THE FUTURE. PRODUCING ENERGY FROM OIL IS STONE AGE TECHNOLOGY. A SOLAR ENERGY REVOLUTION IS WELL UNDER WAY NOW.  YOU ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME. INVEST NOW IN SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY PRODUCTION. OH, AND GET YOUR […]

Royal Dutch Shell undaunted by Seattle port backlash

Article by Phuong Le, The Associated Press, Published Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell undaunted by Seattle port backlash SEATTLE — Neither a protest by hundreds of demonstrators nor a permit violation notice from the city will halt Royal Dutch Shell’s use of a Seattle seaport terminal as it prepares for exploratory oil drilling in […]

Shell CEO: ‘carbon bubble’ campaigners ‘ignore reality’

Shell CEO: ‘carbon bubble’ campaigners ‘ignore reality’ By Andrew Critchlow, Commodities editor: 19 May 2015 Ben van Beurden, chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell has given a robust defence of the fossil fuel industry saying that “carbon bubble” critics “ignore reality”. The head of the UK’s largest oil company told shareholders that the world faces an […]

Shell Oil’s Cold Calculations for a Warming World

By McKENZIE FUNKMAY: 18 May 2015 Shell Oil’s Cold Calculations for a Warming World “Shell screwed up,” said Ken Salazar, the interior secretary at the time. Last week, when the Obama administration gave tentative approval to Shell Oil’s plan to return to the Arctic after its disastrous attempt to find oil there in 2012, I […]

Shell’s Arctic oil exploration rig draws hundreds in protest at Seattle port

Rose Hackman in New York: Monday 18 May 2015 At least 200 Seattle environmental protesters blocked the entrance to a terminal in Seattle’s port on Monday where a massive Royal Dutch Shell drill rig is temporarily resting on its way to explore for oil in Alaska this summer. The 400ft long, 355ft tall Shell rig, named […]

Obama Seeks Oil Demand, Climate Balance With Shell Arctic Permit

Article by Rakteem Katakey published 18 May 2015 by Bloomberg.com U.S. President Barack Obama is balancing the need to meet oil demand and concerns about climate change as his government considers final approvals for Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Arctic drilling plans, according to a state department official. “If you go up to Alaska and speak to many […]

Arctic oil protesters rally at Seattle port where Shell rig is docked

KING-5 TV, Seattle and Associated Press: May 18, 2015 Arctic oil protesters rally at Seattle port where Shell rig is docked SEATTLE — People protesting Arctic oil drilling marched Monday to the entrance of Terminal 5 at the Port of Seattle Monday, where a massive floating drill rig is parked on the waterfront. Police say arrests […]

Protesters gather in Seattle to block access to Shell oil rig

Commodities | Mon May 18, 2015 6:23pm BST SEATTLE | BY VICTORIA CAVALIERE About 200 protesters gathered at the Port of Seattle on Monday to block access to a Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig headed for the Arctic this summer to resume exploration for oil and gas reserves. Holding signs reading “Shell No” and “Seattle […]

Shell picked wrong city, Seattle protesters say

By Daniel J. Graeber     |   May 18, 2015  Shell picked wrong city, Seattle protesters say Company using city ports as staging ground for arctic drilling campaign. SEATTLE, May 18 (UPI) — Energy company Royal Dutch Shell picked the wrong city to serve as a base of operations for its offshore Alaska program, advocacy groups […]

Shell’s Report On Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violation Privileged: Texas High Court

By Jess Davis Law360, Dallas (May 15, 2015, 7:02 PM ET) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday held that a report Shell Oil Co. made to the U.S. Department of Justice about a possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violation is absolutely privileged and cannot be the basis for an employee’s defamation claim. Siding with […]

Hundreds of activists launch floating protest against new Arctic drilling rig

Hundreds of activists launch floating protest against new Arctic drilling rig: Sunday 17 May 2015 Hundreds of activists decked out in neoprene wetsuits and life jackets took to the water off Seattle in kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and other vessels to send the message that Royal Dutch Shell should cancel its plan to drill in the […]

‘Paddle in Seattle’ Arctic oil drilling protest

BBC NEWS ARTICLE: SUNDAY 17 MAY 2015 ‘Paddle in Seattle’ Arctic oil drilling protest Hundreds of people in kayaks and small boats have staged a protest in the north-western US port city of Seattle against oil drilling in the Arctic by the Shell energy giant. Paddle in Seattle was held by activists who said the […]

Arctic Drilling Protests Greet Royal Dutch Shell Drilling Rigs In Seattle

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: May 16, 2015 at 9:07 am EST The protest by environmental groups and the people of Seattle against Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) move to dock its drilling rigs at the city’s port is growing by the day. The port of Seattle had earlier decided to grant access to Shell’s Arctic […]

Protesters in Seattle to take on Shell Arctic oil drilling plans

SEATTLE | BY VICTORIA CAVALIERE Commodities | Sat May 16, 2015 12:00pm BST Hundreds of activists, many in boats and kayaks, were gearing up on Saturday to protest plans to store two Royal Dutch Shell drilling rigs in Seattle’s waterfront before the oil giant resumes Arctic oil exploration this summer. Environmental groups have vowed to […]

Seattle ‘kayak-tivists’ take on Shell in battle over Arctic oil drilling

Seattle ‘kayak-tivists’ take on Shell in battle over Arctic oil drilling Rose Hackman in New York: Saturday 16 May 2015 12.30 BST To Klapstein, the correct analogy is that of a plane crash. “Can you imagine being told to get on a plane that has a 75% chance of crashing? Who gets on a plane that has a […]

Why is Shell steaming toward risk with oil at $65 a barrel?

By Eric Roston published 16 May 2015 by Bloomberg.com In December 1979, in the wake of the Iranian revolution and the oil price shock, executives from the biggest energy companies converged on Fairbanks for an auction of leases to drill in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea. Oil was nearing a then-record $29 a barrel. “This is the hottest area in […]

Obama: Shell developed high safeguards against Arctic spills

Associated Press: 14 May 2015 Obama: Shell developed high safeguards against Arctic spills CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama says experts have concluded that Royal Dutch Shell has developed strong safeguards to undertake offshore oil exploration in Arctic waters. Obama says his administration delayed Shell’s application for exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea […]

Seattle, like it or not, becomes Shell’s Arctic base

BY PHUONG LE: Associated Press: 14 May 2015 Seattle, like it or not, becomes Shell’s Arctic base The arrival in Seattle Thursday of an oil rig Royal Dutch Shell is outfitting for oil exploration in the remote Arctic Ocean marks a pivotal moment for an environmental movement increasingly mobilized around climate change. Activists paddling out in […]