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Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden Bows to Putin

Shell’s Ben van Beurden bows to Putin: Good Friday, 18 April 2014 For ever 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 […]

6 Horrible Oil Spills Since Deepwater Horizon That You Probably Didn’t Hear About

Extract from an article by Kristine Wong published 15 April 2013 by Bonga Oil Field, Nigeria On Dec. 21, 2011, Royal Dutch Shell’s Bonga oil field in Nigeria leaked 1.24 million gallons of oil into the Niger Delta. The Guardian reported that satellite watchdog organization Skytruth posted photos indicating that the spill was 43.5 […]

Royal Dutch Shell plc Wasn’t Kidding About Cutting Costs.

Article by Arjun Sreekumar published 16 April 2014 by The Motley Fool under the headline: “Royal Dutch Shell plc Wasn’t Kidding About Cutting Costs. But Will It Pay Off?” The company recently sold off key downstream assets in Australia, including a major oil refinery and network of some 870 retail gasoline stations, due to weak […]

A piss up at Christmas time courtesy of Shell

Guardian/Observer Ed Vulliamy on Irish TV3: “And what worries me with this is okay this is the cops you know having a piss up at Christmas time courtesy of Shell and them unable to deny it.” Unofficial Transcript of a Vincent Brown interview of Ed Vulliamy broadcast 3 April 2014 during Tonight with Vincent Browne […]

Documents reveal extent of Shell lobbying in human rights case

The documents, obtained by the Corporate Responsibility Coalition (Core) and Amnesty International, show the closeness of the relationship between the multinational corporations and UK government departments. They also show that UK government officials were privately worried about being seen to be promoting business interests over ethical trading principles. Peter Frankental, economic relations programme director at […]

Stay away from Ogoniland, MOSOP warns Shell

Extracts from an article by Dapo Falade in Port Harcourt published 6 April 2014 by the Nigerian Tribune Dutch oil giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), may be heading to another round of crisis as the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has warned it to stay away from Ogoniland.  The latest warning […]

Shell Prelude: Tales of the Unexpected – When the party ended with a bang!

Tales of the Unexpected – When the party ended with a bang!: 3rd in a series of articles by Bill Campbell (right), retired HSE Group Auditor, Shell International, about safety issues relating to the Shell Prelude FLNG project Thus methane-air explosions are unpredictable, and by definition unpredictable events take you by surprise and can occur […]

FT: Shell receives 100-plus serious bids for its Nigerian onshore stake

Article published on 2 April 2014 by Seeking Alpha Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.A, RDS.B) plan to sell much of its onshore Nigerian production has been met with skepticism – with oil stealing rife in the Niger delta, who would buy? – but FT reports Shell has received more than 100 serious bids for its 30% […]

Shell: banishing delta blues

Extract from an article by Jonathan Guthrie published 2 April 2014 by the Financial Times Extracting Shell neatly from the delta acreages would be an early win for new chief executive Ben van Beurden. Oil theft contributed to the profit warning in January that marked his accession. Longstanding animosity to Shell feeds the problem. Government […]

Nigeria arrests two Britons over ‘oil theft plot’

Extracts from an Associated Press article published 29 March 2014 by Port Harcourt: Two British nationals were among 14 people arrested on suspicion of attempted bribery in connection with an alleged plot to steal oil from a pipeline, Nigeria said on Friday. The head of the Joint Task Force (JTF) of military and police […]

Oil Theft in Nigeria Continues to Plague Shell

Extract from an article by Arjun Sreekumar published on 28 March 2014 by The Motlet Fool under the headline: “Oil Theft in Nigeria Continues to Plague This Company” Though one could argue that Shell, which has been operating in Nigeria for decades, should have sold its sabotage-prone Niger Delta assets long ago, at least the […]

In 2 to 3 years gazillionaires will be coming out of Africa

Extract from an article by Nicholas Norbrook published 27 March 2014 by THE AFRICA REPORT Kola Karim, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Shoreline Energy International spoke to The Africa Report. Q: Shell and Chevron are getting out of onshore operations. How big is this and where is it leading? A: These guys […]

MEND claims Responsibility for Attack on Shell, Agip Facilities

Extract from an article by Segun James published 27 March 2014 by The Movement for the Emancipation for the Niger Delta (MEND) Thursday claimed responsibility for the attack on the oil facilities owned by the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) in Delta and Bayelsa State. FULL ARTICLE

Shell blasted amid poverty, conflict

Social Action accuses Shell of handing out payments for so-called security contracts to rival factions on opposing sides, who used the money to buy more weapons and ammunition to sustain the conflict. Extracts from an article published on 20 March 2014 by WAR ON WANT Shell will come under fire on Saturday, World Water Day, […]