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U.S. Justice Department Chilling Verdict on Shell Arctic Drilling Company

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs Monday, December 8, 2014 Drilling Company Charged with Environmental and Maritime Crimes in Alaska Noble Drilling (U.S.) LLC was charged with environmental and maritime crimes for operating the drill ship Noble Discoverer and the drilling unit Kulluk in violation of federal law in Alaska in 2012, the Department […]

Shell contractor faces $12.2M in environmental crime fines

The drilling operator of Shell’s ill-fated drill rig that ran aground south of Kodiak Island will plead guilty to eight felony offenses and has agreed to pay $12.2 million in fines and community service payments stemming from environmental and safety violations aboard its vessels, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday. Alaska Dispatch News article […]

SHELL DEFAMATION CASE HAS PROFOUND IMPLICATIONS

In 2009, Shell Oil Co. was facing allegations of international bribery in Nigeria. It told federal prosecutors that one of its employees approved and facilitated the bribes and then lied about his role to company lawyers. In 2010, the case took an unexpected turn. The employee, senior petroleum engineer Robert Writt, sued for defamation. He […]

John Donovan selection of Shell related articles

Royal Dutch Shell Chairman Jorma Ollila failed to disclose ownership of Luxembourg company worth €8.2 million: 27 March 2014 Worlds biggest breach of employee data – Shell or Morrisons?: 17 March 2014 What should frighten stiff Royal Dutch Shell shareholders: 15 March 2014 Shell Prelude FLNG: loss of containment of hydrocarbons almost inevitable: 21 Feb […]

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New revelations in Shell Corrib Gas Corruption Scandal

Now Superintendent Thomas Murphy has approached OSSL saying that he is going to investigate. He has presented himself “as an independent person to the ongoing issues in Co Mayo” with clean hands. I can only guess that he did not receive a share of the free booze received from Shell by hundreds of his fellow […]

Verdict on Royal Dutch Shell CFO Simon Henry

Shell internal email correspondence irrefutably proves that Simon Henry was aware in March 2002 that “reserves bookings were made that should not have been made”. Walter van de Vijver, the “sick and tired” Chief Executive of Shell EP, gave the information directly to him. As can be seen in the email, Walter van de Vijver aggressively […]

Reputational damage to Peter Voser

By John Donovan The mainstream news media is reporting that the reputational damage to Peter Voser and the Shell board arising from the Arctic meltdown is huge. The fact that Shell’s leadership is hopelessly incompetent comes as no surprise to us. No competent board with an ounce of commercial commonsense would allow this website to […]

Canada natives sue Shell over oil sands funding

Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:43pm EST * Community seeks C$1.5 million, citing blocked requests * Shell says has spent more than C$200 mln Nov 30 (Reuters) – A Canadian native group is suing Royal Dutch Shell Plc for what it said was a failure by the oil major to live up to environmental funding agreements […]

Evidence Shell is prepared to settle litigation on moral grounds

By John Donovan As we are approaching the 20th anniversary of our spectacular falling out with Shell, involving Six High Court cases, a County Court action and unsuccessful proceedings issued by Shell via The World Intellectual Property Organisation, I have been looking at some of the past correspondence in connection with articles we intend to […]

Hypocrisy of Shell CEO Peter Voser on BP Gulf of Mexico disaster

By John Donovan In October, the Daily Mail reported a “blistering attack on beleaguered rival BP over the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill.” EXTRACT FROM THE ARTICLE “Peter Voser said his company would never have made the mistakes that led to the death of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon rig and the biggest […]