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Kashagan Debacle: Not enough engineers, too many idiots

When John Stubbs was assigned to the Kashagan project, he was confronted by an over-budget hopelessly out-of-control shambles and advised Shell senior management that he did not want the job. He was bluntly told by Shell EP boss Malcolm Brinded, to take it, or leave the company. Stubbs, an engineer and project manager highly regarded by […]

Visitors to please note

By John Donovan The server for this website is being transferred back to the USA. The work will be undertaken from Sunday 30 March and should be completed no later than 1 April. There should not be any interruption to website access, but we will not be able to add new articles or Shell Blog […]


This article has been deleted at the request of Iain Percival. RELATED CORRESPONDENCE ON SHELL BLOG Stuart Posted on Mar 11th, 2014 at 22:33 With unreserved apologies if you HAVE gotten his support: I find it very sad that you would decide to publish old documents from Iain, a man whose integrity and dignity you […] website under Denial of Service Attack?

By John Donovan Regular visitors may have noticed that this website was down for almost 24 hours last week. This was because we doubled the power of our server to cope with unexplained surges in traffic, which made access sluggish at times. Today the site is being bombarded with Shell Blog comments, made in multiple […]

Top Shell news

Screenshot below shows first five of 7,340 results generated by Googling “Royal Dutch Shell” under “news” category at 18.00 UK time on Sunday 12 Jan 2014. Four out of the top five articles were authored by John Donovan and can be found on this website:   A screenshot taken at 22.30 on the same […]

LNG deal ushers in tighter Shell spending regime

In a separate announcement on Thursday, Shell revealed that Voser, who surprised investors last year with news of his early retirement, will be repatriated to his native Switzerland, where he will work for the local subsidiary on his full group chief executive pay and with a full pro-rata bonus. Thu Jan 2, 2014 11:02am EST […]

Shell Sponsored Corruption of the Garda

As previous agreed, I am sending two of my Investigators (Rody Butler and Sivan Govinder) to London on the 10th December 2013 to interview you at the Irish Embassy.  Further details will follow closer to the date. We are making the booking today for them to travel to London and cannot be changed. EMAIL SENT […]

Arctic 30 images outside Shell HQ

Greenpeace has unveiled giant portraits of the activists arrested in Russia as part of the group’s continuing campaign against drilling in the Arctic. The images were placed outside the London offices of oil giant Shell. Western Morning News: Friday, November 22, 2013 Greenpeace has unveiled giant portraits of the activists arrested in Russia as part of […]

Slaughter and May Reservations over Royal Dutch Shell SEC filing

I wonder how many ordinary stock holders in Royal Dutch Shell Plc are aware of the extensive reservations set out by Slaughter and May in Exhibit 5.1 attached to an SEC filing involving gazillions of dollars, in which Royal Dutch Shell Plc is the sole guarantor?; e.g. “undertakings, covenants and indemnities contained in the Indenture may not […]

Gardaí deny booze bribes

Superintendent appointed to examine allegations Áine Ryan A SENIOR garda is examining serious allegations about Belmullet gardaí accepting boxes of booze from Shell before Christmas 2007, The Mayo News can exclusively reveal. The Garda Press Office confirmed last night that ‘a garda superintendent had been appointed to examine the matter’. It declined to confirm the […]

Garda examining claims alcohol was delivered to Mayo station

ARTICLES BY LORNA SIGGINS ABOUT THE SHELL GARDA SCANDAL PUBLISHED TODAY AUG 13, BY THE IRISH TIMES Garda examining claims alcohol was delivered to Mayo station Senior officer’s examination underway for over a month Tue, Aug 13, 2013 An Garda Síochána has appointed a senior officer to examine claims a company contracted to Shell E&P […]

Denial of Service Attack on Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com Website?

It is true that the attacks by an unknown party on our website all too often seem to coincide with an important breaking news story about Shell. It is also true that we have broken important Shell news stories as a result of information received from our insider sources. We know this is a matter […]

Jeroen van der Veer: Hypocrite Supreme

Mr Van der Veer (shown right) is no fan of this website. In January 2008, as was reported in The Times, we published a leaked email from him in which he forecast that world demand for oil and gas would outstrip supply within 7 years. Events has shown that he was talking nonsense on that […]


Under the circumstances, I wondered if a pilot scheme was underway in Ireland already, with Shell sponsoring the Garda? Was some foolish government official or department conned into believing that Royal Dutch Shell is reputable? If so, I would have thought the sponsorship should flow into state coffers, rather than down the throats of apparently […]