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Shell’s Soccer Field Greenwash

From a Forbes article by Alex Epstein: Shell’s “Footstep-Powered” Soccer Field Will Never Work Oil giant Shell claims in its #makethefuture campaign that it is promoting renewable energy and helping a poor community in Brazil by bringing it “the world’s first football pitch powered by footsteps.” It has told 1.6 million YouTube viewers and counting […]

BP and Shell urged to stop using shareholders’ money to fund libertarian lobby group

Extract from a This is Money/Daily Mail article by Rob Davies published 2 June 2014 BP and Shell have been urged to stop using shareholders’ money to fund a US lobby group that promotes looser gun laws and the teaching of climate change denial in schools. The oil firms are members of the secretive American Legislative […]

Shell environmental rhetoric, vs toxic reality

Introductory flowery rhetoric in a 1958 Shell advert: Shell Guide to LIFE IN THE CORN “In the growing and ripening stages corn and hay are a sanctuary for wild life which man does not invade.” The advert concludes with the slogan: “You can be sure of SHELL The Key to the countryside.” Presumably this was […]

Shell the brand most targeted by activist

Shell Most Targeted By Activists Finds Global NGO Monitor Arun Sudhaman 29 Jun 2012 LONDON–Shell has become the brand most targeted by activist groups, according to a digital service that tracks NGO campaigns worldwide. Sigwatch, which monitors more than 4,000 activist groups globally, is expanding its service via a new website that provides a greater […]

Classic International concert REAPS what Shell sponsorship sows.

LONDON RISING TIDE PROTEST AT SHELL GREENWASHING Hot on the heels of their appearance at the Shell vs. Bodo case at the High Court, activists from London Rising Tide, staged a protest in and outside the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 23rd June, highlighting the greenwashing of shell’s tardy image through cultural sponsorship in their […]

Digital assault on Shell

By John Donovan The Financial Times has published an article under the headline “How Shell was hijacked in ad hoax.“ Extracts It is part of a web campaign jointly orchestrated by environmental group Greenpeace, activist organisation Yes Lab and members of the Occupy Wall Street movement to rally against Shell’s Arctic drilling programme. The digital […]

Evidence File

EVIDENCE FILE Litigation Against Shell New York Times: “Shell Oil Shareholders Awarded $110 Million”13 December 1990New York Times: “Shell Settles Dumping Suit for $3 Million”: 9 February 1995 New York Times: “New Settlement In Plumbing Suit”: 9 November 1995 New York Times: “SHELL SETTLES ROYALTIES CASE FOR $33.5 MILLION”: 21 March 2002 Mail On Sunday: […]


Action Ad (a) must not appear again in its current form. Ad (b) must not be broadcast again in its current form. We told Shell to ensure that they held adequate substantiation for their advertising claims in future. Shell UK Ltd Shell Centre London SE1 7NA Date: 19 October 2011 Media: Radio, Direct mail Sector: […]

Shell ads banned over fuel claims

19 October 2011 Shell has been criticised for exaggerating a promotion for cost-cutting fuels. The company has been banned from using two of its adverts which promote a money-saving fuel because they have been ruled to be misleading. A direct mailing advert, sent in March, said Shell scientists had developed a regular fuel to help […]

Court adjourns case against Shell

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday adjourned till February 3 further hearing in the suit filed by a Lagos-based arms dealer, Gabriel Akinluyi, against Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). Mr Akinluyi had in 1994 sued SPDC over an alleged breach of contract on arms deal. The plaintiff, who also joined XM Federal […]


The Office of Inspector General concluded an investigation based on a complaint that Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) received preferential treatment during the awarding of oil shale Research, Development, and Demonstration (RDD) leases in 2005 and 2006 by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Since former Secretary Gale Norton subsequently secured employment with Shell, we expanded our investigation to consider her involvement…

Shell BP Merger? A perfect fit

By John Donovan Updated 18 July 2010 Why all the talk of an American predator devouring a fatally wounded BP? Royal Dutch Shell and BP have a shared corporate culture that makes for a perfect fit. For many decades Shell and BP traded as a single entity in the UK under the name of Shell-Mex […]

Has Shell’s advertising budget been wisely spent?

FIRST PUBLISHED IN JUNE 2010 Shell’s latest corporate advertisement followed by candid commentary/analysis by Paddy Briggs (right)… LET’S DELIVER ENERGY FOR A CHANGING WORLD. LET’S GO Today’s consumers are smarter than ever about energy. Naturally they want it to heat, cool and light their homes, get them to work, and power their mobile phones. But […]

Shell decides to “stick to its knitting”

Posting by former Shell Executive Paddy Briggs on the article “Shell defends continued focus on fossil fuel-paper“: Mar 2nd, 2010 at 11:20 am Tom Peters seminal book “In Scarce of Excellence” was first published in 1982 and in it there were eight themes for success in business one of was “Stick to the knitting” – […]

Shell: We are serious about meeting climate challenges

…in mid-December, the Gazette reported that the California Air Resources Board (ARB) recently released data indicating the Martinez Shell petroleum refinery was the state’s second worst polluter of greenhouse gases — particularly carbon dioxide — in 2008. According to the agency, a subdivision of California Environmental Protection Agency, last year the facility discharged 4.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane and other gases into the atmosphere, contributing to the entrapment of solar radiation and warming of the planet’s surface.

Shell’s promise of a bright future turns out to be yet another false dawn

Fred Pearce, Thursday 17 December 2009 07.00 GMT Shell drip-feeds its environmental ‘credentials’ to the public. Photograph: James Boardman Editors must love Shell. Almost whatever I have read about climate change and the UN talks in Copenhagen in recent weeks, it has been flanked by the familiar Shell logo somewhere in the background. From […]

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