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Royal Dutch Shell CEO Highlights Somalia Holdings

Published March 21, 2013 by Dow Jones Newswires Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDSA, RDSA.LN) African exploration interests are currently focused on Tanzania and Zanzibar, CEO Peter Voser said Thursday, though he also mentioned the oil giant has blocks of land available in Somalia. Mr. Voser’s Somalia comments are the clearest indication yet the Anglo-Dutch major may […]

From our archive: ‘…Malcolm Brinded is certainly lying when he states that he did not know’

From a Shell Insider: “…Malcolm Brinded is certainly lying when he states that he did not know”: Mon 20 Feb 2006 04:27 AM EST Mr Donovan After reading some contributions to your site of insiders it made me decide to share something with you and your readers. Perhaps you see it fit to publish, I […]

Shell censorship of free speech on the Internet

“I also have doubts about the wisdom of allying yourself so closely and obviously to the Donovans, who seem to have raised Shell-baiting to such a level of vituperation (cleverly mixed with plenty of apparent balance and reasonableness) that it is difficult to see how either side can compromise without losing an unacceptable amount of […]

Motiva Enterprises Reports Flaring At Norco Refinery; Equipment Failure Cited

NEW YORK -(Dow Jones) Motiva Enterprises LLC Saturday reported the release of several contaminants to the atmosphere, owing to equipment failure at its 235, 000-barrels-a-day oil refinery in Norco, Louisiana, to the U.S. National Response Center. The unit upset released a combination of butadiene, benzene, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and hexane […]

Royal Dutch Shell: Murder and cover-up on the high seas

SHELL, DE HALVE WAARHEID EN DE DOOFPOT…. Shell, half the truth and the cover-up…. By Alfred and John Donovan  In 1974 it was reported that a Shell employee, Leo Rapmund (36), a crewmember on the Shell tanker, ‘Capulonix’, had gone missing, presumed lost overboard.   Over two decades later Rapmund’s family was contacted by a […]

UNFIT FOR PURPOSE?: RICHARD WISEMAN, CHIEF ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE OFFICER, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC

Below is an article supplied to Shell in advance of publication. The relevant email correspondence with Richard Wiseman, the Shell official who is the subject of the article is printed immediately below it. It contains his comments and our response. By Alfred and John Donovan This is the first in a series of articles in which we […]

Shell Pension Fund Smoke & Mirrors

EXTRACT FROM EMAIL RECEIVED FROM JONATHAN MORT, LEGAL ADVISOR (AND MANAGER?), SHELL SOUTH AFRICA PENSION FUND: It is apparently my draft response (per the email of 15 February 2009) to Mr Purchase (on 18 February 2009) which has driven you to the conclusions of conspiracies, collaborations and unethical conduct so liberally sprinkled through your article. The truth is more mundane, entirely proper, and (sadly for your website) considerably less newsworthy than the spectacular claims made in your draft article.

Shell South Africa Pension Fund: Ken Purchase email with Richard Wiseman, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Royal Dutch Shell Plc

Do you stand by your comments that the trustees and Shell are totally independent when the outside professional is formatting his advice and response to me after consulting Wanjiru.Kirima and others who I believe, but may be wrong, are funded by Shell?

Response from Jonathan Mort, legal advisor (and manager?), Shell South Africa Pension Fund

I refer to the draft article you intend publishing on your website http//royaldutchshellplc.com, as set forth in an email from yourself to Mr Brandjes on 25 March 2009 at 18h28. Thank you for giving me the opportunity of correcting some facts of which you may not have been aware.

Shell South Africa Pension Fund: Email response 27 March 2009 from Richard Wiseman, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Royal Dutch Shell Plc

From: <[email protected]> Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:22:14 +0100 To: <[email protected]> Cc: <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]> Subject: RE: Royal Dutch Shell Pension Fund Conspiracy and Deception Just to confirm, we have nothing to add to the replies already given to Mr Purchase. Regards Richard Wiseman Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer Royal Dutch Shell […]

EMAIL FROM JOHN DONOVAN TO MICHIEL BRANDJES, COMPANY SECRETARY & GENERAL COUNSEL, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC: SENT 25 MARCH 2009

Printed below is a draft article. It contains my interpretation of the information contained in email correspondence supplied to me by Shell SA retiree, Mr Ken Purchase. No doubt you will advise if any of the emails are not authentic. If I do not hear from you by close of business on Friday 27 March, I will take it that there is no dispute or challenge over authenticity, stated facts, nor my interpretations or conclusions, and will state as such.

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Bilderberg, Shadow Super-government: ROYAL DUTCH SHELL CONNECTIONS

Royal Dutch Shell Plc board members Jeroen van der Veer and Jorma Ollila, and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands – a long term major shareholder in Royal Dutch Shell – are all members of this sinister super secret group and all three have attended the infamous secret meetings.

What the news media says about the website that’s cost Shell billions…

On 25 January 2008, Carl Mortished, World Business Editor of The Times newspaper wrote an article headlined: “Shell chief fears oil shortage in seven years” in which he described the site as “an independent website that monitors the company.”

What the news media says about the website which has cost Shell billions…

In July 2007, the One World Trust, an independent research organisation associated with the UK Houses of Parliament and the United Nations, said in an “Accountability in Action” newsletter: “As The Royal Dutch Shell plc website shows, a gripe site can have a profound impact on global organisations”. The newsletter went on to say: “The site has not only cost Shell billions of dollars in Russia… “even Shell insiders unhappy with the company use it”.

Article by former Royal Dutch Shell executive Paddy Briggs: Shell pulls out of Wind Farm project

“…as a commentator on brand and reputation management I find Shell’s mismatch between rhetoric and reality a continuing and monstrous disgrace.”

It’s not the most elegant phrase to use but it seems appropriate – come on Shell “Cut the crap”.

Allegation: massive Sakhalin II pipeline hydrotest failure has caused major environmental damage

  Allegation: massive Sakhalin II pipeline hydrotest failure has caused major damage  The following comment was posted on our Live Chat facility on Thursday 1 May 2008 guest_9125 : Massive pipeline hydrotest failure on Sakhalin northern pipelines has caused enormous environmental damage and has set back project schedule by at least two months. Gazprom know […]

Article by former Royal Dutch Shell exec Paddy Briggs: Shell pulls out of Wind Farm project

Article by former Royal Dutch Shell exec Paddy Briggs: Shell pulls out of Wind Farm project ‘THURSDAY, MAY 01, 2008 Sometimes Shell’s actions are so extraordinary that you wonder if the announcements that they make are a wind up – thrown into the ether just to see what might happen. The withdrawal from the “London […]

Former Shell International HSE Group Auditor Bill Campbell comments on our article: ‘Contenders for the tarnished Shell crown’

My only comment on the statement that quote “Brinded has a track record of turning a blind eye to corrupt management and has the blood on his hands of Shell offshore workers that lost their lives in a preventable accident on the Brent Bravo production platform” was that he was in fact the corrupt Manager (Director) and the 1999 major audit atypically pointed the finger at him as the main catalyst for the demise witnessed in that organisation.

Contenders for the tarnished Shell crown

Contenders for the tarnished Royal Dutch Shell crown By John Donovan The Financial Times published an article on Saturday revealing Shell’s intention to make “one-off retention payments to three Shell executive directors”, Malcolm Brinded, Peter Voser and Linda Cook; the three candidates vying to succeed Jeroen van der Veer when he retires in June next […]

Email correspondence with former Shell International HSE Group Auditor Bill Campbell involving Royal Dutch Shell Plc Company Secretary Michiel Brandjes

Email correspondence with former Shell International HSE Group Auditor Bill Campbell involving Royal Dutch Shell Plc Company Secretary Michiel Brandjes Please note that the correspondence below is published without seeking prior approval from Mr Campbell. We accept responsibility for publication of his extremely blunt assessment of Shell EP Production Director, Mr Greg Hill.   EMAIL […]

Shell fat cat management unwilling to allow needy Shell pensioners to benefit from multi-billion windfall profits

Shell fat cat management unwilling to allow needy Shell pensioners to benefit from multi-billion windfall profits Introduction by John Donovan Paddy Briggs resigns from Shell Pensioners Association National Committee because Shell unwilling to consider sympathetically proposals for a special pension review for thousands of Shell pensioners, many very elderly, struggling on low pensions which have failed […]

Former Shell Exec Paddy Briggs comments on The Shell Foundation

  April 18th, 2008 03:22 Former Shell Exec Paddy Briggs comments on The Shell Foundation The following comments by Mr Paddy Briggs arise from a letter sent to The Guardian newspaper by Kurt Hoffman. Letter from Kurt Hoffman director of the Shell Foundation Paddy says… The “Shell Foundation” is a classic example of how modern […]

Goblok, Paddy Briggs and Shell ethics

By John Donovan The following is an extract from comments about Shell made by “Goblok”, an anonymous contributor to our website… A business not a charity and hopefully a responsible one most of the time. Is everyone in Shell decent and ethical – for the most part yes I am sure like most other MultiNationals […]

Former Shell Exec Paddy Briggs comments on the article: The Pearls of Shell

The Times: “The Pearls of Shell” April 16, 2008 Dominic Walsh: City Diary A colleague visiting Shell’s group head office in The Hague the other day picked up a booklet in the foyer entitled Shell Group Headquarters House Rules. On the inside front page is a section called “The Pearls of Shell”, which says: “The […]

The Shell Corrib Gas Project Controversy

By John Donovan We draw attention to the following selection of comments received in relation to the recent article: Email from Ireland concerning Shell Corrib Gas Project FOR THE CORRIB PROJECT From Goblok Most of this letter is bollocks: there are plenty of gas plants sprinkled across Europe with minimal Environmental foot print. If you […]

Shell’s shocking track record of unethical trading in USA

By John Donovan Introduction: The article below was supplied to Royal Dutch Shell Plc on 10 April 2008 on the basis that before publication we would delete anything stated by Shell as being categorically untrue. The text of the actual email sent is printed at the foot of the article. Because he is named in […]

Is there a Shell Corrib connection to the sudden resignation of Irish Premier, Bertie Ahern?

  By John Donovan In December 2005 we published an article containing the following paragraph: It appears that extremely powerful forces are at work and one wonders where the intrigue will lead in relation to the Corrib pipeline. Will “THE GREAT CORRIB GAS CONTROVERSY” turn into something even bigger – a full blown scandal? http://www.shellnews.net/week49/shellnewscorrib14dec2005.htm […]

Live Chat discussion about Shell ‘dirty tricks unit’ carrying out covert activities on the Internet

By John Donovan The following interesting discussion took place on our Live Chat facility following publication of our article… LATEST EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE WITH ROYAL DUTCH SHELL COMPANY SECRETARY MICHIEL BRANDJES PUBLISHED 28 MARCH 2008 The discussion concerns Shell’s surreptitious activities on the Internet. Related Live Chat discussion (We have inserted relevant hyperlinks) Guest 9362: The […]

LATEST EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE WITH ROYAL DUTCH SHELL COMPANY SECRETARY MICHIEL BRANDJES PUBLISHED 28 MARCH 2008

By John Donovan We have printed below our recent email correspondence with Mr Michiel Brandjes, Company Secretary and General Counsel Corporate of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. The subject is explained in the correspondence. John Donovan email to Mr Brandjes on 19 March 2008 From: John Donovan [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: 19 March 2008 15:56 To: ‘michiel.brandjes@ Cc: […]

LETTER FROM JOHN DONOVAN TO SHELL CHAIRMAN, MARK MOODY-STUART, 14 APRIL 1998

“the Statement provides, for our employees to follow and for the outside world to judge us by, an ethical framework which is mandatory, not optional: just having those principles is not enough. In the past: an oil company could say “trust me” and expect that to be enough. Today, people say, “tell me” “listen to me” “show me”. Trust has to be earned by transparency. That’s one of the most important lessons we’ve learned in Shell”.

A Black Eye for Royal Dutch Shell Chairman Lord Oxburgh in relation to Shell fraud allegations

ShellNews.net: A Black Eye for Royal Dutch Shell Chairman Lord Oxburgh in relation to Shell fraud allegations Tuesday 16 August 2005 03.50 ET A Black Eye for Royal Dutch Shell Chairman Lord Oxburgh in relation to Shell fraud allegations By John Donovan Shareholders and journalists who attended the AGM’s of Shell Transport and Trading Company […]

US Class Action Lawsuit Against Shell Given go-ahead by U.S. District Chief Judge John Bissell

ShellNews.net: US Class Action Lawsuit Against Shell Given go-ahead by U.S. District Chief Judge John Bissell Wednesday 10 August 2005 A securities fraud case against the world’s third-largest oil company, Royal Dutch/Shell Group, has been given permission to proceed by U.S. District Chief Judge John Bissell. The case stems from a sharp drop in Shell’s […]

John Donovan’s interview on Dublin Newstalk Radio 106fm – ‘The Breakfast Show with Eamon Dunphy’

ShellNews.net: The Jailing of the Rossport 5 by Shell John Donovan’s interview on Dublin Newstalk Radio 106fm – “The Breakfast Show with Eamon Dunphy”: Broadcast Thursday Morning 8.17am, 4 August 2005 Posted 17.30 Saturday 6 August 2005 EXTRACTS FROM THE INTERVIEW Unofficial Transcript: Extraneous utterances have been deleted e.g. err Substitute Host: Mick Clifford Mick’s […]

Why has Ex-Shell Boss Watts brought proceedings against the FSA?

ShellNews.net: Why has Ex-Shell Boss Watts brought proceedings against the FSA who did not name him in their Shell reserves scandal report but not against publishers and broadcasters who have named him in connection with the debacle? Tuesday 26 July 2005 Numerous media reports have categorically named and blamed Sir Philip Watts for the Shell […]

Latest on US Class Action hearing against Royal Dutch/Shell

ShellNews.net: Shell still under heavy fire in US Courts: Latest on US Class Action hearing against Royal Dutch/Shell Updated 11am Sunday 24 July 2005 By Alfred Donovan (new third paragraph: updates information on most recent court hearing) Civil Action 04431 in the US District Court of New Jersey: The Newark Star-Ledger article (link below) reports […]

Yet another PR disaster for Shell

ShellNews.net: Yet another PR disaster for Shell after Nigeria, Brent Spar, the reserves debacle and the $10 billion cost overrun on the Sakhalin-2 project: now the Corrib Irish pipeline “cause célèbre” Saturday 23 July 2005 By John Donovan The following article about the controversial Corrib pipeline project in Ireland was published by ShellNews.net three weeks […]

ANOTHER BAD NEWS DAY FOR SHELL

ANOTHER BAD NEWS DAY FOR SHELL LONDON TIMES ARTICLE IMPLIES THAT SHELL ISSUED A FALSE PROSPECTIVE FOR ITS MERGER: THE INDEPENDENT SAYS THAT SHELL IS “RUDDERLESS”: FT CLAIMS THAT INVESTORS DUMPED THE NEW UNIFIED SHELL SHARES ON THEIR DEBUT DAY AND REVIVES DESIRABLE PROSPECT OF TOTAL/SHELL MEGA-MERGER Thursday 21 July 2005 By Alfred Donovan We […]

A new company – Royal Dutch Shell plc is born tomorrow

ShellNews.net: A new company – Royal Dutch Shell plc is born tomorrow – but it will forever have a SECOND-HAND Internet id if Shell wins domain name battle Tuesday 19 July 2005 The World Intellectual Property Organisation has appointed a panel to rule on the complaint brought against Alfred Donovan in respect of the domain […]

Nearly 400 former Shell staff still wait on Malaysian Appeal Court hearing after winning their High Court case against Shell

ShellNews.net: Nearly 400 former Shell staff still wait on Malaysian Appeal Court hearing after winning their High Court case against Shell Posted 26 May 2005   In September 2004  the Miri High Court ordered Sarawak Shell Bhd (SSB), Sabah Shell Petroleum Co Ltd (SSPC), the Trustees of Shell Sarawak and Sabah Retirement Fund (SSSRBF) and Shell […]