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Shell steps on the natural gas

For the first time more than half the energy giant’s profits have not come from oil. The shift reflects a gas revolution Danny Fortson Published: 9 June 2013 Three months ago at a shipyard in Rotterdam, Daniela Voser, the wife of Shell’s chief executive, smashed a champagne bottle on the hull of a river barge. […]

Shell tries to downplay historic precedent setting verdict

By John Donovan The Times published an important article by Tim Webb today under the headline: “Shell counts cost of oil damage in Niger Delta.” (Page 39, Thursday 31 Jan 2013). Tim correctly makes the simple, but immensely important point: “IT IS THE FIRST TIME THAT A COURT OUTSIDE NIGERIA HAS ORDERED SHELL TO PAY […]

All the worst Shell traits – secrecy, haughtiness, inertia

 From our Shell News Archive Sunday 31 October, 2004 The fallout from the Shell reserves fraud continues… The Independent On Sunday (UK): Business View: Shell’s real location problem is finding more black stuff: “The misreporting of reserves scandal showed all the worst Shell traits – secrecy, haughtiness, inertia.”: “So what’s the hurry? Was it because […]

Shell Optimax: The wonder fuels that don’t deliver

FROM OUR SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE OCTOBER 2004 The Sunday Times: The wonder fuels that don’t deliver “In February this year the Advertising Standards Authority upheld complaints against the claims Shell was making in its adverts, including that Optimax gives “an extra burst of power just when you need it”. By Dave Pollard of The Sunday […]

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 […]

HAGUE TRIES TO HALT SHELL ‘MURDER’ CASE

“The allegations are grave: rape, systematic and widespread torture, extrajudicial killings.” THE SUNDAY TIMES: HAGUE TRIES TO HALT SHELL ‘MURDER’ CASE 27 May 2012 WILLIAM HAGUE has been accused of hypocrisy after the government intervened on the side of Shell, Britain’s biggest company, over court claims the oil giant was complicit in torture and murder. […]

Shell BP Corporate Espionage

A Sunday Times article published in June 2001 detailed Shell/BP undercover activities including infiltration, spying and subversion operations around the world directed at perceived enemies. Contrary to The Sunday Times headline, it was not limited to “green groups” – as can be confirmed by reading the article. CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE By John Donovan […]

Xena’s squeeze on Voser

The Sunday Times: Business Section Page 10: February 26, 2012 Xena’s squeeze on Voser ROYAL DUTCH SHELL must have thought it had done the hard work when it won permits from the US government to drill for oil in Alaska. Not so fast. There are still some fearsome opponents to be conquered, including Xena, the […]

Shell pledges to spend, spend, spend – but gamble leaves City cold

The Times: 3 February 2012 Tim Webb Energy Editor Ambitious plans to boost growth will cost too much and knock Shell off its top spot, the City warned yesterday. Unveiling disappointing results, the Anglo-Dutch oil group further unnerved investors when it said it planned to spend even more heavily on new oil and gas projects. […]

Blair’s ‘deal in the desert’ with Gadaffi paved the way for Shell and BP contracts

The release happened after Blair’s notorious “deal in the desert” with Muammar Gadaffi paving the way for multi- million-pound oil contracts with Shell and BP. (Saif al-Islam Gadaffi – above right) THE SUNDAY TIMES Headline: Gadaffi son may spill British secrets Sunday 20 November 2011 Marie Colvin and Dipesh Gadher THE London-educated Saif al-Islam Gadaffi, […]

Royal Dutch Shell, Tony Blair and Muammar Gaddafi

From pages 42 & 43 of “Royal Dutch Shell and its sustainability troubles” – Background report to the Erratum of Shell’s Annual Report 2010 The report was made on behalf of Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) Author: Albert ten Kate: May 2011. In May 2005, Shell signed an agreement to start a joint venture […]