The Port Arthur refinery is one of three refineries in the Gulf of Mexico region owned by Motiva Enterprises, LLC, which is another 50-50 joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Shell Oil Company. Its expansion took 5 years and $10 billion to complete. But with the bad news of shutting down the expansion project on [...]
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By Joe Blow It was with some elation that I heard of Mr. Purves’ fall from grace with his superiors. In fact I popped the cork on a fine bottle of wine that I have been saving for just such an occasion. As I sipped my wine and imagined what must have happened, many theories [...]
“It would indeed be ironic if the resources of one investigative arm of the U.S. government has been used by Shell in an attempt to impede the Shell/Gale Norton corruption investigation being carried out by another investigative arm of the U.S. government.” By John Donovan In December 2009, following an analysis of Shell internal communications [...]
It is apparent Mr. Purves… feels that his most valued contribution is to spend his time getting rid of people who are both smarter and more capable then him. As most of you have seen the insider posting regarding the un-timely departure of Todd Monette from his Technology Manager role at Deer Park Refinery, the [...]
Greetings Folks, Interesting developments regarding Thornal and Royer, Thanks for bringing them forward Golden Triangle Watchman, I had intended to but got rather busy of late. Thornal was clearly an example of Purves rewarding his loyal subjects, Royer is a bit surprising. You see folks Mr. Royer had intended or desired to work a few [...]
By John Donovan Shell’s attempts at stemming the flow of leaked Royal Dutch Shell confidential information to this website using external security organizations, involving sinister “invisible” (covert) activity, has self-evidently been less than successful. The flow has increased substantially over recent months, as regular visitors and Shell management will have noticed. THE MOTIVA MAFIA It [...]
Morale at all time low, managers and supervisors more focused on fear of job stability – Shell insider
Morale is at an all time low, managers and supervisors are more focused on the fear of job stability than effective leadership. Many who have not been affected by the current staff reduction exercises are scared, and some are looking for a way out of Shell.
By John Donovan Rumors posted earlier today confirmed A leaked email dated 25 September 2009 sent on behalf of Tom Purves (Royal Dutch Shell Vice President Manufacturing US Gulf Coast and Motiva Vice President of Manufacturing), announces senior staff changes involving the Motiva Norco Refinery, the Shell Norco Chemicals Plant and the Motiva Convent Refinery. [...]
By “Jo Blow”, a Shell/Motiva Insider. I was asked to provide commentary on the email below which is a Shell/Motiva leaked email provided to this site by another insider. This email is believed to be authentic and authored by the sender Tom Purves, Regional Vice President of Downstream Manufacturing for The Americas Gulf Coast Region. [...]
“Jo Blow” has asked us to substitute the posting below for the one previously displayed. From “Jo Blow” Greetings, Yesterday I posted an article that I am not proud of. I allowed my emotions to cause me to lower myself in the last paragraph to a level that I personally do not care to sink [...]
For whatever reason inside me, something compels me to continue revisiting the post made by Uncle Tom
By John Donovan The following is a self-explanatory email I sent earlier today to Robert (Bob) Pease, President & Chief Executive Officer of Motiva Enterprises LLC, which is jointly owned by a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco and Shell. From the Motiva Website: Formed in 1998, Motiva Enterprises LLC operates primarily in the eastern and southern [...]
Dear Mr Funkhouser You may have seen the email I sent yesterday to Tom Purves inviting him to provide for unedited publication on our website, his response to the serious allegations leveled against him by contributors to our Shell Blog facility. As you are probably aware, you have also been a target for some equally [...]
EMAIL TO TOM PURVES: I am sure you must be aware that you are a constant source of controversy and debate on our website royaldutchshellplc.com with all manner of allegations concerning your alleged misconduct and alleged lack of ethics. The number of postings over the last 24 hours in particular is extraordinary. No other Shell executive from anywhere in the world attracts as many unfavorable posts on our site.