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Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden Bows to Putin

Shell’s Ben van Beurden bows to Putin: Good Friday, 18 April 2014 For ever a 100 years, Shell has been driven by unscrupulous greed as its sole motivator. Shell funded Hitler and the Nazis party and has subsequently done business with a string of evil regimes, including General Sani Abacha, Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein and the […]

More on Shell’s Shenanigans in Alaska

Extract from an article by Haley McKey, www.defendersblog.org published 17 April 2015 by Epoch Times under the headline: “Big Oil, Bad Decisions: Coast Guard Report Sheds More Light on Shell’s Shenanigans in Alaska” …this report shows what we have known for a long, long time: that the fundamental problem isn’t faulty equipment or technical issues. […]

Ukraine Crisis Forces ‘Wait-and-See’ Approach to Arctic Oil

Extract from an article by Alan Neuhauser published 14 April 2014 by USNews.com “Wait and see” is the order of the day for western oil and gas companies that have partnered — or hope to partner — with Russia to explore the Arctic’s enormous energy reserves. And with good reason. As Russia, Europe and the […]

Royal Dutch Shell plc Wasn’t Kidding About Cutting Costs.

Article by Arjun Sreekumar published 16 April 2014 by The Motley Fool under the headline: “Royal Dutch Shell plc Wasn’t Kidding About Cutting Costs. But Will It Pay Off?” The company recently sold off key downstream assets in Australia, including a major oil refinery and network of some 870 retail gasoline stations, due to weak […]

Shell to discuss possible western Pennsylvania shale gas plant at public meetings

Extracts from an Associated Press article published 15 April 2014 by THE REPUBLIC PITTSBURGH — Shell Chemical LP plans to hold meetings in western Pennsylvania to discuss the possibility of building a huge natural gas processing plant there. In early 2012 Shell chose the site for a possible ethane cracking plant, but cautioned a final […]

U.S. eyes European safety standards for oil refineries

Extracts from an article by Susan Buchanan published 14 April 2014 in “The Louisiana Weekly” and The Huffington Post Oil refiners can learn from Europe as they try to reduce accidents at plants in Louisiana and other states, U.S. safety experts say. After a string of disasters, President Obama issued an executive order last August […]

Head-to-Head: BP vs Royal Dutch Shell

Extracts from an article by Holly Cook published 14 April 2014 by MorningStar Investor sentiment on Shell today is decidedly negative after years of poor execution. Shell’s big shale bets have been a huge bust, crushing the profits and returns of its upstream operations in North America. This is likely to be a drag on […]

Louisiana Benzene Case against Shell settled

“Shell’s potential exposure to litigation throughout the US for benzene exposure claims may now be very significant – this could be a repeat of the asbestos claims of a few years ago.” Extracts from an article published 11 April 2014 by HarrisMartin.com under the headline: “Parties Remaining in Louisiana Benzene Case Scheduled for June 2014 […]

Kulluk Grounding: Miracle no injuries or loss of life

Article by Tim Bradner published 11 April 2014 by the Alaska Journal of Commerce under the headline: Coast Guard: Tug engine failure blamed on water in fuel It is a mariner’s worst nightmare: At sea, in a bad storm, pulling a heavy load and working to keep control in a dicey situation. Then, all the […]

Obama Administration Asks to Revise Environmental Impact Statement for 2008 Chukchi Lease Sale

Extract from an article by Carolyn Davis published 10 April 2014 by NaturalGasIntel.com The Obama administration, joined by Royal Dutch Shell plc, has asked an Alaska district court to allow the U.S. Department of Interior to revise an environmental impact statement (EIS) used to support the Chukchi Sea lease sale in 2008. The U.S. Court […]

Political tussle over swearing-in of oil executives unfolds on Senate floor

Extracts from an article by RICHARD MAUER published 9 April 2014 by Anchorage Daily News JUNEAU — A request by a Democratic senator that a Republican committee chairwoman require oil industry officials to be sworn before testifying Wednesday about the effects of last year’s tax cut erupted into a sharp personal battle between the two. […]

Under oath admission of tax dodging in Alaska by Shell executive

Extracts from an article published by Sit News on 9 April 2014 under the headline: ‘Under Oath’ Request Unprecedented (SitNews – Ketchikan, Alaska) – Yesterday Senator Hollis French (D-Anchorage) sent a letter to Resources Chair Senator Cathy Giessel requesting that she use her statutory authority to swear in the oil industry witnesses who were scheduled […]

Shell remains committed to Alaskan arctic

Extracts from an article by Daniel J. Graeber published 9 April 2014 by UPI HOUSTON, April 9 (UPI) — The arctic waters off the Alaskan coast may be one of the more promising reserve basins in the nation, but exploration will have to wait, Shell said Wednesday. Ann Pickard, executive vice president for Shell’s arctic […]

Shell’s UK corporation tax bill tumbles

Extracts from an article by ROB DAVIES published 9 April 2014 by This is Money.co.uk under the headline: “Shell’s UK corporation tax bill tumbles by nearly 90 per cent as company invests more in North Sea and production declines” Shell’s UK corporation tax bill tumbled by nearly 90 per cent to just £55.5m last year, […]