Comments on: Shell Blog http://royaldutchshellplc.com News and information on Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:25:40 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Releived http://royaldutchshellplc.com/wp-wall-guestbook/#comment-990584 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:25:40 +0000 http://royaldutchshellplc.com/?page_id=16226#comment-990584 Correct me if I am wrong somebody, but I believe I read that RDS’s gross revenues are equivalent to about 85% of the Netherlands Gross Domestic Product. With that kind of cash flow I would say that RDS clearly has the Dutch government in their back pocket.

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By: Zik Gbemre http://royaldutchshellplc.com/wp-wall-guestbook/#comment-987356 Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:39:29 +0000 http://royaldutchshellplc.com/?page_id=16226#comment-987356 THIS POSTING BY Zik Gbemre WAS TO LARGE TO BE PUBLISHED ON THE SHELL BLOG, SO IT HAS BEEN PUBLISHED AS AN ARTICLE: OBJECTION TO MR. OSAGIE OKUNBOR AS MD/COUNTRY CHAIR OF SHELL (SPDC) NIGERIA

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By: Relieved http://royaldutchshellplc.com/wp-wall-guestbook/#comment-986938 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:45:30 +0000 http://royaldutchshellplc.com/?page_id=16226#comment-986938 To LondonLad and USCitizen: Welcome back! This blog was getting a bit boring without you guys, even if you are hardcore RDS fans.

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By: UScitizen http://royaldutchshellplc.com/wp-wall-guestbook/#comment-986067 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:58:21 +0000 http://royaldutchshellplc.com/?page_id=16226#comment-986067 Geez – Shell’s public website on GTL clearly discusses the technology it is based on, no one is trying to muddy that water but John. The key is the more than 3500 patents Shell developed to make it commerically viable. It was proven to work 75 years before Bintulu in a lab, but not scalable, minor detail huh?? Shell and Sasol made that happen with hugh research investments. If it was off the shelf, many more folks would be building would they not?? Come on, engage the brain.

Shell MDS Technology and Process
Shell MDS technology is a modern version of the Fisher-Tropsch process which was invented back in 1920s. The Shell MDS process, however, uses a much more active and selective proprietary Shell catalyst, which enables the technology to be brought to full commercial operations.

It may be interesting for your readers to know that the process used at Pearl and Bintulu is the “Fischer-Tropsch Process” developed in Germany in the 1920s due to a shortage of petroleum resources and taking advantage of an abundance of coal (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fischer%E2%80%93Tropsch_process ). It was further developed by Sasol in South Africa during the 1970s to address the shortage of oil caused by the oil embargo.

LondonLad refers to the “Fischer-Tropsch” process as SMDS (Shell Middle Distillate Synthesis) and implies that it is something newly developed by Shell. It is neither new nor was it developed by Shell. The technology was proven 75 years before Bintulu exploded, and similar plants have been in operation in South Africa since the 1970s. The only difference was that the South African plants did not have to contend with smoke from forest fires.

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By: LondonLad http://royaldutchshellplc.com/wp-wall-guestbook/#comment-985402 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:25:49 +0000 http://royaldutchshellplc.com/?page_id=16226#comment-985402 Why should Shell et al have to sue someone just to prove their innocence? Trouble is that there are too many people who believe in suing just to make a fast buck. (Nigerians in the Delta region spring to mind.) All I can say is that Shell does not appear to have done anything wrong (let’s face it the Irish drink at the drop a hat, so a little top up from Shell would not cause any harm) it is merely those people who want to cause trouble with Shell’s gas projects in Ireland. Why do we have to keep seeing that girl with the “Shell’s cops” banner? As I have said before, I suggest the Irish trouble makers think long and hard about the prospect of having to use gas from Putin (see what has happened to the Ukraine). There got that off my chest, albeit that it is just to reduce the amount of footage that “Relieved” has produced recently in the blog.

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