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Climate Case Against Shell Begins In The Netherlands

Climate Case Against Shell Begins In The Netherlands

December 1, 2020

Activists march to Shell’s headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, in April 2019, delivering a legal summons to the company. The civil case began Tuesday, with plaintiffs demanding the company reduce its carbon dioxide emissions. Koen van Weel/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

In civil court in The Netherlands, hearings began Tuesday in a case against energy company Shell that could have implications for future cases and the role of companies in meeting climate targets. read more

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Communities in oil-rich Niger Delta pin hopes on Shell climate case

Communities in oil-rich Niger Delta pin hopes on Shell climate case

DAKAR, Dec 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As a legal case over energy giant Shell’s planet-heating emissions kicked off in the Netherlands, activists said the health and livelihoods of people in Nigeria’s oil-producing region would hinge on its outcome.

Royal Dutch Shell faced its first court hearing on Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by environmental and human rights groups in The Hague, the company’s headquarters. read more

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Shell faces Dutch court as climate change activists demand end to emissions

Shell faces Dutch court as climate change activists demand end to emissions

Thomson Reuters: Nov 30, 2020 7:03 PM

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell will face a Dutch court on Tuesday in the first hearing of a case brought on by environmentalist and human rights groups who demand the energy firm cuts its reliance on fossil fuels.

Seven activist groups, including Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth Netherlands, filed the lawsuit in April last year on behalf of over 17,000 Dutch citizens who demand that Shell cuts its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. read more

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Shell in court over claims it hampered fossil fuels phase-out

Shell in court over claims it hampered fossil fuels phase-out

Daniel Boffey in Brussels: Mon 30 Nov 2020 11.12 GMT

It will be heard that a cache of internal and external documents proves that Shell has known about climate change at least since the 1950s and has been aware of its large-scale consequences at least since 1986.

FURTHER EXTRACTS

A court in The Hague will hear claims that Royal Dutch Shell has broken Dutch law by knowingly hampering the global phase-out of fossil fuels, in a case that could force the company to reduce its CO2 emissions. read more

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Shell Convent, Louisiana, refinery workers get severance package details – sources

Shell Convent, Louisiana, refinery workers get severance package details – sources

By Erwin Seba:

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Hourly employees at Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Convent, Louisiana, refinery, scheduled for permanent closure as early as next week, received details this week of the severance package negotiated by their union and Shell, three people familiar with the agreement said on Friday.

Shell said on Nov. 5 it was closing the refinery after failing to find a buyer for the plant, which has been hit hard by crushed demand in the COVID-19 pandemic. A spokesman did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the agreement. read more

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Nigerian Supreme Court Upholds Oil Spill Award Against Shell

Nigerian Supreme Court Upholds Oil Spill Award Against Shell

Elisha Bala-Gbogbo: Last Updated Nov 30, 2020

Shell, the largest oil producer in Nigeria, have been beset by lawsuits involving the West African nation, many of them in courts in the Hague and the U.K.

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Nigeria’s Supreme Court dismissed an application by Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s local unit to review a $467-million award for damages caused by an oil spill half a century ago. Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour led a five-member panel of the court Friday that unanimously dismissed Shell’s bid for lacking merit. read more

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Trustpilot Review on Shell Energy: Utterly useless in every conceivable way

Utterly useless in every conceivable way. Broadband was installed badly and never worked (including the phone). Impossible to get them to repair it during lockdown, despite repeated requests, and customer service was spectacularly unhelpful. Eventually, I had no alternative but to cancel. I had paid about £250 for a year’s service I never received and was offered £30 in compensation. A disgrace. Avoid at all costs! Be warned.

Featured below are extracts from negative customer reviews about Shell Energy posted over the past 4 days on Trustpilot. Visit the Shell Energy page on Trustpilot to view all reviews in their entirety, positive and negative (and Shell Energy responses). Watch out for any fake reviews. Note the reoccurring themes in the negative reviews, including difficulty in communicating with the company. read more

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OPL245 Scandal: Coalition urges World Bank group not to protect oil giants

OPL245 Scandal: Coalition urges World Bank group not to protect oil giants

…prosecutions relating to the OPL 245 deal are live in two jurisdictions (Nigeria and Italy); Investigations are also live in The Netherlands, where the prosecutors have told Royal Dutch Shell, which was also a party to the deal that they have sufficient evidence to prosecute. 

By Press Release: November 22, 2020

A World Bank affiliated group may scuttle Nigeria’s bid to successfully prosecute illicit funds associated with the controversial OPL 245, a coalition of international anti-corruption groups has said. read more

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Green Is Good

Shell is undergoing a major restructuring which will also result in thousands of job losses.

Green Is Good for Power Traders Chasing $430 Billion Market

Lars Paulsson, Rachel Morison, and Jesper Starn: Published: Nov 22 2020, 10:30 AM: Last Updated:  Nov 22 2020, 1:53 PM

Extracts

Stricter climate targets are spurring investments in wind turbines, solar panels and battery systems, with Bloomberg Intelligence estimating the market may almost double in size in the next 10 years. With the European Union, U.K. and other governments increasingly turning their backs on fossil fuels, companies steeped in that business are looking over the horizon and seeing a new age of electricity. read more

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Oil Majors Are Paying The Price For Investing In Renewables

Oil Majors Are Paying The Price For Investing In Renewables

By Alex Kimani – Nov 19, 2020, 7:00 PM CST

Big Oil has been frequently lambasted for trying to burnish its green credentials through half-hearted investments in renewables. That might have been true for much of the past decade, but it appears to be changing as the oil and gas majors have started putting down big money into clean energy. For instance, European oil majors including BP Plc. (NYSE:BP), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A), Eni SpA (NYSE:E), Total SA (NYSE:TOT), and Norwegian national oil company Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR) have already invested billions of dollars in renewable energy and made big clean energy commitments.Yet, Big Oil just can’t seem to catch a break, with stocks of oil and gas companies that are investing heavily in renewables being punished by the markets. read more

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Trustpilot Reviews of Shell Energy: Terrible, Crappy Service, Horrendous

“Appalling customer service. They’ll keep you on hold forever and then ditch the call.”

Featured below are extracts from negative customer reviews about Shell Energy posted over the past 4 days on Trustpilot. Visit the Shell Energy page on Trustpilot to view all reviews in their entirety, positive and negative (and Shell Energy responses). Watch out for any fake reviews. Note the reoccurring themes in the negative reviews, including difficulty in communicating with the company. read more

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Is now the time to sell my Shell shares?

Is now the time to sell my Shell shares?

Tom Rodgers:

There’s an old maxim in the wealth management business that no one ever lost money investing in Royal Dutch Shell(LSE:RDSB) shares. No matter how excited young analysts get about the next big thing in battery metals, cloud data storage or AI, they would still recommend buying Shell shares. That’s because the Anglo-Dutch giant has offered predictable dividend income since 1945.

But could the tide have turned on Shell shares for good? read more

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North Sea Neighbors on Opposite Ends of Shell’s Tax Bill

North Sea Neighbors on Opposite Ends of Shell’s Tax Bill

By Laura Hurst: 17 November 2020, 11:21 GMT: Updated on 17 November 2020, 13:14 GMT

  • Energy giant gets money back from Britain for a second year
  • Norway, however, taps company for more than $1 billion

Royal Dutch Shell Plc pumps thousands of barrels of oil and gas from the North Sea every day. In Norway the energy major paid over a billion dollars in tax last year, but on the U.K. side, it got more than a hundred million dollars back.

The discrepancy reflects contrasting government policies and spending by the oil and gas giant. In Norway, Shell had an effective tax rate of 78%. In Britain, it paid no corporation tax because of losses tied to investments in new North Sea fields. It also earned rebates from dismantling old platforms in the region. read more

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Shell reveals latest year without paying UK corporation tax

Shell reveals latest year without paying UK corporation tax

Royal Dutch Shell paid no corporation tax in the UK last year even as it paid out billions of dollars in other jurisdictions.

The Anglo-Dutch oil major paid a total of $7.8bn in corporate income tax and $5.9bn in royalties last year on pre-tax profits of $25.5bn, according to an annual report published on Tuesday.

But the UK — along with France, South Africa and Indonesia — returned money to the company.

Shell received $116m from the UK government, following a similar return to the company in 2018, which it attributed to tax losses linked to investments in new North Sea fields and rebates tied to the decommissioning of ageing oil platforms. read more

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Shell gets UK tax refund, but pays over $1billion in nearby Norway

Shell gets UK tax refund, but pays over $1billion in nearby Norway

Shell paid billions of dollars in tax in 2019 to governments around the world. But in four countries, the energy giant got money back.

17 Nov 2020

The London-listed major paid $7.8 billion in corporate income tax and a further $5.9 billion in royalties globally last year, it said in a report. The Sultanate of Oman made up the lion’s share, receiving $2.89 billion from Shell. But treasuries in the UK, France, South Africa and Indonesia returned money. read more

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Shell and Exxon are aiming for multi-billion dollar green subsidies

English translation of an article published today by the Dutch Financial newspaper, the FD.

Shell and Exxon are aiming for multi-billion dollar green subsidies

Carel Grol: 16 November 2020

Four multinationals that want to store the greenhouse gas CO₂ in an empty gas field off the Dutch coast will apply for a subsidy at the end of this month. According to estimates, this subsidy could amount to around € 1.5 billion.

In brief

  • Four multinationals, including Shell, want to participate in a large-scale CO₂ storage project in a gas field under the North Sea.
  • It is estimated that a subsidy of € 1.5 billion will be applied for.
  • If the subsidy is paid, there will be less money for solar energy.

Four multinationals, including Exxon and Shell, will apply for a subsidy for CO₂ storage in a gas field under the North Sea. This grant is controversial as it is a huge amount for something that has never been done on this scale. There are less than 25 active large CO₂ storage projects worldwide. The so-called Porthos project in the North Sea should really be a breakthrough for Europe. read more

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