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Shell News Archive Friday 3 December, 2004

Shell News Archive Friday 3 December, 2004 Reply letter from 10 Downing Street (SEE LETTER IMMEDIATELY BELOW): Posted on website 3 Dec 04 LETTER FROM ALFRED DONOVAN TO PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR REGARDING “CODES OF PRACTICE” GENERALLY AND SHELL’S STATEMENT OF GENERAL BUSINESS PRINCIPLES IN PARTICULAR: “The reserves scandal was of such global magnitude that it has brought about the demise of a great British company, The Shell Transport & Trading Company plc, which, under the recently announced “merger” plan with Royal Dutch Petroleum Company, will cease to exist. The HQ for Royal Dutch Shell plc will be in Holland and the majority of senior management will be Dutch. “Posted 25 Nov 04 Jones Newswires: Shell Resumes Gasoline, Diesel Retail Operations In India – Executive: “The Indian unit of Royal Dutch/Shell Group (RD) has resumed gasoline and diesel retail operations in the country after a gap of nearly three decades.” ( 3 Dec 04 (Nigeria): Shell Dares Senate, Says ‘You’re No Court’: “The Committee on Compliance with Senate Resolution had on Wednesday threatened to nationalise the SPDC…”: “In a press statement issued yesterday, Shell said pronouncing judgement and awarding compensation in a matter of disputes between parties was clearly outside the jurisdiction of the National Assembly.”: “SPDC maintains that it is a responsible corporate citizen, and that it has over the years sought to carry out its operations in Nigeria in a responsible manner…” ( 3 Dec 04 MOSOP Hints On Return of Shell to Ogoniland: “PRESIDENT of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Mr. Ledum Mitee, says there is the likelihood of Shell and other oil companies resuming work in Ogoni if the process towards that goal is credible. He was reacting to efforts by President Olusegun Obasanjo to reconcile the Ogoni and Shell.” ( Posted 3 Dec 04 (India): Shell begins retailing petrol in India: “”We have commissioned our first retail outlet in Bangalore. We have a licence to set up 2,000 outlets,” Vikram Mehta, Shell India’s Chairman, told reporters on the sidelines of a business conference.” ( 3 Dec 04

THE TIMES (UK): Tempus: Predictable Reed meets its target but still disappoints: “REED ELSEVIER could teach Royal Dutch/Shell a thing or two. Not only do the English and the Dutch get on just fine at Reed (largely because Sir Crispin Davis, Reed’s chief executive, tells everybody who is boss), but the media and information group is a byword for steady predictability — of the kind once personified by the oily folks at Shell.” ( 3 Dec 04

AFX Europe (Focus): BHP Billiton will not comment on speculated Woodside ownership change: “Media reports have suggested that the Shell stake may be up for sale but there has been no confirmation by Shell or Woodside.” ( 3 Dec 04 and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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