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Shell News Archive Wednesday 8 December, 2004

Shell News Archive Wednesday 8 December, 2004

Western People (Ireland): Corrib group warns Shell of new battle: “After eight long years, one of the most hotly-debated planning cases in Irish history reached its conclusion last month when Shell Ireland Ltd finally go the go-ahead to develop a E500m gas terminal at Bellanaboy, on the North Mayo coastline”: “Although the news seemed to go in favour of Shell Ireland this time, the Western People has learned that the battle is far from over.” (ShellNews.net) 8 Dec 04

AFX Europe (Focus): Shell Canada announces large natural gas find in Alberta: “Royal Dutch/Shell unit Shell Canada announced the discovery of a large natural gas field in Alberta province, western Canada.” (ShellNews.net) 8 Dec 04

Expansion: Spanish competition authorities to hear Shell-Cepsa case (Shell/Cepsa: Competencia recibe el expediente de la operacion): “Spanish competition authorities have taken up the case after it was handed to them by the European Commission on November 24.” (ShellNews.net) 8 Dec 04

Lloyds List: Shell aims to stay at top by doubling sales in LNG sector: “Anglo-Dutch oil major Shell has vowed to protect its leadership in the liquefied natural gas market by doubling sales during the next six years.”: “’We are determined to retain our leadership in the expanding LNG business,’ Mr van der Veer told the European Leadership Forum in Paris. ‘Our LNG sales will double between now and the end of the decade.’ (ShellNews.net) 8 Dec 04

Lloyds List: Shell seeks exemption on LNG to India: “Royal Dutch/Shell is seeking an exemption to the Indian-flag rule on LNG vessel charters for imports to Indian terminals.” (ShellNews.net) 8 Dec 04

Financial Times: Good works in a corporate ghetto: “Christian Aid, in a report published earlier this year (Behind the Mask: The Real Face of Corporate Social Responsibility), describes Shell as being is at the “forefront of CSR” and yet its case studies on Shell and others lead it to conclude that “the corporate world’s commitments to responsible behaviour are not borne out by the experience of many who are supposed to benefit from them” (ShellNews.net) 8 Dec 04

NEW YORK TIMES: Protesters End Siege of Nigerian Platforms: “Hundreds of protesters ended their three-day siege of oil platforms in the oil-rich Niger Delta on Tuesday, paddling away in canoes and boats after Royal Dutch-Shell Cos. and ChevronTexaco Corp. agreed to talks”: “Villagers were protesting what they said was a lack of local benefits from more than four decades of oil drilling around their impoverished community” (ShellNews.net) Posted 8 Dec 04

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: UPDATE: Protesters End Siege Of Oil Platforms In Nigeria: “Oil operations in the restive Niger Delta are frequently disrupted by protests -some violent -on the part of aggrieved, impoverished communities that feel cheated out of the oil wealth pumped from their land.” (ShellNews.net) Posted 8 Dec 04

Sify.com (India): Shell still in race to buy HPCL: “The Shell Group of companies worldwide would move ‘large amounts of work’ pertaining to Information Technology application service to India…” (ShellNews.net) 8 Dec 04

allAfrica.com: $1.5b Payment: Senate Considers Sanctions Against Shell: “THE Nigerian Senate is considering imposing sanctions against Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) for what it described as the company’s effrontery and its refusal to pay a $1.5bn (about N201 billion) pollution penalty imposed by the upper legislative arm.” (ShellNews.net) Posted 8 Dec 04

allAfrica.com: Ojobo Community, Shell And Claims of Genocide: “…this time around a new lexicon was introduced into the litany of allegations against the companies, including claims and counter claims of sponsored killings and genocide against the people.” (ShellNews.net) Posted 8 Dec 04

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