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Shell News Saturday, 15 January 2005

Shell News Saturday, 15 January 2005

FINANCIAL TIMES: Shell and BP win contracts in Iraq: “Shell, the Anglo-Dutch energy group, has been invited to take part in a project to work out how more oil can be extracted from the Kirkuk field in northern Iraq, which has been in operation since 1927.” ( 15 Jan 05

THE LONDON TIMES: BP and Shell establish new toehold in Iraqi oil industry: “BP AND Royal Dutch/Shell have taken their first tentative steps towards rebuilding their presence in oil-rich Iraq after yesterday signing consultancy contracts with the interim government.” ( 15 Jan 05

The Guardian: Inside track: Shell UK: “Shell operates in more than 145 countries, and employs more than 119,000 people. The company is also involved in generating electricity, including wind power, and producing solar panels; producing petrochemicals that are used for plastics, coatings and detergents; and developing technology for hydrogen vehicles.” ( 15 Jan 05

Irish Times: Shell may go to court as Corrib land talks falter: “Shell E&P Ireland may seek a court injunction to gain access to land needed for the Corrib gas pipeline after talks broke down this week with north Mayo landowners.” ( 15 Jan 05

DAILY TELEGRAPH (UK): Honest John’s Agony column: “Most readers report improvements on Optimax, but Ofcom has censured Shell for claiming performance benefits.” ( 15 Jan 05

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Shut-In Nigeria Oil Flow Stations Restarted –Shell: “Royal Dutch/Shell has reopened the last of five oil flow stations in the Niger Delta shut-in during a dispute with local villagers, a company spokesman said Friday.” ( 15 Jan 05

London Evening Standard: “OIL GIANT Shell may be off to sunny Spain to boost its depleted oil and gas reserves. At least, that was the whisper in the Square Mile today after reports that the troubled group may be lining up a multi-billion takeover of Repsol.”: “Shell is still getting to grips with the fallout from last year’s oil reserves fiasco which resulted in more than 20% wiped off its book value and heads rolling in the boardroom” ( Posted 15 Jan 05 Shell Waves Olive Branch to Niger Deltans: “MULTINATIONAL Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has set for itself, the task of rebuilding its image among its often angry host communities, especially the Ogoni.” ( Posted 15 Jan 05 Shell Joins Evaluation Study of Iraq’s Kirkuk Oilfield: “Shell will lend its expertise in exploiting both mature and development fields, as well as providing training for Iraqi oil industry workers, said the group in a press release.” ( Posted 15 Jan 05 and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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