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Royal Dutch Shell News Sunday, 13 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Sunday, 13 March 2005

The Observer: Shell caves in to Russian pressure on Sakhalin project: “Gazprom, the recently nationalised Russian gas giant, is about to muscle in on Shell’s $12 billion pipeline Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project.”: “; the deal would see Shell lose majority control of Sakhalin-2.” ( 13 March 05

THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK): Labour rejects gift of £500,000: “THE Labour party has secretly rejected a £500,000 gift because of concerns about the donation from a lobbyist with a colourful client list.”: “Other clients named include… Shell, the oil firm investigated and fined for misstating its reserves; and BAE Systems, which is being probed over allegations that it bribed Saudi royals and politicians to win valuable defence contracts.” ( 13 March 05

THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK): Funds that prove ethics and investment can mix: “CERTAIN companies attract the wrath of the socially aware. Nestlé, Nike, Barclays bank, Coca-Cola and Shell are among the global brands that have suffered from organised consumer backlashes.” ( 13 March 05

The Observer: Don’t go giving them money: Businesss is the key to beating global poverty, but we’re talking so much more than handouts, writes Simon Caulkin: “…Tony Blair’s Commission for Africa proposes yet another attack on the development conundrum, the Shell Foundation, an independent charity funded by the Shell group, is taking a rather different line…” ( 13 March 05

The Narco News Bulletin: Argentina’s President Calls for Boycott of Shell over price rise: “Members of the unemployed movement picketed outside Shell headquarters in Buenos Aires…” ( 13 March 05 and its also non-profit sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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