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From our Shell News Archive 1 November 2005

From our Shell News Archive 1 November 2005

Forbes/AFX News Limited: Striking workers at Royal Dutch Shell look to extend action to two more sites: Tuesday 1 November 2005: READ

Accountancy Age: Angry shareholders may sue Shell over tax bill: Monday 01 Nov 2005: READ

Reuters: UPDATE 1-Shell winds down Europe’s biggest refinery due strike: Tuesday 1 November 2005: READ

The Herald (Scotland): Two deaths on Brent rig were our fault, says Shell: “In April, Shell was given a £900,000 fine, equivalent to about an hour of its global profit, after admitting three health and safety offences.”: November 01 2005: READ

The Scotsman: Shell admits corporate failure on rig led to two men’s deaths: “”I wish also to emphasise at the outset of this inquiry that Shell will not depart in this inquiry from the rationale which led to the decision to plead guilty last year. “That involves an acceptance of certain deficiencies at a corporate level.”: Tuesday 1 November 2005: READ

The Daily Record: SHELL FAI: OILRIG CREWMEN WERE KILLED BY PATCHED-UP PIPE: “20-minute repair still there after a year, inquiry is told”: “Shell admitted breaching three health and safety regulations and were fined £900,000.”: Tuesday 1 November 2005: READ

BBC News: Oil platform deaths inquiry opens: “Shell admitted breaching three health and safety regulations and received what was thought to be the biggest fine given to a company following a North Sea accident.”: Posted Tuesday 1 November 05: READ

The Times: Inquest into oil rig deaths opens: “Earlier this year Shell was fined £900,000 after admitting health and safety breaches in relation to the incident.”: November 01, 2005: READ

Daily Telegraph: Investors consider suing Shell: “More than 1,000 British shareholders controlling over £100m-worth of shares in Royal Dutch Petroleum are considering suing Shell to try to claw back some of a multi-million pound tax bill caused by the restructuring of the oil and gas giant.”: “Shell should do for us what they have done for the refuseniks. They made billions of profits this year so they can afford to pay us off.”: Tuesday 1 November 2005: READ

Financial Times: Shell hit by strike in Rotterdam: “Workers at Royal Dutch Shell’s refinery in Rotterdam yesterday started the first strike to hit the Anglo-Dutch energy group since 1979. They were protesting at the company’s plans to raise their retirement age and change their pension schemes.”: Tuesday 1 November 2005: READ

Financial Times: Crude prices fall as Opec upbeat on capacity: “And with about 65 per cent of US crude production still shut after the hurricanes and the threat of strike action at Shell’s Rotterdam refinery (Europe’s biggest)…”: Posted Tuesday 1 November 2005: READ

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: The 50 Women to Watch: More than a year after being named to the inner circle at Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Linda Cook has helped seal a handful of megadeals that the British-Dutch oil giant hopes will catapult it past last year’s devastating energy-accounting scandal.”: Posted Tuesday 1 November 2005: READ

Reuters: Shell says Bonga oil field to start up in November: Posted Tuesday 1 November 2005: READ

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