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Shell News Archive 3 November 2005

From Our Shell News Archive 3 November 2005 The EU domain battle

A recent example of an expensive lawsuit is the Shell case for and Shell lost this case. So far the lawsuit has cost millions and the domain still doesn’t belong to them.”: Posted Thursday 3 November 2005

Forbes/AFX News Limited: Shell and unions reach compromise, work at Dutch refineries to resume today: “…the CNV Chemie union confirmed that Shell has agreed to continue to allow its workers to retire at the age of 60.”: Thursday 3 November 2005

Expatica News: Shell strike ends with agreement on pension reform: “On Thursday morning the CNV chemical union threatened the dispute would spread to Shell’s NAM petroleum facilities at Emmen and The Hague. But by evening the FNV and CNV unions confirmed a deal had been reached.”: Thursday 3 November 2005

San Francisco Chronicle: : Chevron, Shell questioned about clashes in Nigeria: Amnesty to issue report on violence at oil facilities”: “The Amnesty report focuses on the oil-rich Niger Delta, a region gripped by poverty, pollution and inter-ethnic rivalries.”: Thursday, November 3, 2005 Shell Facing Shareholder Revolt Over Multi-Million Pound Tax Bill, London: The investors formed a working group last week and have retained the services of a City law firm with a view to taking legal action against Shell.”: Thursday 03 November 2005

The Times: Putin may force Shell to carry cost of Sakhalin overruns: “CONCERN is mounting that Royal Dutch/Shell may be forced to take a $10 billion hit (£5.6 billion) after the oil company’s chief executive was harangued by President Putin about cost overruns at the Sakhalin gas project in Siberia.”: November 03, 2005

The Independent (UK): Putin savages Shell over soaring Sakhalin bill: “Shell has acknowledged a conversation with Mr Putin took place on Tuesday.”: Thursday November 03, 2005

Daily Telegraph: Putin scolds Shell over Sakhalin costs: “Russian president Vladimir Putin has given Shell’s top executives a dressing down over the spiralling costs on the oil and gas giant’s Sakhalin project, reports claimed yesterday.”: “The news is a big blow for Shell.”: “Analysts at Morgan Stanley said if Shell lost the project it would dent production by 4pc by 2009…”: Thursday 3 November 2005

Business Wire: Ten Years After Saro-Wiwa Execution, New Evidence of Human Rights Violations in Oil-Rich Niger Delta, Says Amnesty International: Thursday November 03, 2005

AFX Europe (Focus): Shell, unions resume pensions negotiations under threat of more strikes: “Shell will have to come forward with new proposals — just talking and talking won’t stop us from striking,” the union spokesperson said.”: Thursday November 03, 2005

Financial Times: Russia presses Shell over oil project cost: “The Kremlin this week balked at Shell’s request to double the cost of the project to $20bn (€16.5bn, £11.3bn). Russia’s energy ministry said in a statement: “The Russian side has questions to do with poorly grounded changes in the spending estimates.”: Thursday 3 November 2005

The Moscow Times: Shell: Putin Did Not Talk Costs: “Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday denied a report that President Vladimir Putin had criticized the rising cost of developing the Sakhalin-2 production field”: Thursday, November 3, 2005

Expatica (Netherlands): Shell and unions reopen talks: “The unions agreed on Wednesday to suspend escalation of the industrial action by 24 hours. Workers at the oil giant’s NAM plants in The Hague and Emmen were to begin cutting production on Wednesday.”: Posted Thursday 3 November 2005

Forbes/AFX News Limited: Shell slumps on Sakhalin cost woes: Posted Thursday 3 November 2005 and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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