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Shell News Archive Saturday 26 November, 2005

Shell News Archive Saturday 26 November, 2005

Financial Times: Banking: Whales hold key to fate of voluntary guidelines: “Top executives at some of the world’s biggest banks have spent a good deal of time recently pondering the fate of 100 grey whales. The whales, which live off Russia’s Pacific coast, are threatened by Shell’s huge Sakhalin II oil and gas project, according to environmental campaigners who have been lobbying banks to withdraw funding from the scheme.”: Saturday 26 November 2005: READ

WWF International, Switzerland: Unfit for purpose: Shell consortium profiting from the riches of Russia’s Far East: “…an oil platform is being built at the very spot where the last 100 critically endangered Western Pacific gray whales feed off of Sakhalin Island.”: 26 November 2005: READ Dire warning to President Putin about $26 BILLION overrun on Sakhalin2 project: November 2005: READ

Irish Independent: Pipeline disaster report dismissed by Shell: “A DAMNING report that a high pressure onshore gas pipeline in Co Mayo has the potential to rupture with catastrophic loss of life, was dismissed yesterday by energy giant Shell as “highly speculative”.: Saturday November 26, 2005: READ

Irish Independent: Watchdog chief ‘used false passport on Colombia visit’: “Speaking after the CPI published a report on the disputed Shell pipeline in Mayo, Mr McDowell said: “I have the greatest misgivings about why this self-appointed investigating body has such an executive director.”: The CPI was accused of being a front for Sinn Fein-IRA intelligence gathering in the House of Lords earlier this year.”: Saturday November 26, 2005: READ

Financial Times: A refined approach to oil investment: “…Royal Dutch Shell… was just becoming entangled in its reserves overbooking crisis. While the overbooking issue was a significant failure of management, it clearly wouldn’t affect the actual amount of oil that the company would ultimately possess…”: Saturday 26 November 2005: READ

San Jose Mercury News: Shell handles 4,000 damage claims from oil refinery leak: “A Shell Oil refinery leak that sprayed 150 gallons of oil over the downtown area could cost the company more than $1 million to clean buildings and vehicles.”: Saturday 26 November 2005: READ

Asia Pulse News: SHELL, PETRONAS BUILDING FUEL FILLING STATIONS IN INDONESIA: Oil giant Shell will build 500 fuel filling stations in the country in the next five years to sell oil fuels, including subsidized fuels.”: Posted Saturday 26 November 2005: READ and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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