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Shell News Archive Tuesday 15 November, 2005

From our Shell News Archive Tuesday 15 November, 2005

ShellNews.net: Royal Dutch Shell fails to deny $26 billion overrun figure on Sakhalin2: Tuesday 15 November 2005: 08.45am ET: READ

ShellNews.net: Leaked Shell internal email from Tom Botts, Executive Vice President-Europe, Shell International Exploration & Production: Posted Tuesday 15 November 2005: READ

Houston Chronicle: Nigerian court orders an end to gas flaring: “Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, Exxon Mobil and other oil companies in Nigeria must stop burning off gas associated with oil production or risk prison time and fines, a Nigerian federal court has ruled.”: Posted Tuesday 15 November 2005: READ

JPT ONLINE: Offshore Europe Conference Assesses Hydrocarbon Demand Challenges: “Rethinking the Upstream/Downstream Split: Tom Botts, Executive Vice President-Europe for Shell Intl. E&P”: Posted Tuesday 15 Nov 2005: READ read more

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Shell News Archive Monday 14 November 2005

From our Shell News Archive Monday 14 November 2005

Daily Telegraph: Shell urged to help pay investors’ tax bills: “Lord Oxburgh of Liverpool, the former chairman of Shell, has called on the oil and gas giant to compensate British investors left with a multi-million pound tax bill from its restructuring.”: The vast majority of the 3,000 Royal Dutch holders accepted the deal after Jeroen van der Veer, Shell’s chief executive, warned his “toolbox” to help them was empty. But a small minority held out and were rewarded in late September when Shell offered a tax-efficient loan note alternative. The shareholders who originally accepted – and have been left with a large tax bill – are now considering legal action against Shell.”: Monday 14 November 2005: READ read more

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Shell News Archive Sunday 13 November 2005

Shell News Archive Sunday 13 November 2005

Sunday Business Post (Ireland): Cassells meets Shell and Mayo protesters to seek mediation: Shell mediator Peter Cassells held his first informal meetings with Shell management and action group Shell to Sea last week, The Sunday Business Post has learned.”: Cassells travelled to Mayo last Tuesday evening to meet Shell management and the five local men who spent 90 days in prison for refusing to undertake not to obstruct the Shell pipeline.”: Sunday 13 November 2005: READ

Sunday Business Post (Ireland): Shell strike could hit oil supply: “More than a quarter of Ireland’s total oil supply could be affected by a planned strike at Irish Shell next week, The Sunday Business Post has learned.”: Sunday 13 November 2005: READ read more

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Shell News Archive Saturday 12 November 2005

From our Shell News Archive Saturday 12 November 2005

BBC NEWS: Technician dies on offshore rig (Shell’s Sole Pit Clipper platform complex): Saturday 12 November 2005: READ

The Times: Chequing out: “SHELL has quietly banned cheques from its petrol station forecourts.”: “A company already with a reputation for arrogance and high-handedness, now I come to think of it.”: Posted Saturday 12 November 2005: READ

Financial Times: Oil companies poised to ride out dip and maintain strength: Saturday 12 November 2005: READ

Irish Times: Pre-Christmas action unlikely as Dublin Bus drivers vote for strike: “Meanwhile, Siptu has served notice of industrial action on Irish Shell on behalf of 65 clerical, managerial, supervisory and administrative grades employed in Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Cork. The union accused the company of attempting to impose change without agreement which would result in a worsening of employment conditions for its members. Pickets are planned from Thursday.”: Saturday 12 November 2005: READ read more

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From our Shell News Archive Friday 11 November 2005

From our Shell News Archive Friday 11 November 2005

Daily Mail: FSA halts probe into ex-Shell boss Watts: An internal FSA committee overruled the watchdog’s enforcement arm and dropped the case.”: Posted Friday 11 November 2005: READ

Reuters: NIGERIA: Problems persist in oil-rich delta 10 years after activist’s death: On 10 November 1995, and to international outcry, Saro-Wiwa and eight other members of the Ogoni people who live in the Delta, were hanged for murder by special order of then military ruler, General Sani Abacha after a trial widely condemned as flawed and before an appeal could be made. At the heart of the scandal was oil giant Royal Dutch Shell, which pumps nearly half of Nigeria’s 2.5 million barrels of crude oil exported each year.”: Friday 11 November 2005: READ read more

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Shell News Archive Thursday 10 November 2005

From our Shell News Archive Thursday 10 November 2005

The Guardian (UK) Ousted Shell boss cleared over reserves scandal: “Sir Philip is still facing investigation by the securities and exchange commission, the US financial regulator, into his personal actions in relation to the downgrades, while one major class-action lawsuit against Shell is under way in America.”: Thursday 10 November 2005: READ

Financial Times: FSA decides not to pursue individuals: “Item two: in July last year it fined Royal Dutch/Shell £17m for mis-stating its oil reserves. Item three: after an inquiry that lasted well over a year into the role of “certain individuals”, it announced yesterday that it would not be taking any further action.”: “Perhaps it was some mischievous computers that took it into their hard drives to concoct all those inflated numbers.”: Thursday 10 November 2005: READ read more

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Shell News Archive Tuesday 9 November, 2005

From our Shell News Archive Tuesday 9 November, 2005

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: THE AFTERNOON REPORT: “Oil executives went to Washington and tried to convince Congress not to siphon off any of their billions in third-quarter profits.”: Wed 9 November 2005: READ

Virgin.net: Shell’s ex-chairman escapes censure: “Former Shell chairman Sir Philip Watts has escaped censure from the City watchdog over his role in the oil giant’s reserves crisis.”: Wednesday 9 November 2005: READ

Reuters: FSA drops reserves probe into ex-Shell chairman: “Shell shocked investors in 2004 by admitting it had overstated its reserves by around a third. The scandal cost Watts and other senior Shell managers their jobs.”: Wed Nov 9, 2005: READ read more

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Shell News Archive Monday 8 November, 2005

From Our Shell News Archive Monday 8 November, 2005

The Independent: Business Analysis: Bulging profits make the oil majors an easy tax target for politicians: “The mouth-watering profits made by major oil companies on both sides of the Atlantic are proving an irresistible target for politicians. A special windfall tax on these earnings would neatly help ease the budgetary problems faced by the US and the UK, and in a way that does not directly hurt voters.”: “The embarrassment of riches has simply come from a runaway oil price that has much to do with Opec and geopolitics, and little to do with the ingenuity of Exxon, Shell or BP.”: Tuesday 8 November 2005: READ read more

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Shell News Archive for Monday 7 November 2005

From our Shell News Archive for Monday 7 November 2005

The New York Times: World’s Energy Policy Is Not Sustainable: Monday 7 November 2005: READ

RIGZONE: Shell Exploration & Production is Returning to New Orleans: Monday, November 07, 2005: READ

Financial Times: Shell’s ‘hands off’ approach pushes up costs: “Shell’s dependence on contractors may help explain why it has lost control over costs at some of its largest projects. This summer, the company said the price tag of Sakhalin-2, a giant natural gas project in eastern Russia, had doubled to $20bn.”: “Shell has conceded it has a problem.”: Monday 7 November 2005: READ read more

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Royal Dutch Shell News 6 November 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News 6 November 2005

Sakhalin Oil and Gas News: ANALYSTS FORESEE INCREASED INVESTMENT IN SAKHALIN-2: Week of November 6, 2005: READ

ShellNews.net: Royal Dutch Shell suspends its “Tell Shell” discussion forum indefinitely in response to censorship attack: Sunday 6 November 2005: 04.30am EDT: READ

The Observer: In the name of my father: “…Shell remains part of the problem in the Niger Delta but my feeling is that the company mistakenly believes it can ride out the crisis and return to Ogoni one day.”: Sunday November 6, 2005: READ read more

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ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NEWS SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2005

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NEWS SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2005

Daily Telegraph: Resistance pays off for Shell rebels: “Rebel Shell shareholders who refused to accept the terms of the the oil company’s restructuring, because it left them with big tax bills, look to have been rewarded for their resistance.”: “More than 1,000 British shareholders who accepted the terms are now considering suing Shell to claw back the money to pay the tax bill.”: Saturday 5 November 2005: READ

BBC Monitoring Service – UK: Amnesty International blames violence in troubled Nigerian region on oil firms: “Amnesty International has indicted the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria and Chevron Nigeria Limited for continued outbreak of violence in oil-rich Niger/Delta area.”: Posted Saturday 5 November 2005: READ read more

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From our Shell News Archive 4 November 2005

From our Shell News Archive 4 November 2005

Globe & Mail: Ottawa has many pipeline options, Shell says: “There are plenty of ways for Ottawa to help support the proposed $7-billion Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline besides taking an equity stake in the venture, the head of Shell Canada Ltd. says.”: Friday, November 4, 2005 Page B4: READ

The Times: Need to Know: “Talks between Royal Dutch Shell, the oil major, and unions to resolve a strike at the Pernis refinery in Rotterdam are to continue, according to unions.”: Friday 4 November 2005: READ read more

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Shell News Archive 3 November 2005

From Our Shell News Archive 3 November 2005

openprovider.co.uk: The EU domain battle

A recent example of an expensive lawsuit is the Shell case for royaldutchshellplc.com and royaldutchshellgroup.com. 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 read more

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From our Shell News Archive 1 November 2005

From our Shell News Archive 1 November 2005

Kommersant: Russian President Did Not Bow for Queen: “However, the main intrigue of that day was opened during the meeting with business circles of the Netherlands — the head of Shell raised the question about the participation of this company in the project Sakhalin-2.”: Shell sometime ago signed an agreement with Gasprom, and now Mr. Van Der Veer offered to reconsider the conditions.”: Wednesday 2 November 2005: READ

Reuters: Putin slams Shell’s Sakhalin costs – paper: “President Vladimir Putin told executives of major oil company Royal Dutch Shell Russia would not approve Shell’s request to let it double costs at its huge Sakhalin project to $20 billion”: “…Putin had spent more than 30 minutes criticising the cost overruns at the Shell-led Sakhalin-2. Putin’s criticisms come as a big blow for Shell…”: Wednesday Nov 2, 2005 7:20 AM GMT: READ read more

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New York Law Journal: Court Finds ‘Gripe Site’ Is Protected Free Speech, Not Defamation

Mark Fass
November 1, 2005

The contents of a New Jersey man’s “gripe site” — a 45-page Web site dedicated to the perceived misdeeds of his car insurer — were protected free speech that did not constitute defamation, a Manhattan judge has ruled.

Penn Warranty Corp. alleged that Ronald DiGiovanni’s site made eight libelous statements about its business, including that it is a “blatantly dishonest company” that has been “running scams,” “committing fraud on a grand scale,” and “ripping off its contract holders for quite a while.” read more

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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 read more

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