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Shell News Archive Tuesday 6 December, 2005

Shell News Archive Tuesday 6 December, 2005

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Corporate Reputation Survey: “Companies with the best and worst reputations”
PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS: Royal Dutch Shell – No 54 out of 60
SINCERITY OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS: Lowest Percentage of Positive Ratings for Sincerity: Royal Dutch Shell – Grouped with Tyco, Halliburton, Enron etc
CORPORATE WEB SITE RECALL: Under “Lowest Recall”: Royal Dutch Shell grouped with MCl-WorldCom, Enron etc
Tuesday 6 December 2005: READ
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Word-of-Mouth Is Cheap, But Valuable, Survey Finds: “Word-of-mouth had similar impact on companies with the lowest reputations in the ranking. It accounted for about a third of the future purchase decision in the case of Royal Dutch Shell…: Posted 6 December 2005: READ
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Ranking Corporate Reputations: Bottom 10 (Worst Reputations): At 54. Royal Dutch Shell: 55: Tyco International: 57: Halliburton: 60: Enron: Tuesday 6 December 2005: READ
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: North Sea oil producers face tax increase in U.K.: Many major oil companies, including BP PLC and Royal Dutch Shell PLC, may have some insulation from the effect of the tax increase, since their overall production is spread out over many regions in the world.”: Tuesday 6 December 2005: READ
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE: Corporate Social Concerns: Are They Good Citizenship, Or a Rip-Off for Investors?: “It is time to smash the myth that fossil-fuel extraction benefits local populations. MNCs, like Shell, Chevron, Exxon have been operating in resource rich (oil, timber, minerals) countries for decades, yet large scale extraction projects are strongly linked to higher poverty rates and increasing national debt that robs key resources better used for education, health care, and building local economies. Even the World Bank’s Extractive Industry Review recommended no more funding for fossil-fuel projects because it runs directly counter to the goals of poverty alleviation. Look at Ecuador, look at Nigeria, look at the Congo.”: Tuesday 6 December 2005: READ “Geriatric” Jacobs: A Shell insider comments on an FT article about Aad Jacobs, the Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc.: “I find it incredible that big companies hang on to these geriatrics.”: “…the salmon was getting cold so he could not spend more time on this minor issue of bad reserves reporting. He had done what a chairman of the supervisory board had to do and continued with his lunch.”: December: READ
New Europe (Greece): Shell interested in Kyoto protocol projects in Russia: Tuesday 6 December 2005: READ (Iran): Shell, Repsol to develop SP phases 13, 13A: “Akbar Torkan, the managing director of Pars Oil and Gas Company said on Tuesday that Iran signed the contract with the Royal Dutch Shell Company and Italian Repsol on developing the downstream section of phases 13 and 13A of the South Pars (SP) gas field.”: Tuesday 6 December 2005: READ
Western People (Ireland): Shell hopes to gain access to Corrib site today: Tuesday 6 December 2005: READ
The Mayo News Online (Ireland): Shell to Sea re-affirms absolute commitment to protecting environment: “The breakdown in communication and confidence which has resulted has added to local anxieties regarding Shell’s activities,” the statement read.”: Tuesday 6 December 2005: READ
Lloyds List: Early oil flows from Russia’s largest upstream projects in Sakhalin: Ian Craig, chief executive of Sakhalin Energy Investment, explained why the budget increased to $20bn.: Tuesday December 06, 2005: READ
Irish Times: Opponents say gas report altered: “Micheal O Seighin, one of the five Rossport residents imprisoned for three months due to their opposition to the high pressure pipeline, told The Irish Times that the terms of reference for the Advantica study were too narrow and he expected that it would give the project a clean bill of health, with perhaps minor modifications.”: Tuesday December 06, 2005: READ
Daily Telegraph: Not much point in detail if you can shift boundaries: “With petrol prices still 20p a litre above the price two years ago, the oil companies are the easiest hit. Still, a doubling in the tax on North Sea oil production is a £6.5 billion raid over three years and a swingeing blow only three years after the last grab in 2002. Brown is banking on no one shedding a tear for a sector where the two biggest companies, Shell and BP, made almost as much in just three months.”: Tuesday 6 December 2005: READ
Asia Pulse: WOODSIDE SAYS NORTH ASIAN CUSTOMERS KEEN ON W. AUSTRALIAN GAS: “Woodside also announced today that Tim Warren would retire as the Shell nominated director on its board, to be replaced by Russell Caplan. Mr Caplan is currently a senior vice president on Shell’s global downstream leadership team based in London. Shell holds a 34.27 per cent stake in Woodside.”: Tuesday December 06, 2005: READ
Financial Times: Brown in raid on oil industry: “Gordon Brown on Monday imposed a £3bn-a-year tax increase on oil company profits from North Sea oil fields…”: Tuesday 6 December 2005: READ
Daily Telegraph: Ofgem turns up heat on suppliers: “Ofgem has effectively cleared BP, Shell and other North Sea operators of profiteering by witholding gas supplies.”: Tuesday 6 December 2005: READ
Lloyds List: World Bank agrees loan to help Gabon manage its oil: Country struggling to make the most of its natural resources set to receive $15m boost, writes Bruce McMichael: “Of the oil majors, Shell and Total have the greatest presence in the country, with Shell operating the largest field at Rabi-Kounga.”: Tuesday December 06, 2005: READ
Lloyds List: Oil majors look to generic FPSO vessels for deepwater fields: “ExxonMobil, Shell and Brazilian state oil firm Petrobras are thought to be in the hunt for generic-designed production ships and are likely to award multi-ship contracts early next year.”: Tuesday December 06, 2005: READ
Oil & Gas Journal: Shell aims to expand activity in Malaysia: “Shell Malaysia’s Chairman, Datuk Jon Chadwick, says the company is looking for more upstream E&P, reported the Malaysia Star.” Posted Tuesday 6 December 2005: READ and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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