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Shell News Archive Wednesday 21 December 2005

Shell News Archive Wednesday 21 December 2005

Reuters: Shell Nigeria pipeline still blazing, output down: “Oil workers in boats and a helicopter circled a huge pipeline blaze in remote southern Nigeria on Wednesday, surveying the damage caused by a suspected dynamite attack that killed at least eight people.”: “The fire is still blazing. It’s as high as a 10-storey building. There is thick black smoke billowing,” a Reuters witness said.”: 21 Dec 2005: READ
AP Worldstream: Crude prices flat ahead of key market data from U.S.: “Overnight, crude prices were slightly buoyed after news that unknown assailants had blown up a Royal Dutch Shell pipeline in Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least eight people and knocking 170,000 barrels of crude offline.”: Wednesday December 21, 2005: READ
Daily Telegraph: Wanted: western top guns to tame the Russian oil frontier: “Since Vladimir Putin seems keen to recruit well-connected Westerners such as Gerhard Schroder and Donald Evans to run his oil companies, here are some suggestions: Top of the list is Sir Philip Watts. This former Shell chairman could doubtless boost the size of Russian reserves…”: Wednesday 21 December 2005: READ
Financial Times: CNPC, ONGC link in Syria: “The 38 per cent stake in the Royal Dutch Shell-controlled Al Furat Production Company was sold by Petro-Canada, one of Canada’s largest energy groups, for C$676m (US$576m)…”: Wednesday 21 December 2005: READ
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: India, China Win On Venture’s Bid For Syria Oil Stake: “…about half of Syria’s total oil output, are operated by Syria’s state-owned Syria Petroleum Co., with Royal Dutch Shell PLC also holding interests.”: Wednesday 21 December 2005: READ
San Jose Mercury News: Shell refinery still dealing with cleanup: “The Shell Martinez Refinery continues to grapple with the fallout from a November oil leak that sprayed hundreds of cars and homes, with cleanup costs likely to run into the millions and investigations by several other agencies under way.”: “More than 2,300 cars and 400 homes have been cleaned, said Steve Lesher, Shell’s public affairs manager.”: Wednesday 21 December 2005: READ
The Scotsman: Oil giants review North Sea investment: “Oil & gas industry workers union Amicus has already written to energy minister Malcolm Wicks to request action against Shell…”: Wednesday 21 December 2005: READ
The Independent: Oil giants accused over Alaskan gas: “The soaring price of oil this summer provoked outrage among consumers and led to hearings on Capitol Hill over whether energy companies including Exxon, BP and Shell were profiteering.”: Wednesday 21 December 2005: READ
The Guardian: Climate of fear: “Shell was taken to the courts for continuing gas-flaring on the Niger delta.”: Wednesday December 21, 2005: READ
Kommersant: Western banks join environmental protection campaigns: “Shell failed to fulfill even its own environmental standards…”: Wednesday 21 December 2005: READ
The New York Times: Oil Pipeline Blast in Nigeria Kills Eight: Posted Wednesday 21 December 2005: READ and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

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