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Shell News Archive Friday 16 December 2005

Shell News Archive Friday 16 December 2005

Friends of the Earth: Shell accused of contempt of court over continued illegal gas flaring: “The ruling recognizes that gas flaring is a serious human rights violation”; Friday December 16, 2005: READ

 

Green Consumer Guide: Rare whales face oil project threat: “It is a scandal that UK taxpayers’ money is being earmarked for a scheme that will lead to a massive increase in climate changing gases and which could push the Western Gray Whale into extinction. The EBRD should completely review its funding policies. Public money should be spent on projects that will protect the environment – not ones that destroy it.”: Friday 16 December 2005: READ read more

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SHELL’S CONDUCT IN NIGERIA

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC: A FOCUS ON SHELL’S CONDUCT IN NIGERIA

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Section from “A History of Royal Dutch Shell” dealing with Shell Nigeria History

ShellNews.net Archive: Harvard Business School Document (April 2000): Royal Dutch/Shell in Nigeria: READ

Click link immediately below to access SPECIAL FEATURE FOCUSED ON BBC2 Newsnight programme broadcast on 15 November 2004 entitled “Oil gangs threaten Nigerian unity”

BBC2 TV “Newsnight”: Oil gangs threaten Nigerian unity: “The Niger Delta is, effectively, America’s reserve fuel tank. If the Delta conflict spirals out of control, it could destroy Nigeria’s unity and disrupt the global balance of oil supply. That is the doomsday scenario – and completely avoidable according to experts in conflict resolution.”: “A report for the oil company Shell explains the role of the armed gangs at local level in the elections of 2003″: “With the return of democracy… these groups became even more prominent as local politicians and parties supplied youth groups with money, weapons and political/legal immunity… in the run up to elections. “Once elections were over, these rewards were not forthcoming. Rather than returning weapons, these groups engage themselves in a range of criminal activities.” (Peace and Security in the Niger Delta, WAC Global Services, December 2003) (ShellNews.net) Posted 17 Nov 04 read more

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Shell News Archive Thursday 15 December 2005

Shell News Archive Thursday 15 December 2005

ShellNews.net: Shell insider view on Sakhalin II loan news from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: “In spite of Shell’s attempts to spin this announcement, this does not mean that the project has been given a clean bill of health.”: Thursday 15 December 2005: 12.15 EST: READ read more

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Shell News Archive Wednesday 14 December 2005

Shell News Archive Wednesday 14 December 2005

Forbes/AFX News Limited: Shell says Sakhalin project wins favourable review from EBRD: “In a statement, Shell said EBRD found the project’s approach to environmental and social issues management ‘fit for purpose’ following a three-year assessment.”: Wednesday 14 December 2005: READ

 

The Kansas City Star: Shell Oil official clarifies remarks to Senate panel: “Boxer said Hofmeister’s letter left her “more convinced” that there was a conscious effort on Shell’s part to purposely reduce the supply of gasoline and increase gasoline prices in California. “Enough is enough,” Boxer wrote. “We need to get at the truth, and the only way to do that is to bring the oil company executives before the committee under oath.” Shell said in a statement that it would evaluate any request to call Hofmeister back to testify under oath.”: Wed 14 December 2005: READ read more

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Shell News Archive Tuesday 13 December 2005

Shell News Archive Tuesday 13 December 2005

REUTERS: Shell, hedge fund reach deal in merger court case: “Trafalgar Catalyst Fund and Trafalgar Volatility Fund agreed to withdraw their claims, in return for Shell agreeing that an independent adviser would review the cash prices it had decided to pay minority shareholders owning the remaining 1.5 percent of Royal Dutch.”: Tuesday December 13, 2005 9:23 AM ET: READ read more

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Shell News Archive Monday 12 December 2005

Shell News Archive Monday 12 December 2005

REUTERS: Hedge fund challenges Royal Dutch Shell in court: “The merger was aimed at restoring confidence in Shell after a damaging reserve-overbooking scandal last year which was partly blamed on the group’s complicated dual management and ownership.”: “Dutch corporate law experts said if the court ruled in favour of Trafalgar, Shell might be forced to abandon the planned internal merger and go for a Dutch statutory squeeze out to obtain the remaining minority shares in Royal Dutch.”: Mon Dec 12, 2005: READ read more

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Shell News Archive Sunday 11 December 2005

Shell News Archive Sunday 11 December 2005

 

The Sunday Times – Business: Trafalgar battles in court for Shell’s minority shareholders: “A LEADING London-based hedge fund is planning to scupper Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to complete its corporate restructuring this week.”: “Trafalgar claims Shell has behaved improperly in its conduct of the merger…”: “Trafalgar claims Shell acted “in violation of the system of law … with the aim or consequence of squeezing out all minority shareholders”.: Sunday December 11, 2005: READ read more

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SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER 2005

SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER 2005

ShellNews.net: ALMOST 2 YRS AFTER THE RESERVES FRAUD, SHELL’S REPUTATION IS STILL RANKED IN THE CORPORATE GUTTER ALONGSIDE ENRON: “Sir Philip must qualify as the worlds greatest conman having pulled off a multi-billion dollar scam while retaining an $18 million dollar payoff/pension pot”: (revised Sat 10 Dec 05): READ

 

Petroleum News: Platts: Big oil dominates global energy: “Royal Dutch/Shell, which ranked first in last year’s survey, “has had a tough time of it since,” Platts said, explaining that “a huge reserves overbooking scandal, the firing of very senior officers, regulatory authority investigations in three countries, criminal proceedings, and substantial fines combined to spur a previously unthinkable radical organizational shake-up.”: Saturday 10 December 2005: READ read more

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​SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE FRIDAY 9 DECEMBER 2005

SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE FRIDAY 9 DECEMBER 2005

The New York Times: New Surveys Show That Big Business Has a P.R. Problem: “This is a challenging time for big corporations,” said John D. Hofmeister, who runs the United States operations of Shell Oil Company. The modern feeling, he said, is “big is bad.”: “But why the rampant distrust?”: Friday 9 December 2005: READ

 

Irish Times: Sides in gas dispute differ in their views of findings: “Shell E&P Ireland has described as “detailed and thorough” the new safety review of the Corrib gas onshore pipeline, while the Shell To Sea campaign has said consultants failed to address the central issue of the high-pressure pipeline’s proximity to people’s homes.”: Friday December 09, 2005: READ read more

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Shell News Archive Thursday 8 December, 2005

Shell News Archive Thursday 8 December, 2005

The Times: Shell’s sale faith: “Royal Dutch Shell expressed confidence in the €2.5 billion (£1.7 billion) sales process for its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) unit, despite an exodus of bidders…”: Thursday December 08, 2005: READ

 

Malaysia Star: Shell Aussie unit boosts exploration: “Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Australian unit is boosting exploration as it seeks more large gas finds that may yield new liquefied natural gas projects, said chairman Tim Warren.”: Thursday 8 December 2005: READ read more

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Shell News Archive Wednesday 7 December, 2005

Shell News Archive Wednesday 7 December, 2005

Shell Canada Press Release: Shell announces $250,000 for new Fort McMurray recreational facility: Wednesday December 7, 2005: READ

 

Western People: Shell to Sea re-affirms absolute commitment to protecting environment: “In a statement issued last week, the group said that pickets maintained by local concerned citizens at Shell’s Bellanaboy site have been directed to ensuring that Shell did not engage in any construction work which would facilitate the imposing of the highly dangerous production pipeline through Rossport.”: Wednesday 7 December 2005: READ read more

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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 read more

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Shell News Archive Monday 5 December, 2005

Shell News Archive Monday 5 December, 2005

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Angola Possesses A Prize as Exxon, Rivals Stalk Oil: Monday 5 December 2005: READ
 
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Osaka Gas Nears Deal to Buy Chevron Venture’s Natural Gas: MONDAY 5 DECEMBER 2005: READ

 

AFX Europe (Focus): Shell Malaysia expects active investment in exploration/production – report: “Shell Malaysia is seeking more exploration and production (E&P) projects as well as profitable downstream opportunities, the Star newspaper reported, quoting the company’s chairman Jon Chadwick.”: Monday December 2005: READ read more

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Shell News Archive Sunday 4 December 2005

Shell News Archive Sunday 4 December 2005

ShellNews.net: An Open Letter to Jean Lemierre, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, regarding Shell’s Sakhalin II loan application: “Perhaps if more time had been spent on project management rather than ego and status driven pursuits and personal enrichment by Shell senior management, Shell would not be in the almost perpetual state of crisis which its stakeholders have witnessed in recent years.”: Sunday 4 December 2005: 00.15am EST READ

Financial Mail on Sunday: “…RIDING ROUGHSHOD OVER SMALL INVESTORS”: “The issue first came to prominence this year when Shell merged its Dutch and British arms, leaving thousands of individuals with capital gains tax bills often as high as a third of the value of their shares. Shell was persuaded to rethink, but not before 3,000 had sold out and handed much of their windfall to the Exchequer. Such thoughtlessness is…”: 4 December 2005: READ read more

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Shell News Archive Saturday 3 December, 2005

Shell News Archive Saturday 3 December, 2005

The Times: Need to Know: “Royal Dutch Shell and BP have signed agreements with Venezuela that govern the transition from existing operating deals to new joint ventures with the state-owned Petróleos de Venezuela.”: Saturday 3 December 2005: READ

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Australia, East Timor reach gas agreement: “The future of the Sunrise gas project remains dependent on several factors, including the fiscal regime under which it would operate, the cost and location of any development, and the successful marketing of the resource,” Woodside said.: Posted Saturday 3 December 2005: READ read more

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Shell News Archive Friday 2 December, 2005

Shell News Archive Friday 2 December, 2005

Environmental Data Interactive, UK: Bank urged to reject Shell plan for Sakhalin (2 December 2005): “The management of the EBRD, which met this week, is thought to have postponed any decision on the project until the end of the year, with the board and staff of the bank reportedly divided on the matter.”: WWF say the project “makes a mockery” of the Equator Principles. “: Friday 2 December 2005: READ

 

Daily Telegraph: Big tax bill looms for BPB investors: “The news comes after thousands of British holders in Royal Dutch Petroleum were left with a similarly large tax bill after Shell restructured into one company this summer.”: “Angela Knight, Apcims’ chief executive, said: “The private investor is continually on the wrong side of these deals.”: Friday 2 December 2005: READ read more

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