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August, 2009:

Shell participation in Gorgon Gas Project

FROM THE FT

Chevron LNG field approved

By Peter Smith in Sydney and Carola Hoyos in London

Published: August 27 2009 03:00 | Last updated: August 27 2009 03:00

Gorgon, one of the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas deve-lopments, cleared its final big regulatory hurdle yesterday when Australia’s federal government granted environmental approval for the $42bn project. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell paid $15.5m in June to settle lawsuit alleging complicity in murder of Nigerian activists

Associated Press

Supporters of a suit accusing Shell of complicity in rights abuses rallied in May. Shell denied wrongdoing.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Arcane Law Brings Conflicts From Overseas to U.S. Courts

August 27, 2009

By NATHAN KOPPEL

Victims of human-rights abuses around the world increasingly are seeking justice American style — by filing lawsuits against deep-pocketed defendants.

The Alien Tort Statute, a one-sentence law enacted in 1789 authorizing foreign nationals to file U.S. civil actions against those who violate “the law of nations,” has been used often in recent years to sue major companies for alleged complicity in crimes overseas, including torture and murder. Defendants need only to have regular business contacts with the U.S. to be vulnerable to lawsuits. read more

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Shell Closing Vicksburg Lubricants Plant

Closure of the Shell Lubricants facility at the Port of Vicksburg will mean the loss of 24 jobs in the Mississippi River city.

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Netherlands Protest Against Planned Shell Carbon Storage project

The Dutch government aims to cut down on carbon dioxide emissions by developing Carbon Capture Storage or CCS. Royal Dutch Shell has plans to take on this government project but is delayed because of opposition from locals in the town of Barendrecht, a suburb of Rotterdam.

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Arrow Energy to Spend A$300 Million Seeking Gas for LNG Plants

Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Arrow Energy Ltd., Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Australian partner in coal-seam gas production, will spend A$300 million ($251 million) drilling wells to supply gas to two planned liquefied natural gas plants in Queensland.

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Australia island gas deal sealed

The project on Barrow Island will be run by US oil firm Chevron, and partners Royal Dutch Shall and Exxon Mobil, and will supply gas to China.

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$50b question: Gorgon carbon claims in doubt

Technical experts working with Gorgon's developers, Chevron, Shell and ExxonMobil, found it was possible that carbon dioxide could leak from faults in the geological formation under the island which is supposed to act as the burial site.

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Scottish Authorities deepen investigation into alleged Shell Corruption

By John Donovan

Preventable Deaths on Brent Bravo North Sea Production Platform

Following an investigation by Grampian Police into allegations of corruption involving Shell and the UK Health & Safety Executive, relating to the Brent Bravo scandal, a report was submitted to the Procurator Fiscal, whose officials have subsequently been carrying out further enquiries.

Reliable information reached us today that meticulous enquiries are continuing and deepening.

The allegations were made by Bill Campbell, the highly respected retired former HSE Group Auditor of Shell International. He has supplied extensive evidence to the Scottish legal authorities including taped conversations with very senior people at Shell.
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Nigeria: Shell Awards N130.5 Billion Contracts to Local Firms

Nigeria depends on the oil industry for approximately 95 per cent of export earnings and 80 per cent of government revenue."

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Brazil Field Puts Shell in a Good Spot

Royal Dutch Shell PLC is the latest in a small group of Western energy companies pumping crude out of Brazil amid intensifying international interest in the country's deepwater oil reserves.

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Mitsubishi gets 5 percent of Shell Iraq JV gas project

BAGHDAD (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Tuesday that Japan's Mitsubishi will take a 5 percent stake in a planned joint venture it has with Iraq to produce natural gas in the south of the country.

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Shell spent $800K lobbying US government in 2Q

WASHINGTON - Shell Oil Co., the U.S. arm of Europe's largest oil company, spent $800,000 to lobby the federal government in the second quarter, according to a recent disclosure report.

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Shell Stanlow workers offered for sale like slaves in public auction

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By John Donovan

On 18 August, The Sunday Times published an article: “Essar bids for British oil refinery in Shell auction“. It revealed that “Essar, the Indian energy, steel and shipping group, has made a bid for Royal Dutch Shell’s Stanlow refinery at Ellesmere Port…”

After being contacted by Shell insiders and supplied with internal email correspondence, it has become plain to us that the “auction” provides another classic example of Shell senior management disdain for Shell employees: in this case 800 people. read more

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My prayers for Shell Stanlow employees

The revelations coming out of the UK concerning the sale of the Stanlow complex are a continued display of what happens when Executives fail to live up to the Company core values.

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Leaked Shell Emails Discuss Despicable Treatment of Stanlow Refinery Workforce

Hugh Mitchell, Shell’s Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer and member of the Royal Dutch Shell Plc Executive Committee

By John Donovan

We are in possession of current Shell internal emails involving senior Royal Dutch Shell executives, including Tom Botts Shell’s Downstream Executive Vice President for Global Manufacturing and Hugh Mitchell, Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer (and member of the Royal Dutch Shell Plc Executive Committee).

The emails reveal disgust at how the proposed sale of the Shell Stanlow Refinery was leaked to the press and refer to the “despicable” treatment of the Stanlow workforce. read more

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Free Research on Royal Dutch Shell Plc (over 24,500 articles)

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We have assembled by far the worlds largest online library of Shell related news articles, confidential Shell documents and Shell internal email correspondence leaked to us by insider sources. Our readers appetite for Shell news and insider information is fed by a network of Shell insider sources around the globe. Emails from senior executives including Peter Voser have been supplied to us on the day they were sent. We have even published the top secret minutes of meetings held by its most senior executives. read more

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