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Shell drilling Alaska offshore: Much older drilling equipment than BP and less scruples


Dear Bill

Shell, another foreign owned oil company, is pushing hard to commence drilling for oil in offshore Alaska.

Your American viewers will be alarmed to know that the oil rig in question, the The Frontier Discoverer, is an ancient vessel overdue at the breakers yard.

Shell may also import its infamous“Touch F*** All” safety culture from North Sea platforms that cost the lives of Shell workers in an avoidable accident – a huge explosion on Shell Brent Bravo.

Shell’s alleged corrupt relationship with the UK safety regulator is still the subject of a criminal investigation by Scottish legal authorities. The investigation started after Bill Campbell, the Health & Safety Executive, Group Auditor of Shell International, exposed misdeeds reaching right to the top of Shell senior management.

I note that Shell has engaged in a corrupt relationship with U.S. regulators, the Minerals Management Services.

Given the overall background, Americans would be crazy to trust Shell.


John Donovan

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