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What did Shell Oil President John Hofmeister know about corruption in Nigeria?

By a former employee of Shell Oil USA

The Panalpina investigation began in 2007. The investigation covers the time period of 2002 -2007. That means, of course, that Shell’s transgressions occurred during John Hofmeister’s term of service at Shell. One has to wonder what his involvement in the bribery schemes were. I am certain that he was fully aware of what was going on, given that he was President of Shell USA from 2005 -2008. Someone had to ‘sign for’ and approve the millions of dollars used for that purpose.

It does seem that Mr. Hofmeister, and other senior management at Shell USA, may not have much regard for the law. Espionage and bribery? Is anyone really surprised by such revelations?

Ah, the contemptuous arrogance of Shell management, and big oil in general. You gotta’ love those guys. They think the law was meant for, as one of BP’s executives recently said, ‘the little people’.

Royal Dutch Shell Panalpina Nigerian Corruption Scandal

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