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U.S. Deems Polar-Bear Habitat Critical, Posing Issue for Shell

NOVEMBER 24, 2010

By SIOBHAN HUGHES

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday designated 187,000 square miles of offshore sea ice and other areas as critical habitat for polar bears, a move that could make it harder for Royal Dutch Shell PLC to begin drilling in Alaskan waters next summer.

The Interior Department issued the final rules as Shell has been lobbying the Obama administration to by the end of the year approve its plans to drill in Alaska waters, especially the Chukchi Sea. The Chukchi and the Beaufort seas are home to the nation’s two big polar-bear populations, the Interior Department said, and thus provide critical habitat for species that the U.S. government has listed as threatened. read more

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Can Royal Dutch Shell be trusted by America?

Mr Michiel Brandjes, the Company Secretary & General Counsel Corporate of Royal Dutch Shell Plc has had advance sight of this email and therefore the opportunity to correct any inaccuracy, or seek an injunction to prevent it being circulated. The fact that you are now reading it means that Shell has not taken action to challenge the facts as stated herein.

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Shell’s trustworthiness as a foreign company operating in the USA

By Alfred Donovan and John Donovan

Yesterday we supplied Mr Michiel Brandjes, Company Secretary and General Counsel Corporate of Royal Dutch Shell Plc., with an email we intend to circulate to U.S. government officials, Senators and Congressman posing an important timely question:

Is it safe to trust Shell to drill in the Arctic Ocean?

The email contains information about various matters concerning Shell’s trustworthiness as a foreign company operating in the USA.

Extract:

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, though disastrous in consequence, was an accident. Even if it occurred as a result of gross negligence, or even criminal negligence, it was not a deliberate act. read more

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Investor Investigation of Royal Dutch Shell $48M Settlement of Foreign Bribery charges

Nov 22, 2010 – After Royal Dutch Shell plc agreed to pay more than $48 in relation to Foreign Bribery allegations an investigation on behalf of current long term investors in Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) concerning whether certain officer and directors can be held liable was announced.

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Industry and Government Were Unprepared for BP Spill, Study says

November 22, 2010, 1:00 pm

By JOHN M. BRODER

Government and the oil industry were both thoroughly unprepared for a deepwater blowout and oil spill like the one that occurred this year in the gulf, leading to significant delays in capping the well and major environmental damage, the staff of the presidential spill commission concluded in two reports published on Monday.

While oil companies and government agencies learned valuable lessons and developed useful technology from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the country is still not fully ready to cope with a similar accident, the staff members found in papers submitted to the seven-member presidential panel. (The reports, on preparedness for the spill response and on the containment effort, can be read here and here.) read more

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There Will Be Fuel

NO SHORTAGE A Chesapeake Energy natural gas well near Burlington, Pa. Experts say the nation has gas reserves for 100-plus years.

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS

A version of this article appeared in print on November 17, 2010, on page F1 of the New York edition.

THREE summers ago, the world’s supertankers were racing across the oceans as fast as they could to deliver oil to markets growing increasingly thirsty for energy. Americans were grumbling about paying as much as $4 a gallon for gasoline, as the price of crude oil leapt to $147 a barrel. Natural gas prices were vaulting too, sending home electricity bills soaring. read more

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Iran

Comment about Iran from a former employee of Shell Oil USA

John,

I suspect that Iran’s real game has two parts, one is the obvious elimination of the Jewish State. The other is, I believed rooted in Iranian history going back to the days of the ancient Greeks.

Having lived in Iran for about a year many years ago I can tell you that the Iranians are a proud people, a handsome people, and a very bright and talented people. They are warm, generous and kind, and are very well aware of their historical heritage. They are the heirs and descendants of Darius, Cyrus, and Xerxes. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell Iranian treachery

Royal Dutch Shell is once again funding a fanatical regime intent on the extermination of the Jewish people. Iran is bent on developing nuclear weapons to destroy Israel, finishing the job that Shell’s former Nazi partners embarked upon, killing millions of Jews in the Holocaust.

By John Donovan

According to a Reuters article published on Thursday: “Companies are still finding ways to buy Iranian oil. Royal Dutch Shell and some Italian and Spanish refiners buy Iranian barrels with finance coming from Chinese and Italian banks…”

As a result of previous signals from Shell, it seemed that the company had ceased trading with the fanatical Iranian regime supplying road side bombs, which have maimed and killed many US and British soldiers.

Even the Donovan’s, well versed in the duplicity, deceit and trickery of Shell, thought the company had ended its trading with Iran. We should have known better. read more

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Shell’s London office UNDER WATER and besieged by GIANT EELS

Oil giant’s riverside office now part of the river

By Kelly Fiveash • Get more from this author

Posted in IT Director, 19th November 2010 12:44 GMT

Royal Dutch Shell’s London headquarters has been shuttered since Monday (15 November) after the River Thames decided to pour into the iconic office building.

The Register understands that the oil giant’s Shell Centre, which stands on London’s South Bank in Waterloo, is awash with water from the River Thames, scuppering assorted building facilities including IT systems housed in the basement. read more

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Shell Shuts Houma-to-Houston Oil Pipeline After Leak

By Aaron Clark – Nov 18, 2010 3:46 PM GMT+0000

Royal Dutch Shell Plc said a crude oil pipeline from Houma, Louisiana, to Houston remains shut after a Nov. 16 crude oil leak.

Ted Rolfvondenbaumen, a company spokesman, said he couldn’t provide a target date for the line’s restart. The conduit, known as the Ho-Ho pipeline system, can make deliveries to refineries in Texas and Louisiana with a combined capacity of more than 1.2 million barrels, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Rolfvondenbaumen said the 22-inch line has a maximum capacity of 360,000 barrels a day. According to Shell’s website, the line’s capacity is 325,000 barrels a day. read more

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Toxins confirmed in Australia coal-seam gas wells

Reuters Africa

Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:59pm GMT

SYDNEY Nov 18 (Reuters) – An Australian coal-seam gas company owned by Royal Dutch Shell and PetroChina Co Ltd has confirmed the presence of toxins in three wells in an Australian project.

Arrow Energy said in a statement released to the Australian stock exchange on Thursday that trace amounts of so-called BTEX group chemicals, which include benzene, had been found in the wells in Bowen Basin coal fields of northern Queensland state.

Arrow Energy is leading the development of a project that aims to turn coal-seam gas into liquefied natural gas for export, at an estimated cost of $10 billion for the first phase. read more

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Shell’s Anacortes Refinery Has Hydrogen Sulfide Leak

By Aaron Clark and Samantha Zee – Nov 17, 2010 8:06 PM GMT+0000

Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Puget Sound refinery in Anacortes, Washington, released hydrogen sulfide from a flare line in the crude unit, state regulators said.

The emission occurred at about 7 p.m. local time yesterday, according to a report filed with the Northwest Clean Air Agency. An estimated 137 pounds of hydrogen sulfide was released, Lyn Tober, a chemical engineer with the agency, said in an e-mail.

“They are installing a clamp on the line,” Tober said. “There was no injury, fire, or explosion causing or resulting from this release.” read more

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Flood closes Shell Centre

The London Central Office of Royal Dutch Shell has been closed as a result of there being a major flood in the basement during the night of 15th November 2010. Heating, air conditioning and water supplies are all affected. The flood caused the building to be closed today and it will remain closed tomorrow. Current expectations are that Shell Centre will reopen on Thursday 18th – but this has yet to be confirmed. null

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Remembrance/Veterans Day

From a former employee of Shell Oil USA

John,

I noticed that your article regarding the Nazi connection with Deterding and Royal Dutch Shell came out about the time of Remembrance/Veterans Day. I don’t know if that was deliberate or serendipitous, but given the nature of that article and some of the comments you have received I thought it might be appropriate to write something about the men to whom we all owe so much for the world and freedoms we have today.

I am a few days late, but had some trouble writing this. Unfortunately, I am no poet so after much thought I decided that I could not better the words of the ‘Great Bard Himself’. His famous ‘St. Crispian’s Day Speech’ (paraphrased) is more than adequate to lead with: read more

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Mistaken again for being a Royal Dutch Shell Plc official website

Bu Alfred Donovan and John Donovan

We recently published an article in which Shell was praised for setting up this website: Shell Actually Implements a Blog!

Dow Jones Newswires has also described royaldutchshellplc.com as the “company web site”

Now the Asian Tribune has described us as “an international news website of Royal Dutch Shell Plc”

We thought that it was obvious from the content that it is not a Royal Dutch Shell owned website, but it seems we will have to try harder. read more

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Shell Nigerian Exploration and Production Co. Ltd. to pay $30 million criminal fine

Posted on Shell Blog by “old nigeria hand” on Sunday Nov 14th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

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

Panalpina and Hofmeister, bribes in Nigeria. I am certain that the top management knew all about the goings on. About 5 years ago a scandal nearly erupted but was quenched. (Or as the say in Nigeria: ‘de disting was quench-oh by de Oga’.

SPDC had made around 500 million dollars disappear over the years to all kind of community projects. No trails could be found in the books. And this for a company that should be able to trace every dollar spent anywhere. Because it is shareholder’s or taxpayer’s money. So I am sure that Hofmeister et all just assumed the bribes via Panalpina would disappear in the great wash. I am not an accountant. But as an engineer I know we can and must and do certify for instance every weld on long pipelines. The exact location, date of weld, weldingrods used, name of welder, and an X-ray photo is included. If you can do that, you should be able to trace every dollar spent? Unless you don’t want to?!? read more

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