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Selection of Article Links: 24 October 2012

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Study for Shell’s Jackpine Oil Sands Mine Predicts ‘Unprecedented …

Inside Climate News-Oct 22, 2012
Study for Shell’s Jackpine Oil Sands Mine Predicts ‘Unprecedented’ Losses in Animal Habitat (Edmonton Journal) · Methane Found in Drinking …

Shell’s Tar Sands Expansion Could Be Illegal 22, 2012
Shell’s Tar Sands Expansion Could Be Illegal … emits triple the carbon emissions of conventional oil, while decimating its Boreal Forest.

Plains Exploration Raises $3 Billion for BP, Shell Acquisition

Businessweek-15 hours ago
(PXP), the oil and gas producer acquiring assets from BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, sold $3 billion of bonds in two parts to help fund the …

HOLT: Arctic oil and gas exploration could revitalize West Coast

Washington Times-14 hours ago
The road that led to this situation was paved with a combination of … For companies such as Royal Dutch Shell PLC, the launch of this project is …

Shell Canada denied in bid to block critics from Jackpine oil sands …

National Post-Oct 17, 2012
OTTAWA – A regulatory panel has denied Shell Canada‘s efforts to have critics excluded from participation in upcoming environmental …

Questions Remain on Alberta’s New Environmental Watchdog: Critics

The Epoch Times-4 hours ago
Meanwhile, the hearings on Shell’s proposed Jackpine expansion will include testimony from Greenpeace after the oil company failed in its …

UPDATE 1-South Africa charges oil majors with price-fixing

Reuters UK-1 hour ago
Names Chevron, BP, Total, Shell, Sasol, Engen … of price-fixing against the local units of major oil companies including Chevron, BP and Total.

Global Energy Company Rankings: Exxon Keeps Top Spot, BP … hours ago
Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, and Gazprom round out the top five for 2012, … The UK oil major took fourth position on this year’s list, after having …

Use It Or Lose It: Report Shows Oil And Gas Companies Sitting On …

ThinkProgress-22 hours ago
The Big Five oil companies — BP, Chevron, Shell, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips — are responsible for 40 percent of the 20.7 million acres “not …

Are oil and gas companies fracking up Egypt’s environment?

Egypt Independent-Oct 21, 2012
… onto the local radar after the Royal Dutch Shell oil company claimed … it has long been controversial — have praised it as being the road to …

US may soon become world’s top oil producer

Wall Street Journal-12 hours ago
The companies profiting range from independent drillers to large international oil companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, which increasingly see …

Energy giants look to longer term at Kazakh field

Reuters-Oct 22, 2012
Up to 12 billion barrels of oil, enough to supply the world for four months, lie in … This is the same as Eni, ExxonMobil, Shell and Total (TOTF.

Shell to expand investment in Viet Nam

Viet Nam News-Oct 19, 2012
HA NOI (VNS)— Dutch energy and petrochemical company Shell will focus its Vietnamese investment in the oil sector, after transferring its …

Shell begins construction on floating LNG project

MarketWatch-Oct 18, 2012
The oil multinational said it had begun the cutting of the first steel for the … making it the largest offshore floating facility ever built, Shell said.

Running Scared

Huffington Post-31 minutes ago
She pushed to give billions in tax handouts to BP, Exxon, and Shell. And she voted to let Big Oil companies off the hook for contaminating the …

The real dangers of Arctic drilling

Politico-Oct 2, 2012
Shell Oil has called it quits for this year on its first Arctic drilling rig. First, there was danger of a city-size chunk of floating ice smashing into the …

New legislation discussed at mineral owners meeting

Alva Review-Courier-14 hours ago
The chance to hear from two prominent Oklahoma City oil and gas … and the evidence showed that Shell had been holding some of the …

Five little-known possible effects of fracking

Akron Beacon Journal (blog)-21 hours ago
Shell and the Department of Environmental Protection began investigating, … In a new report published last week, Reuters explored oil and gas … and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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