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Selection of Shell related articles Friday 9 November 2012

Selection of Shell related articles Friday 9 November 2012


More Shell related articles that may be of interest. Some remind me of Shell USA’s pesticide scandals.

Former Shell Oil site: Tests for toxic contamination under homes in …

89.3 KPCC-1 hour ago: Shell Oil company has brought in construction equipment to the residential street to test ways to clean up oil and chemical contamination under …

Because Of North Slope Oil Spill In 2006, BP Ordered To Pay Alaska …

Huffington Post-57 minutes ago: Royal Dutch Shell, which operates the Gannet Alpha oil rig, initially reported that 54,600 gallons of oil were spilled. A second leak soon …

And some more information on abandoned oil wells:

A’Ibom wants abandoned oil wells re-opened

The Guardian Nigeria-8 hours ago: About 32 oil wells located in Oko, Okoroette and Utapete communities were explored, sealed and abandoned 17 years ago by Shell.


The battle for the Arctic: Big oil vs. the world

GlobalPost (blog)-20 hours ago: As Shell retreats from the Arctic this week, ending drilling for the year before the winter ice moves in, some oil companies are flat-out refusing to …

Oil giants charge more for fuel at motorway service stations

Scotsman-22 hours ago: OIL firms such as Esso and Shell are charging 14p more a litre for petrol and 12p for diesel at motorway service stations than at their other …

UPDATE 1-Brazil oil, natgas output falls to near 3-year low

Reuters Africa-15 hours ago: Oil, gas output slips in September for third month. * Crude output down to 1.92 mln bpd, lowest since July 2009. * Shell passes Statoil to

Alaska has plenty to ponder with second Obama term

Kansas City Star-15 hours ago: He allowed Shell to drill in Alaska’s waters this year but not deep enough to hit oil, because the company’s spill containment barge wasn’t ready …

This article is interesting because of what it may force the oil companies to reveal:

SEC nixes Big Oil, US Chamber push to delay disclosure rule

The Hill (blog)-3 hours ago: The rules, finalized in August, force SEC-listed oil, natural gas and … and individual companies including ExxonMobil, Chevron and Shell.

And for all you Anglicans (the UK) and Episcopalians (the US) this is of interesting note:

Former Oil Executive Named as Archbishop of Canterbury

Businessweek-2 hours ago: Justin Welby, the Bishop of Durham and a former oil-industry executive, … which was bought by Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) in 2002 for 4.3 ..

I presume this fellow left the oil industry in part because his ethics and those of the industry weren’t a good match. I wonder what RDS thinks of this ??? Maybe he can give RDS some advise on corporate business ethics since senior Shell management doesn’t seem to understand the concept of ‘ethics’.

Climate Change Articles

Climate Models With Higher Temps More Accurate Than Others: RedOrbit-2 hours ago:

Climate Predictions: Worst-Case May Be Most Accurate, Study Finds: National Geographic-17 hours ago

Climate change ‘likely to be more severe than some models predict’: -The Guardian-22 hours ago

Extreme climate predictions appear most accurate: In-Depth: -Pittsburgh Post Gazette-11 hours ago and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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