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Essar Energy turns around Stanlow refinery

Essar Energy plc has turned around UK’s second largest refinery Stanlow within a year of taking it over from Royal Dutch Shell, posting a pre-tax profit of USD 197 million in six month to September 30.

Essar Energy turns around Stanlow refinery

Monday, November 26, 2012, 18:31

New Delhi: London-listed Essar Energy plc has turned around UK’s second largest refinery Stanlow within a year of taking it over from Royal Dutch Shell, posting a pre-tax profit of USD 197 million in six month to September 30.

“Current price EBITDA at Stanlow rose to USD 197.2 million, compared with USD 22.2 million in the first eight months of ownership to March 2012,” the company said announcing its second quarter earnings.

Shell divested its refinery assets for not being profitable. read more

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The Neptune Strategy: Shell Propped up Apartheid in South Africa

By John Donovan

In 1987, Shell Oil Co implemented a secret 265 page plan devised by a Washington based firm, Pagan International.

The devious plan was designed to undermine support for critics of Shell’s policy of propping up the despised racist apartheid regime in South Africa, just as Shell and its Nazi leader, Sir Henri Deterding,  propped up Nazi Germany before WW2. 

The objective of Shell’s secret campaign was to neutralize boycott groups, including church and civil rights groups, unions and academics. read more

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Shell delays shareholder meetings

From the BBC News Archive: Shell delays shareholder meetings

Oil giant Shell is pushing back the dates of its shareholder meetings amid ongoing uncertainty about its estimates of oil reserves.

Friday, 26 November, 2004, 10:36 GMT

The world’s third largest oil company said its shareholder meetings due in April will now take place on 28 June.

The company is in the middle of a shake-up after shocking investors back in January by slashing estimates of its oil and gas reserves by 20%.

Its latest review of its reserves will be completed by the end of the year.

If the company is forced to revise estimates further, previous financial statements may have to be restated, which could delay publication of its results. read more

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Shell propped up racist apartheid regime in South Africa

Within 48 hours, subject to legal intervention by Shell, we will publish an article about how Royal Dutch Shell propped up and profited from the repressive apartheid regime in South Africa.

By John Donovan

Update Monday 26 November: Within 48 hours, subject to legal intervention by Shell, we will publish an article about how Royal Dutch Shell propped up and profited from the repressive apartheid regime in South Africa. It is another astonishing story of informers, spying, deception, and misinformation directed by Shell at parties who opposed its support for the racist regime, once led by B. J. Vorster. Shell’s disgraceful conduct led to The Church of England accusing the company of dishonesty and outright deception. read more

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Selection of Shell related articles 23 November 2012

John,

Here is today’s selection of  Shell related articles for your readers:

Exxon warning adds to Nigeria oil output problems: Reuters-Nov 21, 2012-Royal Dutch Shell lifted on Wednesday its force majeure on Nigeria’s benchmark Bonny Light crude oil exports, easing some of the supply …

Shell to Invest in China: Zacks.com-One of the largest oil and gas companies, Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A – Analyst Report) plans to make an annual investment of $1 billion in …

Colombia awards 49 oil blocks, expects $2.6 bn in investment: Fox News-Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol won the rights to 12 blocks, … Spain’s Repsol, Royal Dutch Shell, Colombia’s Hocol and Norway’s … read more

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Shell Says Improved Security Needed to Curb Nigeria Oil Theft

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo – Nov 23, 2012 2:11 PM GMT

Nigeria needs to improve security patrols on its pipelines to curb theft, according to Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), the nation’s largest oil producer.

Shell removed 135 illegal connections from its pipelines in the first ten months of the year, Tony Okonedo, a Lagos-based company spokesman, said today by e-mail. At least 96 caused spills, he said.

“Every time SPDC shuts down production to undertake repairs and disable identified theft points, the crude thieves use the opportunity of pressure drop along the line to install new ones elsewhere along the facility,” he said. SPDC is Shell’s Nigerian unit. read more

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The loose cannon from Sakhalin Energy

I appreciate your intent but I think you are taking significant risks for your own safety with these emails. I strongly suggest you leave these things behind you and look for other opportunities and the future. Just forget about this as it is not worth it!”

By John Donovan

Our new Sakhalin source, whose identity is well known to Shell and associated parties including Sakhalin Energy and Gazprom, has supplied us with emails they have received from current and former senior people involved in Sakhalin Energy. We believe the emails are genuine.

The following are extracts from one such email they received:

I did not react to your first email a week ago and have mixed feelings when you now send me another one.
 
I appreciate your intent but I think you are taking significant risks for your own safety with these emails. I strongly suggest you leave these things behind you and look for other opportunities and the future. Just forget about this as it is not worth it!
 
Whatever happens with SNGS will happen but it is not up to me and neither do I want to be involved with SNGS now or in the future.
 
We were happy, not to have to be confronted anymore to anything related to all these negative things that happened in Sakhalin. We only would like to cherish the good things which luckily is much more than what happened at the end of our stay in Sakhalin.
 
Emails like you wrote to SEIC management will only be negative perceived by anyone who receives them and could be damaging for the people still working in SNGS. If we really do want to help the people in SNGS, than the best thing to do is to stay out of this and avoid that SNGS would receive more negative publicity regardless the good intentions you have. read more

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Critics blast Shell, saying its Jackpine oilsands plan will harm the environment

By Sheila Pratt, Edmonton Journal November 21, 2012 EDMONTON – Shell Canada is trying to “sneak” its Jackpine project past regulators before the regional plan is complete, and the $12-billion mine expansion should be delayed for a year, a review panel was told in the final day of hearings into the project 100 km northeast of Fort McMurray.

The company came under heavy fire Wednesday, partly because its plan to move the Muskeg River, in order to mine the riverbed, runs counter to a 2008 provincial plan calling for protection of the watershed.

First Nations also said Shell’s science is “biased”and “full of gaps,” while the company’s refusal to set aside conservation land to offset habitat destruction drew fire from federal interveners.

Environmentalists rejected the company’s claim there will be “no unacceptable, long-term environmental effects” after decades of mining. read more

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Shell poised to hand out Brent disposal contracts

By Rob Watts London

 22 November 2012 23:59 GMT

Shell intends to award the major heavy-lift removal and onshore disposal contracts for its landmark Brent Decommissioning project — together valued at hundreds of millions of dollars — by the end of the first quarter next year.

Initially the work covers the ­removal of the topsides of three of the four Brent platforms — ­Alpha, Bravo and Delta — and the steel jacket of Brent Alpha. As much as 97% of the steel is expected to be recycled. read more

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Donovans mud throwing campaign against Shell

“It looks like the Donovans, the Royal Dutch Shell humiliators and mud throwing campaign initiators, the donors of cheat and steal approach are indemnified, otherwise they could have been sued for their below the belt statements derogating human dignity and respect. And the methods they use are outrageous examples of brainwashing of the people not involved in the petroleum industry, mixing true and false facts making it almost impossible to separate the wheat from the chaff. I am writing this because I have worked on the Sakhalin 1 and 2 Project…”

By John Donovan

Printed below is an extraordinary email circulated overnight by a disgruntled former employee of Sakhalin Energy to various recipients, including senior people at Sakhalin Energy, Gazprom, Royal Dutch Shell, the Financial Times, Dow Jones Newswires, Bloomberg, the Russian government and the UK Police. It was originally sent to Thomas Zengerly, a director of Sakhalin Energy.

As can be seen, the sender does not seem to be particularly fond of us or our involvement in the Sakhalin 2 project as a conduit for whistleblowers.
read more

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Shell to Invest $1 Billion Annually in China Gas Projects

Published November 20, 2012 by Dow Jones Newswires

Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB) will invest around $1 billion annually in its upstream business in China to tap into the country’s surging natural gas demand, state-run newspaper China Daily reported Wednesday, citing the oil and gas giant’s chief executive officer.”There’s huge potential to come in terms of the natural gas market in China,” Peter Voser was quoted by the newspaper as saying.

Shell currently has two gas blocks in southwest Sichuan Province, which it operates in partnership with China National Petroleum Corporation.

The company has drilled 13 out of 21 planned wells in the Jinqiu block and will complete 21 by April 2013, the newspaper said. The Jinqiu project achieved first gas production last September and currently has a daily output of 110,000 cubic meters. Meanwhile, Shell is still assessing whether commercial development at the Fushun-Yongchuan block is viable, and drilling at the 15 wells could start by the end of 2012 or early next year, the report said, without elaborating. read more

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Inflation, Politics Seen Capping North America LNG Exports-Shell

By Selina Williams

LONDON–Inflation and U.S. domestic politics are likely to limit the amount of liquefied natural gas exported from proposed projects in North America to around 60 million to 70 million tons a year over the next decade, Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s (RDSB.LN) Chief Financial Officer Simon Henry said Tuesday.

Currently companies including ExxonMobil Corp. (XOM), ConocoPhilips Co. (COP), BP PLC (BP.LN), Sempra Energy (SRE), Cheniere Energy Inc. (LNG), Shell and Apache Corp. (APA) are seeking to export LNG from the U.S. and Canada in efforts to find more profitable markets amid a continent-wide gas glut, due to the shale gas boom, that has depressed prices. read more

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Shell environmental rhetoric, vs toxic reality

Introductory flowery rhetoric in a 1958 Shell advert: Shell Guide to LIFE IN THE CORN

“In the growing and ripening stages corn and hay are a sanctuary for wild life which man does not invade.”

The advert concludes with the slogan: “You can be sure of SHELL The Key to the countryside.”

Presumably this was meant as an assurance that it was safe to trust Shell with the environment.  Ironically the use of weedkillers was mentioned in the advert. read more

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Corrib human rights report calls for new policing guidelines

“Among its series of recommendations is a proposal that Shell ‘communicates to the community the purposes for which surveillance may be undertaken by its security service’ and the procedures and safeguards it uses ‘to ensure the right to privacy is adequately protected’ during surveillance.”

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 10:27

Áine Ryan: [email protected]

A HUMAN rights report into the policing of the controversial Corrib Gas project has recommended the establishment of new policing guidelines. Specifically, the report recommends that the Department of Justice publish a guide defining methods that may be legitimately used by An Garda Síochána during protests that range from non-violent and non-compliant actions to violent actions.

The report on The Corrib Human Rights Monitoring Initiative states this guide would help ensure that gardaí ‘respect and fulfil the right to peaceful protests and exercise their legal duty and responsibility to prevent, detect and investigate crime and to safeguard the right of others to public order and security’. The guide would also clarify issues surrounding protests on private grounds and acceptable procedures for private security personnel. read more

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Shell May Delay Australia’s Arrow LNG Project to 2014, CEO Says

By Bloomberg News – Nov 20, 2012 10:07 AM GMT

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas supplier, may delay until 2014 a decision on its Arrow LNG venture that’s forecast to cost $20 billion amid rising expenses for energy projects in Australia.

“We are in preparation of a potential final investment decision of that project somewhere in the 2013/14 time frame,” Peter Voser, Shell’s chief executive officer, said at a media briefing in Beijing today.

Costs for LNG plants are surging in Australia as it moves to challenge Qatar as the world’s biggest exporter of the fuel amid rising demand in Asia. Arrow Energy Ltd., owned by Shell and PetroChina Co. (857), said in March that it planned to decide in late 2013 whether to develop the LNG export project on Queensland state’s Curtis Island. read more

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Shell CFO: Confident US Government Will Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

By Selina Williams: Published November 20, 2012 by Dow Jones Newswires

Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) is confident the U.S. government will approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline extension that will carry crude from western Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, its chief financial officer Simon Henry said Tuesday.

“We remain confident the U.S. government will take a balanced view…and allow the full extension to proceed,” Mr. Henry told a Canadian energy event in London.

The re-election of President Barack Obama has revived hopes the oil pipeline will gain government approval after environmentalists were instrumental in getting the scheme blocked last year. read more

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