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Nigeria arrests workers at Shell contractors over pipeline fire

Nigerian soldiers have arrested eight people working for companies contracted by Royal Dutch Shell, military authorities said, following a pipeline fire that the company blamed on damage caused by oil thieves.

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YENAGOA, Nigeria, June 24 | Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:54pm BST

(Reuters) – Nigerian soldiers have arrested eight people working for companies contracted by Royal Dutch Shell, military authorities said, following a pipeline fire that the company blamed on damage caused by oil thieves.

Shell’s Nigerian unit, Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria Ltd. (SPDC), shut the 150,000 barrel per day (bpd) Trans Niger pipeline last week after an explosion and a fire in Bodo West, in Ogoniland, an area already heavily polluted by oil spills. read more

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A Unique Relationship With Shell

Because of the “royaldutchshellplc.com” domain name, we regularly receive job applications, business proposals, pension enquiries, and sometimes even terrorist threats meant for Shell. We deal with all such matters as agreed with Mr Brandjes, sometimes corresponding with third parties on behalf of Shell, occasionally passing on correspondence to him.  We have been offered oil wells and coalmines by third parties wrongly believing that we are Shell.

LETTER DATED 24 JUNE 2013 FROM ALFRED & JOHN DONOVAN TO SHELL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

24 June 2013

Mr. Gary Thomson

Shell International Limited

Shell Centre

London SE1 7NA

UK

 

Dear Mr Thomson

Data Protection Act 1998 Subject Access Request (SAR)

Thank you for your letter dated 19 June 2013.

Please find enclosed completed application forms together with cheques based on a fee of £10 per applicant, if that is appropriate.

The application is made on an annual basis in joint names; the formula sensibly requested by your former colleague Mr Richard Wiseman and agreed to by us.

The categories of  “Particular Personal Data” you have brought to our attention in the standard form supplied are not appropriate to our application. You do not have any category that is relevant to our relationship with Shell, which is unique. read more

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The Shell Petroleum Development Company sets out its future intent for Nigeria

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Monday, June 24, 2013

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd as operator of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation/SPDC joint venture announced that the SPDC JV (NNPC 55%, SPDC 30%, TOTAL 10%, NAOC 5%) has taken final investment decisions for the Trans Niger Pipeline loop-line and the Gbaran-Ubie Phase Two projects, both in Nigeria’s eastern Niger Delta. The total capital investment for the two bundles of projects is around $3.9 billion. SPDC has also announced a strategic review of the interests that it holds in selected onshore leases in the SPDC JV. read more

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In Alaska’s Oilfields, Drones Countdown to Takeoff

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By Krithika Krishnamurthy: June 21 2013

(Reuters) – No pilot was required when the Aeryon Scout took off into the leaden skies of Alaska to inspect a stretch of oil pipeline. The miniature aircraft was guided by an engineer on the ground, armed only with a tablet computer.

The 20-minute test flight, conducted by BP Plc last fall, was a glimpse of a future where oil and gas companies in the Arctic can rely on unmanned aircraft to detect pipeline faults, at a fraction of the cost of piloted helicopter flights. read more

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Oil-Spilling, Arctic-Drilling Shell Won the ‘Energy Company of the Year’ Award

Screen Shot 2012-09-19 at 09.13.48Now, just to refresh your memory, Shell is the oil company whose most notable adventure in 2012 consisted of trying and repeatedly failing to drill for oil off the coast of Alaska this summer. So why did the company win an award, as opposed to the ridicule of its peers? Are extra points awarded for transforming an oil drilling operation into a tragicomic circus show? Or maybe Shell won “Energy Company of the Year” by excelling at lying its ass off; After all, after it spent years and billions of dollars convincing U.S. regulators that drilling was safe, and then turned around and admitted its safety equipment in the Arctic was a joke.

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Brian Merchant 

Somebody thought Royal-Dutch Shell did an extra-good job this year, and decided to give them a trophy: The oil giant was named “Energy Company of the Year” at the Platts Global Energy Awards. According to its website, Platts is the “leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals information,” and is in no way related to screen legend Oliver Platt.

Now, just to refresh your memory, Shell is the oil company whose most notable adventure in 2012 consisted of trying and repeatedly failing to drill for oil off the coast of Alaska this summer. So why did the company win an award, as opposed to the ridicule of its peers? Are extra points awarded for transforming an oil drilling operation into a tragicomic circus show? read more

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Nigeria: Shell considers production cut

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June 24, 2013

Shell was considering a further reduction in its oil production in the eastern Niger Delta, it said on Friday. Nigeria wants more of its oil and gas owned either by the state oil company or local firms, raising concerns among foreign oil majors they may lose smaller assets for nothing if they do not sell now, industry experts say. Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary, the Shell Petroleum Development of Nigeria, said on Friday that it would consult with its international and Nigerian partners over the future of the 28 leases that produce some 750 000 barrels a day of oil. – Reuters read more

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Australia: Departing Shell boss calls for leadership

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Screen Shot 2013-06-24 at 07.54.18Peter Klinger, The West Australian June 24, 2013, 7:30 am

Outgoing Shell Australia chair-woman Ann Pickard will use her last visit to Canberra today to plead for a return to political leadership capable of making “the important and hard decisions required” to keep the country internationally competitive.

Evoking the examples of reformist former prime ministers Robert Menzies, Bob Hawke, Paul Keating and John Howard, Ms Pickard will use her address to a Committee for Economic Development of Australia function to call for “conviction in making hard, long-term decisions”. read more

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Shell takes FIDs for Niger Delta projects after pipeline explosion

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Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria Ltd. (SPDC), operator of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC)/SPDC joint venture (SPDC JV), reported that the group has taken final investment decisions for the Trans Niger Pipeline loop-line (TNPL) and the Gbaran-Ubie Phase Two projects. Both are in Nigeria’s eastern Niger Delta.

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Shell skullduggery in Nigeria

Screen Shot 2012-12-23 at 15.30.38Today The Wall Street Journal reports that “Shell Contractors” have been arrested in connection with the theft of oil. This relates to the explosion and fire earlier this week that resulted in the closure of the Trans Niger pipeline.

By John Donovan

We have been reporting for some time about Shell skullduggery in Nigeria, including:

A Guardian article confirmed from its own sources our long standing allegation that Shell has fuelled violence in Nigeria by paying rival militant gangs. These were the people attacking Shell oil pipelines thereby driving up the global oil price to Shell’s great benefit.

Today The Wall Street Journal reports that “Shell Contractors” have been arrested in connection with the theft of oil.  read more

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Has the US Supreme Court been subverted by Big Business?

Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 10.39.42By John Donovan: After the recent historic U.S. Supreme Court precedent setting decision in favour of the evil oil giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc and big business in the Kiobel vs. Royal Dutch Shell case, there is further disturbing evidence this week that the court is siding with multinational corporations against ordinary people and small businesses. WHY? The following extraordinary article by the Editorial Board of The New York Times is published today on page 18 of the New York edition.

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Another Blow to Class Action

This week, the Supreme Court continued its aggressive effort to favor corporations by forcing customers to raise grievances through individual arbitration rather than a class action or some other joint legal challenge.

In American Express Company v. Italian Colors Restaurant, the court ruled 5 to 3 that a group of merchants could not bring a class action against the company even on antitrust grounds because each had signed a contract that required complaints to be taken to individual arbitration. read more

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Nigeria Loses N2.36 Billion Daily As Shell Shuts Down Pipeline

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21 June 2013

NIGERIA’s daily crude oil output declined by 150,000 barrels, as Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, SPDC, joint venture, Thursday, said it has shut the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) following an explosion and fire at a crude theft point on the 28″ section of the facility at Bodo West in Ogoni land.

To this end, the country is currently losing about $14.73 million (N2.357 billion) daily, pending when the pipeline is restored.

A statement by Mr. Tony Okonedo, Corporate Media Relations Manager, said that prior to the incident, SPDC had shut down the 28″ TNP to remove crude theft connections, and has now closed the 24″ TNP as a precautionary response to the fire. This means that the entire TNP system, comprising the 28″ and 24″ pipelines have been shut-in. The 24″ TNP will be reopened when it is safe to do so, while the 28″ TNP will remain shut-in until the fire has been extinguished, and investigation and damage assessment completed.” read more

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Shell to spend $3.9 billion in Nigeria

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June 21, 2013

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it will spend $3.9 billion on investments in Nigeria, including an effort to strengthen the Trans-Niger Pipeline that was shut down this week after it was damaged in a theft attack.

In a statement Friday, the company said it plans to spend $1.5 billion on the pipeline, which carries 150,000 barrels of crude per day and is located in the eastern Niger Delta. Shell operates in Nigeria via a joint venture that is majority-owned by the country’s state oil company. read more

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Shell looks at more asset sales in Nigeria

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21 June 2013

LAGOS — Oil giant Shell announced Friday it may sell more of its onshore oil blocks in Nigeria, where theft and sabotage have repeatedly cut into production in Africa’s largest crude producer.

The British-Dutch firm, Nigeria’s biggest producer, also said the joint venture its Nigerian subsidiary operates was planning to invest $3.9 billion (3 billion euros) on gas projects and pipeline work.

Shell said it may continue with efforts to sell off its interests in onshore oil blocks. It has sold its interests in eight blocks since 2010 for a total of $1.8 billion, it said. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell Hallelujah

‘Shell Out Sounds’ campaign is protesting Shell’s sponsorship of the Southbank Centre
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Shell Corrib Gas Project Hunger Striker Released from Prison

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Issued by the Rossport Solidarity Camp
For immediate release
21st June 2013

*Corrib campaigner released from Castlerea prison*

*Liam Heffernan released after 10 days imprisonment and 5 days on hunger strike*

Today at Harristown court, Castlrea Co. Roscommon, Liam Walsh Heffernan (28) of Castlebar Co. Mayo, was released from Castlerea prison after 10 days in custody. For the last 5 days of his imprisonment he had been on hunger strike protesting against his detention and the extraordinary conditions of the bail terms that he had thus far refused. read more

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Who Will Replace Shell Chief Peter Voser? Top 6 Potential Front-runners

Screen Shot 2013-05-21 at 23.30.59An article published on 18 June contains information about six potential front-runners to replace Peter Voser, the current Chief Executive of Royal Dutch Shell Plc

The six are: Simon Henry, Marvin Odum, Andrew Brown, Matthias Bichsel, Josef Ackermann and Hans Wijers.

Link to the article

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