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Fracking Irony

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Extract from a Dallas Observer article by Amy Silverstein published 21 Feb 2014 under the headline: Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson is Suing to Stop a Fracking Development Outside Dallas

Just a few days after the Weather Channel published a damning, in-depth report documenting how natural gas drilling is wreaking havoc on Texas’ air quality, a group of wealthy property owners outside Dallas are dealing with another dark side of the energy boom: a really ugly water tower. And, as the Wall Street Journal just uncovered, one of those angry homeowners trying to stop the tower and its fracking-related business is none other than Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson. The lawsuit already has a winner, and that winner is irony. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron illicit payments

Screen Shot 2014-03-04 at 17.39.57Extracts from a Thomson Reuters Foundation article by Alia Dharssi published Thu, 29 May 2014

US oil firm prosecutions show need for transparency – activists

TORONTO – Oil and gas companies with major US operations have been the subject of at least 30 prosecutions related to bribes paid to foreign governments under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) since 2007, underscoring the urgent need for transparency regulations to tackle corruption in developing countries, activists and researchers say.

Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron Corp. are among the companies that have faced allegations of making illicit payments to foreign officials, according to research by Paasha Madhavi, a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). read more

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Bears move in on Woodside

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Extracts from a Sydney Morning Herald article by Angela Macdonald-Smith published 29 May 2014 read more

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China gets into bed with Putin

Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 15.30.36Extract from an Investors Chronicle article published 29 May 2014

In the week in which Prince Charles demonstrated that he had inherited his father’s gift for diplomacy, Russia and China finally signed a $400bn (£238bn) gas supply deal that had been a decade in the making. The timing couldn’t have been better, at least from a Russian perspective. With all the talk centred on the political impasse in Ukraine, and the necessity for Europe to diversify its gas supplies away from Russia, Gazprom promptly turned around and secured a huge new export market at a single stroke. What does the Gazprom deal mean for the likes of BG Group (BG.) and Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB), both of which have expanded their LNG capacity to tap into Chinese industrial growth? read more

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Shell, Iran and 9/11

Basically Shell is holding on to over $2 billion of  funds belonging to an ‘adjudicated terrorist’ – Iran – and is denying those funds to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

By John Donovan

I have already reported how Shell management attempted to exploit the 9/11 attacks for their own benefit.

I have also reported on how Shell disguised oil shipping movements in an attempt to evade US sanctions on Iran and how Shell panicked when I contacted Bill O’Reilly of Fox News calling for a related boycott of Shell in the USA. 

SHELL/IRAN – MORE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

In December 2011, a US judge signed a judgement finding Iran one of the parties liable for the September 11, 2001 attacks. read more

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Shell issued with improvement notice after Nelson platform incident

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29BBC News report published 29 May 2014

Oil firm Shell has been issued with an improvement notice after an incident on a North Sea platform led to a partial downmanning of workers.

It happened on the Nelson installation in March.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said Shell failed to ensure that a flexible hose assembly, related to a gas turbine, was maintained in good repair.

The company was given until the end of June to make changes.

A Shell spokesman said: “We are working towards the action requirements of the improvement notice.” read more

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Shell BP Mega-Merger?

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By John Donovan

Copy of a self-explanatory email sent this morning to Michiel Brandjes, Company Secretary & General Counsel Corporate, Royal Dutch Shell Plc.

EMAIL TO BRANDJES

From: John Donovan <[email protected]>
Subject: Royal Dutch Shell BP Merger
Date: 29 May 2014 09:16:48 BST
To: [email protected]

Dear Mr Brandjes

I have received from multiple sources reports of negotiations/discussions involving Shell and BP.

I intend to publish the draft article below authored by one extremely well informed source. That fact is self-evident. read more

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Insiders Perspective on Shell VP Arjen Dorland

Royal Dutch Shell VP Arjen Dorland

Royal Dutch Shell VP Arjen Dorland

One of few respected IT-illuminati, shortly before he retired, suggested that Dorland was a bit of an animal if not held on a tight leash…

From a Shell Source

Amusing to see Arjen Dorland extolling the virtues of technological enablement of exploration within Shell especially given his limited engagement with and knowledge of this part of the business. One suggests that there is an ulterior motive here and one worth going through in detail. It’s been noted on here previously how Arjen Dorland first rose without trace at the start of the millennium in the battered Shell IT organisation, having originally been identified as a JG 1-2 maximum level employee (the Shell system, as we all know, sets CEP levels for all its staff and this system is rigorously enforced by the myriad HR managers that Shell homes and encourages). He remains to this day intensely bitter about that initial positioning and it explains his character and motivation to a ‘T’. read more

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Ogonis charge Nigerian Federal Government and Shell on UNEP report

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Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Extract from a Daily Post article by Victor Azubuike published 28 May 2014

The people of Ogoni are calling on the Federal Government to set up a structure to help facilitate the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, report following a new revelation by Shell. “Following last week’s surprise announcement by Shell’s new CEO, Ben Van Beurden that the $1billion dollar take off fund for Ogoni clean up was waiting in a dedicated account, Social Action and other British and Nigeria NGOs have demanded that Shell stop playing games with the pains and misery of Ogoni people who are dying in their thousands because of non implementation of UNEP Report.  read more

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Oil giant says profits are assured

Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 00.23.56Extracts from an article published by Eco-Business 28 May 2014

Shell, the world’s largest oil company, believes that governments will not damage its business by taking rapid action on climate change, and says all its oil reserves will be needed and sold at a profit.

In a robust reply to a recent report by the Carbon Tracker Initiative, Shell explains the company reasoning for investing in tar sands and other high cost and difficult-to-extract oil reserves. It says that an ever-expanding global economy, fuelled by population growth and great prosperity, will need more and more oil and gas at least until 2050. This will support high prices. read more

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Traci Alford of Shell confesses ‘not everyone likes us…’

Screen Shot 2014-05-03 at 11.03.56By John Donovan

Interesting Marketing magazine interview published today with Traci Alford, the global head of Shell’s fuels branding located at Shell’s new regional HQ in Singapore.

Traci confesses that “not everyone likes us…” How perceptive.

Talks about Shell’s painful experience online. 

Claims that Shell wants a online dialogue with consumers.

Perhaps she is unaware that Shell once launched an online platform for free and open discussion with consumers called “Tell Shell”.  Initially Shell attached great importance to the innovation, which had the enthusiastic support of John Hofmeister. Shell even tried to seize a related domain name for a competing online forum we had set up – “TellShell.org” – but lost the case read more

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Interior takes step toward resuming Arctic exploration

Screen Shot 2014-05-28 at 00.53.01Extract from an article by Laura Barron-Lopez  published 27 May 2014 by THE HILL

Royal Dutch Shell may be able to resume Arctic oil and gas exploration if the Interior Department sticks to the timeline it filed to the U.S. District Court of Alaska. In a fling made Friday, Interior set a timeline for conducting a new environmental analysis for the exploration leases in the Arctic waters off Alaska. The timeline calls for the publication of a draft report by October and a final decision in spring of 2015, putting Interior on track to allow companies, like Shell, to resume exploration. read more

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US BOEM aims for revised Chukchi Sea analysis in spring

Screen Shot 2014-05-28 at 00.53.01Extracts from a Platts article published 27 May 2014

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management told a US District Court in Alaska on Friday it will have a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the 2008 Chukchi Sea lease sale prepared by August and publication of a Final EIS by February. Under the schedule the final action, publication of the record of decision, would occur in March. Whether Shell would have time to mobilize for a 2015 summer drilling season in the Arctic is uncertain, however. read more

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Shell proposes project at its Martinez refinery to help decrease global warming while enhancing efficiency

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Extract from an article by Tom Lochner published by the Contra Costa Times on 27 May 2014

MARTINEZ — The Shell Martinez petroleum refinery, saying it wants to strike a blow against global warming while improving efficiency, seeks approval to process a lighter mix of crude oils and permanently shut down one of two coker units. Starting in 2015, and continuing in phases over several years, Shell would construct a variety of processing equipment, including new heat exchangers to reduce energy use, and thus emit less pollution and greenhouse gases, according to a land use permit application on file with Contra Costa County. read more

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Shell in talks to buy stake in southern India LNG project

Extract from a Reuters article published 26 May 2014

May 26 (Reuters) – Global energy major Royal Dutch Shell is in talks with the Andhra Pradesh state government for buying up to 24 percent stake in the planned Kakinada liquefied natural gas project on the east coast, GAIL chairman B.C Tripathi said on Monday.

FULL ARTICLE

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Shell hires drill ship for 2015 exploration off Nova Scotia

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Extract from a Herald Business article by Joann Alberstat published 26 May 2014

Shell Canada has a deepwater drill ship lined up to use off the coast of Nova Scotia next year as part of its $1-billion exploratory program. The 228-metre vessel, owned by Stena Drilling of Aberdeen, Scotland, is now drilling for Shell in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell plans to drill up to seven exploratory wells in an area 250 kilometres off southwestern Nova Scotia, starting next spring.

FULL ARTICLE

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