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Shell Gas Leak

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By John Donovan

Yesterday lunchtime, I got a whiff of what I now know to be the Shell takeover of BG Group. 

The information was unclear and my Shell related source made it plain that it was a rumour emanating from a third party, but one with “good ears” and miscellaneous contacts. 

The main thrust of the rumour was of a pending deal involving Shell and gas.

I should have connected the dots.

The information was leaked simultaneously to me and a journalist at a national newspaper. 

Last time I received a tip on the basis of it being a rumour, it turned out to be groundless, hence my decision to wait and see if any more solid information emerged from insider sources.

Instead, the main stream news outlets broke the story. and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

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