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June, 2024:

Shell’s Emergency Drill at Cracker Plant: Because What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Posted by John Donovan 20 June 2024

Pennsylvania Shell ethylene cracker plant

Today at the Shell cracker plant in Beaver County, it’s not business as usual. Shell, the lovable titan of pollution, is conducting an emergency response drill. Yep, you read that right. The same company that brings you environmental disasters is practising how to handle one. The irony is delicious.

A Shell spokesperson stated that this drill is a regulatory requirement that must be completed every three years. Of course, because if there’s one thing Shell loves, it’s jumping through hoops to meet the bare minimum legal requirements. During today’s festivities, alarms will be blaring, and an emergency response team will be parading along the Ohio River. If you’re in the area and hear sirens, don’t panic—this time, it’s just a drill. read more

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Shell Buys Pavilion Energy: Because Who Needs Clean Energy Anyway?

Posted by John Donovan: 20 June 2024

In a move that’s sure to make environmentalists everywhere throw up in their mouths a little, Shell, the world’s top LNG trader and our favourite oil-stained villain is beefing up its fossil fuel empire by buying Pavilion Energy. Yes, you heard that right. Shell is doubling down on liquefied natural gas because apparently, climate change isn’t happening fast enough.

Shell announced on Tuesday that its subsidiary, Shell Eastern Trading Pte. Ltd., has inked a deal with Carne Investments Pte. Ltd., an indirect subsidiary of Temasek, to snatch up 100% of Pavilion Energy. What better way to celebrate summer than by acquiring yet another company to exploit natural resources? read more

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Shell’s Bold New Plan: Running Away to the Land of Fossil Fuel Fanatics

No shit, Sherlock. Moving your headquarters across the Atlantic isn’t exactly like booking a vacation.

Posted by John Donovan: 20 June 2024

In the latest episode of “What the Actual F**k?”, Shell, that lovable giant known for its charming pollution and undying greed, is considering jumping ship to the good ol’ U.S. of A. Yes, you heard it right! Rigzone conducted some riveting interviews with analysts to get the scoop on this potential exodus. Spoiler alert: it’s all about money and less about saving the planet.

According to Patrick Rutty, the Director of Global Intelligence at Enverus, “It is a widely shared perception these days that there’s no better place to be a listed oil and gas company than America, owing largely to its relatively fossil fuel-friendly investors.” Well, duh. If you’re a company that thrives on drilling holes in the earth and spewing carbon, the U.S. is practically Disney World.

Rutty also spilt the beans that back in 2021, Royal Dutch Shell “shucked its first and middle names” and moved its tax residence from the Netherlands to the UK after a Dutch court called their carbon emissions plans lame. Apparently, London is now a “problematic” home too because of Brexit. Who would’ve guessed? read more

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Shell’s Greenwashing Extravaganza: Charging Stations for a Better Future or Just a Smokescreen?

Posted by John Donovan: 20 June 2024

In a move that screams “We’re trying to save the planet, we swear!”, Shell has launched a new rapid-charging station for electric vessels in Amsterdam. Yes, you heard that right—Shell, the oil behemoth known for its ruthless pollution and insatiable greed, now wants a slice of the green energy pie.

On Monday, with more self-congratulatory back-patting than you can shake a solar panel at, Shell Marine cut the ribbon on its latest “innovation” at the Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam (ETCA). This Megawatt Charging System, boasting three times the power of your average e-truck station and equipped with a “universal” connector, is here to save the day—or at least try to salvage Shell’s PR. read more

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Shell Shock! Canadian Workers to Vote on Strike as Oil Giant Plays Tug-of-War with Fair Wages

Posted by John Donovan: 16 June 2024

In the latest episode of Shell’s ongoing drama series “How Low Can We Go?”, the oil titan’s workers at the Scotford facility in Canada are preparing to vote on a strike. Apparently, the greedy, ruthless, polluting giant thinks it’s acceptable to keep its workers’ compensation “well-below industry standards,” according to the Unifor union. 

Despite months of bargaining starting in January, Shell’s idea of a “mutually acceptable agreement” involves low-balling the very people who keep their bitumen upgrader, oil refinery, chemicals plant, and carbon capture and storage facility running smoothly. Let’s not forget, this upgrader has a capacity of 320,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day of diluted bitumen. That’s a lot of oil and a lot of profit, yet somehow fair wages are still out of reach.

A Shell spokesperson, with all the sincerity of a used car salesman, stated, “We will continue to work through the bargaining process to reach a mutually acceptable agreement for both parties.” Sure, because nothing says “mutual” like pushing for wages that don’t meet industry standards. read more

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20th Anniversary of one of Shell’s biggest scandals

2004: The oil giant was heavily fined for overstating its reserves in a securities fraud. Shell chairman Sir Philip Watts was forced to resign. He was escorted in disgrace from the Shell Centre by Security guards. He became a very rich vicar. 

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