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Shell rejigs in-house team and names new UK head of legal

Alex Berry: @AlexOnLegalWeek: 04 September 2017

Shell has overhauled its UK legal team, appointing Sarah Morton as its new UK head of legal, replacing Michael Coates in the role. Morton, who is also now associate GC for Shell’s downstream northwest Europe business, takes up her new role after nearly six years as Shell’s managing counsel for global litigation for Europe, Middle East & North Africa. In this role she built and managed a team of lawyers, recruiting from both inside and outside of Shell. Coates has taken up a new position as associate general counsel for Shell’s global upstream business after four years as UK head of legal. READ MORE read more

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Shell false pledges of transparency and openness

By John Donovan

Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden says that he believes in the fundamental importance of openness by Shell. This echo’s comments made previously by Jorma Ollila when he was Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. He said in a speech at the 2014 AGM “Shell believes in transparency and your board has high levels of commitment to this.”

Unfortunately Shell senior management deeds do not, in practice, match their lofty words.

On 22 May I wrote to Shell Legal Director Donny Ching asking him to instruct Shell US lawyers Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, to release for use in the Dutch courts over 100,000 items of evidence gathered by Shell internally in relation to its past conduct in Nigeria. Alleged human rights abuses, including alleged complicity in the murder of Ogoni leaders. read more

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Outspoken articles about Shell Jan 2017 onwards

Outspoken articles about Shell Jan 2017 Onwards (click here for earlier articles)

Shell Throws a Tantrum Over $99 Million Tax Bill: 17 May 2024

Norway’s Wealth Fund to Shell: Could You Please Pretend to Care About the Climate?: 17 May 2024

Shell Shovels Plastic into Pittsburgh’s Rivers!: 16 May 2024

Shell’s Latest Masterpiece: The Monaca Meltdown: 16 May 2024

Shell’s Unfortunate Love Affair with the US: The UK Stock Market Saga: 16 May 2024

Eco Warriors Swap Shell Billboards for a Dash of Satirical Art: 15 May 2024

Shell Puts Legal Smackdown on Eco-Warriors, Because, You Know, Profits: 15 May 2024

Shell’s Ghostly Carbon Credits: Spooky Scandal or Just Another Day in Big Oil’s Playbook?: 14 May 2024

Shell wants a quickie divorce from Nigeria: 14 May 2024

Back to Basics or Backwards? Shell and BP Hug Their Oil Barrels Tighter Than Ever, Shareholders Gleefully Applaud: 10 May 2024

Shell Ditches Singapore Gig for ‘Greener’ Pastures—No, Really, They’re Going Green!: 9 May 2024

Shell and TotalEnergies Eye Greener Pastures: The Big Apple’s Stock Exchange: 7 May 2024

Shell’s Shell Game: Selling Smoke and Mirrors with ‘Phantom’ Carbon Credits!: 5 May 2024

Shell to Bid Farewell to South Africa?: 5 May 2024

Shell’s Seafaring Carnival of Fossil Fools: A Masterclass in Eco-Friendly Hypocrisy: 3 May 2024

Shell: Masters of Environmental Destruction, Not So Keen on New York Relisting Right Now: 2 May 2024

Shell’s Profit Bonanza: Because Who Needs a Planet Anyway?: 2 May 2024

Shell’s Climate Action: A Comedy of Errors: 2 May 2024

Shell’s “Green” Exit from China: Profit Over Planet: 2 May 2024

Shell’s Shameful Nazi Past: Funding Adolf Hitler: 1 May 2024

US Lawmakers Roast Oil Titans for Climate Circus: Shell Plays Shell Games While Exxon Pulls a Vanishing Act: 30 April 2024

Shell’s Sustainability Saga: Striving for Change While Exxon Laughs All the Way to the Bank: 30 April 2024

Shell Rakes in $1 Billion Annually from US Crude Trading, Lawsuit Exposes: 29 April 2024

Shell and Co. Dance to the Tune of Deception: Big Oil’s Big Tobacco Moment: 28 April 2024

Shell’s Falcon Pipeline: A Symphony of Environmental Disregard Hits Sour Note with Pennsylvania AG: 23 April 2024

Shell’s Desperate Dash to Ditch London: An Epic Solution to Their Share Woes?: 21 April 2024

Shell Down Under: Prelude of Profits or Prelude to Disaster?: 19 April 2024

Shell’s Climate Conundrum: 19 April 2024

Shell Unveils Eco-Friendly Fairy Tale: Bio-LNG Plant in Germany: 19 April 2024

Shell and BP: Time to Jump Ship to the Land of Oil Lovers?: 19 April 2024

Shell Left Sputtering as Netherlands Closes Groningen Gas Field for Good: 17 April 2024

Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plan Faces Legal Iceberg Amidst Environmental Uproar: 17 April 2024

Shell to Investors: Screw Climate, We’re Too Busy Making Money: 17 April 2024

Shell’s great escape from Nigeria: 15 April 2024

Shell’s CEO Hits the Jackpot While Employees Scratch for Pennies: 14 April 2024

Shell’s London Departure: The Ultimate “What the Frack” Moment: 14 April 2024

Shell’s Climate Appeal: Lobbying for “Transition” or Just Hot Air?: 13 April 2024

Shell’s London Exodus: A “What the F@#k” Moment for the Stock Market: 13 April 2024

Shell CEO Threatens London Stock Exchange: 10 April 2024

Ex-Shell Bigwig Fuels Fears of London Exodus: 9 April 2024

Shell’s Boss Bags £8m: “Let Them Eat Carbon Intensity Reductions”: 8 April 2024

Shell’s London Exodus Threatens UK’s Stock Market Status Quo: 8 April 2024

Dutch Senate Hits Snooze Button on Closing Groningen Gas Field: 7 April 2024

Shell Disappointed: Lower Q1 Earnings Expected from Natural Gas Trading: 7 April 2024

Shell’s “Dragon” Scheme: Seeking a License to Pollute: 4 April 2024

UK Taxpayers Stuck with Shell’s Toxic Bill for North Sea Cleanup: 3 April 2024

Shell’s Corporate Doublespeak: “Sorry, But We Can’t Save the Planet if You Can’t Pay Your Energy Bill!”: 2 April 2024

Shell’s Hilarious Defence: “Reducing Emissions Hinders Our Quest to Destroy the Planet!”: 2 April 2024

Shell Dumps New Zealand Assets Like It’s Cleaning Out Its Junk Drawer: 2 April 2024

Shell Oil’s Climate Goals: A Masterclass in Greenwashing or Just a Load of Bull?: 2 April 2024

Shell Appeals Climate Ruling, Insists on Right to Trash the Planet Unabated: 2 April 2024

Shell’s Greenpeace Lawsuit Mocked by Celebrities: “Seriously, Shell? What the Hell?”: 1 April 2024

Supreme Court’s Shell Game: How Big Corporations Dodge Accountability for Human Rights Abuses: 31 March 2024

Oil Giants’ Climate Targets Go Up in Smoke: 30 March 2024

Shell Faces Hague Climate Case: Another Masterclass in Hypocrisy and Legal Gymnastics: 30 March 2024

Shell’s Climate Targets: A Masterclass in Greenwashing and Greed: 28 March 2024

Shell and Co.’s Latest Scheme: Dumping CO2 in Southeast Asia, Because Why the Hell Not?: 28 March 2024

Shell’s Pennsylvania Plastics Plant: The Clean Air Saga Continues: 28 March 2024

Shell’s Flaring Fiasco: Deer Park Chemical Plant Puts on a Light Show, Community Left in the Dark: 27 March 2024

Russia’s Shell Game: Sakhalin LNG Stake Swapped Like Trading Cards, This Time Gazprom Wins: 27 March 2024

Shell and Friends’ Climate Change Lies: Another Lawsuit Calls Out Big Oil’s Deception: 27 March 2024

Shell CEO Laments: “How Dare You Sue Us for Ruining the Planet!”: 24 March 2024

Oil Giants in Panic Mode: Payout Promises Up in Smoke as Prices Plummet: 24 March 2024

Shell’s Great Escape: Fleeing Protests with the Efficiency of a Greased Pig: 24 March 2024

Shell’s “Oops, We Flared Again” Excuse Raises Eyebrows and Air Quality Concerns: 23 March 2024

Shell’s Air Pollution Permit Countdown: Tick-Tock, Time’s Up, Big Oil! 23 March 2024

Ascension of Greg Joiner to Position of Executive VP at Shell Energy: 23 March 2024

Shell Ditches Massachusetts Wind Project Like a Bad Tinder Date, Because Who Needs Renewable Energy When You’ve Got Oil?: 21 March 2024

Big Oil Plays Pretend: Phasing Out Fossil Fuels Deemed ‘Fantasy’ Amid Record Profits: 20 March 2024

Shell’s New Strategy: ‘Net Zero Schmet Zero,’ Because Who Needs the Planet When You’ve Got Profits?: 20 March 2024

Shell’s Latest Magic Trick: Turning Gas Stations into EV Charging Hubs, Because Who Needs Oil Anyway?: 20 March 2024

Activists to Ad Agencies: Beware of Shell’s Siren Song, Lest Ye Become Gaslighting Accomplices: 20 March 202

Extinction Rebellion Throws a Block Party at Shell’s Doorstep: 20 March 2024

Shell’s Former Big Cheese Bags £95m: 20 March 2024

Shell’s Climate Ambitions Take a Dive as It Clings to Fossil Fuels: 20 March 2024

Shell Turning American Dreamscapes into Industrial Wastelands: 20 March 2024

Is it wise for Reuters to accept content sponsorship from Shell?: 9 March 2024

Shell’s Grand Farewell Tour: Leaving More Than Just Memories in the Niger Delta: 6 March 2024

Shell’s Profit Party: Dancing on Oil Barrels While the World Burns: 6 March 2024

Shell and Saudi Aramco in a Tug-of-War for Pavilion Energy: 5 March 2024

Big Oil Plays Fairy Godmother to Environmental NGOs: A Twisted Tale of Greenwashing 4 March 2024

Shell’s Environmental Armageddon In Nigeria: 4 March 2024

Shell’s Grand Exodus to Octopus Energy: A Tale of Corporate Musical Chairs: 2 March 2024

Shell Plays Hot Potato with Solar Assets: A Tale of Strategic ‘Enlightenment’: 29 Feb 24

Shell’s Grand Escape: Ditching the Niger Delta With a Toxic Parting Gift: 28 Feb 24

Shell’s Latest Magic Trick: A ‘Climate Tech’ Mirage With an Oil-Stained Rabbit: 26 Feb 24

Shell’s Aberdeen HQ: From Skyline Staple to Rubble and ‘Regeneration’ Rhetoric: 20 Feb 24

“How to Pollute and Piss Off Your Neighbors” starring Shell: 20 Feb 24

Big Oil’s Profit Party: Dancing on the Graves of Global Crisis: 19 Feb 24

Shell Ponders Ditching Norway’s Wind Farm Fiesta: Too Pricey, Too Tricky, Too Shell: 15 Feb 24

Shell and Exxon Take Dutch Government to Court Over Gas Field Party Pooper: 14 Feb 24

Shell Splurges $14 Billion on a Plant That’s Practically a Comedy of Errors: 14 Feb 24

Shell at it again? Oil Giant shirking responsibility by selling its assets in the Niger Delta: 14 Feb 24

Shell Ditches Decade-Long Iraqi Dream: 14 Feb 24

Shell’s Crystal Ball Predicts a Gas-tastic Future: 14 Feb 24

Shell Bids Adieu to California’s Hydrogen Dreams: 12 Feb 24

Dutch Pension Fund Dumps Oil Stocks, including Shell, Like Hot Potatoes: 8 Feb 24

Havas Plays Dress-Up with Shell’s Image, Forgets Climate Promises at the Door: 8 Feb 24

Shell’s Magical Makeover: Introducing “Onward,” The Climate Tech Venture with a Side of Irony: 8 Feb 24

Shell’s Pennsylvania Petrochemical Plant Costs Inflate to a Jaw-Dropping $14 Billion: 8 Feb 24

Shell Ditches Retiree Baggage in a $4.9 Billion “See Ya Later” Deal with Prudential: 8 Feb 24

Shell CEO Cries Over Biden’s LNG Timeout, Fears for Big Oil’s Fragile Confidence: 4 Feb 24

Throws a Billion-Dollar Bash as the Planet Heats Up, While Greenpeace Crashes the Party: 3 Feb 2024

Greta Thunberg Dodges the Slammer as Judge Gives Thumbs Down to Police Shenanigans at Oil Gala Protest: 3 Feb 2024

Shell’s CEO Sawan Laments Over US LNG Drama While Cashing in Billions: 3 Feb 2024

Shell’s Magical Mystery Tour Convinces Pennsylvania to Fork Over $1.6 Billion for Plastic Paradise: 3 Feb 2024

Shell Strikes It Rich in LNG Lottery While Tossing Crumbs of Greenery to the Masses: 3 Feb 2024

Shell Throws Cash Fiesta for Shareholders as Profits Take a ‘Modest’ Dip: 1 Feb 2024

Shell Plays Green Dress-Up for Shareholders While Profits Take a Dive: 31 Jan 2024

Shell and BP’s Profit Hits a Bump: Oil Titans Face 40% Profit Drop: 28 Jan 2024

Shell’s Latest Greenwashing Masterstroke: Converting Refinery to Make Fancy Oils While Keeping the Oil Party Going Elsewhere: 26 Jan 2024

Shell Sues Greenpeace for $2.1 Million: An Episode Straight Out of ‘Succession’: 24 Jan 2024

Yannick Bolloré, Climate’s Newest Champion, Boldly Teams Up with Shell for a Greener Wallet: 24 Jan 2024

A Gripping David vs. Goliath Tale – John Donovan vs Shell: 21 Jan 2024

Shell Dodging Responsibility One Oil Spill at a Time: 19 Jan 2024

Shell vs. The World: A Tale of Carbon Emissions, Courtrooms, and Questionable Commitments: 18 Jan 2024

Shell’s Old Files: The Gift That Keeps on Giving (To Climate Lawsuits): 18 Jan 2024

Shell’s Job Cutting Spree: 18 Jan 2024

Shell’s Eco-Friendly Fairy Tale Ends in Canada: Greenpeace Waves Magic Wand: 18 Jan 2024

New Motto at Shell California Gas Stations: ‘Gift Cards Welcome, Extra Charges Guaranteed!’: 18 Jan 2024

Shell’s AGM: Shareholders Demand Climate Action, Shell Prefers Business as Usual: 17 Jan 2024

Shell Plays It Safe, Pauses Red Sea Shipments: 16 Jan 2024

Shell’s ‘Nigerian Goodbye’: A Legacy of Spills, Lawsuits, and a $2.4 Billion ‘See Ya!’: 16 Jan 2024

Shell’s Pricey Petrol: 13 Jan 2024

Shell Energy UK Hit with Colossal £1 Pound Fine: Couch Cushion Change for Overcharging: 10 Jan 2024

Dutch Government Reluctantly Flicks On Groningen’s ‘Pilot Light’ Amid Chilly Weather: 10 Jan 2024

Shell’s Nigerian Legal Hoopla: Supreme Court Says ‘Yes’ to Pollution Appeal: 8 Jan 2024

Shell’s Financial Rollercoaster: Big Bucks in Gas, Oopsies in Chemicals: 8 Jan 2024

Shell’s Pennsylvania Plant: A Not-So-Smooth Start in the World of Ethylene Cracking: 7 Jan 2024

Shell’s Generosity: A Mere $5M for Environmental Oopsies in Beaver County: 6 Jan 2024

Shell Scores a Courtroom Encore in Nigeria After Alleged Environmental Ode to the Niger Delta: 5 Jan 2024

Shell’s CEO Ponders Joining the Fossil Fuel Fiesta in the U.S.: 5 Jan 2024

Shell Joins BP in Playground Squabble Over Venture Global LNG’s Toy Box: 5 Jan 2024

Shell Netherlands CEO Bemoans the Inconvenience of Saving the Planet: 3 Jan 2024

Oil Magnates Celebrate Profits With A Rain of Cash, While the World Burns: 2 Jan 2024


Shell’s Prelude FLNG: Now With More Delays and Suspense!: 27 Dec 2023

Shell’s Generous Holiday Gift to Employees: More Time Off… Permanently: 23 Dec 2023

Shell’s Secret Spy Saga: Like a Bad Spy Movie, But With More Oil and Less Charm: 22 Dec 2023

Shell’s Cost-Cutting Extravaganza: Because Who Needs Jobs in a Low-Carbon Division Anyway?: 21 Dec 2023

Shell’s Pocket Change: A $2.85 Million ‘Cleanup Fee’ for Illinois Refinery Mess: 21 Dec 2023

British Museum Gratefully Embraces BP’s ‘Green’ Millions for Grand Makeover: 19 Dec 2023

Shell’s Floating Money Machine Back in Action Just in Time for Winter Profits: 18 Dec 2023

Latest Allegations and Litigation Relating to Warring Spymasters in Shell’s Corporate Security Department: 15 Dec 2023

Shell Ditches Half a Million Broadband Customers: 14 Dec 2023

Shell’s $6 Billion ‘Investment’ in Nigeria: Because What’s a Little More Oil Among Friends?: 9 Dec 2023

Shell’s ‘Not Our Mess’ Defense Faces Nigerian Justice Showdown”: 9 Dec 2023

Shell in Hot Water for Playing Dumb in Rhode Island’s ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ Lawsuit: 9 Dec 2023

Shell’s Latest Magic Trick: Turning a Modest Energy Bill into a Financial Nightmare!: 8 Dec 2023

Shell Says ‘So Long’ to Retail Energy, Passes the Baton to Octopus: 7 Dec 2023

Pension Funds Get Memo: Ditch Oil & Gas: 1 December 2023

Shell Plays Hot Potato with Household Energy Biz, Tosses It to Octopus in the Great British Energy Shuffle: 1 December 2023

Shell Plays the Villain Again, Slapping Greenpeace with a lawsuit: 30 Nov 2023

Shell’s ‘Oops, We Did It Again’ Moment: Second Fine for Playing Fast and Loose with Customer Charges: 29 Nov 2023

Oil Titans on Trial: Big Energy Companies Grapple with Climate Deception Lawsuit in California Showdown: 27 Nov 2023

Shell’s Floating Marvel, Prelude LNG, Set to Make a Splashy Comeback Amidst Winter Demand Surge: 27 Nov 2023

Shell in Hot Water: UK High Court Greenlights Nigerian Fishermen’s Rights Case: 23 Nov 2023

Shell and BP’s Tightrope Walk: Plan B: Diversify or Bust: 23 Nov 2023

Shell Egypt just struck gold, or should we say gas: 23 Nov 2023

Octopus Energy’s Tentacular Expansion: Coventry Beckons as Shell Energy Takeover Looms: 23 Nov 2023

Shell Energy’s ‘Forgetful’ Faux Pas Costs Them a Pretty Penny: 21 Nov 2023

Shell pays net U.K. taxes for first time in four years: 21 Nov 2023

Shell’s ‘Innocent’ Victory: Lawsuits Magically Disappear in Nigerian Oil Field Saga: 17 Nov 2023

Happy Birthday, Shell Cracker Plant! Beaver County Wishes for a Less Polluted Future: 16 Nov 2023

Shell Plays Climate Roulette, Courts Give ‘Thumbs Up’15 Nov 2023

Shell’s AI Boss Spills the Beans on Their Love Affair with Generative AI at Web Summit: 15 Nov 2023

Shell’s Prelude Extended Vacation: 14 Nov 2023

Shell and BP: Plotting a Fossil Fuel Fairy Tale in Mega-Merger Mania?: 12 Nov 2023

I feel like I am back on dial up in the dark ages!: 12 Nov 2023

40 calls and 12 hours of my life I will never get back: 11 Nov 2023

Shell Plays the ‘Cool Uncle’ Card: Luring Gen Z with Games and Influencers While Glossing Over Fossil Fuels: 10 Nov 2023

US Supreme Court Snubs Shell’s ‘Timeout’ Request in Coastal Caper: 9 Nov 2023

Shell’s High Seas High Jinks: Suing the Little Greenpeace Boats for Big Green Bucks: 9 Nov 2023

Shell’s ‘Lean and Mean’ Plan: A Masterclass in Selective Hearing and Eco-Selective Memory: 5 Nov 2023

No Stars at all for anything… worst broadband provider I have ever had: 3 Nov 2023

Shell Revels in Petro Profits as World Pleads for Climate Mercy: 2 Nov 2023

Shell’s CEO Crowns Himself King of the Buyback Bonanza, Sidesteps the Acquisition Arms Race: 2 Nov 2023

Whispers of a BP-Shell super merger: 31 Oct 2023

Shell’s Eco-Friendly Secrets: UK Regulator Playing ‘Hide and Seek’ with North Sea Documents: 30 Oct 2023

Shell’s Brilliant Strategy: Cut Green Jobs While Pretending to Care About the Planet: 25 Oct 2023

Kudos to Havas! Because Nothing Screams ‘Ethical’ Like Partnering with Big Oil: 22 Oct 2023

Shell Energy Customer Support Experts are like Monkeys following a script: 22 Oct 2023

Shell’s Loving Embrace of Efficiency: Contractors, Who Needs ‘Em?: 20 Oct 2023

Clariant Rejects Shell’s Billion-Dollar Ethylene Damages Claim But Is Facing A Ruthless Adversary: 19 Oct 2023

Shell’s Never-Ending Maintenance Adventure Down Under: Prelude LNG Facility to Restart in Mid-November!: 18 Oct 2023

Shell’s Delayed Court Battle in South Africa – Because Who Needs Pristine Coasts Anyway?: 18 Oct 2023

Shell’s CEO Discovers a Magical New Path to Net Zero Emissions, Shares Soar!: 17 Oct 2023

Shell Finds a Warm Welcome at Havas as Extinction Rebellion Throws Surprise Party: 17 Oct 2023

Arrogant nasty vile Shell Energy customer service: 16 Oct 2023

Prelude FLNG: a potential disaster waiting to happen? : 10 Oct 2023

Shell’s Latest PR Stunt: Trying To Convince Us They Care!: 9 Oct 2023

Painfully slow Shell Broadband: 7 Oct 2023

Shell’s Newest Genius Plan: Fuelling Digital Dreams in Fortnite, Because Why Not?: 6 Oct 2023

Shell’s Alumni Gathering: Wopke Hoekstra’s Twisted Journey from Oil Fields to EU’s Climate Command: 5 Oct 2023

Shell’s CEO Attempts a Heart-to-Heart, but Is Anyone Buying It?: 5 Oct 2023

Shell’s Brilliantly “Clean” Plan: Ramping Up LNG While Preaching Net-Zero Gospel: 5 Oct 2023

Shell CEO Defends Unwavering Commitment to Environmental Exploitation”: 3 Oct 2023

Shell’s Brilliant Strategy: Ignoring the Environment and Riding the Oil Wave: 30 Sept 2023

What a load of rubbish if I could I’d give them minus 5: 30 Sept 2023

Shell Employees Shockingly Expect Oil Giant to Prioritize Renewables Over Profit: 27 Sept 2023

BP and Shell: Masters of Environmental Deception or Just the New Tobacco Titans?: 26 Sept 2023

Unkept promises from Shell: 26 Sept 2023

Shell and Exxon’s Symphony of Denial and Delay: Groningen Gas Field Closure Confirmed: 24 Sept 2023

Noble Exodus: BP and Shell Stocks Get the Boot: 20 Sept 2023

Worst internet company on the market: 20 Sept 2023

Shell and Friends: A Masterclass in Climate Responsibility: 17 Sept 2023

Shell Discovers the Secret Formula: Only Stop Polluting When No One Wants Oil: 17 Sept 2023

Worst Internet do not get tied into a contract with this company: 17 Sept 2023

Worst broadband, Worst customer service: 13 Sept 2023


Shell’s Ingenious Shortcut: Prioritizing Profits Over Prelude’s Persistent Problems: 7 Sept 2023

Shell Broadband Utterly Useless!!!!! WASTE OF TIME!!!!: 5 Sept 2023

Shell, Savior of the Energy World, Graciously Hands Over Its 1.4 Million Customers to Octopus Energy: 1 Sept 2023

Big Oil’s Next Genius Moves to Save the Planet: 31 August 2023

Had the misfortune of being sold Shell Broadband by Currys: 31 August 2023

Shell and BP Score High Marks in Greenwashing: Champions in the Art of Low-Carbon Lip Service: 26 August 2023

Shell Ponders Selling Its Singapore Chemical Wonderland: 26 August 2023

Octopus Energy Mulls Over Rescuing Shell’s Energy Orphans:  25 August 2023

Shell Broadband is incredibly slow if it even connects at all: 25 August 2023


Shell’s Prelude Facility: Where Safety Takes a Backseat to Explosive Ambitions: 18 Aug 2023

Terrible service. Shell Broadband unreliable: 16 Aug 2023

Shell Hit With Civil Lawsuit After Inferno at Deer Park Refinery Released Toxic Airborne Contaminants: 14 Aug 2023

Shell’s Heartwarming Concern for Children: Protecting Oil & Gas Production for the Kids: 12 Aug 2023

Shell’s Noble Eco-Mission: Demolishing Old HQ to Release Carbon Emissions: 12 Aug 2023

Never ever ever move migrate or use Shell broadband: 12 Aug 2023

Slowest internet on earth: 10 Aug 2023

Shell’s Greenwashing Smokescreen: 7 Aug 2023

Treated like dirt by Shell Energy Customer Service: 7 Aug 2023

My service is more off than on!! Very unreliable! 6 Aug 2023

Shell’s “The Giving Pump” Returns: A Genius PR Stunt to Distract from Their Greedy Exploitation of the Planet: 1 Aug 2023

Prelude workers exposed to “hydrocarbon gas fire or explosion”: 1 Aug 2023

Frustrated and disgusted by Shell Broadband: 31 July 2023

Terrible Shell Broadband Wi-Fi, virtually unusable: 31 July 2023

Shell’s ‘obscene’ $5bn profits: 27 July 2023

Steer clear of Shell Energy Broadband: 25 July 2023

Shell’s terrible broadband customer service: 25 July 2023

Shell’s Climate Strategy: An Award-Winning Performance in the Courtroom!: 24 July 2023

Shell exposes its Prelude workers to the exhilarating risk of fire and explosion: 24 July 2023

Shell’s Misfortune: Profit Plummet as Oil Prices Dip: 23 July 2023

Shell fined almost $10 million for more toxic violations at its cracker plant in Beaver County: 23 July 2023

Shell’s Greenwashing Hits a New Low: 23 July 2023

Shell Celebrates Sky-High Profits While the World Burns: 22 July 2023

Shell to Demolish Iconic Aberdeen HQ, Erasing Its Legacy and Dumping the Past: 19 July 2023

Shell’s CEO Joins PM’s Business Council to “Drive Prosperity” with More Pollution: 19 July 2023

Shell Energy wifi keeps dropping out and line speeds are slow: 17 July 2023

Utterly Crap Shell Broadband: 17 July 2023

Shell’s Climate Pledge Pivot: A Masterclass in Greenwashing and Shady Business Tactics: 17 July 2023

Shell’s true colors are as plain as the crude oil they relentlessly extract from the Earth: 15 July 2023

Shell’s Noble Fight Against Pesky Environmentalists: 15 July 2023

Shell’s Unprecedented Commitment to Destroying the Planet: 10 July 2023

Do not trust Shell Broadband: 9 July 2023

Shell broadband speed less than 1/3rd of what they promised: 9 July 2023

Personal Information of Employees Stolen in ANOTHER Cyberattack on Shell: 7 July 2023

Shell’s Philanthropic CEO Faces Criticism for Comments on Oil Production: 7 July 2023

Shell CEO Dreams of Leaving UK for Greener (Profitable) Pastures in the US: 7 July 2023

Shell’s Greenwashing Exposed: Misleading Ads Banned for Hilariously Overstating Commitment to Clean Energy: 7 July 2023

Shell Laments Disappointing Gas Trading Results, Blames Everything but Themselves: 7 July 2023

Shell’s Self-Righteous Defense of Irresponsible Oil Production: 6 July 2023

Shell and Unilever: Partners in Profit, Supporters of Bloodshed: 5 July 2023

Shell’s Illusion of Economic Growth: Polymers Plant Leaves Beaver County High and Dry: 5 July 2023

Groningen Gas Field: Shell and Exxon Mobil’s Monument to Greed and Disregard for Health Risks: 5 July 2023

Shell, you are an appalling company of blatant lies, deceit, fobbing off and misinformation: 4 July 2023


Shell’s Magnificent Display of Hypocrisy: Still Trading Russian Gas Despite Empty Promises: 3 July 2023

Shell’s Heroic Retreat from Renewable Energy: Head of Renewable Generation Bids Farewell to Greedy, Polluting Empire: 3 July 2023

Despicable penny-pinching company with no morals or customer commitment: 29 June 2023

Apsolute rubbish the worst internet provide ever: 28 June 2023

Shell’s Reluctant Closure of Europe’s Largest Gas Field to “Solve” Decades of Inconvenience for Groningen Residents: 28 June 2023

Shell’s Latest Trans Niger Pipeline Spill: 26 June 2023

Church of England Dumps Greedy Oil Giants, Refuses to Compromise on Climate Responsibility: 23 June 2023

Shell’s Profits Trump Planet: Power Trader Leaves as Company Embraces Fossil Fuels: 23 June 2023

Truly terrible internet service from Shell Energy Broadband: 23 June 2023

Shell Broadband expensive, poor connection, poor customer service: 21 June 2023

I foolishly moved to Shell for my broadband: 21 June 2023

Shell’s $21 Billion Prelude Floating LNG Plant Debacle: 18 June 2023

Shell’s Unfortunate Encounter with Clop Ransomware:17 June 2023

Shell’s Magnificent Record: Thousands of Violations, Peanuts in Fines, and Another Exhilarating Fire at Deer Park Chemical Plant: 16 June 2023

Shell’s Bold Move: Embracing Climate-Wrecking Fossil Fuels, Doubling Down on Profit: 15 June 2023

Oil Giant Shell Bids Farewell to Pakistan: 14 June 2023

Shell’s Astonishing Strategy: Super-Sizing Profits and Middle Fingers to the Planet: 14 June 2023

Shell’s Magnanimous CEO Embarks on Heroic Journey to Shower Oil Investors with Untold Riches: 13 June 2023

Shell’s Potential Move to New York: A Brilliant Strategy to Boost Profits and Evade Environmental Scrutiny: 12 June 2023

Shell CEO Doubling Down on Natural Gas, Because Who Needs a Livable Planet Anyway?:12 June 2023

Shell’s Review of Chemical Business Reveals Unprecedented Concern for Lagging Performance: 11 June 2023

The Groningen Scandal: Shell and its partners, unleashed devastating Earthquakes in Pursuit of Profits: 10 June 2023

Shell’s Ingenious Plan: Double Down on Oil to Woo Investors: 10 June 2023

Explosive Outrage in Beaver County as Shell’s Polluting Monstrosity Faces Public Backlash: 10 June 2023

Shell internet goes down every few days: 10 June 2023

Avoid Shell broadband like the plague: 10 June 2023

Yet Another Shell Pollution Spree as Pernis Oil Refinery Springs a Leak!: 7 June 2023

Shell’s ‘Green’ Ads Exposed as Shameless Attempt to Mislead Public: 7 June 2023

Shell’s hit or miss broadband: 7 June 2023

Greedy Polluter Shell Exits Home Retail Energy Businesses Due to ‘Poor Returns’: 6 June 2023

Shell’s Audacious Move: Launching Global Media Review, results in Protests at “Innocent” WPP Offices: 6 June 2023

Impossible to contact, awful customer service: 5 June 2023

Shell’s Really Bad Broadband: 5 June 2023

Unreliable Shell Broadband: 1 June 2023

Shell’s appetite for espionage against John Donovan: 27 May 2023

Shell’s industrial monstrosity In Pennsylvania spewing out a cocktail of toxic fumes: 26 May 2023

Undoubtedly the worst Broadband provider the planet has to offer: 26 May 2023

Shell’s Generous Gesture: Paying Mere $10 Million for Air Violations and Restarting Plant Production: 24 May 2023

Shell Broadband still not working 6 days on from activation date: 24 May 2023

Shell prefers to ignore such trivial matters as the future of our planet: 24 May 2023

SHUT DOWN SHELL: 23 May 2023


Dealing with Shell Energy customer service is something akin to torture: 21 May 2023

Shell Energy customer service staff rude and unhelpful: 21 May 2023

Shell faces shareholder revolt over laughably inadequate climate change goals: 20 May 2023

Shell demanding its slice of the green profit pie: 19 May 2023

Shell, the paragon of corporate responsibility, finds itself in the midst of an investor rebellion: 19 May 2023

More suspense at Shell’s Beaver County Cracker Plant: 19 May 2023

Shell’s “Climate-Friendly” Strategy Under Fire: ClientEarth’s Claim to Proceed, Because Who Cares About the Planet?: 19 May 2023

Shell’s ‘tense’ AGM where profits clash with the pesky climate: 18 May 2023

Shell and Other Oil Giants Urged to Pay $12 Billion to Clean Up Nigeria Mess: 17 May 2023

Shell Directors Escape Liability for Climate Policy in London Court Ruling: 16 May 2023

Shell’s Blatant Disregard for Climate Ruling Exposed by Milieudefensie: 16 May 2023

Shell’s Troubling Links with Iran Exposed: 16 May 2023


At least Dick Turpin wore a mask: 16 May 2023

Shell Energy is the worst broadband provider: 13 May 2023

Shell Faces Lawsuit Over Blatant Air Pollution Violations at Cracker Plant: 12 May 2023

Shell Faces Federal Lawsuit for Repeatedly Polluting the Air: 12 May 2023

Shell Energy’s Failing Business Draws Feeble Interest from Rivals: 12 May 2023

Shell Prelude Floating FLNG Barge: A Potentially Catastrophic Failure of Safety Standards: 12 May 2023

Shell’s Petrochemical Plant Fire: Another Hazardous Incident Exposes Shell’s Recklessness: 12 May 2023

Shell’s Shameful Victory: UK Supreme Court Fails Nigerian Communities in Oil Spill Case: 10 May 2023

Shell’s Climate Betrayal: Profits Over Planet Sparks Church of England Revolt: 10 May 2023

Terrible experience with Shell Energy Broadband: 8 May 2023

Do NOT join Shell Energy it will be your worst nightmare: 8 May 2023

Absolutely rubbish Shell Energy Broadband. Wifi keeps disconnecting: 6 May 2023

Shell Energy zero regard for its customers: 3 May 2023

Shell Broadband KEEPS CUTTING OUT: 29 April 2023


Shell broadband is shocking and customer service appalling: 22 April 2023

Without internet for a week!!!: 22 April 2023

Shell BROADBAND speeds are terrible and the connection keeps going down: 1 April 2023

Shell Broadband is ‘total crap’: 28 March 2024

Shell Energy Incompetence at every level 27 March 2023

Shell Broadband ‘still trying to RESOLVE SLOW speed issues’: 24 March 2023

Absolutely appalling service from Shell Energy Broadband: 21 March 2023

Awful, Awful, Awful Shell Energy: 21 March 2024

Steer well clear of Shell Energy Broadband: 18 March 2023

Shell Broadband customer care at it’s very worst!: 16 March 2023

Shell’s recent response email to Shell pensioners: 14 March 2023


Avoid this company and product at all costs: 10 March 2023

Shell Broadband… by far the worst internet I have had ever!: 7 March 2023

Probably the worst energy and broadband cowboy’s out there: 6 March 2023

AVOID Shell broadband like the plague: 1st March 2023

Shell Broadband complete and absolute nightmare: 27 Feb 2023

…bad customer service and multiple internet issues: 27 Feb 2023

Shell Broadband Absolutely terrible – random drop-outs, horrible speed: 24 Feb 2023

Shell Energy branded as Rapacious Clowns (means aggressively greedy grasping jokers?): 24 Feb 2023

My Shell broadband drops out every ten minutes: 22 Feb 2023

Shell Broadband goes down every day: 22 Feb 2023

…dropped calls, constant redirects, clueless staff, no respect for the customer: 19 Feb 2023

Disgusting company and inept customer service: 14 Feb 2023

Since Shell took over from the Post Office my phone and broadband are nothing but trouble: 9 Feb 2023

Left with no Shell broadband for three full weeks: 8 Feb 2023

Absolutely terrible company, overcharging, ridiculous prices, unhelpful staff: 7 Feb 2023

Absolutely appalling customer service from untrained, incompetent staff: 25 Jan 2023

Avoid at All Costs … Shell Broadband is Rubbish: 24 Jan 2023

Trustpilot reviewers verdict on Shell Energy – Awful Company AVOID!!!: 20 Jan 2023

One of the worst Internet connections I ever had: 18 Jan 2023

Shell broadband service is absolute garbage. AVOID AVOID AVOID: 15 Jan 2023

Treated with contempt and disrespect by Shell Energy: 14 Jan 2023

Absolute pants! Post Office was ok but Shell are next to useless: 12 Jan 2023

Probably the worst company I’ve ever dealt with avoid at all costs: 12 Jan 2023

Terrible Customer Service from Shell Energy Broadband: 8 Jan 2023

Rude and unapologetic staff at Shell Energy Broadband: 6 Jan 2023

Avoid Shell Energy for broadband: 3 Jan 2023

Shell Broadband Customer Service is non-existent: 2 Jan 2023


The customer service is crap. I’ve had no broadband for 6 days.: 30 Dec 2022

Shell Energy described as ‘Spectacularly Incompetent and Useless’: 30 Dec 2022

Complaints are totally ignored. Rude staff on phone and emails ignored.: 27 Dec 2022


No internet over Christmas!: 24 Dec 2022

Toxic Shell internal emails: 24 Dec 2022

Avoid Shell Energy! They are an appallingly bad company: 21 Dec 2022

Terrible service, slow speed, constant breakdown from Shell Broadband: 13 Dec 2022

Disgusting treatment of 86-year-old by Shell Energy: DO NOT GET THEIR BROADBAND: 10 Dec 2022

AVOID Shell Energy at all costs not just monetary but for your sanity!!!!: 10 Dec 2022

Shater vs Shell – Information supplied by an insider: 9 Dec 2022


If your looking for broadband DO NOT GO WITH SHELL: 6 Dec 2022

Shell Energy Awful Broadband: 4 Dec 2022

Shater v. Shell Oil Co. A spectacular falling out of corporate spies: 3 Dec 2022

Absolutely abysmal shocking customer service from Shell Energy: 28 Nov 2022


Shell Broadband Terrible service, always on hold, lack of support: 21 Nov 2022

Shell Broadband Service drops out all the time. No customer service: 20 Nov 2022

Awful customer service and broadband doesn’t work!: 19 Nov 2022

Shell Broadband not fit for purpose: 19 Nov 2022

Would leave zero stars for Shell Broadband if possible: 18 Nov 2022

Terrible service. Slow internet. Impossible to contact support: 17 Nov 2022

Shell broadband is unreliable and keeps dropping: 16 Nov 2022

Slow connection and definitely no way of contacting them: 15 Nov 2022

Shell Energy customer service is rubbish, broadband slow and always dropping out: 14 Nov 2022

Shell broadband is useless: 13 Nov 2022

Shell Broadband Terrible Service for just about everything!12 Nov 2022

Warning for anyone thinking if using Shell Broadband services: 11 Nov 2022

Shell Energy Broadband reliability is nonexistent: 11 Nov 2022


Shell Energy ‘Shambles of a company’: 7 Nov 2022

I have tried more times than I can remember to reach Shell Energy Broadband. I cannot reach anyone…: 4 Nov 2022


SHELL BROADBAND REVIEW: Poor quality connection, low range router and speed: 4 Nov 2022

DO NOT GO WITH THIS COMPANY FOR BROADBAND. Absolutely shocking service from beginning to end: 3 Nov 2022

Absolutely Terrible Shell Energy Broadband: 3 Nov 2022

Shell broadband drops out, goes off for hours at a time: 3 Nov 2022

Avoid at all costs. What a disgrace of a company…: 1 Nov 2022

Shell Energy ‘Cuts off elderly people’s phone lines with no warning’: 1 Nov 2022

No customer support, poor engineers and absolutely zero communication: 27 Oct 2022


Suddenly my SHELL broadband is down every day… no Netflix, no Alexa, no access to internet: 25 Oct 2022

Shell Energy Broadband Unreliable and Slow: 25 Oct 2022

Shell Energy Intermittent Broadband: 24 Oct 2022

Shell Energy – a company with ZERO compassion 24 Oct 2022

Useless Shell Energy Broadband: 22 Oct 2022

Awful Broadband Experience from Shell Energy: 20 Oct 2022

Another departing Shell leader seeking redemption?: 16 Oct 2022

Shell Energy Broadband Slow and Useless: 15 Oct 2022

Shell Energy Criminally Negligent?: 13 Oct 2022

Shell energy broadband is just the worst…: 8 Oct 2022

Joke of a company: 4 Oct 2022

Absolutely appalling service from Shell Energy Broadband1 Oct 2022

British Spies, British Lies (James Hall vs Walied Shater): 30 Sept 2022

Shocking, dreadful, awful Shell Broadband: 27 Sept 2022

Shell Broadband ‘a complete joke’: 27 Sept 2022

Never use Shell Energy for your phone line or broadband!: 18 Sept 2022

Shell Broadband service is dreadful, you cannot contact anyone to complain: 12 Sept 2022

Shell Energy Broadband Service is Dreadful: 10 Sept 2022

Shell Energy Broadband left me a week without internet: 8 Sept 2022

The book Sir Henri Deterding and the Nazi History of Royal Dutch Shell removed from sale in Germany: 1 Sept 2022

Shell Broadband WiFi keeps dropping Internet connection: 31 August 2022


ofgem: Shell Energy Retail Limited to pay £537,000 for price cap overcharging: 25 August 2022

I am a Shell broadband customer. The customer service is appalling and everyone I have spoken to has been disinterested and unsupportive: 25 August 2022

Very low internet speeds and terrible customer service provided by Shell Energy Broadband: 22 August 2022

Shell Broadband – Probably the Worst Service in the World: 21 August 2022

A Trustpilot verdict on Shell Energy: Money grabbing scum bags: 21 August 2022

Shell’s temperamental low speed broadband disconnecting 20 times a day: 20 August 2022


Terrible service for Shell broadband customers!!: 15 August 2022

Shell Prelude FLNG. The most unreliable Offshore installation ever built…: 12 August 2022

Shell Energy broadband untrustworthy, unprofessional, incompetent and unscrupulous: 11 August 2022

AVOID SHELL ENERGY at all costs. The most shocking customer service ever: 11 August 2022

Shell Energy: the worst broadband providers in the UK: 2 August 2022

Shell’s alleged pattern of discrimination in favour of ‘White Brits’: 1 August 2022

Lies and deceit in Shell Corporate Security Department?: 30 July 2022




Shell’s temperamental low speed broadband disconnecting 20 times a day: 20 July 2022

Automated threatening phone calls from Shell Energy: 16 July 2022

Allegations and Litigation Relating to Spymasters in Shell’s Corporate Security Department- US legal docs updated June 2022: 15 July 2022

No Shell Internet for two weeks: 12 July 2022

Avoid Shell Broadband at all costs. Customer ‘service’ is appalling: 10 July 2022

Shell Broadband WiFi cuts out all the time: 6 July 2022

Shell Energy terrible broadband and customer service: 5 July 2022

Shell Energy terrible broadband and customer service:4 July 2022

Shell Broadband is slow as Hell!: 2 July 2022

Shell Energy putting vulnerable customers at risk: 30 June 2022

Shell broadband speed is glacially slow: 29 June 2022

Allegation that Trustpilot is being played by Shell: 28 June 2022

Another fine mess by Shell Energy: 27 June 2022

Shell Energy Broadband described as ‘Utter garbage’: 25 June 2022

Call to Boycott all Shell products and services: 25 June 2022

Shell Energy is a horrible, unhelpful, terrible company: 25 June 2022

Absolutely atrocious customer service from Shell Energy: 25 June 2022

WARNING: DO NOT BUY fibrebroadband from Shell Energy: 24 June 2022

My Shell Broadband still not working after 6 weeks: 23 June 2022

Total disinterest and incompetence by Shell Energy: 23 June 2022

The prize for “MOST USELESS COMPANY ON THE PLANET” goes to ……. SHELL ENERGY: 21 June 2022

Shell Energy have the worst customer service that I have ever encountered: 20 June 2022

Trustpilot Verdict: Shell Broadband unacceptably unreliable: 19 June 2022

DO NOT TAKE ON SHELL BROADBAND: Charlatans, daylight robbery: 17 June 2022

Anyone reading this AVOID Shell broadband: 16 June 2022

Struggling with the sheer level of incompetence of Shell Energy: 16 June 2022

Daily Bombardment of Toxic Trustpilot Reviews of Shell Energy: 15 June 2022

Bombardment of complaints about Shell Energy Continues: 14 June 2022


Trustpilot toxic verdict on Shell Energy Customer Services: 11 June 2022


More complaints flooding in about Shell Energy: 8 June 2022

Shell Energy Broadband bombarded by complaints every day: 7 June 2022

Anyone reading this and thinking of joining Shell please DON’T.: 6 June 2022

Customer says Shell Energy ‘internet down most of the time’: 5 June 2022

Don’t touch Shell Broadband with a fibre optic barge pole!: 4 June 2022

Awful company, Terrible customer service, nobody seems to understand what a customer is !!!: 03 June 2022

Shell Energy ‘Thieves and crooks’?: 01 June 2022

Shell Energy Broadband ‘overwhelmed by complaints’: 31 May 2022

Shell Energy Broadband is an absolute shambles: 28 May 2022


Shell Energy Broadband has not worked since the day it was installed: 26 May 2022

Shell broadband doesn’t have a category in Trustpilot. Why? Could it be that there are ZERO satisfied customers?: 24 May 2022

Shell Plc CEO Ben van Beurden frankly admits that all is not well at Shell EnergyL 24 May 2022

Shell Plc Chairman Sir Andrew Mackenzie calls in police to quell shareholder rebellion at AGM : 24 May 2022

Shell Broadband Signal is Pants: 23 May 2022

The worst broadband company I have ever had to deal with: 21 May 2022

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Justin Welby, Archbishop of Hypocrisy: 15 Sept 2018

Shell’s Nazi Boss, feted by Hitler in return for massive financial support: 13 Sept 2018

Groningen Earthquakes: Dutch make gas extraction the subject of a political and legal battle: 13 Sept 2018

Shell: ‘The energy transition gives power back to the customer’: 12 Sept 2018

Leaked Emails Reveal Shell’s Lies In 2012 About OPL 245: 11 Sept 2018 read more

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Is Donny Ching all talk on Shell ethics?

If Shell is innocent of the allegations made by Ether Kiobel what is there to hide?


Dear Mr Ching

You laid it on thick about Shell ethics and principles in your impressive speech: “FOLLOWING THE NORTH STAR: NAVIGATING COMPANIES TOWARDS A GOOD REPUTATION”


Nowadays, reputation is harder to win. And much easier to lose. In this context it is not enough to simply say: “Trust us.” Trust. Reputation. These are not simply messages to be broadcast. They are the outcomes that result from consistently ethical behaviour. read more

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Bill Campbell comments on OPL 245 Statement by Shell Legal Director Donny Ching

Chronology is important is it not!

The international law firm reported to the RDS board in July 2016 but the emails confirming Shell knew money was going to individuals was not exposed till April 2017 a year later and was confirmed by the statement from the Shell spokesman to be an accepted fact in his 10th April 2017 press statement.

So did the international law firm who we are to assume gave a positive message to the Board have no knowledge of these emails in 2016?

Ching seems to be living in the world of alternative facts, his statements in the article above that Shell had no visibility into all this and payments were made without their prior knowledge or authorisation by Shell totally contradicts what RDS has already admitted on record in April this year. read more

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Donny Ching spin on Shell support for South African apartheid

By John Donovan

How much respect should we have for Shell Legal Director Donny Ching bearing in mind his attempt to rewrite the history of Shell’s shameful support for the dreadful apartheid regime in South Africa. Perhaps he is just ignorant about the facts. Mr Ching has given an account from his personal perspective as a student at Melbourne University nearly three decades ago. 

This is what he has said on the record:

At that time in Australia, and it was the same all over the world, there was a huge wave of protests about apartheid in South Africa. read more

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I would like to share with you the history of Shell’s involvement in Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL) 245 offshore Nigeria. There has been a lot of media coverage recently on OPL 245 but the focus has been on the 2011 settlement and not the history and events leading up to the settlement. I will take you through a summary of facts and events relating to Shell’s involvement. Given that this matter is currently under investigation by various authorities, I will not comment on the specifics and regret that I cannot answer any questions on this today. However, I hope the information I share will help to clarify why certain Shell companies entered into the 2011 settlement and why we believe there has been no inappropriate conduct by any Shell company or its staff in this matter. read more

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How fortunate that Shell has not got itself mired in any murky activity. e.g. paying hundreds of millions to a Nigerian crook, putting profits before safety with induced earthquakes in The Netherlands, terrorising safety staff in Norway, spying globally on its own employees, or engaging in widespread bribery and corruption in Ireland. None of that could possibly happen. Same applies to the oil and gas reserves fraud, which Donny Ching, to his credit, has not forgotten

The following information is taken directly from Shell’s Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2016

From page 14

An erosion of our business reputation could have a material adverse effect on our brand, our ability to secure new resources and our licence to operate. read more

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Shell’s Legal Offshoring a Sign of Things to Come

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Facing an era of lower oil prices, Shell announced plans on June 7 to cut company costs and become more efficient…

Sue Reisinger, Corporate Counsel: June 10, 2016

The announcement by Royal Dutch Shell that it plans to open an offshore legal operations center illustrates a growing trend, according to industry experts.

Facing an era of lower oil prices, Shell announced plans on June 7 to cut company costs and become more efficient. Part of those plans includes opening an offshore legal center, as have a few other companies and several major law firms. Shell legal director Donny Ching told the Law Society Gazette in London that the move would relate to “some specific parts of our work where it makes sense to consolidate services, increase efficiencies and reduce costs.” read more

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Shell Starts Scouting for a New Legal Ops Center

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31 May 2016

After several global law firms made moves to consolidate legal staff abroad, Royal Dutch Shell is following suit.

The company is scouting possible locations and considering headcount numbers for a new offshore legal operations center, according to reports in the U.K. legal press.

Per Legal Business, the company’s legal director Donny Ching is leading the charge and plans to scope out geographies and come up with a plan by the fall.

The office is expected to house both lawyers and non-lawyers focusing on back-office functions as well as traditional legal work around contracts. For now, Ching is keeping his mind open about the fine details. read more

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Offshoring goes in-house: Shell to launch external legal centre to service global operations

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Shell’s legal team has previously sent specific parts of its work to dedicated centres in cheaper locations.

by Kathryn McCann: 31 May 2016

Royal Dutch Shell is preparing to open its own offshore legal centre to service the oil giant’s global operations.

A projects team, reporting to the company’s legal director Donny Ching (pictured), is currently scouting possible locations and considering headcount numbers for the centre, with a brief to come back by autumn.

A mixture of non-qualified and qualified lawyers will be doing more high-end work as well as the traditional back office work which is more typically suited to offshore centres. Potential locations for the centre will ultimately depend on whether Shell can recruit the right quality people in a particular area. read more

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Where is my defamation writ from Edward Heerema, Allseas son of Pieter Schelte?

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Despite my forthright comments about Edward Heerema (the owner of the multibillion dollar ship Pieter Schelte), describing him a sinister individual who engages in shady financial machinations, I have not yet received a defamation writ.

Threats yes, but no writ. 

Edward Heerema is one of the squabbling sons of Pieter Schelte Heerema, the offshore pioneer and former German Waffen SS officer/war criminal. 

It could be because Allseas does not have my address, in which case they only need to ask me for it. read more

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Key role of Shell lawyers in pioneering Shell Prelude FLNG

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By John Donovan


What will Bill Campbell make of the boasts from Shell’s chief lawyer Donny Ching, about the pivotal role of Shell in-house lawyers in the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility, Prelude FLNG?

Extracts from an article about Donny Ching published by The Law Society Gazette on 5 December 2014:

Ching also believes that external law firms would have been no substitute for in-house lawyers in the work they did to build the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility, Prelude FLNG. read more

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Screen Shot 2014-11-16 at 23.49.54To its credit Shell has not given in to the subsequent money demands, but neither has it apparently reported the matter to the Irish Police. One can see the difficulty. How do you go about asking the Irish police to investigate a blackmail plot over free alcohol worth over €35,000 given to the Irish Police accused of being “Shell’s Cops” and acting brutally towards people protesting against the controversial project?


From: John Donovan <[email protected]>

Date: 16 November 2014 20:43:08 GMT
Cc: [email protected], Ed Vulliamy <[email protected]>, Lorna Siggins <[email protected]>, Dan Griffin <[email protected]>, Áine Ryan <[email protected]>, Paul O’Donoghue <[email protected]>, “Boucher-Hayes, Philip” <[email protected]>, Olga Cronin <[email protected]>, Erlend Skarsaune <[email protected]>
To: [email protected] read more

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Shell Appoints new Legal Director

Shell Legal Director, Donny Ching

Shell Legal Director, Donny Ching

FROM LAW CAREERS NET: Prominent in-house appointments have made the news this month, with Royal Dutch Shell naming Donny Ching as its new legal director… As The Lawyer reported, Ching’s appointment at Shell followed the unexpected departure of legal director Peter Rees QC. Ching leaves his current role as general counsel for Shell’s project and technology group; to date, he has held positions within the business in Hong Kong, London, Qatar, Singapore and, most recently, the Netherlands. read more

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