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For decades Shell has tried to suppress online criticism

1995

Shell first took issue with my Shell-focused Internet activity in March 1995. Shell’s rabid false allegations about my late father and me resulted in a libel action and other litigation (IP theft) all subsequently settled in our favour by Shell.

2000

In November 2000, DJ Freeman, solicitors acting for Shell, sent a threatening letter to a server hosting company for www.nuclear-crimes.com AKA Shell’s Nuclear Crimes. DJ Freeman boasted in their letter that the website in question had already been removed from the Internet by a previous hosting company, Easyspace after DJ Freeman sent a threatening letter on behalf of Shell. read more

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Acquittal of Eni and Shell in Nigeria case faces legal challenge

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Acquittal of Eni and Shell in Nigeria case faces legal challenge

MILAN, July 29 (Reuters) – Italian prosecutors and the Nigerian government have appealed the acquittal of Eni (ENI.MI) and Shell (RDSa.L), as well as a series of past and present managers, in a Nigerian corruption case, according to a document seen by Reuters.

Reporting by Emilio Parodi; Additional reporting by Ron Bousso and Stephen Jewkes; Editing by Agnieszka Flak and Mike Harrison FULL ARTICLE
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Shell to buy Inspire Energy in green energy push

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Shell to buy Inspire Energy in green energy push

Tue, July 27, 2021, 7:33 PM

July 27 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc said on Tuesday it would buy renewable energy retailer Inspire Energy Capital LLC, as the European major looks to expand its renewable power business in the United States.

The deal, by the company’s unit Shell New Energies U.S. LLC, advances Shell’s strategy to build and scale renewable and low-carbon businesses with a target to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050.

Shell has been seeking ways to accelerate its energy transition strategy and deepen carbon emission cuts following a landmark Dutch court ruling in May.

Like other oil companies, Shell has come under investor pressure to slash planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions… read more

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Shell launches sale of stakes in Malaysian oil and gas fields -document

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Shell launches sale of stakes in Malaysian oil and gas fields -document

LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) launched the sale of its stakes in oil and gas fields it does not operate off the coast of Malaysia, according to a document seen by Reuters.

Reporting by Shadia Nasralla and Ron Bousso; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama FULL ARTICLE
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Shell to join clean hydrogen project in Norway

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Shell to join clean hydrogen project in Norway

OSLO, July 12 (Reuters) – Shell (RDSa.L) will join a project in Norway to produce hydrogen from natural gas while capturing the emissions, Aker Clean Hydrogen (ACH) (ACH-ME.OL) said on Monday.

FULL ARTICLE

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Shell to boost shareholder returns after oil price rise

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Shell to boost shareholder returns after oil price rise

  • Shell to boost returns to 20%-30% of free cashflow
  • Company to “retire” $65 bln net debt target
  • Spending to stay below $22 billion in 2021 as planned
  • Second quarter LNG trading “significantly” below average

Ron Bousso: July 7, 2021

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) will boost returns to shareholders via share buybacks or dividends earlier than expected after a sharp rise in oil and gas prices helped it reduce debt, the Anglo-Dutch energy firm said on Wednesday.

Shell will increase its distribution to shareholders to 20% to 30% of cash flow from operations beginning in the second quarter, the company said in a trading statement before quarterly results. read more

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Shell opens 10 MW hydrogen electrolyser at Wesseling site of German refinery

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Shell opens 10 MW hydrogen electrolyser at Wesseling site of German refinery

FRANKFURT, July 2 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) on Friday launched Europe’s biggest hydrogen electrolysis plant of 10 megawatts (MW) called Refhyne at the Wesseling site of its Rheinland refinery after two years of construction, expanding further into alternative energies.

The plant will produce green fuels within a European Union-funded consortium which is already setting sights on a facility of 100 MW at the site near Cologne to scale up its commercial operations. read more

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Shell plans to hang on to Norco refinery – Reuters

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Shell plans to hang on to Norco refinery – Reuters

Jun. 30, 2021 3:41 PM ET Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A)RDS.BBy: Carl SurranSA News Editor 

  • Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A +0.7%), which will soon have just one operating crude oil refinery in the U.S., likely will keep its Norco refinery in Louisiana because of its role in supplying the company’s chemical plants, Reuters reports.
  • In addition to producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, the Norco refinery produces ethylene and propylene that go to the adjoining Shell Norco chemical plant and to Shell’s Geismar plant, also in Louisiana.
  • The company has three recent refinery sales that are set to close in Q4: the Anacortes refinery in Washington, its controlling interest in the joint venture Deer Park refinery in Texas, and the Mobile chemical refinery in Alabama.
  • Shell reportedly is considering selling its holdings in the Permian Basin which may be worth as much as $10B.
  • read more

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    Exclusive: Shell plans to exit California joint venture with Exxon Mobil – sources

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    Exclusive: Shell plans to exit California joint venture with Exxon Mobil – sources

    By : JULY 1, 2021 

    (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc plans to leave Aera, its California-based oil and gas-producing joint venture with Exxon Mobil Corp, four people familiar with the talks told Reuters.

    Shell has divested numerous carbon intensive assets this year, selling its refinery in Washington state to Holly Frontier Corp and its stake in a Houston-area refining joint venture to Petroleos Mexicanos as it shifts new investments to renewables and power. read more

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    Rolls-Royce partners with Shell in sustainable aviation fuel push

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    Rolls-Royce partners with Shell in sustainable aviation fuel push

    LONDON (Reuters) – British engineering company Rolls-Royce said it would partner with oil company Shell to work on the development of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in line with both their plans for net zero emissions by 2050.

    The pair signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday which Rolls-Royce said would help with plans to certify 100% SAF for use in planes.

    Rolls-Royce Chief Technology Officer Paul Stein said in a statement that both companies wanted to decarbonise flying. read more

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    Italian court acquits two in Nigeria oil graft case

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    Italian court acquits two in Nigeria oil graft case

    BY REUTERS STAFF: JUNE 24, 2021

    MILAN (Reuters) – An Italian appeals court on Thursday overturned jail sentences handed down to Nigerian Emeka Obi and Italian Gianluca Di Nardo for their part in a graft case involving Eni and Shell in Nigeria.

    In a decision taken behind closed doors but read out to reporters afterwards, the three judges quashed the convictions and said there was no case to answer.

    The prosecution itself had asked for the sentences to be overturned after a court in March acquitted the two energy groups in a long-running case revolving around the acquisition of a Nigerian oilfield for about $1.3 billion. read more

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    Shell urged to drop appeal over landmark climate ruling

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    Shell urged to drop appeal over landmark climate ruling

    By : 2 MIN READ: JUNE 24, 2021

    LONDON (Reuters) – A Dutch activist group that won a legal battle against Royal Dutch Shell over its climate strategy has urged the company to ditch its appeal and hold joint talks on how to reduce its emissions, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

    Shell CEO Ben van Beurden said the company planned to appeal the ruling but that the Anglo-Dutch company would also accelerate its energy-transition strategy and deepen emission cuts.

    The court ruling came amid mounting pressure from investors and activist groups on the world top oil companies including Exxon Mobil to tackle their emissions. read more

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    Italy orders inquiry into Eni-Shell Nigeria corruption prosecutors

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    Italy orders inquiry into Eni-Shell Nigeria corruption prosecutors

    MILAN, June 15 (Reuters) – Italy’s justice ministry ordered an inquiry on Tuesday into the conduct of two prosecutors in a corruption case involving energy groups Eni (ENI.MI) and Shell (RDSa.L) in Nigeria.

    Milan’s top prosecutor said last week that he backed the two men, after a trial lasting more than three years.

    Reporting by Emilio Parodi; Writing by Stephen Jewkes; Editing by Crispian Balmer and Alexander Smith read more

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    Exclusive-Shell weighs blockbuster sale of Texas shale assets

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    Exclusive-Shell weighs blockbuster sale of Texas shale assets

    LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell is reviewing its holdings in the largest U.S. oil field for a potential sale, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, marking a key moment in its shift away from fossil fuels as it faces growing pressure to slash carbon emissions.

    The sale could be for part or all of Shell’s position in the U.S. Permian Basin, located mostly in Texas, which accounted for around 6% of the Anglo-Dutch company’s total oil and gas output last year. The holdings could be worth more than $10 billion, the people said. read more

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    Shell to deepen emission cuts following court ruling, CEO says

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    Shell to deepen emission cuts following court ruling, CEO says

    By Ron Bousso: 3 MIN READ: JUNE 9, 2021

    LONDON (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell will seek ways to accelerate its energy transition strategy and deepen carbon emission cuts following a landmark Dutch court ruling last month, CEO Ben van Beurden said on Wednesday, a move that will likely lead to a dramatic shrinking of its oil and gas business.

    Shell plans to appeal the May 26 court ruling that ordered it to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030 from 2019 levels, significantly faster than its current plans. read more

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    Evidence confirms that Shell fuelled the Nazi war machine

    Another hammer blow for Shell. Evidence confirms that Shell fuelled the Nazi war machine

    By John Donovan: 31 May 2021 (updated JULY 2021)

    A new book by James Marriott and Terry Macalister reveals the extent to which the oil company Royal Dutch Shell played a key role in Hitler’s war effort.

    James Marriott is a writer and activist with three decades of knowledge of the oil sector. Terry Macalister is a freelance journalist and former energy editor of the Guardian

    As the author of the Kindle book published in 2016 –  Sir Henri Deterding and the Nazi History of Royal Dutch Shell – I welcome the fact that other parties have reached the same basic conclusions as I did after studying much of the same evidence.

    Based on that evidence I lunched a petition several years ago demanding that Royal Dutch Shell should apologise for antisemitic conduct and Nazi support

    Shell will find it more difficult to dismiss the independent findings in the new book, including from an award-winning journalist.

    The following extracts are from a related article by opendemocracy.net headlined: Calls for Shell to apologise for ‘fuelling Nazi war machine’ EXTRACTS FROM THE RELATED ARTICLE BY Adam Ramsay

    According to ‘Crude Britannia’, by James Marriott and Terry Macalister, at the outbreak of World War Two the Anglo-Dutch company “effectively divided into an Allied corporation and an Axis corporation”. The Nazi-supporting branch of Shell, called Rhenania-Ossag, “swung in behind the [German] government as the Nazi state began to invade other countries”.

    Or as Shell’s official history states ‘Following Hilter’s annexation of Austria and Czechoslovakia, (Shell) Group managing directors sanctioned Rhenania-Ossag taking over Shell companies in those countries.’ The same process took place in Hungary, Yugoslavia and Greece after Germany took control of those states.

    Shell’s German subsidiary, Rhenania-Ossag, fired all the Jewish members on its board in May and June 1933. The appointments to replace them included a member of the Nazi party. The official history states, “the far reaching changes to the Rhenania-Ossag board could not have taken place without the full consent of [Shell Central Offices… No questions of principle or moral judgements about the Hitler regime appear to have arisen.” Shell’s historians were not able to establish what happened next to these Jewish staff members.

    Seven years later, after Germany invaded Holland, the Swastika flew outside Shell’s HQ in The Hague.

    EXTRACTS END

    I was originally tipped off about Shell’s concern over its past toxic history by Shell internal communications never meant for my eyes.

    Shell had advance sight of my book and my website ShellNaziHistory.com. Despite aggressive threats, bluster and a global spying operation, Shell took no legal action. No multinational giant would want to draw attention to its past association with Hitler and the Nazis.

    NEW BOOK: Crude Britannia: How Oil Shaped a Nation

    Product details

    • ASIN: B095CND46T

    • Publisher: Pluto Press; 1st edition (20 May 2021)

    Some of the information about Shell’s collaboration with the Nazis covered on pages 19, 20, 21, 22 of the main book, and pages 352, 353 and 354 from the Notes section of the book: read more

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