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Shell’s Battle of the River Plate: largest ever oil spill in fresh water

The court will fine Shell 100,000 pesos (US$28,000) for each day it falls behind in the clean-up operation, the paper reported.

Protests about the biggest fresh water oil spill in history

By John Donovan

Printed below is a news report about the largest ever oil spill in fresh water. Shell was responsible for the spill, which occurred in the River Plate on January 15, 1999, polluting drinking water and local wildlife.

The Municipality of Magdalena and some groups of inhabitants of the small town with a population of around 8,000 initiated claims against Shell (owner of the oil and the ship responsible for the spill). All these years later some of the resultant litigation is still in progress. Many inhabitants of Magdalena were under age at the time of the oil spill and are still waiting for justice to decide on their claim. read more

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Shell enters shale oil and gas project in Argentina

Shell has agreed to partner with Argentina's Medanito on a shale oil and natural gas project in southwestern Argentina, with plans to invest at least $200 million over the next five years, a person involved in the deal said Thursday.

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Shell Says Criticism Of Venezuela Was ‘Misunderstanding’

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

By Dan Molinski Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES MARCH 18, 2010, 9:28 A.M. ET

CARACAS (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB) moved Thursday to clear up what it calls a “misunderstanding” regarding sharply critical remarks of Venezuela reportedly made by one of the oil company’s top officials.

Shell on Tuesday said international oil majors have mostly lost interest in investing in Venezuela, according to Reuters news agency, following leftist President Hugo Chavez’s nationalization of assets in recent years. read more

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Buenos Aires Citizens Seek Cleanup of Shell Refinery

The complaint calls for immediate action by the company to redress the social and environmental harms caused to the community and to the local environment by the refinery at the Polo Petroquímico Dock Sud during decades of abuse and irresponsible corporate behavior.

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Shell executive to chair state’s oil and gas association

Frank Glaviano Sr., Shell's vice president of exploration and production, has been selected as the new Chairman of the Louisiana Mid Continent Oil and Gas Association, the group announced this morning.

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Repsol YPF considers joint bid for Royal Dutch Shell gas unit

THE TIMES (UK): Need to Know

May 13, 2005 

Repsol YPF, the Spanish- Argentine oil and gas group, said that it was in talks with private equity companies over a joint bid for the liquefied petroleum gas unit of Royal Dutch/Shell, which could be worth up to €3 billion (£2 billion). 

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Shell : No Comment On Rumored New Latin America Sales

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Shell : No Comment On Rumored New Latin America Sales

“In Argentina, reports say that Shell ‘s 900 service stations and its refinery plants are the potential target of a joint bid”

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

Posted 19 August 04

The sale of the Peruvian unit is part of Shell’s broader divestment plan, aimed at axing the company’s less profitable units. The company has also sold subsidiaries in Venezuela and Portugal recently.

In Argentina, reports say that Shell ‘s 900 service stations and its refinery plants are the potential target of a joint bid by Petroleos de Venezuela SA, or PdVSA (PVZ.YY), and Argentina’s new state-run company ENARSA. PdVSA has long spoken about acquiring service stations in Argentina. read more

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Bloomberg: Venezuela Studies Purchase of Shell’s Argentine Units

Bloomberg: Venezuela Studies Purchase of Shell’s Argentine Units

“Shell… earlier today sold its gasoline stations in Peru to Chile’s state oil company for $41 million”

Posted 18 August 04

Petroleos de Venezuela SA, South America’s largest oil producer, is studying the purchase of Royal Dutch/Shell Group’s chain of Argentine gasoline stations in a venture with that country’s state oil company, Venezuelan Energy and Mines Minister Rafael Ramirez said.

“A joint venture, with the new oil company of Argentina, is one of the possibilities,” Ramirez said, responding to a question about a possible purchase after a press conference in Caracas, Petroleos de Venezuela’s headquarters. Carlos Garcia, a spokesman for Shell in Argentina, declined to comment. read more

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The Wall Street Journal: Argentina To Hike Oil Export Duties If Intl Price Rises

The Wall Street Journal: Argentina To Hike Oil Export Duties If Intl Price Rises

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

August 3, 2004 12:58 p.m.

Posted 4 August 04

BUENOS AIRES — Argentina’s government will raise oil export duties again if the international oil price remains above $42 per barrel, Planning Minister Julio de Vido confirmed Tuesday.

“The decision is already taken,” De Vido told reporters at a news conference. He said the measure is being designed by the Economy Ministry and will be enacted over the next few days.

The move is part of an attempt to prevent fresh fuel price rises, after Argentina’s four main fuel producers lifted gasoline and diesel prices over the last ten days. read more

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Shell’s Argentina Unit Lifts Fuel, Diesel Prices

The Wall Street Journal: Shell’s Argentina Unit Lifts Fuel, Diesel Prices

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

July 27, 2004 6:42 p.m.

Posted 28 July 04

BUENOS AIRES — The Argentine unit of Shell (RD) announced Tuesday that it was lifting gasoline prices by 1.4% and diesel prices by 2.9% as of midnight Wednesday.

The measure was confirmed by a Shell spokesman, who said the company had acted because of the “sustained high international oil price.”

The move follows the decision by the local unit of Exxon Mobil (XOM) SA on the weekend to push through a similar price increase. The hikes in gasoline prices are the first such increases since refiners and producers signed a government brokered price-steadying accord in January 2003. read more

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Argentina Fuel Price Deal Leaves Refiners In Tight Spot

The Wall Street Journal: Argentina Fuel Price Deal Leaves Refiners In Tight Spot

By LAURENCE NORMAN

May 20, 2004 1:06 p.m.

Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

Posted 21 May 04

BUENOS AIRES — A late night phone call between Argentina’s President Nestor Kirchner and Alfonso Cortina, president of oil giant Repsol YPF SA (REP), has transformed the rules of the game in the local oil sector and squeezed refiners into a lose-lose situation.

 

Late Tuesday, while producers and refiners were still working on a new version of a fuel price accord that would have seen fuel prices raised for the first time in 16 months, Kirchner asked Cortina to block the hikes, according to an industry official. read more

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