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Shell says it paid Nigeria $3.8 bil tax on offshore oil operation in 5 years

Lagos (Platts)–21Apr2011/820 am EDT/1220 GMT

Royal Dutch Shell Nigeria says it paid about $3.8 billion in taxes and royalties to the Nigerian government from its offshore and deepwater oil operations between 2006 and 2010.

In a briefing note on the company’s operations in Nigeria in 2010 published Thursday, Shell said its joint venture operations contributed about $31 billion in revenue to Nigeria during the same period.

Shell, however, said its oil production in the West African country, particularly from the onshore fields, continued to decline because of the activities of thieves who damage production facilities. read more

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Shell Halves Nigerian Gas Flaring With New Units Through 2010

By Eduard Gismatullin

April 19 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc, operator of Nigeria’s largest oil fields, halved gas flaring in the African country between 2002 and 2010 after installing gathering infrastructure.

Associated gas flaring, or burning off the fuel pumped together with crude oil production, declined to less than 300 million cubic feet a day down from about 600 million feet a day over the eight-year period, Shell said on its website. Worldwide, the company increased flaring by 32 percent in 2010 from a year earlier on higher output in Nigeria and the start of a project in Iraq, it said in its Sustainability Report. read more

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Nigeria: Shell plans $101M gas pipeline project

LAGOS, Nigeria

Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it will build a $101 million gas pipeline through Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta to help it cut down on burning gas from its operations.

Shell’s local subsidiary issued a statement Monday saying it will build a 26-mile (42-kilometer) pipeline to bring the gas to a plant for domestic use.

The gas fires, known as flaring, are caused by the burning of natural gas that is produced along with crude oil. Environmentalists describe it as one of the largest sources of greenhouse gases which cause global warming. Those living in the Niger Delta say the burning contributes to acid rain and causes respiratory illnesses. Flaring leaves their fishing villages bathed in light at all hours. read more

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Canadian family poisoned by Shell gas flaring?

By John Donovan

This is an update of our articles relating to the Getz family who claim that they were poisoned by Shell gas flaring.

Donna Getz sought the intervention of the Oil and Gas Commission Board in Canada only to discover that Shell has a representative on the board.

She is seeking justice and according to our unofficial expert sources appears to have a strong case.

We have also published related information supplied to us by a Shell Canada insider.

Shell has a track record of supplying toxic products deadly to insects, crop pests and humans… Shell employees at a drins’ production plant were even used as guinea pigs in a related study of carcinogenic properties carried out by the Royal Dutch Group. Brands such as “Shell TOX” were banned years ago.
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Nigeria oil spill payouts would encourage terrorism, Shell claims

Royal Dutch Shell has been forced to defend its record on oil spills and human rights in Nigeria in the face of a barrage of criticism before a panel of Dutch politicians.

Shell has been trying to sell up to $4bn of onshore oil assets in Nigeria for more than a year Photo: Alamy Rowena Mason By Rowena Mason 9:13PM GMT 26 Jan 2011

At a hearing in The Hague, Shell was bombarded with accusations from Amnesty International and other pressure groups who claim as many as 9m barrels have been spilt in the African nation since oil exploration began in the 1950s.

Not only are campaigners angry about alleged oil spills, but also pollution caused by flaring gas from drilling operations into the atmosphere.

On Wednesday, Shell executives insisted they would not pay compensation for up to 2,000 oil spills caused by sabotage. read more

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Canadian family allegedly poisoned by Shell gas flaring

The following information is generated from emails received from Donna Getz, who alleges that Shell has poisoned herself and her husband as a result of gas flaring. This article has been updated with related correspondence, including a letter from Shell, plus Medical Reports and Gas Flaring and Gas Analysis Reports.

Donna sought the intervention of the Oil and Gas Commission Board in Canada only to discover that Shell has a representative on the board. She is seeking justice and according to our expert sources appears to have a strong case. Donna urgently needs good legal representation on a “no win no fee” basis. Her email address is available on request from John Donovan: [email protected]

Extract from comments received from an expert who has seen the evidence: “Shell tested and flared gas from their well under inappropriate meteorological conditions, in violation of their flaring permits, either deliberately or through negligence. The end result was the harm suffered by the Getz’s.” read more

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Motiva Enterprises Reports Flaring At Norco Refinery; Equipment Failure Cited

NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)

Motiva Enterprises LLC Saturday reported the release of several contaminants to the atmosphere, owing to equipment failure at its 235, 000-barrels-a-day oil refinery in Norco, Louisiana, to the U.S. National Response Center.

The unit upset released a combination of butadiene, benzene, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and hexane to a safety flare stack at around 2:00 a.m. CST Saturday. The filing did not indicate what unit, or units, were involved. read more

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Donna Getz allegations against Shell

The following information is generated from emails received from Donna Getz, who makes self explanatory allegations against Shell and other parties.

BY DONNA GETZ

Read your articles about Royal Dutch Shell.  It makes me sick what they can get away with.

I am going to tell you what happened to myself and my family.

We were caretaking a ranch near Tumbler Ridge, BC about six years ago. We were looking after their horses and ours. We never received payment for this.

Unknown to us, Shell Oil was drilling a well 3 km across country from us.

When they started to flare the well, something went wrong.  We got hurt from this. The spruce trees had golden patches on them, the leaves on the cottonwood turned upside down, the game left or died. Four of our horses died over time from this and we have one that is still wheezing from it. I have 30% lungs left, my husband and daughter 50% left.  Our truck we had at the time, rusted out on one side. read more

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Shell pledges $2B to cut gas flaring in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria — Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it will spend more than $2 billion in the coming years to cut down on gas flaring in Nigeria’s oil-rich delta.

Shell announced Wednesday that its project would involve 26 flow stations in the Niger Delta, in areas where the oil major had seen its work stopped by funding shortages or security concerns.

Shell says its Nigerian subsidiary already spent more than $3 billion to install such equipment at 32 flow stations.

Gas flaring is the burning of natural gas that is produced along with crude oil. Environmentalists describe it as one of the largest sources of greenhouse gases, which cause global warming. read more

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Guardian Environment Blog 12 May 2009

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John VidalPosted by John Vidal Tuesday 12 May 2009 

Shell Eco-marathon: the Sun ends bid to put the Guardian in the shade

The Sun disputes rights to cover Shell’s 2009 Eco-marathon

The Sun and the Guardian do not share much, but they have always had a strange fascination for each other’s journalism. So, on finding that the Guardian might be covering Shell’s annual Eco-marathon – the event where students compete to design build, and test vehicles that can travel roughly 3,000 km (1,864 miles) per litre of fuel – last weekend, the Currant Bun bizarrely threw its toys out of the pram. Presumably needing several days to compose a thoughtful tract on the nexus of issues around climate change, transport and the need for fuel efficiency, it demanded that the Guardian publish no news of the results before today. At first, Shell agreed. Finally, realising that it would be hard to keep the results from 100 other reporters, it relented. So if you want to read the Sun report, go to today’s paper at thesun.co.uk read more

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Nigeria’s gas profits ‘up in smoke’

Shell officials say it is the government's fault that gas flaring still happens.

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Nigeria gas issue flares up

Royal Dutch Shell -- the largest foreign firm operating in Nigeria -- and other companies operating in the oil- and gas-rich Niger Delta claim, however, that they cannot comply with protocols calling for an end to the practice by the end of the year because of the continuing violence in the region, which they say prevents them from installing the required infrastructure to curtail flaring.

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Nigeria: Gas Flaring – 2008 Deadline Not Achievable – Shell

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has said that as long as militants continue to attack its facilities and the situation goes unresolved, gas flaring will continue in the country.

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Another broken promise to stop gas flaring in Nigeria: Shell pleads poverty and other excuses

Indeed, even if the violence subsided, allowing work crews to safely return to the field, funding is another stumbling block. More than an additional $3 billion needs to be spent to complete the programme to build gas gathering facilities and pipelines. Reduced funding from Shell’s government partner has already delayed work on several projects.

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Shell Says Nigeria Security, Funding Gap Prevent End to Flaring

May 7 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe's biggest oil company, said it's unable to meet a 2008 deadline to end gas- flaring in Nigeria because of a lack of security in the region and funding shortfalls

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Oil communities seek gas flares end by 2006

FROM OUR AUGUST 2005 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE

Daily Independent (Nigeria): Oil communities seek gas flares end by 2006

“One of the oil majors, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), recently shifted its date to end the problematic gas flaring to 2009 ending from the earlier proposed 2008 date.”

Posted Monday 12 Sept 2005

By Akanimo Sampson

Bureau Chief, Port Harcourt

Voices of dissent appear to herald moves by oil multinationals to end gas flaring in the Niger Delta area in three years time, with several of the oil communities preferring a 2006 date.

One of the oil majors, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), recently shifted its date to end the problematic gas flaring to 2009 ending from the earlier proposed 2008 date.

The latest claim by Oilwatch Africa, a network of environmental human rights groups, revealed that most oil communities in the region are pushing for an end to gas flares not later than 2006. read more

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