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Shell’s alleged pattern of discrimination in favour of ‘White Brits’

Court filing confirms that Shell settled a claim from Crockett Oaks III involving serious allegations against Shell and Shell Spymaster James W.D. Hall

By John Donovan

I reported in August 1917 that Mr Crockett Oaks III, Shell security manager for the Americas, received a ‘big bucks’ court case settlement from Shell.

The litigation arose from an alleged pattern of discrimination in favour of ‘White Brits’ by Shell and Shell Corporate Security VP James WD Hall, a British national. read more

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Lies and deceit in Shell Corporate Security Department?

Lies and deceit in Shell Corporate Security Department?

EXTRACT FROM ONE OF THE FEATURED COURT DOCUMENTS:

‘Shell’s Code of Conduct trumpets “honesty,” as one of the Company’s core values. See https://www.shell.com/about-us/our-values.html. But Shell permits Hall to lie with impunity and continues to enable, support, and vigorously defend him…’

By John Donovan: 30 July 2022

Legal papers were filed last night in the USA courts repeating serious allegations against the head of Shell’s Global Security Department, Mr James WD Hall. read more

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

Allegations and Litigation Relating to Spymasters in Shell’s Corporate Security Department- U.S. legal docs updated June 2022

By John Donovan

Our article – “Spectacular falling out of ‘Security Professionals’ at the top of Shell” – is reprinted on several pages of a recently filed 177-page “Exhibit A” in an astonishing lawsuit involving the head of Shell Global Corporate Affairs Security, James W.D. Hall.

Mr Hall has faced a succession of accusers, starting with the Security Manager for Shell Oil Company, Crockett Oaks III. Shell settled his claim. Mr Mike Oliveri, another guy with a senior military/security affairs background also sued Shell on related allegations involving Mr Hall. Mr Oliveri is a decorated war veteran, a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. Mr Hall’s current accuser is Mr Walied Shater a former US Secret Service agent. read more

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Avoid Shell Broadband at all costs. Customer ‘service’ is appalling

‘Whatever you do just avoid these people… I was a post office Internet customer before they handed me over to these guys… absolute waste of space. Go with literally anyone else. Save your brain cells.’: ‘Avoid Shell Broadband at all costs. Customer “service” is appalling, internet drops out multiple times per day & staff lie.’: ‘Shell bought out Post Office broadband and our Wifi has been terrible ever since. Our internet randomly stops working day or night, and often for an hour. I’ve never experienced such poor quality service with any other broadband provider.’ read more

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Climate pressure from employees, shareholders rattles Big Oil

The Washington Post

Climate pressure from employees, shareholders rattles Big Oil

By : May 27, 2022 at 9:09 a.m. EDT

Five years ago, Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden sat down for an interview with The Washington Post and said “we believe that climate change is real. We believe that the threat of climate change is real. And we believe that action is needed.”

Then he added: “It doesn’t mean we have to kiss hydrocarbons goodbye. In fact, we can’t. But it does mean that we have to make more intelligent choices.”

Today, however, Shell and other oil companies are under fire from those who don’t believe industry leaders are making intelligent choices. Dissident shareholders sought to use annual meetings to press their cases this week. And at Shell’s annual meeting in London on Tuesday, dozens of climate activists wore “Christian Climate Action” T-shirts and rhythmically chanted “we will, we will stop you,” forcing the company’s chairman to halt the proceedings for over an hour. read more

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Worst customer service I have ever seen

9 MAY 2022

The content below is sourced from current verifiable customer reviews of Shell Energy published on Trustpilot.

Worst customer service I have ever seen.

Since the start of April I have been trying to inform Shell Energy Broadband of the death of my mother and their customer services will not answer the phone or read their Emails. Then on Saturday 7th May they send my mother a bill with a due date of Monday 9th May. These people are not fit to operate an essential service. Needless to say, I will not be taking over my mother’s contract. read more

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Pensioners with health issues Shell left without broadband and telephone for 5 weeks

“We are pensioners with health issues who rely on the internet and phone and Shellenergy left us without any service for 5 weeks…”

6 APRIL 2022

The content above and below is sourced from current customer reviews of Shell Energy published on Trustpilot.

Left us with no service and no assistance for 5 weeks!

Had our broadband and phone line service switched to Shellenergy from the Post Office, worst move EVER! We lost our internet and phone service during storm Eunice and despite phoning Shell every day for a week we were just left hanging on for 20 minutes each time without ever getting to talk to anyone. No help either using the online ‘chat’ service (having to go into a kind neighbour for internet access, as we had none). I then raised an official complaint, which had one response asking for dates an engineer could call to inspect the fault, to which we offered 3 dates. None of which were confirmed or responded to. Despite waiting in, no engineer ever called! Many more emails were sent to Shellenergy on the complaints procedure, NONE of which were ever responded to! We are pensioners with health issues who rely on the internet and phone and Shellenergy left us without any service for 5 weeks and the issue has only been (easily) resolved by switching to another supplier. And to add insult to injury, they sent an email saying they would be invoicing us for the service up to date and including an early exit fee! Outrageous behaviour! For a multi billion £ company, they have no customer support or care, clearly focussed on profit rather than honest service!

Absolutely shocking

Absolutely shocking company never ever had anything SO BAD!! They have stolen my money that I had left with Green Energy absolutely no idea where they have used it or what they have done with it!! Sent in my meter readings both gas and electric on Monday evening 28th March as I had a flight on Tuesday at 06.00am and guess what – it is now the 6th April and NO BILL total farce!! I have tried time and time again to speak to someone and I get out through to SOUTH AFRICA I cannot understand what is being said to me this is THE WORST OF THE WORST COMPANY EVER I have had enough now they can take me to court!!!! Oh yes AND THEY NEVER RESPOND!! I have been promised calls and guess what NOTHING

trying for months to get through on tel…

trying for months to get through on tel ,just got a new bill in , on the bill it said this was an estimate bill as i did not send a reading , shell requested a reading on the 30/03/22 which i sent as requested,shell want to get there act together a comlpete waste of time, please dont tell me you busy

Phone Line waiting times 1hr plus with…

Phone Line waiting times 1hr plus with no clue of what position you are in. I kept getting reloaded back to position 1 with the chat box until I gave up

The above are extracts from negative customer reviews about Shell Energy posted during the last few days on Trustpilot.  Visit the Shell Energy page on Trustpilot to view all reviews in their entirety, positive and negative (and Shell Energy responses). Watch out for any fake reviews. Note the reoccurring themes in the negative reviews, including difficulty in communicating with the company read more

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Shell Broadband Worst ISP I’ve been with in over 20 years

“…the connection drops on average half a dozen times a day, sometimes for a few seconds, sometimes for longer. 
If you call customer service, expect to be on hold for 40 – 50 minutes every time. I have so far spent around 4 hours on the telephone to them. Even British Airways is a shining beacon of excellent customer service compared to Shell Broadband.”

3 APRIL 2022

The content above and below is sourced from current customer reviews of Shell Energy published on Trustpilot. read more

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The U.S. law firm gaining a reputation for successfully suing the oil giant Shell

By John Donovan

Printed below is a Google Review of the employment attorney law firm Oberti Sullivan LLP fast gaining a reputation for successfully suing the unscrupulous oil giant Shell, multiple times.

It was posted by Michael Oliveri, the former senior U.S. military officer who sued Shell for age discrimination and retaliation after the energy giant revoked his job offer. His posting seems to confirm, as previously stated online, that Shell settled his claim. 

HIS POSTING

Mark Oberti and Ed Sullivan are two fine attorneys. They recently represented me in an age discrimination case, taking on one of Houston’s oil giants. They brilliantly went toe to toe with their company’s battery of attorneys. Mark and Ed continuously provided their insight, guidance, and represented me vigorously. They quickly understood the nuances of my case and developed a winning strategy. They were always open, honest, and straight forward. If you’re seeking legal representation, Mark and Ed are your guys.

The same law firm has sued Shell several times on behalf of individuals, all making allegations against the boss of Shell global security James W.D. Hall (a British spook). They have represented Crockett Oaks III (former FBI agent), Michael Oliveri and Walied Shater (a former U.S. Secret Service Agent) and appear to be on a winning streak.

I invite Shell to contact me if, in fact, Shell did not settle the relevant claims for pots of money and I will happily publish a correction.

Today, we have news that Oberti Sullivan is representing Julia Shur, an employee of Shell who was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in June 2019. A year later, she was terminated for alleged performance reasons despite having led two transactions that resulted in more than $160 million in revenue for Shell that year.

Shell Terminated Executive After Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis

A related Houston Chronicle Article

Hiring dispute brings second lawsuit against Shell

Photo of L.M. Sixel

Earlier this year Crockett Oaks III sued Shell for allegedly firing him after he objected to hiring preferences based on age and gender. Oaks and a selecition committee chose a 53-year-old man with a military background for a security advisor opening, but Shell executives allegedly blocked his hiring and directed Oaks to find a young, female candidate instead, according to court documents. read more

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Shell Playing With Fire On PRELUDE FLNG

Email from John Donovan to Mr Andy Hacking, Branch President Australian Workers Union.

Dear Mr Hacking

I am writing to you in your capacity as AWU WA branch Secretary and spokesman for the Offshore Alliance representing many Shell Prelude FLNG workers.

As you will be aware Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is driving natural gas prices ever higher amid a potential shortage of gas in many markets. 

Will the energy crisis cause reckless employers like Shell to endanger the lives of their workers, some of whom, as I have already mentioned, are your members?

There does seem to be a recipe for potential disaster arising from the controversial Prelude project – a risky experiment that has already survived a series of extremely dangerous close calls ending in a shutdown – being restarted prematurely, driven by greed to take advantage of a crisis situation. 

I pose this question in view of the publication of recent articles starting with one published by my website, royaldutchshellplc.com in collaboration with Bill Campbell, the retired HSE Group Auditor of Shell International. 

Please glance through our recent article:

The Hindenburg, The Titanic and Shell Prelude FLNG

SUCH ARTICLES GIVE CAUSE FOR CONCERN IF EXPERT WARNINGS TO THE AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN THE CONSIDERATION THEY DESERVE? FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. EXTENSIVE TROUBLING INFORMATION HAS BEEN SUPPLIED TO THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT AND NOPSEMA. I DOUBT THAT ANY OTHER VENTURE HAS HAD SO MANY WARNINGS OVER MANY YEARS. IF GOD FORBID, THERE IS A DISASTROUS EVENT, ALL OF THE WARNINGS WILL BE SCRUTINISED IN AN INEVITABLE PUBLIC ENQUIRY.  

I am sure Mr Campbell would be happy to answer any questions you may have in regards to the information he has supplied to various interested parties. read more

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Shell’s board of directors sued for ‘failing to properly prepare’ for the energy transition

CNBC

Shell’s board of directors sued for ‘failing to properly prepare’ for the energy transition

Sam Meredith@SMEREDITH19 KEY POINTS
  • Environmental law firm ClientEarth, a Shell shareholder, said Tuesday that it had notified Shell of its claim against the company’s 13 executive and non-executive directors.
  • It argues the board’s failure to implement a climate strategy that truly aligns with the landmark Paris Agreement is a breach of their duties under English law.
  • In response to the legal action, Shell told CNBC via email that it was delivering on its global strategy that supported the Paris accord.

Shell’s board is being sued for failing to prepare the multinational oil and gas company for the transition away from fossil fuels.

Environmental law firm ClientEarth, a Shell shareholder, said Tuesday that it had notified Shell of its claim against the company’s 13 executive and non-executive directors. It argues the board’s failure to implement a climate strategy that truly aligns with the landmark Paris Agreement is a breach of their duties under English law. read more

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Shell directors may face lawsuit over climate transition plans

REUTERS

Shell directors may face lawsuit over climate transition plans

Simon Jessop and Kirstin Ridley and Shadia Nasralla: March 14, 2022

LONDON — Environmental lawyers ClientEarth said on Tuesday they were preparing legal action against the directors of Shell over the company’s climate transition plan, in what they said would be the first such case of its kind.

The ClientEarth lawyers said they are seeking to hold the directors personally liable for what they consider to be a failure to adequately prepare for the global shift to a low-carbon economy, claiming an alleged breach of the directors’ duties under the UK Companies Act.

ClientEarth said it had written to Shell notifying it of its claim and was waiting for it to respond before filing papers at the High Court of England and Wales. For the case to proceed, ClientEarth would then need permission from the court to do so. read more

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The murder of a Shell exec investigating corruption

The murder of a Shell exec investigating corruption

By John Donovan

In November 2003, Shell executive Todd Staheli was murdered along with his wife Michelle whilst he was in Brazil investigating a corruption scheme involving Petrobras and hundreds of millions of dollars paid in kickbacks and bribes. Shell was losing millions of dollars in joint ventures with Petrobras. 

In January 2006 we received an email from a close relative of Todd Staheli asking us whether Shell was involved in his murder.  read more

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CAN SHELL GREEN?

English translation of extracts from a Forbes article published in German on 1st March 2022. 

FORBES

CAN SHELL GREEN?

In the public perception, Shell is an industrial giant – now Fabian Ziegler, Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Shell Holding GmbH since spring 2020, wants to make the company greener.

Will the Swiss succeed in pulling off the coup so vital to the group’s survival?

Text: Matthias Lauerer
Photo: Deutsche Shell Holding GmbH

1st March 2022

Is Shell on its way to a carbon-neutral future? Will this be a reimagined world, where green hydrogen, e-mobility and decarbonization have become a reality? Or do they prefer to greenwash to perpetuate the dirty old business model on which the global economy hangs? read more

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The Hindenburg, The Titanic and Shell Prelude FLNG

The Hindenburg, The Titanic and Shell Prelude FLNG

By John Donovan

A huge bomb the size of several aircraft carriers welded together is floating off the coast of Australia. It was never meant to be a bomb but is now deemed to be so dangerous, susceptible to an explosion, that it is on emergency shutdown after a fire. 

This article is written in collaboration with a retired Shell Global HSE Consultant Mr Bill Campbell. For several years we have been jointly ringing alarm bells about the Shell Prelude FLNG project. read more

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Shell Exit from Russia

SHELL EXIT FROM RUSSIA

By John Donovan: 28 Feb 2022: 7.30 pm UK

I advised a news media source several hours ago that the prospect of a Shell exit from Russia had been discussed at the highest level of Shell.

An article has subsequently been published confirming Shell’s exit.

I had already raised the issue in a couple of article headlines I published yesterday about BP pulling out of Russia. read more

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