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Shell’s CEO welcomes outcome of Scottish Decision

Screen Shot 2014-09-19 at 11.48.19STATEMENT BY ROYAL DUTCH SHELL CEO BEN VAN BEURDEN

“Shell welcomes the decision by the people of Scotland to remain within the UK, which reduces the operating uncertainty for businesses based in Scotland,” van Beurden said in a statement. “Shell will continue to work closely with both the UK and Scottish governments to help the industry deliver vital energy supplies through investment in the UK’s oil and gas resources. We look forward to continuing our proud association with Scotland.” He also called for quick implementation of the recommendations in this year’s Wood Report, a review led by Aberdeen businessman Sir Ian Wood. read more

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Scottish independence: Shell boss wants Scotland to ‘remain in UK’

Extract from an article published on 5 March 2014 by BBC News

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The chief executive of the oil company Shell has said he would like Scotland to “remain part of the UK”. Addressing the company’s annual reception in London on Wednesday, Ben van Beurden said he valued the “continuity and stability” of the UK.

Last week, Shell hosted the UK cabinet at its headquarters in Aberdeen. At the time, the chairman of Shell UK, Ed Daniels, said the independence debate was “a matter for Scottish people” and that “it would be wrong” for Shell to intervene. read more

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Shell warns Scotland over independence

Extracts from an article by  and James Quinn, published on 5 March 2014 at 10.14PM by The Telegraph

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Ben van Beurden, chief executive of the Anglo-Dutch oil giant, said: “We’d like to see Scotland remain part of the United Kingdom. “Shell has a long history of involvement in the North Sea – and therefore in Scotland – and we have continued to invest heavily there.” In a speech to a reception in London on Wednesday night , Mr Van Burden said that one of the many things his company values about the UK “is the continuity and stability it offers”. read more

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Shell accused of secrecy over North Sea platform oil leak

By Ian Forsyth

Published: 15/08/2011

OIL giant Shell was accused last night of being secretive about a North Sea oil spill.

The company was criticised for lack of transparency by both environmental body WWF Scotland and wildlife conservation group RSPB Scotland over the continuing incident at the Gannet Alpha platform.

Between 12 and 120 barrels of oil are understood to have leaked into the North Sea, 112 miles east of Aberdeen, from the pipeline spill spotted last Wednesday. It was two days later, on Friday, when the media was informed. read more

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Shell under criticism for largest oil spill off Scotland in more than a decade

August 15, 2011

CRUDE oil continued to seep from a Shell platform in the North Sea late Sunday as the Anglo-Dutch oil giant came under criticism for what has been described as the worst spill in Britain in more than a decade.

Shell was alerted to the leak from an undersea pipeline Wednesday after an oil sheen was spotted on the surface near the Gannet Alpha production platform, 180km east of Aberdeen, on the Scottish east coast.

The energy giant has since been criticized by environment groups for waiting until Friday to go public with the spill and for refusing to reveal details about the leak, The Scotsman reported. read more

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North Sea oil reserves ‘will last decades’

In 2004, Shell stunned shareholders when it revised its proven oil and gas reserves, slimming the figure by 20%. The revelation had an instant impact on the company's share price and has served as a lesson to the industry ever since

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