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Shell Considers Martinez Refinery Cutback Amid Shale-Oil Boom

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Extracts from a BloombergBusinessweek article by Lynn Doan published 19 May 2014 under the headline: “Shell Considers Permanent Coker Shutdown Amid Shale-Oil Boom”

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), Europe’s biggest oil company, is considering retiring one of two coking units at its only refinery in California as the company seeks to run lighter crude at the plant. Shell is considering the shutdown as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling unleash record volumes of light oil from shale formations… “The reality is that we are looking at each individual refinery and making economic decisions as to what is the most optimal feedstock,” John Abbott, downstream director for The Hague-based Shell, said in an interview… read more

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Shell: Martinez, Calif. Refinery Unit Rate Cut to Reduce Emission

Dow Jones Newswires: Published November 26, 2012

Shell Oil Company said Monday that a release of hydrogen sulfide late Saturday night at its oil refinery in Martinez, Calif., necessitated reducing feed to an unspecified unit to diminish the emission.

A report to the Calif. Emergency Management Agency said a venting pressure relief valve had caused the release.

Shell notified all appropriate local and state agencies and monitored off-site locations for air quality impacts. No off-site impacts were detected, Shell spokeswoman Kimberly Windon said. The situation was declared all clear at 1:15 a.m. PST (0915 GMT), she added. read more

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Black Smoke in Martinez – Authorities Investigating Strong Natural Gas Odor at the Shell Refinery

We just received this photo from a Claycordian in Martinez, who says she saw this black smoke, which came from the area of the Shell Refinery in Martinez.

As we reported just a little while ago, authorities are investigating a strong smell of natural gas at the Shell Refinery in Martinez. They say there is no shelter-in-place, but say anybody with pre-existing respiratory issues such as asthma should avoid the area or stay indoors.

The Contra Costa Health Department says two puffs of black smoke were sent into the air from a flare at the Shell Refinery earlier today. read more

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Fire at Shell Refinery Reported

Monday, Aug 13, 2012

The Contra Costa County Health Services has reported that there is a fire at Shell Refinery in Martinez. There is no shelter in place at this time. There was a false alarm for a fire at this facility last week.

HazMat staff are responding to a fire at the Shell Refinery in Martinez. The fire is causing a small amount of smoke. There is no shelter-in-place but people with pre-existing respiratory issues such as asthma should avoid the area. More info will be updated as it becomes available. read more

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Shell Reports ‘Unplanned’ Flaring At Martinez Refinery

By John Donovan

According to  an article published on 25 February 2011 by The Wall Street Journal, Royal Dutch Shell Plc has recently reported “unplanned” flaring at its Martinez refinery in California.

Shell has a track record of illegal emissions at the refinery, paying fines totaling over $25 million since 1989.

On 1 December 1989, The New York Times reported that Shell Oil Company had agreed to pay $19.75 million “for spilling more than 400,000 gallons of crude oil into San Francisco Bay”. Shell said that it had “spent an additional $14 million in cleaning up the spill, when oil flowed from a pipe at its Martinez refinery in April 1988”. Oil leaked out from a 12.5-million-gallon storage tank at the manufacturing complex 40 miles northeast of San Francisco. The Government said that several Federal regulations were broken. According to the article at least 250 birds and 50 other animals were found dead and a valuable wildlife habitat was ruined and tidal marshlands would take 10 years to recover. read more

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Shell Refinery worker’s body found after a day’s search

Security crews, the Contra Costa County Sheriff's search and rescue team and tracking dogs searched every nook and cranny of the 1,000 acre-plant but found nothing. Then, at 11:22 p.m., the mystery was unraveled: His body was found inside a water-holding tank. Now, Martinez police are investigating the death and trying to find out how Maddock ended up inside the tank.

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Contract Extension for Shell Martinez Refinery

Shell Oil Products US has awarded WorleyParsons an extension of the Shell Martinez Master Services Agreement (Contract) until December 31, 2010.

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Shell News Archive Sunday 27 November, 2005

Shell News Archive Sunday 27 November, 2005

World Wildlife Fund: Shell fails European Bank’s funding requirements: Sunday 27 November 2005: READ
(including downloadable WWF report: “Risky Business – the new Shell”)
 
Pacific Russia Information (PRI) Group: Sakhalin Oil and Gas News: Week of November 27, 2005: READ

 

The Observer: WWF attacks Shell over Sakhalin: “The attack comes at a sensitive time for Shell because the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development assesses tomorrow whether to lend money to the oil and gas scheme, which is essential for Shell’s long-term prospects.”: “For Shell, a rejection would spell disaster.”: Sunday November 27, 2005: READ read more

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