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ALARM BELLS RING OVER TENDERING FOR ROYAL DUTCH SHELL CONTRACTS

ALARM BELLS RING OVER TENDERING FOR ROYAL DUTCH SHELL CONTRACTS

Monday 29 August 2005: 03.0 ET

By Alfred Donovan

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria has a double page spread advertisement in the current edition of The Economist magazine (August 27th -September 2nd) inviting tenders for a major contract in Nigeria. There is a volume of small print setting out the tender terms, which includes a provision that Shell will not enter into correspondence on why a company has been short-listed or not short-listed. Basically applicants for “pre-qualification” have to jump through various hoops and submit the required information on a confidential basis. Only companies that pass the pre-qualification evaluation will be eligible to be invited by Shell to “competitively” tender. read more

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Stuff (New Zealand): Shell NZ chairman resigns

Stuff (New Zealand): Shell NZ chairman resigns

“The chairman of Shell New Zealand has resigned for family and personal reasons, the company said today.”

Monday 29 August 2005

29 August 2005

The chairman of Shell New Zealand has resigned for family and personal reasons, the company said today.

Paul Zealand will be replaced by Shell’s country manager for Commercial Exploration and Production Dr Ajit Bansal, until the company names a full-time replacement.

Mr Zealand – who has spent 24 years with Shell – has also resigned as general manager of Shell Todd Oil Services, where he will be replaced by New Zealander Rob Jager.

He will leave both positions at the end of September. read more

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THE NEW YORK TIMES: Africa’s Oil Comes With Big Downside

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Africa’s Oil Comes With Big Downside

“…Shell spokesman Simon Buerk said the company has never paid royalties to local potentates, but ”homage payments” are allowed — limited to $1,000 per project since 2003. A Shell report said it spent $100,000 on such payments last year in Nigeria.”

Posted Monday 29 August 2005

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BUGUMA, Nigeria (AP) — The capital of the ancient Kalabari kingdom is vivid testimony to the downside of Africa’s oil.

A gutted local government building stands by the central square, near a smashed statue of the town’s founding king. Soldiers patrol the streets.

These are scars from a three-month occupation last year by a private militia accused of rapes and random killings, and dozens of villages in the oil-rich Niger River delta have suffered similar violence. read more

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Welcome Mr Ollila to Royal Dutch Shell Plc

Welcome Mr Ollila to Royal Dutch Shell Plc

Monday 29 August 2005: 09.50

By Alfred Donovan

Mr Jorma Ollila is the Chairman designate of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Reportedly a man of the highest repute, Mr Ollila is due to take up his non-executive position in June 2006. He has a reputation as a dynamic and highly successful businessman. It’s a long time since Shell had someone combining all of these qualities. We wish him
well.

(Sketch courtesy of The Wall Street Journal)

An Open Letter to Mr Jorma Ollila read more

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Shell, Koc to Bid Jointly for Turkish Refiner Tupras

BLOOMBERG: Shell, Koc to Bid Jointly for Turkish Refiner Tupras

“Royal Dutch Shell Plc is teaming up with Koc Holding AS, Turkey’s biggest company, to bid for 51 percent of Tupras Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri AS, the nation’s state-run oil refiner, to expand output of oil products.”

Monday 29 August 2005

Aug. 29 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc is teaming up with Koc Holding AS, Turkey’s biggest company, to bid for 51 percent of Tupras Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri AS, the nation’s state-run oil refiner, to expand output of oil products.

Shell, Europe’s second-biggest oil company, and Koc Holding will register their alliance with the Privatization Administration today, Koc said in a statement via the Istanbul Stock Exchange. Tupras has a market value of 5.28 billion liras ($3.9 billion), based on the today’s price. Shell and Koc are on a 13-company shortlist of possible bidders approved by the government in June. read more

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