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Daily Telegraph: Resistance pays off for Shell rebels: “Rebel Shell shareholders who refused to accept the terms of the the oil company’s restructuring, because it left them with big tax bills, look to have been rewarded for their resistance.”: “More than 1,000 British shareholders who accepted the terms are now considering suing Shell to claw back the money to pay the tax bill.”: Saturday 5 November 2005: READ

BBC Monitoring Service – UK: Amnesty International blames violence in troubled Nigerian region on oil firms: “Amnesty International has indicted the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria and Chevron Nigeria Limited for continued outbreak of violence in oil-rich Niger/Delta area.”: Posted Saturday 5 November 2005: READ

The Times: Quiet Dutchman heads network of corporate talent: “MAARTEN van den Bergh is the most powerful figure in British business…”: “However, although van den Bergh is chairman of Lloyds TSB, and a non-executive director of BT, British Airways and Shell, few people this side of the Channel would even hazard a guess at his identity.”: Saturday 5 November 2005: READ

Resource Investor: Putin chastises Shell over Soaring Sakhalin bill: “If Mr Putin sticks to his stance on the issue analysts believe that Shell and its partners will see their profits cut sharply.”: Posted Saturday 5 November 2005: READ

Financial Times: Shell seeks base for eager students: Saturday 5 November 2005: READ

The New York Times: Total Agrees to Pay Portion of $1B Bill: “The agency has already sent claims totaling $240 million to Italian oil company ENI SpA, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, and the U.S. firm Harvest Natural Resources Inc. All three have contested the bills, though Harvest has paid a part of the amount owed.: Posted Saturday 5 Nov 05: READ

The New York Times: Oil Firms Get New Request to Help Pay Winter Bills: “Next Wednesday, top executives of Exxon Mobil Corp., ConocoPhillips and Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s American unit — which together earned more than $21 billion in quarterly profits — will testify at a Senate hearing on energy prices.”: Posted Sat 5 November 2005: READ

The Guardian (UK): Your money in their hands: “Investors own a small part of one of Russia’s biggest companies – all part of a risky strategy.”: “Anderson thinks the stockmarket is seriously under-pricing Gazprom in comparison with Western energy companies such as BP or Shell.”: Saturday November 5, 2005: READ and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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