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Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Round-up of Energy News

From The Daily Telegraph: Database
(Filed: 04/07/2006)

A round-up of headlines from across the financial sectors, provided by Bloomberg News

Energy

• BP reported a fourth quarter of falling production as Venezuela appropriated more of its output. It also said a Texas refinery explosion was $500m (£270m) more costly than estimated.

• BAE Systems shares fell as much as 6.7pc after the stake in planemaker Airbus that it is selling to European Aeronautic, Defence & Space was valued at just €2.75bn (£1.9bn). read more

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Supporters of Corrib pipeline protesters welcome EU report

By: Lorna Siggins, Irish Times
Published: Jul 04, 2006

Supporters of the five Mayo men jailed last year over opposition to the Corrib gas onshore pipeline have welcomed a finding in their favour by the EU Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights.

The EU network’s report for 2005 documents the imprisonment of the five men for an indefinite period last year as a restriction on the freedom of peaceful assembly allowed for under Article 12 of the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights.

The network’s report notes that the five men had violated a court order restraining them from obstructing the construction of a gas pipeline by Shell E&P Ireland. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Cairn to start exploiting Indian oilfield by year’s end

From The Financial Times
By Rebecca Bream in London and Khozem Merchant in Mumbai

Published: July 3 2006 07:57 | Last updated: July 4 2006 03:06

Cairn Energy said on Monday it would start producing oil from its massive discovery in India by the end of this year, and that it had secured $1bn of bank financing for the project, including backing from the International Finance Corporation.

The UK oil company first discovered oil in Rajasthan in north-west India in 2004, and has since become one of the most valuable London-listed oil and gas companies. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Aggressive trading culture surfaces at BP

From The Financial Times
By Jeremy Grant, Kevin Morrison and Carola Hoyos

Published: July 4 2006 03:00 | Last updated: July 4 2006 03:00

At a Senate hearing in 2002, Ross Pillari, BP’s then North America chief, received a grilling from US lawmakers about the company’s North American trading practices.

At stake was a series of statements that BP had made in a 1999 “brainstorming document”.

In it, BP strategists spoke of “significant opportunities to influence the crude [oil] supply/demand imbalance” in the US Midwest. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Shell’s Rotterdam refinery work still underway

FROM REUTERS
Mon Jul 3, 2006 8:44am ET

AMSTERDAM, July 3 (Reuters) – Anglo-Dutch oil giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (RDSa.L: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Monday that it had yet to complete a turnaround programme at its massive Pernis refinery in Rotterdam after three months of maintenance work.

A Shell spokesman declined to comment on the details of the Pernis refinery’s restart. “The turnaround programme is still ongoing, we have no comment on individual units or timing,” a spokesman for the oil major said. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Shell WindEnergy to invest in Hawaii wind power project

From AFX News Limited
Shell WindEnergy to invest 200 mln usd in 3-5 yr Hawaii wind power project
07.03.2006

HOUSTON (AFX) – Shell WindEnergy Inc, a US unit of Royal Dutch Shell, said it is to invest more than 200 mln usd in a three-to-five year project to develop the company’s first wind farm in Hawaii.

The project may also combine wind and hydroelectric power, and is seen generating up to 40 megawatts of wind power annually.

When the Auwahi wind project is in operation — the first phase is expected to be completed by 2008, subject to planning permission — close to 20 pct of Maui’s energy could come from wind turbines, Shell said in a statement. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Oil worker deaths ‘could have been avoided’

The Herald
GRAEME SMITH

June 14 2006
 
THE deaths of two workers on a North Sea oil platform could have been avoided, according to claims to be made in a TV documentary tonight.

An engineering professor said that if the company had implemented the recommendations of a senior manager’s safety review, Keith Moncrieff and Sean McCue might not have lost their lives.

Mr Moncrieff, 45, of Invergowrie, near Dundee, and Mr McCue, 22, of Kennoway in Fife, died after being overcome by a massive release of hydrocarbon gas in September 2003. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Worse things happen at sea (Shell Brent Scandal)

From Scottish Socialist Voice

By Roz Paterson

Doctored safety reports, corroding equipment, a toothless regulator and the suppression of inconvenient documents – this, says former Shell International group auditor, is how it is on the North Sea’s UK sector.

Here, Roz Paterson considers the evidence against Shell and asks why, when the workers at the oil-face raised the alarm over safety, and their fears were echoed in a detailed, in-depth report, no one listened.

On 11 September 2003, Keith Moncrieff and Sean McCue, two offshore workers on the Shell-operated Brent Bravo platform in the North Sea, were dispatched to the utility leg to inspect a temporary repair, in truth a “quick fix, short-cut repair” that didn’t even meet basic industry standards, on a safety critical degasser pipeline. read more

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ShellNews.net: A warning to Queen Beatrix about Royal Dutch Shell

By Alfred Donovan

Shell whistleblower, Bill Campbell, may find this archive letter to be interesting as it was sent in the same year, 1999, when his warnings to Shell management about safety issues relating to the Brent platform were allegedly ignored. If he is correct, it appears that at least one current Shell executive, Malcolm Brinded, has blood on his hands, as well as being tainted by the reserves fraud.

We would ask readers to reflect on whether Shell management would allow the information below to be published if it was untrue. Shell management knows that we have irrefutable documentary evident to confirm the facts. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Internships provide students, employers chance to “kick tires”

From The Courier (Louisiana)
The Associated Press
July 03. 2006 1:03AM

BATON ROUGE, La. – A summer spent loafing – or even lifeguarding or mowing lawns – could cost students their chance at the jobs they want after graduation.

More and more companies are using summer internships to grow their own crops of employees. University officials don’t see the trend cooling anytime soon.

It’s stoking competition for entry-level jobs, as employers look for newcomers with experience as well as education. read more

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