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The Guardian: Shell Brent Bravo deaths ‘preventable’

Terry Macalister
Tuesday July 18, 2006

Shell might have prevented the death of two oil workers in 2003 if it had properly repaired a hole in a corroding pipeline on the Brent Bravo platform, a fatal accident inquiry in Aberdeen concluded today.

Colin John Harris, the sheriff, said there were also “defects in the system of working” that had contributed to the accident in which Sean McCue, 22, and Keith Moncrieff, 45, lost their lives.

“The accident … might reasonably have been prevented if an appropriate temporary repair had been applied to the hole on the closed-drain degasser rundown line, such as a fully engineered repair and not a repair using a neoprene patch and jubilee clips,” the sheriff concluded. read more

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A Century of Oil Imperialism

EXTRACT: The theme running throughout the book is the ruthless corporate and governmental pursuit of the magic moneymaker, Oil. And the unremitting subversion and wars to seize black gold.

THE ARTICLE

by Myron (Mike) Stagman, PhD

The current Iraq War, waged primarily to seize incredibly rich oil resources for the benefit of the U.S.-UK Oil Cartel, was predictable. This type of imperialistic evildoing has been going on for a century, and countries and individuals who get in the Cartel’s way tend to meet violent ends. read more

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ShellNews.net: Shell Brent Fatal Accident Report: damning evidence that the Sherif may not have heard

The following documents relating to the above Fatal Accident Report are of a technical nature. They are published for analysis by Shell insiders, experts in relevant matters and the news media: They come under the heading of “evidence that the Sheriff may not have heard”.

FIRST DOCUMENT: A comparison between PSMR findings in 1999, and post incident 2003: (Attitudes, values and behaviours – the cause of the systemic failure)

http://shellnews.net/brent/shell-brentcomparison-between-psmr-findings-pub18july2006.htm read more

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ShellNews.net: Shell Brent Scandal Fatal Accident Report

The following link is for the Shell Brent Scandal Fatal Accident Report published on 18 July 2006.

http://shellnews.net/brent/shell-brent-scandal-fatal-accident-report-18-july-2006.htm

EXTRACT: “During the course of the inquiry it became apparent that evidence relating to the condition of certain valves on the platform might be relevant to the cause of the deaths of the two men, or have contributed to the incident which resulted in their deaths. However certain evidence, such as the possible consequences to the structure of the platform, and its crew, of the ignition of the vapour within the utility shaft, while of concern to some of the parties and no doubt of importance to the offshore oil industry and those who work in it, was, in my opinion, beyond the scope of the 1976 Act and more appropriate for consideration at an inquiry of a more general nature.” read more

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FN Arena News: Deepwater, Tar Sands, Shale: Are Alternative Oil Sources Realistic?

EXTRACT: What Shell is doing is simply speeding up about 10 million years of nature. Of course, to maintain that sort of heat for that length of time requires a somewhat substantial amount of energy. A bigger power plant, in fact, than Colorado has ever built. And every incremental 100,000 barrels of oil produced will require another plant.

THE ARTICLE

July 18 2006
By Greg Peel

Daily Wealth’s Matt Baldiali would have you believe there are fortunes to be made in investing in companies that invest in alternative sources of oil. No doubt he’s right. For in a world concerned with the future of oil availability, any sniff of hope will send share prices rocketing on perception alone. read more

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Dow Jones Newswires: Shell Aims To Complete Sakhalin Swap By End ’06

MOSCOW -(Dow Jones)- Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) aims complete the swap of a stake in its Sakhalin-2 project for assets belonging to Russian natural gas giant OAO Gazprom (GSPBEX.RS) by the end of the year, Shell chief executive Jeroen Van der Veer said in an interview with Russian newspaper Vedomosti published Tuesday.

Shell is negotiating to swap 25.1% of the Sakhalin-2 oil and natural gas project on Russia’s Pacific coast for 50% of Gazprom’s Zapolyarnoye gas field, but the deal has been complicated due to rising costs at Sakhalin-2. read more

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