Royal Dutch Shell Group .com Rotating Header Image The Hans Bouman, Engel van Spronsen Sakhalin II emails published here on Monday

Sakhalin II: A potential environmental calamity?

Subject to legal injunction, candid e-mails between Hans Bouman, a natural-gas field manager, and Engel Van Spronsen, in his then capacity as Sakhalin Energy’s technical director, will be published here on Monday 23 October 2006. Both gentleman are now retired.

Some months ago we became aware from Shell insiders of a treasure trove of “Hans” Bouman” emails which have been widely circulated as collector items by Shell insiders because of their outspoken, prophetic and eloquent content.  

Perhaps because of legal threats, the MarketWatch article published earlier this week about these dynamite emails only featured extracts. We will publish the emails in their entirety. We are not frightened of Shell lawyers despite the emailed Sakhalin related threats by Shell General Counsel Richard Wiseman and the host of High Court actions and other litigation by Royal Dutch Shell companies focused on this website.

We have already supplied the emails to Oleg Mitvol, the Deputy Head of Rosprirodnadzor the Russian environmental agency currently investigating Shell’s conduct in respect of the Sakhalin II white elephant project.

The relevant MarketWatch article…

MarketWatch: Shell manager warned of Sakhalin faults in e-mails and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

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