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Independent On Sunday: Oleg Mitvol: ‘I don’t only take from the rich. I also take from the poor’

The bane of Shell and BP he may be, but Russia’s environmental watchdog explains to Tim Webb that he is just as likely to punish Russian companies as Western ones

Published: 15 July 2007

Oleg Mitvol, the Russian environmental watchdog loathed by Shell and other Western natural resources companies, describes himself as Robin Hood with a difference. “I don’t only take from the rich, I also take from the middle class and poor. For me an enemy is a company who breaks our rivers, forest, landscape – an enemy of our children.” read more

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Financial Times: Energy Filter: BP and Shell to merge?

An FT article we missed on 9 July 2007

Posted by Ed Crooks on July 9, 2007 in BP , Royal Dutch Shell , The Oil Majors
Once again, there has been a flurry on the web in several places, some of them unexpected, about a possible BP merger with Shell. The FT has long reported that the idea of a merger was kicked around by BP in 2005, when its management was one of the most respected in the world. (FT story may require subscription.) Then, BP was riding high, and Shell was weakened by the scandal over reserves misreporting that broke in 2004. read more

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ShellNew.net: Shell and the dreaded Donovan’s

By Alfred & John Donovan
Saturday 14 July 2007

After making an application to Shell under the UK Data Protection Action, we have received copies of Shell documents, communications and a Shell article and employee leaflet in which our names are mentioned. We know that Shell has not given us all of the internal correspondence covered by the Act, but what we have obtained thus far – there is more to come – is revealing. 

A number of Shell internal emails relate to Bill Campbell and the Brent Bravo scandal. The names of the authors (lawyers) are deleted, as are the individuals to whom the emails were circulated. Otherwise than that, we have the majority of the content. Campbell’s name was deleted from the correspondence but we have reinserted it where we deem appropriate. read more

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The Wall Street Journal: Exxon’s $1 Trillion Hurdle

Wall Street Journal photograph of Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil

COMMENT FROM BREAKING VIEWS

As Oil Reserves Dwindle,
Giants Find That Size
Can Often Be a Liability
July 14, 2007; Page B14

Exxon Mobil this week became the first company worth more than $500 billion since the millennial stock boom burst. The Texas oil producer is now nearly twice as valuable as its nearest rival, Royal Dutch Shell. But the supermajor faces supersized obstacles if it ever hopes to become the world’s first $1 trillion company.
 
Size has traditionally been an advantage for Big Oil. As the world shrinks, the number of choice oil fields has diminished and new finds have become more expensive and complicated to tap. The trouble for Exxon chief Rex Tillerson is that to move the needle on a company bigger than most governments, he needs to broker ever larger deals. read more

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Irish Independent: Shell protesters stage ‘chain in’ and block builders from gas site

Published: Jul 14, 2007

ANGRY protesters chained themselves to a van and blocked a road yesterday to prevent builders from working on the controversial Corrib gas terminal.

The blockade by Shell to Sea campaigners halted access to the proposed gas refinery site through Bellanaboy Road, Co Mayo, for more than five hours.

A two-prong protest was held both at Bellanaboy and outside the Justice Department in Dublin as tensions escalated following the sentencing of three Co Mayo fishermen for the assault of a garda during a stand-off. read more

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Irish Times: Two men arrested after after Corrib gas protest

Lorna Siggins, Teresa O’Malley Tom Shiel
Published: Jul 14, 2007

Two supporters of the Shell to Sea campaign were expected to be charged with public order offences in north Mayo last night following a five-hour protest related to the Corrib gas project.

The two men were arrested and taken to Belmullet Garda station after gardaI, fire brigade and ambulance personnel cut through chains – attached to a van on a public road – which the men had locked themselves on to yesterday morning. read more

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FT REPORT – HOUSE AND HOME: Growing with the flow

By Eluned Price, Financial Times
Published: Jul 14, 2007

House prices in the UK rose by an average 9.9 per cent last year. However in Aberdeen, the principal city of Scotland’s north-east coast, whose elegant granite neo-classical buildings inspired its soubriquet the Granite City, residential values rose almost three times as much. And, thanks largely to oil, they look set to keep gushing.

Aberdeen’s geographical position has always accounted for its importance. Its deep harbours, where fishing and shipbuilding once thrived and where Thermopylae, the fastest clipper in the world, was launched in 1869, have now been sculpted to provide for the giant vessels of the energy industry. read more

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