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ShellNews.net: An Open Letter by email to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein: Shell skulduggery pumping up oil prices?

Email sent on 16 July 2007 to Royal Dutch Shell Plc Company Secretary & Corporate Counsel, Michiel Brandjes.  (Copied to Jeroen van der Veer, Jorma Ollila, Malcolm Brinded, John Hofmeister and Basil Omiyi, Country Chairman, Shell Nigeria)

Dear Mr Brandjes

Printed below is the revised draft letter/article relating to Shell activities in Nigeria. We note from Shell internal correspondence the accusation that we put unreasonable time limits when putting forward articles for comment. In fact we happily gave more time when requested in the particular instance mentioned. read more

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Email from former Shell International Group Auditor, Bill Campbell, to selected energy journalists

To selected energy journalists and John Donovan of ShellNews.net from Bill Campbell, the highly respected former Group Auditor of Shell International

16 July 2007

I thought you might find it interesting that after publicly accusing the Chairman and Directors of Royal Dutch Shell of serious wrongdoing and inviting them if they dare to take me to Court for defamation they in turn ask me to return to mediation through which process they can induce me to stop making these allegations public, hardly I think, the actions of persons innocent of the accusations.  read more

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MarketWatch: Shell Oil Company is to Start Drilling a Dozen Wells in the Beaufort Sea Opening Up a New Frontier for the Oil & Gas Industry

Apex Resources Reports Progress on the Beaufort Sea Exploration as Shell Oil Company is to Start Drilling a Dozen Wells in the Beaufort Sea Opening Up a New Frontier for the Oil & Gas Industry

SALT LAKE CITY, July 16, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Apex Resources Group, Inc. reports progress on the Beaufort Sea Exploration as Shell Oil Company is to start drilling a dozen wells in the Beaufort Sea opening up a new frontier for the oil & gas industry. Apex Resources Group Inc. owns 3.745% working interest in the Itiyok 1-27 Well in the Beaufort Sea. read more

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Bloomberg: U.K. Natural Gas Rises as Flow Cut at Bacton Crimps Supplies

By Paul Dobson

July 16 (Bloomberg) — U.K. natural gas for delivery today rose to the highest since Jan. 2 after flows of the fuel to a terminal operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc halted, cutting supplies that were already reduced by repairs and maintenance.

Gas for delivery today rose 6.8 percent to 34 pence a therm from a last day-ahead price on July 13 of 31.85 pence a them. Today’s price is equivalent to $6.92 a million British thermal units. A therm is 100,000 Btus.

Flows of gas at the Shell-operated Bacton subterminal halted at about 1:30 p.m. local time yesterday, according to grid data on Bloomberg. Deliveries of the fuel reached rates of about 6.6 million cubic meters a day last week, according to the data. read more

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ShellNews.net: Revealed in a Shell internal email: Shell’s intention to ‘kill’ a Sunday Times story about this website

By John Donovan

On 21 March we published an article under the headline: “Aborted Sunday Times article claiming this website cost Shell $22 billion”.

We speculated on whether Shell had intervened to kill the story.

The following is the content of a Shell internal email released to us on Friday 13 July 2007 under the UK Data Protection Act.

Sent: 02 February 2007: 16.27

Subject: Donovan – Sunday Times

This is a heads up. I understand from the Group media office that the Sunday Times has picked up the Sakhalin/drilling leaked e-mail story from Donovan’s website. read more

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Bloomberg: PetroChina Output Climbs 3.7%, Outpacing Exxon, Shell (Update2)

By Ying Lou
 
July 16 (Bloomberg) — PetroChina Co., the nation’s biggest oil company, increased first-half production 3.7 percent, surpassing growth at Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc as China intensifies efforts to meet energy demand.

Oil and natural gas output rose to the equivalent of 3.05 million barrels of oil a day, the Beijing-based company said today. Oil production gained 0.1 percent from a year earlier, while gas jumped 16.5 percent.

PetroChina will outspend Exxon Mobil, Shell and BP Plc this year to expand supplies to the world’s fastest-growing major economy. A government-backed drive to acquire and open fields has enabled Chinese companies to increase output as production at their global rivals falters. read more

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Bloomberg: Shell, Nexus to Start Appraising Australian Gas Field (Update1)

By Angela Macdonald-Smith

July 16 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil company, and Australia’s Nexus Energy Ltd. will start drilling a well by early September to test a gas and condensates discovery off northern Australia after signing a venture accord.

Shell made an upfront payment of $5 million to Melbourne- based Nexus and will fund the first $30 million of the Fossetmaker-1 well, Nexus said today in a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange. Shell may also pay $25 million to fund a second well to earn a 34 percent stake in the WA-377-P permit area in the Browse Basin, it said. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

UpstreamOnline: All systems go at Echuca Shoals

By Upstream staff
16 July 2007

Australia’s Nexus Energy has finalised the farm-in and joint venture agreements with Shell at the Echuca Shoals gas condensate discovery prior to the scheduled drilling of the Fossetmaker-1 well.

According to the farm-in agreement, Shell has made an upfront payment to Nexus of $5 million.

Shell will also fund the first $30 million of the Fossetmaker-1 well and has an option to fund the first $25 million of a second appraisal well in order to earn a 34% interest in the entire permit. read more

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The Guardian (UK): Diplomatic clash looms with US over BAE arms sale investigation

(The article is about the so called “Scandal of the Century” involving Shell in allegedly laundering billions from the sale of oil to fund corrupt payments in the arms-for-oil scandal: The Times: Secret account under spotlight)

· UK asked to hand over secret payments evidence
· Refusal could endanger sharing of intelligence

David Leigh
Monday July 16, 2007

A potential diplomatic collision with the US is looming over the corruption allegations against the arms company BAE. The department of justice in Washington has formally demanded that Britain hand over all evidence of secret payments the company made to members of the Saudi royal family to secure huge arms deals. read more

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AlaskaJournal.com: Whalers trying to harpoon Shell permits

By Tim Bradner
Alaska Journal of Commerce

Shell is having trouble finalizing an agreement with Alaska Native subsistence whalers, which if unresolved, could complicate efforts to get key permits the company needs to begin exploration drilling in the Alaska Beaufort Sea later this month, federal officials say.   
 
The company is assembling a small armada that includes two drill ships, icebreakers and support tugs, a barge equipped with oil spill equipment and a small tanker, all in hopes to begin drilling in the Beaufort Sea in late July or early August. read more

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