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Top secret minutes reveal ‘considerable concern’ by Shell Execs over Gazprom

By Alfred and John Donovan

The Minutes of the Royal Dutch Shell Committee of Managing Directors (CMD) meeting in September 2001 reveal that the Group Managing Directors of Shell, including the current Chief Executive, Jeroen van der Veer, “expressed considerable concern over a number of aspects” relating to the prospect of the Russian energy giant Gazprom becoming involved in a Sakhalin consortium project.

The Group Managing Directors present included Philip Watts, Jeroen van der Veer, Harry Roels, Paul Skinner and Walter van de Vijver. Other Shell Executives in attendance for the discussion were Din Megat, Tim Warren, Peter de Wit and Dominique Gardy. read more

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Comment by ‘David’ in relation to the Paddy Briggs article: The myth of Corporations’ commitments to Human Rights

ARTICLE BY FORMER ROYAL DUTCH SHELL EXECUTIVE, PADDY BRIGGS: The myth of Corporations’ commitments to Human Rights

Comment by “David” (email address supplied) in relation to the above article by former Shell brand Executive, Mr Paddy Briggs.

Sorry, but Mr. Briggs is not the self-righteous knight in shining armour he professes himself to be. He quotes reports from 1991 about human rights abuse? Where was he working then while accumulating his rich pension? Oh, it was actually Shell. The prime target of his tirade. Thirty seven years in Shell? It is 37 years of being a part of the alleged abuses he moans about. I am not, nor have been, a Shell employee. I do work for a big competitor of them. At least I do not profess to be Mother Theresa while collecting my pay check from Satan. read more

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Scandal linked to dysfunctional relationship at the top of Royal Dutch Shell

By Alfred and John Donovan

We have published below the content of the concluding pages of the transcript of the Financial Services Authority Interview with Sir Philip Watts on 24 June 2004.

This took place soon after Sir Philip was escorted from the Shell Centre in London by a security guard when forced to resign in disgrace after news of the Shell reserves fraud stunned the world. Basically Shell investors had been conned into believing Shell had more hydrocarbon proven reserves than was actually the case.  read more

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The Independent on Sunday: Running on empty: peak oil production is in sight, global supplies will dwindle

Economic View: Running on empty: peak oil production is in sight, global supplies will dwindle – and the US, for one, is ill-prepared

China’s rapid growth in consumption could suck up all the extra crude pumped next year, leaving other countries to get by with less

Hamish McRae
Published: 11 November 2007

The oil price will go through $100 a barrel at some stage in the next few months, maybe in the next few days. One consequence, petrol at £1 a litre, is already with us. The climb is surprising, at least to the oil companies, who a couple of years ago were still expecting an oil price of below $50 a barrel, and doing all their planning on that basis. But, in a way, it is more surprising that the world economy has managed to carry on growing strongly despite this rise. For the oil price affects not only energy prices; oil also is the feedstock for plastics and other products we use every day. read more

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deseretnews.com: Variety of Web sites target older job-seekers

EXTRACT: Another site, Alumni In Touch (www.alumniintouch.com), helps employees of big companies stay in contact with former colleagues. That’s how Ian Piesse found work when he retired at age 53, after a 28-year career in human resources with Shell Oil. Today, he works from home in a fishing village in Devon, England, interviewing candidates for other jobs at the oil company. “I contacted a few of my ex-colleagues at Shell,” he said in a posting on the Web site. “It was amazing how quickly it worked. Six weeks and I was back working again.” read more

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Current oil crisis different from past episodes

By Jad Mouawad | New York Times
November 11, 2007

With oil prices approaching the symbolic threshold of $100 a barrel, the world is headed toward its third energy shock in a generation. But today’s surge is fundamentally different from the previous oil crises, with broad and longer-lasting global implications.

Just as in the energy crises of the 1970s and ’80s, today’s high prices are causing anxiety and pain for consumers, and igniting wider fears about the impact on the economy. read more

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The Observer: Roll out the barrel

Sunday November 11 2007
Richard Wachman

Looking for a home for your money? Search no further than BG, the oil and gas group. The company has long been a takeover target for the majors such as BP or Shell, but that’s not the reason to buy. News from Brazil suggests that a project where the company holds a 25 per cent stake has hit the jackpot with estimated reserves of around 8 billion barrels of oil, much more than forecasts. BG, headed by Frank Chapman, is a junior partner in the offshore Tupi field with Brazil’s Petrobras, but the rewards could be considerable, according to analysts at CSFB – who have raised their price target to 1100p. read more

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The Sunday Times: Beat the price jump at the pumps

Petrol roared past £1 a litre last week, but it’s easy to cut costs – and $100 oil could be a great opportunity for investors

Clare Francis and Ali Hussain
November 11, 2007

FAMILIES started to feel the pinch from record oil prices last week as petrol went above £1 a litre for the first time, and analysts warn utility bills are to rise too.

Crude ended the week at $96.36 a barrel, just shy of the record $98.62 (£47) it hit on Wednesday, but analysts believe momentum could take it above the $100 barrier in the coming days. The oil price is now within striking distance of the $101 it reached in real terms in 1980, after the Iranian revolution – though the nominal price then was just $39. read more

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