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Newswire.ca: Russian election results a warning to Canadians

TORONTO, Dec. 4 /CNW/ – “Canadians should be concerned about the recent elections in Russia which were not free, fair or democratic”, according to Robert Amsterdam a Canadian lawyer and an expert on Russian business relations.

“The result of the Russian elections was predetermined, not by the will of the public but by repression and violation of the rights of those who oppose Vladimir Putin,” he continued.
   
“In addition, there are several other emerging trends in Russia in terms of security, business relations and the rule of law that pose significant risk to Canadian interests,” said Mr. Amsterdam. read more

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San Diego Union Tribune: Greens, whalers ask court to block Shell’s Alaska drilling plans

By Terence Chea
ASSOCIATED PRESS

2:49 p.m. December 4, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO – Environmental and Native Alaskan groups asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to block Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s plans for exploratory drilling near the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Lawyers for the groups challenged the U.S. Mineral Management Service’s decision earlier this year to allow the energy giant to drill up to 12 exploratory oil wells in the Beaufort Sea off the northern coast of Alaska.

The attorneys told a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that the federal agency failed to adequately consider the impact of Shell’s exploratory activities on endangered bowhead whales and other marine mammals. They said the government should require more extensive environmental studies before Shell is allowed to drill.
“An oil spill in this area can have a potentially devastating impact that could linger,” said Dierdre McDonnell, an attorney representing the Alaska Wilderness League, Sierra Club and other conservation groups. read more

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Chinese Spies look no further: Shell trade secrets takeaway service here: new menu every day

Shell confidential reserves fraud discovery documents published on 4 December 2007

CONFIDENTIAL (Doc 423): 27 January 2000 Note for Information from Frits Euiderink Shell EPG to Remco Aalbers, Group Reserves Coordinator: Subject: SPDC Onshore Oil Reserves (6 pages)

http://www.shellnews.net/classactiondocs/423.pdf

Exhibit 163: CONFIDENTIAL: February 2004 Angola Country Analysis Brief (13 pages)

http://www.shellnews.net/classactiondocs/ex163_423-2.pdf

Exhibit 164: CONFIDENTIAL: 24 August 2000 Shell internal email from Heinz Rothermund SEPI-EPG to Phil Watts SI-MGDPW: Subject Angola – Block 18 Well: Accuses BP of being “over-optimistic” with its plans: (3 pages) read more

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UpstreamOnline: Nigeria lowers flaring boom

By Upstream staff

Nigeria’s oil and gas industry regulator intends to start fining companies $3.5 for every 1000 standard cubic feet of gas flared from 1 January next year, a senior official at the regulator said today.

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) also said oilfields that still flared gas associated with oil extraction would be closed down after 31 December 2008.

At present, the vast majority of onshore Nigerian oilfields flare gas and their closure would slash Nigeria’s output, which currently stands at about 2.2 million barrels per day. read more

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The Wall Street Journal: Chinese Spies Allegedly Hack Rolls Royce, Shell, Others

December 3, 2007, 4:55 pm
Posted by Ben Worthen

Rolls Royce and Royal Dutch Shell are among hundreds of companies that have reportedly been breached by state-sponsored Chinese hackers. Unlike most of the data breaches in the news, these hackers weren’t after customer or employee data: They stole companies’ intellectual property.

Last week we warned that state-sponsored cyber espionage was on the rise. (Yes, we told you so.) We said it was because companies “have intellectual property that could help a foreign government – be it military documents or information on financial markets and the latest tech products.” That’s exactly what happened here, according to the Times of London. In the case of Rolls Royce, the presumed target is information about the engines the company makes for many commercial and military aircrafts. In the case of Shell, the hackers were after confidential pricing information about the oil giant’s African operations. Both companies were warned about the breaches by the British security service MI5, which sent letters to 300 CEOs and security execs alerting them to similar breaches. read more

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The Guardian: Internet hoax raises pressure over emissions

· Bogus website trumpets drastic cuts by oil groups
· Anarchic humour suggests work of ‘Yes Men’ satirists
 
Terry Macalister
Tuesday December 4 2007

Environmentalists opened up a new front for climate change yesterday, by establishing a bogus website and sending a press release committing BP, Shell and other oil majors to a 90% cut in carbon outputs by 2050 with no strings attached.

The internet portal looked identical to that run by the US Climate Action Partnership, or USCAP, a consortium of 33 prominent corporations and organisations, except that the news section of the copycat site had a release proclaiming “major businesses announce commitment to reduce greenhouse emissions by 90%”. read more

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Daily Telegraph: FROM MR. BEAN TO STALIN

Dsily Telegraph Putin Cartoon

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Daily Telegraph: Jihadi terrorism and China are business threats

EXTRACT: Yesterday, oil company Royal Dutch Shell’s computer system in Houston, Texas, was said to have been attacked by spies with links to China. And aero-engine company Rolls-Royce is also thought to have been a victim.

Analysts said the hacking into computers was likely to have been attempts to steal secrets that would give the Chinese authorities the upper hand in negotiations for contracts. Shell declined to comment and Rolls-Royce did not return calls.

THE ARTICLE

By Yvette Essen, Insurance Correspondent
Last Updated: 2:05am GMT 04/12/2007 read more

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The Independent: Market Report: Regal rises on talk of return by Shell with full bid

By Nick Clark
Published: 04 December 2007

After last month’s extraordinary “deal then no deal” between Royal Dutch Shell and Regal Petroleum, the gossips were talking up the possibility of the oil major making a full bid for Regal.

Two weeks ago, Shell agreed to buy into Regal’s Ukrainian gas fields, but pulled out after the smaller company replaced its chief executive and chairman the next day. One trader said: “There is talk that Shell is back, but this time wants all of Regal. Its shares have risen and will rise further.” Shell closed down 30p at 1922p, while Regal was up 14.75p to 163p. read more

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allAfrica: Nigeria: UK Wants to Quiz Adenuga, Says Ag: ‘Why are they shielding Shell’s officials?’

EXTRACT: He said he had asked for the evidence but was surprised to discover that the evidence against the officials of Shell Petroleum Development Company who took part in the scam were under seal. “Why is that only the names of the Nigerians officials that were on display? Why are they shielding Shell’s officials?

This Day (Lagos)
4 December 2007
Funso Muraina
Abuja

Federal Government said yesterday that the British Government had requested permission to interrogate the Chairman of Globacom, Chief Mike Adenuga, over his business transactions. read more

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