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The Canadian Press: Shell Canada loses injunction against Tahltan protesters

VANCOUVER – Shell Canada has lost its second bid to get a court injunction against members of a northwest B.C. First Nation fighting to protect its ancestral land.

That means aboriginal protesters are being allowed to keep blocking road construction for Shell Canada’s coal bed methane project in the Klappen Valley, about 700 kilometres west of Smithers, B.C.

Members of the Tahltan First Nation now are seeking a permanent injunction to prevent the destruction of land they call their cultural property. read more

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Shell reserves fraud: Expert Opinion of Professor Gregg A. Jarrell, expert on artificial inflation of Equity Securities caused by misstatement…

Shell confidential reserves fraud documents published on 12 December 2007

Expert Opinion of Professor Gregg A. Jarrell, expert on artificial inflation of Equity Securities caused by misstatement and omissions: Signed on November 3, 2006

Exhibit 385: Part One of Jarrell Report for Plaintiffs

http://www.shellnews.net/classactiondocs/ex385_448_5.pdf

Exhibit 386: Part 2 of Jarrell Report for Plaintiffs

http://www.shellnews.net/classactiondocs/ex386_448_6.pdf

Exhibit 387: Jarrell Rebuttal of expert opinions of Daniel R. Fischel and Dr Hans-Jurgen Peterson read more

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Reuters: U.S. sees tight global oil supplies through 2008

By Tom Doggett

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Global oil supplies will remain tight through 2008 as demand grows “much faster” than the world’s major oil producers are able, or willing, to boost their petroleum output to meet, the U.S. government’s top energy forecasting agency said on Tuesday.

The collective oil inventories held by the United States and other industrialized countries will drop to just 49.3 days of expected supply needs by next February, the smallest inventory buffer since December 2004, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in its new forecast. read more

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GovernmentExecutive.com: Justice commends Interior auditor for recouping unpaid energy royalties

By Katherine McIntire Peters
[email protected]
December 12, 2007

The Justice Department’s civil division last week awarded a senior Interior Department auditor its Special Commendation Award for his efforts in reaching a $105 million settlement with an energy company found to have underpaid royalties from gas leases on federal and tribal land.

John Price, chief of enforcement at the Office of Minerals Revenue Management at Interior’s Minerals Management Service, said he accepted the award on behalf of a team involving officials from Justice and Interior. The federal investigation was launched after state auditors in New Mexico found anomalies in company reporting documents more than a decade ago. read more

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Contra Costa Times: Chevron LNG project faces setback

12/12/2007

Exxon Mobil Corp., a partner in Chevron Corp.’s Gorgon liquefied natural gas project in Western Australia, signaled production at the venture may start in 2014, as much as four years later than San Ramon-based Chevron’s most recent estimate.

The Gorgon partners, which include Royal Dutch Shell Plc, in October won final environmental approval from the Australian government to build the LNG project on the Barrow Island nature reserve off the northwest coast. Last year the venture dropped a 2006 deadline to approve the project and said deliveries would start later than the 2010 scheduled date. Chevron has since declined to estimate when the project may start up. read more

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Houston Chronicle: Energy tax proposal focuses on 5 major oil companies

By DAVID IVANOVICH
Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau
Dec. 12, 2007, 1:33PM

WASHINGTON — Senate tax writers today unveiled a revamped energy tax package that lets smaller producers off the hook and zeroes in on the major oil companies for higher taxes.

With the Senate poised to vote as early as Thursday on a $21.8 billion energy bill, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate Finance Committee want to hit up the five largest integrated oil companies — Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips, BP and Shell Oil Co. — for $9.4 billion over 10 years. read more

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Reuters: Shell mulls shifting Pernis focus to wider exports

Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:26pm GMT 

AMSTERDAM, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L: Quote, Profile, Research) is considering shifting the focus of its Dutch Pernis refinery towards wider exports and away from traditional markets such as Germany, a spokesman for the oil major said on Wednesday.

Shell has said it is mulling a 1 billion euros ($1.42 billion) investment in Pernis, Europe’s biggest refinery, over the next five to seven years, but no firm decisions have been made.

A company spokesman said that staff at the 412,000 barrels a day refinery have been told that “the focus will be towards the ocean instead of Germany, because we see a declining demand for petrol in Germany.” read more

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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: MOSOP Accuses Shell of Sabotage

Daily Champion (Lagos)
12 December 2007
Tony Ita Etim
Port Harcourt

Govement for the Survival of Ogoni People [MOSOP] has accused Shell Petroleum Development Company [SPDC] of sabotaging oil pipelines in Ogoniland.

Spokesman for MOSOP, Mr. Bari-ara Kpallap disclosed this in Port Harcourt, Rivers State while talking on the 2007 World Human Right Day which featured a protest march by Ogoni people to Shell’s headquarters.

“In the past few weeks we have seen known criminals who have damaged pipelines in the past for profit being engaged by SPDC to gain access to key parts of their pipelines. These are the same people who were arrested by the Kegbera Dere community just weeks ago for damage, which caused six oil fires that burnt for over 3 months, polluting our communities and our environment.” read more

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Shell plans algae farm for biofuel

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University of Hawaii assistant professor Zackary Johnson displays a light device that allows simultaneous growth of numerous algae cultures.

By BOB KEEFE
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Published on: 12/12/07
 
Los Angeles — A day after breaking ground in Texas on the nation’s biggest oil refinery, Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced it is building a fuel refinery of a very different type: an algae farm and laboratory in Hawaii that will produce vegetable oil that can be converted to biofuel. read more

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The Independent: Shell starts algae biodiesel research site in Hawaii

12 December 2007
By Danny Fortson
Published: 12 December 2007

Royal Dutch Shell, the oil giant, is to fund a project in Hawaii to grow algae that can be converted into biodiesel fuel.

Through a collaboration with HR Biopetroleum, a tiny government-funded start-up on the Hawaiian island of Kona, Shell has formed a new company called Cellana that will build a facility to demonstrate the commercial and technical viability of algae as a source of biodiesel. A 2.5-hectare site is being built to locate seawater ponds to grow algae, from which vegetable oil will be extracted and then converted into the fuel. read more

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The Guardian: Eco Soundings

John Vidal
Wednesday December 12 2007 Fuelling dissent

Even as ministers knuckle down in Bali to cutting the world’s fossil fuels, a new coal age begins back home – on a hilltop on the edge of Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales. Western Europe’s largest open-cast pit is about to be dug to extract 11m tonnes of coal. It will not only devastate 1,000hectares (2,470 acres), and anger communities such as Dowlais and Mountain Hare, where some houses will be less than 40m from the site, but studies predict it will lead to health problems and more than 30m tonnes of carbon dioxide being emitted. So you would think that the Welsh assembly would be worried about it. No, no, no. It is determined to go ahead with the Ffos-y-fran scheme and has done all it can to help the developers. Last week, as protesters chained themselves to heavy machinery to prevent work starting, Rhodri Morgan, Wales’s first minister, delivered the Sustainable Development Leadership lecture in Edinburgh, saying: “It’s easy to talk the talk, but the test is whether we can walk the walk. . . The national assembly is one of the few administrations anywhere in the world where there is a statutory obligation to promote [sustainable development].” read more

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The Guardian: Shell plans to take on greener tinge by growing algae

Terry Macalister ,
Wednesday December 12 2007

Shell is going to grow marine algae to convert into biofuel, the oil company announced yesterday.

The decision to build an experimental plant came as another clean-fuel pioneer, D1 Oils, called on environmentalists to end their “generic” condemnation of biofuels and support those pursuing sustainable products not in competition with food.

Shell has formed a joint venture company with HR Biopetroleum under which they will construct a demonstration facility on the Kona coast of Hawaii Island to harvest algae, which grows very rapidly and, they claim, can provide 15 times more oil a hectare than alternatives such as rape. read more

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The Times: Shell joins search for green fuel with plan to make diesel from algae

December 12, 2007
Robin Pagnamenta

As oil becomes increasingly costly and difficult to find, Royal Dutch Shell said yesterday that it was developing an unusual new fuel source: algae.

The Anglo-Dutch energy giant has begun to grow marine algae at a pilot facility in Hawaii to produce vegetable oil for processing into biofuel.

The research project has been undertaken as part of a joint venture, called Cellana, with HR Biopetroleum, an American micro-algae specialist.

Shell, which has taken a majority stake in the venture, said that algae was potentially a promising source of biofuel because it grows rapidly, is rich in vegetable oil and can be cultivated in ponds of seawater, minimising the use of fertile land and fresh water. read more

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Daily Telegraph: Shell plans to produce fuel from algae

By Russell Hotten, Industry Editor
Last Updated: 12:36am GMT 12/12/2007

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell is to invest in a new plant in Hawaii to grow marine algae that can be turned into biofuel.

Europe’s largest oil company believes it can start producing commercial quantities of the fuel after about two years, and sees EU countries as a key market.

The pilot project, announced yesterday, continues Shell’s efforts to develop new-generation fuels, although sceptics point out that other companies and government-funded groups have tried and failed to use algae in the past. read more

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Financial Times: EU wary as Russia puts a velvet glove on its iron fist

By Paul Betts
Published: December 12 2007 02:00 | Last updated: December 12 2007 02:00

A decade or so ago, Russian companies – Gazprom excepted – were almost invisible abroad. Since then, they have been growing fast, with the pace of foreign expansion accelerating.

A study published this week by Moscow’s recently founded Skolkovo school of management in partnership with the Columbia Program on International Investment shows that the foreign assets of Russia’s 25 biggest multinationals increased 2.5 times to nearly $60bn (€40.8bn) over the past two years. Since 2004, their exports have doubled to $200bn, and so have their foreign salaried workers, who now total about 130,000. read more

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Financial Times: Shell bets on algae to make biodiesel

By Ed Crooks
Published: December 12 2007 02:00 | Last updated: December 12 2007 02:00

Royal Dutch Shell hopes to build a commercial plant producing biodiesel from algae in two years’ time, following the launch yesterday of a joint venture to develop a research project in Hawaii.

The joint venture, with Hawaii-based HR Biopetroleum, will initially build a small research plant but hopes to move to a full-scale commercial plant of 20,000 hectares. Shell said it expected yields of about 60 tonnes of oil per hectare a year, meaning a full-scale plant would produce 1.2m tonnes of oil a year. read more

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