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Allseas Founder Edward Heerema Beaten Up In Dubai

GOOGLE TRANSLATION OF A DUTCH ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY QUOTE MAGAZINE 

18 December 2007

HEEREMA MISTREATED IN DUBAI

Oil millionaire Edward Heerema has recently been severely beaten on his vacation in Dubai by a Russian, please note the eyes of the police. A single blow delivered double jaw fracture, three broken and choose a concussion. 

Edward Heerema sat in the lounge of the luxurious Jumeirah Beach Hotel , when his attention was drawn by four Russian children who misbehaved. He spoke to them several times on their behavior, and when that did not help, Edward Heerema complained to the manager. Eventually he retired but back in his hotel room. read more

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AfricaNews.com: MTV and Shell promotes African music

Posted on Tuesday 18 December 2007 – 12:55
Ameyaw Debrah, Accra, Ghana

The world’s first music television channel MTV and petroleum giants Shell have come together to showcase young African talents to the world through the MTV Making the Video with Shell series.

According to Mr Jandre Louw, Marketing Manager of MTV Networks Africa, the MTV Making the Video with Shell initiative has been created to boost Africa’s contemporary music industry by providing creative and technical assistance for young music video directors and movie makers. read more

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Ethiopian employees accuse Shell of raiding retirement fund

By John Donovan

We recently published news of litigation brought against Shell by a trade union representing 90% of its Ethiopian employees. The article was authored by my father Alfred Donovan. We jointly operate a website described by the Financial Times as being “anti-Shell”: www.royaldutchshellplc.com

In fact our objective is to persuade Shell management to stand by the Shell Statement of General Business Principles pledging among other things, honesty, integrity and transparency in all of its dealings. If Shell senior management did operate on that basis, the reserves fraud and other scandals which have badly damaged the reputation of the oil giant in recent times could never have happened. read more

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wsws.org: Corporate oil giants scramble to plunder Iraq’s energy reserves

By James Cogan
18 December 2007

When Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki finally sent the so-called “oil law” to be passed by the parliament in July, George Bush phoned to congratulate him personally. Maliki’s failure to push the legislation through had been a source of growing frustration and anger in Washington for more than a year. The law was needed to legitimise one of the main aims of the illegal US invasion of Iraq—to allow foreign corporations to assume control over the country’s state-owned energy resources on the most lucrative of terms. read more

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Bloomberg: Australia to Name Gasoline Competition Commissioner (Update1)

By Angela Macdonald-Smith

Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) — The Australian government will appoint a commissioner to oversee competition in gasoline retailing after a report by the antitrust regulator found the nation’s four refiners operate in “a comfortable oligopoly.”

The search for a Petrol Commissioner has started and the government intends to make an announcement “in the near future,” Chris Bowen, minister for competition policy and consumer affairs, said today in an e-mailed statement. The government will also give the national competition regulator formal monitoring powers over retail gasoline prices, he said. read more

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Bloomberg: Essar to Raise $4 Billion to Triple Refining Output (Update2)

By Archana Chaudhary

Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) — Essar Oil Ltd., operator of India’s newest refinery, plans to raise $4 billion, half of it overseas, to more than triple capacity at the facility.

The funding plan will be completed next month, Naresh Nayyar, managing director, said in an interview in Mumbai. Shareholders will vote today to sell $2 billion of shares to the group, controlled by billionaires Shashi and Ravi Ruia, to fund the remainder of the Gujarat, western India-based plant.

Essar, whose shares have risen about five-fold this year, needs the funds to compete with Reliance Industries Ltd., which is using record profits to build the world’s biggest refinery complex. The Indian refiners are reliant on exports because state-set retail prices make it impossible to profit from selling gasoline, diesel and heating oil at home. read more

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