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The Times: Severe delays and rising costs hamper Baltic Sea gas pipeline

January 7, 2008
Carl Mortished, World Business Editor

A landmark Gazprom pipeline project intended to bring vital new supplies of Siberian natural gas into Western Europe and, ultimately, Britain is suffering severe cost inflation and delays.

The first gas was expected to flow through Nord Stream by 2010, but completion and testing of the 746-mile (1,200km) pipeline, which runs the length of the Baltic Sea, has been delayed until 2011 and costs are rising fast.

Gerhard Schröder, the former German Chancellor who heads Nord Stream, has said that the cost could be several billion euros higher than the budgeted €5 billion (£3.7 billion). “We are talking €8 billion of investment here,” Mr Schröder said last month. read more

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The Sakhalin-2 whistleblower warnings which proved 100% correct

By John Donovan

On 2 June 2007, we published leaked information and serious allegations received from a highly placed Sakhalin-2 insider who made predictions about project delays which have proven to be uncannily accurate, as confirmed by press articles we have published over the Christmas/New Year period.

We have decided to republish the information received from the relevant insider along with the now infamous David Greer motivational memo we supplied to Ed Crooks at the Financial Times. Greer, a Shell Managing Director, was at the time Deputy Chief Executive of Sakhalin Energy and Project Director for Sakkalin-2, the biggest energy project in the world. Because of the stirring military tone of the Greer memo, it became the subject of a front page story in the Financial Times. It soon became apparent that Greer had borrowed the most inspiring passages of his message to demoralised Sakhalin employees from a rousing speech the legendary U.S. General George S. Patton gave to his troops prior to the D-day invasion of France in 1944. That astonishing revelaton led to countless other articles and features in the media, including Time Magazine. A short time later “General” Greer, as he is now widely known, “resigned” after a 27 year career at Shell. read more

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Crackpot or Genius? Has a Shell boffin stumbled on a scientific breakthrough?

By John Donovan

The Shell “unofficial” website of which I am co-owner – royaldutchshellplc.com – has gained a reputation for publishing leaked Shell internal email correspondence.  The most recent resulted in a news story in The Times on 5 January focused on what the article described as “gibberish” uttered by Shell CEO Jeroen van der Veer.

Today we publish more Shell internal email correspondence – perhaps the weirdest yet.

It involved a Shell boffin John Sinclair BSc, a Principal Electrical Engineer at Shell UK Exploration & Production. Sinclair apparently believes he has stumbled on a breakthrough of great potential significance. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell CEO Jeroen van der Veer: Master of Double Dutch

By John Donovan

The Times published an article yesterday, 5 January, ridiculing Jeroen van der Veer, the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. It accused him of talking in “gibberish” in relation to news of Shell IT job cuts.  His comments leaked to the website royaldutchshellplc.com were in defense of previous leaks about the job cuts published on the same website which resulted in a deluge of news media stories on a global basis over the Christmas/New Year period.

The Times article openly compared Jeroen van der Veer with the late Jerome K. Jerome, an author renowned for writing comic masterpieces. 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.

The Dallas Morning News: Think diesel

Refiner Jeff Morris says he knows how to reduce air pollution and America’s dependence on foreign oil

12:00 AM CST on Sunday, January 6, 2008
By ELIZABETH SOUDER / The Dallas Morning News
[email protected]

Jeff Morris’ dream car is a Cadillac CTS with a diesel engine.

Diesel vehicles typically use 20 percent less fuel than comparable gasoline vehicles. That means a diesel car emits less pollution and greenhouse gas than a gasoline car. And by using less fuel, diesels could cut U.S. dependence on oil. 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.
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