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Peak oil is coming, and we’re unready

Jeroen van der Veer, chief of Royal Dutch Shell, earlier this year predicted 2015 as the year the world reaches peak production. John Hess of Hess Corp. said: "An oil crisis is coming in the next 10 years. It's not a matter of demand. It's not a matter of supplies. It's both."

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Paddy Briggs leadership of ‘the world’s largest re-imaging programme’

(UPDATED INFORMATION: AS OF JAN 2010, PADDY BRIGGS BECAME AN ELECTED TRUSTEE OF THE SHELL CONTRIBUTORY PENSION FUND)

By John Donovan

As regular visitors are aware, former Royal Dutch Shell executive, Paddy Briggs, is a welcome contributing author of insightful articles on this website.

Paddy is a modest fellow so it was interesting to stumble across a reference to him and his leadership at Shell of ‘the world’s largest re-imaging programme’ on pages 378/379 of the book: “A CENTURY IN OIL” read more

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Oil shale stuck between rock and wild place

Over five years here, Shell Oil conducted a series of secretive experiments that have the potential to blow open the status quo of North American oil production, unlocking the vast reserves of oil shale that underlie Colorado's Western Slope.

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Solitaire sails into an Irish storm

Printed below is a request received from Maura Harrington from the Sea to Shell Campaign followed by her email correspondence with Allseas, the Swiss-based owner of the Solitaire, the worlds largest and most powerful offshore pipelaying vessel expected to arrive shortly in Broadhaven Bay, Ireland, after being chartered by Shell.

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Europe’s energy source lies in the shadow of Russia’s anger

Behind the tanks in Ossetia are key oil and gas pipelines...

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Hillbillies making millions out of American gas rush

The world's biggest natural gas exploration companies, including Shell, Conoco, Chesapeake, Petrohawk and EnCana, have descended on the vast area between the Arkansas border and Shreveport, Louisiana, to tap what most experts agree is a reservoir of about 240 trillion cubic feet of gas.

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Georgia: More trouble in the pipeline

The crisis in Georgia has focused minds on the supply of oil to western Europe via lines that cross - and avoid - Russia.

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A divided West plays into Russia’s hands

Both Shell and BP have been the victims of Russia’s resource nationalism and Ukraine and Georgia have been on the receiving end of Moscow’s use of the energy weapon. Fast forward a few years and Britain and other EU countries could find the lights going out, courtesy of Russia, and there would be little anybody could do about it.

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