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Windfall tax is ‘still an option’

Downing Street says it has not ruled out a "windfall tax" on energy companies to pay for handouts to families struggling to meet bills.

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Crude Oil Falls on Minimal U.S. Storm Damage, Stronger Dollar

Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Total SA, ConocoPhillips and Valero Energy Corp. are among oil and gas producers, and refiners that have started initial inspections of facilities.

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Damage Hinders Residents’ Return

A spokesman for Royal Dutch Shell PLC said the company would get workers back onto its Mars and Ursa platforms as early as Wednesday to decide when to resume production. Pipelines to shore also need to be tested.

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Where there is oil and where there is trouble, you can expect to find Dick Cheney

...the real cause for concern is that we in the West have made a colossal strategic blunder over energy.

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Shell Criticized for Manipulating Environmental Audit Report

SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

Shell Criticized for Manipulating Environmental Audit Report

shell.jpgShell is accused of manipulating an independent environmental audit by AEA Technology to determine whether an oil and gas project would receive bank funding, Guardian reports.

Dozens of e-mails secured through the Freedom of Information Act show how Shell officials in London attempted to downplay and edit environmental criticism of the $22 billion Sakhalin II energy scheme. Officials persuaded AEA to disperse its findings throughout the report, rather than leaving them in one appendix. Also downplayed were experts’ concerns over the impacts of continuous noise on endangered whales, and questions about whether permits were sought before or after drilling began. read more

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Shell Earns Top Rating in Human Rights Survey (another deception)

Shell Earns Top Rating in Human Rights Survey 
HOUSTON — Shell Oil Co. received top marks from the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for its treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and consumers.

CEI’s annual survey, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, awarded Shell a 100 percent rating. The oil company joins the ranks of 259 other major U.S. businesses also recognized for related practices and procedures.

“At Shell, we believe creating an inclusive workplace that brings out the very best from our employees is fundamental to our success,” said Francene Young, vice president of diversity, inclusion and talent at Shell Oil Co. read more

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In New Orleans, Business Faces Headwinds

Some, like Shell, made huge reinvestments in the community, even buying homes for employees in nearby towns as a way of luring them back to work in the area.

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