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Bomb left outside Shell’s Dublin office

 

Times Online September 16, 2008

Bomb left outside Shell’s Dublin office

A bomb left outside the Dublin offices of the energy giant Shell has been described as a “sinister development” by the company.

Irish Army bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion on the device, which was discovered near the entrance to the offices of Shell E&P Ireland in central Dublin on Monday night.

Shell is building a controversial gas pipeline from the offshore Corrib gas field on Ireland’s west coast, during which there have been violent protests at Rossport in north County Mayo. read more

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Battle Over Chevron’s “Amazon Chernobyl” Comes to Washington, D.C.

The Ecuadorians have accused Texaco (bought by Chevron in 2001) of committing the worst oil-related disaster on the planet on their ancestral lands - one at least 30 times worse than the Exxon Valdez spill.

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Nigerian Militants Launch Fresh Attacks on Pipelines

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta said in a statement that its fighters used explosives to destroy a pipeline operated by the local unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC

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Crude Slips on Credit Crisis Fears

Crude fell despite an attack Monday by militants on an oil-pumping station operated by the local unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC in southern Nigeria with dynamite and other explosives, which killed at least one guard in the third day of heavy battles between the armed forces and militants fighters.

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Market Tumult Spurs Fear — and Hope, Too

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Market Tumult Spurs Fear — and Hope, Too

Some Investors Say 
Time to Get Out; 
Others See a Chance

The latest grim dispatch from Wall Street is spreading a pall over Main Street.

Jonathan Kelly, 40, the senior vice president of a Los Angeles toy company, skipped work Monday morning and went with his wife, Sigal, to their Merrill Lynch branch in Beverly Hills. They closed two accounts totaling $200,000 that they had held for their children’s college education.

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“When the Fed didn’t bail out Lehman, we knew it was time to get out,” says Mr. Kelly. He says the troubles of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Bear Stearns Cos. spurred him and his wife to move their money to banks that were not involved in “the real estate and mortgage mess.” read more

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Nigerian Militant Group Strikes Shell, Kills Guard

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

SEPTEMBER 16, 2008

Nigerian Militant Group Strikes Shell, Kills Guard

LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s oil-production woes in Nigeria worsened Monday as the country’s main militant group launched new attacks on energy infrastructure, killing a Shell station guard.

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta said it launched an attack early Monday on a Shell crude-gathering station near Nigeria’s main oil city, Port Harcourt. The assault was in retaliation for recent clashes with the country’s military.

Oil prices didn’t react to the latest incursion, underscoring the shift in sentiment in the global crude market, which for months has rallied on the violence and production problems in the Niger Delta, Nigeria’s main oil-producing region. read more

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The majors: The older oil giants move into a new and troubled world

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...at every turn the oil majors risk coming up against competitors that are more expert than they are.

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Oil investors warned of environment risk

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Investors in Royal Dutch Shell and BP are facing growing risks as a result of the companies' involvements in Canada's oil sands, fund managers and campaign groups will tell a meeting in London today.

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Oil groups probed in ethics scandal

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Oil groups probed in ethics scandal

By Sheila McNulty

Published: September 16 2008 03:00 | Last updated: September 16 2008 03:00

A US congressional committee is investigating the role of oil companies in an ethics scandal in the Interior Department agency responsible for collecting oil and gas royalties.

Edward J. Markey, chairman of the select committee on energy independence and global warming, said yesterday he had sent letters to the heads of oil companies named in the investigation, Shell, Chevron and Gary Williams Energy. read more

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Seven-month low for crude but gold rises

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Nigerian militants declared an "oil war" on Sunday and fighting continued for a third successive day with an attack on a Royal Dutch Shell installation.

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Scramble to tap Canada’s potential

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Shell is more heavily committed: oil sands represent only 2.4 per cent of its total production but more than 9 per cent of its reserves, and almost 23 per cent of its oil reserves.

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Explosives found at Shell’s Ireland office

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Army bomb experts made safe a small explosive device outside the Dublin offices of the Irish unit of Royal Dutch Shell late on Monday, Ireland's Defence Forces said on Tuesday.

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Bomb defused outside Shell headquarters in Dublin

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Shell Ireland is describing the discovery of an explosive device outside its offices in Dublin as a "sinister development".

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Nigerian Militants Claim Sabotage of Shell Pipeline (Update1)

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Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Nigerian militants claimed responsibility for sabotaging an oil pipeline operated by a unit of Royal Dutch Shell Plc as attacks against the oil industry in the Niger River delta entered a fourth day.

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Nigeria militants ‘raze’ Shell oil complex

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The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta said its militant forces "stormed" the Alakiri flow station complex, operated by the Shell Petroleum Development Company, set fire to the facility and "razed it to the ground."

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Nigerian militants attack oil station, kill 1

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Fighters in about 10 speedboats launched the pre-dawn raid on security personnel at the site operated by the local unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, said Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, a military spokesman in the southern Niger Delta region. He said the militants used dynamite and other explosive devices in the attack in a third day of clashes with military personnel.

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Crude Calms During Financial Storm

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With Hurricane Ike menacing oil production facilities along the Gulf Coast and Nigerian rebels waging war on Royal Dutch Shell in protest of its control of the country's oil supply, the costly commodity has been in the cross-hairs--though you'd never know it by the price. Futures slid below $100 a barrel on Monday, dipping to lows not seen since February.

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