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Shell contains Nigeria oil spill caused by sabotage

Saboteurs used a hack-saw to cut through a Royal Dutch Shell oil pipeline in southern Nigeria but the Anglo-Dutch giant said on Thursday it had managed to contain the resulting spill.

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In-house Lawyer: The power of straight talking

Richard Wiseman is well on his way to becoming an institution as far as in?house lawyers are concerned. After all, very few corporate counsel have been in the job as long as the straight-talking Royal Dutch Shell lawyer.

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Shell to Sea Campaign protest plans for this weekend

This week saw the anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight others by the Shell-backed Nigerian dictatorship in 1995, and business people from Mayo would be better served by inviting someone from the Niger Delta to tell them what sort of company Shell is

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Shell says still happy to invest in oil at $50/bbl

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Jeroen van der Veer said on Thursday investing in oil projects could still be attractive with the price of $50 a barrel if taxes and royalties on oil production are not too high.

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Further email correspondence with Richard Wiseman, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Royal Dutch Shell Plc

13 November 2008

By John Donovan

In the light of an email received at 11.51 today from Richard Wiseman, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, we will not publish the article which is the subject of the correspondence, or make further comment until the correspondence is completed. The substantive response from Mr Wiseman on very serious matters deserves a detailed considered reply.

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BHP, Shell eye stake in Philippine oil, gas project

MANILA, Nov 13 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton and the Philippine unit of Royal Dutch Shell both want to bid for a 20 percent stake the government is selling in an oil and gas exploration project, a senior state official said on Thursday.

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Overnight email correspondence with Richard Wiseman, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of Royal Dutch Shell Plc

Quite frankly, given your track record it is disgraceful that you have been appointed to the position of Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Royal Dutch Shell Plc. It must be because Machiavelli is unavailable.

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IEA Says Fading Oil Production Threatens Supply

International oil majors such asExxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell PLC are being squeezed out of the world's main oil-producing areas by national oil companies.

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How to Put the Squeeze on Iran

U.S. outreach to foreign banks and to oil companies considering investing in Iran's energy sector has reportedly convinced more than 80 banks and several major potential oil-field investors to cease all or some of their business with Iran. Among them: Germany's two largest banks (Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank), London-based HSBC, Credit Suisse, Norwegian energy company StatoilHydro, and Royal Dutch Shell.

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Crash in oil exploration puts world ‘on bad path’

Fatih Birol, chief economist at the IEA, said: "We hear almost every day about a project being postponed. This is a major problem."

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Oil hits 20-month low at $56 a barrel

Crude oil sank to a fresh 20-month low even as the International Energy Agency warned of a potential global supply crisis due to delays in investment arising from price weakness and the credit squeeze.

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Motiva Enterprises LLC

Motiva Enterprises (Motiva) is a joint venture between Shell (now known as Royal Dutch Shell) and Saudi Aramco. It refines, distributes, and markets oil products in eastern and southern US. The company operates in the US. It is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Motiva is a privately held company and does not publish its financial results.

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Energy agency warns of impending supply crunch

The warning from the Paris-based agency comes at a time when major oil companies are pulling back investments during one of the most severe economic downturns in a generation.

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Woodside Forecasts 33% Jump in Spending Next Year (Update1)

Woodside Petroleum Ltd., Australia's second-largest oil and gas producer, said capital investment may jump 33 percent next year as spending increases on building the Pluto liquefied natural gas venture to tap North Asian demand.

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North Sea oil and gas reserves may pass to Brussels under proposals in the new EU constitution

According to a leaked Department of Trade and Industry memo obtained by The Telegraph (News, Nov 7), DTI civil servants are concerned that control of our North Sea oil and gas reserves may pass to Brussels under proposals in the new EU constitution.

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Irish police raid Dublin house of republican

Two people were being held last night after police investigating a bomb planted near the headquarters of the Shell oil company in Dublin two months ago raided the house on Tuesday.

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Producers in turmoil as Russian oil hits $10 a barrel

Leading Russian oil producers, including TNK-BP, BP's Russian affiliate, are grappling with a collapse in profits from the export of Siberian oil.

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