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Court steps into dispute between Shell, stations

Monday June 15, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into a dispute between Shell Oil Co. and gas station operators who claim the oil company tried to drive them out of business.

The justices, in an order Monday, say they will hear arguments next year in a case involving eight Shell station operators in Massachusetts who are fighting changes in lease terms that they say were intended to convert stations run by franchisees to company-owned facilities.

A federal jury awarded the gas station operators $3.3 million. The Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld some aspects of the verdict and overturned others. read more

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Concern at ‘deteriorating’ Corrib row

LABOUR PARTY president Michael D Higgins has expressed concern about a “deteriorating situation” with the Corrib gas project in north Mayo, following the sinking last week of a fishing vessel in Broadhaven Bay.

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No cover for sunk vessel due to ‘act of terrorism’

Shell EP Ireland has “emphatically”rejected “the allegation that people employed on the Corrib gas project were involved in any way in the incident”. Mr O’Donnell said he never accused Shell staff of involvement. He voiced concerns over a month ago about security staff working for Shell at Glengad.

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Gardai: sinking story is fishy

Gardai say they have found no evidence to support claims by a prominent Shell to Sea protester that armed commandos sank his shellfish boat off the coast of Mayo last week.

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