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Australia agrees $60bn gas deal

US oil firm Chevron has signed $60bn (£36bn) worth of deals to supply natural gas to Japan and South Korea from its Gorgon project in Australia. Chevron and its partners in the project, Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil, are expected to give the go ahead for production in the coming weeks.

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Shell’s Ruthless Exploitation of Gas Station Operators

We have published today a letter received from a throughly disillusioned German businessman Peter Wittig, who for several years, operated a Shell petrol station in Germany.

We noted similarities with Shell dealers who contacted us when we operated the Shell Corporate Conscience Pressure Group. Over 200 Shell UK dealers became members. Like the German businessman, many said they had been deceived and cheated by Shell. This was partly during the period that David Pirret, now a Royal Dutch Shell Executive Vice President, was head of Shell UK Retail Department and therefore the executive responsible for the predatory behaviour.  Like Peter Wittig, many Shell UK retailers could not reconcile Shell’s ruthless unscrupulous conduct with the pledges of ethical trading proclaimed in the Shell General Business Principles. read more

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Story of a disillusioned German Shell Station operator

We have printed below a Google Translation from German to English of a letter received from Joachim Peter Wittig, who for several years, operated a Shell petrol station in Germany. Although far from satisfactory, the translation does communicate the basic points being made by Peter Wittig. The original in German language is also provided. It is clear from what is stated that Mr Wittig does not believe the deeds of Shell management match with the pledges of honesty, integrity etc proclaimed in Shell General Business Principles.

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Leaked Email from Shell VP Tom Purves reveals confidential Motiva Business Plans

By “Jo Blow”, a Shell/Motiva Insider.

I was asked to provide commentary on the email below which is a Shell/Motiva leaked email provided to this site by another insider.  This email is believed to be authentic and authored by the sender Tom Purves, Regional Vice President of Downstream Manufacturing for The Americas Gulf Coast Region.  The email was sent to the General Manager of the Motiva Norco Refinery, some site and corporate business planning people, and several finance people. read more

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Stanlow Refinery Workers Ready to Fight Shell

Ed O’Keeffe Photography

On 18 August, The Sunday Times published an article: “Essar bids for British oil refinery in Shell auction“. It revealed that “Essar, the Indian energy, steel and shipping group, has made a bid for Royal Dutch Shell’s Stanlow refinery at Ellesmere Port…”

The unionised group at the refinery held a general meeting last night regarding the plan, under the Voser restructuring process, to sell the refinery (and its workers) to the highest bidder. A related self-explanatory leaked email is published below. read more

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Shell Stanlow Refinery Sale Update

We are in possession of current information relating to the pending sale of the Shell Stanlow Refinery (and its workers) to the highest bidder.

It includes information about a meeting held last night and a related meeting taking place at the refinery today.

We also have a current related Shell internal email.

All will be published, hopefully later today, provided we receive permission from our insider sources.

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Harry Brekelmans To Become Shell Exec VP For Strategy, Planning

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

SEPTEMBER 10, 2009, 4:31 A.M. ET

MOSCOW (Dow Jones)–The chief executive of Salym Petroleum Development NV, Harry Brekelmans, is to become Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s (RDSA.LN) executive vice president for strategy and planning, as he steps down as head of the Russia-based joint venture between Sibir Energy PLC (SBE-LN) and Shell, SPD said Thursday.

Brekelmans will be replaced by Simon Durkin, formerly Shell’s managing director for exploration and production in China.

The Salym field in West Siberia is the largest onshore investment project with foreign capital in Russia’s energy sector. read more

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HSBC cuts BP, Shell ratings

MARKETWATCH

By Steve Goldstein
Sep 10, 2009, 4:25 a.m. EST

EXTRACT

LONDON (MarketWatch) — HSBC says the European oil sector is facing headwinds as it downgraded BP to neutral from overweight and Royal Dutch Shell to underweight from neutral. “The sector looks undervalued long term but weak oil prices, cheap U.S. gas and soft refining margins pose short-term risks,” the broker said. It prefers defensive plays like Eni.

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BG’s huge find propels Brazilian oil to centre stage

A vast new oilfield off the coast of Brazil could contain up to two billion barrels of crude, providing fresh evidence that a spate of discoveries in the region is opening up a new frontier for the global oil industry.

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Heavyweights of the black stuff size up the competition

Times Online

September 10, 2009

David Wighton: Business Editor’s Commentary

Size matters. In the oil industry, your worth is measured in hundreds of millions of barrels and yesterday BP and BG Group were standing at the bar sizing up each other’s discoveries.

Last week, BP was crowing about Tiber, an offshore discovery at record depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico, with between 4 and 6 billion barrels of oil in place. Yesterday, BG was yesterday claiming that Guara, another deepwater prospect, this time off the coast of Brazil, was bigger. read more

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