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U.S. Ending Oil-Royalty Program After Sex and Drugs Scandal Involving Shell

New York Times

By JOHN M. BRODER Published: September 16, 2009

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department is ending the oil and gas royalty program that ignited a major scandal last year when it was revealed that federal employees had engaged in corruption, drug use and sexual misconduct with industry officials.

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, shown here on Monday, said on Wednesday that his department is to phase out an oil and gas royalty program that ignited a major corruption scandal last year.

The Interior secretary, Ken Salazar, told a House committee on Wednesday morning that he was phasing out the royalty-in-kind program administered by the agency’s Minerals Management Service. The program allows oil companies to pay the government in oil and gas rather than in cash for the right to drill on federal lands. Recent audits have shown that the government failed to collect tens of millions of dollars in royalties owed under the program. read more

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Shell runs oil sands mine as protest enters day 2

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) said on Wednesday its Muskeg River oil sands mine in northern Alberta was operating at full production as an environmental protest at the site entered its second day.

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Job Cut Rumors Circulating Inside Royal Dutch Shell…

It is no secret that Shell is planning major job cuts.

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Pete Voser first warned of job cuts months ago but has not been forthcoming on details.

The long delay has led to numerous press articles on the subject. Just days ago the Times reported that up to 10,000 jobs are expected to go.

This has all naturally led to speculation and rumor.

Here are some currently in circulation…

Some people apparently are whispering about cullings of 20-30% in Rijswijk and head office in The Hague… read more

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Motivaman for president!

Motiva Enterprises LLC Convent Refinery

Overnight postings by Motivaman

OK, lets talk a little about a few things going on at Motiva, Convent.

First, my last post, which was over a month ago, was about a salary person violating a few of the 12 rules and nothing being done about it. Well another salary guy was caught violating the 12 rules, he was caught taking pictures in a unit without signing in or having a permit. This time Motiva terminated the employee. He was caught violating only one rule unlike the prior incident. Why was this treated different? No one knows. We have a definite inconsistency in the discipline of  these rules. I hate for anyone to loose their job, but I think this the handling of this is more along the lines of what should have been done with the prior incident. I have heard the guy whom was let go last week has lawyered up and will sue because he was fired while others were not. Motiva management is playing favorites and I’m glad they are about to get burnt! read more

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