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The dirty little secret of Shell’s reorganization

By a Shell Insider

It comes under many guises and code words, it is hushed at the high levels, among VPs, and in the HR circles, it is not to be openly recognized, it is hidden behind a thin veneer of diversity and giving opportunities to the young.

The little secret of this reorganization is blatant age discrimination. Nobody will admit to it, at least not in public, but the signs and its effects are clear: age, specifically the 55-year-old barrier, is the determining factor in appointments at the EC-1 and EC-2 levels, and it has been hinted as one of the main criteria in EC-3 decisions. read more

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Carson residents sue Shell over neighborhood contaminated with cancer-causing benzene

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Carson residents sue Shell over toxic chemical

Posted 10/15/2009 10:30 AM ET

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of Carson residents have sued Shell Oil Co., claiming it contaminated a neighborhood with cancer-causing benzene and that at least four residents have died as a result.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Long Beach Superior Court on behalf of 343 residents, involves a tank farm that Shell operated in the Los Angeles suburb from 1924 to 1967.

The residents claim Shell knowingly contaminated the Carousel neighborhood. The lawsuit also names a real estate firm that bought out the developer of the housing tract. read more

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Unloveable Shell, the Goddess of Oil

By John Donovan

Printed below is probably the most impactful article every written about Shell. It was published by the Guardian newspaper on November 15, 1997. Click here to view the original article with extraordinarily dramatic graphics

For a century, Shell has explored the Earth to make our lives more comfortable. But in its wake, says Andrew Rowell, lies corruption, despoliation and death

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh went to the Shell Centre on the Thames riverside near Waterloo last Tuesday, to crown the company’s centenary celebrations. Critics claim the timing of the Queen’s visit was slightly unfortunate: it came just one day after the second anniversary of Ken Saro-Wiwa’s death in Nigeria: he was campaigning against Shell’s oil exploitation in the region. read more

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JOHN DONOVAN REPLY LETTER TO SHELL 15 OCT 2009

15 October 2009

Mr Gavin White
Company Secretarial Department
Shell International Limited
Shell Centre
London
SE1 7NA

Your Ref: LC-SFL

Dear Mr White

Data Protection Act 1998 – Subject Access Request

Thank you for your letter dated 15 September 2009.

I have enclosed the completed Parts A & B and have supplied a copy of my drivers licence bearing my photograph.  If you want to see the original, I will have it with me outside the main front entrance of the Shell Centre on York Road at 2pm on Friday 16 October where I will be distributing leaflets relating to Shell. You are of course welcome in any event to pop outside to obtain a leaflet. read more

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Biofuel Industry Built From Scratch

Iogen, a Canadian firm backed by Shell, makes ethanol from wheat straw and supplied a Shell station in Ottawa for a month last summer

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Shell Oman Marketing Names Blascos as Chairman, Replacing Andrew Wood

By Shaji Mathew

Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) — Shell Oman Marketing Co., a oil products marketing and distribution company in Oman, appointed John Blascos as chairman, replacing Andrew Wood.

Wood resigned from the board after his retirement from Royal Dutch Shell Plc, according to a company statement to the Muscat bourse today. Royal Dutch Shell owns 49 percent of Shell Oman Marketing.

To contact the reporter on this story: Shaji Mathew in Dubai at [email protected]

Last Updated: October 15, 2009 01:18 EDT read more

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At least four deaths from Shell Oil contamination – lawsuit allegations

A law firm representing 343 residents of a Carson housing tract filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Shell Oil, alleging the company knowingly contaminated the neighborhood more than 40 years ago. The lawsuit, filed in Long Beach Superior Court, alleges that residents have been harmed, and some have died, as a result of elevated levels of benzene in the Carousel neighborhood.

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