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Motiva refinery proceeding only because the company decided not to kill it

The Globe and Mail

In Texas, oil sands firms fight for their share

Pipeline extension to Gulf Coast refineries is key for Canadian producers

Shawn McCarthy

Port Arthur, Tex. — Globe and Mail Update Saturday, Nov. 07, 2009

There is an air of disquiet along the Gulf Coast of the United States, an industrial strip that could have a profound influence on the future of Canada’s oil-fuelled economy.

The refineries that dot the coast represent a major new market that could fuel the expansion of Canada’s oil sands producers, as well as a major pipeline player. And indeed, on the surface, growth appears to be the order of the day. But after a brief golden age, there is a growing fear along refiners’ alley that the bubble has burst. read more

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The growing phenomenon of “gripe sites” that skewer Bank of America, Starbucks, and other corporations

A Fight Back Emerges

Inching beyond single-issue protests, messages that strike at the very heart of corporate capitalism are penetrating popular culture. Witness, for example, Michael Moore’s film Capitalism: A Love Story, or the saga of Californian Ann “Rockerchic” Minch, who launched a debtor’s revolt this year when she posted a video on You Tube that railed against Bank of America for hiking her credit card interest rate.

After publicly referring to bank executives as “evil, thieving bastards,” Minch won a reduction in her interest rate. Minch’s You Tube uprising, which has received hundreds of thousands of views and inspired other anti-bank videos, could be the first shot of what the new activist calls “The American Debtor’s Revolution.” To keep the movement going, Minch maintains a website and posts follow-up videos. read more

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Calif AG: Wins $19.5 Million Court Judgment Vs Shell Gas Stations

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

By Cassandra Sweet, Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

Nov 6, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO -(Dow Jones)- A California court has ordered gasoline stations owned by units of Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSB, RDSB.LN) to pay California agencies $19.5 million for violating the state’s hazardous?waste and underground fuel storage laws, the state attorney general said Friday.

The ruling adopts a settlement reached in September between Attorney General Jerry Brown and Shell Oil Products Co. LLC, Equillon Enterprises LLC, and TMR Co., formerly Texaco Refining & Marketing Inc. read more

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Shell to pay $19.5 mln for California violations

Reuters

* California AG investigated 1,000 Shell gasoline stations

* Shell failed to maintain gasoline tanks properly -AG

* Shell admits no liability, pleased to reach settlement

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov 6 (Reuters) – California was awarded $19.5 million in a settlement against Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s (RDSa.L) U.S. unit for not storing fuel properly at filling stations in the state, Attorney General Jerry Brown said on Friday.

“Shell Oil company disregarded the state’s underground fuel storage and hazardous waste laws, committing hundreds of environmental violations at its gasoline stations across California,” Brown said in a statement. read more

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Shell Oil paying millions for tank violations

Los Angeles Times

November 6, 2009

Shell Oil Co. will pay $19.5 million in civil penalties and fees to settle a state complaint involving hundreds of environmental violations at its California gas stations.

A state investigation found problems with leak detection and monitoring of underground storage tanks, as well as hazardous waste handling at Shell gas stations across the state, according to the attorney general’s office. One of the gas stations was next door to the office of the Contra Costa County hazardous materials program. read more

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