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FT: Shell image-making falls short on the forecourt

November 9, 2009 1:31pm

An old Shell gas station in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Source: Flickr

Shell is usually pretty pro-active in its approach to shaping its public image. It is eager to host and participate public discussions on climate change and CCS, and the company’s climate change scientist David Hone writes what is, for a corporate-sponsored effort, not a bad blog.

But those efforts tend to be focused on oil and gas production, or big-picture stuff such as the future of fossil fuels. They seem to be falling down a little, at least by comparison, when it comes to the somewhat more mundane downstream efforts. read more

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Shell Must Pay $19.5 million judgment for Environmental Violations at California Stations

OAKLAND, Calif. -- After finding "hundreds of environmental violations" at Shell gas stations statewide, California attorney general Edmund G. Brown Jr. said that his office has secured a $19.5 million judgment against the oil company and its affiliates, which will ensure compliance with the state's hazardous waste and underground fuel storage laws.

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Shell apologises for Poppy Appeal shambles

By Paddy Briggs

The important words in the media release below are “We apologise”! Well done Shell!

“Having reviewed our policy and listened to customers, we are happy to immediately endorse collection boxes for the Poppy Appeal at Shell petrol stations. We realise our customers have been upset by our original policy. We apologise. Our policy for some years now has been to have no collection boxes on site. The main reason for the policy was to reduce the risk of robberies that sometimes occur at site and hence minimise on-site risks for staff and customers, as we take HSSE very seriously. We support The Royal British Legion and the Poppy Appeal. We have collections in our offices. Furthermore we had already arranged with The Royal British Legion for a projection of poppies onto our building in central London to help publicise the Poppy Appeal.” read more

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Shell image-making falls short on the forecourt

Financial Times

November 9, 2009 1:31pm

by Kate Mackenzie
Shell is usually pretty pro-active in its approach to shaping its public image. But those efforts tend to be focused on oil and gas production, or big-picture stuff such as the future of fossil fuels. They seem to be falling down a little…

First, the poppy scandal. In the UK, Shell retailers are not allowing charities, including the Royal British Legion’s ubiquitous poppy appeal, to put their fundraising boxes on its service station counters. It’s easy to guess how that turned out: threats of boycotts from ex-servicemen and general accusations of heartlessness. read more

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Shell image-making falls short on the forecourt

Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 21.26.38FINANCIAL TIMES: ft.com/energysource: Shell image-making falls short on the forecourt

November 9, 2009 By Kate Mackenzie

Shell is usually pretty pro-active in its approach to shaping its public image. It is eager to host and participate public discussions on climate change and CCS, and the company’s climate change scientist David Hone writes what is, for a corporate-sponsored effort, not a bad blog.

But those efforts tend to be focused on oil and gas production, or big-picture stuff such as the future of fossil fuels. They seem to be falling down a little, at least by comparison, when it comes to the somewhat more mundane downstream efforts. read more

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Oil giant Shell faces boycott over poppy ban

YORKSHIRE POST

Published Date: 09 November 2009

Forces veterans have attacked oil giant Shell over a ban on poppy appeal collections at its petrol stations.

Veterans groups will this week discuss organising a boycott of the firm over the decision of Shell Retail, which runs more than 1,000 service stations in the UK, to impose the ban.

The issue was raised last week with the company which says it already contributes to a number of charities and would not be allowing other charities to use its forecourt network – although it has agreed to project an image of a poppy on to its corporate HQ in London to show its support. read more

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Shell surrenders after PoppyCockup

Shell internal email sent this morning to all employees and contractors in Shell in the UK

Dear Colleagues

Many of you will have seen an article yesterday in the Sunday Times. The headline was “Veterans to boycott Shell after ban on forecourt poppy sales“. The article is very critical of Shell for not allowing collections at Shell’s petrol stations in support of the Poppy Appeal and many of you may be concerned by the comments.

Our policy for some years now has been to have no collection boxes on site. The main reason for the policy was to reduce the risk of robberies that sometimes occur at site and hence minimise on-site risks for staff and customers, as we take HSSE very seriously. read more

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All change as gas reserves soar

With coal being too dirty and wind farms and nuclear power plants arriving late, it seems the world is left with a stark choice: keep on polluting or turn out the lights. Unless, that is, someone comes up with an alternative. Energy executive Rune Bjornson thinks he has the answer.

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