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Pump It Up: The Development of Iraq’s Oil Reserves

By Vivienne Walt Monday, Dec. 07, 2009 Walking the line: Iraqi police patrol a vulnerable oil pipeline feeding a southern refinery Nabil al-Jurani / AP

In the spring of 2003, more than a million people marched through the streets of cities across Europe and the U.S. to rail against U.S. plans to invade Iraq and oust Saddam Hussein. Amid the chants for peace was an angry accusation: the war was merely a grab by Western companies for Iraq’s vast oil reserves.

Nearly seven years on — and after more than 4,600 Americans and tens of thousands of Iraqis have been killed — Iraq’s natural resources are only now emerging as spoils of war. As U.S. troops prepare to withdraw from the country next year, some of the world’s biggest energy companies, among them ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell, are racing to lock up multibillion-dollar deals with officials in Baghdad that will allow them to exploit the country’s giant oil fields. The deals will not only allow Big Oil to return to Iraq for the first time since Saddam nationalized the industry in 1972. By modernizing a production system wrecked by conflict and embargoes, Iraq’s exports could also get a huge boost, putting the country’s parlous economy on firmer footing and allowing Iraq to take its place as an oil power almost equal to Saudi Arabia. (Watch a video about the gas shortage in Iraq.) read more

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John Donovan email correspondence with Shell lawyers 28 Nov 2009

From: John Donovan <[email protected]>
Date: 28 November 2009 10:16:41 GMT
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: Data Protection Act 1998 – SAR

Dear Mr White.

Thank you for your email dated 27 November.

I note that you ignored my question about what, in Shell’s view, constitutes a “reasonable interval” between SAR applications from the same applicant. A response on that matter will be made after I receive the delivery of the promised information on or before 1st December i.e. by next Wednesday. read more

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Sarawak Shell staff want govt to stop impending retrenchment

The Star Online

Published: Saturday November 28, 2009 MYT 3:31:00 PM

By STEPHEN THEN

MIRI: Employees of oil-giant Sarawak Shell are seeking Government help to stop an impending large-scale retrenchment exercise to be carried out by the oil and gas producer throughout this state.

The Sarawak Shell Staff Union, which represents 2,700 workers, submitted a memorandum of appeal on Saturday to the state government through Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam, pleading with the Government to intervene to save their jobs.

Union secretary Solomon Nayup and a delegation of top union officials met with Dr Chan at the Sarawak United People’s Party Miri headquarters here and appealed to Dr Chan to forward their plight to the higher state and Federal authorities. read more

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