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Shell praise of its arch critics – the Donovans

What Royal Dutch Shell Plc had to say about The Sunday Times article – “Two men and a website mount vendetta against an oil giant

“You know the background to this one. The Donovans come across well in the story”

The comment was contained in a Shell internal email sent on the day the article was published, 19 July 2009. The names of Shell employees involved in the email correspondence have been deleted to protect their identity. read more

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Motiva Port Arthur Plants FCCU Shut Down Friday – Filing

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) -The Motiva Port Arthur refinery operated by Shell Oil reported that the fluid catalytic cracking unit went offline due to equipment failure Friday morning, according to a filing submitted to state environmental regulators.

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Dutch Court to Decide on Shell Lawsuits

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

JANUARY 9, 2010

By SPENCER SWARTZ

LONDON — A Dutch civil court in The Hague is expected to decide Wednesday whether to hear two lawsuits accusing Royal Dutch Shell PLC of failing to properly maintain pipelines.

According to the suits, Shell’s lax maintenance led to spills in late 2005 that eventually ruined some Nigerian fishing areas and farmland.

Last month, the same Dutch court ruled that a similar case against Shell will go to trial starting Feb. 10. The three cases against Shell seek unspecified financial damages and were filed by the U.K. advocacy group, Friends of the Earth, on behalf of Nigerian farmers. read more

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Gale Norton’s Questionable Oil Industry Work

THE HUFFINGTON POST: Colorado’s Top 5 Scandals of 2009

Luis Toro: Director, Colorado Ethics Watch

Posted: January 8, 2010 10:20 AM

Gale Norton’s Questionable Oil Industry Work: In September 2009 the Department of Justice issued subpoenas as part of an investigation into Bush administration Interior Secretary and former Colorado Attorney General Gale Norton. The Department of Justice is reportedly investigating whether Gale Norton used her position in the Interior Department to benefit Royal Dutch Shell by allowing her department to enter into three potentially lucrative amendments to oil leases with Royal Dutch Shell on federal land in Colorado, then took a job as an adviser to the oil-shale division of Royal Dutch Shell. read more

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CTV Montreal: Union reps fight to save Shell refinery

Union leaders at the Montreal-East Shell refinery say they aren't going down without a fight.

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