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Deeply ingrained culture of dishonesty and cover-up at Royal Dutch Shell

John Donovan

For several years, Shell Oil Products, a division of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, was complicit in a sleazy fraud perpetrated on customers at an oil lube chain in Illinois.

I published an article on the subject in August 2007.

USA consumer fraud involving Pennzoil and Shell Oil Products

As a result of Shell being legally compelled to supply me with Shell internal communications, we now know about the frantic activity that was going on inside Shell at the time in relation to my article about the scam. (Some information has been redacted from the emails by Shell on claimed legal grounds) read more

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Labour issues hold up Shell’s sale of Stanlow refinery

FINANCIAL CHRONICLE Mumbai

Labour issues hold up Essar’s deal with Shell

By Yassir A Pitalwalla   Jan 19 2010, Mumbai

Royal Dutch Shell has for the second time extended its exclusive negotiations with Essar Energy Holdings on the sale of three of its European refineries. The two sides still have to settle issues relating to personnel, pensions and health, and safety and environment liabilities.

The exclusive talk period was first extended in November and is believed to have ended in December.

David Williams, spokesperson for Royal Dutch Shell, confirmed to Financial Chronicle that the exclusive negotiations were still on but declined to give details. An Essar spokesperson gave the same response.

An industry official said Ruia family members and senior executives, including Essar Oil’s managing director Naresh Nayyar, are negotiating with Royal Dutch Shell. He said some issues had already been settled. But pensions, human resource deployment and contracts and potential liabilities with respect to health safety and environment are still unresolved issues.
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Shell Investors Seek Review of Oil-Sands Operations

BLOOMBERG

By Fred Pals

Jan. 19 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s second-largest oil company, faces shareholder scrutiny of the investment risks at its Canadian oil-sands projects as environmental groups object to development plans.

A coalition of 142 shareholders have requested a review of the risks, in a resolution to be addressed at Shell’s annual meeting in May, according to FairPensions, which is coordinating the investor campaign. A statement from FairPensions cited a likely increase in carbon costs and potential damage to Shell’s reputation from environmental degradation as some of the risks. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Four Shell kidnapped contractors released in Nigeria

Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta denied involvement in the abduction of the contractors.

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) — Four Shell contractors — three Britons and a Colombian — have been released after being kidnapped a week ago, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday.

The abductions in the oil-rich Niger Delta happened last Tuesday when attackers ambushed a bus in which the four were traveling, according to Rita Inoma, a police spokeswoman in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

The former hostages were doing well, Inoma said. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

BP Shines Among UK Oil Companies; Shell Suffers

The speed with which cost savings and efficiencies introduced in the program can filter through to Shell's financial performance will determine whether the company can return to profit growth early in the first half of the year, or if that recovery will be delayed to the third or fourth quarter as some analysts fear.

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

It’s One Shell of a building, but will giant oil company stay put?

culturemap HOUSTON

By Ralph Bivins January 18th, 2010 at 12:00 AM

A big change may be in store for the first downtown skyscraper developed by the legendary Gerald D. Hines — the 50-story One Shell Plaza in the center of Houston. There’s credible market intelligence indicating that Shell Oil — the namesake tenant of the landmark building — could be moving out, or at least shrinking its presence significantly.

“Shell is clearly talking about downsizing its downtown offices,” says Sanford Criner, executive vice president of the CB Richard Ellis real estate firm. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
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