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When Winston Churchill accused Shell of secret oil price rigging

Comment by Shell director at AGM:

We next come to a sneer by Mr. Winston Churchill which is unworthy of him.

By John Donovan

I have been described by Reuters as “A prominent critic of Royal Dutch Shell“.

I had no idea that I shared this distinction with a great man, Winston Churchill no less.

During a pre-first World War speech in the House of Commons, Churchill, in his then capacity as First Lord of the Admiralty made an attack on Shell, accusing the company of secret oil price rigging.

Extracts from pages 161/162/163 “The Prize” by Daniel Yergin.

On June 17, 1914, Churchill rose in the House of Commons to introduce a historic measure. The bill he proposed had two essential elements: First, the government would invest £2.2 million in Anglo-Persian, acquiring in turn 51 percent of the stock. read more

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AP INVESTIGATION: Oil self-regulates around globe

Across the globe, industry-driven regulation is the norm, not the exception - and critics are calling for a re-examination of a system that puts crucial safety decisions into the hands of corporations motivated by profit.

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AT&T Tapped to Provide Shell with Unified International Communications Service

This initiative is a three-year, $90 million deployment that is part and parcel of the estimated $1.6bn global strategic sourcing agreement inked by Shell and AT&T in 2008, during which Shell awarded AT&T with a contract to manage most of its telecom and IT infrastructure services.

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BP accused of cover-up

Matthew Bigg and Jeremy Pelofsky: Thu May 20, 2010 7.36pm EDT

(Reuters) – The U.S. government Thursday accused energy giant BP of falling short in the information it has provided about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, in a clear sign of Washington’s growing frustration with BP’s handling of the spiraling environmental disaster.

“In responding to this oil spill, it is critical that all actions be conducted in a transparent manner, with all data and information related to the spill readily available to the United States government and the American people,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson said in a letter. read more

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