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Shell: deep-water oil drilling will go on

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• Voser says rising demand forces search for new sites
• Storm threatens clean-up operation of BP’s Gulf spill

Graeme Wearden: Sunday 27 June 2010 19.09 BST

A heavily-oiled bird is rescued from the waters of Barataria Bay, which are laden with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill. Photograph: Gerald Herbert/AP

Royal Dutch Shell‘s boss, Peter Voser, insisted that today it was not possible to satisfy the world’s growing energy demands without drilling for oil in deep-water reserves, despite the ongoing environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

At a conference in South Africa, Voser defended the oil industry’s push into deeper oil reserves and said Shell would continue to play its part, even as a tropical storm threatened to disrupt BP‘s efforts to clean up oil off the coast of Louisiana. read more

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Shell Corrib protester Maura Harrington jailed again

Maura Harrington (right), a local Shell to Sea campaigner was arrested on her way home yesterday from a funeral in Mayo, and taken to prison for refusing to pay fines relating to ‘offences’ while engaged in protests against Shell’s experimental raw gas pipeline and inland refinery.

Shell to Sea is a campaign based in Erris, County Mayo, Ireland which opposes the construction of a natural gas pipeline through Rossport, and also opposes the ongoing construction by Royal Dutch Shell, Statoil and Marathon Oil of a refinery at Bellanaboy intended to refine the natural gas from the Corrib gas field. The stated aim of the campaign is that the gas be refined at sea, rather than inland, as is done with Ireland’s only other producing gas field off County Cork. They maintain the proximity of a natural gas pipeline is a risk to local residents. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell: deep drilling must continue

Associated Press. 06.27.10, 12:30 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South AfricaRoyal Dutch Shell says rising demand means deep-water drilling must continue, but that competitor British Petroleum’s massive Gulf of Mexico spill offers lessons.

At a business and political forum in Cape Town, Royal Dutch Shell PLC ( RDSA news people ) chief executive Peter Voser said Sunday: “Given the rise in the population and rise in developing world of energy needs, we will have to develop those resources in deep waters ….” read more

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Shell employee kidnapped in Nigeria: army

(AFP) – Sunday 27 June 2010

LAGOS — Nigerian kidnappers have seized a local employee of Anglo-Dutch oil group Shell in the country’s oil hub of Port Harcourt, a military spokesman said Sunday.

“I heard that a Shell worker has been kidnapped in Port Harcourt. But I don’t have the details,” Colonel Timothy Antigha, spokesman for the military Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta told AFP.

Shell spokesman Tony Okonedo declined to comment on the incident, saying “the company does not speak on security issues”. read more

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Deep waters obscure case for oil investment

Financial Times

By Neil Hume

Published: June 25 2010 18:47 | Last updated: June 25 2010 18:47

Extracts:

At the very least investors should now be more wary of investing in a sector where a company the size of BP can see its share price halve in a little over two months and come under such political pressure that it feels the need to halt dividend payments and set up a $20bn compensation fund.

Shell has a more diversified portfolio and most of its important developments – the Pearl gas to liquids plant in Qatar and Canadian oil sands – do not involve deepwater drilling. Even so, it still has material operations in the Gulf of Mexico. read more

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My pipe dream that was a big nightmare

THE SUNDAY TIMES

Shell chief Terry Nolan is confident that despite being a decade late and three times over budget, Corrib will win over its critics

Mark Paul Published: 20 June 2010

Like another oil firm in big trouble at the moment, Shell caused a lot of upset, which Nolan accepts. ‘If I was doing it all again, we would put more effort into understanding the community,’ he says

Terry Nolan, the managing director of Shell Exploration and Production (E&P) Ireland, picks up the microphone and addresses the 700 construction workers gathered at Shell’s Bellanaboy gas refinery, near Rossport on the wild northern Mayo coast.

The refinery will serve the contentious Corrib gas field, located 83km out in the Atlantic Ocean. read more

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