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Voser claims Shell has nothing to learn from the BP disaster: Is this really true?

By John Donovan

It was reported in an article in The Guardian and elsewhere that Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser has said:

“We would not have drilled the well [BPs Deepwater Horizon] in the same way. We have got other safety procedures across the globe. But I think that for some companies there will be some learning from this.” read more

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Kenya: Court Blocks Sale of Shell Until Staff Dues Are Paid

PROTEST BY SHELL EMPLOYEES IN MOROCCO OVER SHELL PLANS TO EXIT 21 AFRICAN COUNTRIES WITHOUT SEVERANCE OR COMPENSATION PAYMENTS

Business Daily (Nairobi)

Benson Wambugu 2 July 2010

More than 180 employees of Kenya Shell have successfully blocked the oil marketer from selling its business to Oil Libya Holding Company until their statutory dues are settled.

Oilibya is said to have made a Sh160 billion offer for the downstream African operations of the Anglo-Dutch transnational.

An injunction was on Thursday issued by the Industrial Court restraining the oil giant from selling or transferring its assets to Oilibya before receiving written consent that the employees were agreeable to the transition. read more

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Nigerians angry at oil pollution double standards

CNN

By Christian Purefoy, CNN// // -1) {document.write('June 30, 2010 -- Updated 1133 GMT (1933 HKT)');} else {document.write('June 30, 2010 7:33 a.m. EDT');} // ]]>June 30, 2010 — Updated 1133 GMT (1933 HKT) Niger Delta, Nigeria (CNN) — Nigeria’s Niger Delta is one of the most oil-polluted places on the planet with more than 6,800 recorded oil spills, accounting for anywhere from 9 million to 13 million barrels of oil spilled, according to activist groups.

But occurring over the 50 years since oil production began in the Delta, this environmental disaster has never received the attention that is now being paid to the oil-spill catastrophe hitting the U.S. Gulf coast.

“The whole world is trembling and even the president of America had to do a personal visit to the site. The U.S. will have put serious measures in place to stop such situations happening in the future,” said Ken Tebe — a local environmental activist who is visibly shaken by what he regards as a double standard. read more

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Shell Says Australia Resource Tax ‘Strikes Right Balance’

July 2 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc, among companies planning more than $40 billion of investment in Queensland gas projects, said Australia’s revised resources tax offers the appropriate benefits for the public and companies.

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Swedish BP chairman ‘whisked married lover on luxury cruise as oil spill chaos erupted’

By Daniel Bates
Last updated at 11:59 PM on 1st July 2010

He was brought in as a steady hand to make BP’s troubles go away.

But chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg has put the company back into the spotlight, this time with embarrassing revelations about his personal life.

The gaffe-prone Swede is said to have begun an affair with a married mother-of-three just as his own marriage collapsed.

So enamoured was he with Louise Julian that within days of the oil spill erupting, he allegedly whisked her away for a cruise on board his 77-foot luxury yacht, the Cygnus Montanus II. read more

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