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Blair in secret talks with Gaddafi: Lockerbie families’ fury as ex-Premier is treated like a ‘brother’ by dictator just days after denying links with Libya

By James Chapman and Nabila Ramdani
Last updated at 10:25 PM on 16th July 2010 Comments (203)

DAILY MAIL FRONT PAGE LEAD STORY SATURDAY 17 JULY 2010

EXTRACT: 2004: Prime Minister Tony Blair makes the first government visit to Libya since 1943. He offers the Colonel the ‘hand of friendship’. Big trade deals followed involving BP, Shell and BG Group.

Tony Blair was flown to Libya for secret talks with Colonel Gaddafi just days after denying he was an adviser to the dictator.

Mr Blair was ‘entertained as a brother’, a senior Libyan government source has revealed.

He told the Daily Mail that the former prime minister had offered Gaddafi, with whom he is on first-name terms, ‘a great deal of invaluable advice’.

Secret talks: Tony Blair was flown to Libya to discuss international and domestic issues with Colonel Gaddafi – days after denying he was an adviser to the dictator read more

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How BP’s oil spill mess could be much worse

washingtonpost.com

By Kyle Thompson-Westra

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been with us nearly three months, and the news just isn’t getting better. Even when there’s hope of a cleanup, an accident sends us back nearly to square one. The American public is incensed, the finger-pointing refuses to end, the U.S.-British “special relationship” is straining, an offshore moratorium is declared but overruled, and even as the blown-out gulf well was sealed Thursday, anxiety lingered about whether the cap would hold. It’s a mess in every sense of the word. read more

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Quebec court delays closure of Shell refinery

A Quebec court has extended an injunction on Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s plans to close its Montreal refinery in a partial victory for the plant’s union as it tries to save about 500 jobs.

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Shell Canada refinery needed $600M investment

The Montreal Gazette

The Gazette July 16, 2010 4:28 PM

The Shell refinery in Montreal East is slated to become a fuel-storage facility, resulting in the loss of about 500 jobs.
Photograph by: Marcos Townsend, Montreal Gazette

Shell Canada disclosed Friday its 130,000-barrels-daily Montreal East oil refinery needed $600 million of capital investment to stay competitive and avoid conversion into a distribution terminal.

In an advertisement carried in several newspapers, the company said any potential buyer of the refinery “had to be able to finance a fair purchase price, the cost of working capital ($400-$500 million) and needed capital investments (another $600 million).” read more

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