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Shell Motiva VP Tom Purves falls victim to his own Game

By Joe Blow

It was with some elation that I heard of Mr. Purves’ fall from grace with his superiors. In fact I popped the cork on a fine bottle of wine that I have been saving for just such an occasion.  As I sipped my wine and imagined what must have happened, many theories ran through my mind, “Did Botts suddenly grow a brain”, “Did Williams realize what an idiot Purves was”, “Did Voser finally listen to the people”.  Unfortunately for so many, this is a measure of justice, not the absolute Justice we deserve. read more

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Big Oil: In the US Congress you only get what you pay for

“I have about as much faith that the US Congress will do the ‘right thing’ as I do that oil industry management will do the ‘right thing’. ZIP. ZERO. NONE. There is too much oil industry money floating around the halls of Congress.”

Comment by former employee of Shell Oil USA on the LA Times article…

BP spill may cause sea change for energy industry

There a lot of us oil industry ‘worker bees’ who have a thing or two to say about the industry. Most of us find the work in the oil industry, particularly the upstream side of the industry, fascinating, challenging, and extremely rewarding, and would not change careers if we had the chance. There isn’t another profession like it in the world.

But most of us also find the way the industry is managed to be dismally poor and outright abhorring and disgusting at times. Your blog provides a much needed outlet. read more

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Collection of links relating to drilling in the Arctic Ocean

Articles and links supplied by a former employee of Shell Oil USA.


ARTICLES

The Arctic and Shell

What happens if Statoil is involved in major Arctic Ocean blowout?

Statoil, Shell and the Arctic Ocean

LINKS

Shell Chukchi Sea Application 2010 Application for Incidental Harassment Authorization for the Non-Lethal Taking of Whales and Seals in Conjunction with Planned 2010 Exploration Drilling Program Chukchi Sea, Alaska: April 2010

(IF SHELL WISHES TO EXPLAIN HOW YOU “TAKE” A WILD MULTI -TON WHALE IN A “NONE LETHAL” FASHION, WE WILL HAPPILY PUBLISH THAT INFORMATION HERE – I HAVE CHECKED THE 50 PAGES IN THIS SHELL DOCUMENT AND CANNOT FIND AN EXPLANATION?)

I have lifted some text from the NOAA EIS that relates to the bureaucratic definitions of ‘take’ and ‘harassment’. As can be seen, they are not benign definitions. These folks talk about ‘temporary loss’ of hearing. How did they determine this with cetaceans (whales)? Do these people know what they are talking about? read more

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BP spill may cause sea change for energy industry

latimes.com

The massive leak is complicating the belief that the Gulf of Mexico is the nation’s best source of oil and natural gas. Experts predict that production will slow while regulation and deep-water drilling costs will increase.

The BP disaster has complicated the view that the Gulf of Mexico is America’s best source of crude oil and natural gas. Above, workers on an idle oil rig off the coast of Louisiana. (Lee Celano, Reuters / August 10, 2010)

By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times August 14, 2010

Not long ago, federal officials were hailing the Gulf of Mexico as America’s best source of future crude oil and natural gas.

But the disastrous BP oil leak has complicated that view and may have a greater effect on the energy industry than any incident since the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, which led to the Environmental Protection Agency and a 27-year moratorium on most offshore drilling. read more

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Corrib gas consultants apologise for omitting data on pipeline route

The Irish Times – Wednesday, July 28, 2010

LORNA SIGGINS Western Correspondent

CORRIB GAS project consultants have apologised for omitting material submitted to An Bord Pleanála as part of its new pipeline route application.

RPS Consultants have written to a number of appellants explaining that some data was omitted from the environmental impact statement.

An Bord Pleanála told The Irish Times yesterday that it was contacted by the consultants, and it believed at this stage it should not delay the resumed oral hearing, set for August 24th, into the last section of pipeline. read more

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