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Corrib pipeline protestors: uninformed ignorance bordering on paranoia

By a former employee of Shell Oil USA

John,

As you know, I am not fond of the way Shell normally operates, but in some ways I find the arguments over the safety of the proposed Corrib pipeline to be based on uninformed ignorance and border upon silly paranoia.

I can understand the heated arguments about resource development policy, licensing royalties, taxes, the route of the pipeline, etc. Nobody wants one in their back yard. And there are very legitimate concerns about environmental disturbances. All of those debates are worth engaging in. read more

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Oil companies warned on North Sea accidents

MESSAGE FROM BILL CAMPBELL, RETIRED GROUP HSE AUDITOR, SHELL INTERNATIONAL

John

You may be interested in this, things are not getting better offshore and the figs for 2009/10 exclude the helicopter incident.

What should concerns offshore workers is that for example the operators or installations who are having the increase in gas releases are not highlighted in the HSE report.  It appears a fundamental weakness that you can find out how your local hospital is performing but not how the installation your friends or family are employed on is performing.  Despite pressure to provide specific data the HSE still produces general data masking from public scrutiny the worst offenders.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2010/hse-offshorestats.htm read more

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Shell proposes sea tunnel plan for Corrib pipeline

Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

The bitter battle over the 3bn euro Corrib gas discovery resumes today, now hingeing on a new plan to build a giant underwater tunnel to bring the fuel ashore.

The alternative route for the pipeline will be outlined at an An Bord Pleanala oral hearing, 10 years after the planning battle began.

The planning authority ordered Shell E&P Ltd to redesign the pipeline for a third time and move it away from homes, ruling that it posed an “unacceptable risk”. read more

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