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Drilling Rules Shake-Up Puts New Regulator in Spotlight

The debate over when it will be safe to restart offshore drilling was also evident last week at a hearing of the presidential commission, as an executive of Royal Dutch Shell PLC sparred with a leader of the World Wildlife Fund over whether drilling off the coast of Alaska—where Shell has a stalled project—was safer or riskier than in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Selfishness won’t pay off, says Shell

Daily Mail: Selfishness won’t pay off, says Shell

“Shell refused to comment on whether it is reviewing the role of its auditors, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The accountants may be targeted by the US law firm leading the class action suits against the embattled oil major.”

By Ruth Sunderland

30 August 04

EMBATTLED oil giant Shell is introducing a new bonus scheme next year to stamp out a selfish ‘me-first’ culture and encourage workers to devote themselves to the greater good of the company.

The group has come under fire for its lavish payouts to former bosses ousted in the wake of the reserves scandal that dragged it into unprecedented disgrace.

Sir Philip Watts received a £lm payoff and Dutchman Walter van de Vijver got £2.5m.

Boss Jeroen van der Veer said he hoped the new incentive plan would encourage staff to prioritise ‘enterprise first’ rather than ‘self first’. read more

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Deadly environmental contamination by Shell chemicals

The ‘pests’ won this ‘chemical war’, of course. That was pre-ordained by the biological laws of nature (natural selection, etc.). They adapted and became biologically resistant to the deadly chemicals. How about that. Darwin was correct. Who would have thought? Not Shell (or did they?).

Comment by a former employee of Shell Oil USA

I got to thinking about the Dr. Stangelove (Peter Sellers above) themed editorial recently published on this website…

“HOW I LEARNED TO QUIT WORRYING AND LOVE SHELL PESTICIDES”

And as strange as it may seem, the ‘fall out’ from Shell’s very nasty, long lived pesticides Dieldrin/Aldrin is as persistent and deadly as the radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons. Those pesticides poison everything, cause cancer, produce birth defects, etc., and can produce health problems many years after exposure. And pesticide laden dust from agricultural fields travels with the wind just like ‘radioactive fallout’. read more

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Shell says close to finishing new Nigeria pipeline

LAGOS | Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:52am EDT

LAGOS Aug 30 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said on Monday its Nigerian joint venture was close to completing a new $1.1 billion pipeline to the Bonny export terminal which will have a capacity of 600,000 barrels per day (bpd). read more

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Protesters take Shell action to Dublin

The Irish Times – Monday, August 30, 2010

PAUL CULLEN

CAMPAIGNERS AGAINST the Corrib gas pipeline in Co Mayo yesterday raised a Shell flag at the Custom House in Dublin in an ironic re-enactment of an iconic second World War photograph.

The protesters recreated the raising of the US flag on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima to show that “the Shell takeover of Ireland is now complete”, they said. The group from Dublin Shell to Sea called on Minister for the Environment John Gormley, whose office is in the Custom House, to reject Shell’s application for a foreshore licence for the pipeline project. read more

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Risk-Taking Rises as Oil Rigs in Gulf Drill Deeper

By JAD MOUAWAD and BARRY MEIER

A version of this article appeared in print on August 30, 2010, on page A1 of the New York edition.

Mike Duhon/Royal Dutch Shell, via European Pressphoto Agency: Shell’s Perdido platform in the Gulf of Mexico will eventually pump oil from 35 wells.

In a remote reach of the Gulf of Mexico, nearly 200 miles from shore, a floating oil platform thrusts its tentacles deep into the ocean like a giant steel octopus.

The $3 billion rig, called Perdido, can pump oil from dozens of wells nearly two miles under the sea while simultaneously drilling new ones. It is part of a wave of ultra-deep platforms — all far more sophisticated than the rig that was used to drill the ill-fated BP well that blew up in April. These platforms have sprung up far from shore and have pushed the frontiers of technology in the gulf, a region that now accounts for a quarter of the nation’s oil output. read more

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