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US judges dismiss Nigerian violence case vs Shell

Fri Sept 17, 2010 2:08pm EDT

* Corporations not liable for rights violations -court

* Dissenting opinion calls it blow to international law

* Case involves Nigerians executed over 1990s protests (Adds Alien Tort expert says strong dissent suggests further appeal likely)

By Grant McCool

NEW YORK, Sept 17 (Reuters) – A U.S. Appeals Court on Friday dismissed a case against Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) in which the oil company was accused of helping Nigerian authorities violently suppress protests against oil exploration in the 1990s.

Judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York ruled that until the Supreme Court deemed otherwise, corporations could not be held liable in U.S. courts for violations of international human rights law. read more

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Nigeria Acquires a 50% Stake in Three Oil Exploration Blocks From Shell

Bloomberg

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo – Sep 17, 2010 3:01 PM GMT+0100

Nigeria acquired a 50 percent stake in three “major oil mining leases” from Royal Dutch Shell Plc, according to the state-owned energy company.

The licenses, known as 4, 38, and 41, can produce as much as 180,000 barrels a day, Austen Oniwon, chief executive officer of Nigeria National Petroleum Corp., said in an e-mailed statement today. Financial details weren’t disclosed.

They will be operated by the Nigeria Petroleum Development Co., the exploration and production arm of the parent company. read more

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Shell: BP has leaked much more

Both oil concern BP and Royal Dutch Shell have been crossed off the list of most sustainable companies, writes the Dutch financial daily Financieele Dagblad on Friday based on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes Review 2010.

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Published on : 17 September 2010 – 12:00pm | By Sophie van Leeuwen (Photo: EPA/ANP)

Nigerian oil worker

The oil leaks in Nigeria are comparable to the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Both oil concern BP and Royal Dutch Shell have been crossed off the list of most sustainable companies, writes the Dutch financial daily Financieele Dagblad on Friday based on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes Review 2010.

The authors of the index want to speak with one voice. If BP is to be removed from the index, than Shell should be too, reports the newspaper, quoting anonymous sources. In a reaction, a Shell spokesperson said he is surprised. read more

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Shell sells Norwegian field for $225 million

17 September 2010

AMSTERDAM — Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it has agreed to sell its stake in the Statfjord oil field in the Norwegian North Sea and several related assets to Centrica Resources AS for $225 million.

Shell said Friday its share in the mature field, 9.4 percent, produced 13,300 barrels of oil a day last year. Other major owners include Statoil, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhilips.

Shell said it was selling the asset as part of a plan to raise at least $7 billion by 2011 to reinvest in growth projects. read more

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Shell expects pipeline protest to escalate

The Irish Times – Friday, September 17, 2010

ÁINE RYAN in Belmullet

SHELL EP Ireland has said if permission is given for the last section of the controversial Corrib gas pipeline, it expects local resistance to escalate.

The resumed An Bord Pleanála hearing into the project, which opened three weeks ago, has been extended for another week due to lengthy questioning by objectors.

At yesterday’s hearing in Belmullet, Co Mayo, Shell expert witnesses addressed questions put by locals about design, stability and safety of the project. read more

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Shell refinery can be dismantled, Quebec court rules

THE CANADIAN PRESS

Thursday, September 16, 2010 | 7:58 PM ET

A Quebec Superior Court ruled in favour of Shell Canada on Thursday, allowing the company to go ahead with the dismantling of its oldest Canadian refinery in Montreal.

Shell had been complying with an interim injunction since July that has prevented it from carrying out its planned conversion of the Montreal East refinery into a distribution terminal.

The company has been under political pressure to make every effort to keep using the plant as a refinery, which would save the 800 existing jobs there, instead of converting it to a terminal, which would retain only about 30 jobs. read more

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