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Damage control: How Niger Delta crisis theatened Shell’s global brand

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In 1995, pollution and politics in Nigeria hit the oil giant’s reputation hard

John Vidal: Tuesday 9 November 2010 17.33 GMT

A Shell Oil wellhead spill near Oloibiri Town, Bayelsa, Nigeria. Photograph: Ed Kashi/Corbis

1995 was Shell’s annus horribilis. Even as British environmentalists condemned its plan to dispose of the giant Brent Spar oil platform in the North Sea, a greater threat to the global brand emerged in the deep poverty of the Niger Delta where author and Ogoni activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, along with other tribal leaders, had challenged the company to clean up pollution from its wells and share more of its revenue with the poorest. read more

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Shell executives considered renaming the oil company ‘New Shell’

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NGOs and BBC targeted by Shell PR machine in wake of Saro-Wiwa death

Secret documents reveal the oil giant’s crisis management strategy following the execution of the Nigerian activist

Eveline Lubbers and Andy Rowell: Tuesday 9 November 2010 17.33 GMT

Ken Saro-Wiwa in 1993. Shell faced accusations that it had colluded with the government over the activists’ deaths. Photograph: Greenpeace/AFP

Secret internal company documents from the oil giant Shell show that in the immediate aftermath of the execution of the Nigerian activist and writer Ken Saro-Wiwa it adopted a PR strategy of cosying up to key BBC editors and singling out NGOs that it hoped to “sway”. read more

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Shell pockets £2.1bn with latest sell-off

Royal Dutch Shell boss Peter Voser said the move was part of a global drive ‘to simplify the company and to improve our capital efficiency’

By Rob Davies
Last updated at 8:33 AM on 9th November 2010

Shell has raised £2.1billion by selling a 10 per cent stake in Australia’s Woodside Petroleum as chief executive Peter Voser presses on with plans to streamline the group.

The sale reduces Shell’s holding in Woodside to 24 per cent and means the Anglo-Dutch firm has completed around £3.4billion of a plan to offload up to £5billion of assets by the end of the 2010-11 financial year. read more

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Dutch scrap carbon plan

2010-11-05 07:41

The Hague – Plans for storing carbon dioxide underneath a small town, a strategy that reduces harmful emissions to combat global warming, were scrapped on Thursday by the Dutch government.

The government had planned to pump 11 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) in 2011 from a Royal Dutch Shell oil refinery into two depleted gas fields 2km under Barendrecht, a town of 43 000 people.

But Economic Affairs Minister Maxime Verhagen said the plan “is no longer possible in the short term” because it has already been delayed for three years and the town’s residents do not support it. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell Exec Malcolm Brinded appointed UK business ambassador

Reuters Africa

Tue Nov 9, 2010 12:01am GMT

LONDON Nov 9 (Reuters) – Some of Britain’s top private sector leaders have been appointed business ambassadors to promote overseas trade, the government said on Tuesday.

Prime Minister David Cameron, who is visiting China this week, said the ambassadors will help British businesses to recognise and exploit opportunities abroad.

“Their knowledge, skill and dedication to British business will play a key role in opening markets, increasing trade and encouraging investment,” Cameron said of the 30 new business envoys. read more

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ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NAZI SECRETS EXPOSED

Royal Dutch Shell Nazi Secrets. Irrefutable evidence that Shell conspired directly with Hitler, heavily financed the Nazi Party, was anti-Semitic and sold out its own Dutch Jewish employees to the Nazis

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