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Arctic oil spill clean-up plans are ‘thoroughly inadequate’, industry warned

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Report from US environment group warns that ice, freezing temperatures and high seas would overwhelm any clean-up attempts

Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent

Thursday 11 November 2010 10.31 GMT

The Trans-Alaska oil pipeline. Photograph: Doug Wilson/Corbis

The next big offshore oil disaster could take place in the remote Arctic seas where hurricane-force winds, 30ft seas, sub-zero temperatures and winter darkness would overwhelm any clean-up attempts, a new report warns.

With the ban on offshore drilling lifted in the Gulf of Mexico, big oil companies such as Royal Dutch Shell are pressing hard for the Obama administration to grant final approval to Arctic drilling. Shell has invested more than $2bn to drill off Alaska’s north coast, and is campaigning to begin next summer. read more

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What did Shell Oil President John Hofmeister know about corruption in Nigeria?

By a former employee of Shell Oil USA

The Panalpina investigation began in 2007. The investigation covers the time period of 2002 -2007. That means, of course, that Shell’s transgressions occurred during John Hofmeister’s term of service at Shell. One has to wonder what his involvement in the bribery schemes were. I am certain that he was fully aware of what was going on, given that he was President of Shell USA from 2005 -2008. Someone had to ‘sign for’ and approve the millions of dollars used for that purpose. read more

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