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Oral hearing on Corrib gas pipeline could be reopened

The Irish Times – Monday, December 13, 2010

LORNA SIGGINS

AN BORD Pleanála has said it is considering a request from a north Mayo community group to reopen the oral hearing into the Corrib gas pipeline.

The request was sent to the board late this week by community group Pobal Chill Chomáin, which is opposed to the new pipeline route on health, safety and environmental grounds.

The group’s spokesman John Monaghan said the request had been made because of what he claims to be serious irregularities in further information supplied by the lead developer, Shell EP Ireland (SEPIL), to the Department of the Environment for a foreshore licence application on October 26th. read more

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An eventful year for Royal Dutch Shell

Photograph of senior Shell official Richard Wiseman, right, was kindly offered and supplied by him for display on this website.This happened when he was still fond of us.

LEAFLET DISTRIBUTED TO SHELL EMPLOYEES AT THE SHELL CENTRE LONDON TODAY, MONDAY 13 DECEMBER 2010

As notified in advance to Mr Richard Wiseman, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, we today distributed leaflets (example below) to Shell employees at the Shell Centre in London.

Within minutes of arriving, a Shell security guard tried to move us on. When we politely refused, explaining that we were on public property and had notified Mr Wiseman of our intention, the security guard said he had never heard of Richard Wiseman and that we were not allowed to remain outside the main staff entrance. When we again declined to leave, he reported to a colleague that three people were issuing leaflets. I advised him that only two of us were doing so, the third person was a journalist from a daily newspaper. read more

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Shell Rejected by High Court on $54 Million Award in Oklahoma Lease Case

A Royal Dutch Shell Plc unit’s appeal of a $54 million punitive damage award was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

By Greg Stohr – Dec 13, 2010 3:05 PM GMT+0000

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Royal Dutch Shell Plc unit’s appeal of a $54 million punitive damage award in a decades-old Oklahoma dispute over oil and gas profits.

Declining to consider putting tighter restrictions on damages, the justices today left intact an Oklahoma state court decision that said the award was within constitutional bounds.

The case stemmed from Shell’s failure from 1973 to 1985 to pay $750,000 to the owners of rights connected to an Oklahoma lease. The jury that considered the case added as much as 12 percent a year in interest, as allowed under an Oklahoma oil- and-gas statute, bringing the sum to $13 million. The jury then added the punitive damages for a total award of $67 million. read more

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Ex-Interior Secretary Says US ‘Wasted Millions’ In Probe


By Siobhan Hughes  Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES: DECEMBER 12, 2010, 7:56 P.M. ET

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–Former U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton lashed out days after an inspector general’s report found “no conclusive evidence” that she had broken federal conflict-of-interest laws when she accepted a job at Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) after leaving her post in the Bush administration.

“The Interior inspector general’s office wasted millions of taxpayer dollars in an attempt to find imagined wrongdoing,” Norton said in a statement circulated on Sunday. She said that she was unemployed for nine months after leaving the Interior Department and had interviewed for “a number of different positions” before joining Shell. Norton no longer works for Shell and did not say where or whether she is currently employed. read more

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