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INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT ON GALE NORTON, SHELL SCANDAL

By John Donovan

Although their names have been redacted, it appears from this report that John Hofmeister and Malcolm Brinded were both directly involved in negotiations/discussions with Gale Norton?

If the issue of Shell corruption is raised, based on our knowledge, there is always a good chance that Mr Big Brain, No Scruples  Brinded will be involved e.g. the “Touch F*** All” safety culture on North Sea Oil Rigs, his backing for a rigged Shell contract tender and now his interesting meeting in London with Gale Norton.
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INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT ON GALE NORTON, SHELL SCANDAL – PART 3

We provided the results of our investigation to the U.S. Department of Justice, which declined criminal prosecution.

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INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT ON GALE NORTON, SHELL SCANDAL – PART 2

Determination from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE)

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INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT ON GALE NORTON, SHELL SCANDAL – PART 1

The Office of Inspector General concluded an investigation based on a complaint that Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) received preferential treatment during the awarding of oil shale Research, Development, and Demonstration (RDD) leases in 2005 and 2006 by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Since former Secretary Gale Norton subsequently secured employment with Shell, we expanded our investigation to consider her involvement...

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Slick BP could attract a bid from Shell after asset sales

Disaster recovery

By Rob Davies
Last updated at 1:13 AM on 15th December 2010

BP was the strongest blue-chip riser on the Footsie as talk of a bid in the new year from Royal Dutch Shell resurfaced and the firm raked in nearly £500m by selling assets in Pakistan.

Trading in BP reached frenzied levels – boosting its shares by 14.75p to 473.1p – amid positive broker sentiment and fresh speculation that Shell or US rival Exxon Mobil could revive their interest in a bid during 2011.

BP’s share price languished as low as 304.6p following April’s Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, sparking talk that several rivals were drawing up plans for an opportunistic bid. read more

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Opportunistic takeover bid of BP by ExxonMobil or Shell

Oil giant makes its comeback

Comeback: The oil giant climbed to the top of the risers in latest trading

By Alex Brummer
Last updated at 1:12 AM on 15th December 2010

No one should get too starry-eyed about BP. The shares are still £2 below the peak achieved before the Macondo well explosion in April, the dividend is still in abeyance and the White House-appointed oil claims czar – Kenneth Feinberg – is still spending the group’s money as the claims from the Gulf region pour in.

Nevertheless, it could be much worse.

Under the settled claims BP receives a legal release; this prevents those taking the cash now from suing. So the fear, at the peak of the crisis last summer, that eventually a renegade, elected Texas judge would make a ruling which would represent an existential threat to the company (as was the case at Texaco a generation ago) has retreated. read more

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Gale Norton’s departure from Shell Oil

“Ms. Norton was under investigation because there was (and still is) the ‘stench’ of corruption in the air regarding her conduct as DoI Secretary and the awarding of leases to Shell, followed by her eventual employment with Shell. Her departure from Shell indicates that Shell had no ‘further’ need for her services, and that she was a PR liability, if not a legal liability.”

John,

I read your article regarding Gale Norton’s lashing out at the investigation of her conduct in taking the job with RD Shell after leaving DoI.

Federal employees are all given ‘civilian’ employment ‘ethics’ counseling prior to exiting Federal Service. Furthermore, such counseling service is available for those who have exited and who might want take a position with a company where there might be a ‘conflict’, real or perceived.  These services were available to Ms. Norton from the DoI General Counsel’s office, or Inspector General’s Office, I am certain, and perhaps the Dept. of Justice as well. She could have availed herself of these services and sought an ‘official’ opinion from US government attorneys regarding employment with RD Shell. read more

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BP shines as FTSE 100 hits new high for year

Fuelled by a rise in BP, the benchmark index headed to its highest level so far this year.

Rachel Cooper

By Rachel Cooper, City Reporter 7:02PM GMT 14 Dec 2010

Having been treated to a round of deals earlier in the week, investors were on the hunt for fresh takeover tittle-tattle. BP did the honours, gushing up 14¾ to 473.1p as traders pointed to vague speculation about a possible bid from rival Royal Dutch Shell.

As ever, such rumours come with a health warning and there were other factors helping BP.

The oil major sold its Pakistan oil and gas assets to Hong Kong-listed United Energy Group for $775m (£489m) as part of its strategy to sell off up to $30bn of assets to help cover the costs of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. read more

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Corruption in Malaysia

THIS EMAIL HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SHELL

Dear Sir,

I had read through your website http://royaldutchshellgroup.com/2008/06/21/rampant-corruption-in-malaysia/

I wish to highlight a problem here in Sungai Petani City , Kedah, Malaysia . It is regarding the largest (main) army ammunition depot and housing of explosive materials located in the city Sungai Petani Kedah , Malaysia. The federal government is ignoring a time bomb waiting to explode,  the largest army ammunition depot placed beside (2 Major Housing Areas) Taman Melor , Taman Orkid, 2 Schools and lands belonging to the general public with an estimated population of 5000 to 7000 in the said 2 Housing Areas areas. If the army ammunition depot explodes the killing zone will be 1 – 3 kilometers (maybe even more), it will also wipe out the Sungai Petani town as well. read more

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