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WikiLeaks: Shell’s secret speculation about Irish gas fields

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23 December 2010

A senior figure in Shell said that there could be dozens of gasfields similar to a major one off Ireland’s west coast that has become the focus of a bitter battle with local people, according to a cable from the US embassy in Dublin.

It reported that Julian Cetti, Shell Ireland’s head of commercial and business strategy, had said Shell’s highly lucrative Corrib gas field and another facility planned in the Shannon area by the US oil firm Hess would be enough to meet Ireland’s domestic gas demand for many years. read more

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Shell Pays $10 Million Fine to Nigerian Government

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo – Dec 22, 2010 7:58 PM GMT+0000

Royal Dutch Shell Plc paid $10 million in fines to the Nigerian government over alleged bribes paid on its behalf by Panalpina Welttransport Holding AG, to Nigerian customs officials, Justice Minister Mohammed Adoke said.

The settlement is part of a broader resolution of bribery allegations involving companies operating in Nigeria, Africa’s top oil producer and most populous nation. JGC Corp. of Japan has “proposed settlement talks” in connection to its role in a $180 million bribery case, Adoke told reporters today in Abuja, the capital. No one answered phone calls to JGC’s office in Tokyo outside normal business hours. Tony Okonedo, Shell’s Lagos-based spokesman, declined to comment when reached on his mobile phone today. A message left outside normal business hours for Martin Spohn, spokesman for Basel, Switzerland-based Panalpina, was not immediately returned. read more

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