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Motiva Port Arthur expansion sees 2nd crane accident

HOUSTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) – A crane lifting pipes for a crude capacity expansion at Motiva Enterprises’ Port Arthur, Texas, refinery toppled over backward on Tuesday, according to sources familiar with the project, the second crane accident on the project.

While the accident was not initially expected to delay the expansion, an investigation into the incident was just getting underway, the sources said.

‘They dodged a bullet,’ said one of the sources of the accident. read more

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Time to take the tough decisions on oil and gas

The Irish Times – Tuesday, January 4, 2011

FINTAN O’TOOLE

WE’VE just been through a year when the unthinkable became normal. The problem is that all the unthinkables have been bad: the nationalisation of the banks and their debts, the arrival of the IMF and so on. Is it not time to consider another unthinkable that would be of potentially transformative significance – taking back control of our offshore resources.

Wishful thinking is the last thing we need, but it is not far-fetched to suggest that oil and gas finds could play a huge role in Ireland’s long-term economic and fiscal future. read more

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Dutch MP shocked by devastation in Niger Delta

Published on : 7 January 2011 – 12:04pm | By Hélène Michaud

Dutch (opposition) Labour Party MP Sjoera Dikkers has just spent four days in Nigeria’s oil-rich Delta, in preparation for a parliamentary hearing on Royal Dutch Shell’s activities there.

Complex situation
Ms. Dikkers, a former activist with non-governmental organisations, told Radio Netherlands Worldwide that her visit made her realise the complexity of the situation, adding “shades of gray” to her picture of the Delta region. She said she almost longed for her activist days, “when companies were bad and NGO’s were good.” read more

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UNPRECEDENTED DEFAMATION ACTION BY EIGHT ROYAL DUTCH SHELL COMPANIES

By John Donovan

EXTRACTS FROM THE “STATEMENT OF CLAIM” FILED BY THE PLAINTIFFS (EIGHT DIFFERENT COMPANIES WITHIN THE ROYAL DUTCH SHELL GROUP) IN AN UNPRECEDENTED COLLECTIVE DEFAMATION ACTION AGAINST SHELL PRODUCTION GEOLOGIST DR JOHN HUONG (RIGHT) IN RESPECT OF POSTINGS PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE.

The Plaintiffs further aver and will contend that the statements (in particular, the title) is false and constitute a grave libel on the Plaintiffs and each of them, as the words in their natural and ordinary meaning, mean or are understood to mean that: read more

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PetroChina-Shell Changbei Gas Project 2010 Output At Record

JANUARY 6, 2011

SHANGHAI (Dow Jones)–The Changbei natural gas project joint venture between China’s biggest gas producer, PetroChina Co. (PTR), and energy major Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) in northern China produced a record 3.48 billion cubic meters of gas in 2010.

Last year’s output exceeded its target by 11%, PetroChina’s parent company, the state-owned China National Petroleum Corp., said on its website Friday.

The gas project, located in Shaanxi province, has pumped a total of 11 billion cubic meters of gas since it started commercial operations in March 2007, CNPC said. read more

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Shell to face hearings on Nigeria work

Published: Jan. 6, 2011 at 5:25 PM

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Jan. 6 (UPI) — Officials with Royal Dutch Shell said they were invited before the Dutch Parliament to discuss ongoing concerns about activity in the oil-rich Niger Delta.

Royal Dutch Shell is under fire for its operations in Nigeria as oil rebels ramp up activity following the collapse of a November cease-fire. The Dutch Parliament invited Shell in for what was described as a “fact-finding session” to address Shell’s work in Nigeria, London’s Telegraph newspaper reports. read more

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