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Horizon Oil Sands site in Canada shut down after blast

7 January 2011

An explosion and fire at the Horizon Oil Sands facility in Canada’s Alberta province has injured four workers and forced the site to suspend operations.

The blast at the plant, owned by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, ignited the upgrader, part of the plant that converts bitumen into synthetic crude.

The company said the fire had been isolated and brought under control.

Alberta’s oil sands are the largest petroleum reserve outside the Middle East.

Plumes of smoke

Oil production has been halted at Horizon Oil Sands and it is unclear when it will resume, Canadian Natural Resources said in a statement. read more

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Letter from a Shell Whistleblower, Dr John Huong

By Dr. John Huong (right)

Below is a letter I last wrote on 3rd June 2004 to Shell Malaysian Management, hoping that if both sides entered into a constructive dialogue on a “without prejudice” basis, the matter could be resolved amicably despite the threats I had received on 17th May 2004 from their legal Manager Mr. Thavakumar Kandiahpillai.

It is significant that legitimate questions (“Confidentiality versus Shareholder’s interests”-25th May 2004) I posed to him about Shell’s ethical practices have remained unanswered. read more

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