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Shell fears year-long delay over Alaska

FT.com

By Sheila McNulty in Houston

Published: January 12 2011 18:13

Royal Dutch Shell fears difficulties in gaining an air quality permit from US federal authorities will push back its long-delayed Alaska drilling programme by another year.

“It’s a significant challenge to drilling in 2011,” Marvin Odum, president of Shell’s US operations, told the Financial Times.

FULL FT ARTICLE

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Google Shell Nazi Secrets

Appearing at Shell Centre soon…

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Shell to Stop Fuel Output at Hamburg Refinery for Conversion to Terminal

By Brian Swint and Rachel Graham – Jan 12, 2011 2:02 PM GMT+0000

Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it plans to stop fuel production at its refinery near Hamburg and turn it into a terminal after a two-year search failed to find a buyer.

The company is still looking to sell the lubricant production unit at the Harburg refinery in Germany. It will maintain the refinery in its current form until the second quarter of 2012, The Hague-based company said in a press release on its website in German today. read more

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Bill Campbell quoted in Final Report on BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Under the heading of “Learning from Accidents:”, page 231 of the Final Report published by the U.S. National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling

Extract from Chapter 8, page 233

Shell’s safety response. Shell, a long-time leader in Gulf of Mexico operations (before BP surpassed it, as described in Chapter 2), has had its own safety problems. Two men died in a gas leak on the company’s Brent Bravo platform in 2003; former Shell senior manager Bill Campbell, who had earlier led a safety review, said after the accident that his 1999 warnings had been ignored by the company.99 Shell denied that it operated at high levels of risk.100

Shell subsequently tightened and simplified its safety rules.101 Shell also has promoted the use of the “safety case” worldwide (a risk-management approach to regulation described in Chapter 3).102 It has adopted the safety-case approach even in the United States, where it is not required to do so, and has promoted it for the industry more broadly.103 Marvin Odum, president of Shell Oil Company and director of Shell’s Upstream Americas business, told the Commission’s November 9 hearing that “the safety case in deepwater drilling shows how we identify and assess the hazards on a rig; how we establish the barriers to prevent and control those hazards; how we assign the critical activities needed to maintain the integrity of these barriers.”104 read more

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BP oil spill report: Oil firms face big bills to raise safety standards

Safety standards in the global oil industry are “compromised” by political lobbying and sweeping reforms must follow BP’s Gulf of Mexico spill, the official US report has concluded.

BP oil spill report: Oil firms face big bills to raise safety standards

Rowena Mason

By Rowena Mason, Energy Correspondent 8:57PM GMT 11 Jan 2011

Companies from oil majors like BP and Exxon to minnow explorers will all have to pay more for insurance, spill prevention, better equipment and more thorough safety standards under new recommendations by the Oil Spill Commission. For example, they will need to demonstrate they have the technology to control an underwater blow-out before being given permits to drill

The report also strongly criticised the powerful American Petroleum Institute (API) – an industry-funded body responsible for setting standards for equipment across the world, not just the US – saying its expert advice was biased. read more

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Shell may face more delays drilling off Alaska

Jurjen van de Pol – Jan 12, 2011 7:02 AM

Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s biggest oil company, may face delays in drilling off Alaska after a presidential panel investigating BP Plc’s oil spill said more research is needed on risks to Arctic wildlife.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jurjen van de Pol in Amsterdam at [email protected].

To contact the editor responsible for this story: John Buckley in Amsterdam at [email protected]

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Nigeria: Maybe Shell isn’t that bad

By Emily Grainger

I am currently investigating Shell’s position within Nigeria, more specifically the Delta; when I came across your website. It is crammed with an insane amount of information I can’t even begin to take half of it in, it’s a great resource, thanks.

Something I never thought I would say before investigating their operations in the war zone that is the Delta is that maybe Shell isn’t that bad. I am more than sure this comment will rub a few backs up – passionate is an understatement for the debate established on here! I don’t think I’ll ever be able to say categorically whether or not as a company I think they are ethical or not. YES they chose the Nigerian Government over local communities as their key stakeholder, but that’s because without them they wouldn’t be able to operate at all within the region let alone country. read more

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