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Corrib pipeline gets approval

A previous application submitted by Shell and Corrib gas partners was rejected by Bord Pleanala. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

LORNA SIGGINS, Western Correspondent

Bord Pleanála has approved Shell E&P Ireland’s third proposed route for the final section of the Corrib gas pipeline with 58 conditions.

Inspector Martin Nolan, who chaired last year’s resumed oral hearing on the revised plan, says that the application’s “clarity and transparency” provides “confidence that the safety of the public is fully protected, and that the public will not be put at risk”. read more

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BP Applies Some Bid Repellant

BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley (L) looks towards state-run Russian firm Rosneft’s President Eduard Khudainatov (R) before signing an agreement to form a global and arctic strategic alliance.

By Edward Tan, JANUARY 20, 2011

BP and Rosneft presented their $7.8 billion stock swap as solidifying an exploration alliance in Russia’s South Kara Sea.

The Rosneft deal, however, served another purpose for BP — scaring off potential acquirers that might see the U.K. firm as vulnerable following its recent disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. read more

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WikiLeaks: More embarrassment for Royal Dutch Shell

WikiLeaks: Leaked U.S. diplomatic cable from the U.S. Embassy in The Hague reveals that the Dutch government would not support any targeted sanctions against Royal Dutch Shell in respect of its activities in Iran.

Also contains embarrassing information for Shell about its dealings with the Russians.  John Croker, a senior Royal Dutch Shell executive, is reported to have complained that Russia’s treatment of Shell in relation to the Sakhalin II project “does not fit” within internationally accepted norms. The Russians (Gazprom) offered less than 30% of what Shell considered fair for a stake in the project. read more

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Essar finalises to buy Shell’s UK refinery for $350 mn

19 Jan, 2011, 03.17PM IST, Darshan Mehta,ET

MUMBAI: Essar Oil has finalised the acquisition of Shell’s Stanlow refinery in UK for $350 million dollars, a source close to the deal told ET NOW. The Stanlow refinery is part of the Royal Dutch Shell group with a capacity of 2.37 lk barrels per day. The deal will be announced in the first week of February.

As per the deal, Essar will pay $50 million on signing of the deal, another $100 mn on closing of the deal and $100 mn dollars each in the next 2 years after closing the deal. With crude prices over $91 per barrel, the refining business is becoming more attractive and the sector as such is seeing a turnaround on higher energy demand. European companies are selling their non profitable plants to cut expenses and they fit into Indian refiners global strategy of expansion. read more

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Comment on Donna Getz allegations against Shell

Comment received on the extraordinary story of the Canadian family allegedly poisoned by Shell gas flaring read more

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