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Risks arising from Shell espionage in the USA

“Another PR blunder from the House of Shell or a tragic piece of misreporting? Ian McCredie, head of global security services at Shell, is reported to have told a Chatham House conference a tale of how up to 70 staff have been kidnapped over the last year in Nigeria. Mr McCredie then went on to slag off the royal family in Saudi Arabia…

From an ‘Interested Observer; this is for USCitizen posting on Shell Blog

Having some first hand knowledge of Royal Dutch Shell’s issues with the US Dept. of the Navy I can assure that the ‘conspiracy theorists’ are not being paranoid in this particular case. Fortunately for Royal Dutch Shell their only crime (alleged) is that of ‘conspiracy’ to violate US espionage statutes. They failed in their endeavors (alleged).

Now, the US government has a number of options at its disposal when it comes to dealing with companies who would engage in such activities.  It can try to bring criminal and civil suites against the company and its management, but in Shell’s case that would fraught with all sorts of ‘political’ and ‘diplomatic’ implications. This path is very expensive, and very time consuming, and it gets ‘messy’. Alternatively, it can simply deal with the issue ‘administratively’. This actually gives the government a host of relatively cheap and rapidly implementable options. read more

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Netherlands Slams FG Over N’Delta Crisis …Shell Won’t Quit Region- Official

The TIDE

At a historic public hearing at The Hague, Netherlands, the country’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Bert Ronhaar, defended the operations of oil multinational, Shell, in the Niger Delta, saying the Nigerian government should be held responsible for past crises in the oil rich region.

The envoy also said corruption was killing the country’s oil industry.

The investigative hearing on Shell’s operations in the Niger Delta was organised by the Economic Affairs Committee of the Dutch Lower Parliament (Tweede Kamer) following reports on abuses of best practices by Shell and its failure to clean-up spill sites in the Niger Delta. read more

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Traffic data for royaldutchshellplc.com: Jan 2011

By John Donovan

Highest traffic figures for this website since March 2010.

Original source stats available to news media.

Hits: 2,276,701

Pages Views: 1,323, 759

These figures generated despite the frequent interruptions to website access whether arising from denial of service attacks on our dedicated server by an unknown party, or otherwise. Further steps were taken yesterday to hopefully counter any such activity by hostile forces.

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
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