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Oil spill response system launched

FT.com

By Sheila McNulty in Houston

Published: February 17 2011 17:38

Oil companies on Thursday launched a spill containment system in the Gulf of Mexico in a bid to restart the issuance of permits stalled after BP’s fatal Macondo well disaster.

ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron and ConocoPhillips unveiled the interim containment system, which they said was open to all operators in the gulf.

The Obama administration issued a moratorium on gulf drilling following BP’s fatal Macondo disaster in April 2010. But even though the moratorium has been lifted, activity remains constrained. read more

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Shell launches ethanol project with Brazilian firm


Published on 15 February 2011

Royal Dutch Shell and Brazilian sugar company Cosan have presented plans for a joint venture to produce ethanol or alcohol fuel. It is estimated that the resulting company will have a market value of over eight billion euros.

A statement from Cosan said the new organisation would be called Raizen. It will employ about 40,000 people and produce over 2.2 billion litres of ethanol per year for the Brazilian and international markets.

Ethanol is made from sugar cane and used to fuel cars, producing hardly any CO2 in exhaust fumes. Many cars in Brazil already run on the fuel. Ethanol has been added to fuel in the Netherlands since 2007. read more

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Essar Oil to buy Shell UK unit for $350-400 mln – sources

By Indulal P.M.

MUMBAI | Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:09am IST

(Reuters) – Indian refiner Essar Oil is set to buy Royal Dutch Shell’s Stanlow refinery in the United Kingdom for about $350 million to $400 million, two sources with direct knowledge of the development told Reuters.

The two companies have agreed on the terms and an announcement is expected soon, said the sources, who declined to be named as they were not authorised to speak to the media before an official announcement. read more

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Exxon Struggles To Find New Oil

FEBRUARY 16, 2011

By RUSSELL GOLD And ANGEL GONZALEZ

HOUSTON—Exxon Mobil Corp., the world’s largest publicly traded oil company, is struggling to find more oil.

In its closely watched annual financial report released Tuesday, the company said that for every 100 barrels it has pumped out of the earth over the past decade, it has replaced only 95.

It’s a conundrum shared by most of the other large Western oil-producing companies, which are finding most accessible oil fields were tapped long ago, while promising new regions are proving technologically and politically challenging. read more

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Shell, Cosan and Slavery

POSTING BY AN OUTSPOKEN FORMER EMPLOYEE OF SHELL OIL USA

John,

I recently read about Royal Dutch Shell and Cosan forming a jointly owned corporation to produce ethanol in Brazil. We all know how Shell treats the Nigerians, and how they have treated the Brazilians from previous revelations about their ‘drins’ production facilities.

Now RD Shell appears to be sleeping with the devil again. Cosan is a corporation that allegedly has a nasty reputation for engaging in human slavery to cut ethanol and sugar production costs. Apparently, RD Shell management’s lust for profits know no bounds (see attached links). read more

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