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Shell Says Alaskan Oil Spill Wouldn’t Top 9,468 Barrels a Day

By Katarzyna Klimasinska – May 5, 2011 9:25 PM GMT+0100

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) would spill no more than 9,468 barrels a day in case of a blowout at proposed wells off Alaska’s Arctic coast, according to drilling plan filed with U.S. regulators.

Shell, blocked since 2007 from developing its Alaska leases, is seeking U.S. approval to drill as many as four wells in the Beaufort Sea — two in 2012 and two in 2013. The volume the wells would discharge in a worst case varies, depending on the well, the Hague-based company said in a plan obtained today. read more

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Shell and Cairn Energy announce ‘risky’ drilling plans in Arctic

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Explorations off Alaska’s north coast condemned by environmentalists after Deepwater Horizon disaster

Terry Macalister: Thursday 5 May 2011 17.25 BST

The Inupiat people – who have ‘lived off the Arctic waters for thousands of years’ – are threatened by Shell’s plans, says the Alaska Wilderness League. Photograph: Laurent Dick/AP

A new battle between environmentalists and Big Oil over drilling in the Arctic was triggered today when Shell unveiled “risky” plans for the Beaufort Sea while a Cairn Energy rig set sail for Greenland.

Shell, Europe’s largest oil group, has submitted plans to the US government for permission to drill 10 exploration wells in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas off the north coast of Alaska in 2012 and 2013.

Previous plans to start this summer were halted first by the moratorium imposed after the Deepwater Horizon disaster last April and then by a ruling from the Environmental Protection Agency.But Shell said it was now confident that it could offer regulators the reassurances that should enable it to proceed with a programme said to have cost it $2bn to lease the acreage and possibly an additional $4bn in planning. read more

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Shell Nigeria appeal dismissed in Bonny land dispute

Thu May 5, 2011 1:29pm EDT

* Court rules in favour of local communities in land dispute

* Shell appeals decision again

* Dispute has had no operational impact

By Austin Ekeinde

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, May 5 (Reuters) – A court in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta on Thursday dismissed an appeal by Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) in a land rights dispute with community elders over its Bonny oil export terminal.

The court in Bori, in the southern state of Rivers, found in favour of local elders three years ago who disputed the right of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) — a joint venture with the Nigerian state — to use the land at Bonny. read more

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Federal oil shale plan focus of public hearings in Colorado

By Catherine Tsai
The Associated Press: 05/05/2011

GOLDEN — Revising a Bush administration plan to open nearly 2 million acres of public land to potential oil- shale development will only delay efforts to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil, Shell Exploration and Production Co. said Wednesday.

Tracy Boyd, a Shell official, was among speakers at Bureau of Land Management public meetings in Golden on efforts to review the Bush administration plan released in 2008. About 50 people attended afternoon and night sessions. read more

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Shell expands Canadian oil sands operation

Published: May 5, 2011 at 8:32 AM

CALGARY, Alberta, May 5 (UPI) — The expansion of a production facility processing Canadian oil sands goes a long way toward addressing global energy concerns, Shell said.

Shell announced that it started production at its Scotford expansion project that increased the capacity in the region from 100,000 barrels per day to 255,000 bpd of heavy oil from Athabasca oil sands in Canada.

“This start-up is an important milestone for our heavy oil business,” Marvin Odum, Shell Upstream Americas director, said in a statement. “And it adds new capacity from an important source of oil in a world requiring more secure energy.” read more

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Shell embedded spies in host governments of Nigeria, Dubai and Iraq

By John Donovan

Today we provide a unique insight into the shadowy world of Shell Corporate Security, formerly known as “CAS” – Shell Corporate Affairs Security.

Shell has had advance sight of everything you are about to read and therefore the opportunity to challenge authenticity of the featured CAS Intel Summary, correct any inaccuracies and provide comment for unedited publication with the article. Shell has also had the opportunity to obtain an injunction to prevent publication. read more

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