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Shell Faces NGO Pressure To Withdraw From Syria

MAY 27, 2011 2:12 P.M. ET

By Iman Dawoud Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) is coming under pressure in the Netherlands to withdraw from Syria because of the Syrian government’s violent reprisals against pro-democracy demonstrators.

Dutch non-governmental organization IKV Pax Christi is lobbying for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) to cease all activities in Syria. The group’s director, Jan Gruiters, will meet with Shell Netherlands President Dick Benschop next month, after the group protested outside Shell headquarters in The Hague, the group’s spokesperson said Thursday. read more

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Vladimir Putin ‘comfortable’ with Shell as Arctic partner for Rosneft

Russia’s powerful prime minister Vladimir Putin has given a vote of confidence in Royal Dutch Shell, saying he is “comfortable” with the company exploring the Arctic with state-controlled oil giant Rosneft.

The right to look for oil in the Arctic is a great prize for foreign companies as there is the potential for major discoveries in an area the size of the North Sea. Photo: REUTERS

Rowena Mason By Rowena Mason 8:43PM BST 27 May 2011

His comments come after the collapse of Rosneft’s £10bn share swap and Arctic exploration deal with BP, Shell’s nearest rival.

Mr Putin told the Russian state news agency: “We’ve been working with Shell for a long time. We’re comfortable with them.”

However, he showed that Russia is still keeping its options open by adding “our work with BP is not over yet”.

The BP-Rosneft alliance was frustrated when it emerged that an existing agreement between BP and four Russian billionaires prevents the British company from pursuing any other opportunities in the country. read more

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Putin: Shell could work with Rosneft in Arctic

Associated Press, 05.27.11, 10:05 AM EDT

MOSCOW — Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says state-owned oil firm Rosneft could team up and swap shares with Royal Dutch Shell in an Arctic offshore deal similar to one with BP that fell through. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell improper meddling in politics

From pages 41 & 42 of “Royal Dutch Shell and its sustainability troubles” – Background report to the Erratum of Shell’s Annual Report 2010

The report is made on behalf of Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands)
Author: Albert ten Kate: May 2011.

Interfering with politics

Improper involvement?

Oil and politics have a lot to do with each other. The home states of Royal Dutch Shell are the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. These countries might want to secure their oil/gas imports and the economic benefits of having an international oil company based within their territory. These interests might overpower ethical interests, such as the protection of human rights in countries hosting the oil company. Home states often might have the same business interest than “their” oil companies.

Oil companies may lobby their home states, so these will pay more attention to oil business possibilities. Oil companies may speak kindly of regimes that are in fact abusing human rights. Oil companies might keep their finger on the pulses of home as well as host states, in order to keep informed of the latest political developments. read more

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Shell’s suppliers to reapply for work

Shell’s 70,000 suppliers have to re-register to work for the oil giant as it adopts an Achilles global management platform

Shell is shifting its supplier management onto a global basis Photo: AP

Richard Tyler By Richard Tyler 7:46PM BST 24 May 2011

Shell’s 70,000 suppliers will have to reapply to work for the oil giant as it shifts the management of its supply chain onto a global footing – thought to be the first such move of its kind.

Suppliers in more than 90 countries will be notified of the move from this July and the transition onto the new platform is expected to complete by the end of next year.

The plan is being driven by Shell’s desire for better “spending intelligence” as well as its need to monitor global compliance with health and safety and bribery legislation, according to Colin Maund, chief executive of Achilles, which is providing the software platform. read more

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Germans attack BP, Shell for over-charging for petrol

Five big oil companies, including BP and Shell, are in trouble with the German regulator for over-charging drivers at petrol stations.

Petrol has become a contentious issue for households across Europe as prices at the pump have risen in line with the soaring oil price above $120 per barrel.

Rowena Mason By Rowena Mason 6:59PM BST 26 May 2011

The German cartel regulator accused BP, ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Total of running an “oligopoly” with a stranglehold on 65pc of the market.

The findings, which were vigorously denied by the oil companies, could not come at a more sensitive time for motorists and fuel retailers.

Petrol has become a contentious issue for households across Europe as prices at the pump have risen in line with the soaring oil price above $120 per barrel.

Oil has since gone down by $10 a barrel this month, but this led to only a 0.5p drop in the average price of a litre of petrol in the UK – when the AA calculates the drop should be more like 4p. read more

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