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Shell, Rosneft in talks for Russian arctic

Published: June 1, 2011

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, June 1 (UPI) — Royal Dutch Shell said Russian oil company Rosneft was interested in jointly exploring the hydrocarbon potential in Russia’s arctic waters.

Shell Chief Executive Officer Peter Voser said following talks with Rosneft last week that both could look at “a multitude” of opportunities in the Russian arctic. Some of the blocs included in the talks had been set aside by Rosneft for British energy company BP, the Financial Times reports. read more

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Shell adverts being investigated

June 1 2011 at 04:15pm

The Advertising Standards Authority is investigating whether Royal-Dutch Shell advertisements about hydraulic fracturing are misleading and untruthful, the Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) said on Wednesday.

Shell had run the full-page advertisements in national weekly newspapers and had distributed flyers at its service stations, TKAG national co-ordinator Jonathan Deal said in a statement.

This, after the Cabinet declared a moratorium on all applications for licences to conduct hydraulic fracturing in the exploration of shale gas reserves in the Karoo. read more

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Law suit claims benzene leaks caused fatal leukemia

Late teacher’s estate sues oil companies

May 30, 2011 11:44 PM By SANFORD J. SCHMIDT The Telegraph

EDWARDSVILLE – The estate of a beloved Roxana School District teacher and administrator, who died of leukemia in early 2008, is suing Shell Oil Co. and BP Products North America, claiming leaks from their refinery caused her illness.

Jeffry Ochs, special administrator of the estate of Debra Ochs, is suing on his own behalf, as the victim’s husband, and on behalf of their minor child, Annika Ochs.

The lawsuit filed in Madison County Circuit Court claims that while Debra Ochs was visiting her grandparents in South Roxana and while serving as a teacher and principal at Central Elementary School, she was “exposed to and inhaled, ingested or otherwise absorbed benzene, which was emitted, leaked, spilled, dumped and otherwise discharged into the air, and surface/groundwater by defendants. read more

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Shell is sure of its future investment in the North Sea

mark williamson QATAR

1 Jun 2011

THE chief executive of Shell said the North Sea was still important for the oil and gas giant, which could invest in the province for decades to come.

Peter Voser reiterated Shell’s concerns that the controversial Budget tax hike could make some small developments unviable.

However, he said the company would still go ahead with big investments in the kind of bumper projects that could generate the returns it targets.

Asked where the North Sea fit with Shell’s strategy, Mr Voser said: “It’s an important area for us still. read more

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Blackpool Rocked

Blackpool Shale Gas drilling suspended after quake

31 May 2011

Shale gas test drilling in Lancashire has been suspended following an earthquake on the Fylde coast.

Cuadrilla, the firm behind the tests, said drilling had been suspended as a precaution after the 1.5 magnitude tremor – the second in two months.

It will now examine the data collected by the British Geological Survey (BGS) before deciding whether to resume.

A tremor centred on Poulton-le-Fylde on 1 April shared a “similar location and mechanism”, the BSG said. read more

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