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Shell Makes Final Investment To Develop Cardamom Field

June 8, 2011

LONDON -(Dow Jones)- Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA.LN) has taken the final investment decision for the multi-billion dollar development of its deepwater Cardamom oil and gas field in the Gulf of Mexico, the Anglo-Dutch energy company said Wednesday.

“This is another sizable deep-water investment by Shell that strengthens energy supplies to the USA. It will also secure employment for more offshore workers,” said Shell Upstream Americas Director Marvin Odum. (Right)

Shell said its plan to develop Cardamom was a “significant, multi-billion dollar investment” although it didn’t specify how much and over what period of time it would be spending the money. read more

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Irish planning authority controversial decision on Corrib Gas ‘super-tunnel’

Tuesday, 07 June 2011 08:22

Rabbitte dubs Bord Pleanála decision about Corrib ‘super-tunnel’ as ‘extraordinary’

Áine Ryan

Minister for Energy, Pat Rabbitte has dubbed as ‘extraordinary’ An Bord Pleanála’s decision that a section of the raw gas pipeline for the Corrib project should be laid in a sub-sea tunnel in the Sruwaddacon estuary.

In fact, a series of recent remarks made by the Labour minister, from Ballindine, has led community group, Pobal Chill Chomáin to seek an urgent meeting with him. In a letter, seen by The Mayo News, they claim he is misinformed about key issues relating to the project and protest. read more

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Shell oil spills in the Niger Delta

From pages 7, 8, 9 & 10 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.

Oil spills

Oil spills in the Niger Delta

Oil spills from oil installations (pipelines, flowlines, well-heads, flowstations, storage tanks etc.) occur at a regular basis in the Niger Delta, some ten times a week. According to the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), oil companies reported 2,054 cases of oil spill incidents (spills of more than one barrel) between June 2006 and June 2010.

Human suffering

Amnesty International has concluded that the oil companies in the Niger Delta are linked to violations of several internationally recognized human rights as stipulated by the United Nations. These rights comprise the right to food, the right to work, the right to an adequate standard of living, and the right to health and a healthy environment. Audrey Gaughran, Amnesty International’s Head of Business and Human Rights, describes the impacts of oil spills on communities as follows: “People living in the Niger Delta have to drink, cook with and wash in polluted water. They eat fish contaminated with oil and other toxins – if they are lucky enough to be able to still find fish. The land they farm on is being destroyed. After oil spills the air they breathe smells of oil, gas and other pollutants. People complain of breathing problems and skin lesions – and yet neither the government nor the oil companies monitor the human impacts of oil pollution”. read more

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Golden age for Australia’s LNG?

CANBERRA, Australia, June 7 (UPI) — Australia’s liquefied natural gas industry is on course for a “golden age,” with the sector posed to boost the country’s economy by $38.5 billion by 2020, the International Energy Agency said.

IEA’s “Are We Entering a Golden Age of Gas?” report unveiled Monday forecasts global use of gas to increase by more than 50 percent from 2010-35.

“We think Australia will play a crucial role in the golden age of gas. It could be a golden age for Australia’s LNG industry,” IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol, the lead author of the report, told The Australian newspaper. read more

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