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Shell’s drill rig leaves Dutch Harbor, for now

James Mason: July 1st, 2011 1:19 pm

Shell’s primary drilling unit “Kulluk” began its long journey from Dutch Harbor to Seattle on Thursday. With six tugs in attendance the huge drill rig headed out of Captain’s Bay where it spent the winter. Once the two-week, 3-knot trip is completed the Kulluk will undergo what Shell spokesman Curtis Smith described as “planned technical upgrades.” The rig goes to Seattle because a larger shipyard than Dutch Harbor can provide is necessary for the work, and Dutch Harbor can’t provide housing and other services for the 400-plus workers needed. read more

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France Vote Outlaws ‘Fracking’ Shale for Natural Gas, Oil Extraction

By Tara Patel – Jul 1, 2011 11:22 AM GMT+0100

French senators voted to outlaw hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, making France the first country to pass a law banning the technique for extracting natural gas and oil.

“We are at the end of a legislative marathon that stirred emotion from lawmakers and the public,” French Environment Minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet said late yesterday before the vote. Hydraulic fracturing will be illegal and parliament would have to vote for a new law to allow research using the technique, she said. read more

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Shell Wins Draft U.S. Air Permits for Oil Drilling in Seas Off Alaska

By Katarzyna Klimasinska – Jul 1, 2011 5:38 PM GMT+0100

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) received draft U.S. air quality permits for oil drilling in Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort seas. The Environmental Protection Agency’s permits, which are subject to 30 days of public comment, were issued today after the Environmental Appeals Board overturned previous approvals last year. The Hague-based company also needs authorization from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement to begin exploration.

Shell acquired oil leases in the Beaufort Sea in 2005, and added Chukchi Sea leases in 2008. The company has said it plans to drill as many as two wells a year in the Beaufort Sea, and as many as three a year in the Chukchi Sea from 2012 through 2013.

Shell’s spokesman Curtis Smith didn’t immediately respond to an e-mailed request for comment.

To contact the reporter on this story: Katarzyna Klimasinska in Washington at [email protected] read more

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‘The Pipe’ is now on sale

Risteard O’Domhnaill’s stirring documentary shows a community’s fight against big business

The Pipe DVD is now for sale on http://thepipe.myshopify.com/ and Amazon in the UK and Ireland only, at £12.99 and €14.99.

Trailer

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMSLuxuf_iE

Recent US TV interview with Risteard O’Domhnaill, the director of the award winning documenary: http://www.linktv.org/video/6648/filmmaker-risteard-odomnhaill-on-the-pipe

In 1996 natural gas was discovered off the west coast of Ireland. Shortly afterwards, Shell UK announced plans to run a pipe through the waters and land of Rossport in County Mayo to an inland refinery. Risteard O’Domhnaill’s remarkable film tells what happened next. In short (and there was nothing short about it) the community came together to save the destruction and pollution of the fishing grounds, peat bogs and the natural beauty of the place they call home, while Shell, backed by the money-hungry pre-economic collapse Irish government, ran roughshod over their civil and civic rights. read more

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Shell’s giant Kazakhstan oil project in crisis

Royal Dutch Shell and its partners are to ask the Kazakh government for an extension to the 2013 deadline for the first oil from their troubled Kashagan field.

By Richard Orange, Almaty, Kazakhstan

5:40AM BST 01 Jul 2011

Kazakh oil minister Sauat Mynbayev has repeatedly threatened the consortium of oil companies with heavy financial penalties if it misses the 2013 final deadline.

The partners, including Shell, Total, ExxonMobil, Eni and Kazakh state oil company KMG, have repeatedly missed start dates beginning as far back as 2005.

A last-ditch plan to meet the 2013 deadline involved pumping at least 50,000 barrels per day of oil directly onshore, bypassing an unfinished processing plant on an artificial island. read more

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Shell Executive: No Emergency To Warrant Release From Oil Reserve

June 30, 2011

HOUSTON -(Dow Jones)- There was no emergency in oil markets to warrant the globally coordinated oil release announced last week, a top executive from oil giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) said Thursday.

“That oil is there for emergency purposes. Do I consider now an emergency? I have to say I don’t,” said Marvin Odum, president of Shell Oil Co., the U.S. unit of the Anglo-Dutch giant. “It doesn’t change the middle- to longer-term picture. The conversation we need to be having is about the long-term supply issue.” read more

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Shell Canada confirms LNG partners

An artist’s drawing of the Royal Dutch Shell’s future Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas project in Australia, the world’s first floating LNG facility, is an idea Shell Canada is considering with its partners China National Petroleum Co., Korea Gas Corp. and Mitsubishi Corp. Photograph by: Courtesy, Royal Dutch Shell

Early days for project with Asian firms, spokesman says.

By Rebecca Penty, Calgary Herald June 30, 2011

CALGARY — Shell Canada has partnered with China National Petroleum Co., Korea Gas Corp. and Mitsubishi Corp. to look at building a liquefied natural gas export facility in British Columbia. read more

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Public asked to place its trust in Shell operating principles

By John Donovan

In the article below, part of a major PR campaign, Shell Oil President Marvin Odum (right) asks a public concerned about Shell onshore operations, including hydraulic fracturing (fracking), to place its trust in the integrity of Shell and its global operating principles.

It is therefore timely to reflect on the repeated assurances of Shell business principles and code of ethics contained in the Form 20-F returns Shell filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in the run up to the reserves scandal, which turned out to contain fraudulent declarations of oil and gas reserves. read more

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