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Ogoniland oil spills: Shell admits Nigeria liability

3 August 2011 Last updated at 16:15

Oil giant Shell has accepted responsibility for two devastating oil spills in Nigeria’s Ogoniland region.

The Bodo fishing community sued Shell in the UK, alleging that spills in 2008 and 2009 had destroyed the environment and ruined their livelihoods.

Their lawyer said they would seek hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for one of the world’s “most devastating oil spills”.

Shell told the BBC it would settle the case under Nigerian law. read more

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Sex scandal allegations against a Shell Fat Cat

By John Donovan

On 16 June 2011, I published an article that made reference to my email correspondence with Michiel Brandjes of Shell concerning sex scandal allegations against a senior Shell Executive made by a Shell insider. The accusations included alleged “serial infidelity involving Shell staff.” Mr Brandjes is Company Secretary & General Counsel Corporate of Royal Dutch Shell Plc.

Donovan email correspondence with Shell ending 16 June 2011

I first approached the Shell Fat Cat in question to give him an opportunity to deny the allegations. Some weeks later, under the threat of an ultimatum I sent to him by email, he supplied Mr Brandjes with copies of my original emails containing the allegations.
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Shell: nothing wrong with fracking and unconventional gas

From pages 32, 33 34 & 35 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.

Shell: nothing wrong with fracking and unconventional gas

In its communication, Shell makes no difference between conventional and unconventional gas in terms of environmental and health risks. The company generally refers to natural gas as being cleaner-burning than coal in power plants and as being a bridge to a low-carbon energy future.

On fracking, Shell states on its website: “This is a safe and proven technique according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is now carrying out a new study into hydraulic fracturing and its potential impact. Fracturing has been used by oil and gas companies for over 60 years.” The company does not mention that there are great differences between the traditional fracking and the present high-volume fracking, that the EPA has been presently accused of hiding some severe impacts of fracking, and that the U.S. government has not been able and/or willing to monitor the booming U.S. shale gas business adequately. read more

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Shell accepts liability for two oil spills in Nigeria

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Oil giant faces a bill of hundreds of millions of dollars following class action suit brought on behalf of communities in Bodo, Ogoniland

The impact of an oil spill near Ikarama in the Niger delta. Photograph: Amnesty International UK

Shell faces a bill of hundreds of millions of dollars after accepting full liability for two massive oil spills that devastated a Nigerian community of 69,000 people and may take at least 20 years to clean up.

Experts who studied video footage of the spills at Bodo in Ogoniland say they could together be as large as the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, when 10m gallons of oil destroyed the remote coastline.

Until now, Shell has claimed that less than 40,000 gallons were spilt in Nigeria. read more

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Shell Canada files paperwork for $1.35B carbon capture project

Regulatory application a first for Alberta

By Dina O’Meara, Calgary Herald August 2, 2011

Shell Canada took its first regulatory step toward commercializing it carbon capture and storage project Quest, which will strip carbon dioxide from its Scotford oilsands upgrader near Edmonton. Photograph by: Ted Jacob, Calgary Herald

CALGARY — Alberta could see its first commercial carbon capture and storage project as soon as 2015 if Shell Canada’s application for its Quest project is approved by provincial regulators — and the energy giant’s board.

Shell filed an application Tuesday on its $1.35-billion Quest joint venture with Chevron Canada and Marathon Oil Sands. read more

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