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Environmental groups weighing appeal of Shell’s air permit

Alaska Dispatch | Sep 21, 2011

Environmental groups say they’re reviewing air quality permits approved Monday by the federal government for Shell Oil, which hopes to drill offshore next year in Alaska’s Arctic.

The Environmental Protection Agency authorized air emissions from Shell’s drill ship Discover and a support fleet of icebreakers, oil spill response vessels and supply ships to operate 120 days a year in Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort seas.

According to reports by Dow Jones and Reuters, Shell could face additional legal challenges over the permits, the approval of which marked a “major milestone” in oil multinational’s multi-year, billion dollar Arctic offshore drilling quest. read more

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From our archives: U.S. unions urge boycott of Shell to fight apartheid

The unions contend Royal Dutch/Shell, the world’s second largest multinational company in terms of sales, employs black slave labor in South Africa’s Rietspruit coal mine…

ublication: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: January 19, 1986
Author: Barry Cronin
Section: SUNDAY NEWS
Edition: FIVE STAR SPORTS FINAL
Page: 55

A coalition of labor unions has called on Americans to boycott products sold by the Shell Oil Co., a subsidiary of the Royal Dutch/ Shell Group, which has extensive oil, coal and chemical operations in South Africa.

The unions contend Royal Dutch/Shell, the world’s second largest multinational company in terms of sales, employs black slave labor in South Africa’s Rietspruit coal mine, of which it owns 50 percent with a South African firm. read more

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Shell Won’t Shed Refineries, CEO Says

SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

By RYAN DEZEMBER

Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s chief executive says he has no plans to follow in the footsteps of rivals and shed refineries.

“We will remain an integrated oil company,” Peter Voser, head of the Anglo-Dutch oil giant, said Wednesday in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

Several so-called integrated oil companies, which explore for oil and refine crude, have lately concluded they would be better off split into separate parts.

ConocoPhillips said in July that it is dividing itself into two publicly traded companies, one for each side of the business. That follows a similar move Marathon Oil Corp. made this summer when it created publicly traded Marathon Petroleum Corp. to run its refineries. Meanwhile, Murphy Oil Corp. has sold all of its refineries except for one in Wales, which it is actively shopping. read more

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Shell to invest $1.6bn in Brazilian oil block

Royal Dutch Shell will invest more than $1.6bn in the second phase exploration of a key Brazilian oil block and also plans to compete in the country’s next auction of oil and gas concessions, senior company figures have disclosed.

An oil rig in Guanabara bay, Rio de Janeiro Photo: Alamy
Robin Yapp

By , in Sao Paulo 7:07PM BST 21 Sep 2011

Already Brazil’s second biggest oil producer after the state-run energy giant Petrobras, Shell has had impressive results in the Campos Basin, part of Brazil’s pre-salt oil fields that lie deep below the Atlantic ocean and a thick layer of salt.

Production in the area has been 30pc higher than anticipated, convincing Shell to make substantial further investment in the hope of seeing similarly impressive results.

Andre Araujo, president of Shell Brazil, said the second phase development of the BC-10 block in the Campos Basin – in which Shell has a 50pc share and is believed to hold 400m barrels of recoverable oil – will start next year. read more

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Shell chief warns of era of energy volatility

Financial Times

By Ed Crooks in New York

Published: September 21 2011 23:40

Extracts

Oil and gas supplies will struggle to keep up with world demand growth, making energy prices more expensive and more volatile in the long term, the head of Europe’s largest oil company has warned.

Peter Voser, the chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, told the Financial Times:

“We will have a lot of volatility ahead of us that we cannot avoid … for energy prices in general.”

Complete article

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