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Shell uses Internet to show Nigeria oil spill data

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press, Updated: Wednesday, November 2, 4:13 PM


LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC long has argued that thieves are to blame for most of the oil spills coming from pipelines in Nigeria’s crude-producing southern delta. Now the company is trying to prove that claim in real time on the Internet.


Shell, the dominant oil company in Nigeria since production began there more than 50 years ago, has started posting photographs and reports on a website from every oil spill investigated by the company this year. read more

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Gas Fracking Probably Caused Earthquakes in U.K.

Two small earthquakes near Blackpool in northwest England earlier this year were probably caused by hydraulic fracturing, a technique of grinding underground rocks to extract natural gas.

It is “highly probable” that fracking, as the process is known, at the Preese Hall-1 site caused the seismic events, Cuadrilla Resources Ltd., a U.K.-based shale explorer, said in a report published today. The combination of geological factors that led to the events were rare and the strongest possible tremor, of a magnitude of 3, would not be a risk to safety or property on the surface, the report said. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell: ‘Unprecendented’ number of oil thefts target its Nigeria operation

By Associated Press, Updated: Wednesday, November 2, 10:07 AM

LAGOS, Nigeria — Royal Dutch Shell PLC says its Nigerian subsidiary faces an “unprecedented” level of oil thefts targeting its operation in the oil-rich African nation.

Shell said in a statement Wednesday that it has seen 10 spills caused by theft since the end of August. The company said it had to shut its Imo River field in August, which produces about 25,000 barrels of oil a day.

Shell said pipelines bore drill holes and valves, signs of thieves siphoning off crude oil.

Meanwhile, the firm said it lifted a production warning on its Forcados production after it discovered a “sabotage leak” on its Trans Forcados pipeline. read more

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Australia Delays Ruling on Shell-PetroChina Bid

NOVEMBER 2, 2011, 4:52 A.M. ET

By DAVID WINNING And DAVID FICKLING

SYDNEY—Australia’s foreign-investment watchdog has pushed back by up to 90 days a decision on the takeover of coal-seam-gas developer Bow Energy Ltd. by a joint venture of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and PetroChina Co.

In a government notice to parliament, the Foreign Investment Review Board said it needed more time to decide whether to approve the 535 million Australian dollar (US$557 million) deal, which would enable Shell and PetroChina’s Arrow Energy venture to expand its proposed gas-export facility in Queensland state. read more

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