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Shell pulls out of Kurdistan oil talks

FINANCIAL TIMES

November 16, 2011 10:05 pm

By Sylvia Pfeifer and Javier Blas in Erbil, northern Iraq

Royal Dutch Shell has pulled out of oil-development talks with the Kurdistan regional government in an effort to protect lucrative investments in southern Iraq, including a potential $17bn natural gas deal.

FULL FT ARTICLE

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Motiva Enterprises and Others Sued Over Robotics Patents

Honeywell, Siemens, Others Sued Over Robotics Patents

By Megan Leonhardt

Law360, New York (November 16, 2011, 5:07 PM ET) — A Washington state-based software provider on Tuesday targeted Honeywell International Inc., Siemens Corp., oil refinery operator Motiva Enterprises LLC and others in three separate patent infringement suits over integrated software used to control robotic manufacturing machines.

Roy-G-Biv Corp. alleges in Texas federal court that Honeywell, Siemens, Motiva, ABB Ltd. and packaging solutions company MeadWestvaco Corp. have imported, produced, sold and used software and equipment that infringe several patents. read more

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Shell Accused of Abetting Torture & Murder

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

By KEVIN KOENINGER

MANHATTAN (CN) – Three Nigerian widows say Shell Petroleum and its African subsidiaries conspired with each other and with Nigeria’s military government “to violate basic human rights … so as to ensure their continued enjoyment of disproportionately huge profit from very cheap oil they obtained from the Ogoniland,” a 400-square-mile section of the Niger Delta.

The widows say their husbands, members of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), were part of “the Ogoni 9,” who were falsely accused of murdering tribal elders. read more

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Turkey hopes for Shell exploration deal

FINANCIAL TIMES

November 16, 2011

By Daniel Dombey in Istanbul and Michael Kavanagh in London

Turkey said it hopes to conclude an exploration deal with Royal Dutch Shell in the coming days…

FULL FT ARTICLE

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Allegations surrounding Shell Malabu $1.3 billion Nigerian oil deal

Printed below are several recent articles from Nigerian publications containing allegations of corruption relating to the Shell Malabu 9 billion barrel oil block deal.

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Saudi, Shell gas JV gets approval to assess Kidan

Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:32am EST

* Appraisal to be completed by end-2013

* Kidan is rich in sour gas

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – A joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Aramco has won approval from the Saudi government to study the possible development of Kidan area, in Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter, the South Rub al-Khali Co (SRAK) venture said on Wednesday.

Kidan is rich in sour gas and is near the 750,000 barrels per day (bpd) Shaybah oilfield, one of the biggest in the world’s top oil exporter. Sour gas has high levels of potentially deadly hydrogen sulphide and therefore is tougher to produce than conventional gas reserves. read more

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Shell cited by EPA for fake biofuel credits

Companies cited by EPA for fake biofuel credits

By Ayesha Rascoe

WASHINGTON | Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:05pm EST

(Reuters) – Energy and financial companies caught up in a scheme involving fraudulent renewable energy credits could now face civil fines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The EPA has issued 24 notices of violation to more than a dozen companies, including units of Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil and Morgan Stanley, for the use of invalid renewable identification numbers, or RINs, according to the EPA website. read more

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