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Shell Tanker ‘Capulonix’: Murder and cover-up on the high seas?

Shell Tanker ‘Capulonix’

By Alfred & John Donovan

An article on an alleged murder and cover-up, which allegedly took place on the Shell tanker ‘Capulnix’ many years ago, was republished yesterday on a Dutch website.

It therefore seem appropriate to republish our own article on the subject.

In 1974 it was reported that a Shell employee, Leo Rapmund (36), a crewmember on the Shell tanker, ‘Capulonix’, had gone missing, presumed lost overboard.

Over two decades later Rapmund’s family was contacted by a fellow crewmember at the time of the tragedy who wanted to clear his conscience about his knowledge of what really happened. Basically he revealed that Leo Rapmund had been murdered and there were many eyewitnesses to the crime. read more

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Oil cyber-attacks could cost lives, Shell warns

12 December 2011

The oil industry has been warned that cyber-attacks could “cost lives” and cause “huge damage”.

Ludolf Luehmann, an IT manager for Shell, told the World Petroleum Conference in Doha that the company had suffered an increased number of attacks.

He said the hacks had been motivated by both commercial and criminal intent.

Security researcher David Emm said that such attacks were “not only possible, but they’re now real”.

Mr Luehmann said Shell and others in the industry were experiencing a “new dimension” of attack which could leave physical machinery at serious risk. read more

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Middle East can expect ‘dash for gas’, Shell exec tells Oman conference

Muscat, Oman (Platts)–12Dec2011/609 am EST/1109 GMT

Shell anticipates a dash for gas in the Middle East to cope with increasing energy demand and expectations that some 60 million people are due to enter its jobs market over the next ten years.

The forecast came from Mark Carne, Shell’s Executive Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa, addressing the Gas Arabia conference in Muscat Monday.

He was backed in this view by BP’s Chief Economist Christof Ruehl, who said that on a global basis, other fuels will continue to grow over the next 20 years, but gas will grow much faster than any other. He noted that BP’s current Energy Outlook to 2030 anticipates an average annual growth for natural gas consumption of 2.1%. read more

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Big role for gas in global energy mix

LETTER FROM MALCOLM BRINDED (RIGHT) PUBLISHED BY THE FINANCIAL TIMES

From Mr Malcolm Brinded.

Sir, Jürgen Grossman, RWE’s chief executive, makes some important points in articulating the scale of the challenge involved in reducing the carbon footprint of energy production (“Germany faces ‘Herculean’ task with move to renewables”, Special Reports, Energy, December 5). But reconciling economic growth and climate change is not a straight choice between nuclear and renewables. As a result of recent major increases in the global estimates of natural gas resources, energy policymakers should now be confident that they can count on abundant, affordable and acceptable natural gas today and for many decades to come. This is why Angela Merkel is right when she outlines a central role for gas in Germany’s new energy future. read more

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Getting Gas Drilling Right

A version of this editorial appeared in print on December 12, 2011, on page A22 of the New York edition

After several crowded and often raucous hearings, Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed to give the public until Jan. 11 to comment on 2,000 pages of environmental analysis and proposed regulations designed to govern natural gas drilling in deep shale formations in New York State. The extension makes sense. The drilling decision is a momentous one, for the environment and the economy, and it is vitally important to get it right.

The issue is not the fuel. There is little doubt in our minds that natural gas, which is cheap, plentiful and cleaner than coal, could help greatly with the country’s energy and climate problems. read more

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