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Fiery flare, smoke from Motiva Norco refinery result of accident

A file photo of the Motiva Enterprises refinery from Times-Picayune archive

Published: Wednesday, May 09, 2012, 1:10 PM     Updated: Wednesday, May 09, 2012, 1:10 PM

 Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune

A fiery flaring of chemicals from the Motiva Enterprises refinery in Norco Tuesday night, accompanied by a large plume of smoke, was the result of a heater unit failure that forced a shutdown of a portion of the refinery, the state Department of Environmental Quality confirmed today. read more

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Shell: Nigeria has black market for crude

LAGOS, Nigeria, May 9 (UPI) — There is a “massive” black market for crude oil stolen from Shell’s subsidiary in Nigeria, the company said in a briefing note.

Shell declared force majeure on the Nigerian blend of crude oil last week because of what it described as rampant theft from one of its oil pipelines there.

Shell said there were more than 230 cases of oil theft in 2011, compared with 187 reported in 2010.

“There is also a massive illegal refining business based on stolen crude oil,” the Platts news service quoted the company as stating. “All these have reduced the amount of oil Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria is producing, created environmental and social problems from oil spills and reduced government revenue that could be used to develop infrastructure and services.” read more

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US pension fund giants lead Shell onslaught

FROM OUR ARCHIVES

By John Donovan

In May 2005, Royal Dutch Shell was in the middle of the maelstrom arising from the reserves scandal. Shell had defrauded many of its own shareholders as a result of filing false information with the US Securities & Exchange Commission. The Sunday Telegraph article printed below provides an insight into the subsequent legal “onslaught”.

After being approached by the U.S. lawyers, Bernstein Liebhard & Lifshitz, acting for the lead plaintiffs, I supplied Shell insider evidence and contact with Shell whistleblowers, including Dr John Huong, a Shell production geologist.  read more

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