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Shell has prepared for Greek exit from Eurozone

By Nina Dos Santos, CNN

May 16, 2012

With a staff of more than 90,000 to consider and operations in more than 80 countries to oversee, Shell CEO Peter Voser has admitted that he must plan for what the markets say is an increasingly plausible outcome to a tragedy well into its third year.

Speaking on CNN’s “World Business Today,” Voser said that “one obviously has made provisions” at this stage.

“I still see it as a low likelihood scenario, but we have done our work over the last few months to prepare ourselves,” he said. read more

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Shell warns on US natural gas bounce

Financial Times

By Guy Chazan

Royal Dutch Shell expects US natural gas prices to double by 2015, rebounding strongly from the 10-year lows they have hit as a result of the shale gas boom as US domestic demand for the fuel grows.

In an interview, Shell chief executive …

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Nigeria: Oil Spills – Shell Pays U.S.$1.1 Million to Communities

Lagos — Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) says it paid over $1.1 million last year to communities affected by oil spills in the country.

Managing Director of the company, Mutiu Sunmonu, said in the Shell Briefing Note that the development was the high point of the premium his company has for its host communities.

He said in the last five years, the company has been dealing with an average of 172 oil spills per year, which he stated is slightly more than the 169 average for the 2006 to 2010 period. read more

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‘Inside job’ as Peru eyes gas in uncontacted tribes’ land

In the early 1980s, Shell workers opened up paths into the uncontacted Nahua Indians’ land. Diseases soon wiped out half the tribe.

Secret plans reveal Peru is actively pursuing new gas reserves inside protected tribal land, a flagrant violation of laws that prevent such projects.

The Nahua-Nanti Reserve in southeast Peru is known for its uncontacted Amazon tribes, but more controversially, for a wide stretch of gas fields called the Camisea project.

Only last month, despite 75% of one gas block already dominating the reserve, Peru’s Ministry of Mines and Energy gave the Camisea consortium the green light for more gas exploration. read more

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Ukraine sees 2017 for commercial shale gas output

KIEV | Wed May 16, 2012 8:40am EDT

May 16 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron Corp, Ukraine’s partners for exploring and developing shale gas, will start commercial gas production in 2017, a government minister said on Wednesday.

“Drilling is likely to start next year,” Environment and Natural Resources Minister Eduard Stavitsky told a news conference of plans which focus on two potentially large shale gas fields.

Shell will develop the Yuzivska area, in eastern Donetsk and Kharkiv regions, while Chevron will explore the Olesska area in the western region of Lviv. read more

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Asian Nations Join Shell on Canada LNG Project

May 16, 2012

By MARI IWATA

TOKYO—Energy companies from China, South Korea and Japan have put aside political and commercial rivalries to ship billions of dollars worth of Canadian liquefied natural gas to Asian markets, but they will face stiff competition for supplies and customers from a raft of competing projects.

In a landmark agreement, Mitsubishi Corp., 8058.TO -0.49% Korea Gas Corp. and PetroChina Co. 0857.HK -3.80% late Wednesday said they and Royal Dutch Shell RDSA +0.66% PLC would go ahead with a “LNG Canada” project to pipe gas to the Pacific Coast, where it will be deep-chilled and exported by sea. read more

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Houston Chronicle: Motiva a case study in workplace regulation

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Motiva eventually pleaded no contest to negligent homicide in 2003 and the CEO issued an apology. Motiva was ordered to pay a $10 million fine and plead guilty to criminal environmental charges.

Posted 16 May 2005

Delaware flexes legal muscle in a 2001 death at a refinery owned by Houston oil outfit

By LISE OLSEN

Only Shell and its refining companies came close to BP’s death toll for the decade. Shell Oil Products, predecessor Equilon Enterprises and sister company Motiva Enterprises together recorded 11 deaths.

Federal law allows prosecutors to go after employers whose willful violation of workplace safety leads to a death — but it almost never happens.

There have been no federal criminal prosecutions of employers for homicide in workplace deaths under that law in at least a decade in Texas. read more

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The 9 Worst Employee Freak-Outs in History

Hi John,

We just posted an article, “The 9 Worst Employee Freak-Outs in History” (http://www.onlinebusinessdegree.org/2012/05/15/the-9-worst-employee-freak-outs-in-history/). I thought I’d drop a quick line and let you know in case you thought it was something your audience would be interested in reading.

Thanks!
Jay Smith    

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