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From Battlefield to Oilfield

Searching for buried explosives inch by inch across a landmass the size of Bahrain is all part of a day’s work for Ken Portanger, Shell Iraq’s Explosive Removal team lead. Littered with mines, grenades, missiles and other deadly munitions, the Majnoon site is a stark reminder of the field’s turbulent past.

Located along the border of Iraq near Iran, Majnoon (“crazy” in Arabic) is a super major oilfield which has seen its fair share of crazy times. It was the site of major land battles during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980’s. These battles took their toll on the field’s oil production facilities, but also the neighbouring communities. Shell started work on the Majnoon field development project in early 2010.  First it had to clean the field’s explosive past, by literally sifting through the sands of time. read more

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Here is a case were a Federal Judge engaged in misconduct in a ruling favoring Shell Oil.
Shell Oil Co. v. United States | Justia U.S. Federal Circuit Court of …

During World War II, the U.S. contracted with oil companies for the production of aviation fuel, which resulted in production of hazardous waste. The waste was dumped at the California McColl site. Several decades later, the oil companies were held liable for cleanup costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9601, and sought reimbursement from the government based on the contracts. The district court entered summary judgment on liability, finding that the contracts contained open ended indemnification agreements and encompassed costs for CERLCA cleanup, and awarded $87,344,345.70. The trial judge subsequently discovered that his wife had inherited 97.59 shares of stock in a parent to two of the oil companies. The judge ultimately vacated his summary judgment rulings; severed two companies from the suit and directed the clerk to reassign their claims to a different judge; reinstated his prior decisions with respect to two remaining companies; and entered judgment against the government ($68,849,505). The Federal Circuit vacated and remanded for reassignment to another judge. The judge was required to recuse himself under 28 U.S.C. 455(b)(4) and the error was not harmless. read more

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database

About POGO’s Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The government awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct such as contract fraud and environmental, ethics, and labor violations.  In the absence of a centralized federal database listing instances of misconduct, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is providing such data.  We believe that it will lead to improved contracting decisions and public access to information about how the government spends hundreds of billions of taxpayer money each year on goods and services. read more

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San Francisco Gasoline Gains After Shell Martinez Flares Gases

By Lynn Doan – Jun 8, 2012 11:02 PM GMT+0100

California-blend gasoline in San Francisco gained for the first time in four days after Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) flared gases at the Martinez oil refinery in Northern California because of an “operational issue.”

The 158,000-barrel-a-day Martinez plant reported a release of sulfur dioxide at about 12:20 p.m. local time, a notice to the California Emergency Management Agency showed. Kayla Macke, a Shell spokeswoman in Houston, declined to comment on whether the incident affected production at the plant. read more

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Subsidies may grow for Shell Oil

The news of additional subsidies for Shell, the world’s second-largest company with more than $20 billion in profits last year, left state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, “very troubled.” “Wouldn’t it make more sense for the company that caused the pollution to pay for the costs of cleaning it up, rather than the taxpayers?”

 By Alex Nixon

Tribune-Review: Published: Friday, June 8, 2012, 9:20 p.m.

Taxpayers could be on the hook for cleaning up pollution at a zinc smelter site in Beaver County, increasing the public price tag if Shell Oil Co. buys the property for a new petrochemical plant.

Shell, which would not have to pay property taxes for 15 years at the Horsehead Corp. site and could qualify for $1.7 billion in state credits, might have its environmental cleanup bills covered by federal tax incentives, state officials said on Friday. read more

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Gulf Gasoline Drops After Motiva Said to Plan Crude Unit Start

By Paul Burkhardt – Jun 8, 2012 6:38 PM GMT+0100

Gulf Coast gasoline weakened as Motiva Enterprises was said to plan a June 10 start of the new 325,000-barrel-a-day crude unit at its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery.

The unit, shut June 3 to repair damage from a small fire, could near full rates within a day of the restart, said a person with knowledge of operations at the plant who declined to be identified because he isn’t authorized to speak for the company.

The discount for conventional, 87-octane gasoline in the Gulf Coast narrowed 2.5 cents to 11 cents a gallon versus futures traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 12:07 p.m. local time, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Prompt delivery fell 6.97 cents to $2.5303 a gallon. read more

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