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Court knocks down BASF, Shell Brazil payment

Published July 04, 2012

Associated Press

SAO PAULO –  Brazil’s top labor court has knocked down a judge’s order that Shell Brasil SA and BASF SA deposit $382 million into a fund for workers allegedly contaminated at a chemicals plant.

An emailed statement from the court Wednesday says its lead judge ruled a day earlier in favor of an appeal against immediate payment. A class-action lawsuit seeking compensation from the companies remains before the labor court.

A federal judge in late June ordered the subsidiaries of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and BASF SE to pay into the fund now. Prosecutors sought the order, saying the cash should be immediately available in case workers win the overall lawsuit. read more

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Israeli gas discoveries and shale gas potential

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Subject: Israeli gas discoveries and shale gas potential

The Israeli’s have made some very large oil and gas discoveries in the off-shore Mediterranean Sea, but the major western oil companies like Royal Dutch Shell are not interested in investing in this new frontier. Wonder why ? How about fear of retaliation by Islamic terrorist groups and boycotts by Arab countries?

We can guess why Royal Dutch Shell won’t go near Israel – the company’s historical antisemitism during its association with Hitler and the Nazis.

Israel has massive potential in its oil shale resources, almost as much as the US and China. Perhaps as much as Saudi Arabia. Israel could in fact, in the next 20 years, become a serious exporter of oil and gas. read more

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