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Shell-Led Arctic Push Finds U.S. Shy

By Carol Wolf and Kasia Klimasinska on July 18, 2012

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) has spent $4.5 billion since 2005 preparing to explore for oil off Alaska’s north coast in the Arctic. U.S. taxpayers may end up paying almost as much to supervise future operations in the region.

Shell, which may begin drilling next month, is one of at least six companies planning to extract oil, gas and minerals in the Arctic as global warming melts ice and opens new sea lanes to commerce. As the companies move in, so must the Coast Guard, to defend U.S. interests, perform sea rescues and coordinate the government’s response to any oil spills. read more

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Shell hit with Twitter hoax, campaign spoof

By , Wednesday, July 18, 9:09 PM

With Shell under scrutiny following news that one of its drilling ships in Alaska’s Dutch Harborlost its mooring earlier this week, an old campaign spoofing the oil company has been reborn.The campaign skewers Shell’s “Let’s Go” ad campaign by adding captions such as “Birds are like sponges…for oil! Let’s Go,” to pictures of arctic wildlife and scenery.

Tweeting under the handle @ShellisPrepared, a group lampooning the oil giant is simultaneously directing people to that page — making it look like a user submission contest gone wrong — while telling visitors not to redistribute the link in the way that a real company would.

“We are maintaining a list of all retweeters and will fwd it to our legal team tomorrow,” the people behind the joke account wrote in just one of dozens of messages. “Please don’t share offensive ads. We’re working to remove them,” readsanother. read more

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Epic Shell PR fail? No, the real villains here are Greenpeace

COMMENT BY A REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR REGARDING RECENT POSTINGS “BY LondonLad” ON OUR SHELL BLOG

Does LondonLad write for the New Statesman?

I find it hard to see why something very obviously tongue in cheek upsets these people – Shell don’t even bother to make their spin entertaining, while Greenpeace make no pretence about what is obviously mockery.

However, even the NewStatesman acknowledges the damage done by Shell in Nigeria.

Epic Shell PR fail? No, the real villains here are Greenpeace

Since when were Greenpeace the bad guys?

By Martin Robbins[1] Published 18 July 2012 11:15

A Greenpeace activist covers the logo of the Shell oil company A Greenpeace activist covers the logo of the Shell oil company in protest. Photograph: Getty ImagesFor several weeks now I’ve watched endless retweets of “epic Shell PR fails” cascading down my timeline, seeming less like bullshit than the thousands of identical, perfectly-formed little packets of poo you might find behind an incontinent deer. In June came a video supposedly filmed at a private launch party for Shell’s “Let’s Go! Arctic” campaign, which showed “an obvious malfunction of the model rig that was supposed to pour drinks for guests,” a major gaffe with hilarious results:

The video was reported widely in the media, gaining half a million views within a day of its release. Then it was revealed as a hoax, a publicity stunt organised by Greenpeace in collaboration [2] with The Yes Men and Occupy Seattle. read more

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Diver Inspection of Drillship Leased By Shell Shows No Damage

JULY 17, 2012

UPDATE: Diver Inspection of Drillship Leased By Shell Shows No Damage

–Shell, U.S. Coast Guard say inspection showed no damage to drillship

–Vessel is part of Shell’s controversial Arctic drilling plan, scheduled to start this summer

–Shell is investigating the incident

By Angel Gonzalez

HOUSTON–A team of divers inspecting a drillship leased by Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA, RDSA.LN, RDSB, RDSB.LN) for its Arctic oil-exploration program found no signs of damage after the ship drifted off its moorings last weekend, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. read more

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Shell poised to bid for China shale gas exploration rights

By Xie Yu in Shanghai (China Daily): Updated: 2012-07-18 08:03

25.1 trillion cu m of exploitable shale gas resources could meet country’s gas demands for 200 years

Global energy giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc is eager to participate in China’s unconventional gas exploitation projects, especially shale gas, Lim Haw-kuang, executive chairman of Shell China Group, said on Tuesday in Shanghai.

“I am anxiously waiting for the second shale gas tender,” he said, adding that Shell is willing to cooperate with the Chinese companies that win the tender. read more

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