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Shell’s Arctic Oil Drilling Window Closing As Permits Awaited

August 15, 2012

By Selina Williams

LONDON–The short window for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) to drill exploratory wells off Alaska’s Arctic coast is rapidly narrowing as the company still hasn’t completed the retrofit of its vital oil spill response vessel or received final permits for its use.

Shell initially planned to begin exploration activities in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas in July. However, the company said Wednesday that it is still working with U.S. officials on a schedule for inspections and deployment of the converted barge, the Arctic Challenger, which needs to be in place before drilling can start. read more

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The day it seemed Total was on the brink of a takeover bid for Shell

FROM OUR SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE FOR 15 AUGUST 2004

SUNDAY 15 AUGUST 2005, THE DAY IT APPEARED TOTAL WAS ON THE BRINK OF MAKING A TAKEOVER BID FOR ROYAL DUTCH SHELL, THE OIL GIANT WEAKENED BY THE OIL RESERVES FRAUD IN WHICH SHELL SHAREHOLDERS AND EMPLOYEES WERE INNOCENT VICTIMS

The Observer: Ailing Shell braced for French bid

Oil giant ‘could merge with rival Total’: “the possibility of a deal is now the subject of fevered speculation in the City.”

Nick Mathiason

Sunday August 15, 2004

Royal Dutch/Shell is bracing itself for a takeover bid, with Shell executives now conceding that it is vulnerable to a predator.

Insiders at the Anglo-Dutch oil giant fear Total, the French oil group, will launch a raid. Total, the world’s fourth-largest oil firm, is considered the only predator capable of gaining regulatory approval for what would be a spectacular merger.

Total is smaller than Shell, with a market cap of £68 billion against Shell’s cap of more than £94bn. read more

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Rossport Five call for Shell to lift injunction

FROM OUR AUGUST 2005 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE

Ulster TV (Ireland): Rossport Five call for Shell to lift injunction

“In an open letter the Rossport Five say they accept the call for dialogue by the company but cannot follow through on it until they’re released.”

MONDAY 15/08/2005 12:45:28

The Mayo men jailed for contempt of court seven weeks ago are calling on Shell to lift the injunction so they can enter into talks with the company.

In an open letter the Rossport Five say they accept the call for dialogue by the company but cannot follow through on it until they`re released.

They were imprisoned indefinitely in June for breaching a court order directing that they not obstruct work on the Corrib Gas pipeline.

The men`s spokesman Mark Garavan says apologising to the court isn`t an option. read more

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Exxon and Shell win Ukraine oil bid: FT

LONDON | Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:05am IST

(Reuters) – Ukraine has approved a joint offshore exploration bid led by ExxonMobil (XOM.N) and Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) to unlock oil and gas reserves deep under the Black Sea, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

The newspaper cited three people familiar with the situation as saying the grouping, which also includes Romania’s OMV Petrom and Ukraine’s state company Nadra, was chosen in a tender process over Russia’s Lukoil (LKOH.MM). read more

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Safety alert lifted at Shell refinery in Martinez after gas leak sealed

By Rick Hurd and Sean Maher Oakland Tribune

Posted:   08/14/2012 01:39:01 PM PDT
Updated:   08/14/2012 09:22:58 PM PDT

MARTINEZ — A gas leak that caused black smoke to rise from the Shell oil refinery in Martinez on Tuesday was sealed by 3 p.m., in time for people to resume their outside activities, officials said.

“It is safe to be outside,” said Randy Sawyer, the Chief Environmental Health and Hazardous Materials Officer for Contra Costa County.

A leak starting about 12:40 p.m. caused the black smoke, a refinery spokesman said. A piece of safety equipment called a flare began burning off the gas so the leak wouldn’t combust, Shell spokesman Steve Lesher said read more

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