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Shell continues to delay drilling, waiting for containment barge

Week of August 19, 2012: Vol. 17, No.34

Shell continues to delay drilling, waiting for containment barge

Although Shell has sent three of the vessels from its Arctic drilling fleet north to the Chukchi Sea, in preparation for its planned outer continental shelf exploratory drilling, the company’s drilling program remains on hold, waiting for the completion of retrofit work on the company’s containment barge, the Arctic Challenger, and U.S. Coast Guard certification of the vessel.

The company has installed its new Arctic oil containment system in the barge as part its oil spill contingency arrangements. And before the vessel can depart Seattle, where the system retrofit is being done, all work on the vessel must be completed and the Coast Guard must certify the vessel as safe for its intended use. read more

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Corrib campaigners under scrutiny, Shell to Sea claims

The Irish Times – Friday, August 17, 2012

LORNA SIGGINS, Western Correspondent

SHELL TO Sea says it has received “further evidence” of monitoring of campaigners opposed to the Corrib gas project by a private security company.

The group has released scans of pages from two notebooks, which it says comprises notes taken by security staff employed by Integrated-Risk Management Services (I-RMS). I-RMS is employed by Shell EP Ireland and Corrib gas developers on the project.

The notebooks with records dated between April and June 2010 included names of campaigners, and a reference to a “covert camera”. read more

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Shell Nigeria says leak contained, locals report oil slick

A landmark U.N. report in August last year slammed the government and multinational oil companies, particularly Shell, for 50 years of oil pollution that has devastated the Ogoniland region of the Niger Delta.

Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:49pm IST

* Shell says oil contained, locals say it has spread

* Oil spills common in Africa’s top energy producer

By Tife Owolabi

EWELESUO, Nigeria, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Shell said on Friday it had contained oil leaked from a failed pump within a flowstation on Nigeria’s Nembe Creek though local residents disputed this, saying it had spread to mangrove swamps.

“There was no oil spill, and there was no impact on the environment,” said Precious Okolobo, spokesman for Shell Petroleum Development Corporation (SPDC), a joint venture majority owned by the state oil firm.

“The pump was immediately shut down. However, some oil escaped from the seal into the saver pit in the flowstation, with some sheen observed,” he said. read more

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Problems with Shell’s Arctic Drilling Give Administration a Chance to Hit Pause

Frances Beinecke’s Blog

August 16, 2012

Shell is under tremendous scrutiny as it launches its first foray into Arctic waters—the harshest environment for offshore drilling. The company must put its best foot forward in order to win public trust and secure future drilling rights.

Instead, it is trying to lower the bar. If Shell is already asking for loopholes and exemptions in the nation’s drilling safeguards now, imagine what it might do when attention has moved on and its rigs are operating in the world’s last wild ocean. read more

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OGONI AUTONOMY – A RIGHT NOT A PRIVILEGE

OGONI AUTONOMY – A RIGHT NOT A PRIVILEGE

By – KorneBari Nwike

The declaration of political autonomy by Nigeria’s indigenous Ogoni people is apparently borne out of their desire for freedom, liberty, and the protection of their rights as human beings. In fact, the United Nations see the need for the protection of indigenous peoples’ rights when the UN General Assembly by its resolution 45/164 of 18 December 1990 proclaimed 1993  International year of the World’s indigenous people.

The United Nations pointed out that, “For indigenous peoples all over the world, the protection of their cultural and intellectual property has taken on growing importance and urgency. They cannot exercise their fundamental human rights as distinct…, societies, and peoples without the ability to control the knowledge they have inherited from their ancestors.” Definition of political autonomy by Wikipedia collaborate the above narrative: “ Political freedom (also known as Political autonomy or political agency) is a central concept in western history and political thought and one of the most important (real or ideal) features of democratic societies , it has been described as a relationship free of oppression or coercion; absence of disabling conditions for an individual and the fulfillment of enabling conditions or the absence of lived conditions of compulsion, for example, economic compulsion in a society.” The question to Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and Mr. Joseph Dauda, the outgoing president of the Nigerian Bar Association, is where does the charge for treasonable felony and succession comes in here? read more

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