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Shell to pay $10.75 million settlement for gas station violations

From our October 2005 Shell news archive

San Diego Union Tribune: Shell to pay $10.75 million settlement for gas station violations

“County and city officials announced Wednesday they had reached a $10.75 million settlement with Shell Oil Co. over environmental-health violations at its local gas stations dating back to 1999.”

Wednesday 12 October 2005

By Karen Kucher
UNION-TRIBUNE BREAKING NEWS TEAM

SAN DIEGO – County and city officials announced Wednesday they had reached a $10.75 million settlement with Shell Oil Co. over environmental-health violations at its local gas stations dating back to 1999.

“Today the environment in San Diego just got safer,” District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said at a news conference downtown that also included City Attorney Michael Aguirre, the head of the county’s Environmental Health Department and other county and city lawyers. read more

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Oil Industry Lobby Groups Sue US SEC to Keep Payments Secret

“We are greatly disappointed that the oil industry is trying to use the courts to bully the SEC and push for secrecy in their payments to governments.” said Gary. “We call on companies, such as BP, Exxon, Chevron and Shell, who are hiding behind industry associations to do their dirty work while espousing transparency rhetoric, to disassociate themselves from the lawsuit.”

Targeted News Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 — Oxfam America issued the following news release:

International development and relief organization Oxfam America expressed extreme disappointment that the oil industry has decided to try to use the courts to keep investors and the public in the dark regarding payments to resource-rich countries. The American Petroleum Institute, a lobby group representing companies such as BP, Exxon, Chevron and Shell, filed a lawsuit against the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday to overturn a US law that will provide valuable information to investors and help prevent corrupt government officials from squandering oil and mineral wealth in resource-rich countries. read more

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Shell Oil’s next Arctic challenge?

Alex DeMarban | Oct 11, 2012

Believing the U.S. Arctic Ocean contains one of the world’s richest undiscovered oil and gas plays, Royal Dutch Shell is already considering what it will take to ship vast amounts of oil across Alaska.

The oil giant might just find the bonanza next summer. In recent weeks, it’s punched the first exploratory holes into the U.S. Arctic seabed in more than two decades. Federal regulators won’t let Shell drill into potential oil-bearing zones this season. But that’s expected to happen after the sea ice begins to melt next summer, now that the company’s oil-spill containment barge has won Coast Guard certification. read more

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Shell gets approval for Arctic oil-spill barge

Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:37pm GMT

By Yereth Rosen

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Oct 11 (Reuters) – An oil-spill barge that Royal Dutch Shell Plc needs to support drilling in Arctic waters has regulatory approval, even though it has come too late for this year’s operations, officials from the U.S. Coast Guard and Shell said on Thursday.

Without the Arctic Challenger oil-containment vessel on site, Shell has been allowed to drill only to shallow depths — “top-hole” drilling that stops thousands of feet short of oil-bearing geologic zones. read more

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Shell Seeks to Export U.S. Oil

October 12, 2012

By BEN LEFEBVRE

HOUSTON—Royal Dutch Shell RDSA +0.28% PLC said late Thursday it has applied for a permit from the U.S. Department of Commerce to export crude oil in a sign of how a boom in U.S. oil production from shale rock is reshaping the country’s role in the global energy marketplace.

The U.S. currently exports less than less than one half of 1% of its total oil imports, according to data from the Energy Information Administration. However, the revolution in hydraulic fracturing technology that has coaxed large volumes of light sweet oil from shale rock previously thought unprofitable has generated an unprecedented boom that the EIA says will bring U.S. production to its highest level in nearly two decades next year. read more

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Begich hearing focuses on Shell’s drilling offshore in Alaska

Published: October 11, 2012

By LISA DEMER — [email protected]

Anchorage — Better ice forecasting in the Alaska Arctic. More Coast Guard resources. More jobs for North Slope residents. A share of oil revenue for Alaska. Streamlined permits and regulation.

Those are some of the ideas presented Thursday to a U.S. Senate panel holding a field hearing in Anchorage on what was learned from this year’s offshore drilling by Royal Dutch Shell in the Alaska Arctic.

The overflow crowd also heard specifics on what happened to a Shell oil spill response system damaged during testing. read more

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