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Shell and Sunoco settle groundwater contamination lawsuit for $35 million

Shell, Sunoco Settle Groundwater Suit With New Hampshire

By Don Jeffrey – Nov 8, 2012 6:14 PM GMT

New Hampshire reached a $35 million settlement with Shell Oil Co. and Sunoco Inc. of a lawsuit over claims that the gasoline refiners and manufacturers used chemicals that contaminated groundwater.

The state sued a number of oil companies in 2003, charging that they knew the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) would pollute water supplies, state Attorney General Michael Delaney said today in a statement.

“My office will continue to hold oil companies responsible for their role in causing groundwater contamination in this state,” Delaney said. “This is a substantial recovery that will be used to clean up contaminated groundwaters throughout New Hampshire.” read more

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Shell trying to get out of Arctic after ending drilling season

“…the company’s Sikorsky S-92 helicopters had not been prepared with de-icing equipment, and the pilots I spoke with lacked experience flying on the North Slope.”

Alaska Dispatch | Nov 07, 2012

More than a week after completing its preliminary oil and gas drilling operations, Royal Dutch Shell is trying to get its equipment out of the rapidly freezing Alaska Arctic.

Popular Mechanics reports that as of Tuesday, ” some of the oil giant’s vessels are still in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas north of the Alaska coast — and the winter ice is forming.” The magazine website adds: “While the ice doesn’t pose any near-term danger, the delay highlights the logistical challenges facing Shell as it launches the first offshore Arctic drilling to take place in U.S. waters since the 1990s.” read more

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Shell to Set Up Global Technology Hub in Bangalore

By Rakesh Sharma: Published November 08, 2012: Dow Jones Newswires read more

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Examples of Shell’s Environmental Track Record

Examples of Shell’s Environmental Track Record

Environmental Leader: Shell Catches Flak Over Green Ad, Releases Sustainability Report: 8 May 2007

New York Times: Shell and ‘Flower Power’: 31 May 2007

The Independent: Inside Story: Advertising environmentalism – Is it just greenwash?: 31 March 2008 (GREENWASH)

HEADLINE ON SHELL ADVERT POSTER: DON’T THROW ANYTHING AWAY THERE IS NO WAY

They say: Shell’s “Don’t throw anything away – there is no away” campaign features an ad with a cartoon oil refinery emitting flowers, accompanied by the claim that Shell uses its waste CO2 to grow flowers, and waste sulphur to make concrete. read more

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Selection of Shell related article links published 8 November 2012

INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY A FORMER SHELL OIL CO EMPLOYEE

John,

Here are a few Shell articles for you and your viewers:

Shell Oil Delayed in Arctic Departure

Popular Mechanics-17 hours ago: Shell Oil Delayed in Arctic Departure. The company ended its drilling operation in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas more than a week ago but is …

COMMENT: This article is very interesting because it addresses directly an allegation I made some time ago, i.e., that Shell was abandoning oil production wells without plugging them. As such these wells represent an ongoing pollution hazard and wellhead equipment slowly corrodes away. Eventually many of these wells could begin to leak oil and gas, polluting the surrounding environment. Shell clearly has no intention of re-entering these wells and putting them back on production. The reason they were not plugged is that management didn’t want to spend the money to do so, and really didn’t give a flying **** about the future environement and health problems these wells posed for the local populace. I suspect that there are hundreds of old Shell well that have been abandoned but not plugged, and I suspect that many of these wells are now leaking both gas and oil into the surrounding environment. read more

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