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Shell China Shale Size May Be Equal to U.S. Gas, Bichsel Says

By Anthony DiPaola – Nov 12, 2012 6:33 AM GMT

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)’s joint venture shale gas developments in China may contain resources on a par with similar developments in the U.S.

“The geology is akin to what we have experienced in the U.S.,” Matthias Bichsel, the company’s global director of projects and technology, said in an interview in Abu Dhabi yesterday. “In the U.S. we have lots of variability and that variability is what we need to explore.”

Energy companies are tapping shale gas trapped deep below layers of rock under the earth’s surface to develop new sources of the fuel used in power plants and petrochemicals facilities. Growing output of the fuel in the U.S., where Shell produces at several areas, may spur use of the fuel for transportation. read more

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Shell cuts Nigeria production over pipeline damage

12 November 2012

LAGOS — Oil giant Shell said Sunday it had shut down a pipeline in southern Nigeria due to damage from oil thieves, causing a 25,000 barrel-per-day cut in crude production.

Shell’s Nigerian arm “has shut down the Imo River Trunkline in its eastern operations after it found several crude theft points on the facility. Production of some 25,000 barrels of oil per day is deferred,” a statement said.

The line was originally isolated on October 31 when the first set of leaking points was discovered, it said, adding that unknown persons installed more crude theft connections days later, bringing the total to six. read more

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Ogonis: Coming Together for the Common Good

MOSOP President /Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo has asked his fellow Ogoni citizens to become more forward looking; beyond the confines of selfish individual gains, hopes and desires.”

In a speech to mark the 17th Anniversary Remembrance of the November 10, 1995 hanging of the Ogoni Nine, which was observed at Ken Saro-Wiwa Peace and Freedom Center, Bori, he said that Ogonis were no longer second and third class citizens in their homeland.

Diigbo, who spoke via phone from New York, said that he was very optimistic about progress, saying “the dreams of our long struggle are at hand; and urging Ogonis to stick together to embrace steps forward for the common good.” read more

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Corrib Gas Project Engulfed in Corruption Allegations

The latest allegation is that the local Irish Police involved in the Corrib Gas Project were supplied with alcohol by Shell EP Ireland.

By John Donovan

Printed below is a self-explanatory email I sent on 11 November 2012 to Mr Michiel Brandjes, Company Secretary & General Counsel Corporate, Royal Dutch Shell Plc.

I sent him further information earlier today including a related email sent to RDS Plc Chief Executive Mr Peter Voser.

I also made reference to the copy of a letter from a solicitor that has been supplied to me.

The solicitor acts for clients in County Mayo concerned by any implication that they have been involved in any corrupt activity allegedly sponsored by Shell.
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Shell and ENI’s billion dollar payment for Nigerian oil project could fall foul of anti-corruption laws

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New information suggests that the US$1.1 billion paid by Shell and the Italian energy company ENI for a Nigerian oil block could fall foul of anti-corruption legislation and highlights the urgent need for strong disclosure laws across the EU. A directive being discussed by the EU Council and Parliament must require full “project-by-project” disclosure to ensure such payments are publicly reported.

The payments made by Shell and ENI in 2011 relate to a disputed Nigerian oil block, OPL-245.[i] Though Shell and ENI paid the Nigerian government, funds were then transferred shortly after to a company controlled by ex-Oil Minister, Dan Etete, who in 2007 was convicted in France of money laundering. According to the current Nigerian Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr Mohammed Adoke, Shell and ENI were fully aware and in agreement that the money would then be transferred to Etete’s company, Malabu Oil & Gas. Earlier this year he stated, “SNUD [a subsidiary of Shell] and ENI agreed to pay Malabu through the Federal Government acting as an obligor the sum of US$1,092,040,000…”[ii] Malabu first obtained the oil block in 1998, in controversial circumstances when Etete himself was the Nigerian Oil Minister under the country’s then-leader General Abacha. read more

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