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Selection of Shell related articles 23 November 2012

John,

Here is today’s selection of  Shell related articles for your readers:

Exxon warning adds to Nigeria oil output problems: Reuters-Nov 21, 2012-Royal Dutch Shell lifted on Wednesday its force majeure on Nigeria’s benchmark Bonny Light crude oil exports, easing some of the supply …

Shell to Invest in China: Zacks.com-One of the largest oil and gas companies, Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A – Analyst Report) plans to make an annual investment of $1 billion in …

Colombia awards 49 oil blocks, expects $2.6 bn in investment: Fox News-Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol won the rights to 12 blocks, … Spain’s Repsol, Royal Dutch Shell, Colombia’s Hocol and Norway’s … read more

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Shell Says Improved Security Needed to Curb Nigeria Oil Theft

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo – Nov 23, 2012 2:11 PM GMT

Nigeria needs to improve security patrols on its pipelines to curb theft, according to Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), the nation’s largest oil producer.

Shell removed 135 illegal connections from its pipelines in the first ten months of the year, Tony Okonedo, a Lagos-based company spokesman, said today by e-mail. At least 96 caused spills, he said.

“Every time SPDC shuts down production to undertake repairs and disable identified theft points, the crude thieves use the opportunity of pressure drop along the line to install new ones elsewhere along the facility,” he said. SPDC is Shell’s Nigerian unit. read more

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The loose cannon from Sakhalin Energy

I appreciate your intent but I think you are taking significant risks for your own safety with these emails. I strongly suggest you leave these things behind you and look for other opportunities and the future. Just forget about this as it is not worth it!”

By John Donovan

Our new Sakhalin source, whose identity is well known to Shell and associated parties including Sakhalin Energy and Gazprom, has supplied us with emails they have received from current and former senior people involved in Sakhalin Energy. We believe the emails are genuine.

The following are extracts from one such email they received:

I did not react to your first email a week ago and have mixed feelings when you now send me another one.
 
I appreciate your intent but I think you are taking significant risks for your own safety with these emails. I strongly suggest you leave these things behind you and look for other opportunities and the future. Just forget about this as it is not worth it!
 
Whatever happens with SNGS will happen but it is not up to me and neither do I want to be involved with SNGS now or in the future.
 
We were happy, not to have to be confronted anymore to anything related to all these negative things that happened in Sakhalin. We only would like to cherish the good things which luckily is much more than what happened at the end of our stay in Sakhalin.
 
Emails like you wrote to SEIC management will only be negative perceived by anyone who receives them and could be damaging for the people still working in SNGS. If we really do want to help the people in SNGS, than the best thing to do is to stay out of this and avoid that SNGS would receive more negative publicity regardless the good intentions you have. read more

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Critics blast Shell, saying its Jackpine oilsands plan will harm the environment

By Sheila Pratt, Edmonton Journal November 21, 2012 EDMONTON – Shell Canada is trying to “sneak” its Jackpine project past regulators before the regional plan is complete, and the $12-billion mine expansion should be delayed for a year, a review panel was told in the final day of hearings into the project 100 km northeast of Fort McMurray.

The company came under heavy fire Wednesday, partly because its plan to move the Muskeg River, in order to mine the riverbed, runs counter to a 2008 provincial plan calling for protection of the watershed.

First Nations also said Shell’s science is “biased”and “full of gaps,” while the company’s refusal to set aside conservation land to offset habitat destruction drew fire from federal interveners.

Environmentalists rejected the company’s claim there will be “no unacceptable, long-term environmental effects” after decades of mining. read more

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Shell poised to hand out Brent disposal contracts

By Rob Watts London

 22 November 2012 23:59 GMT

Shell intends to award the major heavy-lift removal and onshore disposal contracts for its landmark Brent Decommissioning project — together valued at hundreds of millions of dollars — by the end of the first quarter next year.

Initially the work covers the ­removal of the topsides of three of the four Brent platforms — ­Alpha, Bravo and Delta — and the steel jacket of Brent Alpha. As much as 97% of the steel is expected to be recycled. read more

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