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Shell jet fuel spill at Germany Refinery creates toxic underground lake

Kerosene is classified as environmentally hazardous. Undiluted kerosene irritates the skin from direct contact. Ingestion causes vomiting and diarrhea, damages the lungs, the nervous system and the kidneys, and in the worst cases, lead to death.  It is toxic to aquatic organisms and causes long-term damage if it drains into a large body of water, such as the Rhine.

By John Donovan: 27 November 2012


On 22 February 2012 a spill of 846 tonnes of jet fuel was reported at the Shell Rheinland Werk Godorf Cologne Refinery.

The refinery consists of two factories in Cologne-Godorf and Wesseling in the south of Cologne, located on the left bank of the Rhine.

The leak occurred in an underground pipeline between the plant and a fuel depot.

Because an alarm system at the Shell refinery failed, it took four weeks for technicians discover the leak.

Kerosene is a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum. Jet fuel is a highly toxic mixture of kerosene and naphtha. It is practically insoluble in water and has a lower density, so that it is deposited as a carpet on a water surface. read more

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Nigeria: Union Shuts Down Shell Operations Nationwide

Nigeria: NUPENG Shuts Down Shell Operations Nationwide – …protests Sack of 1,500 Workers

By Emma Amaize, Victor Ahiuma-Young and Kunle Kalejaye, 26 November 2012

Aggrieved members of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, protesting alleged unfair labour practices, yesterday, shut down the operations of Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, nationwide.

This came as a nationwide strike by NUPENG looms following alleged assault on members by security operatives at Shell locations across the country, which prompted the Warri and Port Harcourt zones that serve the South-South states and eastern states to begin immediate strike. read more

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Corrib Gas Partners will spend €3bn before any gas flows

The Irish Times – Tuesday, November 27, 2012

GORDON DEEGAN

The rising bill on the controversial Corrib Gas project is to top almost €3 billion before the end of next year, new figures show.

The company driving the project, Shell EP Ireland Ltd yesterday confirmed that the Corrib Gas Partners last year spent a further € 270 million on the project. A spokeswoman said a further € 250 million will be spent this year and again in 2013.

At the end of 2011, the total spent on the project amounted to € 2.43 billion. read more

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Shell head dismisses floating LNG concerns

The head of Shell in Australia, Ann Pickard, has dismissed claims that floating liquefied natural gas technology is environmentally unsafe.

By Kathryn Diss

The head of Shell in Australia, Ann Pickard, has dismissed claims that floating liquefied natural gas technology is environmentally unsafe.

The WA Premier Colin Barnett has expressed concerns about using floating technology to process LNG from the Browse project, north of Broome.

He says he does not think the technology is safe and has warned of a major oil and gas spill if it is used.

He remains committed to processing the gas onshore at James Price Point.

Shell is a partner in the joint venture and is currently developing a floating LNG platform for its Prelude project offshore from Broome. read more

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Shell: Martinez, Calif. Refinery Unit Rate Cut to Reduce Emission

Dow Jones Newswires: Published November 26, 2012

Shell Oil Company said Monday that a release of hydrogen sulfide late Saturday night at its oil refinery in Martinez, Calif., necessitated reducing feed to an unspecified unit to diminish the emission.

A report to the Calif. Emergency Management Agency said a venting pressure relief valve had caused the release.

Shell notified all appropriate local and state agencies and monitored off-site locations for air quality impacts. No off-site impacts were detected, Shell spokeswoman Kimberly Windon said. The situation was declared all clear at 1:15 a.m. PST (0915 GMT), she added. read more

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Selection of Shell related articles Monday 26 November 2012

John,

Here is today’s pick of articles for your readers:

Oil and tradition try life together in far north Alaska: Houston Chronicle-by Jennifer Dlouhy-Some Inupiats fear that this tradition – and their subsistence way of life – could be jeopardized by offshore oil drilling, as Shell Oil Co. conducts a …

Rivers – the Battle Against Oil Theft Continues: AllAfrica.com-The two suspects, Mr. Bori Friday and Mr. Young Apahia are surveillance staff of Shell, who were employed to protect the oil pipelines of the … read more

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