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Shell Spills Ethylene During Pipeline Failure, NRC Filing Shows

By Christian Schmollinger on December 06, 2012

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) spilled an unknown amount of ethylene from a 12-inch pipeline in Iowa, Louisiana, after a gasket failure, according to a filing with the U.S. National Response Center. The release at 5 p.m. local time yesterday wasn’t secured and a fire crew was en route to the site, the filing showed.

U.S. companies must notify the response center if they release hazardous substances in excess of reportable quantities, according to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, commonly known as Superfund. Bloomberg News couldn’t immediately verify that the information in the NRC filing was accurate. read more

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Shell’s spectacular failure in the Arctic

After recently released e-mails at the Department of Interior show that a September test conducted by the Shell oil company on a containment system for Arctic drilling spills failed spectacularly, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today expressed concerns whether the company or others could safely drill in the harsh Arctic environment… Rep. Markey, in a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, asks his department for a full accounting of this failed test, and what it means for Arctic drilling moving forward. (SOURCE) read more

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Shell Chemical/Motiva to restart unit causing massive flare in St. Charles

The Shell/Motiva Manufacturing Complex announced Wednesday morning that it is now in the process of restarting the unit that, due to equipment failure, has caused an elevated flare to continually spit massive flames and thick black smoke into the air above St. Charles Parish since early Sunday morning.

By Juliet Linderman, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
on December 05, 2012 at 9:35 AM, updated December 05, 2012 at 9:52 AM

The Shell/Motiva Manufacturing Complex announced Wednesday morning that it is now in the process of restarting the unit that, due to equipment failure, has caused an elevated flare to continually spit massive flames and thick black smoke into the air above St. Charles Parish since early Sunday morning. The Norco plant released a statement notifying residents that it hopes to have the situation under control by this coming weekend. read more

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Shell Shifts Gas Business to Singapore on Asia Demand Growth

By Eduard Gismatullin and Winnie Zhu on December 05, 2012

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), Europe’s biggest oil producer, plans to move its natural-gas business to Singapore from The Hague in response to growing demand for liquefied natural gas in Asia.

“We see the major gas trading, the growth of the gas market, the growth of the integrated gas business will be Asia- based,” Andy Brown, upstream director at Shell, said today in London. “The LNG business is going to be in the Far East, and Singapore is a central part of the Far East trade.”

Asian demand for LNG, which is gas cooled to a liquid for transport by tanker, has grown as China feeds its booming economy and cuts reliance on coal for power generation. Japan has also increased purchases since shutting almost all its nuclear capacity following the Fukushima reactor disaster, while consumption in Europe is weakening as economic growth slows. read more

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