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Shell Alaskan Meltdown: U.S. EPA takes action against Shell

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
REGION 10
1200 Sixth Avenue. Suite 900
Seattle, Washington 98101-3140

JAN 10 2013

OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT

Reply to: OCE-127

Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested

C T Corporation System Registered Agent for
Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc.
9360 Glacier Hwy, Suite 202 Juneau,
Alaska 9980 I

Re: Notice of Violation issued to Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc.
Notice of Termination of Administrative Compliance Order on Consent
Docket No. CAA-10-2012-0195

Dear Registered Agent:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“‘EPA”) is issuing the enclosed Notice of Violation (”Notice”) to Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. (“Shell”) in accordance with Section 113(a) of the Clean Air Act (“CAA”), 42 U.S.C. § 7413(a), regarding operation of the Discoverer drillship (“Discoverer”) and its fleet of associated vessels (“Associated Fleet”) in the Chukchi Sea. EPA is also notifying Shell that EPA is terminating the Administrative Compliance Order on Consent, Docket No. CAA-10-201200195, issued to Shell on September 7. 2012 (“COC”). read more

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Esso and Shell face allegations of ‘predatory pricing’ over fuel cost

The Office of Fair Trading is studying allegations by independent petrol station owners that oil giants Shell and Esso have engaged in “predatory pricing”.

By : 10:30PM GMT 12 Jan 2013

The RMI Petroleum Retailers Association (PRA), representing the independent retailers who run 60pc of UK forecourts, made the claim as it called for all petrol stations to sell fuels at a minimum price to shield its members from going out of business.

The OFT is expected to report within weeks on the state of Britain’s £32bn retail fuel market after calling for evidence in September, amid concerns that the market may be unfair to consumers and to independent retailers. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Candid testimony of Shell’s Simon Henry about Sir Philip Watts

Q: Do you like Mr. Watts personally? A: It was difficult to like Phil.  He was not a guy you go for a beer with. …he was still running with that chip on his shoulder… He was a guy from the wrong side of the tracks.

Candid (some might say indiscreet) testimony of Simon Henry about the disgraced Shell Group Chairman Sir Philip Watts (shown right).

Extracts from the sworn testimony of Simon Henry to the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission on 19 October 2004 in Washington D.C.

Mr Henry is currently Chief Financial Officer of Royal Dutch Shell Plc.

Q: With the benefit of hindsight, were there ever instances where you believed Mr. Watts provided the market with incomplete or inaccurate information?

A: With the benefit of hindsight, he answered a lot of questions about Gorgon, and with the benefit of hindsight, they could have been answered differently. read more

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