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Selection of links to Shell related articles 12 March 2013

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Shell issues oil production warning in Nigeria: Las Vegas Sun-Shell said in a statement Tuesday that it was declaring “force majeure” on shipments of Bonny Light crude oil after it shut down its Nembe …

Norway’s Arctic idyll shivers at oil plans: GlobalPost-With oil production falling to a 25-year low this year and the state … “Down the road, it’s probably an important area. … The relative warmth makes Norway an exception for Arctic drilling – Shell has abandoned drilling off Alaska … read more

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Prosecutors say Shell BASF chemical contamination killed 60

Screen Shot 2012-04-28 at 16.28.57Oil producer Shell and German chemical company BASF agreed on Monday to pay compensation that could reach 620 million reais ($316 million) to workers exposed over three decades to toxic chemicals at a Brazil plant, prosecutors said. Labor prosecutors say chemical contamination killed 60

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Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:23am GMT

* Labor prosecutors say chemical contamination killed 60

* Government shut down pesticide plant in 2002

* Shell doubts link between chemicals, worker injury

By Peter Murphy

BRASILIA, March 11 (Reuters) – Oil producer Shell and German chemical company BASF agreed on Monday to pay compensation that could reach 620 million reais ($316 million) to workers exposed over three decades to toxic chemicals at a Brazil plant, prosecutors said.

Brazil’s public labor prosecution service said 60 people were killed from prolonged exposure to chemicals used to make pesticides at the plant. The factory began operating in the 1970s in Paulinia in Sao Paulo state until government authorities ordered it to shut down in 2002. read more

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