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David Lawrence, Shell Exec VP responsible for Arctic Exploration Fired?

David Lawrence PR spin about Shell Exploration projects, including its Arctic Plans. Before he was fired after Shell’s plans fell apart.

AMENDED 11.22 GMT: The question mark can be removed. We have confirmation that David Lawrence has been fired.

By John Donovan

We have received a report from a normally reliable insider source that David Lawrence (right), Executive Vice President Exploration for Royal Dutch Shell has been fired. Mr Lawrence has been closely involved in Shell’s Arctic debacle and may have been chosen as the fall guy.  If confirmed, more information on the circumstances of his departure will follow when we receive it.

David Lawrence no doubt now regrets his memorable but foolhardy comment reported on 9 March 2012 that Drilling in the Alaskan Arctic “is relatively easy” read more

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Shell owes Iran $2.3 billion

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Published: March. 21, 2013 at 8:17 AM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 21 (UPI) — The estimated $2.3 billion payable to the National Iranian Oil Co. can’t be settled because of sanctions imposed on Iran, Royal Dutch Shell said.

Shell published its annual Form 20-F for 2012, which provides a comprehensive detail of financial activity for the year ending Dec. 31, 2012.

The company said it ended upstream commercial operations and new business developments in Iran in 2010 as a result of sanctions. Western governments have used economic sanctions as a way to limit Iran’s nuclear program, which the Iranian government says is peaceful. read more

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