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Shell executive responsible for controversial Arctic campaign to step down

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Campaigners hope move heralds end of programme

Kevin Rawlinson  Alex Jackson  Friday 22 March 2013

Shell’s controversial plan to drill in the Arctic has been dealt a further blow after it confirmed today that the man running its exploration programme in North America is to leave the company.

Campaigners said they hoped the move heralded the beginning of the end for the programme, which has been vehemently opposed by Greenpeace, among others.

“This disaster should force them to mothball the programme completely, but it will depend on whether or not shareholders can handle sinking more money into a project with minimal return for the foreseeable future,” one campaigner told the Independent. read more

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Undisclosed misadventures of the Noble Discoverer

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Nobel Discoverer Grounding. Photo Credit: U.S. Coast Guard

By John Donovan

As hinted at in my recent email to a senior official at Royal Dutch Shell Plc, we have received further information from the same whistleblower source who supplied a leaked copy of the Shell internal Pre-Start Up Audit for Shell’s disastrous Alaska drilling campaign.

This  is the source who also tipped us off about the sacking of David Lawrence a day before the news broke in the mainstream media.

Shell has investigated several billion dollars thus far in its Arctic Campaign without a single well being sunk. It has retreated in disgrace from the Arctic with its offshore reputation in tatters with the U.S. Secretary of the Interior aptly describing its campaign as a “screw-up“. read more

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City Diary: Shell chief reins in horseplay … for now

Under-fire Shell chief Peter Voser — grappling with the US government’s frosty feedback on Shell’s Arctic plans and the $2.3bn (£1.5bn) IOU to Iran..

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By , City Diary Editor: 7:00AM GMT 22 Mar 2013

Business before pleasure for Royal Dutch Shell’s horseracing-mad executive Steve Harman.

Such is Harman’s dedication to leading the oil giant’s downstream joint ventures that he has told the British Horseracing Authority — which wants him to replace NewSmith founder Paul Roy as chairman — that it will have to wait until July.

Explains Harman: “Existing commitments over the coming months will preclude me from being able to devote sufficient time and energy to the role.”

Under-fire Shell chief Peter Voser — grappling with the US government’s frosty feedback on Shell’s Arctic plans and the $2.3bn (£1.5bn) IOU to Iran — will be delighted he has Harman’s full attention. read more

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Selection of links to Shell related articles 22 March 2013

Selection of links to Shell related articles kindly supplied by a regular contributor

City Diary: Shell chief reins in horseplay … for now: Telegraph.co.uk-Business before pleasure for Royal Dutch Shell’s horseracing-mad … Such is Harman’s dedication to leading the oil giant’s downstream joint …

Shell To Shut Down Nigeria’s Nembe Oil Pipe In April To Clear …: Fox Business-The shutdown, which illustrates the deepening impact of oil theft on the Nigerian industry, is Shell’s response to increasing numbers of illegal …

Cheap natural gas helps Chevron leapfrog Shell in market value: National Post-Though it ranks fourth in oil and gas reserves among the world’s … two spot from Royal Dutch Shell Plc in terms of stock market valuation. read more

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