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Shell set for tie-up with Gazprom unit

FINANCIAL TIMES

The prospect of accessing Russia’s Arctic oil could offer some consolation to Shell, which has suffered big setbacks in its efforts to drill in the Arctic waters off the north coast of Alaska. Gazprom Neft, which is the oil arm of the state energy champion, and Shell declined to comment. FULL ARTICLE
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Selection of links to Shell related articles 5 April 2013

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

Shell’s US chief makes case for oil exports: The Hill (blog)-Marvin Odum, Royal Dutch Shell’s top U.S. official, said Friday that the structure of global refining markets is a reason the country should export …

Gazprom Neft to Bring Shell Into Shale Oil, Offshore Projects: Bloomberg-OAO Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russia’s natural gas exporter, plans to expand its partnership with Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) to develop …

The Secret of the Seven Sisters: Aljazeera.com-Oil wells, transport, refining and distribution of oil – everything is controlled … Exxon, Shell, BP, Mobil, Texaco, Gulf and Chevron – the biggest oil … read more

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Alleged Shell Irish Police Corruption Saga Rumbles On

Screen Shot 2013-04-05 at 16.03.20“This Shell corruption scandal targeting government employees, involved sex, drugs and alcohol. So if the corruption alleged to have taken place in Ireland did occur and only involved alcohol, relevant Garda officers might feel rather short-changed in the light of the information I have now supplied.” 

EMAIL FROM JOHN DONOVAN TO THE IRISH MINISTER Of JUSTICE: SENT 5 APRIL 2013

From: John Donovan <[email protected]>
Subject: Alleged Corruption of Irish Police Force
Date: 5 April 2013 15:57:58 GMT+01:00
To: INFO <[email protected]>

Dear Mr Brennan

Thank you for the acknowledgement you have provided on behalf of the Irish Minister for Justice & Equality.

Can you kindly pass on this further information to Mr. Shatter.

I had not until recently given it serious consideration that Shell E&P Ireland could really have corrupted hundreds of Garda officers, as has been alleged. read more

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Ban pesticides linked to bee deaths, say MPs

Screen Shot 2013-04-05 at 14.52.49This BBC article relates to our recent posting “We wondered who was killing off all the bees: Shell?” The issue in contention is whether neonicotinoids, first developed by Shell Oil in the 1980s to replace the highly toxic organophosphorus insecticides, are in fact lethal to honeybees and songbirds.

Screen Shot 2013-04-05 at 14.48.43By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News: 5 April 2013

The UK government should suspend the use of a number of pesticides linked to the deaths of bees, a committee of MPs has said.

Members of the Commons Environmental Audit Committee are calling for a moratorium on the use of sprays containing neonicotinoids.

Britain has refused to back an EU ban on these chemicals saying their impact on bees is unclear.

But MPs say this is an “extraordinarily complacent” approach.

Wild species such as honey bees are said by researchers to be responsible for pollinating around one-third of the world’s crop production. read more

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Hired guns protect Shell’s $9bn gas business

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(Lloyd’s List is one of the world’s oldest continuously running journals, having provided weekly shipping news in London as early as 1734.)

Energy shipping firm deploys armed guards despite LNG carriers’ smaller risk of piracy

Hal Brown – Friday 5 April 2013

PIRATES are very much a concern for Shell’s gas shipping operation, even though liquefied natural gas carriers are no easy target for attackers.

As Shell’s LNG vessel Mekaines loaded cargo last month in Ras Laffan , Qatar, it had already made preparations to pick up a team of armed guards.

The four guards, all ex-Royal Marines, joined the ship at Muscat in the Gulf of Oman, before the vessel sailed into the Arabian Sea, bound for the Isle of Grain in the UK. read more

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Firms pocket millions for Shell work

FROM OUR SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE

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Firms pocket millions for Shell work: “Oil company Shell pays record-breaking amount for audit work during one of the most controversial periods in its history.”: “KPMG and PwC pocketed $70m (£37m) for their work with Shell during its troubled last 12 months, according to the oil company’s latest filing with the SEC.”: “During the last year Shell suffered its oil reserves scandals, overstating the number of barrels of oil it held in reserves by billions…”

Kevin Reed, 04 April 2005

Oil company Shell pays record-breaking amount for audit work during one of the most controversial periods in its history.

KPMG and PwC pocketed $70m (£37m) for their work with Shell during its troubled last 12 months, according to the oil company’s latest filing with the SEC.

The basic audit fee of £22m, awarded by Shell, is one of the biggest ever paid out by a British company, up from £17m in 2003.

The two auditors – Netherlands-based branch of KMPG and PwC in the UK – received millions of pounds for other tasks, such as diligence assistance and ‘special investigations’. read more

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