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Shell demands Nigeria do more to stop rising oil theft

EXTRACTS: Last month Shell said it was forced to close the Nembe Creek oil pipeline, which carries about 150,000 barrels a day, to clear away oil split following a theft. As more oil is pillaged, there is a growing threat of an environmental disaster in Nigeria, Shell said in its annual sustainability report. While Nigeria has historically been a troubled region for Shell, it is the company’s problems exploring off Alaska that have drawn more scrutiny in the past 12 months. Shell remains under investigation by US authorities following a series of mishaps in the Arctic, including the grounding at the start of the year of its Kulluk oil rig. An investigation by the US Coast Guard found that Shell’s other rig in the region had safety problems.

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By 12:05AM BST 12 Apr 2013

As more oil is pillaged, there is a growing threat of an environmental disaster in Nigeria, Shell said in its annual sustainability report.

More than 90pc of the oil spilled last year from its pipelines and other operations in Nigeria was the result of sabotage, the company claimed yesterday.

“We urgently need more assistance from the Nigerian government and its security forces,” said Mutiu Sunmonu, chairman of Shell Nigeria.

Shell is one of a handful of major western oil companies, which include America’s ExxonMobil and Chevron, France’s Total and Italy’s Eni, responsible for pumping about 90pc of the country’s crude. read more

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Nigerian Oil Thefts Prompt Shell to Act

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A version of this article appeared April 12, 2013, on page B1 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal

By BENOIT FAUCON

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PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria—Jacob Mandi says he failed to find work with Royal Dutch Shell PLC in Nigeria’s oil-rich swamps. So now the 25-year-old ocean diver earns a rich living stealing crude oil from pipelines in an activity the company warned on Thursday is part of a “massive and growing problem of oil theft” in Africa’s top crude-oil producer.

Mr. Mandi, drawing lines on a sandy beach, describes how he dives into the cool waters of the vast Niger Delta to puncture and siphon oil from Shell pipelines deep in its creeks. The bulk of the pilfered sweet crude is loaded onto ships bound for foreign countries, according to Shell, Nigerian oil officials and the thieves themselves. read more

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Shell pushes floating technology as James Price Point alternative

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WHILE Woodside Petroleum chief executive Peter Coleman declined to publicly debate the prospects of the three stated alternatives to a $45 billion Browse LNG development at James Price Point because it is a joint venture decision, Royal Dutch Shell, his biggest shareholder and the biggest indirect shareholder in the Browse project, was not so circumspect.

Shell, which owns 27 per cent of the Browse project and 23 per cent of Woodside, was quick to declare its preference for development of the project’s big offshore gasfields was through a floating LNG project using Shell technology. read more

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Mystery surrounding OSSL alleged Shell Corruption Scandal

By John Donovan

We have received a copy of an email allegedly sent today to Brian Foley, who according to OSSL, has been the senior Shell contracts manager on the Corrib Gas project for the last ten years. The email was also allegedly copied to Royal Dutch Shell Plc CEO Peter Voser and Michael Crothers, the CEO of Shell E&P Ireland.

The email repeats the claim that Shell sent Corrib auditors KPMG to OSSL offices warning “about imprisonment if we disclosed the police alcohol matter.” read more

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Top Canada court will not hear oil sands case

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CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – Canada’s Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear an Alberta aboriginal group’s application to block an upcoming regulatory decision for a Royal Dutch Shell oil sands development.

The aboriginal group sought the block because it was not adequately consulted.

The country’s top court did not give reasons for refusing to hear the case, which was also dismissed by the Alberta Court of Appeal in November.

The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation argued that the regulatory panel weighing Shell’s application for its Jackpine mine expansion in northern Alberta should consider whether the government met its constitutional duty to consult the native group. read more

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