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Shell: Motiva’s Port Arthur Refinery Restart to Take ‘Several Days’

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Published April 16, 2013 by Dow Jones Newswires

Motiva Enterprises LLC’s Port Arthur, Texas, refinery is in the early process of preparing units for restart, following an unexpected loss of power Sunday from its utility provider, said Kimberly Windon of Shell Oil Co., spokeswoman for the joint venture that operates the refinery.

“The refinery is safely progressing through a structured and planned restart sequence that will encompass several days,” Ms. Windon said.

The electrical malfunction resulted in a plant-wide shutdown of Motiva’s 600,000-barrel-a-day refinery and also of Valero Energy Corp.’s (VLO) 310,000-barrel-a-day refinery in the same area. read more

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Shell has spent $4.5 BILLION on Arctic exploration without completing a well

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To Reinvigorate Production, Alaska Grants a Tax Break to Oil Companies

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS: A version of this article appeared in print on April 16, 2013, on page B3 of the New York edition

Hoping to reverse two decades of declining oil production in Alaska, the State Legislature in Juneau has granted oil companies an estimated $750 million in annual tax relief to increase investment in the giant North Slope oil field.

The tax change, approved on Sunday, was a major victory for Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips and BP, which had lobbied for years to repeal a tax system put in place by former Gov. Sarah Palin in 2007 that made state oil taxes among the highest in the nation. The companies have long claimed that high operating costs and taxes in Alaska encouraged them to move their investment dollars to other states with lower tax rates, like Texas and North Dakota, where oil and gas exploration and production have been booming in new shale fields. read more

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Consultant Recants in Chevron Pollution Case in Ecuador

 Not Shell, but Chevron using similar legal tactics….

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HOUSTON — An environmental case that has pitted Chevron against Ecuadorean Amazon villagers for two decades has taken another bizarre twist, with an American consulting firm now recanting research favorable to the villagers’ claims of pollution in remote tracts of jungle.

The consulting firm, Stratus Consulting of Boulder, Colo., announced late Thursday that it had originally been misled by Steven R. Donziger, a lead lawyer for the Ecuadorean villagers, and had decided to disavow its contributions to scientific research about whether there was groundwater contamination that sickened the residents in swaths of rain forest. read more

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Irish Police corruption, booze and violence sponsored by Shell?

Screen Shot 2013-04-16 at 00.27.03Members of the Irish police force, perhaps fueled by an alleged flood of free booze funded by Shell, smuggled across the border at Shell’s behest, have been accused of using excessive violence against Corrib gas pipeline protestors.

By John Donovan

Shell has had more than ample time to deny the allegations that it used an agent – OSSL – to distribute alcohol on its behalf to hundreds of Irish police officers. The Garda has been accused of using excessive violence against protestors, perhaps fueled by the free booze sponsored by Shell?

Shell has allegedly spent tens of thousands of euros on the free booze. We have all seen the purported invoice.

Bearing in mind the carefully drafted wording of the Shell Code of Conduct, are Shell lawyers going to try to argue that there was no business transaction between Shell and the Irish police? read more

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