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Shell to spend $3.9 billion in Nigeria

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June 21, 2013

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it will spend $3.9 billion on investments in Nigeria, including an effort to strengthen the Trans-Niger Pipeline that was shut down this week after it was damaged in a theft attack.

In a statement Friday, the company said it plans to spend $1.5 billion on the pipeline, which carries 150,000 barrels of crude per day and is located in the eastern Niger Delta. Shell operates in Nigeria via a joint venture that is majority-owned by the country’s state oil company. read more

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Shell looks at more asset sales in Nigeria

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21 June 2013

LAGOS — Oil giant Shell announced Friday it may sell more of its onshore oil blocks in Nigeria, where theft and sabotage have repeatedly cut into production in Africa’s largest crude producer.

The British-Dutch firm, Nigeria’s biggest producer, also said the joint venture its Nigerian subsidiary operates was planning to invest $3.9 billion (3 billion euros) on gas projects and pipeline work.

Shell said it may continue with efforts to sell off its interests in onshore oil blocks. It has sold its interests in eight blocks since 2010 for a total of $1.8 billion, it said. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell Hallelujah

‘Shell Out Sounds’ campaign is protesting Shell’s sponsorship of the Southbank Centre
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Shell Corrib Gas Project Hunger Striker Released from Prison

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Issued by the Rossport Solidarity Camp
For immediate release
21st June 2013

*Corrib campaigner released from Castlerea prison*

*Liam Heffernan released after 10 days imprisonment and 5 days on hunger strike*

Today at Harristown court, Castlrea Co. Roscommon, Liam Walsh Heffernan (28) of Castlebar Co. Mayo, was released from Castlerea prison after 10 days in custody. For the last 5 days of his imprisonment he had been on hunger strike protesting against his detention and the extraordinary conditions of the bail terms that he had thus far refused. read more

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Who Will Replace Shell Chief Peter Voser? Top 6 Potential Front-runners

Screen Shot 2013-05-21 at 23.30.59An article published on 18 June contains information about six potential front-runners to replace Peter Voser, the current Chief Executive of Royal Dutch Shell Plc

The six are: Simon Henry, Marvin Odum, Andrew Brown, Matthias Bichsel, Josef Ackermann and Hans Wijers.

Link to the article

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Iraq’s 2013 oil target within reach, 2014 to disappoint

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Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:39am EDT

* Production flatlines at 3 mln bpd in first half

* Target of 3.4 mln by end year “doable”

* New oilfields due on stream include Shell’s Majnoon

* 2014 goal of 4.5 mln bpd seen as unachievable

By Peg Mackey and Alex Lawler

LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Iraq’s oil output target for 2013 is still within reach, even with flows stuck at 3 million barrels a day during the first half of the year, but a lofty goal for 2014 will be far more difficult to meet, oil executives and officials say. read more

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Shell may exit more oil leases in Nigeria

Royal Dutch/Shell is considering a further reduction in its oil production in the eastern Niger Delta, where decades of spills and oil thefts have damaged the region’s environment and the reputation of the company.

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LONDON/LAGOS | Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:57pm BST

(Reuters) – Royal Dutch/Shell (RDSa.L) is considering a further reduction in its oil production in the eastern Niger Delta, where decades of spills and oil thefts have damaged the region’s environment and the reputation of the company.

Nigeria’s government wants more of its oil and gas owned either by the state oil company or local firms, raising concerns among foreign oil majors they may lose smaller assets for nothing if they don’t sell now, industry experts say. read more

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Shell reports problems at Martinez refinery

21 June 2013

Dow Jones Newswires reports that the boiler at the 156,000 barrel a day Martinez refinery tripped, sending emissions into the air.

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Shell Nigeria: Explosion forces closure of Trans Niger Pipeline

Environmental activists accuse Shell Nigeria of using oil theft as an excuse to cover up accidental spills. The company has to compensate local communities for spills not caused by theft.

Shell Nigeria: Explosion forces closure of Trans Niger Pipeline carrying 150,000 barrels a day

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By Associated Press, Published: June 20

LAGOS, Nigeria — Shell Nigeria says an explosion and fire caused by oil theft have forced it to shut down its Trans Niger Pipeline that carries 150,000 barrels of crude a day.Thursday’s statement said the theft of oil, known as bunkering, caused the conflagration at Bodo West in Ogoniland. The area in southern Nigeria already has suffered decades of oil spills.Shell’s Nigeria Director Mutiu Sunmonu described “another sad reminder of the tragic consequences of crude oil theft.”

Environmental activists accuse Shell Nigeria of using oil theft as an excuse to cover up accidental spills. The company has to compensate local communities for spills not caused by theft.

“Sabotage is a problem in Nigeria, but Shell exaggerates this issue to avoid criticism for its failure to prevent oil spills,” Audrey Gaughran of Amnesty International said.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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Campaigner against Corrib gas pipeline ‘on hunger strike’ in prison

Rossport campaigners say Liam Heffernan was arrested for blocking construction vehicles

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Screen Shot 2013-06-21 at 00.26.28CAMPAIGNERS AGAINST the construction of a Shell gas pipeline at Rossport in Co Mayo say one of their fellow campaigners is on his fourth day of a hunger strike over his arrest.

Liam Heffernan was arrested at Aughoose last Wednesday for allegedly obstructing Shell construction vehicles as they moved in to bore a tunnel to carry a pipeline in the area.

Campaigners claim his arrest was without lawful authority or reasonable excuse.

They say Heffernan was taken to Belmullet Garda Station where he was offered the opportunity to enter into a bail bond, on the condition that he stay away from Shell’s tunnelling compound at Aughoose. read more

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