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Shell skullduggery in Nigeria

Screen Shot 2012-12-23 at 15.30.38Today The Wall Street Journal reports that “Shell Contractors” have been arrested in connection with the theft of oil. This relates to the explosion and fire earlier this week that resulted in the closure of the Trans Niger pipeline.

By John Donovan

We have been reporting for some time about Shell skullduggery in Nigeria, including:

A Guardian article confirmed from its own sources our long standing allegation that Shell has fuelled violence in Nigeria by paying rival militant gangs. These were the people attacking Shell oil pipelines thereby driving up the global oil price to Shell’s great benefit.

Today The Wall Street Journal reports that “Shell Contractors” have been arrested in connection with the theft of oil.  read more

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Has the US Supreme Court been subverted by Big Business?

Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 10.39.42By John Donovan: After the recent historic U.S. Supreme Court precedent setting decision in favour of the evil oil giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc and big business in the Kiobel vs. Royal Dutch Shell case, there is further disturbing evidence this week that the court is siding with multinational corporations against ordinary people and small businesses. WHY? The following extraordinary article by the Editorial Board of The New York Times is published today on page 18 of the New York edition.

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Another Blow to Class Action

This week, the Supreme Court continued its aggressive effort to favor corporations by forcing customers to raise grievances through individual arbitration rather than a class action or some other joint legal challenge.

In American Express Company v. Italian Colors Restaurant, the court ruled 5 to 3 that a group of merchants could not bring a class action against the company even on antitrust grounds because each had signed a contract that required complaints to be taken to individual arbitration. read more

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Nigeria Loses N2.36 Billion Daily As Shell Shuts Down Pipeline

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21 June 2013

NIGERIA’s daily crude oil output declined by 150,000 barrels, as Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, SPDC, joint venture, Thursday, said it has shut the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) following an explosion and fire at a crude theft point on the 28″ section of the facility at Bodo West in Ogoni land.

To this end, the country is currently losing about $14.73 million (N2.357 billion) daily, pending when the pipeline is restored.

A statement by Mr. Tony Okonedo, Corporate Media Relations Manager, said that prior to the incident, SPDC had shut down the 28″ TNP to remove crude theft connections, and has now closed the 24″ TNP as a precautionary response to the fire. This means that the entire TNP system, comprising the 28″ and 24″ pipelines have been shut-in. The 24″ TNP will be reopened when it is safe to do so, while the 28″ TNP will remain shut-in until the fire has been extinguished, and investigation and damage assessment completed.” read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
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