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Shell to negotiate compensation for 2008 Nigeria oil spill

Five years after a Shell pipeline burst twice, massively polluting fishing grounds in the Niger delta, the company will finally sit down on Monday with affected villagers to negotiate compensation and possibly start to clean up what some experts say was one of the largest spills in one of the world’s poorest regions.

As legal team prepares for talks, gulf between what company and impoverished villagers claim happened remains vast

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John Vidal: theguardian.com, Thursday 5 September 2013 17.43 BST

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Shell’s burst pipelines had spilled crude oil in Niger Delta’s mangrove swamps in Bodo village, the cleanup is still pending. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

Five years after a Shell pipeline burst twice, massively polluting fishing grounds in the Niger delta, the company will finally sit down on Monday with affected villagers to negotiate compensation and possibly start to clean up what some experts say was one of the largest spills in one of the world’s poorest regions.

But as Shell’s top legal team prepared to fly to Nigeria for talks in a Port Harcourt hotel, the gulf between what the $175bn (£112bn) a year company and the impoverished villagers of Bodo claim happened in 2008 remains vast. Shell admits liability for the spills and, using figures from an official inspection group, says that about 4,000 barrels of oil flooded into the mangrove swamps and creeks when its pipeline burst. read more

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Fresh fears over North Sea safety after Elgin leak

Patrice de Vivies, chairman of Total UK, told Reuters he had already warned Royal Dutch Shell, which operates the neighbouring Shearwater field, that its operations could also be at risk from the problem.

An extensive programme of repairs could be needed across North Sea oil and gas operations in light of emerging evidence of causes of last year’s Elgin gas leak, experts have warned.

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Oil & Gas UK has warned there could be a record slump in production in 2013 because of increased downtime for maintenance. Photo: Alamy

Emily Gosden

By , Energy Correspondent: 9:14PM BST 05 Sep 2013

A corrosive drilling fluid may have been to blame for the leak at the Total-operated platform, which went on for a month and a half before being stopped and contributed to a slump in North Sea production last year .

The French energy giant is planning to “kill” and replace 10 other wells in the area in light of the lessons learnt from the Elgin accident.

Patrice de Vivies, chairman of Total UK, told Reuters he had already warned Royal Dutch Shell, which operates the neighbouring Shearwater field, that its operations could also be at risk from the problem. Shearwater, like Elgin, produces gas at high pressure and high temperatures. read more

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Mark Carne and the Shell Brent Bravo Scandal

By John Donovan

Screen Shot 2013-09-05 at 14.02.45In view of the announcement made today about former Royal Dutch Shell executive Mark Carne (right) being appointed as the next Chief Executive of Network Rail, it would seem at opportune moment to republish our previous articles about him. But first the Reuters article carrying news of his appointment, then our own articles publishing insider information.

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Network Rail says Mark Carne to be its next CEO

(Reuters) – Britain’s Network Rail on Thursday said Mark Carne, a former Royal Dutch Shell executive, would become its next chief executive. read more

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Shell Hid $414M Payout To Get Cleanup Coverage

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Screen Shot 2013-07-20 at 12.11.46Law360, New York (September 04, 2013, 1:37 PM ET) — The state of New Hampshire accused Shell Oil Co. on Tuesday of concealing $414 million in insurance settlements of its pollution liabilities to tap $2.4 million in state-sponsored excess coverage it wasn’t entitled to.

The complaint in Merrimack County court argues that Shell deceived officials at…

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Troubled G4S signs five-year deal with Shell

Screen Shot 2013-09-05 at 08.02.22G4S, the FTSE 100 security firm dogged by criticism over its handling of the London 2012 Olympics contract, yesterday said it has signed a five-year contract with oil giant Shell. Under the agreement G4S will provide security solutions to the oil major in more than 30 countries.

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by Suzie Neuwirth: September 5, 2013, 1:32am

G4S, the FTSE 100 security firm dogged by criticism over its handling of the London 2012 Olympics contract, yesterday said it has signed a five-year contract with oil giant Shell.

Under the agreement, which has the option of a two-year extension, G4S will provide security solutions to the oil major in more than 30 countries. The deal value was not revealed, but G4S said it is one of the groups largest global contracts and will deploy over 3,000 people. read more

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Energy-Hungry China Struggles to Join Shale-Gas Revolution

MAOBA, China—When Royal Dutch Shell PLC began a multibillion-dollar effort to tap China shale gas a few years ago, it seemed like a can’t-miss wager. China has the world’s most extensive shale gas reserves, biggest energy market, and a government pushing for expanded gas production.

But for Shell and its state-controlled partner, China National Petroleum Corp. the reality on the ground makes its bet look riskier.

The region’s rough terrain, poor infrastructure and deeply buried gas formations present tough technical challenges. read more

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