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‘Orphan’ oil wells warning for fracking

Plans to expand shale gas “fracking” in the UK must learn from leaks and poor monitoring at existing onshore oil and gas sites, scientists say.

A review of 2,152 wells drilled from 1902-2013 found up to 100 “orphaned” wells for which no firm is responsible.

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The use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to recover shale gas has raised fears of earthquakes and contamination of drinking water by chemicals pumped into wells. But scientists say there is another pollution risk – from structural failure of the well casing – and this risk is not particular to shale gas. It is common to all hydrocarbon drilling sites. read more

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ROYAL DUTCH SHELL ALLEGED €2 MILLION BRIBERY SLUSH FUND

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I have today been in email correspondence with Johan Groenewald, Senior Investigating Officer of the Garda Ombudsman Commission. Mr. Groenewald is currently investigating police corruption allegations made by whisleblower OSSL against Shell EP Ireland. I have supplied Mr. Groenewald with emails sent to a third party major company alleged to have held a €2 million slush fund on behalf of Shell to fund sweetener payments to landowners and gifts/bribes given to Irish police officers.

By John Donovan

I have today been in email correspondence with Johan Groenewald, Senior Investigating Officer of the Garda Ombudsman Commission.

Mr. Groenewald is currently investigating police corruption allegations made by whisleblower OSSL against Shell EP Ireland.

I have supplied Mr. Groenewald with emails sent to a third party major company alleged to have held a €2 million slush fund on behalf of Shell to fund sweetener payments to landowners and gifts/bribes given to Irish police officers.

I put these allegations directly to the third party company in August 2013 and again on 21 March 2014. read more

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Peter Rees reappears but mystery remains over his exit from Shell

Peter Rees QC

Peter Rees QC

“Rees’ departure from Shell prompted much speculation in the City, given the company’s recent profit warnings, the on-going European Commission investigation into oil price-rigging and the arrival of new CEO Ben van Beurden.”Mr Rees has refused to comment on the circumstances of his unexpected and unexplained departure from Royal Dutch Shell during a financial crisis. 

By John Donovan

Peter Rees, until January Legal Director of Royal Dutch Shell Plc and an executive director of the company, has resurfaced at London Chambers “Thirty Nine Essex Street” as a counsel and commercial arbitrator. A considerable fall in prestige. He led a 1,000 strong legal department at Shell.

The reason for his sudden department from Shell days before the company issued a profits warning that shook the markets was said to be known by only three people other than Rees- Peter Voser, the retiring CEO, Ben van Beurden, the incoming CEO, and HR boss, Hugh Mitchell. read more

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There are still some cards left to be played against Russia

Extract from a letter by Mr Lorne Stockman published on 24 March 2014 by the Financial Times

“While there is a lot of bluster about cutting off exports or the west looking for new supplies, a more credible threat could be sanctioning the relationships between international oil companies and Russian oil and gas companies.”

ENTIRE LETTER

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Shell Oil Co blasted by City Officials and Law Firm

City officials and a law firm representing homeowners in the Carousel housing tract in Carson on Monday blasted Shell Oil Co.’s proposed plan to clean up petroleum-contaminated soil in the neighborhood. “It’s a joke,” said Tom Girardi, whose firm is suing Shell on behalf of hundreds of Carousel tract residents and the city. “We know positively without a doubt that all the benzene and oil products go down to 28 feet. “They’re disgusting. Despicable. There will be no settlement. We want a jury to look at this.”

Extracts from an article by Sandy Mazza published on 24 March 2014 by  DailyBreeze.com

City officials and a law firm representing homeowners in the Carousel housing tract in Carson on Monday blasted Shell Oil Co.’s proposed plan to clean up petroleum-contaminated soil in the neighborhood.

Shell has proposed cleaning the top three feet of soil across most of the 50-acre site over a two-year period, ignoring a directive from the county’s oversight agency — in its Regional Action Plan released March 10 — to clean the top 10 feet.

“It’s a joke,” said Tom Girardi, whose firm is suing Shell on behalf of hundreds of Carousel tract residents and the city. “We know positively without a doubt that all the benzene and oil products go down to 28 feet. I think they already took three feet off when they developed the property. read more

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Shell sees no major impact on higher US gas export to Europe

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Extract from a Reuters article published 25 March 2014 by The Peninsula

Tension over the future of Ukraine is prompting the European Union and United States to look at deepening their economic ties. Europe is hoping to tap the abundant energy resources of its key ally to reduce dependence on Russia, which feeds a bulk of the region’s gas demand.  Liquefied natural gas (LNG) will in the meantime remain tight due to Japan’s post-Fukushima demand, until new supply comes onstream from Australia, Angola and Papua New Guinea, Maarten Wetselaar, executive vice president of Royal Dutch Shell’s integrated gas division, said in an interview. read more

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Shell Gas to Focus on Larger Projects as It Cuts Spending

Screen Shot 2013-12-22 at 19.09.52Extract from an article by Eric Yep published 25 March 2014 by The Wall Street Journal

SEOUL— Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s global gas division will focus on large ventures where it has more control while it is likely to continue trimming some holdings and unprofitable investments as part of a program of cost-cutting and asset sales, a senior gas executive with the company said. “We typically like projects that we have a bigger position in that we can influence more,” Maarten Wetselaar, executive vice president, Integrated Gas, said in an interview… The London-listed oil major issued its first profit warning in a decade in January… read more

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