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Shell cleared of bribing Irish Police, but for how long?

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By John Donovan

According to a report published earlier this evening by the Irish Examiner, it appears that Shell has been cleared of bribing the Irish police.

Under the circumstances I will expect libel writs in the post from those police officers who I have named as being involved in the corruption which took place. 

Should I be worried? Not at all. 

The verdict of no evidence is in line with the previous internal investigation results by the Irish Police and Shell.

What will it do to the already heavily damaged reputation of the Irish Justice Ministry, the Garda and the Garda Ombudsman Commission, if in fact there is hard evidence proving the OSSL allegations? read more

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Shell leaves its peers behind on big gas-to-liquids plants

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LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) – Shell will press on with new plants to convert gas to liquid fuels, its investment and technical edge leaving its peers behind in the process once seen as a radical game changer.

The company has seen costs overrun at its flagship Qatar plant, cancelled a U.S. project and is relying on a favourable link between prices for feedstock natural gas and oil – factors which have jangled the nerves of some investors in Royal Dutch Shell

Investors are also wary of the massive upfront costs companies face in building the gas-to-liquids (GTL) plants. Only Shell and South Africa’s Sasol have so far made GTL plants work on a large scale. read more

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Prelude FLNG: A case of all your eggs in the one basket

Screen Shot 2014-07-04 at 00.39.39Fourth in a series of articles by Bill Campbell, retired HSE Group Auditor, Shell International, about safety issues relating to the Shell Prelude FLNG project.

Why Floating LNG is such a risky business venture

It’s an old saying but it is one that is clearly understood, drop the basket and all may be lost. FLNG as a concept is not cheap, on the contrary, but what makes it economically attractive is that you have a reusable functional asset, a very large vessel, which being portable, can disconnect from its seabed anchor system when the field is depleted and relocate to begin all over again in another offshore gas field along with the redeployment of its seabed anchor system. No ongoing costs related to recovering pipelines, abandoning a fixed offshore installation, or removing plant and returning many acres onshore to the condition it was in prior to the construction of the onshore plant. read more

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