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Drilling in Alaskan Arctic relatively easy said Shell VP before being fired

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According to a recent article published by Bloomberg – Shell Seeks to Drill in Arctic in 2015, Defying Green Activists – Shell CFO Simon Henry, calling on all his vast experience as an accountant, voiced the opinion that it is not difficult to drill in the Arctic.

His assessment is surprisingly similar to that also expressed in optimistic terms in March 2012 by Shell EP senior Vice President David Lawrence, then in charge of Shell’s Arctic drilling plans.

The following is an extract from an article published on 9 March 2012. read more

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Shell blocking Canadian transparency/anti-corruption initiative?

By John Donovan

The Globe and Mail newspaper in Canada has published an article by Alan Detheridge, a former Royal Dutch Shell senior executive. A Vice President of Shell Canada when he left the company after 30 years.

He must have known the company very well after all that time.

If I have not misunderstood the content of his article, he does not seem to trust Shell or for that matter, other members of the oil industry, as far as transparency/corruption is concerned.

His article is about the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act, which he says “will go a long way toward helping people in natural resource-rich countries hold their governments to account.” read more

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What Royal Dutch Shell Has To Say About 675 Billion Barrels Of Oil In Its Deepwater Reserves

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In its latest monthly publication, Shell quoted the International Energy Agency as saying the oil giant has 675 billion barrels of oil in global deepwater reserves

Published: November 18, 2014 at 7:53 am EST

By: Micheal Kaufman

In its latest monthly publication “Shell World,” Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) has quoted the International Energy Agency as estimating the company’s global deepwater oil reserves to be around 675 billion barrels. The oil giant stated in the publication that it has enjoyed several successful projects over the decades and some breakthrough achievements regarding global deepwater during the current year.

Strategy For Improving Productivity

Shell stated that its Nigerian Bonga North West (BNW) field, which produced oil in August for the first time, shows the commitment of the company to conducting deepwater exploration activities in Nigeria. The Anglo-Dutch oil giant added that its subsidiary Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has taken initiatives in the region to upgrade facilities for local contractors and hold specialized training for workers to improve productivity in the energy sector. read more

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Shell wins $3bn tax battle in Bombay High Court

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 09.22.43The Financial Times is reporting:

“Royal Dutch Shell has won a significant victory in its long-running $3bn battle with India’s revenue authorities, in a judgment with implications for dozens of tax disputes involving multinational companies in Asia’s third-largest economy.”

The Narendra Modi government may appeal the decision to the supreme court of India.

Also Reuters Report: Shell wins India tax case

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Shell Lied to Dutch Court

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“The walls are beginning to close in on Shell. The image that the company would like to present of itself, in the role of the victim instead of the perpetrator, is crumbling more and more,”

The oil company Shell lied to a Dutch court about steps taken to minimize the risk of oil spills during a court case brought against the multinational oil and gas company by four Nigerian farmers and Friends of the Earth, lawyers acting for the claimants alleged today.

Friends of the Earth (FoE) Netherlands and a group of four farmers from villages in the Niger Delta were aiming to claim compensation from Shell for damages caused when a major oil pipeline burst, causing devastation to local communities. read more

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US District Judge Adamant On Earlier Ruling Over BP’s Mexican Oil Spill

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US district judge Carl Barbier has refused to change his ruling over BP‘s Gulf of Mexico oil spill, claiming that BP got what it deserved

Published: November 15, 2014 at 8:43 am EST
By: Micheal Kaufman

FULL ARTICLE

RELATED ARTICLES – WHAT HAPPENED TO BP IN THE US COURTS COULD HAPPEN TO SHELL

David Lawrence, Shell Exec VP responsible for Arctic Exploration Fired?: 21 March 2013

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL SCREW UP IN THE ARCTIC: 7 April 2013

BP fights to halt ‘bogus’ gulf claims: 7 July 2013

Shell dicing with disaster in US Arctic waters: 18 December 2013

Financial calamity could engulf Shell in event of an Arctic Disaster: 18 April 2014

Arctic Drilling: a spectacular failure of good judgment by Shell: 10 October 2014 read more

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California Joins Natural Gas Lawsuit Against BP

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Published: November 14, 2014 at 8:52 am EST

By: Micheal Kaufman

BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP) along with its trading partners was accused of charging higher natural gas price in California. BP and the state of California had signed a contract earlier according to which the company will provide natural gas to the state and charge $250 million in annual payments. However, a lawsuit was passed against the company by a former employee, Christopher Schroen, who claimed that BP will be over-charging the state by $300 million over a period of eight years. read more

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