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Dutch cabinet acts in response to Groningen gas field earthquakes

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Dutch cabinet limits gas extraction in Groningen

The field is operated by the Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM), a joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil with each company owning a 50 percent share.

THE HAGUE, Feb. 9 2015 (Xinhua) — The Dutch government has temporarily limited the lucrative gas extraction in Europe’s largest natural gas field Groningen in the first half of the year, pending further research on the safety and quality of life in the northern province.

The increasing earthquakes caused by the gas extraction have led to growing complaints among the residents of Groningen.

Although the minor earthquakes haven’t caused any injuries, people feel unsafe and houses are damaged. The government decided last January to cut the gas extraction and compensate those affected by the earthquakes. read more

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Oil company employees should consider quitting their jobs

Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 18.34.00From an article by Jonathan Porritt published by The Guardian on 10 February 2015 under the headline:

“Oil company employees should consider quitting their jobs” read more

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Scandal hit bosses of HSBC and Shell are both ordained priests!

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By John Donovan

I wonder if Paddy was thinking of Shell when he published this on this Facebook page?

The grotesquely high “compensation packages” of the Directors of the likes of HSBC as well as being morally repugnant are also bad for business. The rewards for making it to the top are so obscene that ladder climbers will do anything to make it. So every decision they take is driven by their own ambition and their need to kowtow to those who might appoint them to these golden jobs. This is a brake on creativity and innovation and on long-term thinking. read more

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More prosecutions against individuals for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 21.26.38The issue before the Court is whether Shell’s internal FCPA investigation is absolutely privileged from a defamation claim by persons named in the report as having violated the FCPA. The former employee claimed defamation from Shell’s report of its internal investigation provided to the Justice Department.

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Tom Fox | February 10, 2015

Extracts

The Justice Department has been continually criticized, from blog commentators to U.S. senators, for not having more prosecutions against individuals for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Perhaps forgetting the Mitt Romney-ism that corporations are people too, one school of thought says that by only fining companies, the message is sent that getting caught for violations of the FCPA will simply be seen as a cost of doing business. Of course the more cynical might simply say corporations are tired of paying increasing FCPA fines. read more

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Pieter Schelte ship name change to Pioneering Spirit fraught with superstitious pitfalls

Screen Shot 2015-02-09 at 15.20.49By John Donovan

Following the decision announced on 9 February 2015 that Allseas is changing the name of The Pieter Schelte to the Pioneering Spirit, Ton Biesemaat, the Dutch investigative journalist, posted the following comment on our Shell Blog, which I assume is partly tongue in cheek:

Every seaman knows that changing a ship’s name brings bad luck. Especially if you do not purge all the references to the former name. Not even Pieter Schelte can stay on any documents. However Allseas with their admiration for the Nazi Pieter Schelte Heerema has chosen to rename their Nazi ship into Pioneering Spirit. Which is still a reference to the evil SS-man and even retains the P and S of Pieter Schelte. No sane minded seaman will take the risk to sail on this ship. Evil reigns there. Beware of the bad spirits! read more

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