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Whistleblower news relevant to Shell USA employees

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SEC Hits Back At KBR And Other Corporate Bullies Who Threaten Whistleblowers

By John Donovan

If a Shell employee, contractor or supplier wants to blow the whistle on alleged misdeeds, they can contact the Shell Global Helpline and risk retaliation, or go to the appropriate external authority.

In either event, there may be protection under whistleblower law in some countries, such as the USA. 

In this connection, an article published earlier this month by the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) may be of interest. 

The SEC’s enforcement action, as set out in the article, is good news and should improve intelligence gathering. read more

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NAM apologizes for Groningen earthquakes

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The Dutch Petroleum Company (NAM) has apologized for the earthquakes in Groningen and the problems caused by these earthquakes.

This is evident from the reaction of Gerald Schotman, Managing Director of NAM, on the report of the Safety Board (OvV) about the earthquake risks in Groningen.

“I deeply regret that the earthquakes caused problems for many people and I want to apologize,” said Schotman.

Schotman regretted that NAM had not carried out extensive research into the safety risks. “We could have been more curious about what happens in and above the soil in Groningen.  That did not happen, I am sorry.” read more

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Another can of worms for Shell

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By John Donovan

The lid on the corruption scandal in Ireland involving a “Mr Fix” company OSSL, its client Shell E&P Ireland, and various recipients of Shell’s generous bribes distributed by OSSL, keeps coming off. 

Recipients have included senior Irish Police Officers, who took delivery of £30,000 of free alcohol kindly supplied by Shell. 

One local family had a tennis court installed at their property as another spectacular gift from Shell. They must think it’s perfectly normal for an oil company to install tennis courts to buy influence. read more

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BG Group prioritizes Australia, Brazil

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By Daniel J. Graeber published 21 April 2015 by UPI

BG Group prioritizes Australia, Brazil

READING, England, April 21 (UPI) — British energy company BG Group said Tuesday it would change how it discloses financial data to reflect the importance of Brazilian and Australian assets.

BG Group said, starting May 8, it would unveil a number of disclosure mechanisms aimed at improving transparency and simplification of financial statements.

“[The changes will] also reflect the growing importance of Brazil and Australia on the group’s performance,” the company said in a statement. read more

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BP Readies Defenses as Oil Industry Responds to Shell’s BG Raid

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Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 15.59.22Article by Rakteem KatakeyMatthew Campbell and Dinesh Nair published 21 April 2015 by Bloomberg.com

As the oil industry takes stock of Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s $70 billion move for BG Group Plc, one company has more to chew on than most.

BP Plc, the U.K.’s most storied oil producer and prime mover in previous rounds of consolidation, is now thinking what was once unthinkable: that it could be next in the cross-hairs.

BP executives are concerned the company is vulnerable to an opportunistic bid, according to people familiar with the situation. In response, they’ve stepped up internal reviews of takeover scenarios and war-gamed defense strategies with advisers from firms including Morgan Stanley, said the people, all of whom asked not to be identified discussing a private matter. Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp., the two largest U.S. producers, are seen as the only realistic predators. read more

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Shell Learned Some ‘Expensive Lessons’ in Arctic, Jewell Says

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Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 19.49.45Article by Harry Weber published April 20, 2015 by Bloomberg.com

Royal Dutch Shell Plc learned “some very painful and expensive lessons about contractors” from its mishaps drilling in the Arctic in 2012, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said.

Shell learned how to better manage companies it relies on for critical aspects of its offshore drilling programs, Jewell told reporters at the IHS CERAWeek conference in Houston on Monday. The U.S. government has “raised the bar” on safety in terms of offshore drilling in recent years, she said.

The Interior Department this month confirmed Shell’s exploration lease in Alaska, clearing the way for the company to resume drilling that was halted after a stranded rig and legal challenges. Greenpeace activists boarded an oil rig in the Pacific Ocean, seeking to halt Arctic drilling. read more

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BP, Shell ship Canada crude cargoes from Texas to Europe: ClipperData

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Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 11.51.59(Reuters) – BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell each have shipped cargoes of Canadian crude oil out of the Texas coast this month, according to industry firm ClipperData, highlighting a once-rare journey that is expected to become more common.

The two Aframax tankers loaded from Enterprise Products Partners LP’s export terminal in Freeport, Texas, according to the firm, which tracks crude tanker movements. They are currently en route to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Spain, data show. read more

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