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Shell’s Arctic return faces hurdle at Seattle port

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By Timothy Gardner: 4 May 2015

May 4 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell’s quest to return to Arctic drilling for the first time in three years could face delays after Seattle ruled that the city’s port must apply for a permit for the company to use it as a hub for drilling rigs.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, a Democrat who has fought against new projects by coal and oil companies, applauded the requirement by the city’s planning department.

“This is an opportunity for the port and all of us to make a bold statement about how oil companies contribute to climate change, oil spills and other environmental disasters – and reject this short-term lease,” Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray said on his website. read more

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SHELL TO FUND NIGER DELTA CLEANUP; COSTS COULD HIT €500 MILLION

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Article by Janene Van Jaarsveldt published 4 May 2015 by nltimes.nl 

Shell will clean up the oil spill in a heavily polluted area in the Niger Delta. This area is located in Bodo, Nigeria, which has about 40 thousand inhabitants. The company will also carry the costs of the cleanup. 

According to the Volkskrant, the cost of the cleanup is estimated at between 134 to 446 million euros.

This agreement was made between Shell, the local population and local environmental organizations with the help of former Dutch ambassador to Nigeria, Bert Ronhaar. The agreement was signed in Prot Harcout in the Niger Delta on Friday. read more

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Refining Saves The Day For Exxon and Shell

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Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 19.27.29By Andy TullyPosted on Sun, 03 May 2015

The low oil prices that have been dogging the energy industry led to dramatically lower quarterly earnings for Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil, but the two giant companies did better than analysts had expected.

Related: Key Signals That Oil Prices Are On The Up

Profits for Shell, Europe’s largest oil company, amounted to $3.2 billion, adjusted for inventory changes and one-time benefits, during the first quarter of 2015. This was 56 percent lower than its earnings in the same period in 2014, the company reported April 30. read more

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Shell agrees to start cleaning polluted area

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Under a compensation deal hammered out in London in January, Shell’s Nigerian arm agreed to pay $55m to people in Bodo following a three-year legal battle over the 2008 spills that devastated their environment.

3 May 2015

Lagos – Shell has agreed with Nigerian fishing community of Bodo in the Niger Delta to start the clean-up of two devastating oil spills in 2008, activists and locals say.

Steven Obodekwe of the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development lobby said: “Shell officials met representatives of Bodo community in Port Harcourt and the meeting was attended by officials of the Dutch embassy, Unep (United Nations Environment Programme), Amnesty International and local activists. read more

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Kayakers prep for oil-drilling protests in West Seattle

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By Seattle Times Staff: 3 May 2015

Kayakers prep for oil-drilling protests in West Seattle

About 19 advanced kayakers learned self-rescue techniques and how to assist when a kayak capsizes in anticipation of the upcoming flotilla protest May 16 in Elliott Bay.

Judging from the water-safety preparations and drills off Seacrest Park in West Seattle, kayakers are ready for their upcoming mission to protest Shell oil rigs drilling in the Arctic.

On Sunday, approximately 19 advanced kayakers learned self-rescue techniques and how to assist when a kayak capsizes in anticipation of the upcoming flotilla protest May 16 in Elliott Bay.

Through the Shell No! Action Council, hundreds of kayakers will join forces to oppose the Port of Seattle’s decision to allow Terminal 5 to be used as a staging area for Arctic drilling. read more

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