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This Growing ‘Green’ City May Be The Front Line In Climate Change Battle

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Lynne Peeples[email protected]

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 22.31.27This Growing ‘Green’ City May Be The Front Line In Climate Change Battle

SEATTLE — “That doesn’t even look like a boat. How does it float?”

Elizabeth Spence, 8, peered through a chain-link fence at a massive yellow drilling rig, newly docked a short stretch away. Her dad had brought her here on Thursday evening to check out the latest addition to the Seattle waterfront and to add some local context to a current topic of study in Elizabeth’s third-grade class: climate change.

She was quick with her take on that day’s arrival of the first of Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic fleet. More than two dozen Shell vessels, including another oil-drilling rig, are expected to make Seattle a home base between oil-exploration trips in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea. read more

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Climate change a serious security threat, warns Obama

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President Obama has called climate change “a serious threat to global security” and heavily criticised climate change deniers.

In his strongest remarks on the issue yet, Mr Obama said climate change would “impact every country on the planet”.

The US president made his comments in a speech to students at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut.

He has previously identified climate change as a central issue for the remainder of his time in office.

Faced with strong opposition on the issue from Republicans and industry, Mr Obama used his speech to frame the threat in terms of national security. read more

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Despite Seattle Protests Royal Dutch Shell Remains Defiant In Its Arctic Drilling Plans

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By: MICHEAL KAUFMANPublished: May 20, 2015

The protests against Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) plans to drill in the Arctic have been going on for days in Seattle. The city’s port has seen hundreds of demonstrators including environmental groups and city residents protesting on kayaks and canoes to oppose Arctic drilling, as well as the presence of Shell’s rigs in Seattle waters. Shell wants to drill in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska.

On Tuesday however, Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden said that despite the ongoing protests, the company will proceed with its Arctic drilling plans this summer. He also rejected claims that Shell was using the Seattle port unlawfully, Reuters reports. read more

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Shell, climate change and a question of reality

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Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden is said to have lambasted fossil fuel critics at the Shell AGM yesterday, accusing them of ignoring reality.

Two days earlier, Terry Macalister of The Guardian, who has always been scrupulously fair in his comments and reporting in relation to Shell, seemed to suggest that it is Mr Van Beurden who is having a problem in relation to the reality of climate change. 

Extract from his excellent article “The real story behind Shell’s climate change rhetoric” read more

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Sultan of Oman Spying On Shell

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Interesting to read the allegations that the Sultan of Oman’s intelligence services are spying on Shell.

More specifically, the local operations of Shell involving the JV company, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).

This information is unsurprising given the content of leaked secret cables from the US Embassy in Muscat published by WikiLeaks in December 2010, suggesting a degree of hostility or unease towards Shell. 

The Sultan was at that time considering taking gas fields away from PDO  (34% owned by Shell) and awarding them to BG Group, or BP. 

The growing hostility towards Shell from within PDO Oman was the subject of an email I sent in 2011 to Mr Michiel Brandjes, the Company Secretary of Royal Dutch Shell Plc.  read more

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Sultan of Oman Spying On Shell Oil Oman

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Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 13.34.0520 May 2015 at 11:42, Alastair Sloan

Spy-tech firms Gamma and Trovicor target Shell Oil in Oman

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The Sultan of Oman’s intelligence services are spying on the local operations of British oil company Shell with the aid of controversial European tech companies, the Register has learned.

Documents seen by el Reg reveal that the internal phone systems at Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) – a joint venture between the Omani government and various Western energy companies including Shell – have been tapped on behalf of the Sultan’s intelligence service. The work was carried out by two notorious European firms specialising in “lawful interception” of communications: Gamma International and Trovicor. read more

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Environmentalists score a little discussed big win in Arctic drilling plans

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Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 18.39.24May 19 2015, 14:48 ET | By: Carl Surran, SA News Editor

Environmentalists score a little discussed big win in Arctic drilling plans

  • Environmentalists angered by the Obama administration’s approval of Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.A, RDS.B) broad plan for boring exploratory oil wells in the Chukchi Sea seem to have overlooked that they scored a major victory in one respect.
  • The approval and newly proposed government mandates for Arctic oil development insist that Shell and other companies drilling in the region keep a second rig nearby to bore a relief well in case of a blowout, like the one that destroyed BP’s Gulf of Mexico well in 2010; Shell is being forced to shave off roughly a month of precious potential drilling days to leave time to bore a relief well in case of such an emergency.
  • Oil industry lobbyists fought the relief well requirement, at one point convincing a White House inter-agency review office that it is unnecessary and prohibitively expensive, but top Interior Department officials ended up winning out, insisting that it is essential to have all equipment on hand to act swiftly in case of an emergency at the remote, forbidding and often-frozen Arctic.
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    Shell vows to explore Arctic, rips environmental critics

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    Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 18.39.24May 19 2015, 12:53 ET | By: Carl Surran, SA News Editor

    Shell vows to explore Arctic, rips environmental critics

  • Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) CEO Ben van Beurden vows that the company will press on with its campaign to explore the Arctic for oil this summer despite protests in Seattle, and dismisses claims that Shell is using the city’s port illegally.
  • But Shell’s annual general meeting today was dominated by questions and comments over the company’s environmental track record as well as its efforts to curb carbon emissions.
  • Van Beurden lambasted fossil fuel critics, saying that “carbon bubble” activists who argue that pension funds and major institutions should divest from fossil fuel companies “ignore reality.”
  • The CEO says the world faces an energy crisis unless investment into producing fossil fuels is maintained, as he foresees a dramatic increase in demand as 3B people emerge from poverty over the next few decades.
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    Seattle protests influence John Kerry trade speech venue

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    Seattle protests influence John Kerry trade speech venue

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle officials told Secretary of State John Kerry he’d be better off avoiding the city to deliver a major trade speech because of ongoing protests over Arctic drilling that have drawn hundreds of activists on land and sea.

    Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 18.39.24Port of Seattle spokesman Peter McGraw said State Department staffers had been looking at Seattle locations for Kerry to speak, including a downtown hotel. But McGraw said the Port advised the State Department to look elsewhere because of the Arctic drilling demonstrations. read more

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    Why Shell May Get Less Than It Bargained For In BG Deal

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    Screen Shot 2015-05-10 at 22.33.15By Andy TullyPosted on Tue, 19 May 2015 

    Royal Dutch Shell’s $70 billion purchase of BG Group may not be as attractive as it once seemed.

    According to BG’s 2014 annual report, if British-based BG were to be taken over by another company, the government of Kazakhstan would have the right to buy BG’s 29.25 percent share in a valuable Kazakh gas field, which so far has represented some 15 percent of the company’s total production and 9 percent of the $19 billion in revenue it made last year. read more

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    Shell challenges facets of last license needed for Corrib project

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    Shell challenges facets of last license needed for Corrib project

    TUESDAY, 19 MAY 2015

    Áine Ryan

    SHELL E&P Ireland has challenged facets  of nine conditions attached to the proposed revised Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) emissions licence for the Corrib gas project. The company is among seven other groups or individuals which have made  valid objections to the revised licence.    

    The objectors include a group of 64 residents from members of communities living in Rossport, Pollathomas and Glengad. Over the last decade, they say they have experienced ‘spills, sinkholes, light and noise pollution, changes to the land and the waters and breaches of regulations’. read more

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    Rotten Growth Prospect: Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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    3 Stocks With Rotten Growth Prospects: Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Tesco PLC And Centrica PLC

    By Royston Wild – Tuesday, 19 May, 2015

    Today I am looking at three stock market terrors poised to endure extended earnings woe.

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    Fossil fuel colossus Shell (LSE: RDSB) (NYSE: RDS-B.US) has grabbed the headlines again over the past week after the US government gave the green light for drilling work off the coast of Alaska to begin during the summer. Although the region has long been considered the oil sector’s holy grail due to the billions of untapped barrels of oil sitting under the surface, Shell has already experienced production troubles in the Arctic and was forced to pack up work in 2012 following huge safety failures. read more

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