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Shell layoffs hit New Orleans as oil prices dive

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Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 22.49.59By Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune: 19 August 2015

Layoffs are starting to hit New Orleans as Royal Dutch Shell moves forward with plans to eliminate 6,500 jobs worldwide. The cuts come as Shell seeks to cut costs amid lower oil and gas prices.

Shell spokeswoman Kimberly Windon confirmed in an email the company has started to cut jobs at its New Orleans and Houston offices, though it is not providing a “specific breakdown of workforce numbers.”

About 2,300 Shell employees and contractors are at One Shell Square on Poydras Street, and the majority support Shell’s drilling and exploration operations in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Windon said the deepwater segment “continues to be an important part of the Shell global portfolio.” read more

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Hillary Clinton scuppers Shell’s plan to drill for oil in the Arctic

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Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 11.35.25By CITY & FINANCE REPORTER FOR THE DAILY MAIL

PUBLISHED: 19 August 2015

Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic ambitions have sparked a political row in the US after presidential candidate Hillary Clinton opposed its plans.

President Obama’s administration gave Shell the final green light to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic this week – which will see it resume drilling in the area for the first time since 2012 when it suffered a series of setbacks and pulled out. 

Clinton said drilling in the area is ‘not worth the risk’. read more

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GREENPEACE CALLS FOR SHELL BOYCOTT AFTER ALASKA DRILLING GO-AHEAD

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by Janene Van Jaarsveldt: 18 August 2015

Greenpeace has launched a boycotting action against Shell in response to the oil company receiving the final go-ahead from the American government for drilling in Alaska, AD reports.

On Monday the United States government gave Shell final permission to start test drilling in Alaska, provided that the company has the necessary equipment to be able to immediately close any possible oil spills.

In response Greenpeace is calling on consumers to take action by boycotting Shell for 40 days. The environmental organization is asking that consumers not refuel at Shell stations between August 19th and September 27th. read more

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Green fury after Shell is given go-ahead for Arctic drilling

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Green fury after Shell is given go-ahead for Arctic drilling

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DAVID USBORNE , TOM BAWDEN: THE INDEPENDENT: Wednesday 19 August 2015

Shell has been granted final permission by the US regulatory authorities to begin exploratory drilling for oil and gas beneath the Arctic seabed. The decision by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to allow the multinational to drill off the Alaskan coast prompted environmentalists to accuse President Barack Obama of “double-speak” over his calls to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources. read more

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Alaska oil prospecting project splits Democrats

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Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 11.35.25Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has contradicted fellow Democrat President Barack Obama by rejecting a Shell oil prospecting project off Alaska. Obama’s administration has given Shell approval to resume drilling.

18 August 2015

Clinton put herself at odds with Obama’s administration late on Tuesday by describing the Arctic as a “unique treasure” and “not worth the risk of drilling” because of multiple environmental risks.

Obama’s administration on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell final approval to resume drilling into an oil-bearing rock, 2,400 meters (8,000 feet) below the ocean floor off northern Alaska.

Shell’s original leases were obtained from the administration of the previous Republican president, George W. Bush. read more

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