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Shell denies greasing ANC palms

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Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 19.22.09By Tony Carnie: 20 August 2015

Durban – Oil giant Shell has denied suggestions that it exercises “improper influence” over government officials or makes financial payments to the ANC to pave the way for shale gas fracking.

The company’s local subsidiary, Shell South Africa, was responding on Wednesday to fears raised by local anti-fracking groups in a letter to the Minister of Mineral Resources, Ngoako Ramatlhodi.

The Treasure of the Karoo Action group and AfriForum wrote to Ramatlhodi this week voicing concern that he would be caught in a conflict of interest by adjudicating any application from Shell for a petroleum exploration licence or right. read more

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Oil Companies Sit on Hands at Auction for Leases

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By CLIFFORD KRAUSSAUG. 20, 2015 PAGE B1 IN NEW YORK EDITION

Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 22.49.59HOUSTON — With oil prices collapsing and companies in retrenchment, a federal auction in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday attracted the lowest interest from producers since 1986.

It was the clearest sign yet that the fortunes of oil companies are skidding so fast that they now need to cut back on plans for production well into the future.

The auction, for drilling leases, attracted a scant $22.7 million in sales from five companies, but energy analysts said that came as no surprise on a day when the American oil benchmark price plummeted by more than 4 percent. For the first time since the recession, it is approaching the symbolic $40-a-barrel level. Last summer, it was above $100 a barrel.

A glut on American and world markets is to blame for the depressed prices, but the unusually large daily decline occurred after the Energy Department, in a report, lowered its oil price projections and showed a considerable increase in inventories. read more

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Wellcome Trust loses millions as its fossil fuel investments plunge in value

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Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 09.03.27The Wellcome Trust’s investments in fossil fuel companies have lost an estimated £175m in the last year, due to sharp falls in share prices. Research by the Guardian shows the medical charity has sold off two-thirds of its holding in Shell…

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