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Landmark Deal Curbs Flaring Pollution

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Top oil-producing nations and companies pledge to eliminate the waste of natural gas that also exacerbates global warming

April 17, 2015 |By Lisa Friedman and ClimateWire

Top oil-producing nations, including the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Angola, as well as Royal Dutch Shell PLC and other companies say they will stop flaring natural gas by 2030 as part of a landmark agreement with the World Bank.

The deal was unveiled this morning during the World Bank’s Spring Meetings, where leaders said the voluntary agreement will curb 40 percent of the global gas flaring that results in 300 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

“Gas flaring is a visual reminder that we are wastefully sending CO2 into the atmosphere,” said World Bank President Jim Yong Kim in a statement. “Together we can take concrete action to end flaring and to use this valuable natural resource to light the darkness for those without electricity.” read more

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Shell running out of steam

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Styrene prices have shot up following a steam leak at Shell’s steam crackers at Moerdijk in the Netherlands. 

Shell has declared force majeure on ethylene and propylene at the unit. 

A Shell spokesman admitted that the steam leak resulted in flaring activity. 

News of the incident was posted on our Shell Blog early on 7 October by an anonymous source.

Extracts from related Wikipedia Styrene Article

“Styrene is regarded as a “hazardous chemical”, especially in case of eye contact, but also in case of skin contact, of ingestion and of inhalation, according to several sources. The International Agency for Research on Cancer considers styrene to be “possibly carcinogenic to humans”. read more

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Shell Says Energy Efficiency in Oil, Gas Production a Challenge

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By Sarah Kent: Published April 11, 2013 by Dow Jones Newswires

Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB) said Thursday that maintaining energy efficiency in its oil and gas production will prove a challenge in coming years.

“We expect that maintaining the energy efficiency levels of recent years will be more difficult in the future as existing fields age and production comes from more energy-intensive sources,” Shell said in its 2012 sustainability report.

The Anglo-Dutch oil major said its energy efficiency record for oil and gas production, excluding oil sands and gas to liquids, worsened last year compared to the year before. read more

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Nigeria’s Revised Oil Bill Reduces Taxes for Exploration

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo – Jul 13, 2012 5:03 PM GMT+0100

Nigeria’s revised oil industry bill reduced taxes to be paid by producers after energy companies including Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) opposed initial proposals as too high.

The Petroleum Industry Bill, which was approved by the Cabinet on July 11 for presentation to the Parliament, proposes 50 percent tax for onshore and shallow fields and 20 percent for deepwater fields, according to a copy of the bill obtained by Bloomberg. The original proposals were for 85 percent and 50 percent respectively. read more

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Shell repeats commitment to end Nigeria gas flaring by 2008

FROM OUR 2004 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE: PROOF OF A BROKEN PROMISE. GAS FLARING BY SHELL STILL TAKES PLACE IN NIGERIA DESPITE THE PLEDGE QUOTED IN THIS ASSOCIATED PRESS ARTICLE TO END FLARING BY 2008

MLive.com: Shell repeats commitment to end Nigeria gas flaring by 2008

The Associated Press

28/06/04

LONDON (Dow Jones/AP) — Royal Dutch/Shell Group Monday reiterated a commitment to end the process of flaring off natural gas from oil projects in Nigeria by 2008.

The company said it has spent about $2 billion to date on infrastructure to collect and ship the gas which would otherwise be burned off into the atmosphere.

Shell has been under pressure from environmentalists and local residents to end gas flaring in Nigeria. Some say the process contributes to global warming. read more

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Shell management: thugs in suits

FROM AN OUTSPOKEN CRITIC OF ROYAL DUTCH SHELL

On Shell’s website you will find the statement:

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies. With around 90,000 employees in more than 80 countries and territories, Shell helps to meet the world’s growing demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.

Why do I find this statement hard to swallow and take at face value ???  What utter CRAP.

Let’s get real people. Shell (and the oil industry in general) is in the business of natural resource EXPLOITATION. The oil industry is a ‘rape, ruin, and run’ industry. And don’t try to tell me otherwise. I have worked in it for over 25 years, in the US and many countries overseas. read more

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Shell Says It Reduced Nigeria Gas Flaring 60% in Nine Years

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo on June 18, 2012

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), operator of Nigeria’s largest oil fields, said the flaring, or burning, of natural gas at its deposits in the West African country fell by more than 60 percent in the past nine years.

“Flaring dropped by more than 60 percent from over 0.6 billion cubic feet of gas a day to about 0.2 billion cubic feet,” the company said today in an e-mailed statement from Lagos, the commercial capital. The decline followed investments of more than $3 billion to build gathering facilities since 2000, Shell said. read more

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Motiva Enterprises toxic environmental record

The following information is in the form of extracts from a recent report produced by Louisiana Bucket Brigade environmental health and justice organization.

Louisiana refineries averaged one accident per day in 2010. There was a total of 354 reported accidents which released more than 975,000 pounds and 225,000 gallons of pollution.

Refineries rely too heavily on contract workers. There are simply not enough full-time workers on staff. Deferred maintenance and inadequate safety management significantly contributed to accidents, according to refineries’ own reports and testimony from the United Steelworkers.

During 2010, Motiva’s refinery in Norco reported seven accidents involving the same DU-5 unit, resulting in a total of 18,500 pounds of emissions. The largest accident happened in January, when a fire resulted in the shutdown of three refinery units, one worker injury and more than 17,000 pounds of toxic air emissions, including sulfur dioxide. read more

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Dutch officials wade into Niger Delta crisis

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 00:00 From Kelvin Ebiri, Rotterdam

TOP officials of the Dutch government at the weekend kept on the front burner efforts to bring lasting stability to the Niger Delta.

The position of the government was articulated by Dutch parliamentarians and a representative of the country’s Foreign Affairs Ministry in charge of the Horn of Africa, East and West Africa.

A Dutch parliamentarian, Sharon Gesthuizen, specifically tasked Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to clean up oil spill in all contaminated sites in the Niger Delta. Shell admitted that oil spill in the Niger Delta was wrong and it would do its best to remediate areas affected. read more

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INVITATION TO SHELL DIALOGUES WEBCHAT ON SHELL IN NIGERIA

Dear John,

Shell in Nigeria. An opportunity to discuss the challenges of this complex environment.

In 2009, Shell hosted a webchat focused on our work in Nigeria. It was a constructive and productive debate, which is why we now return to the subject.

At Shell we have enjoyed a long relationship with Nigeria, having been in the country for over 60 years, and have played a major role in developing the country’s oil and gas industry. Shell companies in Nigeria help support the country’s economy, which gets 85% of its income from the oil and gas industry, and have created thousands of skilled jobs for Nigerians. We invest millions of dollars each year in community development. read more

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Gas Flaring Increases in the Niger Delta

Ogoni: Less Hot Air and More Action – Gas Flaring Increases in the Niger Delta

Despite repeated commitments by oil companies and governments, gas flaring continues in Nigeria at an environmental cost.

Below is an article published by Think Africa Press:

Gas flaring in the Niger Delta region highlights the environmental problems posed by resource extraction, and the failure of successive governments to tackle these problems. Goodluck Jonathan, elected as president of Nigeria this April, has the opportunity to take action where his predecessors have failed.

Gas flaring is a routine practice with a number of extractive processes, including the flaring of associated gas following oil extraction. It is a wasteful process, as much of this gas could be used to provide fuel, either for the local market or for export. According to some estimates, $2.5 billion is wasted annually through gas flaring in Nigeria. Perhaps more importantly, the release of these gasses damages the health of the surrounding population, releases enormous amounts of greenhouse gases and contributes to acid rain. In fact, according to a World Bank  report released in 2002, gas flaring in Nigeria is the single greatest source of greenhouse gases in sub-Saharan Africa. Nigeria has the secondhighest gas flaring rates in the world, following Russia. read more

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Welcome to the Niger Delta

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Shell primitive gas flaring in Nigeria

From pages 10, 11 & 12 of “Royal Dutch Shell and its sustainability troubles” – Background report to the Erratum of Shell’s Annual Report 2010

The report is made on behalf of Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands)
Author: Albert ten Kate: May 2011.

The gas flares of Nigeria

Below the surface, crude oil is often found mixed with natural gas. The natural gas must be separated from the oil during extraction. Technically the gas can easily be captured and utilized. In Nigeria, however, the associated gas is primitively flared in the open air. Rushing for oil exports in the 1960s and 1970s, Shell and the Nigerian government only built oil pipelines. They didn’t care about infrastructure to utilize the valuable natural gas: just burn it. There are currently approximately 100 continuously burning gas flares in the Niger Delta and just offshore, some of which have been burning since the early 1960s. read more

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Shell in Nigeria

From page 6 of “Royal Dutch Shell and its sustainability troubles” – Background report to the Erratum of Shell’s Annual Report 2010

The report is made on behalf of Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands)
Author: Albert ten Kate: May 2011.

PART ONE

Shell in Nigeria

In oil production, Nigeria is the most important country for Shell. During the period 2006-2010, Nigeria accounted for about 16% of Shell’s worldwide production of oil and liquid natural gas. During the year 2009, production falls due to disrupting activities by militant groups in the Niger Delta reached their peak for the time being. During the year 2010, production climbed back again, with Nigeria accounting for almost 19% of Shell’s worldwide production of oil and liquid natural gas. read more

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Nigerian farmer: Shell says we’ll soon smile in the Niger Delta

Published on : 18 May 2011 – 12:29pm | By Hélène Michaud

It is his very first visit to the Netherlands, home of the company that he says has destroyed his family’s investments: “Our fish ponds, our bakery, our land.” He wants them back.

The green parks, the urban infrastructure, trains that arrive on time: Eric Dooh is impressed at what he’s seen in the Hague, where he’s just attended Royal Dutch Shell plc’s Annual General Meeting . He says he came to inform the company’s shareholders about the ongoing level of devastation caused by oil spills in Goi, his community in the Niger delta. read more

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Shell sued over oil spill in Niger Delta

Royal Dutch Shell has been hit with a class-action lawsuit in London by the Bodo community of Nigeria, which suffered a “devastating” oil spill when a key pipeline burst in the summer of 2008.

The new lawsuit against Shell has been sparked by a leak allegedly coming from the Trans-Niger pipeline, which the community says started flowing into the Bodo creek in August 2008.  Photo: AP

Rowena Mason By Rowena Mason 7:45AM BST 02 May 2011

The community filed a lawsuit last month at the High Court against both Royal Dutch Shell and Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, raising the possibility of a drawn-out legal battle for compensation.

More than 69,000 people live in Bodo in the Niger Delta, which has seen 9m to 13m barrels of oil spilt from the pipelines of various companies over the years – more than double the volume of BP’s Gulf of Mexico leak. UN figures show more than 6,800 spills between 1976 and 2001. read more

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Shell says it paid Nigeria $3.8 bil tax on offshore oil operation in 5 years

Lagos (Platts)–21Apr2011/820 am EDT/1220 GMT

Royal Dutch Shell Nigeria says it paid about $3.8 billion in taxes and royalties to the Nigerian government from its offshore and deepwater oil operations between 2006 and 2010.

In a briefing note on the company’s operations in Nigeria in 2010 published Thursday, Shell said its joint venture operations contributed about $31 billion in revenue to Nigeria during the same period.

Shell, however, said its oil production in the West African country, particularly from the onshore fields, continued to decline because of the activities of thieves who damage production facilities. read more

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Shell Halves Nigerian Gas Flaring With New Units Through 2010

By Eduard Gismatullin

April 19 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc, operator of Nigeria’s largest oil fields, halved gas flaring in the African country between 2002 and 2010 after installing gathering infrastructure.

Associated gas flaring, or burning off the fuel pumped together with crude oil production, declined to less than 300 million cubic feet a day down from about 600 million feet a day over the eight-year period, Shell said on its website. Worldwide, the company increased flaring by 32 percent in 2010 from a year earlier on higher output in Nigeria and the start of a project in Iraq, it said in its Sustainability Report. read more

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Nigeria: Shell plans $101M gas pipeline project

LAGOS, Nigeria

Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it will build a $101 million gas pipeline through Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta to help it cut down on burning gas from its operations.

Shell’s local subsidiary issued a statement Monday saying it will build a 26-mile (42-kilometer) pipeline to bring the gas to a plant for domestic use.

The gas fires, known as flaring, are caused by the burning of natural gas that is produced along with crude oil. Environmentalists describe it as one of the largest sources of greenhouse gases which cause global warming. Those living in the Niger Delta say the burning contributes to acid rain and causes respiratory illnesses. Flaring leaves their fishing villages bathed in light at all hours. read more

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Canadian family poisoned by Shell gas flaring?

By John Donovan

This is an update of our articles relating to the Getz family who claim that they were poisoned by Shell gas flaring.

Donna Getz sought the intervention of the Oil and Gas Commission Board in Canada only to discover that Shell has a representative on the board.

She is seeking justice and according to our unofficial expert sources appears to have a strong case.

We have also published related information supplied to us by a Shell Canada insider.

Shell has a track record of supplying toxic products deadly to insects, crop pests and humans… Shell employees at a drins’ production plant were even used as guinea pigs in a related study of carcinogenic properties carried out by the Royal Dutch Group. Brands such as “Shell TOX” were banned years ago.
read more

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Nigeria oil spill payouts would encourage terrorism, Shell claims

Royal Dutch Shell has been forced to defend its record on oil spills and human rights in Nigeria in the face of a barrage of criticism before a panel of Dutch politicians.

Shell has been trying to sell up to $4bn of onshore oil assets in Nigeria for more than a year Photo: Alamy Rowena Mason By Rowena Mason 9:13PM GMT 26 Jan 2011

At a hearing in The Hague, Shell was bombarded with accusations from Amnesty International and other pressure groups who claim as many as 9m barrels have been spilt in the African nation since oil exploration began in the 1950s.

Not only are campaigners angry about alleged oil spills, but also pollution caused by flaring gas from drilling operations into the atmosphere.

On Wednesday, Shell executives insisted they would not pay compensation for up to 2,000 oil spills caused by sabotage. read more

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Canadian family allegedly poisoned by Shell gas flaring

The following information is generated from emails received from Donna Getz, who alleges that Shell has poisoned herself and her husband as a result of gas flaring. This article has been updated with related correspondence, including a letter from Shell, plus Medical Reports and Gas Flaring and Gas Analysis Reports.

Donna sought the intervention of the Oil and Gas Commission Board in Canada only to discover that Shell has a representative on the board. She is seeking justice and according to our expert sources appears to have a strong case. Donna urgently needs good legal representation on a “no win no fee” basis. Her email address is available on request from John Donovan: [email protected]

Extract from comments received from an expert who has seen the evidence: “Shell tested and flared gas from their well under inappropriate meteorological conditions, in violation of their flaring permits, either deliberately or through negligence. The end result was the harm suffered by the Getz’s.” read more

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Motiva Enterprises Reports Flaring At Norco Refinery; Equipment Failure Cited

NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)

Motiva Enterprises LLC Saturday reported the release of several contaminants to the atmosphere, owing to equipment failure at its 235, 000-barrels-a-day oil refinery in Norco, Louisiana, to the U.S. National Response Center.

The unit upset released a combination of butadiene, benzene, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and hexane to a safety flare stack at around 2:00 a.m. CST Saturday. The filing did not indicate what unit, or units, were involved. read more

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Donna Getz allegations against Shell

The following information is generated from emails received from Donna Getz, who makes self explanatory allegations against Shell and other parties.

BY DONNA GETZ

Read your articles about Royal Dutch Shell.  It makes me sick what they can get away with.

I am going to tell you what happened to myself and my family.

We were caretaking a ranch near Tumbler Ridge, BC about six years ago. We were looking after their horses and ours. We never received payment for this.

Unknown to us, Shell Oil was drilling a well 3 km across country from us.

When they started to flare the well, something went wrong.  We got hurt from this. The spruce trees had golden patches on them, the leaves on the cottonwood turned upside down, the game left or died. Four of our horses died over time from this and we have one that is still wheezing from it. I have 30% lungs left, my husband and daughter 50% left.  Our truck we had at the time, rusted out on one side. read more

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Shell pledges $2B to cut gas flaring in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria — Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it will spend more than $2 billion in the coming years to cut down on gas flaring in Nigeria’s oil-rich delta.

Shell announced Wednesday that its project would involve 26 flow stations in the Niger Delta, in areas where the oil major had seen its work stopped by funding shortages or security concerns.

Shell says its Nigerian subsidiary already spent more than $3 billion to install such equipment at 32 flow stations.

Gas flaring is the burning of natural gas that is produced along with crude oil. Environmentalists describe it as one of the largest sources of greenhouse gases, which cause global warming. read more

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Guardian Environment Blog 12 May 2009

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John VidalPosted by John Vidal Tuesday 12 May 2009 

Shell Eco-marathon: the Sun ends bid to put the Guardian in the shade

The Sun disputes rights to cover Shell’s 2009 Eco-marathon

The Sun and the Guardian do not share much, but they have always had a strange fascination for each other’s journalism. So, on finding that the Guardian might be covering Shell’s annual Eco-marathon – the event where students compete to design build, and test vehicles that can travel roughly 3,000 km (1,864 miles) per litre of fuel – last weekend, the Currant Bun bizarrely threw its toys out of the pram. Presumably needing several days to compose a thoughtful tract on the nexus of issues around climate change, transport and the need for fuel efficiency, it demanded that the Guardian publish no news of the results before today. At first, Shell agreed. Finally, realising that it would be hard to keep the results from 100 other reporters, it relented. So if you want to read the Sun report, go to today’s paper at thesun.co.uk read more

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Nigeria’s gas profits ‘up in smoke’

Shell officials say it is the government's fault that gas flaring still happens.

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Nigeria gas issue flares up

Royal Dutch Shell -- the largest foreign firm operating in Nigeria -- and other companies operating in the oil- and gas-rich Niger Delta claim, however, that they cannot comply with protocols calling for an end to the practice by the end of the year because of the continuing violence in the region, which they say prevents them from installing the required infrastructure to curtail flaring.

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Nigeria: Gas Flaring – 2008 Deadline Not Achievable – Shell

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has said that as long as militants continue to attack its facilities and the situation goes unresolved, gas flaring will continue in the country.

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Another broken promise to stop gas flaring in Nigeria: Shell pleads poverty and other excuses

Indeed, even if the violence subsided, allowing work crews to safely return to the field, funding is another stumbling block. More than an additional $3 billion needs to be spent to complete the programme to build gas gathering facilities and pipelines. Reduced funding from Shell’s government partner has already delayed work on several projects.

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Shell Says Nigeria Security, Funding Gap Prevent End to Flaring

May 7 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe's biggest oil company, said it's unable to meet a 2008 deadline to end gas- flaring in Nigeria because of a lack of security in the region and funding shortfalls

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Oil communities seek gas flares end by 2006

FROM OUR AUGUST 2005 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE

Daily Independent (Nigeria): Oil communities seek gas flares end by 2006

“One of the oil majors, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), recently shifted its date to end the problematic gas flaring to 2009 ending from the earlier proposed 2008 date.”

Posted Monday 12 Sept 2005

By Akanimo Sampson

Bureau Chief, Port Harcourt

Voices of dissent appear to herald moves by oil multinationals to end gas flaring in the Niger Delta area in three years time, with several of the oil communities preferring a 2006 date.

One of the oil majors, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), recently shifted its date to end the problematic gas flaring to 2009 ending from the earlier proposed 2008 date.

The latest claim by Oilwatch Africa, a network of environmental human rights groups, revealed that most oil communities in the region are pushing for an end to gas flares not later than 2006. read more

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Nigeria: campaigners won’t let Saro-Wiwa die

The Observer: Nigeria: campaigners won’t let Saro-Wiwa die

Sunday June 26, 2005

People living in the shadow of Shell refineries and pipelines will be converging on the oil giant’s annual meetings in London and The Hague this week in order to draw attention to its record on pollution and human rights.

Community representatives and environmental campaigners from Siberia to Texas, and from Nigeria to the Philippines, will be among those seeking to put polite but embarrassing questions to Shell’s board this week.

Co-ordinated by Friends of the Earth, it’s an increasingly well-organised – and impatient – campaign, which this year marks the tenth anniversary of Ken Saro-Wiwa’s death. read more

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MarketWatch: Royal Dutch/Shell Group faces local lawsuit over Nigeria gas flaring

MarketWatch: Royal Dutch/Shell Group faces local lawsuit over Nigeria gas flaring

21 June 2005

By MarketWatch

LONDON (MarketWatch) — Communities in Nigeria’s Niger Delta are suing Royal Dutch/Shell Group (RD, SC) and its partners in a local court after the company said it would continue gas flaring beyond a legal deadline, the non-governmental organization Friends of Earth said Monday.

Gas flaring is the highly polluting process of burning off natural gas trapped in crude oil.

In a statement, Friends of Earth said last month Shell had announced it would continue flaring until 2009, a year beyond a deadline set by the Nigerian government. read more

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The Independent (UK): Opec supplies may increase as oil nudges $60

The Independent (UK): Opec supplies may increase as oil nudges $60

By Philip Thornton, Economics Correspondent

21 June 2005

Oil prices broke new records on both sides of the Atlantic yesterday, prompting Opec to announce it would begin talks about a further increase in supply.

The price of crude came close to hitting the psychological $60-a-barrel mark yesterday after breaking through $59 in New York.

Analysts said fears over a shortage of supply capacity were exacerbated by an outbreak of political turmoil in Nigeria, a major oil producing nation.

In New York prices closed at a record $59.37 a barrel, up 90 cents. In London Brent futures were up 56 cents at $58.32, having hit a fresh peak of $58.58. Prices looked set to break through $60 as contracts for delivery in the final four months of the year, when cold weather boosts demand, were trading above that level. read more

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Friends of the Earth: Communities Sue Shell to Stop Nigerian Gas Flaring

Friends of the Earth: Communities Sue Shell to Stop Nigerian Gas Flaring

Posted 21 June 2005

LAGOS, NIGERIA/London, UK, 20th June 2005 – Communities from across the Niger Delta, with the support of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA), have today filed a legal action against the Nigerian government, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Shell, Exxon, Chevron, Total and Agip joint venture companies to stop gas flaring.

More gas is flared in Nigeria than anywhere else in the world, and flaring in the country has contributed more greenhouse gas emissions than all other sources in sub-Saharan Africa combined according to the World Bank. read more

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The New York Times: Shell Asks Shareholders for Forgiveness

The New York Times: Shell Asks Shareholders for Forgiveness

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: June 28, 2004

LONDON (AP) — The leaders of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Cos., chastened by this year’s reserves booking fiasco, asked shareholders for forgiveness on Monday and time to revamp the Anglo-Dutch oil giant.

At two annual general meetings in England and the Netherlands, board members of the parent companies — Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. and Shell Transport & Trading Co. — were pressed by shareholders and institutional investors who have been calling for structural changes and greater openness. read more

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Shell repeats commitment to end Nigeria gas flaring by 2008

MLive.com: Shell repeats commitment to end Nigeria gas flaring by 2008

The Associated Press

28/06/04

LONDON (Dow Jones/AP) — Royal Dutch/Shell Group Monday reiterated a commitment to end the process of flaring off natural gas from oil projects in Nigeria by 2008.

The company said it has spent about $2 billion to date on infrastructure to collect and ship the gas which would otherwise be burned off into the atmosphere.

Shell has been under pressure from environmentalists and local residents to end gas flaring in Nigeria. Some say the process contributes to global warming. read more

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