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May 2011

Norway Raps Shell for Risking Oil Leak

By: 
The Wall Street Journal

LONDON—Royal Dutch Shell PLC has been rapped by Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority for a maintenance error on an oil well that had "major accident potential" and risked an oil leak.

Posted Date: 
25 May 2011

Spy chief behind 'dodgy dossier' gets top Iraq oil job

By: 
Daniel Martin - Mail Online

The spy chief who helped Tony Blair write the ‘dodgy dossier’ which persuaded MPs to back war in Iraq has taken up a top job with an oil firm in the Middle Eastern country.

Sir John Scarlett, who drew up the document which claimed Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction that could be deployed within 45 minutes, has been taken on by Norwegian firm Statoil.

The former MI6 chief will be a strategic adviser at the multinational company, which has won a contract to drill for oil in Iraq.

Posted Date: 
25 May 2011

Facing Up to End of ‘Easy Oil’

By: 
Ben Casselman - The Wall Street Journal

WAFRA, Kuwait—The Arabian Peninsula has fueled the global economy with oil for five decades. How long it can continue to do so hinges on projects like one unfolding here in the desert sands along the Saudi Arabia-Kuwait border.

Saudi Arabia became the world’s top oil producer by tapping its vast reserves of easy-to-drill, high-quality light oil. But as demand for energy grows and fields of “easy oil” around the world start to dry up, the Saudis are turning to a much tougher source: the billions of barrels of heavy oil trapped beneath the desert.

Posted Date: 
25 May 2011

Rossport solidarity camp clash with shell security

By: 
Andrew - Rossport Solidarity Camp - Indymedia

Today at mid-day shell to sea and rossport solidarity camp walked onto shell land,

destroying fences, and yet again clashing with security guards in the ongoing dispute over the corrib gas field.

Posted Date: 
21 May 2011

Extraordinary festival to mark a decade of struggle against Shell

Press release - Issued by Party Against The Pipe
May 20th, 2011

EXTRAORDINARY FESTIVAL TO MARK A DECADE OF STRUGGLE AGAINST SHELL

Party Against The Pipe
4th-6th June 2011
Aughoose, Co Mayo

Shell "apologises" for worldwide damage in annual report.

By: 
Friends of the Earth

New report exposes Shell involvement in corruption, slavery and environmental destruction on five continents

Posted Date: 
21 May 2011

Shell and activists accuse each other of delaying oil case

By: 
Hélène Michaud - Radio Netherlands

Royal Dutch Shell and Dutch environmentalists accused each other of using delaying tactics in a potentially ground-breaking court case on Thursday in the Hague.

The oil giant is being sued at home by the Dutch branch of Friends of the Earth for oil leaks that polluted farmers’ fields and fishing ponds in Nigeria, and for failing to clean up the contamination.

Shell says that the leaks were caused by sabotage and that it is therefore not responsible for the damage caused to the environment.

Trial in a trial

Posted Date: 
20 May 2011

Business as usual for Gardaí – trying to smear women in ‘rape tape’ controversy

By: 
WC - Indymedia

Women’s personal details were leaked to journalists

Posted Date: 
19 May 2011

Human rights observer to monitor Corrib gas project

By: 
Keith Bourke - Western People

AMNESTY International and Front Line have appointed a full-time human rights monitor for the Corrib gas project in Erris.

Sarah Bassiuoni, an Australian, has taken up the post, funded jointly by the two groups, and will work with a team of trained voluntary human rights observers in north Mayo. She will start work in the region this week.

Posted Date: 
19 May 2011