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Royal Dutch Shell plc

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Two killed at Shell Auger platform in Gulf of Mexico 03 July 2019

Two people were killed at Royal Dutch Shell’s Auger Tension Leg Platform in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico on June 30 while testing mandatory safety equipment, the company said. One other non-life-threatening injury was sustained and that individual is being treated at a nearby hospital, Shell said in an emailed statement on July 1....

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Latest earthquake in Netherlands could lead to earlier than planned gas production shutdown 22 May 2019

The province of Groningen in The Netherlands was hit by a significant earthquake in the early hours of May 22, thought to have been caused by ground settlement following the extraction of natural gas. The quake measured 3.4 on the Richter scale, making it the third strongest in the province in recent years. ...

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Germany objects to Shell’s UK-approved North Sea decommissioning plans 14 May 2019

According to Energy Voice, the German government has made a formal objection to Shell’s plans to decommission the Brent field in the North Sea. Germany’s environment ministry commissioned a report on the plans from an Aberdeen-based consultancy which has highlighted major issues with Shell’s assessments....

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Five oil company staff kidnapped in two incidents in Nigeria 29 April 2019

Following the kidnapping of two Shell Nigeria staff members on April 25, gunmen kidnapped three oil workers from a rig in Nigeria’s Delta region on April 27. The Niger Delta produces the bulk of Nigeria’s crude and is plagued by criminal gangs and armed groups demanding a greater share of oil revenues for the region....

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Shell joins innovative waste-to-chemicals project in Netherlands 20 March 2019

A consortium of companies comprising Montreal-based Enerkem, Air Liquide, Nouryon and the Port of Rotterdam, has announced that Shell will join as a partner in Europe's first advanced waste-to-chemicals facility in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. According to Enerkem, Shell will become an equal equity partner in the proposed commercial-scale waste-to-chemicals (W2C) project, which will be the first of its kind in Europe to make valuable chemicals out of waste.

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Dutch public prosecutor to sue Shell for explosion and toxic gas leak at Moerdijk plant 04 March 2019

The Dutch Public Prosecution Service announced on March 1 it would prosecute Royal Dutch Shell for an explosion in 2014 at its Moerdijk petrochemical plant and for the release of tonnes of carcinogenic ethylene oxide from the site in 2015 and 2016. According to the service, Shell did too little to prevent both incidents....

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Shell announces methane emissions reduction target 19 September 2018

On September 17 Royal Dutch Shell plc announced a target to maintain methane emissions below 0.2% of its total oil and gas production by 2025, it said in a statement, joining BP, which last year set a similar goal. Exxon Mobil announced in May plans to reduce methane emissions by 15% by 2020....

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Shell says major Nigerian pipeline still shut after leak 21 August 2018

Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary has recovered over 95% of the oil from two spills that took place this year, although the pipeline that carries crude to the coast for export remains closed, the company said on August 20. The Trans Ramos pipeline, which carries crude oil to the  Forcados export terminal, closed in late April following two leaks in Bayelsa State and Delta State....

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Shell UK fined after technician severely injured in offshore incident 07 August 2018

Shell UK Limited was fined on August 3 for health and safety breaches after a technician was struck by a cylinder and left severely injured on the Brent Delta offshore installation. The company pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and was fined £60,000....

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Early infrastructure contracts point to greenlighting of $40-billion Canadian LNG facility 17 July 2018

Reports claim that there are indications that LNG Canada, the Royal Dutch Shell Plc-led group that is considering building a huge C$40-billion (US$30 billion) liquefied natural gas facility in British Columbia, will be given the go-ahead after early activity at the project’s main site at Kitimat. LNG Canada would export significant amounts of gas across the Pacific to Asia....