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Royal Dutch Shell plc

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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....

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Netherlands gas regulator says Groningen field production falling faster than planned 28 June 2018

Dutch gas regulator SodM said on June 28 that natural gas production in the Netherlands will have fallen to between 19 and 20 billion cubic metres (bcm) in the year ending October 2018, lower than the original cap of 21.6 bcm set for the year and down from 24 bcm last year....

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New Shell Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex takes advantage of shale revolution 15 June 2018

In November 2017, Shell Chemicals officially started construction on its $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Potter Township, Pennsylvania, a project that will take several years to complete. Shell made it official in June last year when it announced a final investment decision on the plant. Since then, crews have been working around the clock to prepare the site for main construction....

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Oil pipeline attacks threaten survival of Nigerian economy 29 May 2018

The Nigerian economy may be on the verge of collapse over the spate of force majeure incidents, usually caused by attacks on oil company pipelines, according to the Lagos-based Daily Sun. With oil accounting for more than half of government revenue and 90% of export income, government programmes will be seriously compromised if revenues continue to shrink in the face of attacks on oil infrastructure....