What Shell knew about climate change in 1991

What Shell knew about climate change in 1991

In 1989, the organization changed the design of a drilling platform in order to take account of extreme weather and rising sea levels.

Shell produced a report on global warming called ‘Climate of Concern’ in 1986. In 1991 they made the video documentary for the public. It warned that trends in global temperatures raised serious risks of famines, floods and climate refugees.

But in the quarter century since, Shell has continued to invest heavily in fossil fuels. 

Already in the eighties, Shell understood that climate change would affect its own operations. In 1989, the organization changed the design of a drilling platform in order to take account of extreme weather and rising sea levels.

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Shell invests in KitePower

Shell invests in KitePowerShell is investing 5 million pounds in UK startup KitePower Systems, which develops pilots to produce wind energy.

The kites can be a game changer for renewable energy, according to a spokesman from Shell in the Financial Times.

Other investing partners are EON and Schlumberger. Read More

Port of Amsterdam relies on fossils

Port of Amsterdam relies on fossils

Why anticipate? The world will not change that fast.

The Amsterdam Port Authority is taking big risks. The harbor still relies entirely on fossils.

As soon as it turns out that the Port Authority were sleeping, the municipality has to pay all the costs. 

Drs. Rens van Tilburg, an economist and member of the Sustainable Finance Lab Utrecht University, has warned the City of Amsterdam.  Read More

21,000 gallons of oil leak

21,000 gallons of oil leak

Less than two weeks after dumping nearly 90,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Shell pipeline leaks 21,000 gallons of oil. Now the leak was in California’s Central Valley

It’s the second time in two weeks, Shell has spilled thousands of gallons of oil!

Less than two weeks after dumping nearly 90,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Read More

Shell moving towards Green?

Shell moving towards Green?

Shell has been operating in wind energy with 9 projects in North America and Europa, together 500MW of installed capacity.

Last May, Shell launched a new division for renewable energy, Martin Wetselaar, now responsible for integrated gas (including LNG), will lead the division ‘New Energy‘. Is Shell moving towards renewables?

The new division will be transferred to the existing activities in hydrogen, biofuels and renewable power generation. It will also be used as a basis for new activities in wind energy. Read More

Drilling and Drowning

Ben van Beurden feels no responsibility for Climate Change

Money still rules the oil business. But the world will drown if we pump too much oil, Ben van Beurden (Shell)!

“I will drill all the oil I can.”

This was said by Shell’s CEO Ben van Beurden. last weekend in an interview with News Hour. The boss of Shell responded to the question of whether his company – now there is a climate agreement – will pump less gas and oil?

No, was his answer. As long as the demand is there, Shell will pump all it can get.

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Shell continues to buy British Gas, despite doubts

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Cashing in: Investment bankers and advisers will enjoy Shell’s £36billion takeover of BG Group

As the oil price remains low, major shareholders are hesitating about the proposed acquisition of British Gas by Shell.

Shell thinks, in the long term, the deal will be highly.

Investment bankers and advisers will cash in on a multi-million-pound fee bonanza from Royal Dutch Shell’s £36billion takeover of BG Group.

As mentioned in ‘this is money’, £106 million in fees will be shared by advisors including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and Rothschild.

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Shell cancelled billions project Canadian tar sands oil

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Greenpeace campagned to shut down Shell oil sand production

Forced by the low oil prices, Shell stops the Carmon Creek project in Canada for the extraction of tar sands oil.

The proposed construction of the production plant has been canceled. Read More

Shell stopped drilling in the Arctic, this is why

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Protest Greenpeace ‘Save the Arctic’ with LEGO For the last few years Shell has been using LEGOs brand to clean up its image as an Arctic oil driller. 16 million Shell branded LEGO sets have been sold or given away at petrol stations in 26 countries.

Shell has surprised the world, ceasing the oil exploration in the Chukchi Sea above Alaska.

The decision was announced last Monday at 7 am: the last day of the exploration permit in the Arctic.

The decision has been made by 3 arguments:

  1. very disappointing results of exploratory drilling
  2. low oil prices
  3. ‘uncertainties’ from future governments and lawmakers

The last two sound the most convincing. The first argument ain’t. What’s going on?

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Shell is playing with fire in pool area in Alaska

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Arctic drillship Discoverer is on its way to the Chukchi Sea

Oil extraction Chukchi Sea Shell is desperately searching for new oil and gas fields, but must stay away from the Chukchi Sea.

29 vessels Shell have recently arrived at the drilling site in the Chukchi Sea north of Alaska to drill for oil.

During the summer periods, this sea is regularly free of ice, but the storm frequency has increased and the wave activity has increased by the melting of the sea ice. Read More

Search of infinite energy with 7,000 kilometers an hour

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The bullet accelerates up to 7000 kilometers/hour. Cheaper drilling for geothermal energy is the goal for this new technology

US start-up Hyper Sciences is developing a complex cannon gun in order to drill for geothermal energy kilometers deep costs effective.

Shell is investing $ 1 million in the start-up. Read More

Shell is going to drill in the Arctic

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The US administration has given conditional approval for Shell Oil to drill in a remote and dangerous part of Alaska.

The government of the United States has just been approved the drilling of oil giant Shell in the pristine Arctic.

Shell will bring the climate and beautiful wildlife in the ocean in great danger.
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Shell will pay for cleaning up polluted Niger Delta

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Theft, fraud, opacity, pollution characterize Nigeria’s years of oil production. This a new agreement is a giant step forward to a healthy delta area.

Since 2008, the area of ​​Bodo, is a horribly polluted part of the Niger Delta in Nigeria

Several oil spills, destroyed all nature and colored the area black.

Now there is an agreement between all parties involved to Bodo, to clean the area and restore nature. And Shell will pay all costs.  Read More

Shell can help the energy transition, but does not

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There is a huge global movement towards renewable energy. Climate change disasters already cause grieve to millions around the world. This stimulates initiatives that will change the world in unpredictable ways. The directors of the oil and gas companies can not deny the changes.

Oil and gas companies such as Shell have the unique expertise to help with the construction of the future energy supplies.

Yet they do not. According to Kamp – former Shell manager – the strategy of oil and gas companies is doomed to fail.

“Like the bank, oil and gas companies won’t change their strategies. They are earning still too much money with fossil fuels.”

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Shell will get a green light for drilling in Alaska

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Arctic ice is dwindling, and tens of thousands of walruses have taken notice, “hauling out” on an Alaskan beach in numbers never seen before

This week, Shell will get it’s approval to resume drilling in the waters around Alaska from the US government.

The news has been reported by ‘The Guardian. According to the newspaper, Shell will get the permission next Wednesday.

It is expected that Minister Sally Jewell will ratify a positive recommendation from supervisor Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Read More

Lego ends Shell partnership

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Greenpeace activists also targeted Legoland in Windsor by dressing as Lego figures, while the campaign video, entitled “Everything is not awesome” attracted 5.9m views.

Lego will not renew its marketing contract with Shell after coming under sustained pressure from Greenpeace to end a partnership that dates to the 1960s.
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