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One Million Tonnes of CO2

November 18, 2015 by David Hone

Carbon Capture and Storage

The first week of November sees Shell officially open its first major carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility, called the Quest project. It is in Alberta, Canada and will capture and store about one million tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum.[read more]

Shell, Arctic Drilling, and the Obama Administration: Keep On Keepin' On

October 29, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

Arctic Drilling and Environmental Risk

It just keeps getting better and better for the Arctic and the environment. First, Shell Oil pulled the plug on its horrific current drilling effort there two weeks ago. Now the Obama administration has taken its first concrete steps to reduce future threats.[read more]

President Obama Regrettably Approves Oil Drilling in the Arctic Ocean

May 18, 2015 by Henry Auer

President Obama granted conditional approval to Shell to begin drilling in the Arctic Ocean off of Alaska. In addition to generating grave misgivings about possible environmental damage from drilling accidents, this decision represents a major compromise with the President’s own policies on global warming.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'A Novel Legal Strategy,' Albeit Unconstitutional

November 16, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Shell Legal Strategy

Shell employed an interesting legal tactic when it preemptively sued several environmental and activist groups in order to head off potential legal challenges to the company’s controversial Alaskan exploratory drilling program. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Shell’s approach unconstitutional.[read more]

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Making the Boom Bigger: Opportunities Abound for the Oil & Gas Industry to Address Environmental Challenges with Practical Innovation

October 1, 2014 by

Environmental Risk Management

Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in the United States has created an extraordinary economic opportunity in the nation’s energy sector while it has at the same time has posed a nearly unprecedented amount of environmental concern.[read more]

Will Floating LNG Mark a Crucial Milestone in Future Offshore Global Gas Development? 

September 17, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

Impact of Offshore LNG

Back in 2011, Shell took the final investment decision on its Prelude FLNG project and started having a floating liquefied natural gas terminal built in South Korea in order to produce and export LNG from the so-called Browse Basin, about 300 miles off the coast of Western Australia.[read more]

More Non-Nuclear Prescriptions from Shell

August 22, 2014 by Rod Adams

Shell and Nuclear Energy

Shell, one of the world’s largest natural gas and oil companies, is spending large sums of money creating and distributing beautifully produced ads aimed at convincing us all that natural gas can provide increasing supplies of clean electricity, clean heat, and clean transportation fuel.[read more]

Shell's Future Scenarios Ignore Nuclear Energy [VIDEO]

August 8, 2014 by Rod Adams

Shell, Nuclear Energy, and the Future

One of the reasons I am so certain that hydrocarbon producers dislike the idea of competing with nuclear energy is the fact that their ads, stockholder communications, and predictions of future energy supply scenarios virtually ignore nuclear energy.[read more]

Shell Oil and Gas Company Perspective on Energy Futures

July 8, 2014 by Rod Adams

Oil Companies and Nuclear Energy

There was a time when the Royal Dutch Shell corporation demonstrated strong interest in nuclear energy. In 1973, it was approached by Gulf Oil Company, the owner of Gulf General Atomics, as a capital partner for an aggressive expansion program.[read more]


Social (Media) Warfare in the Energy Industry

July 19, 2012 by Jesse Parent

The latest wave of attempts at trying to garner public favor includes various campaigns and slogans illustrates how important energy issues have become in America. But it is a discussion that remains fueled by stoking emotional reactions, sympathetic appeals, or satirical snarkiness - rather than engaging the difficult task of addressing...[read more]

Codexis, Shell in fuel discussion

July 17, 2012 by Doris de Guzman


Codexis announced today that it is under exclusive discussion with Shell that would give Codexis certain rights and licenses to develop and sell their cellulase enzymes to third parties in the biofuels field on a worldwide basis except Brazil.Codexis said it has exclusive rights to commercialize its cellulase enzyme technology in all...[read more]

Media’s Scant Attention to Royal Shell’s 1.68 Million Gallon Spill

January 3, 2012 by Rod Adams

Mainstream media outlets treat nuclear energy in a way that is diametrically different from energy sources that advertise heavily.Advertiser supported media sources wrung their collective hands and did everything they could to promote and extend the legs of the story about damage to the Fukushima Daiichi reactors. That frequently covered...[read more]

Shell: “World is Entering an Era of Volatile Transitions and Intensified Economic Cycles”

February 14, 2011 by Tyler Hamilton

When are people are going to wake up and realize that business-as-usual is no longer an option? Even Royal Dutch Shell is starting to sound the alarms about our inability to keep up with the growing demand for energy and how this is contributing to profound uncertainty around the world. Shell released today a report titled “Signals and...[read more]

CEO Royal Dutch Shell - Lengthy Comment on the Future of Energy That Ignores Atomic Energy

July 7, 2009 by Rod Adams

Blatantly ignoring a potent competitor is frequently an effective way to marginalize that competitor. The technique can be particularly useful when practiced by a well known or important spokesman from a position that can be considered to be a bully pulpit.When the President of the United States uses several minutes during a State of the...[read more]

Offshore Wind in Need of Finance Boost

February 20, 2009 by Vicky Portwain

Over the last year we have seen some companies pull out of UK offshore wind energy, notably Shell, whilst others buy in. More recently we have seen even the big players hesitate with Centrica delaying construction of its 250MW east coast Lincs wind farm by at least a year. The company is blaming supply chain issues after reviewing the...[read more]