Shell upbeat on Gulf of Mexico potential

HOUSTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The Gulf of Mexico is expected to be a source of substantial oil production during the next several years, a Shell Oil executive said.

Shucks! Oyster shells tossed back into ocean to form new oyster beds

NEW ORLEANS, June 12 (UPI) -- From something old comes something new -- in this case oysters, says a Louisiana group that is returning oyster shells shucked in restaurants back to the ocean.

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Coast Guard refers Shell to Justice Dept.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 28 (UPI) -- A Coast Guard official in Alaska said a request has been made for the Justice Department to investigate Shell Oil's failed 2012 arctic drilling efforts.

Shell gives nod to North American LNG

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 5 (UPI) -- Oil company Shell said Tuesday it was throwing its financial weight behind two liquefied natural gas corridors planned for the North American market.
Shell suspends drilling in Alaska's arctic

Shell suspends drilling in Alaska's arctic

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Royal Dutch Shell PLC put its exploratory-well drilling off Alaska on ice after several costly accidents but said it was committed to arctic drilling.

U.S. gas boom opens LNG doors, Shell says

HOUSTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Signing a deal with Kinder Morgan to export liquefied natural gas shows how the United States is changing the energy sector's landscape, Shell's president said.

Shell questioned on tax maneuver in Alaska

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., said he wanted to know whether Shell moved its drill ship Kulluk to a different harbor to avoid tax liability on the rig.

Shell reaches Gulf of Mexico milestone

HOUSTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Shell Oil Co. President Marvin Odum said production from the deep-water Perdido hub in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico was going "extremely well."

U.S. to investigate Shell's arctic program

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Interior Department and U.S. Coast Guard announced they were conducting separate investigations into the grounding of Shell's drill ship Kulluk.

Shell 'very sorry' for Kulluk incident

JUNEAU, Alaska, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- It's too early to determine what effects the grounding of drill ship Kulluk will have on an Alaskan exploration campaign, a Shell official said.

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Grounded Alaska oil-rig removal uncertain

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A Shell Oil Co. official said he could offer no timeline for removal of a drilling rig grounded near an island in Alaska since a New Year's Eve storm.

Towlines connected between rig, tug boats

KODIAK, Alaska, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- An unmanned Shell oil drilling rig has been reconnected with two towing vessels in the Gulf of Alaska after going adrift south of Kodiak Island, officials said.

Exxon extends Africa's energy enterprise

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Exxon Mobil's plans to explore for oil and gas in 2.8 million acres off South Africa's east coast, expanding the energy boom along Africa's Indian Ocean flank.
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Donning a carnation, Prince Charles tours the Shell Oil Refinery near Houston in Deer Park, Texas, on February 19, 1986, as part of a Texas visit. (UPI Photo/Walt Frerck/Files)

Shell Oil Company is the United States-based affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell, a multinational oil company ("oil major") of Anglo Dutch origins, which is amongst the largest oil companies in the world. Approximately 22,000 Shell employees are based in the U.S. The head office in the U.S. is in Houston, Texas. Shell Oil Company, including its consolidated companies and its share in equity companies, is one of America’s largest oil and natural gas producers, natural gas marketers, gasoline marketers and petrochemical manufacturers.

Author Ken Saro-Wiwa was a member of the Ogoni people, an ethnic Nigerian minority whose hometown, Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta has been targeted for crude oil extraction since the 1950s and which has suffered extreme and unremediated environmental damage from decades of indiscriminate oil waste dumping. Saro-Wiwa, initially as spokesperson, and then as President, of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), he led a nonviolent campaign against environmental degradation of the land and natural waters of Ogoniland by the operations of multinational oil companies, especially Shell.

At the peak of his non-violent campaign, Saro-Wiwa and the other members of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People were arrested, hastily tried by a special military tribunal, and hanged in 1995 by the Nigerian military government of General Sani Abacha, all on charges widely viewed as entirely politically motivated and completely unfounded. Their executions provoked international outrage and resulted in Nigeria's suspension from the Commonwealth of Nations.

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