Shell launches Brazil production

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 14 (UPI) -- Production at the vast Parque das Conchas fields off the southeastern coast of Brazil is the first to use submarine oil and gas separation, Shell Oil Co. said.

Environmentalists sue Shell Oil in Texas

HOUSTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit claiming that Shell Oil has released carcinogens into the air in the Houston area.

Shell continues cutback in Nigerian port

LAGOS, Nigeria, June 1 (UPI) -- The Bomu pipeline protest in Nigeria was in its fourth day Friday with Shell Oil Co. continuing to cut back on production.

Shell Canada urges parent takeover

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Shell Canada's board wants shareholders to OK Royal Dutch Shell's $8.7 billion bid for the 22 percent it doesn't already own, Royal Dutch Shell said Tuesday.

Shell sells outlets to affiliate

HOUSTON, June 29 (UPI) -- An Ohio affiliate of Shell Oil Co. is buying 29 Shell-branded locations and three supply contracts in the Columbus, Ohio, area.

9 Shell workers kidnapped in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Revolutionaries in Nigeria have kidnapped nine foreign oil workers and are demanding that natural resources in the African country be nationalized. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta demand profits from oil stay in Nigerian hands and tol

FTC drops Shell refinery probe

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators said Thursday they had concluded their investigation of a Shell Oil Co. unit's decision to close a big California gasoline refinery.

Shale project to be readied in Colorado

MEEKER, Colo., April 7 (UPI) -- Shell Oil Co. is testing a shale oil project in northwestern Colorado to see if it can become commercially viable by the end of this decade.

Nigeria gives Shell $1.5 billion eco-bill

ABUJA, Nigeria, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The Shell oil company has been handed a $1.5 billion bill for ecological compensation in the Niger delta by the government of Nigeria.

Shell hoping Iraq will boost its reserves

LONDON, May 4 (UPI) -- The Royal Dutch/Shell oil group is betting that prospects in Iraq will help it rebuild depleted oil reserves, the Guardian reported Tuesday.

U.K. joins U.S. in Royal Dutch/Shell probe

LONDON, April 24 (UPI) -- Britain's main securities regulator has confirmed it's investigating the Royal Dutch/Shell oil group, the Times of London reported Saturday.

Shell to close Bakersfield refinery

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Shell Oil said Thursday it would close down its Bakersfield, Calif., refinery next year due to declining supplies of local crude.

DOJ: Shell to pay $49 million

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Shell Oil Co. has agreed to pay $49 million to settle allegations of unauthorized venting and flaring of gas, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
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Shell Oil
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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