Royal Dutch Shell
Royal Dutch Shell is a fossil fuel exploration company. In the Niger River Delta, the company was responsible for an average of 2,976 spills a week between 1976 to 1991, on the land of the Ogoni people. The Ogoni say that Shell was behind the hanging of nine Ogoni activists fighting Shell, including poet Ken Saro-Wiwa. In Durban, South Africa, Shell is a part-owner of the South Africa Petroleum Refinery, where rates of leukemia are 24 times higher than the national average and children suffer 4 times the respiratory problems. Shell operates a chemical plant and a refinery in Norco, Louisiana, in a predominately black district, known as “Cancer Alley.” Seven workers were killed in a 1988 explosion at the refinery.
Liquefied Natural Gas, Lubricants, Natural gas, Petrochemicals, Petroleum
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(April 14, 2021)
- A History of Royal Dutch Shell (a 4-volume authorized history) by Stephen Howarth (2007).
- Behind the Shine: The Other Shell Report by Friends of the Earth and others (2003).
- Dirty Profits 2: Report on Companies and Financial Institutions Benefiting from Violations of Human Rights (Facing Finance, 2013).
- Enterprise in Oil: A History of Shell in the United States by Kendall Beaton (1957).
- Lessons Not Learned: The Other Shell Report by Friends of the Earth (2004).
- Nigeria: Petroleum, Pollution and Poverty in the Niger Delta by Amnesty International (2009).
- Riding the Dragon: Royal Dutch Shell and the Fossil Fire by Jack Doyle (2002).
- Risky Business: The New Shell by WWF-UK (2005).
- Royal Dutch Shell: Overview of Controversial Business Practices in 2009 (SOMO, May7 2010).
- Also see SOMO's 2008 report. Shell: 100 Years is Enough by Corporate Watch (UK).
- Shell’s Big Dirty Secret by Friends of the Earth Europe (2009).
- The Americanization of Shell: The Beginnings and Early Years of Shell Oil Company in the United States by Harry Bridges (Newcomen Society, 1972).
- The Seven Sisters: The Great Oil Companies and the World They Made by Anthony Sampson (1975).
- Use Your Profit to Clean Up Your Mess by the Shell Accountability Coalition (2007)
- Shell Petroleum Development Company, the State and Underdevelopment of Nigeria's Niger Delta: A Study in Environmental Degradation (2005)
- Shell's nightmare: MY EPIC FEUD WITH THE UNSCRUPULOUS OIL GIANT ROYAL DUTCH SHELL by John Donovan (2016)
- Sir Henri Deterding and the Nazi History of Royal Dutch Shell by John Donovan (2016)
- Toxic facts about Shell removed from Wikipedia: How Shell became the most hated brand in the world by John Donovan (2017)
Greenpeace | August 26, 2020
North Sea – Today Greenpeace activists from Germany have launched a protest in the North Sea to call out Shell’s plans to abandon an estimated 11,000 tonnes of oil in the sea. The Greenpeace ship Esperanza approached the 500m exclusion zone of Shell’s platforms in ...
IndustriALL Global Union | May 22, 2020
IndustriALL is calling on Shell to engage with unions on a global level in a campaign to limit precarious work, improve health and safety, and ensure that Shell applies the same high-level standards at its operations everywhere, including suppliers.
The BBC | January 16, 2020
Extinction Rebellion protesters have ended a blockade at the entrances to Shell's Aberdeen headquarters.
Reuters | April 5, 2019
Environmentalist and human rights groups said on Friday they had started a lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands to force the energy firm to cut its reliance on fossil fuels.
Adam Vaughan | The Guardian | October 19, 2018
Shell has ended its 12-year sponsorship of the National Gallery, to the delight of campaigners who have fought to keep fossil fuel financing out of the arts.
Amnesty International | November 3, 2015
Shell makes billions of dollars from selling oil and gas every year, and spends a fair bit of it on glossy marketing – including a project called #makethefuture, which asks young people for bright ideas to change the world.
The Guardian | May 16, 2015
Donning wetsuits and life jackets, ‘kayak-tivists’ gather at a city park for ‘Paddle in Seattle’ as company’s drilling rig sits blocks away
- Sierra Club
- IndustriALL Global Union
- Amnesty International
- Extinction Rebellion
- Corporate Watch
- EarthRights International
- Environmental Rights Action, Friends of the Earth Nigeria
- Friends of the Earth Europe
- Friends of the Earth International
- International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions
- Natural Resources Defense Council
- Oil Change International
- Pacific Environment
- Publish What You Pay
- SOMO-Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations
- Transparency International
Milieudefensie | September 25, 2020
Milieudefensie, together with four Nigerian farmers, sued Shell in 2008. We believe that Shell is guilty of causing oil pollution in three Nigerian villages. This case is unique because it is the first time a Dutch company has been sued in a Dutch court of law and held liable for the l damage it caused abroad.
Center for International Environmental Law | April 5, 2019
Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) filed suit today against Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands to legally compel the company to address its role in the climate crisis.
Anastasia Pantsios | EcoWatch | November 13, 2014
In early October it was announced that the Greenpeace Campaign to get Danish toy company LEGO to sever its nearly 50-year partnership with the oil giant was successful.
Environmental Groups Sue Shell Oil for Clean Air Act Violations at Deer Park Refinery and Chemical Plant
Mike Metzger | Environment Texas | January 7, 2008
Sierra Club and Environment Texas filed a lawsuit today in federal district court against Shell Oil Company and several affiliates.
Terry Macalister | The Guardian | August 24, 2004
Regulator confirms £17m fine and accuses group of 'unprecedented misconduct' in oil and gas reserves scandal
Laura Hurst | Bloomberg | February 11, 2021
Royal Dutch Shell Plc will not raise salaries for most of its employees this year, according to people with knowledge of the matter, as it looks to save cash amid an overhaul of the company.
India West | March 20, 2019
A former employee of Royal Dutch Shell Oil, who had worked with the company for more than 20 years, filed a lawsuit Dec. 10, 2018 in Harris County, Texas District Court, alleging he was discriminated against because of his national origin, which the multinational corporation wrongly perceived as Indian.
IndustriALL Global Union | March 15, 2019
Royal Dutch Shell violations against contract workers in Nigeria came under scrutiny today at the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.
IndustriALL Global Union | July 4, 2018
IndustriALL Global Union is calling on Shell to respect the rights of hundreds and thousands of contract workers toiling at its operations around the world, as the company holds its annual green-washing festival in London.
Shell’s disgraceful treatment of its North Sea workers: production and profits before safety and principles
John Donovan | Royal Dutch Shell PLC .com | February 1, 2008
“…this company is run by a bunch of ruthless bastards who would sell their grannies to improve shareholder returns, along with their ever increasing personal bonuses and pensions…”
Published by The Guardian | Jillian Ambrose | February 11, 2021
Shell has set new carbon emissions goals to become a net zero carbon energy company by 2050, but will continue to grow its gas business by more than 20% in the next few years.
Published by High North News | September 23, 2020
Oil Major Royal Dutch Shell submitted plans to resume oil and gas exploration in waters off Alaska’s northern coast. The news comes about fives years after the company abandoned costly efforts to find oil in the Burger J prospect area further to the west and in much deeper water in 2015.
Published by Action Aid | November 27, 2020
As Shell faces climate charges in Dutch court, activists in the Niger Delta speak out about the fossil fuel giant’s devastating impact on their communities
Published by Environmental Justice Atlas | August 18, 2019
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Published by Energy Voice | Allister Thomas | October 12, 2018
The plans involve modifying Shearwater, which also serves the Arran and Fram fields, with a 23 mile pipeline so that gas is rerouted through the Segal line, rather than the Seal line which currently takes gas to Bacton in England.