COUNCILS have invested £14 billion from their pension funds in “dangerous” fossil fuels, research by green campaigners showed yesterday.
This was an average of £218 per resident across the country, campaign groups 350.org, Platform, Community Reinvest and...
Friday 25th Sep 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
by Our Foreign Desk
US authorities extended Royal Dutch Shell’s right to drill exploration wells in the waters off Alaska on Tuesday.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service issued a letter of authorisation allowing the accidental disturbance of polar bears and Pacific...
Thursday 2nd Jul 2015
posted by Morning Star in World
SIX Greenpeace activists who scaled an Arctic-bound Shell oil drilling rig in the middle of the Pacific Ocean abseiled down on Saturday.
The oil giant had earlier secured a restraining order against the environmental group.
The protesters had camped out for nearly a week on the...
Monday 13th Apr 2015
BOSSES overseeing a multi-billion-pound “mega-merger” of two giant oil companies were warned yesterday to beware “crude cost-cutting and job cuts” as a result of the deal.Royal Dutch Shell has splashed out £47 billion to take over Britain’s gas...
Thursday 9th Apr 2015
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
OIL giant Shell was blasted yesterday for joining a “dangerous and quickening race to the bottom” as it announced 250 job losses and attacks on shift patterns in the North Sea.
Rival company Taqa announced a cull of 100 more jobs.
The latest blow to the offshore...
Friday 27th Mar 2015
CONRAD LANDIN talks to US oil workers who are taking a stand over being forced to work potentially deadly long hours
Sunday 15th Feb 2015
posted by Conrad Landin in Features
United Steelworkers (USW) extended its oil workers’ strike to two more refineries yesterday, saying that oil companies refused to negotiate honestly on health and safety.
Walkouts at the BP plant in Whiting, Indiana, and its joint-venture refinery with Husky Energy in...
Sunday 8th Feb 2015
Environmentalists hit out yesterday at Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic this year.
The oil giant made the announcement as it revealed it was cutting spending over the next three years by almost £10 billion in response to sliding prices.
Shell said it wants to...
Friday 30th Jan 2015
Solomon Hughes on how Shell tried to downplay an oil spill which destroyed a Nigerian fishing industry for a generation
posted by Morning Star in Features
OIL giant Shell came to a settlement in London today agreeing to pay a Nigerian fishing community £55 million in compensation for the worst oil spill in the country’s history.
Two spills in 2008 destroyed vast...
Wednesday 7th Jan 2015