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Royal Dutch Shell Launches Pre-emptive Legal Strike Ahead of Arctic Drilling

Royal Dutch Shell Launches Pre-emptive Legal Strike Ahead of Arctic Drilling | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
Shell's twisted tragedy to get to drill in the Arctic involves launching an attack against an environmental and indigenous human rights organization.

 

Like Beyond Petroleum in the past, is extreme oil company Shell shedding off its green feathers?

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Shell's Jekyll and Hyde Approach to Climate Change

Shell's Jekyll and Hyde Approach to Climate Change | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
After signing the "Trillion Tonne Communique," a bold call to curb heat-trapping gases, oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is backing groups that fight such measures
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Willy De Backer's curator insight, September 8, 2014 1:52 PM

Business Week article on the ambiguity of the fossil fuel industry.

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Big Oil's Big Lies About Alternative Energy

Big Oil's Big Lies About Alternative Energy | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
As President Obama calls for greater investments in alternatives, the biggest energy companies are doubling down on riskier, more destructive oil sources
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Willy De Backer's curator insight, June 27, 2013 9:46 AM

That they lie is not the biggest problem - that political and business leaders believe them, that is the real tragedy. In the end, Big Oil will help kill Big Capitalism. And that's the irony.

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Sustainability management at oil firms slippery, study finds

Sustainability management at oil firms slippery, study finds | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it

"A new report from oekom research, a German research firm, shows that many oil and gas companies are failing to keep up with sustainability management as they look to open up new oil reserves."

 

The only priority for fossil fuel companies are "sustainable" profits.

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The End Of Exxon's Reign? PetroChina Now The Biggest Oil Producer - Forbes

The End Of Exxon's Reign? PetroChina Now The Biggest Oil Producer - Forbes | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
PetroChina has overtaken Exxon Mobil in terms of oil production. While Exxon's shareholders should take note of falling production, the company remains a profit-making machine and the world's second largest publicly traded firm.
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Royal Dutch Shell Launches Pre-emptive Legal Strike Ahead of Arctic Drilling

Royal Dutch Shell Launches Pre-emptive Legal Strike Ahead of Arctic Drilling | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
Shell's twisted tragedy to get to drill in the Arctic involves launching an attack against an environmental and indigenous human rights organization.

 

Like Beyond Petroleum in the past, is extreme oil company Shell shedding off its green feathers?

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Attacks paid for by big business are 'driving science into a dark era'

Attacks paid for by big business are 'driving science into a dark era' | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
Researchers attending one of the world's major academic conferences 'are scared to death of the anti-science lobby'...

 

Good article in The Observer on how certain coal and oil companies are paying big money to discredit scientist. In the end, these companies will reap what they sowed.

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BP Forecasts Robust Global Energy Demand to 2030 Despite Efficiency Gains

BP's Energy Outlook 2030 sees oil dominance, strong rise of natural gas, modest growth for renewables, increase in energy efficiency and US energy independence. It admits this energy future will lead to much higher carbon emissions but seems not too worried about that, compared to the IEA's warnings in its Energy Outlook report 2011.

 

The report clearly demonstrates that the necessary energy revolution to move "beyond petroleum" has not yet reached the boards of Big Oil.

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Let's all get naîve and angry

Let's all get naîve and angry | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
Time to Stop Being Cynical About Corporate Money in Politics and Start Being Angry by Bill McKibben, reposted from Tom Dispatch My resolution for 2012 is to be naïve — dangerously naïve.

 

 

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The Oil That Comes in from the Cold

The Oil That Comes in from the Cold | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
Thanks to soaring oil prices and new technology, oil producers in the hot sands of Arabia, the torrid Niger delta or the humid plains of the Orinoco are facing new competition from rivals in the frozen North.

 

Excellent article in IPS on the new oil exploration under the Arctic ocean and the environmental and climate risks of this extreme oil.

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Exxon Wins Prized Access to Arctic With Russia Deal

Exxon Wins Prized Access to Arctic With Russia Deal | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
Exxon Mobil struck an agreement to explore for oil in a Russian sector of the Arctic Ocean that is opening for drilling in a deal that could grow to $500 billion over time.
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Oil spill exposes Shell's ticking timebomb

Oil spill exposes Shell's ticking timebomb | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
Adam Ma'anit: The Gannet Alpha spill in the North Sea is a reminder of the dangers of ageing rigs and oil company PR...
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Shell's second oil leak in North Sea pipeline caused by relief valve

Shell's second oil leak in North Sea pipeline caused by relief valve | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
Campaigners and politicians have criticised the oil company for being slow to release information on the spill...
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Shell confirms oil leak in North Sea

Shell confirms oil leak in North Sea | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
Company confirms spill from flow line serving Gannet Alpha platform and takes further measures to isolate it...

 

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Carbon capture technology loses out in Germany

Carbon capture technology loses out in Germany | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
Fossil-fueled power plants are the biggest greenhouse gas emitters worldwide. Modern gas capturing methods could make them more climate-friendly. But there's a risk to it, and Germany has decided to scrap it altogether.
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Willy De Backer's curator insight, August 7, 2013 3:30 PM

Some five years ago, carbon capture and storage was hailed as the solution to our climate and energy problems just as shale gas and oil is now the miracle cure for energy security. Both cases will go down in future history as the last gasps of a too powerful fossil fuel industry stuck in the 20th century..

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Romney's energy plan follows the money

Energy analyst Chris Nelder reviews Mitt Romney's energy plan and finds nothing but an oil and gas industry wish list.

 

How the fossil fuel industry won the energy narrative war and is now buying the next US President.. Get ready for more resource wars and climate collapse.

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Book Review: Private Empire

"Coll’s newest work, Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, makes clear that the world’s largest corporation is roughly as powerful a force on the global geopolitical stage as the world’s most dangerous terrorist network. And, not only powerful, but also sometimes working against the interests of the United States and its citizens"

 

 

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Total’s North Sea Gas Leak Could Turn Into Lengthy Problem

Total’s North Sea Gas Leak Could Turn Into Lengthy Problem | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
The gas leak from French oil company Total’s Elgin oil field in the U.K. North Sea could turn into a lengthy problem for the company, not unlike the challenge BP faced shutting down its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago.

 

How many "extreme energy" accidents will it take before policymakers understand it is time to prepare for the end of the fossil fuel age.

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Xena, the warrior queen takes on Shell

Xena, the warrior queen takes on Shell | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it

Actress Lucy Lawless has joined Greenpeace activists to fight "extreme oil" company Shell for it plans to drill three exploration oil wells in the Arctic.

 

I guess she will find out soon that the dark forces of the real world are a lot harder to beat.

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Where Will Exxon Mobil Be In 2040?

Where Will Exxon Mobil Be In 2040? | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it

Investors' website Seeking Alpha is confident about Exxon's future.

 

"In conclusion, investors can be confident that there will be supplies as well as demand well into 2040 and later. Those invested in Exxon Mobil and other oil companies can stay invested for decades to come."

 

I am sure someone will read this in 2040 and have a big laugh and wonder about our stupidity.

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Revealed: Europe's plan to penalise Canada's tar sands goes Dutch

Revealed: Europe's plan to penalise Canada's tar sands goes Dutch | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
Damian Carrington: The Netherlands, home of oil giant Shell, puts forward a secret compromise to weaken the plan's impact on fuel from tar sands.

 

Worrying developments for the EU's Fuel Quality Directive or how sustainable business is still being put aside when it comes to the real bottom line.

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There Will Be Oil - Versus - Peak Oil Now

Energy analyst Andrew McKillop explains why Daniel Yergin and other oil optimists are wrong to dismiss the peak oil reality.

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BP says Halliburton destroyed Gulf spill evidence

BP says Halliburton destroyed Gulf spill evidence | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - BP Plc accused Halliburton Co of destroying evidence that the oilfield services company did inadequate cement work on the Gulf of Mexico oil well that blew out last year, and asked a federal...
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Libya oil race starts as fighting continues | EurActiv

Libya oil race starts as fighting continues | EurActiv | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
As fighting in Tripoli continues and international leaders looked to ramp up
pressure on Muammar Gaddafi to step down, oil companies tried yesterday (22
August) to secure investments in Libya.

Makes you wonder whether our Western support was because of oil or to bring democracy.

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Statoil Raises Oil Estimates

Statoil Raises Oil Estimates | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
In the latest recent boost to offshore Norway's petroleum prospects, Norwegian oil and gas firm Statoil significantly increased its estimates of a previously-announced oil discovery.

This "huge" find postpones peak oil by about 15 days.

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UN report on the Ogoniland oil spills could be catalyst for change

UN report on the Ogoniland oil spills could be catalyst for change | The Future of Big Oil | Scoop.it
John Vidal: The shocking facts presented in the UNEP report on the Niger Delta oil disasters mean the conspiracy of silence between governments and oil companies has at last been broken...
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