Big Oil is getting smaller

According to PeakOil.com, the seven largest oil companies of the Western world — ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Chevron, Total, ConocoPhillips and Eni —have seen their oil output decline by 12.4 percent between 2009 and 2013. According to the IEA, if total world oil supply has risen from 85.66 million barrels per day in 2009 to 91.53… Continue reading Big Oil is getting smaller

Shell to keep from drilling the Arctic one more year

Here are good news, as according to Grist : ” The Arctic will be safe from drilling efforts by accident-prone Shell this year, and the oil company says it is reconsidering its very future in the region.” ” (…) The company announced on Thursday that it won’t pursue exploratory drilling in the Arctic this year,… Continue reading Shell to keep from drilling the Arctic one more year

Shell stops drilling in the Arctic

In the last few years the ice of the Arctic has been melting increasingly fast. This has increased the willingness of oil companies of all colors and stripes to dig there. Among them, the Royal Dutch Shell. Given how Arctic oil would be difficult to retrieve safely and how little they would ease the pressure… Continue reading Shell stops drilling in the Arctic

Nigeria, the world capital of oil pollution

To Climate Progress : “ Wednesday, Shell claimed responsibility for two oil spills dating to 2008 (which) are estimated to exceed the 11 million gallons spilled in the Exxon Valdez disaster. ”  (over 40 million liters) ” As a 2010 article by  the Guardian’s environment editor explained: With 606 oilfields, the Niger delta supplies 40%… Continue reading Nigeria, the world capital of oil pollution