BP and Shell raided in European commission price-rigging inquiry

European commission carries out ‘unannounced inspections’ to investigate claims prices were rigged for more than a decadeThe London offices of BP and Shell have been raided by European regulators investigating allegations they have “colluded” to rig oil prices for more than a decade.The European commission said its officers carried out “unannounced inspections” at several oil […]
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BP and Shell raided in oil price-rigging investigation

European commission carries out ‘unannounced inspections’ to investigate claims oil companies colluded to manipulate pricesThe London offices of BP and Shell have been raided by European regulators investigating allegations they have “colluded” to rig oil prices for more than a decade.The European commission said its officers carried out “unannounced inspections” at several oil companies in […]
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Oxford students and alumni to protest over Shell Earth sciences funding

Campaigners say the partnership undermines the university’s credibility and conflicts with its work on climate changeStudents and alumni of Oxford University will protest this afternoon at the opening of a new lab in its Earth sciences department that is funded with £5.9m from oil company Shell.Campaigners say the partnership – which will see the climate […]
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Shell presses ahead with world’s deepest offshore oil well

Company will drill almost two miles underwater in Gulf of Mexico as part of next generation of deep-water developmentsRoyal Dutch Shell is pressing ahead with the world’s deepest offshore oil and gas production facility by drilling almost two miles underwater in the politically sensitive Gulf of Mexico.The move is being viewed in the oil industry […]
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Oxford alumni condemn choice of Shell to fund earth sciences lab

Jeremy Leggett among 100 signatories to letter opposing oil firm’s likely influence over university’s climate change studiesThe veteran environmental campaigners Jonathon Porritt and Jeremy Leggett are among 100 past and present students and staff who are accusing Oxford University of hypocrisy for accepting funding from Shell for a new earth sciences laboratory.In a letter published […]
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Shell barred from returning to drill for oil in Arctic without overhaul

Review finds company had failed to plan for short drilling season and its equipment did not stand up to harsh conditionsShell “screwed up” drilling for oil in Arctic waters and will not be allowed back without a comprehensive overhaul of its plans, the Obama administration said on Thursday.A government review found the oil company was […]
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Shell targeted by musical protest at South Bank concert

Climate activists sing out against oil company in latest in series of actions against controversial arts sponsorsThe audience was told to expect “biting satire” and “menacing bohemian wit” from Friday’s performance by members of the Berliner Philharmoniker of cabaret songs from the Weimar era. But the crowd at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London looked […]
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