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Shell Fights Landmark Case Alleging Its Climate Change Stance Harms Human Rights

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is in court in The Hague for the final hearing in a landmark case that could force it to reduce its carbon footprint. The case brought by the Dutch arm of Friends of the Earth, Milieudefensie, …

Shell Faces Climate Change Lawsuit in Dutch Court

AMSTERDAM – Environmental activists took Royal Dutch Shell to court on Tuesday, demanding the energy firm drastically reduce the production of oil and gas to limit its effects on climate change. Seven activist groups, including Greenpeace and Friends of the …

Delaware Joins List of States and Localities Suing Big Oil

Delaware has joined the list of state and local governments that have sued the petroleum industry in an attempt to hold oil producers accountable for costs related to climate change. The attorney general’s office joined forces with a California law …

UK Judge Blocks Nigerian Court’s Oil Spill Damages Order Against Shell

Royal Dutch Shell Plc units won a U.K. ruling preventing London courts from enforcing a $516 million Nigerian judgment for damages caused by an oil spill half a century ago. Judge Jason Coppel on Thursday overturned an attempt to carry …

Shell Units Sued in U.K. over Massive Nigerian Oil Spill in 2011

Two Royal Dutch Shell Plc units were sued over their involvement in one of the largest oil spills in Nigeria’s history. Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Co. and Shell International Trading & Shipping Co. allegedly undermined the emergency response to …

Shell Subsidiary to Pay $3.8M for 2016 Gulf Spill Off Louisiana Coast

A subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to pay $3.8 million to the U.S. government to settle a lawsuit over a 2016 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The May 11, 2016, spill of nearly 2,000 barrels (317,975 …

Shell Facing Questions Over Pakistan Accident That Killed 200

Royal Dutch Shell Plc will face difficult questions at its annual general meeting next week after an investor-advisory group urged shareholders to challenge executive pay and the company’s response to a fatal accident in Pakistan. Institutional Shareholder Services Inc., an …

Shell Sued by Workers over Gulf of Mexico Platform Fire

Three offshore oil workers filed a lawsuit against units of Royal Dutch Shell and Enbridge, seeking $1 million in damages for injuries they allegedly received during a Nov. 8 fire on a U.S. Gulf of Mexico production platform. The suit, …

Shell Plans to Restart Europe’s Biggest Oil Refinery After Recent Fire

Royal Dutch Shell Plc will attempt on Friday to restart one of two crude units at Europe’s biggest oil refinery that were halted by a fire late last month, a person with knowledge of the matter said. European diesel prices …

Shell Closes Most Units at Netherlands Refinery After Fire

Royal Dutch Shell is shutting down most units at its refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands after a fire at a high-voltage electricity switch station. Shell spokesman Thijs van Velzen says the fire started late Saturday and was extinguished by Sunday …