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Shell Corrib Corruption & Community Complaints

JM -

Screen Shot 2013-05-03 at 14.17.32That these events go almost universally unreported by the Irish media is a great hindrance to that justice being secured, but your website’s ongoing work in exposing the wrongdoing of Shell and it’s agents worldwide is a vitally important one. Rest assured, the most recent events on the subject of the Corrib Gas project are being closely watched – and acted upon – by many people on the west coast of Ireland and beyond, and together we can expose the corruption that far too many are trying their best to ignore.


Corrib Corruption & Community Complaints

By JM (long-time Shell watcher)

Your recent posting on the Corrib controversy concludes with a point about Irish citizens apparently not raising a fuss over the whole situation, and the latest allegations/revelations in particular.

Living with the ongoing project, many in the local community have had cause to report a multitude of matters to various bodies and State agencies during the course of the last dozen years or so. There are two recurring themes in all such cases: (1) an abuse of process/standards by Shell and/or it’s agents, and (2) a total lack of action/accountability for Shell and/or the agents supposedly “responsible” for the abuse.

Posted Date: 
4 May 2013

Corruption Engulfing Shell Corrib Gas Project

John Donovan -

I have in my possession a vast array of what I believe to be authentic communications and correspondence relating to this matter. There is so much, that it will take some time to organise it all into date order in pdf files. All of the evidence comes from a firm working for Shell, the OSSL Company.


From: John Donovan <>
Date: 29 April 2013 09:20:43 GMT+01:00
To: INFO <>

Dear Mr Brennan

You will recall the email correspondence earlier this month when you kindly passed on to Alan Shatter TD, the Minister for Justice & Equality, information I supplied in relation to alleged widespread corrupt practices, involving the Garda and other parties, all instigated by Shell in relation to the controversial Corrib Gas Project.

Posted Date: 
29 April 2013

ShellOutSounds perform "Riddle of the Niger Delta" at South Bank in protest at Shell sponsorship

rikki indymedia

[Shell to Sea]  This video features some Shell to Sea campaigners protesting against Shell in London.  At the very end of the video there is a callout to come to Mayo for the 21st to 30th June

ShellOutSounds perform "Riddle of the Niger Delta" at South Bank in protest at Shell sponsorship from rikki indymedia on Vimeo.

Musical campaign group, ShellOutSounds, are performing a series of actions at Shell-sponsored arts events to highlight the human rights, ecological and democratic abuses of the oil corporation.

Posted Date: 
28 April 2013

News Release: Shell cut refinery gas pipe they thought was a water pipe

News release - Issued by Shell to Sea - Friday 19th April 2013

-- Latest incident further example of Shell as “Neighbour from Hell” --
Shell has admitted that on Monday, the 8th April, they had to vent all the nitrogen currently in the gas pipes at the Bellanaboy refinery, after they mistakenly cut a gas pipe. Shell claim the reason for this was the gas pipe was mistaken for a water pipe in the refinery and was cut.  The gas pipes on the refinery site are currently filled with nitrogen to inhibit corrosion.   The incident only came to light because a local resident contacted Midwest Radio with details of the incident.   Shell confirmed the incident took place one week after the event.

Midwest Radio Report on Shell cutting a refinery gas pipe, which they claim they thought was a water pipe.

Midwest Radio

Here is an audio clip from Midwest Radio regarding a incident which took place at Bellanaboy refinery on Monday,the 8th April. Seemingly a Shell worker cut one of the gas pipes on the refinery, which are now filled with nitrogen and so all nitrogen in refinery pipes thus had to be vented into the air. Shell are claiming the worker thought the gas pipe was a water pipe, until they cut it.

or listen here

Posted Date: 
17 April 2013
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