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Buenos Aires Citizens Seek Cleanup of Shell Refinery

Buenos Aires Citizens Seek Cleanup of Shell Refinery

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, May 30, 2008 – Following a scathing government audit of the Argentine affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell and a globally unprecedented preventive closure of its refinery in Buenos Aires, local groups Wednesday filed a formal international complaint against the company seeking relocation and redress. The complaint cites Shell Capsa “for the flagrant…

Plants Converted Directly Into Biogasoline, Not Ethanol

Plants Converted Directly Into Biogasoline, Not Ethanol

MADISON, Wisconsin, March 27, 2008 (ENS) – A Wisconsin bioscience company and Royal Dutch Shell say they have developed a process to convert plant sugars directly into gasoline and gasoline blend components, rather than ethanol. The collaboration aims to create new biofuels that can be used at high blend rates in standard gasoline engines in…

Shell's Deer Park Refinery Emissions Draw Legal Action

Shell's Deer Park Refinery Emissions Draw Legal Action

HOUSTON, Texas, January 9, 2008 (ENS) – Sierra Club and Environment Texas filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal district court against Shell Oil Company and several affiliates. The groups claim that Shell has repeatedly violated the Clean Air Act at its Deer Park, Texas, oil refinery and chemical plant, resulting in the release of millions…