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Shell profits rise - Ireland gets 0%

Shell profits rise - Ireland gets 0% Shell has announced record profits of €18 billion for

Shell has announced record profits of €18 billion for the year, that’s €49.3 million per day! Shell has stated that it is too expensive to refine at sea. However, Shell’s profits clearly show this is untrue and unbelievably, the Irish law was changed so that all their building costs can be written off against tax!

Increased cost to refine at sea = €360 million That’s about one week of Shell’s profits!

It is clear that these vast profits come at the expense of the countries, communities

and environments

that

Shell

operate.

Look

Nigeria

...will

you allow Shell to do this here?

at

the

disasters

of

Russia

and

In Texas, where Shell operates a large oil refinery, medical surveys have found that

70% of the town’s inhabitants have associated medical complaints.

Shell always put profits first

Shell in fact has the worse workforce death record of all the major oil companies.

Shell profits rise - Ireland gets 0%

Shell profits rise - Ireland gets 0% Shell has announced record profits of €18 billion for

Shell has announced record profits of €18 billion for the year, that’s €49.3 million per day! Shell has stated that it is too expensive to refine at sea. However, Shell’s profits clearly show this is untrue and unbelievably, the Irish law was changed so that all their building costs can be written off against tax!

Increased cost to refine at sea = €360 million That’s about one week of Shell’s profits!

It is clear that these vast profits come at the expense of the countries, communities

and environments that

Shell

operate.

Look

Nigeria

...will

you allow Shell to do this here?

at

the disasters of Russia and

In Texas, where Shell operates a large oil refinery, medical surveys have found that

70% of the town’s inhabitants have associated medical complaints.

Shell always put profits first

Shell in fact has the worse workforce death record of all the major oil companies.

Company

2003 Deaths

2004 Deaths

2005 Deaths

2006 Deaths

 

Company

2003 Deaths

2004 Deaths

2005 Deaths

2006 Deaths

Exxon Mobil

23

6

8

10

Exxon Mobil

23

6

8

10

Shell

45

37

36

37

Shell

45

37

36

37

BP

20

11

27

7

BP

20

11

27

7

Workforce deaths for the 3 biggest oil & gas companies

If Shell care so little for the lives of their own workers, do you trust them to prioritise the safety of our community?

So far in Erris we know that every single water monitoring report carried out by Mayo County Council is above the limits for aluminium since Shell removed peat from Bellanaboy. The water from the Bellanaboy refinery site goes directly into Carrowmore Lake. Shell acknowledged responsibility for this problem and installed the Axonics water treatment plant. However, it was unable to cope with the demand during Shell’s peat haulage and so the aluminium levels have increased and the problem has worsened.

Workforce deaths for the 3 biggest oil & gas companies

If Shell care so little for the lives of their own workers, do you trust them to prioritise the safety of our community?

So far in Erris we know that every single water monitoring report carried out by Mayo County Council is above the limits for aluminium since Shell removed peat from Bellanaboy. The water from the Bellanaboy refinery site goes directly into Carrowmore Lake. Shell acknowledged responsibility for this problem and installed the Axonics water treatment plant. However, it was unable to cope with the demand during Shell’s peat haulage and so the aluminium levels have increased and the problem has worsened.

The Scottish EPA (who has licensed numerous refineries in Scotland) has stated that a refinery which falls within the catchment area of a drinking water supply would not get permission to operate in Scotland.

Consent cannot be bought

Shell has recently announced their new wish “to be a good neighbour”. Sending 5 men to jail for trying to protect their community was not a great

start! And things haven’t improved since then. Shell have not taken on board our concerns and continue to ignore the people who are threatened with this experimental project on their doorstep. Shell is still intent on forcing through a raw gas pipeline through unstable land in close proximity of houses and a school.

“No other country in the world has given the oil company’s such favourable

terms” Mike Cunningham, former Statoil director

We deserve a better deal: Don’t take Shell’s crumbs!

Given the obscenely generous terms at which Shell got the Corrib Gas, it’s no surprise that Shell are happy to give out a few college scholarships and grants here and there. Instead our natural resources should be going to benefit our education and health systems and country as a whole. In the early 70’s, Norway chose to use their natural resources to benefit their people and today the country ranks as having the best quality of life in the world. Because all of Shell’s construction costs can be written off against tax, the money Shell are trying to offer to our community belongs to us in the first place! The percentage given back is nothing compared to the €50 billion worth of Irish gas they own!

Who currently owns Corrib gas

Who would own Corrib gas before the Ray Burke & Bertie Ahern Deal

Ireland (0%)

Ireland (50%)

Shell (45%)

Shell (22.5%)

Statoil (36.5%)

Statoil (18.25%)

Marathon (18.5%)

Marathon (9.25%)

For more information or to request a copy of the Channel 4 ‘Policing the pollution’ film, please contact 0851141170.

The Scottish EPA (who has licensed numerous refineries in Scotland) has stated that a refinery which falls within the catchment area of a drinking water supply would not get permission to operate in Scotland.

Consent cannot be bought

Shell has recently announced their new wish “to be a good neighbour”. Sending 5 men to jail for trying to protect their community was not a great start! And things haven’t improved since then. Shell have not taken on board our concerns and continue to ignore the people who are threatened with this experimental project on their doorstep. Shell is still intent on forcing through a raw gas pipeline through unstable land in close proximity of houses and a school.

“No other country in the world has given the oil company’s such favourable

terms” Mike Cunningham, former Statoil director

We deserve a better deal: Don’t take Shell’s crumbs!

Given the obscenely generous terms at which Shell got the Corrib Gas, it’s no surprise that Shell are happy to give out a few college scholarships and grants here and there. Instead our natural resources should be going to benefit our education and health systems and country as a whole. In the early 70’s, Norway chose to use their natural resources to benefit their people and today the country ranks as having the best quality of life in the world. Because all of Shell’s construction costs can be written off against tax, the money Shell are trying to offer to our community belongs to us in the first place! The percentage given back is nothing compared to the €50 billion worth of Irish gas they own!

Who currently owns Corrib gas

Who would own Corrib gas before the Ray Burke & Bertie Ahern Deal

Ireland (0%)

Ireland (50%)

Shell (45%)

Shell (22.5%)

Statoil (36.5%)

Statoil (18.25%)

Marathon (18.5%)

Marathon (9.25%)

For more information or to request a copy of the Channel 4 ‘Policing the pollution’ film, please contact 0851141170.