Gas extraction in Groningen failed to adequately consider the safety of the province’s residents up until 2013, a report released on Wednesday by the Dutch Safety Board (OVV) says.
Diesel thieves have come up with a new way to steal thousands of liters of fuel in a short amount of time. They drive by unmanned pumping stations with prepared trucks and suck the fuel straight from the underground storage tanks.
The largest ship in the world, formerly known as the "Pieter Schelte," has officially been renamed the "Pioneering Spirit." The ship was at the center of controversy because it was named for the late Dutchman, Pieter Schelte Heerema (1908-1981), who served as an officer in the Waffen SS.
Allseas has decided to change the name of the Pieter Schelte due to the "widespread reactions", The Guardian reports. The new name was not immediately announced. This decision was made after protests by Jewish groups and unions.
The international transport Union ITF is demanding that the Pieter Schelte, arguably the largest ship in the world, is renamed. ITF has launched an online petition in which oil and gas company Shel is invoked to not hire the ship if its name is not changed.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) has agreed to pay compensation for two of its oil spills that occurred in Nigeria in 2008. In total, Shell will pay 55 million British pounds, an amount agreed to in the largest out-of-court settlement for Nigerian oil spills to date, which followed a three-year legal battle between Shell and 15,600 Nigerians living in Bodo.
Oil company Shell is once again involved in a major oil spill in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Due to a leak, the equivalent of 3,800 barrels of oil have drained away, Reuters reports. According to Shell, the damage was caused by a failed attempt to drain oil.
Researchers have found that the Homo erectus on the Indonesian island Java had used shells of freshwater mussels as material for tools and as a base for engravings half a million years ago. The finding provides new insight on the evolution of human behavior.
The Nigerian parliament wants oil company Shell to pay nearly 4 billion dollars (3.2 billion euro) for the damage caused by an oil spill at its offshore oil field in Bonga in December 2011.
The Cabinet wants to revise the agreements with energy companies Shell and ExxonMobil on the extraction and sale of Dutch gas.
According to Interbrand, the brand name of electronics group Philips is for the first time worth more than $10 billion (more than 7.9 billion euro). Philips is the first Dutch company to cross that border.
The explosion last June at Shell’s manufacturing plant in Moerdijk that left two people injured, was caused by excess pressure in a reactor, an internal investigation has shown.
Jeroen van der Veer, the former CEO of oil company Shell, has said the sanctions against Russia are not having the required effect.
Harbor bosses in Rotterdam's port are worried about the effect that the trade war against Russia will have on Dutch business. The Russian Shtandart oil terminal deal in the Rotterdam harbor is at the brink of collapse, which the harbor managers say is bad news for the city.
For more than a year, The Netherlands has been negotiating in secret in the Niger Delta oil pollution conflict in the unstable southern region of Nigeria. There is large-scale pollution in the Ogoniland, resulting from oil extraction activities in the region of companies such as Shell.
The largest Dutch pension administrator, APG, is not going to follow the lead of foreign administrators investing in durable energy, such as wind farms, and is choosing to put money into fossil fuels instead.
The damage left after the explosion of a reactor and subsequent fire at the Shell site in Moerdijk are "significant", according to Shell Moerdijk director Paul Buijsingh. There may be millions of euros in damage. Buijsingh is expecting that the recovery will take a long time.
The Public Prosecution Authority (OM) is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident at the Shell site in Moerdijk, where an explosion on Tuesday night resulted in a fire.
A soil sample taken from the grounds at the Moerdijk Shell reactor after the fire last night, shows traces of heavy metals. This was announced by the Fire Department South-Holland via Twitter.
A large-scale fire raged at the Shell site in Moerdijk, Brabant last night after an explosion in a disused reactor. Mayor Jac Klijs reports that two people have been injured. According to the municipality, the area is now safe, and the fire has been put out.
The Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans (PvdA) will "shortly" be traveling to Saudi Arabia to try and find a solution for the conflict that arose around the anti-Islam sticker action of Geert Wilders. His spokesperson told press office Novum this morning that there are "good indications" that the conflict can be solved.
Minister Henk Kamp (Economic Affairs) has announced that businesses are already nervous about the possible sanctions that Saudi Arabia is allegedly going to impose on the Netherlands, Het Parool reports.
The three Dutch nationals who were kidnapped in Nigeria, were released on Saturday and will arrive at Schiphol Monday morning, according to Sunny Ofehe, a companion on their trip, from Yenagoa in the Niger Delta.