The Secrets and Spin of an Oil Giant
Cummins, Ian and Beasant, John
Publisher: Mainstream Pubishing - www.mainstreampublishing.com
Year Published: 2005
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX8085
Abstract: Cummins and Beasant uncover the seedier side of one of last of the oil giants. They start with a historical overview of Shell. The second section details Shell's power battles and its aggressive courting of national governments and its abysmal record on the environment-marketing of pesticides and lobbying against the Kyoto Protocol to name but a few. They examine the 2004 fiasco when Shell admitted to falsifying the oil reserves they had and consequently inflated the worth of the company. Once regarded as a world leader and model for other corporations it now seeks to recover its damaged reputation.