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Conservative mega-donor was ‘screen’ for Kremlin oil trades

27/11/2022

Conservative mega-donor was ‘screen’ for Kremlin oil trades

Billionaire’s companies helped Rosneft trade with sanction-hit Venezuela and have continued to handle Russian oil since the outbreak of war in Ukraine

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BP’s latest dirty secret? An oil terminal polluting the Red Sea for decades

16/11/2022

BP’s latest dirty secret? An oil terminal polluting the Red Sea for decades

Just across the water from the COP27 summit, a plant recently owned by BP is pumping contaminated water into the ocean—and has been doing so for decades

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Mines, pipelines, oil rigs: What HSBC’s ‘sustainable finance’ really pays for

31/10/2022

Mines, pipelines, oil rigs: What HSBC’s ‘sustainable finance’ really pays for

HSBC has committed to contribute up to $1 trillion in sustainable financing and investment by 2030. But billions of dollars being counted towards this target are in fact helping to fuel the climate crisis

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BP under pressure over fuel for Russian military

26/02/2022

BP under pressure over fuel for Russian military

BP may be profiting from Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine through its stake in Rosneft, a major fuel supplier to Russia’s military

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BP is planning to drill for gas on edge of world’s largest cold-water coral reef

21/06/2021

BP is planning to drill for gas on edge of world’s largest cold-water coral reef

Oil giant’s plan to drill off west coast of Africa could raise the risk of biodiversity loss, further global heating and toxic fuel spills

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Shell funded lobbying for Trump’s controversial fossil fuel finance rule

25/02/2021

Shell funded lobbying for Trump’s controversial fossil fuel finance rule

Rule finalised in Donald Trump’s last week as president aimed to prevent banking policies against lending to Arctic drilling and coal

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Revealed: The fossil fuel projects in line for UK support despite ban

07/02/2021

Revealed: The fossil fuel projects in line for UK support despite ban

Offshore oil drilling in Brazil, a gas pipeline in Turkmenistan and power stations in Iraq among the projects that could still be approved

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