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Oil Be Back: could drilling begin again in Ogoniland 22 years after the people kicked Shell out?

Recently there has been a flurry of Nigerian media headlines stating that oil drilling in Ogoniland could soon re-start. I have tried to dig deeper to assess what is currently known and what questions remain. Has Shell sold assets in Ogoniland? So far, there have been no news stories outside of Nigeria about Shell’s plans...

Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts

If you missed Take the Money and Run? – a discussion-packed day on ethics and arts funding – you also missed our sneak preview of Artwash the new book written by Mel Evans. Fear not! Mel recorded this short intro so you don’t have to miss out… 20 April 2015 is the fifth anniversary of...

Bigger pictures on arts issues: workers at the National Gallery and BP’s sponsorship of Tate

Letter on disclosure of Tate/BP sponsorship figures from Graham Bennett, Friends of Alexandra Palace Theatre.  

Tate reveals BP sponsorship figures

News  –

Does Tate really need to take BP’s sponsorship money?

Mark Brown, arts correspondent, The Guardian

Tate/BP disclosure on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Front Row’

Interview by Samira Ahmed with Anna Galkina (Platform) and BBC arts editor Will Gompertz,  formerly of Tate Media

Tate’s BP sponsorship was £150,000 to £330,000 a year, figures show

Mark Brown, arts correspondence, The Guardian

Deadline day for Tate to disclose value of BP sponsorship

Mark Brown and Terry Macalister, The Guardian

Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts

Order Artwash for just £10 (RRP £12.99) UK postage or collect in person: Go to our shop for checkout and more options As major oil companies face continual public backlash, many have found it helpful to engage in “art washing”—donating large sums to cultural institutions to shore up their good name. But what effect does...

Sponsorship in the spotlight

Article by Anna Galkina, originally published in Arts Professional On 22 December the UK Information Tribunal ruled Tate galleries must disclose the sums of BP sponsorship through the years 1990 to 2006, as well as some details of internal decision-making on the sponsorship deal. The Independent described the ruling as “embarrassing” and a “landmark victory” for campaigners...

Shell still avoiding oil spill justice

Article by Sarah Shoraka on Shell’s Bodo oil spill settlement in New Internationalist

Share price of BP falling – will Shell take over BP?

As the London Stock Exchange opened at 09.00 on Tuesday, 16th December, BP’s shareprice was down to 365 pence. It was the bottom of a long slide from 448 pence on the 21st November and investors in the company looked concerned that BP was failing badly. Shares in BP have lost 25% of their value...