Category: Vitol

NNPC’s new oil swap deal not transparent — Group

A civil society group focused on transparency in the oil and gas sector has criticized the interim Offshore Processing Agreement, OPA, between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and three multinational trading companies to boost the supply of refined petroleum products in the country. The Africa Network for Environment and… – Continue reading

Shell pumped $20 billion a year from motorists but paid no company tax

For the third year on the trot, Shell service stations generated billions of dollars and revenue but not a cent in company tax. In fact the owners of the sunny yellow servos reported tax benefits in all three years despite total sales which may be in excess of $60 billion…. – Continue reading

RPT-Commodity giants’ Singapore trading hubs under fire in tax probes

SINGAPORE, April 12 (Reuters) – The Singapore trading hubs of the world’s largest commodity companies are coming under scrutiny from the governments of some resource-producing countries who say they suspect they are using units in the Southeast Asian financial centre to avoid tax. Some of the world’s largest oil, mining… – Continue reading

George Osborne accused of giving tax breaks to Tories’ oil industry donors

Labour Jon Ashworth calls for explanation over why Tories’ ‘big-money backers’ benefit from autumn statement George Osborne has been accused of using his autumn statement to give tax breaks to Tory supporters as it emerged that several companies run by Conservative donors stand to benefit from a more generous tax… – Continue reading