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Letter to the Editor, November 19, 1999
Questions for Pilipinas Shell et al
Note: In a November 15 letter published in the PDI, Pilipinas Shell Vice President for Corporate Communications Reynaldo Gamboa explained that oil companies have become much maligned due to disinformation by so-called political activist groups. Below is my response to the data and arguments he presented.
Please allow us to react to the letter of Pilipinas Shell’s Rey Gamboa last November 15.
He disputes claims of overpricing by providing data on Shell’s sources of crude oil, but he left one important detail --- exactly how much is the landed cost (FOB value) of their procurement from Iran and United Arab Emirates during the first half of 1999?
Anyway, we’re happy that he now claims transparency in Pilipinas Shell’s operations. At this point, I hope that he will finally answer some questions we have been raising since time immemorial:
These are very simple questions which we hope Pilipinas Shell (and other interested oil firms) will answer.
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