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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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