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Royal Dutch Shell News Thursday, 21 April 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Thursday, 21 April 2005

San Diego Union Tribune: Shell warns oil producers on Chinese, Indian deals ( 21 April 05

La Source (Australia): SHELL AND FERRARI TOGETHER FOR ANOTHER FIVE: “Shell has been involved with Ferrari since 1950…” ( 21 April 05

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Shell: Group Net Income Up $358M Under IFRS ( 21 April 05

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: SEC Requested Info From Shell On Iran – Shell Spokesman: “The Securities and Exchange Commission in 2003 requested information from Royal Dutch Shell (SC, RD) on its dealings with Iran, a spokesman for the company said Thursday” ( 21 April 05

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Shell Sells 1st Regasified LNG From India Hazira Plant: “Shell Gas & Power Thursday announced the start-up of the Hazira LNG receiving terminal, located near Surat in the state of Gujarat in Northwest India.” ( 21 April 05

BUSINESS WEEK: Bringing Europe Inc. Into Sharper Focus: Red ink is turning black overnight — and vice-versa — as companies adopt one standard for financial reporting: “… Royal Dutch/Shell Group acknowledges that if IFRS rules had applied in 2004, it would have been forced to disclose the full extent of its pension deficit, which would have wiped nearly $5 billion off its balance sheet.” ( Posted 21 April 05

The Guardian: The end of oil is closer than you think: Oil production could peak next year, reports John Vidal. Just kiss your lifestyle goodbye: “Shell says its reserves fell last year because it only found enough oil to replace 15-25 % of what the company produced.” ( 21 April 05

THE SCOTSMAN: Shell to sell North Sea assets: “SHELL has slapped a “for sale” sign on three of its North Sea oil fields, with several more expected to come on to the block in the next two years.”: “It needs money to fund a $45bn spending plan, designed to replace rapidly falling reserves.”  ( 21 April 05

THE HERALD (SCOTLAND): Oil giant to offload cluster of fields in the North Sea: “The sale… is in line with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group’s strategy expected to deliver some $12bn (£6.3bn) to $15bn from sales and swaps up to 2006.” ( 21 April 05

LEGAL WEEK (UK): Shell head joins breakaway in-house group: “Shell’s UK general counsel, Richard Wiseman, has signed up to The In-House Lawyers’ Association (IHLA) providing the breakaway in-house group with a major coup.” ( 21 April 05

DAILY TELEGRAPH (UK: What the next generation wants: Roland Gribben finds that young entrepreneurs have very clear ideas of their expectations from the new government: “The insight into the political thinking of young people starting to climb the entrepreneurial ladder emerges from research by Shell LiveWIRE, the non-financial support service provided by the Anglo-Dutch oil giant…” ( 21 April 05

FINANCIAL TIMES: Best to be prepared for any eventuality: “Mudlark hears that Royal Dutch/Shell has put together a team in The Hague with the sole purpose of making plans about how to fight off a hostile takeover.” ( 21 April 05

FINANCIAL TIMES: Shell and Total in India gas deal: “Royal Dutch/Shell, the Anglo-Dutch energy group, and Total of France are to supply “tens of millions of dollars” worth of liquefied natural gas to India, one of the world’s fastest-growing energy consumers.” ( 21 April 05 and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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