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brandrepublic.com: Shell seeks agency for online makeover

Shell seeks agency for online makeover

by Larissa Bannister

Campaign

22 May 2006

Shell seeks agency for online makeover

Shell: seeking online agency

LONDON – Shell is searching for a digital agency to handle its online communications and to design its website.

The company is understood to be asking agencies to provide evidence of experience in turning around corporate reputations. This has long been an area of concern for the global energy giant.

The winning agency will also be briefed to help establish an identity for the new company, Royal Dutch Shell, which was formed in July 2005. This came after a merger between Royal Dutch and Shell Transport. read more

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TheEdgeDaily.com (Malaysia): Shell's new chairman to focus on maintaining profitability

Shell's new chairman to focus on maintaining profitability
By Alfean Hardy

Shell Refining Company (Federation of Malaya) Bhd's new chairman, Saw Choo Boon, sees the main task ahead of him is to maintain the profitability the company has enjoyed over the past three years.

“It encompasses everything. Profitability means to see the company run as efficiently and optimally as possible. That would be one major real challenge,” he said.

The company has seen 11 consecutive quarters of profits, despite lower refining margins amid high crude oil prices. read more

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Oil-News Roundup 19 May 2006

Oil News Roundup

The WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINEMay 19, 2006

Crude-oil futures dropped to a low of $67.85 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange on concerns that rising inflation will sap demand. But prices reversed course in Thursday's afternoon session, settling at $69.45, up 76 cents. Here is today's well of news about oil and energy.

BOLIVIA DRAWS INVESTORS: The president of Bolivia's state oil company Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos, or YPFB, says a string of foreign firms want to invest in the country's energy sector despite the leftist government's sweeping nationalization, Reuters reported. Meanwhile, Venezuela's Chavez will travel to Bolivia on May 26 to sign accords on the cooperation in the natural gas sector between YPFB and Venezuela's state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA, or PdVSA. In yet another sign of cooperation between two South American oil producers, Ecuador announced it plans to process its crude oil in Venezuela, at refineries owned by PdVSA, despite having turned down the option a few months ago. read more

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Daily Telegraph: Database: Energy Friday 19 May 2006

Energy

• Nigerian militants, responsible for halting more than a quarter of the West African nation's oil production, plan to attack Royal Dutch Shell ventures, including Nigeria LNG, the militants' spokesman said.

• National Grid said it will double spending on infrastructure over five years to £12bn, mostly to upgrade Britain's aging power and gas transmission networks.

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Financial Post – Canada: Shell, Nigerian militants may be close to agreement over oilfield production: Must meet key demands

Shell, Nigerian militants may be close to agreement over oilfield production: Must meet key demands
Financial Post – Canada; May 18, 2006

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Activists in Nigeria's oil heartland have given Royal Dutch Shell PLC promising signals over a possible return to oilfields it was forced to abandon after a series of militant attacks three months ago. read more

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THE NEW YORK TIMES: Locking in Prices No Promise to Cut Bills

Locking in Prices No Promise to Cut Bills

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: May 18, 2006

Filed at 7:01 p.m. ET

Homeowners who signed on last winter with an energy marketer guaranteeing a fixed natural-gas price for the remainder of the year, or longer, may be kicking themselves right now.

The price of natural gas has fallen by more than 60 percent since wintertime highs above $15 per 1,000 cubic feet, and the long-term contracts available today are considerably cheaper.

For example, Columbia Gas of Ohio customers can today sign up for a one-year supply contract with Shell Energy Services and pay $12.70 per 1,000 cubic feet. Six months ago, Shell was offering a one-year fixed price of $15.60. read more

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THE NEW YORK TIMES: Oil Bounces Back Toward $70 on Supply Concerns

Oil Bounces Back Toward $70 on Supply Concerns

By REUTERS
Published: May 18, 2006

Filed at 11:54 p.m. ET

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SEOUL (Reuters) – Oil rebounded from five-week lows to near $70 a barrel on Friday despite higher U.S. oil inventories as investors remain concerned over any supply disruptions from Iran and Nigeria.

U.S. light crude oil (CLc1) was trading 38 cents higher at $69.83 a barrel by 0350 GMT, after gaining 76 cents on Thursday. London Brent (LCOc1) was up 36 cents at $70.03.

Prices picked up as traders saw a buying opportunity after a slide on Thursday to $67.85, the lowest since April 10, with the potential for supply disruptions still a worry despite fears of high costs creating inflation and hitting demand. read more

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Lloyds List: Raha helps ONGC to cut through the red tape

Lloyds List: Raha helps ONGC to cut through the red tape

 

Company chief has taken on ministers and won battles with bureaucrats, writes Shirish Nadkarni

 

May 19, 2006

 

ASTUTE, knowledgeable, charismatic, outspoken not attributes often levelled at members of India's suffocating and all-pervasive bureaucracy. But Subir Raha is no ordinary bureaucrat.

 

The chairman and managing director of India's public sector explorer-producer Oil ' Natural Gas Corporation is passionate enough about his work to not mince words, and let the consequences be damned. read more

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Gulf Daily News (Bahrain): Shell is upbeat on Qatar gas deal

 

Shell is upbeat on Qatar gas deal

 

Friday    19 May 2006

 

 

LONDON: Royal Dutch Shell hopes to decide this year to proceed with a multi-billion dollar gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in Qatar, despite concerns about rising cost estimates, a company official said yesterday.

 

“We hope to reach a positive FID (final investment decision) sometime this year,” Guy de Kort, GTL strategy and portfolio manager at Shell Gas and Power International, told a conference in London. read more

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