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The Times: Internships… via Shell

The Times May 25, 2006

Internships… via Shell

THE Shell Technology Enterprise Programme (Step) gives 1,000 ambitious students a chance to boost their CV with business skills earned on eight-week placements at selected small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This is not about working for Shell, the oil company.Interns collaborate on projects in R&D, business processes and systems, marketing and manufacturing. Completed projects are outlined in a 1,000-word report and entered into a competition to find the Step “most enterprising student” of the year. Previous winners of the title and £1,000 prize include a University of Warwick student who patented a cellophane bag that automatically cleans water for the firm with which he was placed.

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Students must be in the second or penultimate year of a full-time degree in any discipline at a UK university. Interns are placed regionally and earn £185 a week (tax exempt). There is no travel allowance.

Apply by June 16 at www.step.org.uk.
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The Independent: Shell's Technology Enterprise Programme: One big Step for studentkind

The Independent: Shell's Technology Enterprise Programme: One big Step for studentkind

 

Shell's Technology Enterprise Programme offers the best-paid holiday jobs ever.

By James Morrison

Published: 25 May 2006

 

For many undergraduates, holiday jobs are spent surgically attached to headsets in sweaty call-centres, or stifling yawns through night shifts at service stations. The idea of being paid £185 a week, tax free, to enhance your career prospects by putting your degree subject to practical use in the workplace simply doesn't compute. read more

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Oil-News Roundup 25 May 2006

Oil News Roundup

The WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE May 25, 2006Volatile crude-oil futures plunged by nearly $2 to settle at less than $70 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, battered by speculators and a U.S. government report of rising inventories of gasoline and other distillates. Here is today’s roundup of news about oil and energy.

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UNREST IN INDIA: Protests by hundreds of contract workers for Oil India Limited, India’s state-owned oil company, disrupted production in oil-rich Assam State. The workers, agitating for higher pay and benefits, set three oil pits ablaze after battling with police earlier in the week. Assam accounts for about 5 million tons of India’s 30-million-ton annual crude-oil production.

AIMING HIGHER: Morgan Stanley analyst Douglas Terreson raised his forecast for the average price of WTI crude oil in 2006 to $65 a barrel from $57.50. He raised his projected 2007 price to $60 a barrel from $55. He also boosted his estimate of U.S. refining margins, lifting profit forecasts for major oil companies in the quarters to come. “We are buyers of the integrated oil stocks,” he wrote. read more

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Oil-News Roundup 25 May 2006

Oil News Roundup

The WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE May 25, 2006Volatile crude-oil futures plunged by nearly $2 to settle at less than $70 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, battered by speculators and a U.S. government report of rising inventories of gasoline and other distillates. Here is today’s roundup of news about oil and energy.

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UNREST IN INDIA: Protests by hundreds of contract workers for Oil India Limited, India’s state-owned oil company, disrupted production in oil-rich Assam State. The workers, agitating for higher pay and benefits, set three oil pits ablaze after battling with police earlier in the week. Assam accounts for about 5 million tons of India’s 30-million-ton annual crude-oil production.

AIMING HIGHER: Morgan Stanley analyst Douglas Terreson raised his forecast for the average price of WTI crude oil in 2006 to $65 a barrel from $57.50. He raised his projected 2007 price to $60 a barrel from $55. He also boosted his estimate of U.S. refining margins, lifting profit forecasts for major oil companies in the quarters to come. “We are buyers of the integrated oil stocks,” he wrote. read more

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Fortune Magazine: The Oil Market: SLICK OPERATORS How hedge funds, traders, and Big Oil are really driving gas prices.

Fortune: The Oil Market: SLICK OPERATORS How hedge funds, traders, and Big Oil are really driving gas prices.

NELSON D. SCHWARTZ; JON BIRGERREPORTER ASSOCIATE Doris Burke

3921 words

29 May 2006

U.S. Edition

72

English

© 2006 Time Incorporated. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All Rights Reserved.

On a sunny May day in an office park in the Surrey countryside outside London, a Ferrari-driving hedge fund manager named Aref Karim is scooping up contracts to buy oil in July for $75 a barrel, $3 more than it's currently selling for. His company, QCM, has garnered more than $125 million in fresh cash since the beginning of the year, and he's itching to keep it at work. A few hundred miles to the south in Paris, on the trading floor of Societe Generale Asset Management, Arnaud Chretien's team of Ph.D.s and engineers operates in near silence, with powerful computers buying and selling commodities according to preset algorithms, taking advantage of swift movements in everything from heating oil and gasoline to zinc and copper. “It's quiet because we try to think,” says Chretien, a dapper 41-year-old who sports an Hermes watch and resembles a younger, Gallic Kurt Russell. read more

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