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Gulf Oil Spill Isn’t Just Damaging To BP

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

MAY 17, 2010

By James Herron

When BP implements increasingly desperate-sounding methods to shut down its leaking well next week–blasting golf balls, shredded rubber and other junk into the well before filling it with cement–the rest of the oil industry will no doubt be praying for its success. [Read BP’s latest press statement on the disaster here.]

You might think that companies like Royal Dutch Shell or ExxonMobil, both of which have had their share of environmental or safety scandals, would feel some relief that someone else is drawing the political heat. But the failure of a company as well funded, experienced and technologically advanced as BP to get a grip on this disaster after almost four weeks damages others too. read more

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Hoaxers target Shell with bogus Nigeria news

(Reuters) – Hoaxers targeted oil and gas major Royal Dutch Shell Plc on Monday, sending a bogus statement to news organisations about the company’s operations in Nigeria.

The e-mail, complete with Shell logo and links to genuine websites including Shell’s own, as well as to Shell’s customary footnotes about forward-looking statements, said the company planned to halt deepwater drilling off the coast of Nigeria.

“We are investigating who is behind the hoax e-mail,” said Shell spokesman Rainer Winzenried.

When contacted on the given phone number, hoaxers answered the phone by saying “Shell media relations” and proceeded to answer questions about drilling in Nigeria, saying Shell was facing pressure from groups such as Amnesty International. read more

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Arctic Drilling May be in Jeopardy

FOX NEWS

May 17, 2010 – 12:50 PM | by: Dan Springer

Shell Oil Company was all set to begin exploring the petroleum-rich arctic waters off the northwest coast of Alaska. But then the major spill in the Gulf of Mexico happened.

In response, President Obama issued a 30-day moritorium on new drilling permits and environmental groups sued to permanently block the plans. The moritorium is set to expire at the end of May.

The administration had already approved Shell’s plan to drill five exploratory wells this July in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. And the Justice Department defended that decision to a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland. Late last week the panel denied a request from Alaska Natives and environmental groups for an injunction to halt the drilling. read more

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Shell to close main Montreal units in September

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Main refinery units to shut in Sept.

CALGARY, Alberta, May 17 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) expects to shut the major units at its 130,000 barrel per day Montreal East refinery by September, as it follows through on plans to convert the facility into a distribution terminal.

The company will close the refinery’s main processing units — the alkylation unit and catalytic cracker — in September, with other units following.

The plant is expected to stop taking crude deliveries prior to the shutdown of the units, likely by the end of August, the company said. read more

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Qatar, Shell, China’s CNPC in gas agreement

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The Associated Press May 17, 2010, 12:51AM ET

Qatar has signed an agreement with Royal Dutch Shell and China National Petroleum Corp. to jointly explore for and produce natural gas onshore and offshore Qatar, Shell said Monday.

The 30-year agreement calls for Shell and CNPC’s PetroChina International to worth together in exploring for natural gas. Shell will hold a 75 percent share of the project, with CNPC holding the remaining 25 percent, Shell said in a statement.

The 8,089 square kilometer (3,123.17 sq. mile) “Block D” includes both offshore and onshore areas near Qatar’s northern city of Ras Laffan. read more

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Shell eyes partnerships with national oil firms

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* Australia major destination for investments

By Fayen Wong

BRISBANE, May 17 (Reuters) – Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) may seek to forge more partnerships with national oil companies in a bid to gain greater market access, a senior company official said on Monday.

Ann Pickard, Shell’s new head of Australian oil and gas, told Reuters in an interview that Australia will also become the biggest destination for its investments in the next few years as it looks to boost its natural gas business to satisfy growing Asian demand. read more

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Shell Says Australia to Become Its Biggest Region for Spending

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By James Paton

May 17 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it expects Australia to attract more of the energy company’s investment than any other region, driven by liquefied natural gas projects.

Shell’s Australian workforce for gas exploration and production is likely to increase fourfold, Shell Australia Executive Vice President Ann Pickard said in an interview in Brisbane today. She gave no timeline for the increased spending or staff count.

To contact the reporter on this story: James Paton in Sydney at [email protected] read more

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