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Shell is changing the energy game — and in a big way

  Jun 8, 2012 – 3:07 PM ET

This week, Royal Dutch Shell PLC began rolling out a strategy that will dramatically change the energy world.

With revenues larger than the economies of Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia combined, Shell is betting big on natural gas to replace oil as the world’s foremost transportation fuel.

This is the game-changer.

It was only a handful of years ago when small independent oil companies proved that a technology called fracking worked and was able to blow up deep shale rocks to release natural gas. They sold out to majors who, in turn, sold reserves to super-majors like Shell that have fuel refining and retailing expertise and operations. read more

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Global Oil Demand Not ‘Collapsing,’ Says Shell CEO

Published: Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 12:47 AM ET By: Ansuya Harjani Assistant Producer, CNBC.com

Crude oil prices have plummeted 20 percent over the past three months, but the CEO of Europe’s biggest oil company Royal Dutch Shell, Peter Voser, doesn’t think global demand is “collapsing.” He, however, expects further downside in oil prices in the second-half of the year as the market is well supplied.

“Demand is quite clearly softening, but I wouldn’t say it’s collapsing. Today the market has enough oil, more oil than we need…I see (oil prices) softening in the second-half,” Voser told CNBC on the sidelines of the World Gas Conference in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. read more

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Motiva crude unit remains out of production-sources

Fri Jun 8, 2012 10:25pm IST

(Reuters) – A newly commissioned 325,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) crude distillation unit (CDU) remained out of production on Friday at Motiva Enterprises’ 600,000-bpd Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, said sources familiar with operations at the plant.

No firm date has been set for returning the CDU to production, the sources said. Workers were still attempting to find the source of a leak that is interfering with the unit’s operation, they said.

Once the source of the leak is found, repairs and restoration to normal operation are expected to take two to three days, they said. read more

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Gazprom, Shell Highlight Sakhalin II Project Success

08.06.2012

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Peter Voser, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell within the 25th World Gas Conference.

The parties discussed bilateral cooperation in the energy sector.

Alexey Miller and Peter Voser highlighted that the Sakhalin II project was progressing successfully as well as examined the issues of bilateral cooperation deepening.

Copyright 2012, Gazprom. All rights reserved. read more

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Shell to shift IT jobs to India, Malaysia

From our Archives, June 2004…

Business-Standard.com: Shell to shift IT jobs to India, Malaysia

PTI / Houston June 08, 2004

In order to improve quality and save $850 million annually beginning in 2008, Shell Oil Co is cutting 600 to 800 information technology jobs in the USA and offshoring most of these jobs to India and Malaysia.

“It’s about reducing cost and improving quality,” said Anne Knisely, manager of corporate media relations for Shell Oil, which is based in Houston and is part of the Royal Dutch-Shell Group of Companies.

Currently, Shell has a total IT manpower of 9,300 personnel globally, including 2,200 in the United States. Most of the domestic IT jobs are in Houston. This cutback will be mostly among temporary staff, whose work will be transferred to low-wage countries. A Dutch IT worker costs the company $85,000 annually, compared to $20,000 for an Indian. read more

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Greenpeace to monitor Shell Arctic drilling with submarines

By Steve Hargreaves @CNNMoney June 8, 2012: 6:47 AM ET

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Greenpeace plans on deploying two submarines to keep tabs on Royal Dutch Shell when the oil company starts drilling in the Arctic, which could begin as soon as next month.

The subs, a two-person and a one-person craft, are currently on board the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, docked in Seattle.

The Esperanza plans on tailing Shell’s drilling fleet, also docked in Seattle, when the fleet leaves for Arctic waters. Shell is waiting for the last batch of federal permits, expected any day, before deploying its ships. read more

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AMWU says Shell closure will cost jobs

Friday June 8, 2012

A union says the closure of Shell’s Sydney oil refinery will lead to job losses, despite the company saying employees can be redeployed.

The company on Thursday informed the 275 employees and at least 100 contractors at the Clyde refinery, in Sydney’s west, that operations will stop from September 30.

Shell said affected staff would be supported in finding other employment, either within the terminal operations at the site, or elsewhere within Shell.

Up to 30 employees had already found other jobs, the company said. read more

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Shell trains oil spill responders in Alaska

Against the backdrop of Alaska’s snow-topped Chugach Mountains and in the same waters that were spoiled by the Exxon Valdez oil spill more than two decades ago, Shell is training recruits in skills it hopes they never have to use. The company is putting scores of people through oil spill response training in the Valdez port, ahead of expected drilling in Arctic waters north of Alaska this summer.

Workers aboard the Nanuq unroll inflatable boom and fill it before casting it off into Valdez waters during oil spill response training for Shell. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy / The Houston Chronicle) / HC read more

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Top oil executives say market coping with Iran exit

Fri Jun 8, 2012 3:25am EDT

* Total CEO says market well supplied

* Royal Dutch Shell CEO sees oil prices falling further in H2

* Algerian Oil Minister says market able to cope with drop in Iran supply

By Florence Tan and Rebekah Kebede

KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 (Reuters) – The global oil market is well supplied and can cope with the loss of Iranian crude to Western sanctions, oil officials and executives, including the heads of Total and Royal Dutch Shell, said this week.

An increase in global crude supplies and falling crude prices have helped cushion the impact of sanctions targeting Iran’s controversial nuclear programme. read more

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Shell Oil, United Way join forces to help Pennsylvania flood victims

By mark gilger jr. (staff writer [email protected])

Published: June 8, 2012

Nearly a year after flooding from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee devastated many communities in Pennsylvania, Shell Oil Co. announced a $200,000 joint initiative with United Way of Pennsylvania.

On Thursday, the company said the money will help with long-term and unmet recovery needs as well as promote emergency preparedness throughout the state.

“Last year’s historic flooding in communities across Pennsylvania left devastating effects that people are still dealing with today,” J.R. Justus, general manager of Shell, said in a press release. “Recovering from situations like this can be difficult, especially if help is unavailable. Shell is pleased to partner with United Way to assist those who are still recovering and could use a helping hand.” read more

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Governor Corbett wants $1.7B in tax breaks for Shell

Posted: Jun 07, 2012 10:02 PM BST Updated: Jun 08, 2012 4:18 AM BST

By Dennis Owens – bio | email HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -With great fanfare, Governor Tom Corbett announced in March that Shell intends to build a petrochemical plant in Beaver County.

He spoke of the 10,000 construction jobs it would bring just to build the $4 billion facility. He raved about hundreds of good-paying jobs, with an estimated average salary of $70,000, to run the plant. And he beamed at Pennsylvania nosing out competitors Ohio and West Virginia.

Corbett also mentioned it wasn’t a done deal, that Pennsylvania still had work to do to close the deal. But he made clear he wanted to close the deal. read more

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Fake Shell Video Followed by Fake Shell Lawsuit Over Video

Oil Giant Has No Knowledge of News Release Sent in Its Name

By: Published: June 07, 2012 Shell, it seems, is being plagued by activists. And the media outlets (and that includes bloggers) that cover Shell, should be extra careful about rushing out news today. As Gawker’s Adrian Chen reported earlier, a video supposedly shot at a party thrown by the oil giant turned out to be a hoax. Also a hoax? A Shell news release we received not half an hour ago saying that the company was going to sue the parties responsible for the hoax video.The video, posted at the bottom of this story, was one of those too-good-to-check moments. At a party celebrating Shell’s Arctic expansion, a miniature oil rig designed to pump liquor malfunctions and sprays an elderly woman.The news release looked real enough. But the “proxymailing” bit in the “from” line and the vague nature of it set off my alarm bells. “Lawyers operating on behalf of Royal Dutch Shell plc. (Shell) are considering formal action against unknown activists who staged a counterfeit campaign launch event at the Seattle Space Needle,” reads the release.How a company could take formal action against unknown activists was beyond me. I also found it interesting that the supposed Shell release provided active links to the sites mocking the company. And that the phone number listed for U.S. media relations didn’t match to the number listed on the company’s actual website.It also helped that Ad Age was implicated in an earlier version of this foolishness back when the Yes Men went after Chevron. Note, we didn’t fall for the Yes Men’s hoax in that case, but rather the group created a fake Ad Age story to make its hoax seem that much more real.When I called Shell, I was told by a spokeswoman that she knew nothing of the news release and that it wasn’t generated by the company.

SOURCE (Where fake video can be viewed)

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Shell expands LNG option for 18-wheelers

By Simone Sebastian: Updated 07:21 p.m., Thursday, June 7, 2012

The nation’s slow roll toward cheap natural gas fuel for commercial fleets took another step Thursday as Shell Oil Co.said it’s gearing up to supply liquefied natural gas to 100 interstate highway fueling stations across the nation beginning in 2013.

Under the tentative terms of the agreement, Shell will construct more than 200 LNG lanes for fueling heavy-duty trucks at TravelCenters of America stations and Petro Stopping Centers across the country. read more

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