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Selection of Shell related news articles Monday 19 November 2012

Selection of Shell related news articles Monday 19 November 2012

John,

Some articles which may be of interest to your visitors:

Shell pins big bucks on natural gas projects: Buffalo News-3: Kylie, “The Abbey Road Sessions” (Astralwerks). … Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil company, has earmarked more than $20 billion …

Shell to Invest $20 Billion in Growing LNG Market: Gulf Oil & Gas …: Equities.com

Shell rethinks Arrow LNG as costs blow out: The Australian

TOP Oil Market News: Crude Rises a Second Day Amid Israel Crisis: Bloomberg: Oil advanced for a second day in New York after Israel said it may expand an … Royal Dutch Shell Plc released butadiene that exceeded the … read more

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Old EP hand replies to criticism of comments about Shell and Nigeria

Nigerian Laddy, my brodder! How now, how de Madam? Eeh, my headengine, him go disappoint me big-oh how you be talking to your brodder. No peppersoup and goatstew wid de foo-foo for you today!

(ARTICLE UPDATED 22 NOVEMBER WITH POSTING BY OGONI ACTIVIST BEN IKARI)

The original comment by Old EP hand related to our article: Shell Unit Sells Interest in Nigerian Oil Mining Lease for $567

This is the latest exchange on our Shell Blog:

Nigeria Laddy posting on Nov 18th, 2012 at 11:06

Old EP Hand: It’s guys like you that screwed up Nigeria years ago – that is what my friends here tell me. Thank you very much. Don’t blame management of today – go look in the mirror. Perhaps giving back your pension would the decent thing to do instead of bad mouthing the current generation, incl. management.

old EP hand posting on Nov 19th, 2012 at 16:14 read more

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BP Seen as Takeover Target as Valuation Sinks

By Brian Swint and Matthew Campbell on November 19, 2012

Bob Dudley shrank BP Plc (BP/) to save it.

The onetime Mississippian and current chief executive officer has sold more than $50 billion of assets to pay the costs of the worst U.S. oil spill in history in 2010. Rescued from the brink of collapse, Europe’s second-largest oil company is now seen as vulnerable to a takeover.

BP is the cheapest of the world’s five biggest non-state oil companies by market value relative to reserves, earnings and output. As a result it may become a target, according to people familiar with the strategic thinking of the London-based company and its potential acquirers. read more

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Shell Celebrates 40 Years of Scenarios

Comment by John Donovan: This is a press release by Royal Dutch Shell boasting about its scenario planning. The famed corporate crystal ball never revealed a world in which its so-called No.1 Enemy would be operating globally under the Royal Dutch Shell Plc top level domain name, dealing on Shell’s behalf with job applications, business proposals, complaints, invitations to speak at conferences, and even terrorist threats. This was a scenario apparently deemed too far beyond the realms of possibility to be contemplated, but it is nonetheless the incredible reality and has been for getting on to a decade. How on earth did such a supposedly far-sighted management end up in such a humiliating situation, which has already cost the company billions of dollars? Bet they also never conjured up a scenario in which Darth Watts would materialize in the guise of a holy man?

By Royal Dutch Shell plc: Published: Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 – 4:07 pm

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, November 19, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ —

Scenario planning helps Shell make critical business decisions

Forty years ago, in 1972, work began on what many people regard as the first Shell Scenarios document, published the following year, though the roots of this work lie even further in the past. Since then, scenario planning has been at the heart of Shell’s business, developing senior leadership understanding of critical factors in the business environment and the possible directions which economic, geopolitical and social systems could take, decades into the future. read more

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Shell, EDF Lead 100 Companies Calling for Carbon Price

By Alex Morales on November 18, 2012

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) joined Electricite de France SA and more than 100 companies calling for lawmakers worldwide to put a “clear” price on carbon emissions in order to contain global warming.

Companies invest trillions of dollars in energy and infrastructure projects, and, in most cases, don’t consider goals to cut greenhouse gases, the companies said today in a statement that’s due to be presented to European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard in Brussels.

“A clear, stable, ambitious and cost-effective policy framework is essential to underpin the investment needed to deliver substantial greenhouse gas emissions reductions by mid- century,” the companies said in the e-mailed statement. “Putting a clear, transparent and unambiguous price on carbon emissions must be a core policy objective.” read more

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Selection of articles Monday 19 November 2012

Selection of articles Monday 19 November 2012

John,

Some articles which may be of interest to your visitors:

Shell Increases Participation in the Schiehallion Field [Gulf Oil & Gas …: Equities.com: Shell announced the signing of separate agreements for the acquisition of Murphy Schiehallion Limited 5.9% stake in the Schiehallion field …

Lizzie Zobel helps public schools, Shell CEO on oil smuggling: Philippine Star: UBS Optimus Foundation presents a grant of one million Swiss francs (P43.3 million) to Teach for the Philippines: Lizzie Zobel, cofounder and … read more

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From Mammon to God: Oiligarchs beat the path from profit to pews

“Watts only ended his 35-year career with Shell because he was forced out over the 2004 oil reserves fiasco. News that the company had been overstating its reserves by 20 per cent caused Shell’s stock prices to fall by $15bn — yet Watts still walked away with a £1 million pay-off and a pension of more than £500,000 per annum…”

It’s not just Justin Welby – oiligarchs beat the path from profit to pews

5 November 2012

From Mammon to God. The Church of England seems to be flooded with former oil men at present.

Last week Justin Welby, who spent 11 years working as an oil executive, was appointed as the new Archbishop of Canterbury. What’s less well known is that another big name in oil has received a clerical promotion. Sir Philip Watts, Shell’s former chairman, is to become priest in charge at Waltham St Lawrence, Berkshire, after being a curate at another local church.

Although they worked in the same industry, the two men’s paths to salvation have been rather different. While Welby voluntarily swapped the high pay for pews because he was “unable to get away from a sense of God calling”, Watts only ended his 35-year career with Shell because he was forced out over the 2004 oil reserves fiasco. News that the company had been overstating its reserves by 20 per cent caused Shell’s stock prices to fall by $15bn — yet Watts still walked away with a £1 million pay-off and a pension of more than £500,000 per annum. read more

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