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Why I Hate Royal Dutch Shell plc

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Harvey Jones hates the fact that Royal Dutch Shell plc is failing to fulfil its massive potential.

There is something to love and hate in almost every stock. But today, I’m in a fratchy mood, so here are five things I hate about Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) (NYSE: RDS-B.US).

Wasn’t it a certain Warren Buffett who said you should never invest in things you don’t understand? I clearly don’t understand Royal Dutch Shell, because it hasn’t performed as I expected since I bought it in 2011. In fact, its probably the most disappointing FTSE 100 stock in my portfolio. Its share price is up less than 5% over the past two years, against a whopping 30% for the FTSE 100. That kind of mismatch makes me question my judgement. read more

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In Canada’s north Atlantic, new oil frontier shows life beyond shale

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Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:06pm EDT

* Statoil find opens up new basin for offshore Canada

* Oil majors Chevron and Shell also exploring new fields

* Scarcity of specialised rigs could hamper progress

By Nia Williams

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Statoil’s announcement this week of a major oil find off Canada’s Atlantic coast offers a refreshing reminder that new technology and high prices are helping uncover new oil supplies far beyond U.S. shale and the Alberta oil sands.

Statoil says its discovery in the deep-sea Bay du Nord may contain up to 600 million barrels of recoverable oil, making it the third-largest find in Atlantic Canada and rejuvenating hope for an offshore region that was forecast to be in decline for the next several decades. read more

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Shell drops vexing Colorado oil shale effort

Shell is abandoning its decades-long quest to extract shale oil commercially from Colorado…; Shell Oil Co., the Houston-based North American arm of Royal Dutch Shell, this week confirmed it was giving up its Mahogany project in Colorado after investing tens of millions of dollars and 31 years on the endeavor.

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By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Washington Bureau : September 27, 2013

WASHINGTON — Shell is abandoning its decades-long quest to extract shale oil commercially from Colorado, leaving just one major company betting big on the future of that unconventional crude in the United States. read more

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