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Shell CEO: The World Will Need More Oil

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By Julia LimitonePublished September 08, 2015

During an interview with FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo, Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.A) CEO Ben van Beurden said the company is responding with “vigor and determination” to cope with lower oil prices.

“We started off the slide in oil prices with a low gearing 12.4%. Since then, we have been cutting our operating costs, our capital spent quit considerably — $4 billion OPEX, $7 billion capital costs — that’s about a year of dividends that we have saved in a year’s time,” he said. read more

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Regulatory worries, energy prices take shine off Shell-BG deal

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…persistently low oil prices could yet lead Shell to rethink the deal are dampening sentiment. That has left BG shares trading at a discount to the Shell cash and share offer.

LONDON | BY RONBOUSSO: Business News | Tue Sep 8, 2015

A look at valuations illustrates how regulatory concerns and stubbornly low energy prices have stoked investor anxiety over Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDSa.L) planned takeover of British rival BG Group (BG.L).

Hailed as an audacious and industry-changing merger when it was unveiled in April, the headline value of the deal has slipped from 47 billion pounds ($72 billion) to around 38 billion because of the lower price of Shell shares, which closely track oil prices.

Concerns that the Australian and Chinese regulators could set high hurdles and, more broadly, that the persistently low oil prices could yet lead Shell to rethink the deal are dampening sentiment. That has left BG shares trading at a discount to the Shell cash and share offer. read more

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Shell Cheapest in Six Years for Buyers Who Brave Takeover Doubts

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“In the current oil situation, the market is also taking a view there’s a bit of risk that Shell could walk away,”

By Rakteem Katakey: September 8, 2015

It’s the cheapest opportunity in six years to be a shareholder in Europe’s largest oil and gas company.

BG Group Plc, the oil and gas producer Royal Dutch Shell Plc agreed to buy for about $70 billion, is trading at a price equivalent to paying just over 14 pounds for a Shell B share, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That would be the lowest valuation for Shell since the global recession of 2009 and a discount of 13 percent to the company’s current share price.

Investing in BG “would be the cheapest way into Shell, if you’re taking the view that the deal is going to go through,” said Philip Lawlor, a strategist at Smith & Williamson Investment Management LLP in London, which oversees about $24 billion of investments including in Shell and BG. read more

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Russian intelligence ship spotted near American oil vessel

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Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 11.35.25The ship was part of a Shell-contracted ship that is exploring for oil in the Chukchi Sea, which is north of the Bering Strait and lies between Alaska and Russia.

By Jake Tapper and Jeremy Diamond, CNN: Sept 7. 2015

Washington (CNN)A Russian intelligence vessel was spotted near a ship contracted by the American Shell Oil Company exploring for oil in the Arctic, sources told CNN on Monday.

Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis confirmed the sighting to CNN on Monday and said no U.S. defense assets were deployed in response.

“We aware of the Russian vessel Kurily sailing in the vicinity of the Nobel Discoverer,” Davis said. “We recognize the rights of all sovereign nations to freely navigate in international waters.” read more

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Move Over Exxon, Russian Drillers Are Oil World’s Top Performers

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By Stephen Bierman and Rakteem Katakey: Sept 8, 2015

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At a time when the collapse in crude prices pushes Russia’s economy into a recession, the nation’s oil producers are managing to beat their western counterparts.

On measures including cash flow, profit margins and share prices, OAO Rosneft, Lukoil PJSC — Russia’s two largest oil producers — and OAO Gazprom Neft are performing better than Royal Dutch Shell Plc, BP Plc or Exxon Mobil Corp.

“When oil goes down, the western companies are hurt more than the Russian companies,” said Maxim Edelson, a senior director at Fitch Ratings in Moscow. Because Russian tax rates adjust automatically to lower prices the nation’s companies enjoy a buffer to the slump in crude while “a lot of the hit is taken by the government,” he said. read more

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