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Shell and BP pumped up by oil prices

Giants amass cash for share buybacks and dividends

The two biggest London-listed oil majors are expected to report higher profits and cash levels this week, driven by rising oil and gas prices as the industry’s recovery continues.

The price of a barrel of Brent crude averaged $75.80 during the third quarter of the year, 45% higher than the same period in 2017, while UK gas prices are up 54% year-on-year.

The rally following the crash that sent prices below $30 a barrel in 2016 is helping companies to repay debt and start rewarding shareholders, even as it pushes up costs for households and motorists. Analysts’ profit forecasts for BP, which reports on Tuesday, averaged $2.8bn (£2.2bn) compared with $1.9bn during the same quarter last year. read more

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Shell hit for further €89m loss as it awaits completion of Corrib gas field sale

A billion-euro acquisition deal struck last year by a giant Canadian pension fund for Shell’s holds in the Corrib gas field still has not been fully completed. (stock picture)

Fearghal O’Connor: 

Pre-tax losses at Shell’s Corrib gas field operation fell substantially last year, from €187m to €89m, according to newly-filed financial results.

A massive billion-euro acquisition deal struck last year by a giant Canadian pension fund for Shell’s 45pc holding in the controversial gas field off the Mayo coast still has not been fully completed. read more

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