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Shell pays no UK windfall tax despite profits jump

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Shell pays no UK windfall tax despite profits jump

By Michael Race: Business reporter, BBC News: 27 Oct 2022

Shell has reported its second highest quarterly profit on record but it has not paid the UK’s windfall tax on energy firms.

The energy giant said global profits reached $9.5bn (£8.2bn) between July and September, compared to $4.2bn during the same period last year.

However, Shell said that because it had made large investments in the UK, it meant it had made no profit here.

It also does not expect to start paying windfall taxes until early next year.

The Energy Price Levy – or windfall tax – on the profits of energy firms was announced by Rishi Sunak in May, when he was chancellor. At the time he said it would raise £5bn in its first year. read more

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Shell and BP’s plans to reduce carbon emissions will overshoot 1.5°C warming limit in the Paris Agreement by a ‘significant margin’

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Shell and BP’s plans to reduce carbon emissions will still overshoot the 1.5°C warming limit in the Paris Agreement by a ‘significant margin’, study warns

  • Fossil fuel firms’ projections don’t fit with Paris Agreement targets, study claims

  • Projections from the firms show ‘delayed reductions in fossil fuel consumption’ 

  • The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change 

Fossil fuel companies’ plans to reduce carbon emissions will still overshoot the 1.5°C warming limit in the Paris Agreement by a ‘significant margin’, a new study warns.

Researchers have studied the ‘decarbonisation scenarios’ outlined by vast energy companies Shell, BP and Equinor. read more

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Shell launches renewable power brand in Texas under a new branch of the company

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Shell launches renewable power brand in Texas under a new branch of the company

Shell said Tuesday it is entering the residential power market in Texas, offering renewable power to Texans under a new branch of the company.

The launch of Shell Energy Solutions, a Texas power retailer, marks Shell’s entry into the U.S. power market. Its power plans will offer perks for electric vehicle drivers and homeowners with solar panels.

The move is the latest in a series of steps by the oil giant to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 and reposition itself more broadly as an energy provider as the energy transition accelerates. It follows an announcement last week that it had bought a Houston-based gas station and convenience store chain Landmark as the global oil giant positions itself to provide charging stations and motor fuels of the future. read more

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Shell says windfall tax threatens North Sea oil and gas investment

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Shell says windfall tax threatens North Sea oil and gas investment

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent: Fri 27 May 2022

Shell has said Rishi Sunak’s windfall tax is a threat to investment in North Sea oil and gas as Britain attempts to ramp up domestic energy supplies.

The chancellor yesterday announced an “energy profits levy” on oil and gas operators that he hopes will raise £5bn to help fund a support package for households.

Sunak also introduced measures to encourage investment into UK energy supplies, with tax breaks worth 91p for every £1 invested. read more

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Shell consultant quits and accuses firm of ‘extreme harms’

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Shell consultant quits and accuses firm of ‘extreme harms’

By Annabelle Liang: Business reporter: 25 May 2022

A safety consultant at oil and gas giant Shell has stopped working for the firm, as she accused its top executives of failing to protect the environment.

In a post on the professional networking platform LinkedIn, Caroline Dennett said the company is “causing extreme harms to our climate, environment, nature and to people”.

It has drawn over 10,000 likes and has been shared more than 1,200 times. read more

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Shell safety consultant quits over ‘double-talk on climate’

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Shell safety consultant quits over ‘double-talk on climate’

By Sheri Walsh: 23 MAY 2022

May 23 (UPI) — A Shell safety consultant has resigned over what she calls the oil company’s “extreme harms” to the environment and “disregard for climate change risks.”

Caroline Dennett submitted her resignation to Shell executives and 1,400 employees Monday in an email and public video, accusing the U.S. company of “failing on a massive planetary scale” and blasting the oil giant’s plans to expand fossil fuel extraction. read more

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Shell profits soar to $9.1bn amid calls for windfall tax

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Shell profits soar to $9.1bn amid calls for windfall tax

Record quarter piles pressure on government to issue one-off levy to curb rising energy bills

Alex Lawson: Thu 5 May 2022 02.55 EDT

Shell has reported a record quarterly profit of $9.1bn (£7.3bn) for the first three months of the year, piling more pressure on the government to implement a windfall tax to fund measures to tackle soaring household energy bills.

The first-quarter profit was boosted by a sharp rise in oil and gas prices, and compared with $6.3bn of profits in the final three months of 2021 and $3.2bn during the first quarter of last year. It was above analysts’ expectations of first-quarter adjusted earnings of $8.7bn.

Campaigners have called for a one-off levy on companies benefiting from soaring oil and gas prices to fund government initiatives to reduce the burden of rising bills.

Shell’s update comes after BP reported its highest quarterly profit in more than a decade on Tuesday. Its profits more than doubled to $6.2bn, and sparked a clamour for a windfall tax.

The government has resisted calls for such a levy. Boris Johnson has said it would discourage oil and gas producers from making investments into domestic energy.

But BP’s chief executive, Bernard Looney, has admitted none of the £18bn UK investments the company is planning would be dropped if a windfall tax were imposed. read more

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Strong progress towards net zero for Shell

Strong progress towards net zero for Shell

Apr 20, 2022

Shell today published its Energy Transition Progress Report 2021 detailing the company’s progress over the past year. This report will be put to shareholders for an advisory vote at the Annual General Meeting on 24 May 2022.

“In a time of great uncertainty, it is vital that our long-term energy transition strategy remains on track,” said Ben van Beurden, Shell’s Chief Executive Officer. “This report shows the strong progress we have made towards our target to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050.” read more

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Extinction Rebellion mob cause traffic NIGHTMARE in London

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Extinction Rebellion mob cause traffic NIGHTMARE in London

  • Earlier today the eco fanatics climbed onto a Shell oil tanker at a petrol station in Bayswater, London

  • Along with eco-mob Just Stop Oil, XR have brought 16 days of disruption to traffic, oil depots and commuters

  • Comes after activists blocked four of London’s busiest bridges on Good Friday – causing traffic chaos

  • Several oil firms secured injunctions to stop environmental protesters from targeting fuel processing sites 

A mob of Extinction Rebellion protesters have swamped London’s Marble Arch, glueing themselves to a limousine and bringing traffic to a standstill.

The eco-fanatic rabble have once again brought chaos to the streets of the capital as they launched a series of ‘disruptions’ on a sixteenth days of protests alongside Just Stop Oil activists.

XR members convened in Hyde Park earlier today before one group – which included two former Olympians – climbed onto a Shell oil tanker at nearby Bayswater, leading to six arrests. read more

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Shell to develop blue hydrogen plant

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Shell to develop blue hydrogen plant

The plant would separate natural gas into clean-burning hydrogen and waste carbon dioxide, which would be disposed of under the sea via the proposed East Coast Cluster carbon capture and storage facility. Hydrogen burns cleanly and is seen as a crucial part of Britain’s decarbonisation plans, especially for heavy industry and transport as well as potentially for power generation. read more

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Shell first quarter 2022 update note

Shell first quarter 2022 update note

The following is an update to the first quarter 2022 outlook. Impacts presented may vary from the actual results and are subject to finalisation of the first quarter 2022 results, published on May 5, 2022. Unless otherwise indicated, all outlook statements exclude identified items.

The prevailing volatility in commodity prices has led to larger ranges in the financial guidance for the quarter. Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA updates are provided at a segment level while the CFFO update is provided at a Shell Group level. read more

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Shell’s Board Of Directors Sued For Not Doing Enough For Climate Change

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Shell’s Board Of Directors Sued For Not Doing Enough For Climate Change

RTTNews.com RTTNews: PUBLISHED MAR 15, 2022 3:54PM EDT

(RTTNews) – Shell’s Board of Directors sued for not doing enough for climate change The Board of British energy company Shell Plc (SHEL) is being sued for not taking enough steps to help the company make the transition away from fossil fuels.

Environmental law firm ClientEarth, which is also a Shell shareholder, said on Tuesday that it had notified the company of its lawsuit against Shell’s 13 executive and non-executive directors. The law firm has said that the Board’s failure to put in place a climate plan, which aligns with the Paris Agreement must be considered a breach of their duties as per British law. read more

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Shell joins maritime SOFC development project with Doosan Fuel Cell and Hyundai shipbuilding group

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Shell joins maritime SOFC development project with Doosan Fuel Cell and Hyundai shipbuilding group

Lim Chang-won Reporter() | Posted : Febuary 7, 2022, 15:02 | Updated : Febuary 7, 2022, 15:02

SEOUL — Shell, a global energy and petrochemical group, teamed up with Doosan Fuel Cell and South Korea’s Hyundai shipbuilding group to develop a solid oxide fuel cell system for commercial use by ships in 2025. For optimization, the tripartite consortium aims to test a 600-kilowatt system as an auxiliary power unit on actual trade routes for more than a year. read more

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Shell Starts Up 20MW Hydrogen Electrolyzer In China

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Shell Starts Up 20MW Hydrogen Electrolyzer In China

by Bojan Lepic: Rigzone Staff: Friday, January 28, 2022

Energy major Shell has started operations at the power-to-hydrogen electrolyzer in Zhangjiakou, a joint venture between Shell China and Zhangjiakou City Transport Construction Investment Holding Group.

One of the world’s largest hydrogen electrolyzers will provide about half of the total green hydrogen supply for fuel cell vehicles at the Zhangjiakou competition zone during the Winter Olympic Games, set to begin on February 4, 2022.

“The electrolyzer is the largest in our portfolio to date and is in line with Shell’s Powering Progress strategy, which includes plans to build on our leading position in hydrogen,” said Wael Sawan, Shell’s Integrated Gas, Renewable, and Energy Solutions Director. “We see opportunities across the hydrogen supply chain in China, including its production, storage, and shipping. We want to be the trusted partner for our customers from different sectors as we help them decarbonize in China.” read more

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Campaign Behind Landmark Case Against Shell Targets More Energy Groups

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Campaign Behind Landmark Case Against Shell Targets More Energy Groups

By Tsvetana Paraskova – Jan 13, 2022, 10:30 AM CST

Milieudefensie, the Dutch chapter of Friends of the Earth activists who won a landmark climate case against Shell in 2021, now urge more than two dozen other multinationals, including BP, Exxon, Vitol, and LyondellBasell, to implement plans to slash emissions by at least 45 percent by 2030 from 2019 levels.

In a letter sent on Thursday to 29 “big polluters”, including Shell, BP, Exxon, Vitol, LyondellBasell, RWE, Unilever, Uniper, Stellantis, Schiphol, ABN AMRO, and others, Milieudefensie asks the companies to respond how they plan to cut their Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions by at least 45 percent by 2030. read more

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Shell joint venture Mayflower Wind granted right to power Massachusetts residents with additional renewable wind energy

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Shell joint venture Mayflower Wind granted right to power Massachusetts residents with additional renewable wind energy

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Shell : Dec 17, 2021, 15:00 ET

HOUSTONDec. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Mayflower Wind Energy LLC (Mayflower), the 50-50 joint venture between Shell New Energies US LLC (Shell) and OW North America LLC, has been awarded the right to provide 400 MW of offshore wind energy by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its three biggest utilities as part of Massachusetts’ 83C III offshore wind energy procurement. Combined with its power purchase agreement of 804 MW awarded in 2019 from the 83C II procurement round, Mayflower could deliver more than 1200 MW of clean energy to electricity customers throughout Massachusetts and New England. That is enough energy each day to power over half a million homes and businesses. read more

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Shell Taps Cow Dung to Power German Trucks, Cut CO2

Shell Taps Cow Dung to Power German Trucks, Cut CO2

by Bloomberg:  Rachel Graham: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Trucks in Germany could soon be running on fuel that’s made partly from manure at one of Europe’s biggest oil refineries.

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is aiming to produce liquefied natural gas with a bio-component for use in heavy vehicles within about two years. Trucks using the fuel can travel for 1,500 kilometers without refilling, according to Shell, which will make the new product at Rheinland, the biggest oil-processing complex in Germany. read more

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Shell expands U.S. solar footprint with Savion acquisition

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Shell expands U.S. solar footprint with Savion acquisition

Dec. 14, 2021 Updated: Dec. 14, 2021 8:58 a.m.

Royal Dutch Shell plans to acquire solar and battery storage company Savion, expanding its renewable energy footprint in the U.S. as oil giants face mounting pressure to change their business models and address climate change.

Shell New Energies U.S. LLC, a subsidiary of the European oil major, on Tuesday said it will purchase Kansas City-based Savion from investment bank Macquarie’s Green Investment Group. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the year. Financial terms were not immediately disclosed. read more

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Shell and Norsk Hydro team up for green hydrogen

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Shell and Norsk Hydro team up for green hydrogen

OSLO, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) and Norsk Hydro (NHY.OL) are looking into jointly producing hydrogen from renewable electricity in a push to decarbonise their own operations as well as supply heavy industry and transport customers, Hydro said on Tuesday.

The Anglo-Dutch oil giant and the Norwegian aluminium maker’s green hydrogen unit, Hydro Havrand, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and begun initial work to identify opportunities to produce and supply renewable hydrogen. read more

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Shell: Splitting Up Oil, Renewables Won’t Work

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Shell: Splitting Up Oil, Renewables Won’t Work

By Tom Kool – Oct 28, 2021, 8:30 AM CDT

Splitting up Shell’s oil and renewables divisions would not work as the supermajor’s strength is the integration and funding new energy solutions with the earnings from the legacy business, the company’s top executives said on Thursday, a day after an activist investor called for breaking up the major into separate companies.

Activist investor Third Point built a position in Shell in the second and third quarters, and said on Wednesday that it would be beneficial for Shell to split off its LNG and renewables divisions, leaving Shell’s upstream, refining, and chemicals operations to be separated from the greener divisions. read more

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Shell sets new goal to cut emissions

“Royal Dutch Shell has rejected calls to break itself up”

The Times

Shell sets new goal to cut emissions

Emily Gosden, Energy Editor: The Times

Royal Dutch Shell has rejected calls to break itself up as it set a new emissions reduction goal in an attempt to please environmental critics.

Ben van Beurden, chief executive of the Anglo-Dutch oil major, insisted that it was better able to serve the energy transition as an integrated company using its oil and gas profits to fund low-carbon investments. read more

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Shell should be broken up, says US investor Daniel Loeb

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Shell should be broken up, says US investor Daniel Loeb

Oil major cannot be ‘all things to all people’

Callum JonesThe Times

A US corporate raider has amassed a large stake in Royal Dutch Shell and called for a break-up to end the oil major’s efforts to be “all things to all people”.

Third Point accused Shell of attempting to “do it all” amid conflicting demands for the Anglo-Dutch group to invest in renewable energy while capitalising on its legacy oil and gas assets.

Shell should be split into at least two businesses, Third Point argued on the eve of the company’s latest results, to draw a line under a “difficult two decades” for its shareholders. read more

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Joe Lycett to tackle greenwashing for Channel 4

Joe Lycett to tackle greenwashing for Channel 4

By Harry Bennett: Monday, 11th October 2021

Lycett will focus on the energy giant Shell and their marketing as they continue to search for new oil reserves.

In May 2021, the International Energy Agency published a report that outlined a plan to reach net zero emissions by 2050, including a call for an end to the exploration and development of new oil fields.

That same month, the District Court in The Hague judged that Shell’s parent company, Royal Dutch Shell, currently “disregards its individual responsibility” to reduce its overall emissions. It ordered the group to start reducing them by 45% by 2030, but they confirmed in July 2021 that they will appeal the ruling. read more

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Shell starts production at Shell New Energies Junction City, its first US renewable natural gas facility

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Shell starts production at Shell New Energies Junction City, its first US renewable natural gas facility

Tue, September 28, 2021

JUNCTION CITY, Ore.Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Shell Oil Products US, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has successfully achieved startup and production of renewable natural gas (RNG) at its first US biomethane facility, Shell New Energies Junction City in Oregon. The facility utilizes locally sourced cow manure and excess agricultural residues to produce an expected 736,000 MMBtu a year of RNG. This milestone is part of a growing portfolio of developing RNG production and distribution assets supporting low-carbon intensity renewable compressed natural gas (R-CNG) as fuel for heavy-duty, on-road transport.

Biomethane has a significant role to play in the energy transition, and this achievement advances our strategy as we work to reduce emissions from the fuels and other energy products we sell,” said Carlos Maurer, Executive Vice President Sectors and Decarbonization at Shell. “We are excited to offer renewable compressed natural gas as a low-carbon fuel choice for our customers.”

Shell is developing additional RNG production facilities to be located directly within operating dairies. Shell Downstream Galloway at the High Plains Ponderosa Dairy in Plains, Kansas and Shell Downstream Bovarius at the Bettencourt Dairies in Wendell, Idaho are part of this expanding biofuels portfolio utilizing cow manure as feedstock. Together, these two dairy RNG facilities can produce approximately 900,000 MMBtu a year of negative carbon intensity RNG.

Production from Shell New Energies Junction City, Shell Downstream Galloway and Shell Downstream Bovarius is expected to help supply Shell R-CNG fueling sites planned at the company’s product distribution complexes in CarsonVan NuysSignal Hill, and San Jose, California, and at a terminal in Portland, Oregon, owned by Shell Midstream Partners L.P. R-CNG offers an attractive alternative for fleets to lower their carbon footprint compared to conventional diesel fuel. Providing 100 percent R-CNG for customers would allow these fueling sites to substantially decarbonize product movements out of the terminals. read more

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Shell Energy adopts 255,000 customers from collapsed supplier Green

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Shell Energy adopts 255,000 customers from collapsed supplier Green

Monday 27 September 2021  1:24 pm

Shell Energy has adopted 255,000 customers from recently collapsed Green Supplier, just one week after British Gas took on 350,000 customers from People’s Energy.

Industry regulator Ofgem appointed Shell Energy to take on the extra customers, whom had been fearing higher energy bills this winter as a result of losing their supplier.

Outstanding credit balances, including money owed to Green’s existing and former customers will be honoured, Ofgem said in a statement today. read more

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Oil giant Shell sets sights on sustainable aviation fuel take-off

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Oil giant Shell sets sights on sustainable aviation fuel take-off

Reuters: Ron Bousso: Publishing date: Sep 19, 2021  

LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell plans to start producing low-carbon jet fuel at scale by 2025, in an attempt to encourage the world’s airlines to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Aviation, accounting for 3% of the world’s carbon emissions, is considered one of the toughest sectors to tackle due to a lack of alternative technologies to jet fueled-engines.

Produced from waste cooking oil, plants and animal fats, SAF could cut up to 80% of aviation emissions, Shell said.

Anglo-Dutch Shell, which aims to reduce emissions from fuels it sells to net zero by 2050, is in the midst of a large overhaul aimed at producing more low-carbon fuels such as biodiesel and SAF, as well as hydrogen. read more

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Shell to build Dutch biofuels plant in net-zero push

Photo Credit: Photographic Services, Shell International Limited.

REUTERS

Shell to build Dutch biofuels plant in net-zero push

Sept 16 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) plans to build a biofuels facility in the Netherlands to help achieve its target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, it said on Thursday.

Reporting by Siddarth S in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni FULL ARTICLE
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Vermont sues 4 oil companies, alleges false info on climate

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Vermont sues 4 oil companies, alleges false info on climate

By Wilson Ring | AP: 14 Sept 2021 at 2:22 p.m. EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont on Tuesday became the latest state to sue some of the country’s top fossil fuel companies by alleging they misled the public about the impact their products have on climate change.

The suit names ExxonMobil Corporation, Shell Oil Company, Sunoco LP, CITGO Petroleum Corporation and other corporations.

“They have known for decades that the Earth’s climate has been changing because of emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, and that the fossil fuels they sell are the primary source of those emissions,” the lawsuit said. read more

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Code red for humanity?

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Shell and BP: why we’re hopeful for a sensible transition to renewables

Sue Noffke: Monday 6 September 2021 9:13 am

The devastating effects of unchecked global warming were laid bare by this week’s landmark report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

UN secretary-general António Guterres described the report’s findings as “a code red for humanity”.

The world’s major energy companies were already on the front line of the climate change battle, but following this week’s report public scrutiny of the industry can only intensify. read more

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Shell to vastly expand EV charging network in Britain

Photo Credit: Photographic Services, Shell International Limited.

REUTERS

Shell to vastly expand EV charging network in Britain

By 

LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) on Wednesday announced plans to vastly expand its network of electric vehicle charging points in Britain, aiming to install 50,000 on-street posts by 2025.

Shell will implement the plans through ubitricity, an on-street charging point company that it acquired in February which operates around 3,600 chargers in Britain. read more

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Shell unit commits to renewable-powered Timi gas project offshore Malaysia

Reuters Shell unit commits to renewable-powered Timi gas project offshore Malaysia

Aug 30 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDSa.L) said on Monday its subsidiary Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) has taken a final investment decision on the Timi gas development project offshore Malaysia, which will powered by solar and wind sources.

The offshore wellhead project, developed with its partners Petronas Carigali and Brunei Energy Exploration, could see peak production of up to 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) and will move gas to the F23 production hub via an 80 kilometer-long pipeline, the company said in a release. read more

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Extinction Rebellion activists glued to Science Museum site in Shell protest

Extinction Rebellion activists glued to Science Museum site in Shell protest

Kevin Rawlinson and agency: Sun 29 Aug 2021 20.09 BST

Extinction Rebellion protesters have glued or locked themselves to the railings inside the Science Museum, in a protest against the oil firm Shell’s sponsorship of its exhibition about greenhouse gases.

They chanted, “Hey hey, ho ho, sponsor Shell has got to go” as those outside sang “No more petrol, no more diesel, funding fossil fuels is evil”, waved flags and banners, played drums and blew whistles. read more

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Germany: Shell to fit 300 stations with AdBlue by the end of 2022

August 11, 2021

Shell has moved forward its target to install AdBlue dispensers for passenger cars at 500 of its 2,000 gas stations in Germany by two years, reports Argus Media.

Shell had installed AdBlue dispensers at 200 sites in Germany as of July. It now plans to have 300 more available to drivers by the end of 2022.

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Shell CEO Says Company Will Appeal Climate Ruling

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Shell CEO Says Company Will Appeal Climate Ruling

by Bloomberg| Laura Hurst & Diederik Baazil | Wednesday, July 21, 2021

(Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it will appeal a ruling by a Dutch court which ordered it to cut its carbon emissions by 45% over the next decade.

Shell has said it will speed up its energy transition plans in response to the order, but is looking to overturn it so it can stick to its own climate timetable. After intense pressure from investors, the May 26 ruling showed companies’ hands may increasingly be forced by courts, and result in far-reaching implications for the global energy industry. read more

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Rolls-Royce, Shell Deepen Sustainable Jet-Fuel Partnership

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Rolls-Royce, Shell Deepen Sustainable Jet-Fuel Partnership

Charlotte Ryan: Published Jun 30 2021, 5:00 PM Last Updated: Jun 30 2021, 8:12 PM

(Bloomberg) — Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc said they’ll deepen their cooperation on sustainable aviation fuels as part of the push to achieve net-zero carbon emissions.

At the heart of the agreement are plans to explore opportunities for bringing 100% SAF to certification, the companies said Wednesday. Such fuels can currently be blended with kerosene in concentrations of no more than 50%. read more

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The Unintended Consequences Of Punishing Big Oil

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The Unintended Consequences Of Punishing Big Oil

By Tsvetana Paraskova – Jun 23, 2021, 12:00 PM CDT

The ‘day of reckoning’ for Big Oil, when events at boardrooms and courtrooms issued last month the starkest warning to oil majors’ license to operate yet, was hailed as a huge victory for climate activists. But the climate celebration may be a bit premature.

Rebel shareholder votes at Exxon and Chevron and a court ruling against Shell delivered a blow to Big Oil in a single day, and environmentalists are ecstatic. read more

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Students protest at Science Museum over sponsorship by Shell

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Students protest at Science Museum over sponsorship by Shell

PA Media: Sat 19 Jun 2021 23.45 BST

A group of activists who were threatened with arrest on Saturday evening after staging an “occupation” of the Science Museum in London have vowed to renew their fight on Sunday.

The London branch of the UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN) organised a demonstration at the museum in protest at its decision to accept sponsorship from fossil fuel giant Shell.

The museum in South Kensington has partnered with Shell to fund its Our Future Planet exhibition about carbon capture and storage and nature-based solutions to the climate crisis. read more

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Supreme Court Allows San Francisco, Oakland Lawsuits Against Big Oil Companies To Proceed

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Supreme Court Allows San Francisco, Oakland Lawsuits Against Big Oil Companies To Proceed

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Two more ambitious lawsuits would be hard to image: in 2017 the cities of Oakland and San Francisco filed separate public nuisance lawsuits against five of the world’s biggest energy companies, seeking to hold them responsible for the local effects of sea level rise.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to throw the suits out of court, although the cases still face many daunting obstacles ahead. read more

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Shell’s Australia boss says Big Oil faces a push for faster change

Shell’s Australia boss says Big Oil faces a push for faster change

By Nick Toscano

The Australian boss of global energy giant Shell says society’s growing determination to speed up the shift to cleaner energy has driven a sharp escalation of climate pressure engulfing oil and gas producers this year.

In his first public comments since a Dutch court ordered Shell to set deeper and faster emissions cuts targeting a 45 per cent reduction by 2030, Shell Australia chairman Tony Nunan said he believed industry, governments and the public were becoming increasingly aligned on the need to achieve net-zero emissions by the middle of the century. read more

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Shell climate case verdict: ‘A stark warning to any corporate polluter’

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Shell climate case verdict: ‘A stark warning to any corporate polluter’

By Johnny White

Last week a Dutch court ruled that one of the world’s biggest oil companies, Royal Dutch Shell, must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by almost half in the next nine years.

It’s no exaggeration to say this landmark verdict, which linked the need for the fossil fuel company to decarbonise to climate science and human rights, is a watershed moment for corporate climate accountability.

The case, brought by Friends of the Earth Netherlands and over 17,000 Dutch citizens, established that Shell was in breach of its duty of care under the Dutch Civil Code, informed by its human rights responsibilities, by contributing dangerously to climate change. read more

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Forget Activism: Chronic Underperformance Is Big Oil’s Biggest Problem

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Forget Activism: Chronic Underperformance Is Big Oil’s Biggest Problem

By Alex Kimani – Jun 06, 2021, 7:00 PM CDT

Just last week, some of the world’s largest integrated energy companies faced the wrath of furious investors and climate activism. Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) lost three board seats to Engine No. 1, an activist hedge fund, in a stunning proxy campaign, while a good 61% of Chevron (NYSE:CVX) shareholders voted to further cut emissions at the company’s annual investor meeting a week ago.

Engine No. 1 has told the Financial Times that Exxon will need to cut fossil fuel production for the company to position itself for long-term success, “What we’re saying is, plan for a world where maybe the world doesn’t need your barrels,” Engine No.1 leader Charlie Penner has told FT.

Meanwhile, a Dutch court has ordered Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) to cut its greenhouse gas emissions harder and faster than it had previously planned.

Whereas climate change issues are the presumptive reasons behind the latest wave of investor revolts at the oil and gas giants, lurking beneath the surface is a growing sense of apprehension about Big Oil’s strategy and failure to generate adequate returns for shareholders in recent decades. read more

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OPEC, Russia seen gaining more power with Shell Dutch ruling

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OPEC, Russia seen gaining more power with Shell Dutch ruling

Dmitry Zhdannikov: June 1, 2021

Climate activists who scored big against Western majors last week had some unlikely cheerleaders in the oil capitals of Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Russia.

Defeats in the courtroom and boardroom mean Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L), ExxonMobil (XOM.N) and Chevron (CVX.N) are all under pressure to cut carbon emissions faster. That’s good news for the likes of Saudi Arabia’s national oil company Saudi Aramco… read more

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Big Oil’s Very Bad Wednesday

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Big Oil’s Very Bad Wednesday

May 30, 2021 11:55 PM ETBNO, CVX, DBE… MV Financial

Summary

  • Those paying attention to the market chatter this week may have heard the phrase “Black Wednesday” pass the lips of pundits who study the fossil fuels industry, though the events didn’t result in any kind of immediate panic-selling by investors of energy shares.
  • At the annual shareholder meeting of Exxon Mobil, the company ceded at least two seats on its board of directors to a climate activist group called Engine No. 1.
  • At Chevron’s general meeting, shareholders voted on a measure to set strict emissions targets from the products it sells.
  • A Dutch court in The Hague, Netherlands, ruled that Royal Dutch Shell must reduce its carbon emissions by 45 percent by 2030 against its 2019 levels – on an absolute basis, which is stricter than the carbon intensity targets that the company prefers to use as its benchmarks. Black Tuesday 1929 turned out to be a big deal.
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    Court orders Shell to slash CO2 emissions in landmark climate ruling

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    Court orders Shell to slash CO2 emissions in landmark climate ruling

    “This is a turning point in history,” said Roger Cox, lawyer for Friends of the Earth Netherlands.

    Updated 2000 GMT (0400 HKT) May 26, 2021

    London (CNN Business)A Dutch court has ruled that Royal Dutch Shell must dramatically reduce its carbon emissions in a landmark climate decision that could have far reaching consequences for oil companies.

    The company must slash its CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030 from 2019 levels, according to a judgment from a district court in The Hague on Wednesday. That includes emissions from its own operations and from the energy products it sells.

    This is the first time that a court has ruled a company needs to reduce its emissions in line with global climate goals, according to Friends of the Earth Netherlands, an environmental campaigning group that brought the case against Shell (RDSA).

    The verdict could pave the way for similar cases to be brought in other countries, forcing oil companies to reduce fossil fuel production. It comes just a week after the influential International Energy Agency told oil companies they need to stop drilling for oil and gas right now to prevent a climate catastrophe.

    The Anglo-Dutch company announced plans in September to become a net zero emissions company by 2050, a target that includes emissions from its products. It is currently targeting a 20% reduction in carbon intensity by 2030, and 45% by 2035.

    “This is a turning point in history,” said Roger Cox, lawyer for Friends of the Earth Netherlands.

    “This case is unique because it is the first time a judge has ordered a large polluting corporation to comply with the Paris Climate Agreement. This ruling may also have major consequences for other big polluters,” added Cox.

    The impact of the decision will be amplified because the court relied on global human rights standards and international instruments on climate change in arriving at its decision, according to legal experts.

    “I can imagine this will inspire a series of other cases against companies, especially those active in the oil extraction industries like Shell,” said Eric De Brabandere, a professor of international dispute settlement at Leiden University in the Netherlands. “It is a groundbreaking decision, it’s really a landmark.”

    Mounting pressure

    While Shell claims that its carbon intensity targets are aligned with the Paris Agreement — which aims to limit global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius — Friends of the Earth Netherlands argues that the company’s ongoing investments into oil and gas extraction show that it doesn’t take climate change seriously.

    The court found that Shell’s carbon emissions pose a “very serious threat” to Dutch residents, and that the company has an “individual responsibility” to reduce emissions. The court said the company would have “total freedom” to comply with its order and to shape corporate policy.

    Shell indicated it would appeal the ruling, which is immediately enforceable, according to De Brabandere.

    “We are investing billions of dollars in low-carbon energy, including electric vehicle charging, hydrogen, renewables and biofuels. We want to grow demand for these products and scale up our new energy businesses even more quickly. We will continue to focus on these efforts and fully expect to appeal today’s disappointing court decision,” a Shell spokesperson said in a statement.

    Oil companies are facing mounting pressure from shareholders and activists to ditch fossil fuels and invest into cleaner energy sources. The ruling handed down on Wednesday “may sound revolutionary, but, in fact, it is in line with what long term investors are increasingly asking companies to do anyway,” said Cees van Dam, a professor of international business and human rights at the Rotterdam School of Management.

    At its annual meeting on Wednesday, ExxonMobil (XOM) will face a challenge from activist investor Engine No. 1, which is seeking to replace 

    almost a third read more

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    Court orders Royal Dutch Shell to cut carbon emissions by 45% by 2030

    The Guardian

    Court orders Royal Dutch Shell to cut carbon emissions by 45% by 2030

    Daniel Boffey: Wed 26 May 2021 15.25 BST

    A court in the Hague has ordered Royal Dutch Shell to cut its global carbon emissions by 45% by the end of 2030 compared to 2019 levels, in a landmark case brought by Friends of the Earth and over 17,000 co-plaintiffs.

    The oil giant’s sustainability policy was found to be insufficiently “concrete” by the Dutch court in an unprecedented ruling that will have wide implications for the industry. read more

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    Shell faces Dutch court ruling on global emissions

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    Shell faces Dutch court ruling on global emissions

    By Ed Reed: 24 May 2021

    A court in The Hague will rule on May 26 on a climate case against Shell, led by Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie).

    The environmentalist case demands that Shell cut CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030. Success for the NGO would see the corporation ordered to “reduce its emissions in line with global climate goals”.

    The outcome, it said, should “impact climate policy and corporate accountability globally”. It does not seek compensation, rather a change to Shell’s business plan. read more

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    Baton Rouge-based firm bids $1.25 bln for Shell’s idled Louisiana refinery

    Baton Rouge-based firm bids $1.25 bln for Shell’s idled Louisiana refinery

    CONTRIBUTOR: : PUBLISHED MAY 24, 2021 2:07AM EDT

    HOUSTON, May 24 (Reuters) – American Clean Energy Refining LLC (ACER) is bidding to buy an idled refinery of Royal Dutch Shell Plc RDSa.L in Convent, Louisiana, the chief executive of the Baton Rouge-based company said on Sunday night.

    ACER has offered $1.25 billion for the idled 211,146 barrel-per-day (bpd) Convent refinery, which was shut in December 2020, Chief Executive Officer George Dabbs said.

    A Shell spokesman was not immediately available for comment. read more

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    Shell Green Plans Under Scrutiny as Holders Seek More Action

    Shell Green Plans Under Scrutiny as Holders Seek More Action

    Laura Hurst

    (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc has been under increasing pressure from investors to slash emissions and pivot toward cleaner energy, and the tension was on show at its shareholder meeting on Tuesday.

    The company’s long-term energy transition plan, laid out to investors for the first time, received overwhelming support, but a competing resolution asking for stricter targets also garnered more votes than ever. Adding to the tension, shareholders were meeting as the International Energy Agency warned that all new oil and gas developments need to stop immediately for climate targets to be met. read more

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    Shell, Singapore university to work on $3.4 mln decarbonisation study

    Shell, Singapore university to work on $3.4 mln decarbonisation study

    Reuters: May 14, 2021, 7.29 AM BST

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said on Friday it will be working with a university in Singapore in a research project worth S$4.6 million ($3.4 million) over three years to convert carbon dioxide to fuels and petrochemicals.

    Researchers from Shell and the National University of Singapore (NUS) will develop processes to produce ethanol and n-propanol from carbon dioxide, a byproduct from industrial processes, the two organizations said in separate statements on their websites. read more

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    Vote against Shell’s energy transition strategy, Pirc urges investors

    Vote against Shell’s energy transition strategy, Pirc urges investors

    : Tuesday 11 May 2021

    Shareholder advisory PIRC has recommended investors vote against Shell’s non-binding resolution on its energy transition strategy at its annual meeting next week.

    The Pensions & Investment Research Consultants (PIRC), a major proxy advisory, said Royal Dutch Shell’s strategy to cut emissions “does not seem to have a clear plan for the competitive aspects of the energy transition.” read more

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