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Shell pays no UK windfall tax despite profits jump

BBC NEWS

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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Malabu Oil Scandal

Malabu Oil Scandal

October 18, 2022

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has strongly condemned Italy for recent judgments that now place Italy at odds with the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention.

An Italian court sitting in Milan had a few months ago acquitted energy companies, Eni and Royal Dutch Shell along with a series of past and present managers, including Eni Chief Executive, Claudio Descalzi in one of the oil industry’s biggest corruption scandals.

The trial judge held that the companies and defendants had been discharged as there was no case to answer.

Italian prosecutors had alleged corruption in the deal while campaigners said the Federal Government of Nigeria was short-changed in the deal. They said $1.1 billion of the purchase price was siphoned off to politicians and middlemen, including the then Minister of Petroleum, Dan Etete.

They also called for Eni and Shell to be fined and for a number of past and present managers from both companies, including Descalzi, to be jailed.

The defendants all denied any wrongdoing. They said the purchase price for OPL 245 was paid into a Nigerian government account and subsequent transfers were beyond their control. read more

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Exxon And Shell Look To Sell $1.5 Billion Natural Gas Venture

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Exxon And Shell Look To Sell $1.5 Billion Natural Gas Venture

Supermajors ExxonMobil and Shell are looking to sell their 50/50 NAM natural gas producing joint venture in the Netherlands in a potential sale worth up to $1.5 billion, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing industry sources and a document it had seen.

Shell and Esso set up the NAM joint venture in the 1950s and started producing gas from the giant Groningen field in the Netherlands in the 1960s. According to NAM’s website, the company supplies 75% of the natural gas required by Dutch households and businesses. A total of 93% of all Dutch households use natural gas and gas accounts for 45% of all the energy that is used in the Netherlands.

Shell and Exxon’s decision to sell one of the oldest gas-producing ventures would be part of both companies’ plans to divest aging assets they no longer consider core to their respective operations, Reuters notes.

According to Reuters’ sources, NAM’s assets up for sale – including three gas processing plants, pipeline networks, and offshore gas fields – could be valued at between $1 billion and $1.5 billion.

The two international majors expect that the current dire need for gas supply in Europe and the high natural gas prices could make those assets attractive to prospective buyers, the sources told Reuters. read more

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Shell to Proceed With Gas Project in Offshore Malaysia

Shell to Proceed With Gas Project in Offshore Malaysia

Shell plc SHEL recently announced that it has taken a final investment decision to go ahead with the development of the Rosmari-Marjoram gas fields situated off the southeast coast of Malaysia.

The British energy major stated that the project is intended to produce 800 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, with the first gas output anticipated in 2026.

A subsidiary of SHEL — Sarawak Shell Berhad — owns an 80% stake and is the operator of the project. Meanwhile, the remaining 20% interest is held by Malaysian state-owned Petronas.

Discovered in 2014, the Rosmari-Marjoram fields are located approximately 220 kilometers (136.7 miles) off the coast of Bintulu in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. The development of this deepwater sour gas field will consist of a subsea tie-back, an unmanned wellhead platform, a 207 km pipeline to the shore and an onshore gas plant at Bintulu. 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’

Daily Mail

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 to give staff 8% bonus after record profits

Shell to give staff 8% bonus after record profits

Shell said the award reflects the company’s current financial success but has no link to the rising cost of living challenges ANNA WISE, PA BUSINESS REPORTER

Shell employees will get a one-off 8% bonus after the energy company reported record profits from massive energy price hikes.

Most staff at the oil giant – which employs around 82,000 people worldwide – will be eligible for the pay boost.

Just those at executive vice president level or higher will be excluded from the taxable payout.

Shell said the award reflects the company’s current financial success but has no link to the rising cost of living challenges.

A Shell spokesperson said: “In recognition of the contribution our people have made to Shell’s strong operational performance against a recent challenging backdrop, our executive committee has decided to make a Special Recognition Award of 8% of salary to all eligible staff across the world. read more

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Shell shuts gas plant after strike

THE TIMES

Shell shuts gas plant after strike

Emily GosdenThe Times

Shell has been forced to shut its troubled Prelude floating liquefied natural gas plant as workers escalate a strike over pay.

The oil and gas group was yesterday in the process of halting production at the plant off the coast of Australia after informing customers it would be unable to offload cargoes.

Shell had already been forced to reduce output from Prelude after workers at the floating plant went on strike last month.

The latest strike plans effectively prevent tankers being moored alongside the plant to offload cargoes and, with storage facilities on the plant nearing capacity, Shell was forced to shut down production. Strike action is expected to continue until July 21. read more

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Shell Permits Probed Over Loss of $200 Million in Nigeria

Bloomberg UK

Shell Permits Probed Over Loss of $200 Million in Nigeria

  • Motion argues state lost revenue through 30-year licenses
  • Investigation targets joint venture operated by Shell

By William Clowes: 23 June 2022, 13:04 BST

Nigeria’s Senate will investigate Shell Plc’s historic license renewals in the West African state to determine whether they were extended unlawfully and cost the government up to $200 million.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan formed a committee on Wednesday to probe the oil major’s permits that expired in 1989 and 2019, according to a statement emailed by his spokesman. The decision followed a motion submitted by Senator George Sekibo who said the duration of the licenses should have been 20 years rather than 30 years under Nigerian law.
A spokesman for Shell didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. read more

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

Houston Chronicle

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 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’

UPI

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 Signs Production Sharing Contract for Atapu Field in Brazil

Shell Signs Production Sharing Contract for Atapu Field in Brazil

Apr 27, 2022

Today, Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda.(Shell Brasil), a subsidiary of Shell plc, signed the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) to formally acquire a 25 percent stake of the Atapu field. Shell paid $ 1.1 billion to Petrobras for the increased stake in the field. With the contract now signed, Shell will start receiving its additional share of oil from the field.

Notes to editors

  • Shell Brasil Petroleo is a subsidiary of Shell plc.
  • In December 2021 in the Transfer of Rights auction, Shell along with partners Petrobras (52.5%, operator) and TotalEnergies (22.5%) acquired the rights to volumes from the Atapu field.
  • Atapu is a pre-salt oil field in the Santos Basin located in waters depths of about 2,000 meters. Production started in 2020 through the P-70 Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading unit (FPSO) which has the capacity to produce 150,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day.
  • For more details on Shell’s Powering Progress strategy, please visit www.shell.com/poweringprogress.

Cautionary note

The companies in which Shell plc directly and indirectly owns investments are separate legal entities. In this press release, “Shell”, “Shell Group” and “Group” are sometimes used for convenience where references are made to Shell plc and its subsidiaries in general. Likewise, the words “we”, “us” and “our” are also used to refer to Shell plc and its subsidiaries in general or to those who work for them. These terms are also used where no useful purpose is served by identifying the particular entity or entities. ‘‘Subsidiaries’’, “Shell subsidiaries” and “Shell companies” as used in this press release refer to entities over which Shell plc either directly or indirectly has control. Entities and unincorporated arrangements over which Shell has joint control are generally referred to as “joint ventures” and “joint operations”, respectively. “Joint ventures” and “joint operations” are collectively referred to as “joint arrangements”. Entities over which Shell has significant influence but neither control nor joint control are referred to as “associates”. The term “Shell interest” is used for convenience to indicate the direct and/or indirect ownership interest held by Shell in an entity or unincorporated joint arrangement, after exclusion of all third-party interest. read more

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Ukraine brands Shell ‘deplorable’ after accusing it of using an ‘accounting trick’ to keep buying Russian oil

Ukraine brands Shell ‘deplorable’ after accusing it of using an ‘accounting trick’ to keep buying Russian oil

Ukraine’s government has branded Shell ‘deplorable’ after accusing it of using an ‘accounting trick’ to keep buying Russian oil.

Officials in Kyiv said Western companies were continuing to ‘bankroll Putin’s war machine’ despite promising to cut ties with the Kremlin. 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

MailOnline

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

The Times

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 eyes major expansion of B.C. natural gas project

Global&Mail

Shell eyes major expansion of B.C. natural gas project

Brent Jang: 6 April 2022

Shell PLC SHEL-N is studying the feasibility of a major expansion for the LNG Canada joint venture in British Columbia, citing a surge in global demand for liquefied natural gas and the need for reliable new supplies.

Europe has been scrambling to reduce its dependence on natural gas from Russia since the invasion of Ukraine nearly six weeks ago, and countries in Asia want cleaner alternatives to coal. read more

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Shell U-turn on Cambo oilfield would threaten green targets, say campaigners

The Guardian

Shell U-turn on Cambo oilfield would threaten green targets, say campaigners

Company is reviewing decision to withdraw from North Sea project because of high oil price, report claims

Jasper Jolly: Tue 22 Mar 2022 09.41 GMT

Climate activists have reacted with concern to reports that Shell is reconsidering its decision to abandon development of the Cambo oilfield, warning that such a reversal would further threaten emissions reductions targets.

The fossil fuel producer could U-turn on a decision to pull out of the North Sea project because the “economic, political and regulatory environment had changed enormously since the decision was announced just three months ago”, according to sources cited by the BBC. read more

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Shell seeks permits to build offshore wind farms along Brazil’s coast

Bloomberg

Shell seeks permits to build offshore wind farms along Brazil’s coast

Shell plans to sell electricity from the wind farms to the country’s hydrogen industry

London: Energy giant Shell is seeking environmental permits to develop its first offshore wind farms along the coast of Brazil as the company pushes to speed its transition away from fossil fuels.

The London-based oil major proposes to build six projects with a combined capacity of 17 gigawatts, which would rival the output of 15 nuclear reactors. It applied for permits earlier this week with the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources, according to Gabriela Oliveira, Shell’s head of renewable energy generation in Brazil. read more

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Shell boss bags 26% leap in annual pay package after COVID oil price recovery

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Shell boss bags 26% leap in annual pay package after COVID oil price recovery

Ben van Beurden took home 57 times more than the median Shell worker in 2021 but will be facing pressure to temper awards for the current year as surging oil and gas prices bring misery to households and business alike.

: Business reporter : Thursday 10 March 2022 10:40, UK

The chief executive of Shell’s pay package rose by 26% to €7.4bn (£6.2m) last year amid a recovery in oil prices from COVID crisis lows, according to the company’s annual report. read more

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Shell says it will stop buying Russian oil, natural gas

AP

Shell says it will stop buying Russian oil, natural gas

LONDON (AP) — Energy giant Shell said Tuesday that it will stop buying Russian oil and natural gas and shut down its service stations, aviation fuels and other operations in the country amid international pressure for companies to sever ties over the invasion of Ukraine.

The company said in a statement that it would withdraw from all Russian hydrocarbons, including crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas and liquefied natural gas, “in a phased manner.” read more

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Shell makes ‘difficult’ decision to purchase Russian crude oil, vows to buy elsewhere ‘whenever possible’

Fox Business

Shell makes ‘difficult’ decision to purchase Russian crude oil, vows to buy elsewhere ‘whenever possible’

The company says it will avoid purchasing Russian oil whenever possible

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Shell finance chief Jessica Uhl quits over relocation to London

The Times

Shell finance chief Jessica Uhl quits over relocation to London

Emily Gosden, Energy Editor: The Times

Shell’s chief financial officer is to stand down after deciding that her family could not follow the oil giant in its move to Britain.

Jessica Uhl, 54, has held the role since March 2017 and was a “key architect” of Shell’s decision to simplify its share structure and move its headquarters and the roles of chief executive and chief financial officer from the Hague to London. read more

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Energy giant Shell to end partnership with Russia’s Gazprom as Ukraine conflict intensifies

CNBC

Energy giant Shell to end partnership with Russia’s Gazprom as Ukraine conflict intensifies

Fred Imbert@FOIMBERT KEY POINTS
  • Shell said it’s selling a 27.5% stake in Sakhalin-II, an integrated oil and gas project located on the Sakhalin island in Russia, as well as a 50% interest in Salym Petroleum Development N.V.
  • “We are shocked by the loss of life in Ukraine, which we deplore, resulting from a senseless act of military aggression which threatens European security,” Shell CEO Ben van Beurden said in a statement.
  • The company said that it had about $3 billion in “noncurrent assets” through its Gazprom ventures at the end of 2021.

Shell said Monday it is ending an “equity partnership” with Gazprom, a Russian state-owned energy company, as the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues.

Shell said it’s selling a 27.5% stake in Sakhalin-II, an integrated oil and gas project located on the Sakhalin island in Russia, as well as a 50% interest in Salym Petroleum Development N.V., “a joint venture with Gazprom Neft that is developing the Salym fields in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District of western Siberia.” The company also said it’s ending its involvement in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project. read more

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JP Morgan under fire for dubious $1.3bn Nigeria oil deal

CITYA.M.

JP Morgan under fire for dubious $1.3bn Nigeria oil deal

: 20 Feb 2022

A bitter legal dispute between the Nigerian state and banking giant JP Morgan is due to be heard in the UK’s High Court this week.

JP Morgan is being sued by the Nigerian government over allegations it negligently allowed corrupt officials to pilfer more than three quarters of a $1.3bn oil investment, the Telegraph first reported. Court filings reportedly state that JP Morgan should have been aware that the transactions it was asked to perform, transferring hundreds of millions of dollars to foreign bank accounts controlled by Nigerian oil minister Dan Etete, were potentially fraudulent. read more

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U.N. pact may restrict plastic production. Big Oil aims to stop it

REUTERS

U.N. pact may restrict plastic production. Big Oil aims to stop it

By John Geddie, Valerie Volcovici and Joe Brock: Fri., February 18, 2022

A global explosion of disposable plastic, which is made from oil and gas, is increasing carbon emissions, despoiling the world’s oceans, harming wildlife and contaminating the food chain. More than 50 countries, including all 27 members of the European Union, are calling for the pact to include measures targeting plastic production.

That’s a problem for big oil and chemical companies. The industry is projected to double plastic output worldwide within two decades. read more

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Shell’s QGC JV plans for new gas drilling phase in Australia

February 9, 2022

OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY

Shell’s QGC JV plans for new gas drilling phase in Australia

Shell has announced that its Queensland Gas Co. (QGC) joint venture (JV) plans to enter a new drilling phase for natural gas, onshore Queensland, Australia.

The work will be carried out together with JV partners China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), and Japan’s Tokyo Gas. Shell is the operator and holds a majority interest in the QGC venture.

Between 2022 and 2024, the QGC will drill approximately 145 new gas wells in the Western Downs region of Queensland. read more

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

Aju Business Daily

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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New calls for windfall tax as Shell unveils highest quarterly profit in eight years

The Guardian

New calls for windfall tax as Shell unveils highest quarterly profit in eight years

Jillian Ambrose and agency: Thu 3 Feb 2022 12.13 GMT

Shell has cashed in on rocketing oil and gas markets by quadrupling its profits to historic highs, fuelling fresh calls for a windfall tax on fossil fuel giants to help hard-pressed households cope with record energy bills.

The UK’s Labour party has called for the government to fund measures to help British households weather the cost of living crisis by imposing a windfall tax on North Sea oil and gas producers. read more

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Shell delays expansion work at Nigeria’s Bonga oil field by two years: sources

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Shell delays expansion work at Nigeria’s Bonga oil field by two years: sources

Shell has delayed expansion work at its Nigerian offshore Bonga field by another two years, dealing a major blow to the West African country’s quest to grow its crude production after a series of technical and operational setbacks, sources close to the project said Feb. 2.

t was only in May 2021 that Shell, along with its partners, signed a deal with state oil company Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd (NNPC) in the deepwater oil block Oil Mining Lease 118, clearing the path to a major expansion of the country’s Bonga oil and gas field. read more

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Shell to hand £6bn to shareholders as oil and gas prices soar

London Evening Standard

Shell to hand £6bn to shareholders as oil and gas prices soar

The business said profits have risen dramatically in the last few months.

By August Graham: 3 Feb 2022

It has been a bumper three months for energy giant Shell, which managed to increase its profits nearly fourteen-fold amid soaring oil and gas prices.

As prices surged, the company’s upstream unit was able to collect 8.88 dollars for every thousand cubic feet of gas it sold to customers over the last quarter of 2021.

Just six months earlier gas had been selling for 4.31 dollars, less than half of its most recent level. 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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Shell Officially Drops ‘Royal Dutch’ From Name After Relocation

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Shell Officially Drops ‘Royal Dutch’ From Name After Relocation

By Laura Hurst: 21 January 2022, 17:28 GMT

Shell Plc has dropped “Royal Dutch” from its name, part of a major overhaul of its legal and tax structure announced in December.

The energy giant officially changed its name on Friday, according to a statement, following earlier approvals from its shareholders and board of directors.

Shell’s overhaul involves integrating its dual-share structure into a single line of shares and relocating its headquarters to London. The changes will only involve about a dozen executives – including Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden and Chief Financial Officer Jessica Uhl — moving to the U.K. capital. 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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UK oil and gas giants raked in £10BILLION in just THREE months as energy bills soar

Mirror

UK oil and gas giants raked in £10BILLION in just THREE months as energy bills soar

By Ben Glaze Deputy Political Editor: Pippa Crerar Daily Mirror Political Editor: 7 Jan 2022

Shell and BP reported the combined profits, dividends and buybacks just as wholesale gas prices began to soar. The two firms have had £660 million in tax credits in the last five years

The UK’s biggest oil and gas companies raked in £10.2billion in just three months last year, figures reveal.

Shell and BP reported the combined profits, dividends and buybacks just as wholesale gas prices began to soar. read more

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Australia’s Prelude LNG faces indefinite shutdown

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Australia’s Prelude LNG faces indefinite shutdown

Published date: 28 December 2021

Production at the 3.6mn t/yr Prelude floating LNG project in the Browse basin offshore Western Australia (WA) will be halted until Shell demonstrates that its facility is able to operate safely in the event of power loss, Australia’s offshore security regulator said.

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (Nopsema) issued a notice to project owner and operator Shell on 23 December, instructing it to investigate the “incidents and associated consequences” that took place at the Prelude facility early this month and present a plan for all necessary corrective actions. read more

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Shell to Proceed With Share Simplification; Will Change Name in January

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Shell to Proceed With Share Simplification; Will Change Name in January

Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Monday that it has decided to proceed with simplifying its share structure, shifting its tax residence to the U.K., and it will change its name to Shell PLC in January.

The energy company said it expects to change its name in the week beginning Jan. 24.

Shareholders in the company approved the amendment of the group’s articles of association on Dec. 10, after Shell proposed in November to collapse its current dual-share class and move its tax residency to the U.K. from the Netherlands. 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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Royal Dutch Shell shareholders vote to drop dual structure and move to London

The Times

Royal Dutch Shell shareholders vote to drop dual structure and move to London

Emily Gosden, Energy Editor:   Shareholders in Royal Dutch Shell have overwhelmingly approved changes that will allow it to collapse its dual share structure and move its headquarters and tax base from the Netherlands to Britain.   The changes, which are also expected to include Shell 

losing “Royal Dutch” from its name read more

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Shell completes sale of its Permian business to ConocoPhillips

Shell completes sale of its Permian business to ConocoPhillips

Wed, December 1, 2021, 9:18 PM

HOUSTON (December 1, 2021) – Shell Enterprises LLC, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plchas completed the sale of its interest in the Permian to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion in cash. The agreement covers the sale of Shell’s 225k net acres and existing production of around 175 thousand barrels equivalent per day.

As noted in the announcement of the agreement for the sale of Shell’s Permian business, this deal reflects Shell’s focus on value over volumes as well as disciplined stewardship of capital. This transaction was made possible by the Permian team’s outstanding operational performance and provides excellent value to our shareholders through accelerated cash delivery and additional distributions. read more

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As Shell relocates to the UK, Project Fear reveals four major warnings that Remainers missed.

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As Shell relocates to the UK, Project Fear reveals four major warnings that Remainers missed.

BY  ON 

As Shell relocates to the UK, Project Fear reveals four major warnings that Remainers got wrong.

BREXIT BRITAIN’S most recent victory, which will see oil giant Shell relocate its headquarters to the UK, has sparked new Frexit calls, with one leading campaigner insisting that it once again proves Project Fear was “wrong on everything.”

Royal Dutch Shell is scrapping its dual share structure and relocating its headquarters from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom, a major victory for Brexit Britain. read more

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Shell Seismic Surveying: What’s all the fuss about?

Shell Seismic Surveying: What’s all the fuss about?

By Dominic Naidoo: 28 Nov 2021  iol.co.za news

Dutch energy giant, Shell, will soon be embarking on four to five months of geographic seismic surveying off the coast of the Eastern Cape and parts of the Western Cape provinces.

Thousands of South Africans are protesting against the planned survey with demonstrations taking place around the country and an online petition which garnered around 286 000 signatures as of Thursday morning.

But what is all the fuss about? What exactly is seismic surveying and why is it bad for the marine environment? read more

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‘Disgusted’ Powershop customers abandon ship over Shell takeover

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‘Disgusted’ Powershop customers abandon ship over Shell takeover

: November 23, 2021

When oil giant Shell announced it was buying renewable electricity provider Powershop Australia on Monday, many of its 185,000 customers instantly switched providers.

Powershop Australia launched in 2012 and had gained a reputation for being 100 per cent carbon neutral – a credential many now see as tainted by the Shell acquisition.

“I was just disgusted and amazed that they thought they could get away with that, without people caring or noticing,” former customer Kristen O’Connell told The New Daily. read more

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Switch to London is not the only big decision for Shell

The Times

Switch to London is not the only big decision for Shell

Moving headquarters has pleased investors, but they want to see more from the oil group

Emily Gosden, Energy Editor The Times

When Ben van Beurden, Royal Dutch Shell’s chief executive, phoned Mark Rutte on Sunday afternoon to warn the Dutch prime minister that the company planned to move its headquarters from the Hague to London, he set off a political backlash in the Netherlands.

Yet the oil group’s plans, which were revealed to stock markets on Monday and will also result in Shell unifying its dual shares, moving its tax base to Britain and losing its “Royal Dutch” name, appear less divisive with investors. read more

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Pollution experts refuse to let Science Museum feature work over Shell links

The Guardian

Pollution experts refuse to let Science Museum feature work over Shell links

Matthew Taylor: Tue 16 Nov 2021 10.47 GMT

Two prominent scientists are refusing to allow their work to be included in the Science Museum’s collection because of the institution’s links to Shell.

Steve and Dee Allen, who have carried out some of the most important research into global plastic pollution, say the museum’s sponsorship deal with the fossil fuel company – and a subsequent “gagging clause” – meant it was no longer a credible scientific institution. read more

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Brexit Britain paves way for Frexit as French admit jealousy after Shell moves to UK

EXPRESS

Brexit Britain paves way for Frexit as French admit jealousy after Shell moves to UK

BREXIT BRITAIN may have just paved the way for Frexit and added momentum to calls for France to leave the European Union after the French admitted jealousy over oil giant Shell’s major shift to the UK.

By PAUL WITHERS: 11:42, Tue, Nov 16, 2021 | UPDATED: 16:58, Tue, Nov 16, 2021 In a huge win for Brexit Britain, Royal Dutch Shell is scrapping its dual share structure and moving its head office to Britain from the Netherlands. The company is dropping “Royal Dutch” from its name – part of its identity since 1907 – to become Shell Plc. The firm has been embroiled in a row with Dutch authorities over the country’s 15 percent dividend withholding tax on some of its shares, which makes them less attractive for investors.

The new single structure with all shares under British law means none of its shares would be under this tax and will also enable the oil giant to quickly strike sale and acquisition deals.

The Dutch government responded by saying it was “unpleasantly surprised” by Shell’s decision to move its head office from The Hague to London.

The move is seen as a huge vote of confidence in the City of London following the UK’s departure from the EU, which triggered a shift in billions of euros in daily share trading from the English capital to Amsterdam. read more

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Shell plans to move headquarters to the UK

BBC News

Shell plans to move headquarters to the UK

15 Nov 2021

Royal Dutch Shell has announced a plan to move its headquarters to the UK as part of proposals to simplify the company’s structure.

The oil giant will ask shareholders to vote on shifting its tax residence from the Netherlands to the UK.

It also wants to do away with its dual share structure in favour of just one class of shares to boost “the speed and flexibility” of shareholder payouts.

Shell’s chief executive, Ben van Beurden, will relocate to the UK. read more

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U.S. House panel subpoenas Big Oil in climate deception probe

U.S. House panel subpoenas Big Oil in climate deception probe

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WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – The head of a U.S. House panel on Tuesday subpoenaed four major oil companies and two lobbying groups for documents related to their actions on global warming as part of a year-long probe into potential climate deception by the energy industry.

Representative Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat and the chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued subpoenas to Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N), Chevron Corp (CVX.N), BP America (BP.L) and Shell Oil (RDSa.L), and to industry body the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 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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