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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 Bids to Build Offshore Wind Farms in Poland

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Shell Bids to Build Offshore Wind Farms in Poland

24 JUNE 2022

Shell’s subsidiary Amber Baltic Wind Ltd has submitted proposals for new offshore wind locations in the Polish Baltic Sea zone as part of the latest government tender.

The sites included in the tender will help deliver Poland’s ambition of reaching 11 GW of installed offshore wind capacity by 2040.

Citing a WindEurope report, Shell said that the Polish part of the Baltic Sea could host as much as 28 GW of offshore wind by 2050. 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 gets green light for biggest North Sea oil project in decades

The Telegraph

Shell gets green light for biggest North Sea oil project in decades

Jackdaw field expected to start production in 2025

Shell is to develop one of the biggest North Sea gas projects in years after winning approval from regulators as the Government scrambles to bolster domestic energy supplies. 

The FTSE 100 company’s Jackdaw project is set to produce about 6.5pc of Britain’s gas output with Shell aiming to start production by the second half of 2025. 

Shell’s plans for the field were initially knocked back by environmental regulators last year but have been approved after they were revised.

The Government wants to cut the use of fossil fuels in the long term but is also under pressure to bolster domestic supplies after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent international oil and gas markets into turmoil.

Kwasi Kwarteng, the Business Secretary, tweeted on Wednesday: “Jackdaw gas field – originally licensed in 1970 – has today received final regulatory approval. 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 plans to accelerate charging points

The Times

Shell plans to accelerate charging points

Emily Gosden: Energy Editor:

Shell plans to operate 100,000 public charging points for electric vehicles around Britain by 2030, as it fleshes out its plans to invest £25 billion in the country this decade.

The oil giant said this would include 11,000 rapid machines — which can charge most EV batteries to 80 per cent capacity within half an hour — and would mean that 90 per cent of drivers in the UK would be “within a ten-minute drive of a Shell rapid charger”. 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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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 seeks permits to build offshore wind farms along Brazil’s coast

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

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

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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 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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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’s gas profits ‘significantly’ boosted by energy crisis

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Shell’s gas profits ‘significantly’ boosted by energy crisis

Alice Haine: London Jan 7, 2022

Royal Dutch Shell said its natural gas trading business overcame supply disruptions to post “significantly higher” earnings for the fourth quarter compared with the previous three months amid record gas prices – but oil product sales were less buoyant.

The energy company said the “high liquid natural gas spot price environment” gave the company a boost, according to a trading update ahead of its fourth-quarter results on February 3, making it one of the few winners during the energy crisis gripping Britain and wider Europe. read more

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Shell expands U.S. solar footprint with Savion acquisition

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

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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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 pulls out of Cambo oilfield project

The Guardian

Shell pulls out of Cambo oilfield project

Green campaigners welcome oil giant’s decision not to go ahead with controversial project off Shetland

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent: Thu 2 Dec 2021

Shell has pulled out of a controversial new oilfield off the Shetland Islands, plunging the future of oil exploration in the area into doubt.

Shell, which was planning to exploit the field along with the private equity-backed fossil fuel explorer Siccar Point, cited a weak economic case as its reason for deciding not to go ahead with the project. read more

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Shell questions ‘urgency’ of bid to block seismic survey, says it may lose millions of dollars

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Shell questions ‘urgency’ of bid to block seismic survey, says it may lose millions of dollars

Lameez Omarjee: 2 Dec 2021

Environmental and human rights organisations seeking to block oil and gas company Shell from proceeding with a seismic survey in December have failed to make a case on urgency, a high court has heard.

The Eastern Cape Division of the Makhanda High Court on Wednesday heard the case brought before it by four environmental and human rights organisations, which are seeking an interim-interdict of the seismic survey. 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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Shell increases stake in Australia’s electricity market with Powershop takeover

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Shell increases stake in Australia’s electricity market with Powershop takeover

Peter Hannam: Mon 22 Nov 2021 06.19 GMT Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell has expanded its presence in Australia’s electricity market, buying retailer Powershop from NZ’s Meridian Group as part of a $729m deal that may irk some customers who have tried to avoid fossil fuel companies.

A Meridian spokesperson defended the sale of the retailing arm to one of the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies, saying the company’s commitment “to do good by our customers and the planet is stronger than ever”.

“We consider this sale as a positive for both, knowing customers will get the same great service and knowing Shell Energy and its partner ICG’s vision is to significantly invest in a transition to a cleaner energy future,” the spokesperson said. “We are proud of that.” 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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Shell buys 51% stake in Irish floating offshore wind project

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Shell buys 51% stake in Irish floating offshore wind project

Updated / Thursday, 18 Nov 2021 15:38 Royal Dutch Shell said today it had acquired a 51% stake in an floating wind project off the west coast of Ireland aiming to develop up to 1.35 gigawatt in electricity capacity.

Shell bought the stake in the Western Star venture from Irish developer Simply Blue Group for an undisclosed sum.

Floating offshore wind technology is still in its infancy but has the potential to unlock vast power resources in deep waters.

The Western Star Project will be located at least 35km off the west coast of Co Clare and will have a total capacity of 1.35 GW, enough to power 1,145,000 homes in Ireland.

The floating technology proposed for this project will allow the turbines to be located far from shore and in waters over 100m deep. read more

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

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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

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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 shake-up leaves Dutch royally hacked off

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Shell shake-up leaves Dutch royally hacked off

By AMSTERDAM, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell’s decision to move its corporate headquarters and tax base to London may win over shareholders but it has struck a blow to Dutch prestige. Reporting by Toby Sterling, Anthony Deutsch and Stephanie van den Berg; Editing by Edmund Blair FULL ARTICLE
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Dutch government only has itself to blame for Shell move to UK

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Dutch government only has itself to blame for Shell move to UK

Sky’s Ian King explains why shareholders are welcoming Shell’s decision to follow Unilever and RELX in moving away from Dutch controls, confirming the end of “royal” and “Dutch” in its name.

They’re only two little words – but they are symbolic of a huge shift at one of the world’s most important companies.

If its management gets its way, following a shareholder vote, Royal Dutch Shell will become plain Shell. read more

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Shell plans to move headquarters to the UK

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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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Shell to pave roads with plastic-enhanced asphalt

Shell to pave roads with plastic-enhanced asphalt

POTTER TWP. — Shell Polymers will partner with a chemical recycling company to pave roads at its petrochemical site with asphalt enhanced with recycled plastic additive.

Shell on Thursday announced plans to pave nearly six miles of site roads and 47,000 square yards of parking lots with the mix at its Beaver County site, which will begin turning natural gas into plastic pellets next year.

Hilary Mercer, Shell Polymers senior vice president, called the move a “win-win” for the environment and the cracker plant project “by using materials that would otherwise have been plastic waste.” read more

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There are no calls to break up BP’s ‘cash machine’, says Bernard Looney

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There are no calls to break up BP’s ‘cash machine’, says Bernard Looney

Emily Gosden: Wednesday, November 03 2021, 12.01 am

BP is not facing calls to break itself up, such as those aimed at Royal Dutch Shell, its boss has said.

Bernard Looney said that the energy transition required integrated companies that could use oil profits to fund green investment.

He said that BP was a “cash machine” after the oil price soared in the third quarter, helping it to deliver underlying net profits of $3.3billion, up from only $86 million in the same period last year and beating forecasts of $3.1 billion. 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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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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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

The Times

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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Designate Groningen earthquakes a national crisis, Ombudsman says

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Designate Groningen earthquakes a national crisis, Ombudsman says

MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2021

The consequences of the fracking earthquakes in Groningen have all the features of a national crisis and should therefore be designated as such, National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen said. He wants this to keep attention on the situation in Groningen until homes are reinforced, damages are repaired, and residents feel safe, Trouw reports.

“I wanted to choose words that hit so hard that people think: damn it, now we really have to do something,” the National Ombudsman said in an interview with Trouw. “In one way or another, the attention for Groningen is disappearing. Things are taking too long, and the good things don’t really happen. This is a national crisis, which the government and administration have to deal with differently.” read more

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Big Oil to attend U.S. House climate disinformation hearing

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Big Oil to attend U.S. House climate disinformation hearing

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Top executives from Exxon Mobil Corp, BP America, Chevron Corp and Shell Oil will testify on Oct. 28 at a congressional hearing examining whether the fossil fuel industry led an effort to mislead the public and prevent action to curb climate change warming, a House panel said on Friday.

Reporting Valerie Volcovici, Timothy Gardner and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Bill Berkrot read more

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Consumer Champion Joe Lycett vs the Oil Giant Shell

The consumer champion will release an hour-long Channel 4 special to mark the COP26  United Nations Climate Change Conference

By Steve Hughes Francesca Librae
  • 22:34, 18 OCT 2021

The outlandish star recently made headlines after he danced and showed a parody advert outside oil giant Shell’s offices in London to raise awareness about “greenwashing”.

The star, who is a regularly on British comedy panel shows such as, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of 10 Cats, arrived outside the offices in a yellow bus painted with a mural of a mock Shell advert featuring the caption “We’re turning our carbon emissions green for earth day”. 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 Signs Deals to Develop Solar PV Projects in the UK

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Shell Signs Deals to Develop Solar PV Projects in the UK

By Jaime Llinares Taboada:

Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Monday that it has signed deals with Island Green Power and Clearstone Energy to develop solar photovoltaic projects in the U.K.

Both deals would be subject to a future final investment decision, Shell said.

Write to Jaime Llinares Taboada at [email protected]; @JaimeLlinaresT

FULL ARTICLE

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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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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.

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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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Japan’s Mitsubishi partners with Shell Canada in clean energy push

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Japan’s Mitsubishi partners with Shell Canada in clean energy push

Sept 8 (Reuters) – Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp (8058.T) and Shell Canada (RDSa.L) have signed a memorandum of understanding to produce low-carbon hydrogen to support Japan’s push for clean energy, the companies announced on Wednesday.

Mitsubishi plans to build and start up the low-carbon hydrogen facility near Shell’s Scotford, Alberta, facility toward the latter half of this decade, the companies said in a statement. read more

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