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Qatar LNG flows unaffected by crisis: Shell

COMMODITIES | Mon Jul 10, 2017 | 9:26am EDT

Qatari exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) remain stable amid ongoing tension between the world’s biggest LNG exporter and its neighbors, an executive for Royal Dutch Shell said on Monday.

“LNG flows remain stable, cargoes are going into the market,” said Steve Hill, Executive Vice-President for Gas and Energy Marketing and Trading at Shell, one of the world’s biggest LNG traders.

“Qatar is a very credible and competent LNG producer,” Hill said at an industry event in Istanbul. read more

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After Iran move, Total seen in pole position to snap up Qatar gas deals

By | DOHA/LONDON:Mon Jul 10, 2017 | 8:13 AM BST

Total is well placed to take a lead role in helping Qatar expand output from the world’s largest gas field, largely thanks to its involvement in the Iranian side of the shared deposit, two sources familiar with Doha’s thinking said.

That puts the French oil major ahead of rivals like Exxon and Shell in the early running for developing the expansion, which the tiny Gulf state announced as it seeks to counter growing isolation caused by a regional diplomatic rift.

Total boss Patrick Pouyanne signed a deal this month to develop the South Pars field, as Iran’s part of the shared reserves are known, becoming the first oil major to return to the country since the lifting of sanctions. read more

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Qatar threat to Royal Dutch Shell

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“My government will definitely not be happy… (Royal Dutch) Shell is one of the biggest single investors in the country and there are some $150 billion in infrastructure projects coming up in the next years…”: Qatar Airways CEO Screen Shot 2015-05-28 at 10.58.32

Al-Baker (above) said Qatar would take note if Qatar Airways was not awarded the extra slot it is seeking in order to fly seven days a week to and from Schiphol. (Reuters Photo)

In handing out lucrative public procurement contracts, Qatar is likely to favour countries whose airports grant take-off and landing slots to state-owned Qatar Airways, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The remarks by Akbar al-Baker, in Amsterdam to launch a new six-times-a-week route, may fan the protests of western carriers that Gulf competitors have unfair advantages because of their close relationships to their governments. read more

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Qatar’s LNG Dominance Threatened by Shell’s Reported Withdrawal

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Extract from an article by Andy Tully published by oil price.com on 21 July 2014

In 2013, however, one Shell well in Block D of the field came up dry, although Qatar had promoted it as a rich source of energy. As a result, Shell decided against even beginning a second exploratory well, anonymous sources told The Wall Street Journal. A person identified by The Journal only as a Shell spokesman said the first well had reached the depth planned to explore for gas, but “it did not encounter commercial volumes of hydrocarbons.” Now, he said, Shell is negotiating with QP and PetroChina on how to withdraw from the venture without drilling the second well. read more

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Shell to Pull Out of Qatar Gas Project

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Extract from a Wall Street Journal article by Summer Said published 17 July 2014

Royal Dutch Shell PLC plans to end its investment in a natural gas project in Qatar, denting the Gulf state’s efforts to boost its proven hydrocarbon reserves, people familiar with the matter said. 

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Qatar Shell hosts reception for global CEO

Qatar Shell hosted a reception at The St Regis Doha last week to bid farewell to Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser, who is to retire from the company at the end of March 2014 after 29 years of service. The reception also welcomed the new CEO-designate, Ben van Beurden, who will take over from Voser on January 1, 2014.

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HE Sheikha al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah, HE Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada and other dignitaries during the event.

Qatar Shell hosted a reception at The St Regis Doha last week to bid farewell to Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser, who is to retire from the company at the end of March 2014 after 29 years of service. The reception also welcomed the new CEO-designate, Ben van Beurden, who will take over from Voser on January 1, 2014.

Van Beurden has worked for Shell’s upstream and downstream businesses in Europe, Africa, Asia and the United States. The event was hosted by Wael Sawan, managing director and chairman of Qatar Shell. read more

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Shell May Export U.S. LNG or Turn Gas to Motor Fuel, Chemicals

Screen Shot 2013-01-06 at 16.33.31 By Robert TuttleMay 16, 2013 5:00 AM GMT+0100

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) may export U.S. natural gas in liquid form, convert it into chemicals or build a gas-to-liquids plant to produce fuel, said the company’s country chairman for Dubai and the northern emirates.

Shell is considering the possibilities, and “it is too soon to say which of these options will go ahead or the precise timings,” Mounir Bouaziz said in an e-mail.

Shell as well as other international oil companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp and BP Plc (BP/) seek to profit from US gas reserves, which rose 70 percent in the 10 years ended 2011 amid a surge in output from shale. A rise in domestic production contributed to a 64 percent drop in prices in the past five years. read more

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Rising gas price helps Shell boost fortunes

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By DOMINIC JEFF
Published on 28/04/2013 00:00

HIGHER natural gas prices in the United States should help Shell rebound from its lacklustre performance at the end of last year when it presents first quarter results on Thursday.

Prices have almost doubled since America’s shale gas revolution pushed prices through the floor last year, proving a drag on Shell’s recent results.

The oil major has already promised to increase its quarterly dividend by 5 per cent, confident that last year’s investment in liquefied natural gas projects in the Middle East will start paying off. read more

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Betting on Gas, Shell Floats Plan on High Seas

By STANLEY REED: 12 November 2012

A version of this special report appeared in print on November 13, 2012, in The International Herald Tribune.

THE HAGUE — At a shipyard on a South Korean island called Geoje, an army of welders and metal cutters are beginning to assemble what is by many measures the largest ship ever made.

It will span 488 meters, or about 1,600 feet — about one-third longer than some U.S. aircraft carriers. The vessel, the first of its type, will spend much of its time in one place, over a natural-gas field called Prelude, about 200 kilometers, or 120 miles, off the coast of Australia. The gargantuan craft’s majority owner is Shell. Minority partners include Korea Gas. read more

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Qatar wants to be Shell’s top shareholder – report

LONDON, Sept 7 | Fri Sep 7, 2012 10:21pm IST

(Reuters) – Qatar wants to become the biggest shareholder in Royal Dutch Shell by raising its stake to 7 percent to strengthen its ties with the oil company and further invest its wealth in western assets, a report said on Friday.

The Middle East Economic Survey (MEES) said Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority, was looking to raise its stake from below 3 percent, which would make it the biggest shareholder, above Blackrock’s 5 percent. read more

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Shell ramps up Qatari gas-to-diesel money machine

Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:38am EDT

* Pearl GTL ramping up to full production

* Plant is world’s biggest gas-to-liquids facility

* Project development cost Shell $18-19 billion

* High oil price, free gas input make it a money-spinner

By Andrew Callus and Peg Mackey

STAVANGER/LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – – A Qatari project that has been a drain on Royal Dutch Shell’s capital since 2003 is on the verge of turning into a unique asset that will produce billions of dollars a year in cash for the next 25 years. read more

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Big oil makes vast profits and the consumer gets buggered

Above image and text from an article dated 25 Nov 2011

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Gas to Liquids – the Hydrocarbons Mash | RBN Energy Network

There can be some confusion about how much natural gas is required to produce 1 bbl of liquid hydrocarbons. Dry natural gas is essentially 100% methane, with no heavier hydrocarbons, like ethane or propane, that can be recovered as ‘liquids’. As your readers can see from this article it takes about 9-10 thousand cubic feet of dry natural gas to produce 1 bbl of liquid hydrocarbons, in the form of diesel fuel, etc. So, 10 trillion cubic feet of dry natural gas is equivalent to about 1 billion barrels of liquid hydrocarbons. read more

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Motiva upgrade makes it largest U.S. refinery

Replacing the traditional ribbon cutting, officials turn a symbolic valve to signal the opening of Motiva’s expansion project in Port Arthur. It’s a joint venture of Shell and Saudi Aramco. Photo: Guiseppe Barranco / The Beaumont Enterprise

Motiva upgrade makes it largest U.S. refinery

By Emily Pickrell,By Emily Pickrell: Houston Chronicle

Published 08:23 p.m., Thursday, May 31, 2012

PORT ARTHUR – With the turn of a ceremonial valve Thursday, dignitaries marked the startup of an expanded Motiva refinery – underscoring Royal Dutch Shell‘s commitment not to imitate rival oil giants that have spun off their refining operations. read more

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Executive Pay

In the Oil & Gas sector we know that today’s decisions usually impact on results  several years out into the future.  I see todays Shell results largely attributable to decisions made by Jeroen van der Veer and Linda Cook on Sakhalin and Qatar.  They had the determination and vision to play the long game and take Shell to where it is now.  It is upsetting to see the current management team claiming credit and excessive financial rewards off the efforts of others.  Today’s team gets top marks for spin but the jury is still out on their business performance.   read more

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Carbon Sciences / Shell PR propaganda

press release

May 14, 2012, 3:01 a.m. EDT

Shell Executives’ Comments Confirm the Validity of Carbon Sciences’ Business Opportunity

Exclusive Oil & Gas Middle East Interview Reveals Royal Dutch Shell’s View of the Future Role of Natural Gas and the Importance of Catalyst Technology

SANTA BARBARA, CA, May 14, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Carbon Sciences Inc. CABN +7.84% , the developer of a breakthrough technology to make transportation fuels, hydrogen and other valuable products from natural gas, today responded to comments made by key Royal Dutch Shell executives about the future role of natural gas and the importance of catalyst technology.

In an exclusive interview published by Oil & Gas Middle East on May 8, Wael Sawan, the new man at the top for Shell in Qatar, commented on energy demand and the role of natural gas, “At Shell, we believe global energy demand is likely to double in the first half of this century. This demand will be driven by a rising global population, which has just reached 7 billion on its way to over 9 billion by 2050, and by strong growth in the emerging economies. To keep pace with demand, the world will need to invest in excess of $1 trillion per year globally in the total energy supply chain.” read more

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Shell welcomes Qatar as a ‘major’ investor

LONDON | Fri May 11, 2012 5:11am EDT

(Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said it welcomed Qatar as a “major” investor following a report saying that the Gulf state’s sovereign wealth fund was planning to buy a 3-5 percent stake.

“We are delighted to welcome the Qatar Investment Authority as a long term and major shareholder in Shell, and particularly given our excellent strategic relationship with the Qatari state,” a spokeswoman said in a statement.

(Reporting by Tom Bergin) read more

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Qatar Has World in Its Sights for Power Projects

Qatar also signed an initial agreement with local Chinese authorities, the Chinese state-run oil company C.N.P.C. and Royal Dutch Shell to be part of a petrochemical and refining complex in China, the world’s second-biggest oil consuming nation.

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Shell’s $20bn investment is a show of confidence

Wednesday 7/12/2011 December

Royal Dutch Shell has spent $20bn in Qatar in the last five years, which is a real reflection of the country’s business climate, said executive officer Peter Voser.

“We feel confident to make such large commitments here in Qatar because of this nation’s business climate,” he said in his remarks at a session at the 20th World Petroleum Congress here yesterday.

Qatar, he said, achieved “several milestones” in the energy industry in a “record time”. “Just last year, Qatar celebrated 77mn tonnes LNG (liquefied natural gas) production capacity and fulfilled its vision of becoming the LNG gas capital of the world. read more

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Shell: Looking At Gas-To-Liquids Projects In US

DECEMBER 5, 2011

DOHA (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) is in the early stages of planning projects to turn natural gas into fuels like diesel in the U.S., of similar scale to its huge project in Qatar, Andy Brown, executive vice president of Shell, said in Qatar Monday.

“We are looking for places where gas is cheap and [oil] products are expensive,” he said at a press briefing at the World Petroleum Congress in Doha, Qatar. “Clearly the U.S. is something we’re looking at.” read more

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Shell, Qatar Petroleum Sign Accord for $6.4 Billion Petrochemicals Complex

By Robert Tuttle – Dec 4, 2011 3:54 PM GMT

Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) signed a heads of agreement to develop a petrochemicals plant in the Gulf country for an estimated cost of $6.4 billion.

State-run Qatar Petroleum will have an 80 percent stake in the project and Shell the remainder, the companies said today in Doha. They plan to sign a final joint-venture agreement by the end of next year or early in 2013, Qatari Oil Minister Mohammed al-Sada told reporters in the country’s capital. The project would be completed in 2017, he said. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell conducts global meeting in Oman

Sun, 04 December 2011

By A Staff Reporter – MUSCAT — Royal Dutch Shell’s Chief Executive, Peter Voser, has hosted 190 of his most senior management colleagues, at the luxury Shangri-La Hotel in Muscat.

The executives gathered with government dignitaries and business luminaries from around the world to discuss Shell’s global strategy and to celebrate a year of achievements.

The annual meeting, known as the 2011 Senior Executive Forum and usually held in Europe or North America, lasted for three days last month. read more

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Qatar’s emir and Royal Dutch Shell formally open multibillion-dollar gas-to-liquids plant

By The Associated Press  | November 22, 2011

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – European energy giant Royal Dutch Shell says Qatar’s emir has inaugurated a huge facility to convert natural gas into liquid fuel.

The official launch Tuesday caps years of work on the Pearl Gas-to-Liquids project at the industrial city of Ras Laffan in the gas-rich Gulf nation.

Shell says the facility began operation in the first quarter of this year, with additional production capacity brought online this month. read more

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Shell’s China Moves: Can Shell keep riding this tiger?

The Anglo-Dutch energy giant and state-owned PetroChina have teamed up to get gas out of the ground in China—and to tap new sources of energy worldwide

November 16, 2011, 11:10 PM EST

By and

The hilltop city of Yulin, about 500 miles southwest of Beijing, was once a strong point in the defensive wall that protected the Chinese heartland from the tribes to the north. An ancient fortress survives in the old part of the city, the Chinese characters for “Suppress the Barbarians” carved over its gate. Today, Yulin’s a boomtown in the oil- and gas-rich Ordos Basin. In the streets not far from the fortress walls, where men sell roasted goat heads from carts, young boys hand out brochures for apartment towers built for newly wealthy oil workers and coal miners. If fresh characters were carved into the old fortress gates now, they might say “Resource Barbarians Welcome!” Or they might simply be a pair of corporate logos: one for PetroChina (PTR), the publicly traded wing of CNPC, China’s largest oil company, and a second for its foreign partner, Royal Dutch Shell, the second-largest Western oil company. read more

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Shell is another country: they do things differently there

The Guardian home

The oil giant handles budgets and projects of a size that would daunt nation states. The difference is that it need answer to no one … and it’s running a huge surplus

Posted by Thursday 27 October 2011 13.08 BST The Guardian

Shell: ‘ticking like a Swiss watch’. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

What European leader would not want to swap places with Shell boss Peter Voser? He has just doubled the company’s profits in the third quarter, amassed $30bn (£18.7bn) of cash over the last nine months and is now buying back shares at the rate of $800m every three months for want to anything better to do with the money.

Voser has the advantage of having everything to gain from higher energy prices. The social and political fallout from rising fuel poverty and mutinous motorists rarely touches the parallel universe that is Shell Centre in London. read more

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CNPC, Shell refinery JV in deal with local govt

Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:47am EDT

* Planned JV won initial approval, pending final green light

* Latest pact shows sincere intention to cooperate

* Shell likely to lead in the Shell-Qatar side

* Imported condensate eyed as feedstock for petchem

BEIJING, Oct 13 (Reuters) – A proposed refinery, a petrochemical joint venture between China’s CNPC, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Qatar, this week signed a framework deal with local authorities in eastern China’s Zhejiang province where the mega project will be built. read more

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Shell Sells First Gasoil Cargo From Pearl Gas-to-Liquids Plant

By Brian Swint – Jun 13, 2011 8:56 AM GMT+0100

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) sold the first cargo of gasoil from the Pearl gas-to-liquids plant in Qatar, advancing the project that aims to bolster production growth for Europe’s biggest oil company.

The first commercial shipment of fuel was sold from the world’s largest GTL plant today, Shell and Qatar said in an e- mailed statement, without saying who bought the cargo. Pearl will reach full capacity by the middle of 2012, when it is expected to produce 1.6 billion cubic feet of gas per day from the North Field for conversion into kerosene, gasoil, base oils, paraffin and naphtha, Shell said. read more

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Pearl GTL a step into new frontiers in green energy latest!

by Peter Sibon [email protected] Posted on June 13, 2011, Monday

QATAR: As Qatar is a desert sheikdom with a notoriously high temperature that can reach as high as 45 degrees centigrade on a typical hot summer day, some 52,000 men and women scramble to their workplaces early in the morning to avoid the scorching heat to start their day.

That was a typical day during the peak period at the construction site of the world’s largest integrated Gas to Liquids (GTL) project at Pearl GTL last year. read more

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Pearl GTL project in Qatar

Energy Minister Al-Attiyah and Malcolm Brinded of Shell, sign the Pearl GTl Project DPSA

From “Outspoken”, a former employee of Shell Oil USA

John,

I don’t have time to prepare a full blow article for you, so I decided to drop you a note about Shell and its gas investments that will give you an idea as to why Shell is moving toward natural gas as the anchor for its business.

Attached is the link to an article on the Pearl GTL project in Qatar. Shell has an enormous investment in this project and Qatar has some of the greatest natural gas reserves in the world.

Pearl Gas-to-Liquids Project, Ras Laffan – Hydrocarbons Technology

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Shell’s U.S. Shale Gas May Be Refined Into Diesel, Jet Fuel

By Eduard Gismatullin – May 19, 2011 2:37 PM GMT+0100

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), Europe’s largest oil company, said a $19 billion investment in Qatar may prove that abundant natural gas coaxed from shale rocks across the U.S. could be converted into diesel and jet fuel.

Shell, which is completing the world’s largest gas-to- liquids plant in Qatar, could use the technology on a smaller scale in the U.S. if capital costs can be reduced, Marvin Odum, head of Shell in the Americas, said in an interview in London. The technology uses catalysts to turn natural gas into jet fuel, diesel and other liquids. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell holds board meeting in Doha

Saturday, 26 June 2010 22:09

DOHA: The Board of Directors of Royal Dutch Shell plc has met in Doha, underlining the importance of the country as a new heartland for Shell.

Chairman Jorma Ollila, Chief Executive Officer Peter Voser and other senior Board members were received during their visit by Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Industry, H E Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah.

The Board of Directors which consists of three Executive Directors, nine Non-Executive Directors and the Company Secretary meets around eight times a year, usually in Shell’s headquarters in The Hague, to discuss Shell’s business and plans. Once a year the Board visits a key location for Shell’s global business and in 2010 they decided to come to Qatar. read more

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Shell International Upstream To Power Growth

INVESTOPEDIA

Posted: Apr 02, 2010 15:34 PM by Eric Fox

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.A, RDS.B) will utilize its large portfolio of international upstream projects to grow production, reaching 3.5 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOE/D) by 2012. This 11% production growth will be powered by the startup of large projects in its international portfolio, including ones in Qatar and the Canadian oil sands.

These and other international projects initiated by Royal Dutch Shell will add about 600,000 BOE/D to its production base over the next three to four years. read more

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Shell Aims for ‘New Nigeria’ as $19 Billion Qatar Plant Starts

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By Stanley Reed and Robert Tuttle

March 4 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc spent $19 billion, triple the original estimate, to build the world’s largest gas-to-liquids plant. Now, it’s pay-off time and the company says the project may generate $6 billion a year.

Shell needs the plant, known as Pearl, to bolster output, which fell for a seventh year in 2009 in part because rebel violence hampered oil ventures in Nigeria. Qatar, the arid Gulf state that’s become the world’s biggest exporter of gas on ships, may account for 10 percent of the company’s production after Pearl and a liquefied natural gas project start deliveries next year. read more

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Shell Expects Big Boost From Qatar Gas Projects

However, Shell also said it was delaying the launch of Qatargas 4 by as much as 10 months, from the start of 2010 until the end of the year. Mr. Voser said the timetable had been disrupted by delays at other LNG projects in Qatar involving other big oil companies, such as Exxon Mobil Corp, Total SA and ConocoPhillips.

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Qatar, Shell Talk on Joint Projects Outside Country

Qatar, the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, is in talks with Royal Dutch Shell Plc to jointly invest in oil and gas projects outside the country, Qatar’s oil minister said.

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Qatargas, Shell sign supply research deal

Andy Brown said: “Qatargas is set to become the world’s premier LNG producer, and Shell is a pioneer in LNG spanning five decades.

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Qatar Will Complete LNG Projects by End of 2010, Oil Daily Says

Shareholders in the projects include Qatar Petroleum, ExxonMobil Corp., Total SA, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and ConocoPhillips.

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Shell says Qatar Pearl project tough but on track

"It's a very challenging project, but so far so good," Linda Cook, Shell's executive director for gas and power, told reporters on the sidelines of a conference.

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A Gamble in Qatar: Royal Dutch Shell is making a huge — and risky — bet on technology that transforms natural gas to diesel fuel

Shell started experimenting with GTL technology during the energy crisis of the 1970s, when it began to search for an alternative to gasoline. In 1993, Shell opened its first GTL demonstration plant in Bintulu, Malaysia. The project was derailed in 1997 by a massive explosion caused by a profusion of carbon molecules in the air as a result of extensive forest fires in Indonesia. It took three years to repair the damage.

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Shell reports initiation of construction at Pearl GTL plant

The Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, which is claimed to be the world's largest such project, is expected to process about three billion barrels of oil equivalent over its lifetime from the non-associated gas field, the North Field, which stretches from Qatar's coast out into the Gulf. Shell has said that the North Field contains more than 900 trillion cubic feet of gas, about 15% of world wide gas resources.

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Pearl GTL kick-off ‘in late 2010’

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Qatar’s Pearl gas-to-liquids plant will come on stream by the end of next year, Saad al-Kaabi, a senior official at state-run Qatar Petroleum, said.

“That will be probably late 2010,” Al-Kaabi told reporters on the sidelines of the Petrotech conference, Reuters reported.

Wednesday, 14 January, 2009, 06:58 GMT  | last updated: Wednesday, 14 January, 2009, 06:58 GMT

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OPEC Clashes With Goldman on $75 Oil as Demand Slumps

Oslo-based StatoilHydro ASA and Royal Dutch Shell Plc of The Hague postponed investments in Canada’s oil sands this year after tumbling prices reduced potential profits.

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Gamble on gigantic LNG project is set to come good

Royal Dutch Shell is building the 140,000b/d Pearl GTL complex at a cost of more than $18bn.

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From the Kremlin to Caracas, how oil collapse changes everything

As the price of a barrel falls to below $50 for the first time in years - to a third of its value just a few months ago - petrol will be cheaper but the shockwaves mean crisis for oil-producing nations and further instability for a battered global economy

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Dutch minister meets Qatar Shell scientists

Andy Brown, Shell’s managing director of Pearl GTL and Qatar Country Chairman said, “It is an honour for us to have minister van der Hoeven visit our facility. Her visit demonstrates the support we receive from the Dutch government to transfer energy technologies from our ongoing Shell research centres in the Netherlands to the Qatar Science and Technology Park for the benefit of Qatar, bringing companies and nations together in the pursuit of real energy solutions for the real world.”

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World’s largest gas-to-liquids plant by end 2010

Pearl GTL is a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell and represents Shell's single biggest equity investment anywhere in the world. Estimates for the total cost of the project vary between $12billion and $18 billion, up from an original $5 billion.

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Shell Qatar wins award for safety *(Shell gives itself an award)

Shell Qatar chairman Andrew Brown said, “Safety is a key priority for us. If we can’t be safe, we don’t operate. Every day our concern is the safety of the 35,000 people working at our Pearl GTL work site.”

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Companies with poor track records on environmental damage try for change

Companies like Shell are facing new threats to their business. Communities that oppose big mining and drilling projects have caused costly delays...

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Gas-liquids get visibility in global energy markets

With the technology and know-how of companies like Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Qatar and other traditional oil producers are using their gas reserves to industrialize and gain another revenue source.

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Natural-Gas Prices May Fall Next Year On Supply Surge

"There is a huge bubble of LNG about to hit the market," said Waterborne President Steven Johnson.

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Abu Dhabi set to exploit gas from Shah field

Royal Dutch Shell and Occidental had been viewed as frontrunners during the long negotiations but ConocoPhillips said this year that it expected to be "working" on the project.

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