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MARCH 2005 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NEWS HEADLINES

MARCH 2005 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NEWS HEADLINES Tuesday, 1 March 2005 THE LONDON TIMES: Need to Know: “Shell signed its second agreement with Qatar’s government in two days…” (ShellNews.net) 1 March 05 FINANCIAL TIMES: Shell cements its position with LNG deal: “Royal Dutch/Shell’s signing of a $7bn (£3.65bn) liquefied natural gas deal with Qatar this […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Thursday, 31 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Thursday, 31 March 2005 CNN: Shell pumps twice as much as it finds (ShellNews.net) 31 March 05 Friends of the Earth: Shell’s new Sakhalin II pipeline route still puts whales at risk (ShellNews.net) 31 March 05 THE SCOTSMAN: Inquiry call as Shell admits safety breach in which two died: “Shell admitted […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Wednesday, 30 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Wednesday, 30 March 2005 BBC NEWS: Shell guilty over gas leak deaths: “Oil giants Shell has admitted three charges over the deaths of two workers in the North Sea two years ago.” (ShellNews.net) 30 March 05 THE NEW YORK TIMES: Shell to Reroute Pipelines in Project: “Royal Dutch/Shell said Wednesday it […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Tuesday, 29 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Tuesday, 29 March 2005 allAfrica.com: Shell Decries New PSC Tax Hike: “A proposed hike in Nigerian oil taxes could halt new offshore oil projects just as the country is trying to attract new investors, Shell has declared.” (ShellNews.net) 29 March 05 FINANCIAL TIMES: Depleted talent reserves threaten oil companies: “Royal Dutch/Shell, […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Monday, 28 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Monday, 28 March 2005 BBC Monitoring Service (UK): Libya to announce oil investment projects: “The study of the results and phases of negotiation aimed at reaching a gas development agreement with “Shell” also started” (ShellNews.net) 28 March 05 InstitutionalInvestor.com: Shell To Hire First External Managers (ShellNews.net) 28 March 05 The Indianapolis […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Sunday, 27 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Sunday, 27 March 2005 THE MIAMI HERALD: Shell grows oil venture: Alberta has two thirds as much oil as Saudi Arabia, and in an era of high prices, Shell Canada and its partners are ready to expand their operations in the region. (ShellNews.net) Posted 27 March 05 THE NEW YORK TIMES: […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Saturday, 26 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Saturday, 26 March 2005 FINANCIAL TIMES: Oil in troubled waters: “The Shell report, by WAC Global Services, a group of conflict management specialists, says earnings from oil theft have made it possible for militias to buy thousands of weapons, including former Soviet-type small arms, rocket launchers and possibly short-range missiles. Unrest […]

Royal Dutch Shell News, 25 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News GOOD FRIDAY, 25 March 2005 Journal-News.com (Ohio): County signs off on $10M Shell settlement: “…the county’s claim contends the defendants knew the pipes were unsuitable for water service, misrepresented the quality of the piping, violated expressed and implied warranties, committed fraud, engaged in deceptive trade practices, and created a public nuisance” […]

Royal Dutch Shell Thursday, 24 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell Thursday, 24 March 2005 AME Info (United Arab Emirates): Shell corporate brand launch: “Shell International is launching its corporate brand campaign in Dubai in collaboration with CNBC Europe and The Wall Street Journal…” (ShellNews.net) 24 March 05 Business Times (Malaysia): Shell to add high-value IT services: “THE Royal Dutch/Shell group plans to […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Wednesday, 23 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Wednesday, 23 March 2005 TomDispatch.com: The Energy Crunch to Come, Soaring Oil Profits, Declining Discoveries, and Danger Signs: “Royal Dutch/Shell, already reeling from admissions last year that it had over-stated its oil and natural gas reserves by 20%, recently lowered its estimated holdings by another 10%, bringing its net loss to […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Tuesday, 22 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Tuesday, 22 March 2005 allAfrica.com: Shell Makes New Oil Discovery in Bonga Field(ShellNews.net) 22 March 05 FINANCIAL TIMES: Nigerian oil unions prepare to strike: “Two main unions said they would give the state energy company, NNPC, and Royal Dutch/Shell, Nigeria’s biggest oil producer, two weeks after the initial strike to stop […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Monday, 21 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Monday, 21 March 2005 Corporate Board Member Magazine (March/April 2005 issue): Shell Rebuilds Itself: “Investors are still divided about the culpability of Shell’s directors in the reserves debacle.”: “The stock price plummeted—losing some $22 billion in value at its nadir—and the bond-rating agencies stripped Shell of its triple-A rating. Class-action suits […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Sunday, 20 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Sunday, 20 March 2005 The Observer (UK): Britain honours hanged hero as legal war rages on: “In the US courts he is pursuing a legal action against Shell, accusing the oil giant of aiding and abetting the torture and murder of Saro-Wiwa and other members of the Ogoni tribe…” (ShellNews.net) 20 […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Saturday, 19 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Saturday, 19 March 2005 Salon.com: Running on empty: The leading energy analysts who foretold Enron’s demise have an alarming new claim: The world’s major oil companies are almost tapped out.: “A spokesman for Royal Dutch/Shell in London was similarly coy, saying in an e-mail that the company had “no comment” on […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Friday, 18 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Friday, 18 March 2005 THE NEW YORK TIMES: Judge Fines Motiva $10M in Tank Explosion: “Motiva, a joint supply venture between Shell and Saudi Refining…”: “…pleaded no contest to state charges of criminally negligent homicide…”: “The company… has paid more than $60 million to settle lawsuits”: “It is still the subject […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Thursday, 17 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Thursday, 17 March 2005 Houston Chronicle: Shell proposes dropping stock options for executives: “Shell has been under heavy scrutiny since it admitted last year it had overstated its proven oil reserves and reduced the figure several times”: “The oil reserves scandal cost the company almost $150 million in fines imposed by […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Wednesday, 16 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Wednesday, 16 March 2005 THE INDEPENDENT (UK): Market Report: Concern over sliding sales hits Morrisons: “Meanwhile, punters piled into BG Group, which stood at the top of the blue-chip gainers’ list. Its shares rose8.25p to 422.25p, as rumours of a bid for the gas group once again did the rounds of […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Tuesday, 15 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Tuesday, 15 March 2005 The Guardian (UK): BG reserves targeted: “The broker reckoned BG could also be a tempting target for Shell…” (ShellNews.net) 15 March 05 THE LONDON TIMES: Need to Know: “Sales at Royal Dutch/Shell’s petrol stations in Argentina have reportedly fallen by 70 per cent since Thursday, when Argentina’s […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Monday, 14 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Monday, 14 March 2005 Belfast Telegraph (Northern Ireland): Shell shock as Fortune poll reports: “Fortune magazine’s latest annual poll to find the world’s most admired companies shows several high-profile companies have fallen from grace. The All-Star list no longer includes Royal Dutch/Shell, which significantly overstated its oil and gas reserves, or […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Sunday, 13 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Sunday, 13 March 2005 The Observer: Shell caves in to Russian pressure on Sakhalin project: “Gazprom, the recently nationalised Russian gas giant, is about to muscle in on Shell’s $12 billion pipeline Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project.”: “; the deal would see Shell lose majority control of Sakhalin-2.” (ShellNews.net) 13 March […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Saturday, 12 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Saturday, 12 March 2005 THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Argentina Pres’s Shell Bashing Raises Eyebrows: A day after urging Argentina’s citizens to boycott the local unit of Royal Dutch/Shell Group (RD) for announcing plans to raise gasoline prices, President Nestor Kirchner called the company “one of the 10 worst” worldwide (ShellNews.net) Posted […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Friday, 11 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Friday, 11 March 2005 Reuters: Shell sells Australian oil fields (ShellNews.net) 11 March 2005 Irish Times: Leave to seek orders against gas field given: “An environmentalist was given leave by the High Court yesterday to seek orders next week against Shell and another company, Lennon Quarries Ltd, requiring them to cease […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Thursday, 10 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Thursday, 10 March 2005 London Evening Standard: Shell ready to return to India: “SHELL is eyeing a return to India just three years after deciding to quit and selling the field that transformed Cairn Energy for loose change.”: “Cairn paid it just $20m (£10.4m) to take control of a block in […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Tuesday, 8 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Tuesday, 8 March 2005 THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Thousands Flee Nigerian Violence Over Oil Revenues: “…the fighting was over who should receive benefits from Royal Dutch/Shell…” (ShellNews.net) 8 March 05 THE SCOTSMAN:Shell Plans Unmanned Petrol Stations(ShellNews.net) 8 March 05 THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Shell’s Draugen May Be Shut Rest Of Wk-Norway […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Monday 7 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Monday 7 March 2005 Asia News: Yahoo: Shell buys 30 pct stake in Egypt W. Desert blocks (ShellNews.net) Posted 7 March 05 FINANCIAL TIMES: Chevron starts takeover talks with Unocal: “Chevron’s fresh position as a front-runner to buy Unocal could spur other suitors, such as CNOOC, Royal Dutch/Shell, BP, or others, […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Sunday 6 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Sunday, 6 March 2005 THE SUNDAY POST (IRELAND): Shell threat of court action over disputed Corrib pipeline: “Shell E&P Ireland has threatened High Court action against residents of Co Mayo if they continue to block access to private property near the route of the Corrib natural gas pipeline.” (ShellNews.net) 6 March […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Saturday, 5 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Saturday, 5 March 2005 THE LONDON TIMES: Can Shell’s Canadian sands yield more oil than the Saudi deserts?: “Transforming black sand into oil is costly and dirty, but there is plenty of it about” (ShellNews.net) 5 March 05 THE LONDON TIMES: High crude price props up this costly process: “The Athabasca […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Friday, 4 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Friday, 4 March 2005 FINANCIAL TIMES: Malaysia seeks end to dispute on oil with Indonesia: “Malaysia said yesterday it would seek talks to end a dispute with Indonesia over potentially oil-rich waters off Borneo after Jakarta took the unusual step of sending warships to the area.”: “Malaysia and Indonesia claim sovereignty […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Tuesday, 1 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Tuesday, 1 March 2005 THE LONDON TIMES: Need to Know: “Shell signed its second agreement with Qatar’s government in two days…” (ShellNews.net) 1 March 05 FINANCIAL TIMES: Shell cements its position with LNG deal: “Royal Dutch/Shell’s signing of a $7bn (£3.65bn) liquefied natural gas deal with Qatar this week cements its […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Wednesday, 2 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Wednesday, 2 March 2005 Reuters: Shell Canada Buys Offshore Newfoundland Rights: “Shell Canada Ltd. marked its exploration return to offshore Newfoundland on Wednesday by acquiring a 20 percent interest in eight exploration licenses in the Orphan Basin” (ShellNews.net) 2 March 05 THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Shell Canada Acquires Expl Rights In […]

Radio Netherlands: Oil giant goes on drilling despite bad press

Radio Netherlands: Oil giant goes on drilling despite bad press March 2005 by Pieternel Gruppen, Despite massive attempts to change the way in which it is perceived, Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell is facing familiar problems once again. Having pumped money and effort into trying to shake off a negative image, the company is again attracting […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Tuesday, 1 March 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Tuesday, 1 March 2005 THE LONDON TIMES: Need to Know: “Shell signed its second agreement with Qatar’s government in two days…” (ShellNews.net) 1 March 05 FINANCIAL TIMES: Shell cements its position with LNG deal: “Royal Dutch/Shell’s signing of a $7bn (£3.65bn) liquefied natural gas deal with Qatar this week cements its […]