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MAY 2005 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NEWS HEADLINES

MAY 2005 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NEWS HEADLINES Sunday, 1 May 2005 ExpressIndia.com: Iran says expects to win bid to buy Basell: “Iran said it was better-placed to buy polymer joint venture Basell than its Indian rivals and expects to be the final winner in the sale process…”(ShellNews.net) 1 May 05 Monday, 2 May 2005 THE […]

Lloyds List: Liquid gold Qatar leads the way with huge export projects

Lloyds List: Liquid gold Qatar leads the way with huge export projects 31 May 2005 ‘THERE is Qatar and there is everyone else,’ is now a common statement in the LNG industry. And no wonder. Qatar and its oil major partners are raising the industry benchmark with their huge projects to export gas to the […]

Lloyds List: Two newbuilds boosts Shell’s fleet to 20

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Shell India wins Golden Peacock Award

India Infoline.com (India): Shell India wins Golden Peacock Award  31 May 2005 Shell India announced on Monday that it has been declared a winner of the prestigious ‘Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award 2005′ by the World Environment Foundation (WEF). The award recognizes the innovative environmental features and technologies deployed at Shell fuel retail stations, including double-walled […]

Flying J and Shell Canada open first co-branded travel plaza in Alberta

Flying J and Shell Canada open first co-branded travel plaza in Alberta CALGARY, May 30 /CNW/ – Flying J Inc, a privately held U.S. corporation based in Ogden, Utah, and Shell Canada Limited, an integrated oil and gas company based in Calgary, Alberta announced today that they are opening their first co-branded travel plaza in […]

Shell Stations Cater to Entertainment

Convenience Store News: Shell Stations Cater to Entertainment-Starved Customers  31 May 2005  LOS ANGELES — Select Shell Oil stations in the Los Angeles area will debut the VST Media Network, offering news, sports and entertainment to drivers while they fill their tanks. VST partnered with two independent Los Angeles-based Shell dealers: Pacific Fuels and C.A.R. […]

Lloyds List: Many new producers preparing ground to get in on the act

Lloyds List: Many new producers preparing ground to get in on the act 31 May 2005 WITH so much excitement surrounding the LNG industry, it is easy to overlook the fact that the two nations with the world’s largest gas reserves, Russia and Iran, have yet to export a cargo by ship between them. Indeed, […]

Shell accused over tax on UK investors

THE TIMES (UK): Shell accused over tax on UK investors May 31, 2005  By Gary Duncan  SHELL yesterday faced accusations of unfairly inflicting heavy bills for capital gains tax on some British investors who hold shares in the Dutch arm of the oil giant. Under Shell’s impending restructuring, shareholders in the British and Dutch arms […]

Call for Shell to alter its plan to unify

FINANCIAL TIMES: Call for Shell to alter its plan to unify 31 May 2005 By Clay Harris Royal Dutch/Shell should modify its unification proposals to minimise the potential tax burden on a relatively small group of individual shareholders in the UK, an investment industry leader said yesterday. Under the scheme due to be considered by […]

Shell to Start Talks With Nigeria, Ogoni Activists

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Shell to Start Talks With Nigeria, Ogoni Activists By SHAI OSTER DOW JONES NEWSWIRES May 31, 2005; Page A7 LONDON — Royal Dutch/Shell Group will start reconciliation talks with the Nigerian government and representatives from Ogoniland that could lead to its return to Nigeria’s oil-rich region and could help resolve one […]

Huge tax bills for Royal Dutch investors from Shell merger

Daily Telegraph: Huge tax bills for Royal Dutch investors from Shell merger  By Paul Farrow (Filed: 31/05/2005) Hundreds of British shareholders in Royal Dutch Petroleum face huge capital gains tax bills when it merges with Shell Transport & Trading. Last week, the oil giant announced the timetable for this deal. If, as expected, the proposals […]

Chevron bringing back Texaco brand, symbol

Amarillo.com: Rising Star: Chevron bringing back Texaco brand, symbol Posted 30 May 2005 By James F. Peltz Los Angeles Times Michael Lemmons / [email protected] SAN RAMON, Calif. – Odd as it sounds, the U.S. arm of Chevron is getting back into the business of Texaco. The Texaco brand of gasoline had withered in the U.S. […]

Shell ponders stake in Panuke

The Chronicle Herald (Canada): Shell ponders stake in Panuke 30 May 2005 Petroleum giant may be ready to expand its N.S. holdings By JUDY MYRDEN / Business Reporter There is speculation that one of Nova Scotia’s oldest players in the offshore has its eyes on the Deep Panuke natural gas discovery. Shell Canada Ltd., which […]

Irish Times: Mayo TDs call for Shell to build offshore terminal

Irish Times: Mayo TDs call for Shell to build offshore terminal 30 May 2005 Lorna Siggins, Marine Correspondent Two Mayo TDs have called on the Government to insist that Shell E&P Ireland build a shallow water offshore terminal for the €900 million Corrib gas field on safety grounds. Fine Gael TD Michael Ring and Independent […]

Keep your promise, Nigerian villages tell Shell

Gulf Times (Qatar): Keep your promise, Nigerian villages tell Shell Posted 29 May 2005 OTUEGILA, Nigeria: Local leaders from 13 communities in southern Nigeria’s oil-rich but restive Niger Delta accused the Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell of reneging on a promise to build them a road yesterday and demanded that the firm halt its operations in […]

The Scotsman: Shell and North Sea

The Scotsman: Shell and North Sea 29 May 2005 LESS charitable views on Royal Dutch/Shell in the darkest days of last year had a lot in common with those of the North Sea. Like the company, the North Sea smacked of terminal decline, its glory days left behind some time in the 1980s, its talent […]

Shell’s auction of its LPG business could raise £1.6bn

Sunday Telegraph: Shell’s auction of its LPG business could raise £1.6bn By Sylvia Pfeifer (Filed: 29/05/2005) Shell, the Anglo-Dutch oil giant, is to auction its liquid petroleum gas (LPG) business and is hoping for bids of up to $3bn (£1.6bn). It is understood that relevant information will be sent to prospective buyers in the next […]

AP Worldstream: Are we there yet? Some see the beginning of the end of the road for oil

AP Worldstream: Are we there yet? Some see the beginning of the end of the road for oil MATT CRENSON May 29, 2005 Could the petroleum joyride _ cheap, abundant oil that has sent the global economy whizzing along with the pedal to the metal and the air conditioning blasting for decades _ be coming […]

The Guardian: Fast forward

The Guardian (UK): Fast forward Interview by Eileen Sheridan Saturday May 28, 2005 “I’ve done best in the jobs I’ve most enjoyed, so I think carefully about the jobs I want to do and try to make sure I’m passionate about them,” says Sally. “I’ve learned to take soundings and trust the views of others […]

Shell link to ‘independent’ consultants for gas pipeline

Irish Times: Shell link to ‘independent’ consultants for gas pipeline 28 May 2005 Lorna Siggins, Marine Correspondent “Independent” consultants hired by Minister for the Marine Noel Dempsey to review the safety of the Corrib gas onshore pipeline are part-owned by the project’s major shareholder, Shell. British Pipeline Agency (BPA) Ltd is jointly-owned by BP and […]

We don’t like … … no rollover relief

The Guardian (UK): We don’t like … … no rollover relief Phillip Inman Saturday May 28, 2005 Potential problems loom for savers who have stashed share certificates in oil giant Shell under their bed, in a safe deposit box or electronic nominee account. Anyone investing in the the Netherlands-quoted Royal Dutch arm of Shell will […]

Constitution is in a mess, the Briton who wrote it says

THE TIMES: Constitution is in a mess, the Briton who wrote it says 28 May 2005 By Bronwen Maddox What started out as a simple statement of principles turned into a monster out of control THE European Constitution should still be praised for setting out Europe’s common values, and defining the powers of the institutions […]

Shell delays target to end gas flaring in Nigeria by a year

THE TIMES (UK): Shell delays target to end gas flaring in Nigeria by a year 28 May 2005 By Carl Mortished, International Business Editor SHELL has risked the ire of the environmental lobby by delaying its target date for the end of gas flaring in Nigeria by a year to 2009. The oil company blames […]

Shell has fewer spills, deaths among workers

Houston Chronicle: Shell has fewer spills, deaths among workers 28 May 2005 By STEPHEN VOSS Bloomberg News The Royal Dutch-Shell Group of Companies reported fewer oil spills and worker deaths, no change in greenhouse gas emissions and an increase in bribes in an annual assessment of its corporate responsibility. The company, which operates in 140 […]

Shell admits second downgrade more serious

Financial Times: Shell admits second downgrade more serious 28 May 2005 By James Boxell Royal Dutch/Shell has underlined the seriousness of its second reserves cut last year by estimating that the barrels of oil and gas removed were more valuable than those in its first, far bigger reduction. The Anglo-Dutch oil group was initially forced […]

Daily Mail: Now Shell spells out swap deal

Daily Mail: Now Shell spells out swap deal CITY INVESTMENT Saturday, May 28, 2005 SHELL shareholders have some reading to do as the oil group sends out documents on welding its two companies Royal Dutch Petroleum and Shell Transport into a single, £120bn giant called Royal Dutch Shell (RDS). You need to get your vote […]

Daily Telegraph: Shell scrutinised again

Daily Telegraph: Shell scrutinised again 28 May 2005 CITY BULLETIN: Shell put its environmental record under fresh scrutiny yesterday after conceding it would miss targets to end the controversial practice of burning off unwanted gas in Nigeria. The Anglo-Dutch oil giant blamed a lack of funding from the country’s government and project delays for pushing […]

Oil firms boost spending on personnel

San Jose Mercury News: Oil firms boost spending on personnel 27 May 2005 Major oil companies including San Ramon-based Chevron Corp. (CVX), BP Plc and Royal Dutch/Shell Group are spending more than ever for workers and equipment as surging energy consumption increases demand for geologists, drilling rigs and pipe. Finding and pumping a barrel of […]

Repsol Plans to Make Bid For Shell’s LPG Business

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Repsol Plans to Make Bid For Shell’s LPG Business Posted 27 May 2005 By ANDRES CALA Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL PARIS — Repsol YPF plans to announce next week it is partnering with other investors to bid for Royal Dutch/Shell’s liquefied petroleum gas distribution and marketing business, a […]

FTC Clears Shell In Refinery Closure

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: FTC Clears Shell In Refinery Closure Posted 27 May 2005 By RUSSELL GOLD Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL The Federal Trade Commission has concluded the Royal Dutch/Shell Group wasn’t trying to drive up California gasoline prices by closing a refinery in Bakersfield, Calif. The agency closed a year-long investigation […]

FTC: Shell Not Trying to Boost Gas

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FTC Drops Probe of Shell Refinery Plans

Los Angeles Times: FTC Drops Probe of Shell Refinery Plans 27 May 2005 By Erica Williams, Times Staff Writer Shell Oil Co. wasn’t attempting to squeeze fuel supplies and boost pump prices in California when it announced plans in 2003 to close its Bakersfield refinery, federal antitrust authorities said Wednesday. The Federal Trade Commission said […]

Businesses call for urgent action on climate change

The Guardian: Businesses call for urgent action on climate change Mark Tran Friday May 27, 2005 The right government policy on climate change could minimise costs to business and need not harm competitiveness, 13 of Britain’s most powerful companies said today. In a letter addressed to the prime minister, Tony Blair, HSBC, Shell, BP and […]

San Jose Mercury News: Bush pushing hydrogen fuel as alternative

San Jose Mercury News: Bush pushing hydrogen fuel as alternative 26 May 2005 DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON – President Bush stared inquisitively down into the nozzle of a hydrogen fuel hose on Wednesday, then pumped the fuel into a blue compact car as he renewed his plea for Congress to pass a wide-ranging energy […]

U.S. President Bush Tours Shell Hydrogen Service Station

H2Carsbiz (Denmark): U.S. President Bush Tours Shell Hydrogen Service Station 26 May 2005 By PEB based on a White House Press Release U.S. President George W. Bush talks to the media as he stands with Rick Scott, Operations and Safety Coordinator, Shell Hydrogen, L.L.C. at the Shell Benning Hydrogen Service Station in Washington D.C. ; […]

US FTC clears Shell decision to shut California refinery

AFX Europe (Focus): US FTC clears Shell decision to shut California refinery 26 May 2005 SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) – A Federal Trade Commission investigation of Shell Oil Company’s decision to shut a California refinery found the company did nothing wrong, the government agency said. Shell’s announcement that it would shut its Bakersfield refinery by Oct […]

Nigeria: Niger Delta communities said preparing to protest against oil giant

BBC Monitoring Service: Nigeria: Niger Delta communities said preparing to protest against oil giant 26 May 2005 Excerpt from report by John Iwori entitled “13 oil communities protest against Shell” published by Nigerian newspaper This Day website on 25 May; subheading inserted editorially; The abandonment of phase II of the Imiringi -Nembe road project, being […]

Nearly 400 former Shell staff still wait on Malaysian Appeal Court hearing after winning their High Court case against Shell

ShellNews.net: Nearly 400 former Shell staff still wait on Malaysian Appeal Court hearing after winning their High Court case against Shell Posted 26 May 2005 In September 2004  the Miri High Court ordered Sarawak Shell Bhd (SSB), Sabah Shell Petroleum Co Ltd (SSPC), the Trustees of Shell Sarawak and Sabah Retirement Fund (SSSRBF) and Shell Sarawak […]

The great oil rush of 2005

THE TIMES: The great oil rush of 2005 Posted 26 May 2005 By Rhys Blakely, Times Online Cairn Energy is moving one step closer to unlocking the riches it discovered under a plot of Indian desert bought at a knock-down price from the hapless Shell. If only the rest of the oil sector could put […]

Niger Delta Communities Protest Against Shell

allAfrica.com: Niger Delta Communities Protest Against Shell 25 May 2005 This Day (Lagos) Onwuka Nzeshi Warri About 50 oil bearing communities and hosts to the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Delta State, staged a peaceful demonstration at the weekend in protest over the alleged relocation of Shell’s major departments from Warri, Western division to […]