That excitement is likely to last as long as oil prices remain above $30 a barrel, a bottom-line benchmark once cited by leaseholder Royal Dutch Shell. With commercial production at least a decade away, the company has since backed away from that number even as a barrel of oil remains near $100.
The first famous cartel in the oil industry - the Seven Sisters - came in the 1920s and lasted until the early 1970s. This famous cartel dissolved only to be replaced by another.
Crude-oil futures plummeted more than $10 a barrel Monday after the House voted down a plan to rescue financial markets, magnifying doubts about demand growth.
TWO GOVERNMENT Ministers have described as "very constructive" a series of discussions on the controversial Corrib gas project held with politicians and community groups in Ballina, Co Mayo.
Shell declined to comment on the duration of the shutdown.
Shell said Saturday its U.S. Gulf refining throughput was about 1 million barrels per day out of a total of 1.2 million bpd.
Total and Royal Dutch Shell, which had been in talks with Iran about LNG projects, earlier this year said they wont enter any new energy deals because of the countrys heightened political risk.
...the venture partners, which also include Royal Dutch/Shell and Osaka Gas, are "prepared to consider the results of the Timor Leste government's independent study," Woodside said in a statement, the country's official name.
Nigeria, Africas most populous country of 140 million people, has the continents biggest hydrocarbon reserves. A spate of militant attacks earlier this month has interrupted production at some oil fields operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc and other foreign companies.
Democratic leaders had hoped to extend the drilling bans, but such a move would have risked drawing opposition from Republicans and the White House. President Bush has announced that he would allow the bans to expire at the end of September. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Marvin Odum, the head of Royal Dutch Shell PLC's U.S. operations, acknowledged that "it is a possibility that [the ban] comes right back on."
Smiths evaluates online reports on 21 criteria, some of which reflect Investor Relations Society best practice. Top of the league table is Royal Dutch Shell.
The national oil companies of Russia, China and India are all running the slide rule over a 5 billion euro stake that has been put up for auction in Repsol, the Spanish oil giant. European majors also known to be taking a look include Royal Dutch Shell, Total of France and Italys Eni.
Some suggest that oil sands require double the energy usually needed for production. Shell disputes that, putting the figure at just 15 per cent more. Whatever the truth, the oil giants need to capture their emissions via CCS to offset the higher energy use required for oil-sands exploitation.
Natalie Davies, 26, joined Shell in March last year and now works as a project services engineer based in Assen, northeast Holland. She is part of an extensive project to renovate and update the facilities and equipment used in processing gas from the huge Groningen field to make them more efficient and environmentally friendly.
Flexitricity works to match up small electricity suppliers and the national grid; its parent company, Martin Energy, won a £40,000 award from Shell Springboard, which promotes low-carbon business ideas.
VANCOUVER - British Columbians ratcheted up their opposition to a proposed Shell Canada Ltd. coal-bed methane project yesterday as a group of mayors unanimously approved a resolution demanding Premier Gordon Campbell halt the company's drilling.
Shell and Motiva announced a $1 million donation to the Red Cross to support the organizations large and lengthy hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana.
Republican vice presidential nominee Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin staunchly opposed listing the polar bear as an endangered species, arguing that the federal designation could hurt drilling such as Shells plans to extract oil from the Chukchi Sea, where polar bears have lived for millennia.
Oil and gas companies are notoriously unpredictable investments.
Shell Oil The president of Shell Oil, Marvin Odum, said that he expected the majority of the companys oil production in the Gulf of Mexico that was shut as a precaution against hurricanes Gustav and Ike to be back on line within two weeks.
The biggest fine ever imposed by the Financial Services Authority was £17 million. On Shell, sitting on $270 billion-worth (£146.8 billion) of oil, according to the last accounts.
The South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) chairperson, Desmond D'sa, told IRIN they were in the process of preparing a class action lawsuit against the refinery owners - Engen, and Shell and British Petroleum (BP) - in a bid to make the companies accountable.
Nigeria's largest LNG export plant, on Bonny Island in the southern Niger Delta, is controlled by a group of Western companies -- Royal Dutch Shell, Total and Eni unit Agip. NNPC owns 49 percent.
Juan Kemp, Shell Gulf coast operations manager, said demand had been three times higher than normal in this area. Shell sought to limit disruptions by leasing 35 generators it could deploy within 24 hours along the Gulf coast, but Shell still has up to 50 sites without power.
First testing a Ford Focus 1.6l with Shell V-power fuel, they found that although the car had a marginal power increase using super fuel, it ended up costing £115 more than unleaded filling the car for 12,000 miles.
The settlement calls for Shell to pay $250,000 in civil penalties, $50,000 to the city of Martinez for improvements to the city's marina or waterfront, and $10,000 to pay for the response by state oil spill cleanup crews.
"We'll need all the help technology can give, as the world faces such great energy and environmental challenges. But, above all, the world will need leadership. And here Abu Dhabi can and will play a very strong role," said Malcolm Brinded, Executive Director Exploration and Production, Royal Dutch Shell.
NEW YORK, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Shell Oil (RDSa.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the largest oil producer in the storm-battered Gulf of Mexico, said on Thursday it expects the bulk of its offshore fields back on line within two weeks.
CALGARY, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Shell Canada and Tree Canada today announced the planting of their one millionth tree, part of a planting program that will sequester more than 650,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.