The complexity naturally means the system is open to abuse. Last year The Sunday Times revealed how SRF, an Indian company that produces refrigeration gases at a sprawling chemical plant in Rajasthan, stood to make £300m from selling certificates to overseas companies including Shell and Barclays.
Posts from ‘November, 2008’
CAIRO (Reuters) – OPEC on Saturday prepared to defer a decision on a new supply cut amid signs that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies are not happy with adherence to restraints agreed in the past two months.
MOSCOW, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Oil major BP will back the long-delayed expansion of the CPC pipeline from Kazakhstan to Russia as early as December if it faces no obstacles in selling its stakes in the pipeline venture, it said on Friday.
European Union plans to tighten carbon trading rules after 2012 risk damaging the global competitiveness of Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDSa.L: Quote, Profile, Research,Stock Buzz) Pernis refinery, a Shell executive told a newspaper published on Saturday. Rob Routs, Executive Director of Downstream (oil products and chemicals), said the oil major was concerned about the consequences for Europe’s biggest oil refinery if the EU pursued its plans without the United States and China on board.
The residents of two small Dutch towns are to play host to an unconventional neighbour: massive quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2). Royal Dutch Shell and NAM, the Dutch national gas company, intend to conduct a pilot scheme to investigate CO2 storage. Where will they put it? Under the towns.
Oil is, after all, a primary source of man-made global warming, while spillages and drilling have sometimes inflicted lethal environmental damage. Despite the sharp falls of recent months, dramatic price rises have also underwritten every postwar global recession, including the current economic malaise.
With oil prices off more than $90 from this year’s historic highs, OPEC has in the past two months announced output reductions totaling about two million barrels a day. Many analysts expect the organization to cut output further, but they’re unsure of when.
Some analysts believe that if oil prices fall further from their current levels, then even the dividends of BP and Shell could be vulnerable. If either of these giants cut their pay-out, the market really would be shocked.
Royal Dutch Shell has delayed another Canadian oil sands project, saying it was reviewing its plan to find ways to “improve the project economics by reducing costs and increasing project revenue”.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska The head of Shell Alaska says the company may appeal a recent federal court ruling that has delayed its plans to drill exploratory wells in the Beaufort Sea next year.
A security contractor said the man was working for an oil services firm when he was seized by unidentified gunmen in the city of Port Harcourt.