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Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil and Glencore: Energy companies risk wasting trillions on uneconomic projects

By Jessica Morris: 25 November 2015 Energy companies risk wasting $2.2 trillion (£1.46 trillion) on uneconomic projects over the next 10 years, according to a new report. Think tank the Carbon Tracker Initiative’s (CTI) report how fossil fuel firms risk destroying investor returns says energy companies’ focus on fossil fuels at the expense of emerging clean technologies […]

Chad Holliday on the zero-carbon economy

Shell’s Chairman Chad Holliday at Fortune’s Brainstorm E Photo: Stuart Isett—Fortune Brainstorm E Shell chairman Chad Holliday made news at Brainstorm E, held Sept. 28 and 29, by announcing the creation of a new commission to help the U.S. move to a zero-carbon economy. Why would one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies […]

Big Oil’s Murky Climate

Big Oil truly is facing a conundrum of biblical proportions Liam Denning: October 16, 2015 Big Oil is getting religion — sort of. Ten major oil companies including Royal Dutch Shell, BP and Saudi Aramco declared on Friday that they totally get the climate change thing and would support measures aimed at preventing it.  […]

BP plc, Royal Dutch Shell And Others Declare Joint Action On Climate Change

By: Micheal Kaufman: Oct 16, 2015  Global warming over the past few years has become a major issue. Companies around the world keep on pumping and burning record levels of conventional fossil fuels. Burning of fossil fuels leads to carbon emissions, which are highly detrimental for the environment. Activists have now have taken a stern hand […]

Will Shell-funded Energy Transitions Commission help or hinder the low carbon economy?

By Jessica Shankleman  |  25 Sep 2015 Will Shell-funded Energy Transitions Commission help or hinder the low carbon economy? Oil giant Shell is backing a new organisation that is being set up to lobby governments to step up their investments in low carbon technologies, with the twin aims of boosting economic growth and tackling climate […]

Shell, Statoil among energy companies forging climate advice group

Green Business | Thu Sep 24, 2015  Representatives from energy companies including oil heavyweights Shell and Statoil have joined forces to advise on making cleaner energy decisions, the latest push by energy firms to become more pro-active on climate issues. Shell Chairman Chad Holliday, Statoil Vice-President Bjorn Otto Sverdrup and RWE Chief Executive Peter Terium […]

Shell to advise governments on climate change!!!

Sep 24 2015, 11:59 ET | By: Carl Surran, SA News Editor Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B), BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) and GE are teaming up with the McKinsey consultancy and other large companies to advise governments on how to combat global warming without weakening their economies, Financial Times reports. The companies also are backing a […]

Volatile’ oil price hard to predict, says Shell boss

Royal Dutch Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden has told the BBC a recovery in the price of oil is hard to foresee. “It is a very, very volatile business in terms of supply and demand. The oil price responds to very small mismatches between supply and demand,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. […]

Jewell says ‘Keep It in the Ground’ movement simplistic, country too reliant on fossil fuels

The Kulluk is an Arctic drill rig owned by Royal Dutch Shell. In 2012, the rig ran aground off Sitkalidak Island near Kodiak Island. The highly publicized incident was used by drilling opponents as an example of Shell’s lack of qualifications to drill in the Arctic. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis/U.S. Coast […]

Shell’s big gamble: Oil wrangling at the far reaches of the Arctic frontier

By Steven Mufson September 11 Shell Oil Co.’s president Marvin Odum made the trip on Sept. 2 from Houston to this northern-most town in the United States, a spot whose traditional name, Ukpeagvik, means “place where snowy owls are hunted.” Odum is here hunting, too, for oil offshore and political support from Alaska Natives living […]

Mr. Obama’s Urgent Arctic Message

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD SEPT. 1, 2015 A version of this editorial appears in print on September 2, 2015, on page A24 of the New York edition A presidential trip has enormous power to focus attention on a place and an issue, and President Obama’s trip to Alaska has been minutely choreographed with visits to glaciers, […]

Alaska seeks balanced energy agenda

State leader sees the oil era ending, but development still vital to Alaska’s economy. By Daniel J. Graeber     |   Sept. 1, 2015  ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Alaska needs to exploit its vast natural resources, but do so in a way that heeds the growing threats of climate changes, the state’s lieutenant governor […]

Obama defends Shell Arctic drilling decision

By AFP 29 August 2015 Two days before heading to Alaska to raise climate change awareness, US President Barack Obama on Saturday defended his controversial decision to allow Shell to drill in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea. The Obama administration’s green light for the Anglo-Dutch oil giant angered environmental groups which have decried the “hypocrisy” of […]

The usual dubious antics of Greenpeace

Posting on our Shell Blog by a Long Term Regular Contributor, “LondonLad,” a retired Shell Executive: Aug 28th, 2015  Found the following on Greenpeace and their usual dubious antics (much more on them in the article at : Greenpeace is the largest environmental organization in the world, with an international membership of over 3 million […]

Shell Leaves ALEC, Is Still Terrible

Shell remains one of the dirtiest, corrupt and dangerous companies ever known, and no amount of green-washing can hide that simple fact. Derrick Crowe: 27 August, 2015 Earlier this month, Royal Dutch Shell announced it would allow its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, to expire. ALEC is a major force behind […]

Former BP chief exec warns Shell about Arctic drilling

Former BP chief exec warns Shell about Arctic drilling Kamala Kelkar: August 13, 2015 The former chief executive of BP, who headed the company during a spate of nasty disasters including the biggest ever pipeline spill in the North Slope, warned Shell that drilling in the Arctic could hurt its reputation. Former BP CEO Lord Browne told […]

Green groups warn Shell boss over ‘reckless’ pursuit of Arctic oil

Green groups warn Shell boss over ‘reckless’ pursuit of Arctic oil EXCLUSIVE: WWF chief executives write to Ben Van Beurden as Greenpeace and Oil International unveil new report highlighting Arctic drilling risks By Jessica Shankleman  |  14 Aug 2015 Green groups have stepped up pressure on Shell over its plans to drill for oil in […]

Shell backs plans to fire giant bullets into ground to reach geothermal energy

HyperSciences has been awarded a $1 million grant from Shell It has a patent on a new type of ram accelerator for geothermal energy ‘Gun’ will repeatedly fire projectiles at 4,500mph (2 km/s) to blast holes Company claims the technique is ten times faster than traditional drilling By ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD FOR DAILYMAIL.COM: 25 July 2015 […]

Shell’s Positioning For Better Russia And Iran Relations Is Part Of Its Global Gas Strategy

Zoltan Ban: 23 July 2015 Summary Shell has been showing long-term interest in moving more towards natural gas for a while, with natural gas production surpassing its oil production in 2013. Aside from its major acquisition of BG group, it is forming an alliance with Gazprom and is looking to be among the first in […]

Shell to drop ‘Oil’ from its name? Um, no.

By Tony Dokoupil: 15 July 2015 It seemed like a hopeful sign of the times: News that Shell Oil might soon drop the word “oil” from its name. British Petroleum made a similar move not long ago, rechristening itself as BP, a company with a vision “beyond petroleum.” But alas, Shell is not changing its name. […]

Shell U.S. Unit May Drop ‘Oil’ From Name in Sign of Times

by Gerrit De Vynck: 9 July 2015 The U.S. unit of Royal Dutch Shell Plc may soon drop the word “oil” from its name in a move that would symbolize its transition to other sources of energy, an executive said. With Shell Oil Co.’s parent focusing more on natural gas and looking at other energy […]

Royal Dutch Shell Seeks Funding For Carbon Capture Project

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Jun 29, 2015  Global warming concerns have been receiving more and more media attention, as major oil companies also plan to address the issue, considering its potentially adverse effect on the environment. Goldeneye, an abandoned offshore natural gas production platform that is connected to the Scottish coast via a 100 kilometer long pipeline, […]

Malcolm Brinded still connected with Shell

Brinded speaks out on sustainable and accessible energy Written by  OE Staff: Friday 26 June 2015 Speaking this week as the 2015 recipient of the Energy Institute (EI)’s Cadman Award, Malcolm Brinded, chairman of Shell Foundation, has called for increased focus on breakthrough technology and business innovations to respond to the challenges of international development, […]

Shell and The Science Museum’s toxic relationship has just been exposed

The true nature of big oil sponsorships was exposed last week, after it was discovered that Shell had sought to influence the content of the climate change exhibition “Atmosphere”, which it sponsors at the Science Museum. Emails obtained via Freedom of Information requests show how the company positioned its own staff as advisors: “Regarding the […]

Shell’s Former Chairman Made a Startling Comment About Climate Change

Chris Matthews/Fortune Sir Mark Moody-Stuart calls for divestment in fossil-fuel companies When the oilmen themselves are arguing for stronger action to fight climate change, it’s probably time to start acting. Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, the former chairman of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell, said that the lack of progress the world has made on climate change […]

Shell’s former chair calls fossil fuel divestment ‘rational’

Shell’s former chair calls fossil fuel divestment ‘rational’ By Steve Hargreaves: 4 June 2015 The former chairman of Royal Dutch Shell said selling oil stocks is a “rational” response to the failure of the oil industry to take meaningful action on climate change. He is the latest to lend support to the growing campaign for […]

Fossil fuel divestment is rational, says former Shell chairman

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European Big Oil Opens Schism on Climate With U.S. Rivals

Article by Tara Patel and Javier Blas published 1 June 2015 by  The heads of Europe’s largest oil and gas companies joined together for the first time to call for governments to agree on carbon pricing at a United Nations climate summit, opening a schism with their American rivals. “It’s clear that the subject isn’t viewed in the […]

Did Royal Dutch Shell Try To Manipulate Science Museum Climate Program?

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Jun 1, 2015 According to internal documents seen by The Guardian, questions are raised over whether Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) attempted to steer the course of the presentation of a climate change program that the oil giant was sponsoring at the Science Museum in London. The company questioned the museum […]

Royal Dutch Shell, BP plc Seek UN Support Over Carbon Pricing

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Jun 1, 2015 Major oil exploration and production companies in Europe are coming together to seek the United Nations’ support for the first time, in putting forward a plan that will apply brakes to global warming. As pressure mounts on oil companies over concerns of climate change, company executives have moved […]

Shell Has Got Its Climate Policy Wrong: Economist Nick Stern

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: May 29, 2015  At the Guardian Business debate on divestment in Kings Place, London, prominent Economist Nick Stern said that Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) wants investors to bet against the world taking action on climate change. He said that the oil giant and other hydrocarbon companies were pulling in the […]

Shell CEO backs fossil fuels, climate change warnings -Guardian

Markets | Fri May 22, 2015 7:35pm EDT Shell CEO backs fossil fuels, climate change warnings -Guardian The world’s fossil fuel reserves cannot be burned unless some way is found to capture their carbon emissions, Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said on Friday. In an interview published in Britain’s Guardian […]

Shell boss endorses warnings about fossil fuels and climate change

Ben van Beurden, chief executive of Shell, acknowledges that we cannot burn all the world’s fossil fuel reserves without risking a breach of the 2C limit needed to prevent catastrophic climate change. Photograph: Bloomberg/Getty Terry Macalister and Damian Carrington: Friday 22 May 2015  read more

Shell, climate change and a question of reality

By John Donovan Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden is said to have lambasted fossil fuel critics at the Shell AGM yesterday, accusing them of ignoring reality. Two days earlier, Terry Macalister of The Guardian, who has always been scrupulously fair in his comments and reporting in relation to Shell, seemed to suggest that it is Mr […]



Shell Lobbied EU To Favour Gas Over Renewables – The Guardian

Article by Joshua Warner published Monday 27April 2015 by Alliance News PRESS: Shell Lobbied EU To Favour Gas Over Renewables – The Guardian LONDON (Alliance News) – Royal Dutch Shell PLC successfully lobbied to undermine European renewable energy targets, in favour of the expanded use of gas, ahead of a key agreement on emissions cuts […]

Guardian Media Group to divest its £800m fund from fossil fuels

From an article by Damian Carrington  published Wednesday 1 April 2015  by The Guardian newspaper Guardian Media Group to divest its £800m fund from fossil fuels The Guardian Media Group (GMG) is to sell all the fossil fuel assets in its investment fund of over £800m, making it the largest yet known to pull out of coal, […]

Why The Oil Price Could Fall Even Further

From an article by Prabhat Sakya published 24 March 2015 by The Motley Fool under the headline: BP plc And Royal Dutch Shell plc: Why The Oil Price Could Fall Even Further The oil price has fallen dramatically since last summer. This has meant difficult times for the oil producers, including companies such as BP and […]

The credibility of Royal Dutch Shell oil demand forecasts

By John Donovan Forecasts of future oil demand and oil prices made by Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden have been widely reported. See syndicated Reuters article. He is not exactly a disinterested independent observer, as his personal income and the well-being and profitability of the oil company he leads, depends on these issues. […]

Oil Prices Start Week in Negative Territory

From an article by Georgi Kantchev published by the Wall Street Journal 19 Jan 2015 unde the headline: “Oil Prices Start Week in Negative Territory” Extract LONDON—Oil prices started the week in negative territory on expectations that a sustained recovery is still a long way off. …analysts said they see little evidence that the combination of oversupply […]

Oil prices continued their collapse on Friday

Oil prices continued their collapse on Friday… The new rout began Friday morning… Gas prices will continue to be in a free fall as long as crude oil is searching for a bottom,” the AAA motor club reported on Friday. From an article published by The New York Times on page B1 of the New […]


By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN Published: Dec 10, 2014 at 10:02 am EST Exxon Mobil Corporation(NYSE:XOM) revealed its annual energy outlook yesterday and maintained its stance despite the fact that crude price has declined 40% since its peak in late-June. This has resulted in energy companies slashing down their capital spending plans and slowing down growth in […]

How Church’s Leaning Toward Renewable Energy Will Affect BP and Shell

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN Published: Dec 5, 2014 at 10:29 am EST Companies engaged in the oil businesses are increasingly in the limelight and under pressure to adopt techniques that will assure minimum carbon emissions into the environment. In a recent development, the Church of England (COE) has urged BP plc. (ADR) (NYSE:BP) and Royal Dutch […]

Shell’s Soccer Field Greenwash

From a Forbes article by Alex Epstein: Shell’s “Footstep-Powered” Soccer Field Will Never Work Oil giant Shell claims in its #makethefuture campaign that it is promoting renewable energy and helping a poor community in Brazil by bringing it “the world’s first football pitch powered by footsteps.” It has told 1.6 million YouTube viewers and counting […]

Declining coal production in the U.S.

From a Regular Contributor The following link is about the approaching end of cheap and easy coal from the surface mines in the Western part of the US, specifically Wyoming. These reserves are approaching depletion. That is good for the planet but not necessarily good for electricity consumers in the US, China, and Europe. The […]

‘Solar’ jet fuel made out of thin air

Extract from a Chemistry World article by Jon Cartwright published 2 May 2014 The dream of producing hydrocarbon fuels from carbon dioxide and sunlight is one step closer thanks to chemists in Europe who have made jet fuel from scratch in a solar reactor for the first time. Although the chemists only produced enough kerosene to […]

Oil giant says profits are assured

Extracts from an article published by Eco-Business 28 May 2014 Shell, the world’s largest oil company, believes that governments will not damage its business by taking rapid action on climate change, and says all its oil reserves will be needed and sold at a profit. In a robust reply to a recent report by the […]

BT, Shell and corporates call for trillion tonnes of carbon to stay in the ground

Extract from an article published Tuesday 8 April 2014 by The Guardian newspaper Unilever, Shell, BT, and EDF Energy are among 70 leading companies today calling on governments across the globe to step up efforts to tackle climate change. The companies, which have a combined turnover of $90bn, say the world needs a “rapid and […]

Showa Shell Solar Unit to Invest 13 Billion Yen in Panel Plant

By Chisaki Watanabe Dec 19, 2013 7:13 AM GMT Solar Frontier K.K., a unit of Japan’s Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (5002), will invest 13 billion yen ($125 million) to build a solar panel plant north of Tokyo. The plant in Miyagi prefecture will have annual production capacity of 150 megawatts and will begin operating by […]