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Shell to dispose of its downstream assets and business completely?

A report in The Times today describes the plans for Shell Centre development: London waterfront to take on new look with Italian backing On the face of it it raises the question as to why, given the movement of the centre of gravity in Royal Dutch Shell to The Netherlands, RDS would want to hold […]

BG Group Profits Crash By 65%

By LAURA CHESTERS FOR DAILY MAIL The oil price rout found new victims on both sides of the Atlantic yesterday as BG Group and Chevron revealed profits had tanked. BG, which is in the process of being sold to Royal Dutch Shell, reported a 65 per cent fall in second quarter profit to £275.5million, while […]

Almost all of BG employees, even senior management expect to be let go

EXTRACTS FROM ANONYMOUS POSTINGS ON WEBSITE: thelayoff.com UNDER THE HEADING: EXTRACTS It’s Official SHELL to layoff 6500 employees Also this 6500 number doesn’t count the contractors and BG employees. Almost all of BG employees, even senior management expect to be let go. Anonymous127132 20 days ago (Sun 07/12/15 07:47:56 UTC) Shell Houston Secret Reductions While Shell […]

Royal Dutch Shell Profits Continue to Fall, Prompting 6,500 Layoffs By

By STANLEY REED: JULY 30, 2015 LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday that its profit fell sharply in the second quarter as a strong performance in marketing and refining failed to offset the brunt of lower oil and gas prices. The oil giant also said it would cut its capital investment and eliminate 6,500 jobs […]

Royal Dutch Shell signals Browse FLNG go-ahead far from certain for 2016

By Angela Macdonald-Smith: Jul 30 2015 Royal Dutch Shell has signalled that a final go-ahead next year for the Browse floating liquefied natural gas project in Western Australia is far from a certainty given the cost challenges of the venture in the depressed oil price environment. Chief financial officer Simon Henry listed Browse among several large international […]

Shell to cut jobs, spending to cope with lower oil prices

LONDON | BY RON BOUSSO AND KAROLIN SCHAPS: 30 July 2015 Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported a 37 percent drop in second quarter profits and said it would cut 6,500 jobs this year and reduce spending further to deal with an extended period of lower oil prices. The Anglo-Dutch oil and gas company also said […]

Big oil to sharpen focus on costs after $200bn of cuts

Europe’s biggest oil companies have to find deeper cuts as oil prices expected to weigh on earnings By Andrew Critchlow, Commodities editor: 27 July 2015 Three of Europe’s biggest oil companies will report weaker earnings this week and the City is looking for guidance on how to mitigate a sustained slump in Brent crude prices […]

British energy giants set to axe costs in a bid to cope with falling gas and oil prices

BG could reveal a 75 per cent fall in profit to £200million By LAURA CHESTERS FOR THE DAILY MAIL: 26 July 2015 The falling price of oil and gas continues to take its toll on energy firms as British Gas-owner Centrica, BP and Royal Dutch Shell are set to reveal increased cost cutting to cope. The […]

Brazil clears $70 bln BG-Shell merger, BG says

Markets | Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:53pm EDT BG Group Plc on Friday confirmed that it has received final unconditional clearance from Brazilian competition authority CADE for its acquisition by bigger rival Royal Dutch Shell. The clearance of the $70 billion merger follows the 15-day period during which the preliminary approval granted by CADE on […]

Shell-BG merger approved by Brazil

THE HAGUE, July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”) (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) today announced that its recommended combination with BG […]

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 […]

Here’s Why Royal Dutch Shell plc Was Downgraded By S&P

According to S&P, the softness in crude oil prices and significant capital expenditures, despite recent spending cuts, have weakened Shell’s financial risk profile, which is reflected in the ratings downgrade. By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Jul 22, 2015  Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has downgraded the credit rating of European oil major Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) […]

S&P cut its rating on Shell after big BG merger

Standard & Poors cut its rating on Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) by one notch to ‘AA minus’ from ‘AA’, citing a weaker financial risk profile, mainly due to soft oil prices, and continuing substantial capital expenditures. The rating agency said the outlook on the company is negative reflecting possible adverse effects on credit metrics […]

Investors Are Underestimating Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Deal To Buy BG Group plc

By Rupert Hargreaves – Monday, 20 July, 2015 Large-cap FTSE 100 blue chips like Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) are considered to be relatively safe investments. Unfortunately, Shell has been trying to go against this belief over the past year. During the past 12 months Shell has taken on three high-risk projects, all of which could cripple the company if […]

Shell to cut capital expenditure to adjust books for plunge in oil prices

By Jerin Mathew: July 20, 2015 Anglo-Dutch energy major Royal Dutch Shell plans to cut its 2015 capital expenditure, as the company looks to balance its accounts in light of a 50% decline in oil prices since June 2014. The Financial Times reported that Shell’s CEO Ben van Beurden is expected to outline the cut […]

Royal Dutch Shell expects to save “billions” through BG Group deal

Royal Dutch Shell has told investors that the massive £55bn takeover of BG Group will produce “billions” in savings. Projected savings from cost reductions verifiable under takeover rules, such as merging headquarters, come to about £1bn, but the company has said that savings are actually likely to be a “multiple” of this, because of “value […]

Shell expects oil price recovery to take several years

Ron Bousso, Karolin Schaps and Dmitry Zhdannikov, Reuters LONDON (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell expects oil prices to recover gradually over the next five years, with progress slowed by persistent global oversupply and receding Chinese demand growth. The Anglo-Dutch energy giant is betting on crude rising to $90 a barrel by 2020, a key assumption […]

Royal Dutch Shell plc Confirms Deal With Morgan Stanley: Shares Up 2%

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Jul 11, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) plans to establish a strong footing in the natural gas sector. In April 2015, the company finalized its $70-billion deal with BG Group plc (OTCMKTS:BRGYY). If approved by the regulatory authorities, the merger will give Shell access to BG Group’s valuable assets in Brazil and […]

Brazil clears Shell’s $70 bln purchase of BG

Brazil clears Shell’s $70 bln purchase of BG By Ron Bousso and Stephen Eisenhammer (Reuters) – Brazil gave the green light to oil major Royal Dutch Shell to buy smaller rival BG, advancing the $70 billion merger — the largest of the past decade — closer to completion in early 2016. Shell is set to […]

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Blames Saudi Arabia For Slowed US Shale Growth

Bidness Etc takes a look at how Saudi Arabia led to slowed growth of the US shale oil industry By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Jul 2, 2015 at 9:37 am EST The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), led by Saud Arabia, usually monitors the crude oil supplies and prices prevailing in the market. The US energy […]

BG-Shell takes first step towards Brazilian blessing

The £47bn blockbuster deal has been officially filed with competition regulators in Brazil, a key hurdle and strategic area for Shell’s interest By Ashley Armstrong: 6:38PM BST 23 Jun 2015 Shell’s £47bn plan to become the world’s biggest gas producer has moved a step closer to reality after the oil giant officially filed its takeover of […]

How the European Oil Industry Decided to Save the Climate

By Javier Blas: June 23, 2015 By the time the convention chat turned into action, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, BP Plc, Total SA, Eni SpA, Statoil ASA and BG Group Plc published an unprecedented open letter on climate change. Breaking with their biggest U.S. competitors, they announced their support for efforts to put a cost […]

Warning on Shell megadeal

JOHN DAGGE: HERALD SUN: MELBOURNE: JUNE 24, 2015 ONE of Australia’s biggest plastic makers has added its voice to concerns about Shell’s planned takeover of BG Group, saying further consolidation in the gas industry will likely harm manufacturers.  Melbourne-based Qenos has also attacked Victoria’s ban on onshore oil and gas drilling, saying the restriction put at risk a […]

Gazprom lays bare West’s vulnerability

Royal-Dutch Shell is teaming up with Gazprom on several projects despite Western sanctions on Russia. The expanded partnerships fly in the face of European and American sanctions which ban joint ventures with Russian energy companies. 23 June 2015 Europe’s efforts to reduce dependence on the Russian energy have been dealt a new blow after reports […]

JPMorgan UK Strategic Growth fund sells Shell

By Eleanor Lawrie The JPMorgan UK Strategic Growth fund has sold out of Royal Dutch Shell as the oil and gas sector is hit by weak prices and disappointing earnings. read moreLike this:Like Loading…

Gazprom set to build global strategic alliance with Shell

A Gazprom logo is displayed above its headquarters in Moscow. Gazprom is building a global strategic alliance with energy major Royal Dutch Shell that will include asset swaps and allow the Russian gas giant to penetrate new markets. The deal with Shell is a coup for Gazprom at a time when many Western companies are […]

Exclusive – Gazprom building global alliance with expanded Shell

  Exclusive – Gazprom building global alliance with expanded Shell The deal with Shell is a coup for Gazprom at a time when many Western companies are reducing their exposure to Russia because of Western sanctions over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine. Gazprom, which is under U.S. but not EU sanctions… Fri Jun 19, 2015 Gazprom […]

Can You Really – Really – Be Sure Of Shell?

By Owain Bennallack – Thursday, 18 June, 2015 Making glib comments about the flaws of tracker funds – or even more so the foolishness of those who invest in them – is a mug’s game.  The evidence shows that over the long term, tracker funds beat most actively managed ones, not least because of the far […]

Low oil price hits $200 billion in mega-projects

* Ernst and Young say more project delays likely * Say at least 24 projects worth more than $1 bln put on ice By Ron Bousso LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) – Deepwater oil projects and complex gas facilities worth around $200 billion have been cancelled or put on hold worldwide in recent months due to […]

Shell-led B.C. LNG project nears environmental approval

BRENT JANG: KITIMAT, B.C. — The Globe and Mail: Published Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2015: Last updated Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2015 Shell and BG Group PLC announced plans in April to merge, sparking speculation that the combined entity will focus on Kitimat while placing BG’s Prince Rupert LNG project on the back burner. A liquefied natural gas consortium led by Royal […]

Shell-BG $70 billion deal crosses key milestone with U.S. clearance

Shell-BG $70 billion deal crosses key milestone with U.S. clearance LONDON | BY RON BOUSSO: Tuesday Jun 16, 2015  U.S. regulators have given the green light for Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDSa.L) proposed $70 billion acquisition of British rival BG Group (BG.L), the first clearance for the biggest deal in the energy sector in over a decade. […]

Shell-BG deal gets U.S. antitrust OK

Article by Jordan Blum published June 16, 2015 by The Houston Chronicle Shell-BG deal gets U.S. antitrust OK Federal Trade Commission decides to waive antitrust waiting period; other nations plan to examine deal Photo: Christophe Morin /GT Royal Dutch Shell said Tuesday that its planned $70 billion acquisition of British gas giant BG Group has cleared its […]

ACCC kicks of inquiry into Shell’s BG Group takeover

ACCC kicks of inquiry into Shell’s BG Group takeover Angela Macdonald-Smith: Energy Reporter:Published 12 June 2015 The national competition watchdog has kicked off an examination of Royal Dutch Shell’s proposed $90 billion takeover of BG Group, with the focus set to land on the impact of further consolidation on the east coast market where manufacturers are already struggling […]

Royal Dutch Shell stock has fallen by over 26% in the last year

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Jun 10, 2015  The stock for Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) has fallen by over 26% in the last one year. The S&P 500 during the same period rose by 6.71%. The decline in the stock prices of energy companies has been a norm. Over the last one year, crude oil […]

BG deal disguises a hole in Shell’s financial projections

The market is having one of its periodic anxiety attacks about Big Oil.  BG deal disguises a hole in Shell’s financial projections and the dividend is not sustainable. Shell shares have slumped by 14%. sort of yield may not come again. FULL FT ARTICLE:  5 June 2015 (WITH WORKING LINKS) Like this:Like Loading…

Will China’s Ministry Of Commerce Block Shell-BG Deal?

Jun. 4, 2015 3:15 PM ET Will China’s Ministry Of Commerce Block Shell-BG Deal? Summary Shell-BG deal is likely to face most scrutiny in China. MOFCOM is likely to approve the merger with conditions. These conditions could involve both structural and behavioral remedies. Ever since Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE:RDS.B) announced to acquire BG Group’s […]

Woodside muscling onto BG-Shell turf with global LNG push

Woodside muscling onto BG-Shell turf with global LNG push PARIS, JUNE 4 | BY OLEG VUKMANOVIC Australia’s Woodside Petroleum is expanding its liquefied natural gas (LNG) business and aims to build a global supply network ahead of an expected surge in trading of the fuel, its chief executive said in an interview. Peter Coleman said […]

Shell takeover deal may face local resistance

Article by Matt Chambers, published 3 June 2015 by The Australian Business Review under the headline: Shell takeover deal may face local resistance Australian regulators are shaping up as one of the major hurdles for Royal Dutch Shell’s friendly $91 billion takeover of BG Group, with analysts tipping coal-seam gas sales may be needed for Shell’s […]

Big Oil’s Plan to Become Big Gas

Article by Rakteem Katakey published 2 June 2015 by Bloomberg.com Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden…. said his company has changed from “an oil-and-gas company to a gas-and-oil company.” Oil companies that have pumped trillions of barrels of crude from the ground are now saying the future is in their other main product: natural gas, a fuel they’re […]

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

Article by Tara Patel and Javier Blas published 1 June 2015 by Bloomberg.com  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 […]