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BG Deal to Test Shell’s Integration Skills

Article by JUSTIN SCHECK And SARAH KENT published April 26, 2015 by The Wall Street Journal BG Deal to Test Shell’s Integration Skills LONDON—With its $70 billion deal to buy BG Group PLC, Royal Dutch Shell PLC will attempt something altogether new for the 108-year-old energy giant: absorbing a huge company. FULL ARTICLE Like this:Like Loading…

UK government would oppose any takeover of BP says FT

UK government would oppose any takeover of BP -FT (Reuters) – Britain’s outgoing government has told BP Plc that it wants the company to remain a British industrial champion and it would oppose any takeover of the oil producer, the Financial Times reported. The message follows the $70 billion deal to acquire rival producer BG […]

Earnings slide at BP and Royal Dutch Shell as oil giants slash spending

By LAURA CHESTERS FOR THE DAILY MAIL: 27 April 2015 Crude oil prices hit a 2015 high this month but it is not enough to prevent disastrous first quarter results from BP and Royal Dutch Shell this week. The price of oil is still well below last summer’s highs of $115 a barrel at around $65 […]

Shell to suffer profits plunge on oil price collapse

An article by Christopher Williams published 26 April 2015 by The Sunday Telegraph Shell to suffer profits plunge on oil price collapse Dutch earthquake fears also trim gas production Shell is expected to reveal this week that the collapse in the price of oil has wiped off two thirds of its first quarter profits. The […]

Shell takes hit of £3.2bn amid weak oil price as UK companies’ profit warnings go up

By JON REES, FINANCIAL MAIL ON SUNDAY: 26 April 2015 Shell is expected to report this week that the weak oil price wiped two-thirds off its earnings in the first three months of the year. The Anglo-Dutch oil giant, which has tabled a £46billion cash-and-shares deal to buy British gas explorer BG Group, is poised to […]

Shell Sees Petrobras Emerging Stronger From Corruption Scandal

By Mario Sergio Lima and Rachel Gamarski published by Bloomberg.com 23 April 2015 Royal Dutch Shell Plc, poised to become Brazil’s biggest oil producer after Petroleo Brasileiro SA, said the state-run driller will emerge strengthened from a corruption scandal and the industry’s biggest debt load. Speaking to reporters in Brasilia after meeting with President Dilma Rousseff, Chief Executive […]

Shell’s Brazil strategy factors in Petrobras scandal -CEO

Shell’s Brazil strategy factors in Petrobras scandal -CEO Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:04pm BST (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc has taken into account the risks presented by the Petrobras graft scandal to its expanding operations in Brazil and is confident the Brazilian state-run oil company will emerge stronger, Shell’s CEO said on Thursday. Chief […]

How The Majors Are Playing The Oil Price Slump

Article by Nick Cunningham published 22 April 2015 by OilPrice.com How The Majors Are Playing The Oil Price Slump The largest oil and gas companies are employing different strategies to weather the downturn and plan for the future. Each strategy has its risks, and not all may work out. Which companies will emerge stronger after […]

BG Group prioritizes Australia, Brazil

By Daniel J. Graeber published 21 April 2015 by UPI BG Group prioritizes Australia, Brazil READING, England, April 21 (UPI) — British energy company BG Group said Tuesday it would change how it discloses financial data to reflect the importance of Brazilian and Australian assets. BG Group said, starting May 8, it would unveil a number […]

BP Readies Defenses as Oil Industry Responds to Shell’s BG Raid

Article by Rakteem Katakey, Matthew Campbell and Dinesh Nair published 21 April 2015 by Bloomberg.com As the oil industry takes stock of Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s $70 billion move for BG Group Plc, one company has more to chew on than most. BP Plc, the U.K.’s most storied oil producer and prime mover in previous rounds of consolidation, is […]

A Dutch can of worms for Shell and Exxon

By John Donovan The financial repercussions from the Shell/Exxon induced earthquakes in the Groningen area of the Netherlands,  which are increasing in strength and frequency, is getting even more serious. Reuters is reporting that the estimated cost to reinforce more than 150,000 Dutch homes to withstand the earthquakes caused by extracting gas in the Groningen gas field has […]

BG Deal May Leave Shell’s Arctic Ambitions In Limbo

By Nick Cunningham: Sun, 19 April 2015 Royal Dutch Shell’s purchase of BG will turn the combined company into a natural gas behemoth. But one casualty of the merger could be one of Shell’s iconic drilling campaigns: the Arctic. The Arctic is thought to hold 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil reserves, and 30 percent […]

‘Big Oil’ poring over troubled waters

‘Big Oil’ poring over troubled waters By Mark Robinson, 17 April 2015 The severity of crude oil’s collapse meant that its effects were always likely to be felt far beyond petrol station forecourts. Reduced assumptions on future pricing convinced oil and gas majors, already given over to renewed capital discipline, to also accelerate the reduction in […]

Shell Said to Hire Barclays to Arrange $15 Billion BG Loan

Article by Stephen Morris published 17 April 2015 by Bloomberg.com Royal Dutch Shell Plc hired Barclays Plc to help arrange a 10 billion pound ($15 billion) loan to help fund its purchase of BG Group Plc, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The short-term bridge facility will replace an existing 3 billion-pound loan provided […]

Total, BP say feel no M&A pressures after Shell deal

PARIS/LONDON | BY MICHEL ROSE AND DMITRY ZHDANNIKOV: Thursday 16 April 2015 (Reuters) – French oil major Total (TOTF.PA) and British rival BP (BP.L) are under no pressure to make acquisitions after the recent takeover of BG Group by Anglo-Dutch rival Shell (RDSa.L), they said on Thursday. Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) unveiled plans last week […]

After The BG Group Plc Deal, Is Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Dividend At Risk?

By Rupert Hargreaves – Wednesday, 15 April, 2015 Shell’s (LSE: RDSB) merger with BG Group will create a Footsie titan. The enlarged group will make up around 10% of the index, and provide 10% of the index’s dividends. And at present levels the company supports a dividend yield of 6.2%, a yield that’s hard to turn down.  […]

The Exxon Mobil-BP Merger Rumor That Just Won’t Go Away

SeekingAlpha.com article by Dave Dierking published 15 April 2015 The Exxon Mobil-BP Merger Rumor That Just Won’t Go Away Summary The rumors of the viability of an Exxon Mobil-BP merger surfaced once again recently following the Royal Dutch Shell-BG merger. Exxon Mobil could be compelled to make such a transaction due to BP’s relatively inexpensive […]

SHELL TO ACQUIRE BG: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE NORTH SEA

14 April 2015 Shell announced an offer of a £47bn ($70bn) acquisition of BG in the second biggest oil and gas deal on record after Exxon and Mobil’s £51bn ($75.3bn) merger in 1998.  Shell and BG expect to make annual savings of £1.7bn ($2.5bn) and the combined company is estimated to be worth £180bn ($266bn). […]

Shell to Sell 25% Of Its UK Petrol Stations

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Apr 14, 2015 at 8:11 am EST Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) has agreed to sell 25%, or 185, of its petrol stations in the UK. The sale of the petrol stations is part of the company’s cost-cutting strategy amid the declining crude oil price. Another strategy of the company is […]

A Frank Discussion On Royal Dutch Shell’s Dividend

SeekingAlpha.com article published 13 April 2015 A Frank Discussion On Royal Dutch Shell’s Dividend Summary Before the BG acquisition, Royal Dutch Shell had a dividend payout ratio of 90% for 2015. The acquisition of BG Group will put Shell on the hook for $15 billion in annual dividends as BG shareholders will own 19% of […]

How Will Exxon Mobil Fare After The Shell-BG Deal?

SeekingAlpha.com article published 13 April 2015 How Will Exxon Mobil Fare After The Shell-BG Deal? Summary It seems as though Exxon Mobil could be the next integrated oil company in line to announce a merger. According to Credit Suisse, it is possible that Shell, post-merger, could surpass Exxon Mobil as the largest publicly traded producer […]

Bold Bens Big Bet

By John Donovan On Friday afternoon, a contributor posted a comment on our Shell Blog under the headline: “Bold Bens Big Bet” Very bold of Ben van Beurden. Most courageous Shell leader for many a year. Still many pitfalls, as can be seen in some of the most recent articles about the BG takeover. Not […]

Shell standing above its peers

Article by Daniel J. Graeber published 13 April 2015 by UPI Shell standing above its peers LONDON, April 13 (UPI) — Shell’s grab of energy giant BG Group and a legal victory for frontier work offshore Alaska leaves rivals in the dust, though environmentalist are unimpressed. The board of directors at Shell and BG group issued […]

Shell Makes A Huge Bet On LNG and Pre-Salt

Shell Makes A Huge Bet On LNG and Pre-Salt Anglo-Dutch oil major, Royal Dutch Shell Plc., recently announced plans for a mammoth – $70 billion – acquisition of BG Group Plc. to further extend its leadership position in the global LNG (liquefied natural gas) market and increase its exposure towards the exploration and development of […]

Shell Betting Its Future On LNG

Article By Nick Cunningham published Sun, 12 April 2015 by OilPrice.com Shell Betting Its Future On LNG Could the largest energy deal in over a decade begin a new wave of mergers and acquisitions? Is LNG really the future? How Will ExxonMobil Respond? And perhaps more importantly, does the mega-deal between Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and BG […]

Shell And BG Group: Strong Strategic Fit, But Additional Financial Risks Ahead

Article by Pim Keulen published 12 April 2015 by Seeking Alpha  Shell And BG Group: Strong Strategic Fit, But Additional Financial Risks Ahead Source: total.com Summary Shell announced the acquisition of BG Group for the amount of $69 billion. From a strategic point of view, the deal seems to make perfect sense. From a financial […]

Oil price down, coffers full: now Big Petroleum is in the mood for mergers

The energy sector looks set for a round of mergers and acquisitions. Illustration: David Simonds for the Observer The world of Big Oil looks set for another round of mega-mergers and acquisitions after Shell set the ball rolling this week with its $70bn agreement to take over BG. FULL ARTICLE Like this:Like Loading…

Shell paid too much to buy BG Group

ARTICLE BY STEPHEN SIMKO, MORNINGSTAR PUBLISHED APR. 11, 2015 BY BUSINESS INSIDER On April 8, Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) (RDS.B) (RDSA) (RDSB) announced its intention to acquire BG Group (BRGYY) (BG.) in a $70 billion cash-and-stock deal that values BG’s equity at GBX 1,350 per share, or 11% above our GBX 1,200 fair value estimate for BG at […]

BP left stranded by US vilification as rejuvenated Shell storms ahead

Article by Jeremy Warner published 12 April 2015 by The Sunday Telegraph  BP left stranded by US vilification as rejuvenated Shell storms ahead They say that fortune favours the brave. Ben van Beurden (right), chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, will be hoping they are right, for by firing the starting gun on a new wave of oil […]

Funds circle for spin-off gains from Shell deal

Article by Ashley Armstrong published 12 April by The Sunday Telegraph Funds circle for spin-off gains from Shell deal The world’s largest private equity firms are already circling the $30bn (£20bn) of assets that could be spun off by Shell following its acquisition of BG Group, the largest ever merger between two UK companies. Warburg […]

Dividend doubts creep in after Shell’s £47bn swoop for BG Group

Article by Andrew Neil published 11 April 2015 by proactiveinvestors.co.uk Dividend doubts creep in after Shell’s £47bn swoop for BG Group “We think Shell’s acquisition of BG will likely be viewed as strategically smart and opportune, but should oil prices stay lower for longer, it could put pressure on UK dividends and be detrimental to […]

BG acquisition offers Shell opportunity for major strategy change

By Paddy Briggs As a Shell “lifer” – more than forty years if you include my time as a Director of the Pension  Fund – I cannot recall a bigger strategic shift than the acquisition of BG. It offers the Corporation a unique opportunity to do what Tom Peters called “stick to its knitting” – to concentrate on […]

Shell Acquisition of BG Group to Create Giant Operator of LNG Ships

LONDON –  Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s (RDS.A) planned $70 billion acquisition of BG Group PLC would create a giant operator of liquefied-natural-gas vessels, offering owners that charter the ships more opportunities for lucrative, long-term contracts in an otherwise-depressed shipping industry. “The merger offers owners more flexibility and better utilization of their fleets, which could mean […]

Royal Dutch Shell Could Eclipse Exxon Mobil Corporation As Largest Producer: Credit Suisse

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Apr 10, 2015 at 6:22 am EST In a report published on Thursday, Credit Suisse commented on the aftermath of Royal Dutch Shell plc’s (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) announcement to acquire BG Group Plc (ADR) (OTCMKTS:BRGYY). The sell-side research firm deliberated that the transaction makes sound strategic sense and moves Shell down the cost […]

Royal Dutch Shell’s £47bn swoop on BG Group faces potential stumble over asset ownership

By LAURA CHESTERS FOR THE DAILY MAIL Royal Dutch Shell’s swoop on BG Group will face a series of hurdles including competition fears and questions over the ownership of some of its newly acquired assets. The £47billion acquisition of BG will make Shell the largest foreign oil company in Brazil – but there are concerns […]

Is Royal Dutch Shell Up For The Challenge?

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Apr 10, 2015 at 10:33 am EST he energy sector’s mega deal between Royal Dutch Shell Plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) and BG Group Plc (ADR) (OTCMKTS:BRGYY) is now under close scrutiny by China and other countries, as well as by investors. When asked about the details of regulatory concerns, both parties refused to […]

Royal Dutch Shell plc Shareholders Express Concern Over Dividends After BG Group Merger

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Apr 10, 2015 at 9:39 am EST A $70 billion merger deal between Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) and BG Group plc (ADR) (OTCMKTS: BRGYY) was finalized earlier during the week. Shell had paid a premium of 50% on BG Group’s share price on April 9. Many have commended the efforts […]

Shell-BG takeover to test China’s pledge on antitrust transparency

Shell-BG takeover to test China’s pledge on antitrust transparency HONG KONG | BY MICHELLE PRICE AND DENNY THOMAS: Fri Apr 10, 2015 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell’s $70 billion bid for BG Group Plc will put to the test a pledge by China’s antitrust regime to be more transparent, after it faced strong criticism last year […]

An investment-grade lesson from the Shell-BG supermerger

Article by Bengt Saelensminde published 10 April 2015 by MoneyWeek.com An investment-grade lesson from the Shell-BG supermerger This week’s mega-takeover deal between BG and Shell has got the City in somewhat of a tizz. What a great windfall. The oil and gas sector is on fire right now. Which companies will be snapped up next? The corporate […]

Shell’s Huge Gas Bet Underscores Big Oil’s Push to Replace Coal

Article by Javier Blas and Rakteem Katakey published 10 April 2015 by Bloomberg.com BP Plc coined the slogan “Beyond Petroleum.” The new industry mantra might be “Beyond Oil and Into Gas.” Oh, and while we’re at it, “Down With Coal.” Consider Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s recent $70 billion acquisition of BG Group Plc — clearly a huge bet […]