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BP a better investment than Shell right now

Extracts from an article by David Thorpe published 22 July 2014 by What Investment under the headline: “M&G: BP is a better investment than Shell right now” Felton’s reason for not investing in Shell at present is that he believes the company has made a significant strategic blunder. ‘Shell has always been the high cost, […]

Shell suspends development of Canada’s Jumping Pound gas liquefaction unit

Extracts from a Reuters article published Friday 18 July 2014 LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell said it has suspended development of a liquefaction unit at Canada’s Jumping Pound facility… “We believe LNG (liquefied natural gas) in transport is a considerable opportunity for Shell, but it is an emerging market and we must […]

Explosion At Sarnia Shell Plant

Ronald Daye, 55, was just 24 days away from retiring from Shell Canada near Corunna when he was burned Wednesday in an explosion at the refinery’s steam plant. By Paul Morden, Sarnia Observer, Friday, July 4, 2014  Ronald Daye, 55, was just 24 days away from retiring from Shell Canada near Corunna when he was burned […]

Marvin Odum speaks out

Article by M. Nadeem published 27 June 2014 by insider monkey.com under the headline: “Royal Dutch Shell plc’s Subsidiary Shell Oil Company President Marvin Odum Discusses Energy Industry State” In a Fox News’ Opening Bell program on June 27, Shell Oil Company’s, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc), President, Marvin Odum, talked about the […]

Shell senses huge profit potential in China

From the China Daily website Ecns.cn published Friday 13 June 2014 Multinational oil company Royal Dutch Shell Plc will continue to invest in China and considers the country to be its most important market in which to grow its retail business, a senior official said on Thursday. Istvan Kapitany, executive vice-president of Shell Retail, said […]

Shell hires drill ship for 2015 exploration off Nova Scotia

Extract from a Herald Business article by Joann Alberstat published 26 May 2014 Shell Canada has a deepwater drill ship lined up to use off the coast of Nova Scotia next year as part of its $1-billion exploratory program. The 228-metre vessel, owned by Stena Drilling of Aberdeen, Scotland, is now drilling for Shell in […]

Centrica JV Buys Canadian Assets From Shell for C$50M

Extract from a Wall Street Journal article by Ian Walker published 15 May 2014 LONDON–Natural gas firm Centrica PLC (CNA.LN) said Thursday that its joint venture with Qatar Petroleum International is buying a package of natural gas assets in the Foothills region of Alberta from Shell Canada Energy for 50 million Canadian Dollars ($45.85 million). […]

Shell-led proposal for Kitimat LNG plant incorporates its joint venture

Extract from an article by Derrick Penner, published by The Vancouver Sun on 30 April 2014 VANCOUVER — Partners in the Shell Canada-led proposal for a liquefied natural gas plant at Kitimat have formally incorporated their LNG Canada Joint Venture, the companies announced Wednesday, although they remain a long way from making a final investment […]

BP and Shell exposed as US prepares first warning shot against Russia’s oil and gas industry

Firms may be forced to curtail operations as G7 powers prepare to launch new sanctions    Extract from an article by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard published1:28PM BST 27 Apr 2014 by The Telegraph Britain’s top energy companies face an extremely delicate situation as the world’s G7 powers prepare to launch the next wave of sanctions against Russia, and […]

Upstream and Downstream – always oil and water

When I retired I was presented with a small silver Shell emblem which I still wear with pride from time to time. It once stood for excellence in marketing and was one of the world’s most familiar brand symbols. Now it’s a bit of a collectors item symbolising a world that has long gone… By […]

Shell’s bad missteps all but killed off US Arctic oil program

Extracts from an article by Nick Cunningham published Sunday 20 April 2014 by oilprice.com under the headline:”Russia’s Arctic Prize Won’t Be As Big As Many Think” While Royal Dutch Shell’s bad missteps have all but killed off the Arctic oil program in the United States, Russia is moving ahead, and Putin clearly believes that the […]