Royal Dutch Shell plc .com Rotating Header Image

Posts under ‘China’

U.S. Maps Pinpoint Earthquakes Linked to Quest for Oil and Gas

“Predicting risk is also hard, the report noted, because there is no scientific consensus on just how powerful such quakes can be. The report estimated the effects of shocks up to magnitudes 6 and 7, while noting that some scientists have speculated that the catastrophic 7.9-magnitude earthquake in China in 2008 was caused by human […]

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 […]

Kashagan to Start Production in 2017, Says Royal Dutch Shell Report

BY MICHELLE WITTE in BUSINESS on 13 APRIL ASTANA – Production at Kazakhstan’s giant Kashagan offshore oil field is expected to restart in 2017, Royal Dutch Shell stated in its 2014 annual report. “After the start of production from the Kashagan field in September 2013, operations had to be stopped in October 2013 due to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shell Will Buy BG for $70 Billion in Push for Gas Dominance

by Javier BlasRakteem Katakey for Bloomberg.com Royal Dutch Shell Plc agreed to buy BG Group Plc for about 47 billion pounds ($70 billion), making Europe’s largest oil company the pre-eminent player in global natural gas and adding fields in Brazil. The deal, the industry’s biggest in at least a decade, will push Shell further into producing, […]

Iran riches coveted by big oil after decades of conflict

Extracts from a Bloomberg article published 31 March 2015 Iran riches coveted by big oil after decades of conflict Now, as Iran and the US enter 11th hour negotiations to reach a nuclear deal and ease sanctions, the West Asian country is emerging again as a potential prize for western oil companies such as BP, […]

Non-U.S. Shales Prove Difficult to Crack

By JUSTIN SCHECK and SELINA WILLIAMS: WALL STREET JOURNAL March 18, 2015 11:20 p.m. ET Exxon, Shell and others are pulling back from once-promising shale finds in Europe, Asia After spending more than five years and billions of dollars trying to re-create the U.S. shale boom overseas, some of the world’s biggest oil companies are starting […]

SEC continuing to scrutinise Shell’s claimed oil reserves

By John Donovan A letter emailed to Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive Officer, Ben van Beurden, on 23 Oct 2014, from the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, asked why Shell had omitted to supply in a Form 20-F filing, figures for Shell’s share of Kashagan proved undeveloped reserves. Shell’s partners in the much troubled Kashagan oil […]

Who Will Rule the Oil Market?

OPINION ARTICLE BY DANIEL YERGIN PUBLISHED IN PRINT BY THE NEW YORK TIMES ON SATURDAY 25 JAN 2015 WASHINGTON — A HISTORIC change of roles is at the heart of the clamor and turmoil over the collapse of oil prices, which have plummeted by 50 percent since September. For decades, Saudi Arabia, backed by the […]

BP sees $50 oil for three years

BP can’t be immune to the upheaval. Today its job announcement is focused on the UK. But it won’t be long till it announces staff reductions in Houston, another of its important centres. Robert Peston article published by BBC News 15 Jan 2015 BP sees $50 oil for three years BP’s job announcement later today, […]

Oil prices down by almost 50%

From an article published by Bloomberg News Friday 2 Jan 2015 Oil dropped to the lowest in more than five and a half years amid growing supply from Russia and Iraq and signs of manufacturing weakness in Europe and China. Oil output in Russia and Iraq surged to the highest levels in decades in December, […]

Many predicting oil prices as low as $40 per barrel

With the oil market appearing set to endure worsening fundamentals over the next few years at least, shareholders could see dividends at Shell come under severe pressure once again. FROM AN ARTICLE BY ROYSTON WILD PUBLISHED BY THE MOTLEY FOOL ON MON 15 DEC 2014 Headline: Is Royal Dutch Shell Plc Really Robust Enough To […]

Why Is Shell Divesting Stake In China Lubricants Business

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN Published: Dec 12, 2014 at 10:05 am EST Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) has announced plans to sell off stake in the Tongyi oil lubricants joint venture. The company holds a 75% stake in the lubricant firm, while the remaining 25% stake is held by Huo Zhenxiang, the founder of the […]

EXXONMOBIL TAKE ON GLOBAL ENERGY OUTLOOK

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 […]

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 […]

Big oil is exposed to falling prices who can survive?

BRENT CRUDE PRICES HAVE SLUMPED SINCE PEAKING AT $115 IN JUNE By John Donovan The news media is waking up to the potential seismic impact on big oil from falling oil prices. Our headline – “Big oil is exposed to falling prices who can survive?” – is taken from an article by John Ficenec published […]

Oil price slump to hit majors’ earnings

WEDNESDAY 22 OCTOBER 2014 Reuters is reporting that oil companies have seen billions wiped off their stock market values as crude prices dropped over the past four months by 25 percent to a four-year low near $85 a barrel, due to slowing global demand particularly in China and ample supplies. Shares of BP, Royal Dutch […]

Mixed Signals between China National Petroleum Corp and Shell

The comment refuted media reports that Shell senior executives had showed signs of wanting to cut the company’s expenditures on the project many times… China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) said it was not informed that its Dutch partner would downsize the investment on their jointly explored shale gas project in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, Shanghai-based […]

Royal Dutch Shell News Thursday 11 Sept 2014

By John Donovan The US and EU are ready to impose new sanctions on Russia arising from events in Ukraine. See extract from a fuelfix.com article published under the headline: “Sanctions threaten Putin’s oil deals with Exxon Mobil, Shell” Other vulnerable international operators include Royal Dutch Shell, the world’s second-largest energy company by market value. Multiple investments […]

Royal Dutch Shell Plc News Roundup Sat 4 Sept 2014

Royal Dutch Shell Plc CEO Ben van Beurden says he can’t deny returns are too low By John Donovan Mixed fortunes for Shell in the last few days.  Ben van Beurden says he can’t deny returns are too low Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden has admitted to the Wall Street Journal that he […]

President Obama Scuttling the good ship UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

By John Donovan I am a UK citizen and therefore have no say in US politics.  I am just an observer who has travelled extensively in the USA over many decades and as a result grew to love America and its people.  President Obama seems like a thoroughly nice man with a lovely family. That’s the positive […]

Shell sails ahead without UK shale

Extracts from an article by Andrew Critchlow published in The Sunday Telegraph on 6 July 2014 Shale gas is likely to play an increasingly important role in powering Britain’s growth but don’t expect the country’s largest oil and gas company, Royal Dutch Shell, to help create a fracking-led energy revolution. Andrew Brown, director of upstream international […]

Pipeline problems cloud Kashagan oil outlook

Extract from a Geoff Hiscock article published by The Australian on 2 July 2014 A YEAR ago, one of the world’s biggest oil and gas projects, the massive Kashagan field in Kazakhstan’s part of the Caspian Sea, was on the verge of starting production after more than a decade of development and US$40 billion in […]

Making Shell more palatable as an acquisition target?

From a regular contributor I think the Ho Ho line may be one of the assets being sold as part of the IPO announced today. http://royaldutchshellplc.com/2014/03/08/shell-says-ho-ho-pipeline-shut-after-leak-in-texas/  Document filed with United States Securities and Exchange Commission 18 June 2014 On another subject completely….the Chinese have done a large scale LNG deal with BP and at the […]

Shell signs global strategic alliance agreement with CNOOC

(Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell: Tuesday, 17 June 2014 * Shell and CNOOC sign global strategic alliance agreement * Shell and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (cnooc) announced today that they have signed a global strategic alliance agreement * Under agreement, companies also commit to exploring potential cooperation opportunities in upstream, midstream and downstream * […]

BP And Shell Land China Deals

Extracts from an article by Sky News City Editor Mark Kleinman published 16 June 2014 under the headline: “BP And Shell Land China Deals As Premier Visits” read moreLike this:Like Loading…

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 […]

China gets into bed with Putin

Extract from an Investors Chronicle article published 29 May 2014 In the week in which Prince Charles demonstrated that he had inherited his father’s gift for diplomacy, Russia and China finally signed a $400bn (£238bn) gas supply deal that had been a decade in the making. The timing couldn’t have been better, at least from […]

Kashagan ‘Cash All Gone’ Pipeline Debacle

Shell has been a key participant in the Kashagan project consortium which includes Eni and ExxonMobil. Given its notorious track record of over-promise and under delivery, having Shell involved is a bad omen for any elephant project. By John Donovan The latest news from the “Cash All Gone” project (as it is widely known) is […]

Kashagan oilfield may not restart until 2016

Extracts from a Reuters article by Mariya Gordeyeva published 21 May 2014 under the headline: Kashagan oilfield may not restart until 2016, Kazakh minister says May 21 (Reuters) – Oil output at Kazakhstan’s giant Kashagan field may not resume until early 2016, Kazakh Oil and Gas Minister Uzakbai Karabalin said on Wednesday, urging foreign partners […]

Kazakh Minister: All Kashagan Pipelines To Be Replaced

Extracts from a Reuters article by Olesya Astakhova published 15 May 2014 MOSCOW, May 15 (Reuters) – The consortium developing the giant Kashagan oilfield will have to replace the entire pipeline system at the deposit, Kazakhstan’s oil minister said on Thursday, confirming that output there would not resume this year. The North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) developing […]

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 […]

John Browne, former chief executive at BP, becomes the face of fracking in Britain

Extracts from an article by Edward Robinson published Friday 25 April 2014 by The Washington Post “Shale gas could be very, very important for this country; it could be transformative,” says Browne, 66, who’s now chairman of Cuadrilla Resources, a British exploration firm that plans to frack the English countryside. “It’s like the opening of […]

CNPC, Shell strengthen global cooperation

Extracts from an article published 10 April 2014 by Oil & Gas Journal China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) and Royal Dutch Shell PLC have reached an agreement to deepen their strategic partnership by increasing cooperation in the development of both companies’ global projects. The agreement—China Petroleum & Shell Global Cooperation Agreement—was signed by the two […]

Only one in five global shale basins may succeed, Wood Mackenzie says

Extract from an article by James Paton published 8 April 2014 by WorldOil.com PERTH, Australia (Bloomberg) — Only one in five global shale regions may succeed in producing significant amounts of oil and gas as countries from China to Argentina seek to emulate the U.S. boom, said energy consultants Wood Mackenzie. Oil companies from Shell […]

Shell, CNPC to cooperate in deep-sea exploration, shale gas

Extracts from a Reuters article published Wednesday 9 April 2014 BEIJING, April 9 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell and the China National Petroleum Corp(CNPC) have signed a deal to boost cooperation in sectors like deep sea exploration as well as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and unconventional gas sources like shale, CNPC said on Wednesday. The […]

China a sink hole for Royal Dutch Shell

There are so many things wrong in China and RDS has no idea of what is going on. Investors be aware that it is a sink hole with no financial bottom and the “good ole boy” politics are in play in China. Posting on Shell Blog by “Tyler” on 2014/04/05 at 04:04 Let’s talk China. […]

Shell turns to Asian suppliers in US shale race

Extract from an article by Guy Chazan and James Wilson published by The Financial Times on 1 April 2014 Royal Dutch Shell has said it will deploy more Chinese equipment at its struggling US shale business – becoming the latest natural resources company to try to reduce costs by switching to cheaper Asian suppliers. Mr […]