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Pair Chains Themselves to Shell Ship Near Seattle to Protest Arctic Drilling

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Two people have chained themselves to a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell’s exploratory oil drilling plans and currently moored in Washington state. Eric Ross of the Backbone Campaign said on Saturday morning that Matt Fuller joined student activist Chiara Rose in suspending themselves from the anchor chain of […]

Chief of Shell’s Arctic drilling program searches for ‘the prize’

By Hal Bernton and Coral Garnick: Seattle Times staff reporters: Published 23 May 2015 Chief of Shell’s Arctic drilling program searches for ‘the prize’ (Ann Pickard, Shell’s executive vice president for the Arctic) Shell’s Ann Pickard says an offshore oil find in the remote Chukchi Sea could eventually yield 1 million barrels of oil daily, and she insists the […]

U.S. Senators urge Obama administration to block Arctic oil drilling

Politics | Fri May 22, 2015  U.S. Senators urge Obama administration to block Arctic oil drilling When Shell lost control of a drilling rig that year it “put numerous lives at risk, including those of the Coast Guard crews” and those of 18 people on the rig… A group of 18 mostly Democratic U.S. senators […]

SHELL CEO: WORLD ‘DESPERATELY NEEDS’ ALASKA OIL

Article by Demid Getik published 22 May 2015 by nltimes.nl  SHELL CEO: WORLD “DESPERATELY NEEDS” ALASKA OIL Alaska has large potential oil reserves that the world is going to demand in the future, Shell CEO Dick Benschop told AD. Oil in the region is increasingly difficult to recover, however, the company’s technological potential fits the challenge. There is […]

Out to Stop Shell’s Giant Oil Rig

Extracts from a Rolling Stone article by ANTONIA JUHASZ published 22 May 2015 Meet the Rappers and ‘Kayaktivists’ Out to Stop Shell’s Giant Oil Rig …several hundred people trying to disrupt business as usual for the world’s largest oil company… Their target, Royal Dutch Shell’s 400-foot-long, 300-foot-tall offshore oil rig, dubbed the Polar Pioneer, was just out […]

Why Shell’s $73 Billion Merger Could be Cheating Dividend Investors

By Adam Galas: May 21, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell‘s (NYSE: RDS-A  ) $73 billion buyout of BG Group (NASDAQOTH: BRGYY  ) would be the second-largest oil merger in history, but long-term Shell investors should be asking whether the company overpaid. In examining the terms of the deal, and what Shell plans to do with BG’s assets, I think […]

Despite Seattle Protests Royal Dutch Shell Remains Defiant In Its Arctic Drilling Plans

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: May 20, 2015 The protests against Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) plans to drill in the Arctic have been going on for days in Seattle. The city’s port has seen hundreds of demonstrators including environmental groups and city residents protesting on kayaks and canoes to oppose Arctic drilling, as well as […]

Sultan of Oman Spying On Shell

By John Donovan Interesting to read the allegations that the Sultan of Oman’s intelligence services are spying on Shell. More specifically, the local operations of Shell involving the JV company, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). This information is unsurprising given the content of leaked secret cables from the US Embassy in Muscat published by WikiLeaks in December 2010, suggesting a degree […]

Shell vows to explore Arctic, rips environmental critics

May 19 2015, 12:53 ET | By: Carl Surran, SA News Editor Shell vows to explore Arctic, rips environmental critics Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) CEO Ben van Beurden vows that the company will press on with its campaign to explore the Arctic for oil this summer despite protests in Seattle, and dismisses claims that Shell is […]

Seattle protests influence John Kerry trade speech venue

CHRIS GRYGIEL, ASSOCIATED PRESS: May 19, 2015 Seattle protests influence John Kerry trade speech venue SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle officials told Secretary of State John Kerry he’d be better off avoiding the city to deliver a major trade speech because of ongoing protests over Arctic drilling that have drawn hundreds of activists on land and sea. […]

Why Shell May Get Less Than It Bargained For In BG Deal

By Andy Tully: Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015  Royal Dutch Shell’s $70 billion purchase of BG Group may not be as attractive as it once seemed. According to BG’s 2014 annual report, if British-based BG were to be taken over by another company, the government of Kazakhstan would have the right to buy BG’s 29.25 […]

Shell challenges facets of last license needed for Corrib project

Shell challenges facets of last license needed for Corrib project TUESDAY, 19 MAY 2015 Áine Ryan SHELL E&P Ireland has challenged facets  of nine conditions attached to the proposed revised Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) emissions licence for the Corrib gas project. The company is among seven other groups or individuals which have made  valid objections […]

Rotten Growth Prospect: Royal Dutch Shell Plc

3 Stocks With Rotten Growth Prospects: Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Tesco PLC And Centrica PLC By Royston Wild – Tuesday, 19 May, 2015 Today I am looking at three stock market terrors poised to endure extended earnings woe. Royal Dutch Shell Fossil fuel colossus Shell (LSE: RDSB) (NYSE: RDS-B.US) has grabbed the headlines again over […]

Shell agrees to sell its French LPG business

Posted on May 19, 2015 | By Jordan Blum Shell agrees to sell its French LPG business Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell its liquefied petroleum gas subsidiary in France for more about $520 million as the Dutch energy supermajor continues its efforts to sell off its LPG businesses worldwide. Shell, which is increasingly […]

Royal Dutch Shell undaunted by Seattle port backlash

Article by Phuong Le, The Associated Press, Published Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell undaunted by Seattle port backlash SEATTLE — Neither a protest by hundreds of demonstrators nor a permit violation notice from the city will halt Royal Dutch Shell’s use of a Seattle seaport terminal as it prepares for exploratory oil drilling in […]

The real story behind Shell’s climate change rhetoric

The real story behind Shell’s climate change rhetoric Terry Macalister: 17 May 2015  …we reveal Shell’s pursuit of ever riskier reserves is at odds with its own forecasts for dangerous global warming “Meanwhile, a recent, seismic corporate event put even greater distance between Van Beurden’s words and reality.” FULL ARTICLE Like this:Like Loading…

Obama Seeks Oil Demand, Climate Balance With Shell Arctic Permit

Article by Rakteem Katakey published 18 May 2015 by Bloomberg.com U.S. President Barack Obama is balancing the need to meet oil demand and concerns about climate change as his government considers final approvals for Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Arctic drilling plans, according to a state department official. “If you go up to Alaska and speak to many […]

Shell’s Arctic voyage marks beginning of peak oil era

Shell’s Arctic voyage marks beginning of peak oil era Anglo-Dutch company’s search for resources in the Arctic is a sign that the world is running out of options for new oil reserves By Andrew Critchlow, Commodities editor In his critically acclaimed 2005 book ‘Twilight in the Desert’, the prominent oil economist Matthew R. Simmons predicted […]

Shell Deal Puts BG Gas Holding at Risk

Shell Deal Puts BG Gas Holding at Risk By SELINA WILLIAMS: May 17, 2015  LONDON—Buried deep in BG PLC’s annual report is a little-noticed risk for its $70 billion merger with Royal Dutch Shell PLC: The deal could cost Shell a huge Kazakhstan gas field. SOURCE Like this:Like Loading…

Hundreds of activists launch floating protest against new Arctic drilling rig

Hundreds of activists launch floating protest against new Arctic drilling rig: Sunday 17 May 2015 Hundreds of activists decked out in neoprene wetsuits and life jackets took to the water off Seattle in kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and other vessels to send the message that Royal Dutch Shell should cancel its plan to drill in the […]

Arctic Drilling Protests Greet Royal Dutch Shell Drilling Rigs In Seattle

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: May 16, 2015 at 9:07 am EST The protest by environmental groups and the people of Seattle against Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) move to dock its drilling rigs at the city’s port is growing by the day. The port of Seattle had earlier decided to grant access to Shell’s Arctic […]

Seattle ‘kayak-tivists’ take on Shell in battle over Arctic oil drilling

Seattle ‘kayak-tivists’ take on Shell in battle over Arctic oil drilling Rose Hackman in New York: Saturday 16 May 2015 12.30 BST To Klapstein, the correct analogy is that of a plane crash. “Can you imagine being told to get on a plane that has a 75% chance of crashing? Who gets on a plane that has a […]

Shell oil rig arrives in Seattle waters amid protests, permit controversy

Shell oil rig arrives in Seattle waters amid protests, permit controversy Markets | Thu May 14, 2015 7:24pm EDT The first of two Royal Dutch Shell drilling rigs slated for Arctic oil exploration arrived in Seattle on Thursday as environmental activists geared up for days of protests over plans to store the equipment at the […]

Oil rig on move to Seattle, protesters expected

Heather Graf, KING-TV, Seattle: May 14, 2015 Oil rig on move to Seattle, protesters expected SEATTLE — A massive offshore drilling rig left Port Angeles, Wash., early Thursday and is expected here later in the day. The 400-foot long Polar Pioneer began moving out of Port Angeles at about 1:40 a.m. PT. The rig is expected […]

What’s at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell is planning to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle’s waterfront before they head north — but the petrochemical giant will first have to get around protesters in kayaks and others who want to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate […]

Petrobras scandal looms large in Shell’s plan to buy BG Group

As Royal Dutch Shell seeks to finalise its £55bn takeover of smaller UK-based rival BG Group, it will be closely watching the situation at Petrobras, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company that is engulfed in scandal. FULL ARTICLE WITH WORKING LINKS Like this:Like Loading…

Shell considers small North America energy deals even after BG

Shell considers small North America energy deals even after BG Deals | Thu May 14, 2015 12:58am BST Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) will consider small additions to its North America oil and gas business, despite ruling out large acquisitions after its deal to buy BG Group Plc (BG.L), Marvin Odum, director of Shell’s Americas […]

Shell BG £55bn merger could still fall apart.

By Rupert Hargreaves – Wednesday, 13 May, 2015 BG (LSE: BG) and Royal Dutch Shell’s (LSE: RDSB) mega-merger is the largest deal the oil & gas sector has seen for some time. However, the combination isn’t a done deal just yet.  There are still many kinks to iron out, and the deal has to get the green light […]

UN climate official pans idea of Arctic drilling in subtle slap at Obama administration

Article by Joby Warrick published 13 May 2015 by The Washington Post UN climate official pans idea of Arctic drilling in subtle slap at Obama administration The United Nations’ top climate official took a subtle poke at the Obama administration on Wednesday over its decision to conditionally allow oil exploration off Alaska’s coast, suggesting that the […]

JDA Agreement on Shell and BG Websites

JDA Agreement on Shell and BG Websites THE HAGUE, Netherlands, May 13, 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  Availability of Agreement on Websites of Shell and BG  […]

Arctic drilling for ‘extreme oil’ is risky – and letting Shell do the work is reckless

Wednesday 13 May 2015 America’s Arctic Ocean belongs to all of us. The Beaufort and Chukchi Seas provide habitat for countless species of wildlife. This is one of the most unique marine ecosystems in the world, home to the entire population of US polar bears. Many of America’s most beloved marine creatures thrive here, including […]

Shell’s objection takes issue with aspects of nine conditions attached to the revised licence which the EPA is likely to grant. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Lorna Siggins: 13 May 12015 Shell E&P Ireland is author of one of eight objections submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over a revised emissions licence for the Corrib gas project. […]

Shell: Port lease is valid, so drill rigs coming to Seattle despite pleas for delay, protests

By GENE JOHNSON and PHUONG LE, Associated Press: 13 May 2015 SEATTLE (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell is forging ahead with plans to park two Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle, risking possible fines from the city and ignoring port commissioners who have asked Shell to wait. Shell’s plan to move the two rigs to […]

Shell to Add Firepower to BG Assets in East Africa LNG Race

Article by Paul Burkhardt published 12 May 2015 by Bloomberg.com Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s $70 billion takeover of BG Group Plc will put Europe’s largest energy company in the middle of East Africa’s race to export natural gas and is set to boost the chances of Tanzania becoming a major supplier. The acquisition would include stakes in […]

Shell’s Alaska Return Shows Arctic Drilling Defying Slump in Oil

Article by Rakteem Katakey and Mark Drajem published 12 May2015 by Bloomberg.com Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s plan to return to the Arctic this year shows exploration in one of the world’s most remote regions is proving resilient against the slide in crude prices. The U.S. Interior Department on Monday endorsed Shell’s plan to have two rigs drill as […]

Shell Cleared to Drill in Arctic

Shell Cleared to Drill in Arctic U.S. agency approvals Shell’s Arctic drilling plan off Alaska’s northwest coast. By MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press: 11 May 2015 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Just days ahead of a planned protest of Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic drilling program in Seattle, the company on Monday cleared a major bureaucratic hurdle to […]

White House Gives Conditional Approval for Shell to Drill in Arctic

By CORAL DAVENPORT: MAY 11, 2015 White House Gives Conditional Approval for Shell to Drill in Arctic WASHINGTON — The Obama administration gave conditional approval on Monday to allow Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. to start drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean this summer. The approval is a major victory for Shell and […]

IRELAND: 1100 People Call on EPA not to Grant Shell Emissions Licence

News Release – Issued by Shell to Sea – May 11th, 2015 – For immediate release Last week 1100 people signed a petition calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject Shell’s application for an Industrial Emissions Licence for the Shell/Corrib Gas refinery at Bellanaboy, Co Mayo. They have also called for an oral […]

BG staff must compete for jobs after Shell takeover, says boss Helge Lund

By Andrew Critchlow, The Telegraph Commodities Editor: Article Published 9:53PM BST 10 May 2015 BG Group chief executive Helge Lund speaks exclusively to Andrew Critchlow about his plans to prepare the company for its mega takeover by Shell When BG Group hired Helge Lund as the company’s new chief executive late last year it came at […]

Shell in talks with Iran oil company

Shell in talks with Iran oil company Managing Director of Iran’s Pars Oil Company says oil giant Shell has voiced interest to resume activities in the country’s energy sector. Hossein Vafaee said indirect talks have already started with Shell. The Iranian official also forecast “tough conditions” for Iran once after sanctions against the country are […]