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U.S. approval moves Shell a step closer to Arctic drilling

Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:40pm EDT U.S. approval moves Shell a step closer to Arctic drilling (Reuters) – The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday upheld a 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, moving Royal Dutch Shell a step closer to returning to oil and gas exploration in the Arctic since it suffered […]

Ice gas could be huge for NZ – Shell boss

By Grant Bradley Aviation, tourism and energy writer for the Business Herald New Zealand’s next energy game changer could be the “super resource” of gas hydrates, says Shell New Zealand chairman Rob Jager. Speaking to the Advantage New Zealand Petroleum Summit yesterday, he said “ice gas” beneath the sea off the coasts were recognised internationally […]

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, […]

CAN SHELL SAFELY DRILL IN THE ARCTIC?

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN Published: Mar 30, 2015 at 10:40 am EST Shell Oil Company, subsidiary of multinational oil giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS), is conducting drilling tests in Bellingham, Washington, ahead of potential regulatory approval for drilling in the Arctic. According to media reports, government officials in Washington are observing Shell’s oil spill […]

Shell delays Australian drilling plans as crude oil prices dive

From an article by Angela Macdonald-Smith published Monday 30 March 2015 in the Sydney Morning Herald: Royal Dutch Shell delays WA drilling plans as crude oil price dives Extracts Royal Dutch Shell’s delay of the drilling of a $100 million-plus exploration well off Australia’s north-west coast is the latest example of modified plans in the wake […]

Arctic braced for oil rush as Shell eyes return to Alaska

By Andrew Critchlow, Commodities Editor for publication in The SundayTelegraph 29 Mar 2015 under the headline: Arctic braced for oil rush as Shell eyes return to Alaska When the wreck of Royal Dutch Shell’s Kulluk drilling rig washed up on the coast of Alaska in 2012 following a storm at sea, many environmental campaigners hoped […]

How one woman fought one of the world’s biggest oil companies — and won

From an article by Jared Goyette published 27 March 2015 by Public Radio International under the headline: How one woman fought one of the world’s biggest oil companies — and won Officials in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, are currently mulling a proposal from Shell Oil to build a new chemical plant in their backyard. But before they […]

Shell moving rigs to north Alaska ahead of possible drilling permit

Article by Carl Surran published 25 March 2015 by SeekingAlpha.com Shell moving rigs to north Alaska ahead of possible drilling permit Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) is moving oil rigs to Alaska in anticipation of the possible resumption of its Arctic drilling program two years after the grounding of a rig led to a huge […]

Legal action hopes to make Shell port-less in Seattle

Article by Kevin McGwin published 26 March 2015 by The Arctic Journal under the headline: What the Shell is going on? Legal action hopes to make Shell port-less in Seattle On March 22, The Guardian, a British media outlet popular among the left-of-centre, announced that Shell’s approval to resume its Alaska drilling programme this summer […]

Shell conducts drills with Arctic oil spill response system

From an article by Jennifer A. Dlouhy published 26 March 2015 by fuelfix.com Shell conducts drills with Arctic oil spill response system WASHINGTON — Shell’s Arctic oil spill response system is undergoing drills in waters near Bellingham, Washington, with government officials observing the exercises. Shell Oil Co. is conducting the testing as it plans a new round […]

Motiva to integrate Norco, Convent refineries in Louisiana

26 March 2015 (Reuters) – Motiva Enterprises said on Thursday that operations at its Convent and Norco, Louisiana, refineries will be integrated to take advantage of increased production of lower-cost U.S. shale oil. Motiva, which is co-owned by Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Saudi Aramco, said the first step in the integration project is the […]

Why Shell Is Cutting Jobs In The North Sea

Here’s Why Royal Dutch Shell Is Cutting Jobs In The North Sea By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Mar 26, 2015 at 1:13 pm EST Royal Dutch Shell plc. (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) has announced to cut 250 jobs in the UK North Sea region. The move comes ahead of more than 50% decline in crude oil prices. As a […]

Shell takes further steps away from Nigeria

Article by Daniel J. Graeber published 26 March 2015 by UPI Shell takes further steps away from Nigeria ABUJA, Nigeria, March 26 (UPI) — The Nigerian subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell said it made further progress in its divestment strategy by selling Niger Delta assets from $1.7 billion. Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria said […]

Shell to cut more UK North Sea jobs in 2015

Thursday 26 March 2015 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) is planning further job cuts in its UK North Sea oil and gas business in 2015, the company said on Thursday, just a week after a package of tax cuts from the Treasury aimed at encouraging growth in the industry. “Shell UK plans to reduce […]

Nigeria: Shell completes $1.7 billion sale of Nigerian assets to Aiteo

Shell completes $1.7 billion sale of Nigerian assets to Aiteo ABUJA (Reuters) – Oil major Shell said on Wendesday it completed the sale of its 30 percent stake in the Nigerian oil block 29 and the Nembe Creek trunk line to Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Co for $1.7 billion. Total and Eni’s Nigerian arms […]

Anti-Shell Protest at White House

From an article by Liz Ruskin published 24 March 2015 by Alaska Public Media under the headline: 26th Anniversary of Exxon Spill Prompts anti-Shell Protest at White House It’s the 26th anniversary of America’s second largest oil spill, when an Exxon tanker leaving Valdez Arm ran aground, leaking 11 million gallons of North Slope Crude […]

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