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Iraq and Iran plot oil revolution in challenge to Saudi Arabia

Iraq’s goal of pumping 9m barrels a day of crude could be a game changer for oil prices and British companies: British oil giants BP and Royal Dutch Shell are also poised to benefit from Iraq’s ambitious production plans. Both companies are already managing two huge oil fields in southern Iraq which are vital if Baghdad […]

BP and Shell among oil firms Iran wants back in country

Iranian Oil Minister seeks talks with oil giants to return Iran to help tap world’s fourth-largest oil reserves after sanctions are lifted By Reuters: 2:25PM GMT 04 Dec 2013 Iran on Wednesday named seven Western oil companies it wants back in its vast oil and gas fields once international sanctions are lifted and said it […]

By 2023, a Changed World in Energy

By 2023, a Changed World in Energy By CLIFFORD KRAUSS: A version of this article appeared in print on April 25, 2013, on page F1 of the New York edition HOUSTON IF you could close your eyes for just a moment like Rip Van Winkle, and blink them open in 2023, you might see a […]

Shell says still interested in Libya oil exploration

VIENNA | Wed Nov 7, 2012 4:27pm GMT Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said on Wednesday that it remained interested in oil and gas exploration opportunities in Libya after abandoning drilling in two blocks earlier this year. Shell told Reuters in May that it planned to exit from the LNGDA and area 89 after […]

Selection of article links 17 October 2012

Selection of links to articles that may be of interest to our visitors, as supplied by a regular contributor Shell’s oil spill solution? Live with it! Avaaz Daily Briefing-6 hours ago What would you do if your water was polluted, your livelihood destroyed and your backyard regularly caught fire due to oil spills? Shell has […]

Selection of links

LINKS TO ARTICLES THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO OUR VISITORS: SUPPLIED BY A REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR I noticed some debate in your blog about ‘price fixing’, with the Royal Dutch Shell loyalists claiming it was all the fault of ‘big government’. Right. If you believe that then you will believe that pigs can fly. Here […]

Israeli gas discoveries and shale gas potential

Article and associated links supplied by a regular contributor Subject: Israeli gas discoveries and shale gas potential The Israeli’s have made some very large oil and gas discoveries in the off-shore Mediterranean Sea, but the major western oil companies like Royal Dutch Shell are not interested in investing in this new frontier. Wonder why ? […]

Shell Concealed Extent of Its Problems to Protect Nigeria Partnership

FROM OUR ARCHIVES… International Herald Tribune: Shell Concealed Extent of Its Problems to Protect Nigeria Partnership. Friday, March 19, 2004 The Royal Dutch/Shell Group has kept secret key details of its sharp reduction of oil and gas reserves for fear of damaging its close ties to Nigeria, whose oil production quota set by OPEC might […]

World oil demand to strain supply in 2012-IEA

Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:27pm GMT * IEA sees continued gap between OPEC output and demand for OPEC oil * Maintains that strategic petroleum reserves release is working * No decision yet on further stocks releases By Alex Lawler and Barbara Lewis LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) – World oil demand growth will accelerate next year, […]

Royal Dutch Shell the world’s largest “speculator”

Shell’s search for profits widens even as the oil price climbs • Shell now ‘world’s largest trader’ as well as oil major • Plans to explore in Arctic, Iraq, Russia and deep sea Terry Macalister: Thursday 3 February 2011 20.07 GMT Shell earned the majority of its profits in 2010 not from pump sales, but […]

There Will Be Fuel

NO SHORTAGE A Chesapeake Energy natural gas well near Burlington, Pa. Experts say the nation has gas reserves for 100-plus years. By CLIFFORD KRAUSS A version of this article appeared in print on November 17, 2010, on page F1 of the New York edition. THREE summers ago, the world’s supertankers were racing across the oceans […]