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Royal Dutch Shell plc Wasn’t Kidding About Cutting Costs.

Article by Arjun Sreekumar published 16 April 2014 by The Motley Fool under the headline: “Royal Dutch Shell plc Wasn’t Kidding About Cutting Costs. But Will It Pay Off?” The company recently sold off key downstream assets in Australia, including a major oil refinery and network of some 870 retail gasoline stations, due to weak […]

Shell to discuss possible western Pennsylvania shale gas plant at public meetings

Extracts from an Associated Press article published 15 April 2014 by THE REPUBLIC PITTSBURGH — Shell Chemical LP plans to hold meetings in western Pennsylvania to discuss the possibility of building a huge natural gas processing plant there. In early 2012 Shell chose the site for a possible ethane cracking plant, but cautioned a final […]

Head-to-Head: BP vs Royal Dutch Shell

Extracts from an article by Holly Cook published 14 April 2014 by MorningStar Investor sentiment on Shell today is decidedly negative after years of poor execution. Shell’s big shale bets have been a huge bust, crushing the profits and returns of its upstream operations in North America. This is likely to be a drag on […]

Fracking earthquakes

Extract from an article by Carey Gillam published by Reuters, 5 April 2014, under the headline: Series of small earthquakes rock Oklahoma in record seismic activity (Reuters) – Earthquakes rattled residents in Oklahoma on Saturday, the latest in a series that have put the state on track for record quake activity this year, which some […]

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 […]

Shell turning to Asian suppliers

Extract from an articled published on 1 April 2014 by Seeking Alpha under the headline: Shell turning to Asian suppliers, underscoring threat to Caterpillar, Joy Global Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) says it will use more Chinese equipment at its struggling U.S. shale business, becoming the latest natural resources company to try to reduce costs […]

US now pumping 10 percent of the world’s crude

Extracts from an article by Emily Pickrell published 26 March 2014 by fuelfix HOUSTON — Boosted by the galloping pace of tight oil operations, the United States produced a tenth of the world’s oil at the end of last year, the Energy Information Administration reports. The shale boom has given the U.S. a production rate […]

Shell, CNPC to jointly seek shale gas in Sichuan Basin

Extracts from a China Daily article published 26 March 2014 by Energy conglomerate Royal Dutch Shell Plc is committing to a “substantial investment” in exploring for conventional and unconventional gas in China to quench the growing thirst for clean energy in the world’s second-largest economy. The company will continue its exploration of shale gas […]

Shell sees ‘minor’ impact in higher U.S. gas exports to Europe

Extract from a Reuters article by Meeyoung Cho published Monday 24 March 2014 GOYANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Growing interest in sending more U.S. natural gas to Europe does not hold a big threat for Asian gas markets, although such exports would help improve spot market liquidity for the super-chilled form of the fuel, a […]

Will an Emboldened Russia Hurt Shell and Chevron?

Extracts from an article by Reuben Brewer published on 23 March 2014 by The Motley Fool under the headline: Will an Emboldened Russia Hurt This Major Industry? Russia is a complex beast and is often hard for Western nations to understand. The latest bit of world drama that the country has caused is, effectively, making […]

Shell writes down value of its U.S. shale gas and liquids-rich assets by $2.5 billion

Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons Extracts from an article by Arjun Sreekumar published on 19 March 2014 by The Motley Fool under the headline: “2 Key Areas Where Royal Dutch Shell plc Needs to Improve” To accomplish its goal of boosting cash flow and returns, Shell has identified two key business units as prime targets for […]

Shell reorganises American shale operations

Extracts from an Alice Young article published 19 March 2014 by under the headline: Shell share price: Group reorganises American shale operations Royal Dutch Shell Plc has reorganised its American shale gas and oil operations into a single business in an attempt to improve their performance, the Financial Times has reported. According to the […]

Shell’s CEO says the company plans to leave the Eagle Ford Shale

Extract from an article by Sanford Nowlin published on 18 March 2014 by San Antonio Business Journal. Oil-and-gas giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC will unload its investments in South Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale and cut U.S. capital spending by 20 percent after disappointing results from its domestic shale operations. FULL ARTICLE