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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 […]

Royal Dutch Shell plc Shareholders Express Concern Over Dividends After BG Group Merger

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Apr 10, 2015 at 9:39 am EST A $70 billion merger deal between Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) and BG Group plc (ADR) (OTCMKTS: BRGYY) was finalized earlier during the week. Shell had paid a premium of 50% on BG Group’s share price on April 9. Many have commended the efforts […]

Future of BP as independent company thrown into doubt by Shell’s takeover of BG

By PETER CAMPBELL FOR THE DAILY MAIL Future of BP as independent company thrown into doubt by Shell’s takeover of BG The future of BP as an independent company was thrown into doubt yesterday as analysts said BG’s takeover will prompt a wave of consolidation in the struggling sector. Firms across the industry have been […]

Corporate espionage: Shell Cloak and Dagger activities

By John Donovan Corporate espionage: Shell Cloak and Dagger activities spanning more than two decades – much of it directed against me  SHELL ALSO Infiltrated spies into the Nigerian government  Was responsible for covert operations against Greenpeace and other perceived enemies, using a serving secret service agent freelancing for a private spy firm closely connected […]

Royal Dutch Shell Sues Greenpeace Activists

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Apr 8, 2015 at 8:38 am EST The oil multinational has filed a legal complaint in a federal court in Alaska, as it looks to remove the six Greenpeace activists from its vessel carrying the Polar Pioneer oil rig. In an official statement yesterday, Shell said it has had talks with groups […]

Shell-BG Deal Puts Pressure on Big Oil to Consolidate Again

Article by Javier Blas: 12:47 PM BST April 8, 2015 published by Bloomberg.com In the words of Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s boss, the fundamental logic behind his decision to buy BG Group Plc “always existed.” What pushed the $70 billion deal over the finish line was that it had become “very compelling from a value perspective” […]

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, […]

5 things to know about the biggest energy deal in a decade

Fortune Magazine article by Geoffrey Smith published 8 April 2015 5 things to know about the biggest energy deal in a decade Royal Dutch Shell Plc RDSAF is taking over BG Group Plc BRGYY 26.58% in a $70 billion deal, the biggest the energy industry has seen in over a decade, and the clearest sign […]

Shell Gas Leak

By John Donovan Yesterday lunchtime, I got a whiff of what I now know to be the Shell takeover of BG Group.  The information was unclear and my Shell related source made it plain that it was a rumour emanating from a third party, but one with “good ears” and miscellaneous contacts.  The main thrust of […]

BG Group shares are going through the roof after a colossal merger with Shell

Article by MIKE BIRD published 8 April 2015 by UKBusinessInsider.com BG Group shares are going through the roof after a colossal merger with Shell Shares in BG Group are rocketing upwards after the company agreed to a merger with oil giant Shell. The tie-up will create a company worth £224 billion. As of 10:20 a.m. […]

Shell and BG Group agree to create a £224 billion super group

Article by LIANNA BRINDED published 8 April 2015 by UKBusinessInsider.com Shell and BG Group agree to create a £224 billion super group Shell and BG Group will create an oil super merger after both parties agreed on a new deal. Shell, worth £136 billion ($202 million), revealed in a regulatory announcement on the London Stock Exchange that […]

Shell sues to boot Greenpeace activists who climbed aboard oil rig bound for the Arctic to protest drilling

Shell sues to boot Greenpeace activists who climbed aboard oil rig bound for the Arctic to protest drilling Shell has filed a complaint in federal court in Alaska seeking an order to remove Greenpeace activists who climbed aboard an oil rig in the Pacific The environmental group said in a statement its team would occupy […]

Shell seeking to buy BG in first oil super-merger in over a decade

The collapse in global oil prices has sparked much speculation about mergers in the industry and BG has often been cited as a potential target. (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) is in advanced talks to buy BG Group (BG.L) in the first oil super-merger in more than a decade, seeking to extend its lead […]

Greenpeace boards Seattle-bound Shell drilling platform in mid-Pacific

Article by Joel Connelly published by seattlepi.com on 6 April 2015 Greenpeace boards Seattle-bound Shell drilling platform in mid-Pacific A half-dozen Greenpeace activists have boarded Shell Oil’s Seattle-bound drilling platform as it crosses the eastern Pacific, but say they will make no effort to interfere with the navigation of the ship. “The hope is to […]

SHELL CORRUPTION OF IRISH POLICE, AS ADMITTED BY ITS AGENT/CONTRACTOR: OSSL

Photo: John Donovan: Co-founder Royal Dutch Shell Plc.com EMAIL FROM JOHN DONOVAN CIRCULATED TO EVERY IRISH T.D. ON 6 APRIL 2015 Response from The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission on 2 April 2015 SHELL CORRUPTION OF IRISH POLICE, AS ADMITTED BY ITS AGENT/CONTRACTOR: OSSL (£30,000 worth of free alcohol given as a Christmas Gift to Garda […]

It’s Time to Take Arctic Drilling Off the Table

Cindy Shogan Executive director, Alaska Wilderness League: 4 April 2015 It’s Time to Take Arctic Drilling Off the Table Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of the Interior swung the door wide open to drilling in the remote waters of the iconic Arctic Ocean when it announced that it was reaffirming controversial Bush-era leases for the […]

Shell Oil protesters train for flotilla

KING 5 News 3:51 p.m. PDT April 4, 2015 Shell Oil protesters train for flotilla Protestors planning to demonstrate when Shell Oil arrives in Elliott Bay started training Saturday morning in West Seattle. They plan to have a flotilla of kayaks in the bay when Shell brings its Arctic drilling ship and equipment to Seattle […]

Shell has major hurdles to clear before Chukchi drilling resumes

Yereth Rosen Alaska Dispatch News: April 4, 2015 Shell has major hurdles to clear before Chukchi drilling resumes Now that the Department of the Interior has, for the second time, affirmed the record-breaking Chukchi Sea lease sale it held seven years ago, is it smooth sailing for Royal Dutch Shell and its plans to drill this year on […]

Feds says Shell’s spill containment system works as company seeks Arctic drilling approval

Article by Jennifer A. Dlouhy published 3 April 2015 by fuelfix.com under the headline: Feds says Shell’s spill containment system works as company seeks Arctic drilling approval WASHINGTON — Shell has successfully deployed its Arctic containment system in waters near Washington state as it prepares for potential drilling in the Chukchi Sea later this year. The […]

Shell responds to federal decision on Alaskan waters

UPI article by Daniel J. Graeber published April 2, 2015: Shell responds to federal decision on Alaskan waters Company CEO said in February drilling in the arctic waters of Alaska could start this year. ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 2 (UPI) — Shell said there are a series of contingencies to consider after a U.S. federal decision to […]

Shell lease approved, but hurdles remain

Shell’s 2008 purchase of a licence to drill in Alaskan waters has been approved. Now it waits to be granted permission to do so April 1, 2015 – 8:53pm – By Kevin McGwin With the decision yesterday by the US federal government not to throw out the 2008 sale of drilling licences off Alaska’s northern […]

Incredibly, Shell Gets Another Go at Arctic Drilling

Article by SustainableBusiness.com published 1 April 2015 Incredibly, Shell Gets Another Go at Arctic Drilling Sadly, the Obama Administration has once again given Shell the go-ahead to drill in the Arctic. “The Arctic is an important component of the Administration’s national energy strategy, and we remain committed to taking a thoughtful and balanced approach to oil and […]

Goodluck Jonathan and the missing $20bn

ARTICLE BY TIM COCKS AND JOE BROCK PUBLISHED 1 April 2015 BY THE RAND DAILY MAIL OF SOUTH AFRICA Between $10.8-billion and $20-billion of oil revenue was unaccounted for over a period of 19 months “Sanusi’s concerns around the first of these mechanisms centre on the 2011 sale by Royal Dutch Shell of its interests […]

Dutch court hears challenge over Groningen gas production

Dutch court refuses to halt Groningen gas production THE HAGUE, APRIL 1 By Toby Sterling (Reuters) – A Dutch judge on Wednesday refused to order a production halt at Europe’s biggest gas field, Groningen, where extraction is causing earthquakes, dealing a blow to opponents of government policy. Production from the field was temporarily reduced in […]

3 Factors Could Slow Arctic Drilling Despite Shell Go-Ahead

During 2012, the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk ran aground off a small island near Kodiak Island. PHOTOGRAPH BY U.S. COAST GUARD/AP By Wendy Koch, National Geographic PUBLISHED MARCH 30, 2015 Oil drilling in U.S. Arctic waters may return this summer now that Shell has cleared a key government hurdle. Still, an energy bonanza in […]

Shell Oil Drilling Serious Threat to Russian Polar Bear Reserve: Greenpeace

The oil drilling operation of Shell in the Chukchi Sea can harm the vast population of polar bears and walruses living in the Wrangel Island reserve. The oil drilling operation of Dutch oil giant Shell in the Chukchi Sea, which is a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean, is a threat to Russia’s Wrangel Island National Park, Greenpeace said […]

Arctic drilling rights OKd for Shell Oil

Article by Jennifer A. Dlouhy published Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by sfgate.com Arctic drilling rights OKd for Shell Oil WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday reaffirmed a 2008 government auction of Arctic drilling rights over objections from environmentalists, delivering a major victory to Shell Oil Co. as it seeks to resume exploratory drilling in the […]

Interior approves updated OCS Lease Sale analysis, clears one hurdle for Shell

Article by Tim Bradner published 31 March 2015 by The Alaska Journal of Commerce: Interior approves updated OCS Lease Sale analysis, clears one hurdle for Shell The U.S. Interior Department published a long-awaited Record of Decision Tuesday on a contested 2008 Arctic offshore lease sale that had blocked Shell Oil’s exploration plans on leases it […]

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 […]

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, […]

Shell will resume drilling off Alaska coast: U.S. Arctic envoy

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell will resume drilling off Alaska after suspending operations for two years in the wake of an accident, the special U.S. envoy to the Arctic said on Monday, but gave no details as to when. Shell has been moving oil rigs to Alaska as it awaits the […]

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 […]

How Shell, BP, And Total SA, Can Profit From The Oil Price Crash

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Mar 30, 2015 at 9:26 am EST Despite largely unfavorable movement in crude oil price during the recent months, some of Europe’s biggest oil companies are finding support from trading desks as they face a prolonged slump, which has seen oil price hit six-year lows. In the three years before the summer […]

Shell cynically blocking action on climate change, says ex-diplomat

From an article published by The Guardian on Monday 30 March 2015 Shell cynically blocking action on climate change, says ex-diplomat Shell and its oil and gas peers are narcissistic, paranoid and psychopathic, and engaged in a cynical attempt to block action on global warming, according to the UK’s former climate change envoy. read moreLike […]

Revolutionary Peterhead carbon capture and storage project spearheaded by Shell

From an article by Joshua King published on 30 March 2015 by the Aberdeen Press & Journal under the headline: Plans for revolutionary Peterhead energy project revealed Extracts Plans for a pioneering clean energy project in the north-east have been formally tabled with Aberdeenshire Council in a major milestone for the multimillion-pound scheme. The carbon […]

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 […]

Corrib Gas still set to flow this year, says Shell spokesperson

Shell E&P Ireland says it is still on schedule to have gas flowing from the Corrib Gas Field within the next six months. An 800 metre section of a water discharge pipe, which will carry treated surface water from the terminal at Bellanaboy in north Mayo 12 kilometres out to sea once the plant is […]

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 […]