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E.U. sanctions force Shell to leave Syria

Protesters opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad face violent responses from security forces. The Arab League passed a series of measures censuring Syria for its actions. By Javier Blas, Published: December 2 LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell said Friday it will “cease” activities in Syria after the European Union blacklisted three state-owned Syrian oil companies in […]

Shell tells employees in Syria to obey EU sanctions, not clear production will stop

By Associated Press, Updated: Friday, December 2, 4:04 PM AMSTERDAM — Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Friday it will halt its operations in Syria to comply with sanctions imposed by the European Union over the country’s violent crackdown on anti-government protesters. While Shell employees were told to stop working, it was not clear whether that will actually […]

Shell says to cease activities in Syria

Sanctions bite in Syria as oil giant Shell pulls out By Douglas Hamilton BEIRUT | Fri Dec 2, 2011 9:42am EST (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell said on Friday it would cease operations in Syria to heed new European Union sanctions against Damascus, deepening the international isolation of President Bashar al-Assad imposed over his violent […]

Shell Is ‘Welcome Barbarian’ in China’s Shale Gas

The big question is: Can Shell keep riding this tiger? What prevents PetroChina’s parent, CNPC, from exploiting the Western producer for what it wants and then tossing it aside or perhaps even taking it over?

Shell lukewarm about Syria oil boycott

British-Dutch oil giant Shell is under pressure to cease its activities in Syria. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on countries and companies to suspend their supplies to Syria because of the bloody oppression of the popular protests by the Assad regime. Shell has said it is prepared to discuss possible oil sanctions against […]

Syria stops payments to Shell and Total

FINANCIAL TIMES November 10, 2011 By Javier Blas and Sylvia Pfeifer in London and Abigail Fielding-Smith in Beirut Syria has stopped paying for oil produced within the country by Royal Dutch Shell and Total, highlighting the economic tensions affecting Bashar al-Assad’s regime after months of pro-democracy protests. “Their continued domestic oil production in Syria is […]

Shell, Total cut Syrian oil output amid sanctions

LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Oil majors Royal Dutch Shell and Total have slashed Syrian oil production as international sanctions make exports impossible, industry sources told Reuters.

EU Bans Syria Oil As Marchers Shot

Royal Dutch Shell: 32% stake in Al-Furat Petroleum. SEPTEMBER 3, 2011 By FARNAZ FASSIHI BEIRUT—The European Union banned all import of Syrian crude oil on Friday to protest Damascus’s violent suppression of demonstrators, but the standoff between protesters and President Bashar al-Assad’s government showed no signs of subsiding. Security forces shot at least 14 marchers […]

Twitter storm pounds Shell’s Syria operations

Twitter users have joined forces to protest against Dutch oil giant Shell’s business operations in Syria. Friday saw the announcement of an EU-wide-ban on Syrian oil imports. Activists used the hash tag #shellfuelsmurder to stop all of the company’s operations in the country. Shell is the second-biggest foreign oil firm in Syria after French Total […]

‘Shell fuels murder’ campaign by Syrian activists moves ahead despite EU sanctions

A Google Doc shared Friday by the campaign accused Shell’s oil sales of “financing the military operations against civilians throughout Syria” by President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 09/02/2011 By Elizabeth Flock The European Union on Friday imposed an embargo on oil exports from Syria as the country’s security forces surrounded mosques […]

Royal Dutch Shell to continue operation in Syria

English.news.cn 2011-08-31 19:03:33 THE HAGUE, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) — Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday said it would not withdraw from unrest-torn Syria, despite mounting pressure from Dutch political parties, local media reported. Halting the Shell’s operation in Syria would hurt the Syrian people more than its government, Dutch national broadcaster NOS quoted Dick […]

Shell won’t stop oil production in Syria unless EU mandates a boycott

By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, August 30, 5:00 PM AMSTERDAM — Royal Dutch Shell PLC will not stop producing oil in Syria unless it is directed to do so by the European Union, media in the Netherlands report. National broadcaster NOS news cites Dick Benschop, head of the company’s Dutch arm, as saying Shell thinks halting its […]

Shell FuelSave wakens memories of Formula Shell debacle

By John Donovan Here we are again in the midst of a major Shell advertising campaign with huge colour adverts in the UK national press for a new Shell wonder fuel, this time invented by “Shell Fuel Scientists”: Its called Shell FuelSave Shell’s Fuel Scientists are being rather cagey about the secret formula – Shell […]