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Shell News Wednesday, 26 January 2005

Shell News Wednesday, 26 January 2005

FINANCIAL TIMES: Shaken up by heavyweight Shell ( 26 Jan 05

The Scotsman: Windfall Tax Will Jeopardise Jobs, Warns Shell: “Shell’s UK chairman James Smith was today giving evidence to the House of Commons’ trade and industry select committee which is conducting an inquiry into high gas and electricity prices.”: “Committee chairman Martin O’Neill said rising oil prices had put Shell’s profits “beyond the dreams of avarice”. ( 26 Jan 05

London Evening Standard: Gas prices fight goes to MPs: “A 20% LEAP in household energy prices is down to shady dealings in the gas market, a committee of MPs will be told today.”: “An official inquiry into ‘strange behaviour’ at some North Sea fields involving Centrica, BP and Shell, and whether gasflows to the UK were held back to engineer higher prices, continues.” ( Posted 26 Jan 05 Local protest blocks oil delivery in Nigeria: Shell: “Despite living on top of this multi-billion dollar resource, the vast majority of Nigeria’s 130-million-strong population lives in abject poverty, with three-quarters of the people struggling on less than one dollar per day.” ( Posted 26 Jan 05

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: LNG Quickly Joining Oil As Major US Energy Import: “Shell is involved in several LNG import facility projects.” ( Posted 26 Jan 05

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Energy Sector Is Likely To See Season of Deals: “In the energy sector, 2005 could be a banner year for mergers and acquisitions.”: “…Total and Shell could be possible early movers to make acquisitions…” ( Posted 26 Jan 05

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: UK Lawmakers Turn Sights On Oil Cos’ Profits ( Posted 26 Jan 05 and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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