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Royal Dutch Shell News Sunday, 10 April 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Sunday, 10 April 2005

THE BUSINESS: State oil firm loses out on US bid: “CHINESE state oil firm Cnooc’s sudden departure from the bidding war over US oil firm Unocal in favour of ChevronTexaco’s $18.4bn (£9.8bn, €14.4bn) offer suggests that, however high they raise the stakes, buying a US company is still, sometimes, a step too far.”: “Chevron now takes third place among the western major oil companies in terms of oil and gas reserves, jumping ahead of Royal Dutch/Shell and Total.” ( 10 April 05

The Observer (UK): Oil giants go on the prowl: “And if Shell thought it was safe, it ought to remind itself that TotalFinaElf, the French colossus, might dust off its takeover plans … and so on.” ( 10 April 05

NEW SCIENTIST: Oil vs whales: “THE oil giant Shell has agreed to re-route a controversial oil pipeline off Russia’s east coast, apparently bowing to pressure from environmentalists. But campaigners say it is not the pipeline that is the problem, but the oil platforms.” ( Posted 10 April 05

THE LONDON TIMES: Diversity can make all the difference: “The policy has proved good value for Shell…” ( 10 April 05

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Shell, BP Win Oil Concessions Deals In Algeria ( Posted 10 April 05 and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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