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Royal Dutch Shell News Monday, 11 April 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Monday, 11 April 2005

Reuters: Shell wants level playing field in Russia: “Royal Dutch/Shell Group has called on the Kremlin not to discriminate against foreign oil companies when it awards contracts to exploit the nation’s oil resources.” (ShellNews.net) 11 April 05

Yahoo Business News: Royal Dutch/Shell says held ‘very positive talks’ with Gazprom over gas projects: “Royal Dutch/Shell Group has had ‘very positive discussions’ with Russian group OAO Gazprom over a cooperation in various gas projects, according to John Barry, chief executive of Anglo-Dutch group’s Russian operations. ‘I can confirm that our chief executive (Jeroen van der Veer) met with Gazprom officials last Thursday, and the meeting was very positive’… (ShellNews.net) 11 April 05

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Australia’s Woodside: Not Aware Of Shell’s Intentions: “Recent media speculation, sparked by a report from investment bank UBS, has focussed on the possibility of Royal Dutch/Shell Group revisiting its A$10 billion-plus bid for Woodside which Canberra rejected in 2001 as being against the national interest.” (ShellNews.net) 11 April 05

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Shell’s Gorgon LNG Deal Worth More Than US$10B: “A deal to sell liquefied natural gas from the Gorgon project offshore Western Australia to a Mexico receiving terminal is worth more than US$10 billion, project partner Royal Dutch/Shell (RD) said Monday” (ShellNews.net) Posted 11 April 05

TheAge.com (Australia): Shell to sell gas to US in $10b deal: “Most of the gas will be used to satisfy Mexico’s growing energy needs, with the excess to be exported to California in the United States, where there is also a requirement for new natural gas supply sources.” (ShellNews.net) 11 April 05

au.biz.yahoo.com (Australia): Shell LNG deal set to ease reserves troubles: “The Gorgon booking alone accounted for 14 percent of the resulting reserves cut. Top executives were sacked, and the scandal triggered a full-scale corporate restructuring.” (ShellNews.net) 11 April 05

FINANCIAL TIMES: Trust fund: “BG and Murphy Oil are obvious targets.”: “Shell and second-tier players like ConocoPhillips – which cut production growth targets last week – might be tempted. Either way, with Arabia’s treasures still firmly off-limits, fear of dwindling reserves is causing the post-1998 consensus to crumble. Shareholders’ trust will be tested.” (ShellNews.net) 11 April 05

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