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Royal Dutch Shell News Thursday, 14 April 2005

Royal Dutch Shell News Thursday, 14 April 2005

DAILY TELEGRAPH (UK): One Shell of a fight against poverty: “The pictures in its London headquarters pretty much tell the story like it was. The clear country roads, the open top sports car and always the reassuring catch line: “You can be sure of Shell”. Not any more you can’t. If ever a company has fallen from grace it is Shell.”: “For Kurt Hoffman, however, the fines, corporate machinations and high profile attacks on Shell, the corporate oil giant, are only part of his problem. As director of the charitable Shell Foundation he has to face people on the front line in countries such as Nigeria, where the oil group’s activities have been condemned by aid agencies and non-governmental organisations, and convince them of his good intentions.” ( 14 April 05

AFX Asia (Focus): Malaysia’s Petronas-Shell JV makes fourth successive gas discovery ( 14 April 05

DAILY TELEGRAPH (UK): Killer in the kitchen: “One of the Shell Foundation’s flagship investments is the $10m (£5.3m) Breathing Space programme…” ( 14 April 05

HOUSTON CHRONICLE: Shell joins project for LNG in Nigeria ( Posted 14 April 05

FINANCIAL TIMES: Oil majors take a back seat as the minnows pursue Iraq deals: “Royal Dutch/Shell has a chairman for Iraq, Wolfgang Ströbl, who has not set foot in the country since 2002.” ( 14 April 05

FINANCIAL TIMES: Market fails to see value in Unocal deal: “…Chevron will now be in a more competitive position with BP, ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch/Shell in both scope and scale.” ( 14 April 05

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Solar Firms Say Silicon Shortage Will Stall Growth: “In the face of the looming crisis, managers of companies including Shell Solar and Norway’s REC lined up at a conference at the Semicon trade fair in the German city of Munich…” ( Posted 14 April 05

AFX Asia (Focus): Hong Kong and China Gas plans JV with Royal Dutch/Shell in Hangzhou – report: “Royal Dutch/Shell and Hong Kong and China Gas (Towngas) plan to take a combined 49 pct stake in a joint venture with municipal gas distributor Hangzhou Gas…” ( 14 April 05

Lloyds List: Majors link in Nigeria LNG project: Shell, BG and Texaco involved in multi-million-dollar plan to create one of the world’s biggest producers, writes Tony Gray ( 14 April 05 and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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