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Shell News Archive Saturday 19 November, 2005

Shell News Archive Saturday 19 November, 2005

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Senate Approves Tax Bill Despite Oil Firms’ Protests: “…lobbyists for companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp., BP PLC, Chevron Corp., Royal Dutch Shell PLC and ConocoPhillips mounted a campaign in opposition.”: Posted Saturday 19 November 2005: READ
The Times: Natural resources: Scottish group’s oil strike is jewel in India’s crown: “The discovery of oil at Mangala single-handedly catapulted Cairn from relative obscurity into a FTSE 100 company, poured further mockery on Royal Dutch Shell at the time of its reserves scandal — the Rajasthan block was originally Shell’s, but was relinquished to Cairn three years ago…”: November 19, 2005: READ
Confidential Shell internal document: More Upstream, Profitable Downstream: The 2005 Roadmap to realising the strategy: Posted 19 November 2005 VIEW
You will need Microsoft PowerPoint to view this document (if you do not have this program click here for a free version) Rattled Shell management swamped with bad news, issues threat following President Putin’s Sakhalin2 tirade: November 2005: READ

The New York Times: Chevron CEO Denies 2001 Cheney Task Force Meetings: “The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that a White House document showed that some companies — Exxon Mobil Corp., Conoco, Shell Oil Co. and BP America Inc., whose executives testified at last week’s Senate hearing — did in fact meet with the task force, but Chevron was not named in the document.”: Sat 19 November 2005: READ

AP Worldstream: Chevron’s CEO stands by recent Senate testimony: “The other oil industry executives who testified at the Nov. 9 hearing were: Lee Raymond, chairman of ExxonMobil Corp.; James Mulva, chairman of ConocoPhillips; John Hofmeister, chairman of Shell Oil Co.; and Ross Pillari, chairman of BP America Inc.”: Saturday 19 November 2005: READ

BBC Monitoring Service (UK): Inhabitants of southeastern Nigerian state sue oil companies over “injustices”: Saturday 19 November 2005: READ

Daily Telegraph: Comment: “BP and Shell have topped up the public coffers with tax payments and the £10billion hole now looks more like £4billion.”: Saturday 19 November 2005: READ

The Independent: Market Report: FTSE 100 soars on hopes of pre-Christmas rally: “Meanwhile, BG Group rose 7p to 561.5p on talk of a bid from Royal Dutch Shell…”: Saturday 19 November 2005: READ

Financial Times: When Gazprom is Mr Foo’s only potential buyer: “In spite of rumours of interest from almost all the world’s biggest oil and gas companies – from Royal Dutch Shell to CNOOC of China – no bid was forthcoming.”: Saturday 19 November 2005: READ and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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