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Shell News Archive Sunday 18 December 2005

Shell News Archive Sunday 18 December 2005

The Sunday Times: Hopes of Western Isles bonanza as Shell starts searching for oil: “IT IS one of Britain’s most depressed and hostile environments, but the Western Isles could be on the brink of an economic boom after one of the world’s biggest energy firms signalled plans to begin test drilling for oil off the coast of Lewis.”: December 18, 2005: READ
The Sunday Times: Skill shortages hit quest for extra energy supplies: “Drilling rigs are in short supply, as are trained oilfield workers. This is why fully one-quarter of the $4 billion increase in Shell’s outlays will go to cover the higher prices of the labour and supplies it needs to punch holes in the deserts and ocean beds that contain the new reserves it so badly needs.”: Sunday December 18, 2005: READ
The Business Online: Shell blames Brown for its new North Sea cuts: “Shell has interests in about 50 oil and gas platforms in the North Sea and owns 21 outright. It has not ruled out more cuts.”: Sunday December 18, 2005: READ
The Scotsman: Shell ‘should be forced to give up drilling rights’: “ENERGY minister Malcolm Wicks is facing demands to force Shell to give up North Sea acreage, following revelations that the oil giant will slash its UK drilling programme on the back of the Chancellor’s latest tax raid on oil company profits. “: Sunday 18 December 2005: READ
Times of Oman: Shell celebrates completion of social investment projects: “During the event, Shell also launched its gift to the nation to mark the Sultanate’s 35th National Day, pledging $10 million for the establishment of a new fund to support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Oman.”: Sunday 18 December 2005: READ
Hindu Business Line (India): Coal gasification projects — ONGC may rope in Shell as joint venture partner: “ONGC sources told Business Line on Saturday that the company was trying to get Shell as a joint venture partner to prevent the possibilities of use of the coveted Shell technology by any other company in India.”: Posted Sunday 18 December 2005: READ

BBC NEWS: Shell cuts North Sea exploration: Oil giant Shell has cut its plans for North Sea exploration, blaming Chancellor Gordon Brown’s tax hikes for the move. Posted Sunday 18 December 05: READ and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

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