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Forbes/AFX News Limited: Shell declares force majeure in Nigeria as pipeline fire continues: “The fire, which followed an explosion early this week, cut the Anglo-Dutch group’s production in Nigeria by 180,000 barrels per day.”: Thursday 22 December 2005: READ
The New York Times: Qatar Finds a Currency of Its Own: Natural Gas: “Andrew Brown, Shell’s country manager in Qatar, said that greater natural gas and oil production should result in overall daily energy production equivalent to about 5 million barrels of oil a day by early in the next decade, nearly half the daily oil output of Saudi Arabia.”: Thursday 22 December 2005: READ
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Qatar awards LNG contract: “The other will be managed by QatarGas IV, which is owned by Qatar and Royal Dutch Shell PLC. The QatarGas project so far has five such LNG trains.”: Thursday 22 December 2005: READ
The New York Times: Oil Prices Settle at $58.56 Per Barrel: Oil prices also were lifted by uncertainty about whether Royal Dutch Shell PLC will declare a force majeure on its light, sweet crude exports from Nigeria after attackers set off dynamite at a pipeline Tuesday. Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil exporter. ”We have to look at the extent of the damage and if it’s significant enough to affect the quantity that can be exported, then we will consider the options,” Shell spokesman Donald Boham said Wednesday.: Posted Thursday 22 December 2005: READ
The Guardian: BP sells Russian assets for $1bn: “There is controversy over drilling near Sakhalin, an island off Russia’s east coast, since Shell started developing an offshore field there close to where whales feed.”: Thursday 22 Dec 2005: READ
Daily Independent (Nigeria): Shell shuts Bonny flow station: “Three more bodies were on Wednesday recovered from the site of an exploded oil pipeline in Port Harcourt, bringing the number of casualties to 11 in the fire incident ravaging up to 21 villages. The pipeline belongs to Shell”: Thursday 22 December 2005: READ
Malaysia Star: Chip card payment at Shell stations in force next year: “SHELL Malaysia expects the rollout of credit card payment system using the chip card at its stations to be completed by next year, said chairman Datuk Jon Chadwick.”: “Asked if the company would be doing any exploration in the coming year, he said: “We’ve had a very successful year. Yes, we will be doing exploration next year. We need reserves.”: Thursday 22 December 2005: READ
Lloyds List: Shell gas project will need $3bn fleet of mammoth LNG carriers: “SHELL has unveiled a major liquefied natural gas project in Qatar which could require a $3bn fleet of the largest vessels ever built in this sector.”: Thursday December 22, 2005: READ
The New York Times: Shell Signs Gas Field Development Deal: Posted Thursday 22 December 2005: READ and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.


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