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Sunday Telegraph: BP-Shell talk is as old as the Churchills

By Helen Power, Sunday Telegraph
20 May 2007

Of all the takeover rumours flying around the market, last week’s chatter of a merger between BP and Shell gets the prize for being the oldest.

“That one’s been doing the rounds since 1923, when Winston Churchill was mandated to look at it,” moaned one battle-weary BP-er when we enquired as to its provenance.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2007/05/20/ccdiary20.xml

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