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12:16 – 06 July 2007

Royal Dutch Shell led the London market higher amid reports of a major exploration campaign in the Arctic.

The stock gained more than 2%, or 50p, to 2106p after it emerged that the firm was set to embark on the new venture in a bid to exploit untapped oil and gas reserves in the Beaufort Sea.

The heavily-weighted stock helped the FTSE 100 Index move 39.8 points ahead to 6675 by mid-morning. and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

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