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Shell chief to receive compensation for loss of office

THE HERALD

Shell chief to receive compensation for loss of office

THE outgoing chief executive of oil and gas giant Shell is to receive a year’s salary by way of compensation for loss of office.

Ben van Beurden will receive £1.42 million when he steps down at the end of this year, which is to be paid in six instalments. Shell said outstanding payments will be reduced by 50 per cent if he secures a paid position, excluding non-executive directorships, in that time.

The company also said that Mr van Beurden will continue to receive his base salary until the end June next year. The London-listed Anglo-Dutch energy giant said that a pro-rated annual bonus in relation to performance year 2023 will be determined by Shell’s remuneration committee after June next year.

It said 50% of any bonus awarded will be delivered in shares which are subject to a three-year holding period that remains in force after Mr van Beurden leaves Shell’s service.

Shell said the 2021 and 2022 long term incentive awards will be reduced to reflect the portion of the performance period that has elapsed to June next year. read more

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Shell’s outgoing CEO to get full-year salary as compensation for loss of office

Reuters

Shell’s outgoing CEO to get full-year salary as compensation for loss of office

Fri, October 28, 2022 at 11:44 AM

(Reuters) – Shell’s outgoing Chief Executive Ben van Beurden will get one-year base salary of 1.42 million pounds ($1.64 million) as compensation after leaving the position at the end of the year, the oil giant said on Friday.

The payment will be done in six equal monthly instalments between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2023.

The company said the outstanding payment for loss of office will be halved if van Beurden gets a paid position, excluding non-executive directorships, during the payment period.

Shell also said the Dutchman will continue to receive his base salary until June 30, 2023.

The company last month picked Wael Sawan to replace van Beurden, who is stepping down after nearly a decade at the helm and 40 years at Shell. read more

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Shell boss reveals regrets and pride as he steps down after decade

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Shell boss reveals regrets and pride as he steps down after decade

Ben van Beurden’s regrets were linked to financial issues in the Arctic and safety at a Dutch oilfield

Soraya Ebrahimi: Oct 28, 2022

Shell’s chief executive Ben van Beurden has said he regretted not acting earlier on two problems linked to the environment, as he prepares to step down after nearly a decade in charge.

Mr van Beurden said he should have acted in 2015 on data coming out of the Groningen gasfield in the Netherlands. read more

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Shell faces energy fury as £31bn bumper profits could pay for 2.1m heat pumps for Britons

EXPRESS

Shell faces energy fury as £31bn bumper profits could pay for 2.1m heat pumps for Britons

In just the third quarter of the year, UK-based energy giant Shell raked in profits of £8.2billion.

By ANTONY ASHKENAZ:

New analysis has found that over the past twelve months, energy giant Shell has generated a staggering £31billion in excess profits. This has prompted fury among critics, as millions of Britons face unprecedented energy bill hikes, crippling inflation and a major cost of living crisis. Today, Shell has announced profits of £8.2billion for the third quarter of this year. The business said it made adjusted earnings of $9.5billion US dollars over the three months down from $11.5billion (£9.9billion) the quarter before. According to Global Witness, which conducted the analysis, this profit earned by the energy giant was in addition to the profits that they would make in a normal year. read more

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Shell pays no UK windfall tax despite profits jump

BBC NEWS

Shell pays no UK windfall tax despite profits jump

By Michael Race: Business reporter, BBC News: 27 Oct 2022

Shell has reported its second highest quarterly profit on record but it has not paid the UK’s windfall tax on energy firms.

The energy giant said global profits reached $9.5bn (£8.2bn) between July and September, compared to $4.2bn during the same period last year.

However, Shell said that because it had made large investments in the UK, it meant it had made no profit here.

It also does not expect to start paying windfall taxes until early next year.

The Energy Price Levy – or windfall tax – on the profits of energy firms was announced by Rishi Sunak in May, when he was chancellor. At the time he said it would raise £5bn in its first year. read more

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Biden says Shell is misusing its profits by not cutting gas prices

Biden says Shell is misusing its profits by not cutting gas prices

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden blasted Shell plc on Thursday for funneling profits to shareholders rather than lowering gas prices, after the British oil giant said it would boost its dividend and buy back shares.

Shell earlier on Thursday said its third-quarter profit was a near-record $9.45 billion, as it sharply boosted its dividend by 15% and announced plans to buy $4 billion more of stock over the next three months. read more

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Shell yet to pay any extra windfall tax, bosses confirm

Evening Standard

Shell yet to pay any extra windfall tax, bosses confirm

Oil giants were hit by an extra windfall charge in May this year, but they could get around it by investing more in the UK.

By August Graham: 27 Oct 2022

Oil giant Shell has avoided paying any extra windfall tax despite making record profits so far this year as the business said it was investing heavily in the North Sea.

The company said that it does not expect to pay any extra tax this year due to the Government’s decision in May to put a windfall tax on North Sea oil and gas producers.

Finance boss Sinead Gorman told reporters on Thursday that the company had done enough over recent months to avoid the tax – which allowed companies to get tax relief in exchange for investment.

“Heavy capex (capital expenditure) has meant that we haven’t had extra tax coming through in this quarter yet,” she said.

“I do expect to see that extra tax … to happen quite early in the first quarter of 2023, but we’ll see what plays out with prices as well.” read more

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Shell in talks with Government as ministers consider new windfall tax

The Telegraph

Shell in talks with Government as ministers consider new windfall tax

Oil and gas giant did not pay any tax in Britain, despite an existing windfall scheme

By Rachel Millard: 27 October 2022 • 5:48pm

Shell is in talks with the Government as ministers consider a fresh windfall tax on oil and gas companies to help fill a £35bn black hole in the public finances.

Ben van Buerden, chief executive of the oil and gas giant, said he accepted the case for higher taxes after the industry was boosted by surging fossil fuel prices following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. read more

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No customer support, poor engineers and absolutely zero communication

27 Oct 2022

The content below is sourced from current verifiable customer reviews of Shell Energy published on Trustpilot.

Installation engineer didn’t install internet

Installation engineer turned up, didn’t connect my Internet then left.  Only for me to find out, absolutely nothing had been done to set my Internet up. I had to call and try and find out what was going on, only to be left on hold for 25 minutes after talking to a team member then hung up on. Followed by an email saying I will need to reschedule. Thats definitely not ho you apologise! I won’t be giving you any money if your customer service is this atrocious for new customers, I’d hate to think what it would be like if I had any issues!
0/10, couldn’t even set my Internet up. No customer support, poor engineers and absolutely zero communication. read more

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AVOID SHELL ENERGY BROADBAND LIKE THE PLAGUE

AVOID SHELL ENERGY BROADBAND LIKE THE PLAGUE

Shell Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

27 Oct 2022

Reviewer Stephen Essex: Location Essex: Date 2022-09-30

Comments

The most appalling customer service. If nothing goes wrong with your bills then they are fine. But if you need to get something corrected (their errors) it is incredibly bad. Slow to answer, calls get cut off, promises made are not kept. I have spent HOURS on the phone trying to get their errors corrected. AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE read more

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Shell announces commencement of a share buyback programme

Shell announces commencement of a share buyback programme

Shell plc (the ‘company’) today announces the commencement of a $4 billion share buyback programme covering an aggregate contract term of approximately three months (the ‘programme’). The purpose of the programme is to reduce the issued share capital of the company. All shares repurchased as part of the programme will be cancelled. It is intended that, subject to market conditions, the programme will be completed prior to the company’s Q4 results announcement, scheduled for February 2, 2023.

The company has entered into an arrangement with a single broker consisting of three irrevocable, non-discretionary contracts, to enable the purchase of ordinary shares on both London market exchanges (the London Stock Exchange and/or on BATS and/or on Chi-X) (pursuant to two ‘London contracts’) and Netherlands exchanges (Euronext Amsterdam and/or on CBOE Europe DXE and/or on Turquoise Europe) (pursuant to one ‘Netherlands contract’) for a period up to and including January 27, 2023. The aggregate maximum consideration for the purchase of ordinary shares under the London contracts is $2 billion and the maximum consideration for the purchase of ordinary shares under the Netherlands contract is $2 billion. Purchases under the London contracts will be carried out in accordance with the company’s authority1 to repurchase shares on-market and will be effected within certain contractually agreed parameters. Purchases under the Netherlands contract will be carried out in accordance with the company’s authority1 to repurchase shares off-market pursuant to the off-market share buyback contract approved by its shareholders and the parameters set out therein. read more

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Energy giant Shell has already made £31bn in excess profits over past year

global witness

Energy giant Shell has already made £31bn in excess profits over past year

Analysis of Shell Q3 profits shows their 12 month windfall profits could pay for 12.5 million UK energy bills

27th October 2022, London – UK-based fossil fuel giant Shell has made £31 billion in excess profits over the past twelve months, while Brits have seen energy bill hikes drive an acute cost of living crisis, according to Global Witness analysis of the company’s third quarter profits reported today.

This is money Shell has made in addition to their “normal,” but already high, profits, and was spurred by high global energy prices. See notes for full methodology. It could pay for:

  • The energy bills of 12.5 million British households, or

  • Almost half of the £68 billion the government needs to help its citizens with high energy bills, or

  • Heat pumps for 2.1 million UK homes, that would protect families from energy price volatility, or

  • The energy bills of everyone on universal credit; plus emergency aid for all 19 million Yemeni’s caught in one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters; plus emergency shelter for all of the victims of Pakistan’s climate crisis caused floods – and still leave £17.1 billion in excess profits for Shell’s shareholders. (2)

These extraordinary windfalls come as Shell announced overall adjusted earnings of $9.5 billion this quarter, a slight drop from its record last quarter, but much higher than the company has averaged in recent years. This at a time when the UK government debates how best to support its citizens through a cost-of-living crisis that could see 3 million more British people – and 30 percentage of all UK children (3) – living in poverty from next year. read more

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Shell beats forecasts as profits more than double

BBC NEWS

Shell beats forecasts as profits more than double

By Michael Race: Business reporter, BBC News: 27 Oct 2022

Shell has reported profits have more than doubled between July and September helped by high oil and gas prices.

The energy giant said underlying profits reached $9.5bn (£8.2bn) in the third quarter.

That compares to $4.2bn during the same period last year though it is a slowdown from the second quarter when it announced record figures.

The invasion of Ukraine sparked oil and gas prices to rise as nations pledged to cut dependence on Russian energy. read more

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Oil giant Shell reveals plans to hike dividend as it reports third-quarter profit

CNBC

Oil giant Shell reveals plans to hike dividend as it reports third-quarter profit

Silvia Amaro@SILVIA_AMARO

Sam Meredith@SMEREDITH19

KEY POINTS

  • The oil giant also announced Thursday a new share buyback program.

  • It also revealed plans to increase its dividend per share by around 15% for the fourth quarter 2022.

  • The group’s results come soon after it was announced CEO Ben van Beurden will step down at the end of the year after nearly a decade at the helm.

British oil major Shell reported a third-quarter profit Thursday, but lower refining and trading revenues brought an end to its run of record quarterly earnings.

Shell posted adjusted earnings of $9.45 billion for the three months through to the end of September, meeting analyst expectations of $9.5 billion according to Refinitiv. The company posted adjusted earnings of $4.1 billion over the same period a year earlier and notched a whopping $11.5 billion for the second quarter of 2022. read more

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Energy company Shell reports profits of $9.5bn for Q3 of 2022

The chief executive of Shell had himself called on the government to tax oil and gas companies in order to protect the poorest people in society from soaring energy costs.

skynews

Energy company Shell reports profits of $9.5bn for Q3 of 2022 but not at record levels seen in first half of year

The London-listed oil and gas company had reported record profits in the first half of the year amid soaring oil and gas prices.

Shell has reported operating profits of $9.5bn (£8.19bn) for the third quarter of this year, lower than that of the three months before but still more than double the same period in 2021. read more

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Suddenly my SHELL broadband is down every day… no Netflix, no Alexa, no access to internet

Shell Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Reviewer Jules: Location Hertfordshire: Date 2022-09-28

Comments

I was a customer of Post Office Homephone and never had an issue with them. Sadly they sold out to Shell and since then things have been difficult! I can’t access my bill using my old account details as I was promised so I can no longer separate personal emails from ‘business’ emails and just recently they put the prices up despite me signing up to a fixed tarrif with Post Office literally a few days before the company transferred me across to Shell. read more

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