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Britain’s wealthy energy companies are now part of the problem

The Telegraph

Britain’s wealthy energy companies are now part of the problem

Bosses’ fanatical devotion to showering shareholders with cash has done little to help their own cause as household bills soar

Shell is still on course to return “$30bn to shareholders this year, or more than 15pc of its market cap”. These are truly astonishing sums in any context but set against a backdrop of sharp increases in fuel poverty, they are in danger of looking obscene.

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Russia moves to take control of Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project

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Russia moves to take control of Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project

1 JULY 2022

Russia has moved to take over a major oil and gas project in which Shell has a 27.5% stake.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Thursday to take charge of the Sakhalin-2 project.

The move could force Shell and Japan’s Mitsui and Mitsubishi to abandon their investments as the economic fallout of the Ukraine war spreads.

Oil giant Shell said: “We are aware of the decree and are assessing its implications.” read more

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Shell plans to expand amid energy market chaos

The Telegraph

Shell plans to expand amid energy market chaos

The FTSE 100 company plans to invest £20bn-£25bn in the UK

By Rachel Millard: 13 June 2022 • 7:27pm

Shell is pursuing a significant expansion of its business supplying electricity to UK households amid intense volatility in energy markets.

The FTSE 100 company wants to supply clean power to five million households and electric car drivers by 2030, up from about 1.5m today, as part of plans to diversify away from oil and gas.

Shell plans to invest £20bn-£25bn in the UK over the decade, more than 75pc of which will go towards low carbon energy such as wind turbines and electric car charging points. read more

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Europe lurches closer to energy crisis as Kremlin cuts off gas supply to Shell

The Telegraph

Europe lurches closer to energy crisis as Kremlin cuts off gas supply to Shell

British company loses access to Russian fuel following refusal to pay in roubles

Europe lurched closer to an energy crisis on Tuesday after the Kremlin cut off gas supplies to major buyers including Shell.

Russia’s state-owned gas supplier, Gazprom, said supplies to Shell in Germany as well as to Ørsted in Denmark will be cut off on Wednesday after they refused to bow to Putin’s demands to pay in roubles. read more

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Windfall tax on Energy Giants Shell and BP?

The Telegraph

Energy bosses are provoking Sunak into another ruinous tax raid

BP chief executive may live to regret calling his company a ‘cash machine’: Shell unveiled a quadrupling of profits and a bumper payout for shareholders. Chief Ben van Beurden sounded cock-a-hoop. It had been “a momentous year”, he declared.

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You’ve got to hand it to the bosses of Britain’s energy giants. The response of the industry’s top figures to growing calls from the Labour Party, trade unions, and eco-activists for a windfall tax has been so risible that a Conservative Government is now said to be warming to the idea, having repeatedly ruled it out. read more

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Ukraine urges Johnson to ensure ‘not a drop’ of Russian oil reaches the UK

The Telegraph

Ukraine urges Johnson to ensure ‘not a drop’ of Russian oil reaches the UK

Shell, one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, has pledged to withdraw from Russian oil products, but…

Ukraine’s government has urged the UK to ensure “not a single drop of Russian oil enters the country”, as it pushed for a “total and immediate” boycott on Russian fossil fuels.

Oleg Ustenko, economic adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said it was “no time for half measures”. It comes amid concerns Britain may adopt a definition of Russian oil that allows some Kremlin supplies into the country, even under the impending embargo. read more

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‘Latvian blend’: How Russia bends the rules to keep its oil flowing

The Telegraph

‘Latvian blend’: How Russia bends the rules to keep its oil flowing

There is a growing gap between rhetoric and reality on the vast trade of Russian oil

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Ukraine’s government writes to Shell, accusing it of ‘bankrolling Putin’s war with an accounting trick’

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Ukraine’s government writes to Shell, accusing it of ‘bankrolling Putin’s war with an accounting trick’

JACK MENDEL:  22 April 2022

Ukraine has accused energy giant Shell of continuing to “bankroll Putin’s war machine” buy buying oil through an “accounting trick.”

In an angry letter sent to the oil company’s boss, Kyiv branded it “deplorable” that firm was still buying fuel linked to the Kremlin indirectly.

According to the Telegraph, despite a commitment to stop purchasing energy, Shell considers refined oil products as not being Russian if less than half of the blend is from the country. read more

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Shell in talks to offload Russian business to China

The Telegraph

Shell in talks to offload Russian business to China

Shell is said to be turning to Beijing as it looks to offload its stake in a major Russian gas project.

The FTSE 100 energy giant is in joint talks with Chinese state-run firms Cnooc, CNPC and Sinopec over its 27.5pc holding in the Sakhalin-2 liquefied natural gas venture.

The discussions include the potential sale of the stake to one, two or all three of the Chinese companies, though Shell is said to be open to talks with other potential buyers outside China. read more

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Shell revives huge North Sea gas field to boost Britain’s energy security

The Telegraph

Shell revives huge North Sea gas field to boost Britain’s energy security

Plans for the Jackdaw field were rejected last year by environmental regulators

Shell has submitted new plans to develop a huge gas field in the North Sea, six months after they were rejected by environmental regulators, in an attempt to help Britain become less dependent on foreign suppliers. 

The FTSE 100 company said it wanted the Jackdaw field, about 250km east of Aberdeen, to start operating by 2025.  read more

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Shell pledges Russian oil profits to Ukraine relief after backlash

The Telegraph

Shell pledges Russian oil profits to Ukraine relief after backlash

The British company defended the decision to buy oil from the country, saying it was difficult but necessary.

By Ben Gartside: 5 March 2022 • 11:51am

Shell has pledged to donate any profits it makes from discounted Russian oil to a Ukrainian disaster relief fund, following stinging criticism of its decision to keep buying tankers of crude as war rages.

Shell broke ranks with Western traders on Friday when it bought Russian crude for $28.50 a barrel less than the Dated Brent benchmark for physical oil, saving millions of pounds at a time when global prices are surging. read more

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JP Morgan accused of negligence over corrupt $1.3bn Nigerian oil deal

The Telegraph

JP Morgan accused of negligence over corrupt $1.3bn Nigerian oil deal

The case revolves around $876m of missing money from an oil field sale in 2011

JP Morgan negligently allowed corrupt Nigerian officials to siphon off more than three quarters of a $1.3bn oil investment to a former oil minister’s company and assorted middlemen, the High Court will hear this week.

The world’s largest bank is being sued by the Nigerian state for allegedly allowing corrupt former state officials to extract $875m between 2011 and 2013 from a government account opened with JP Morgan in London. read more

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Shell defends raising the dividend after profits surge to almost $20bn

The Telegraph

Shell defends raising the dividend after profits surge to almost $20bn

Bumper results trigger renewed calls for a windfall tax on oil and gas producers

By Rachel Millard: 3 February 2022 • 7:41pm

The chief executive of Shell has defended his company’s right to pay millions in dividends after a fourfold rise in profits driven by surging energy costs sparked calls for a windfall tax.

Ben van Beurden said the FTSE 100 company played an important role in society by contributing to pension pots after it posted a $19.3bn (£14.2bn) profit for 2021, up from $4.8bn a year earlier. read more

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Oil and gas trade body drops ‘oil and gas’ from its name

The Telegraph

Oil and gas trade body drops ‘oil and gas’ from its name

By Matt Oliver: 31 January 2022 • 4:20pm

The trade group that represents UK oil and gas companies is dropping the words “oil and gas” from its name to reflect the ongoing rise of green energy.

Oil and Gas UK will be renamed Offshore Energies UK from February 14, the body said on Monday.

It follows a year-long strategic review by the group, which said the change reflects “the evolving nature of the industry”.

OGUK said its members, which include BP, British Gas owner Centrica, Shell and Chevron approved the name change in December. read more

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Energy crisis drives Shell’s gas profits ‘significantly higher’

The Telegraph

Energy crisis drives Shell’s gas profits ‘significantly higher’

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Cambo: Jobs warning as Shell pulls out of oil field development

The Telegraph

Cambo: Jobs warning as Shell pulls out of oil field development

Energy companies’ reputational struggles and Whitehall’s green ambitions leave oil investment in limbo  and 4 December 2021 

It was less than a month ago that Kwasi Kwarteng was celebrating Shell’s plans to move its group headquarters out of Holland and to the UK.

The business secretary heralded the decision as “a clear vote of confidence in the British economy as we work to strengthen competitiveness, attract investment and create jobs”.

Today he may have more complex feelings towards the FTSE 100 oil giant – and greater uncertainty about the challenges ahead for the economy. read more

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