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Shell plans to hang on to Norco refinery – Reuters

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Shell plans to hang on to Norco refinery – Reuters

Jun. 30, 2021 3:41 PM ET Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A)RDS.BBy: Carl SurranSA News Editor 

  • Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A +0.7%), which will soon have just one operating crude oil refinery in the U.S., likely will keep its Norco refinery in Louisiana because of its role in supplying the company’s chemical plants, Reuters reports.
  • In addition to producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, the Norco refinery produces ethylene and propylene that go to the adjoining Shell Norco chemical plant and to Shell’s Geismar plant, also in Louisiana.
  • The company has three recent refinery sales that are set to close in Q4: the Anacortes refinery in Washington, its controlling interest in the joint venture Deer Park refinery in Texas, and the Mobile chemical refinery in Alabama.
  • Shell reportedly is considering selling its holdings in the Permian Basin which may be worth as much as $10B.
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    May 26, 2021: A Day That May Live In Infamy For Big Oil

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    May 26, 2021: A Day That May Live In Infamy For Big Oil

    David Blackmon: Senior Contributor: Energy:

    Wednesday was a quite an epic day for a trio of the world’s largest oil and gas corporations, and not in a positive way for their management teams. The C-suites at both ExxonMobil XOM -0.6% and Chevron CVX -1% suffered defeats at the hands of activist shareholders, while Netherlands-based Royal Dutch Shell was handed a major adverse decision from the Dutch courts. It’s hard to know which event will have the biggest impact on the respective companies – and potentially the industry as a whole – in the long-term, but in the short-term each presented a shock to the oil and gas system.

    The adverse event of the day with the most obvious potential bite may well be the Dutch court’s decision ordering Shell to dramatically expand its plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Already one of the more aggressive major oil companies in this arena, Shell had earlier this year adopted targeted cuts of at least 6% by 2023, 20% by 2030, 45% by 2035 and by 100% by 2050 from its 2016 levels. But, as reported by Reuters, the court found that Shell’s plan was “not concrete and is full of conditions…that’s not enough.” read more

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    Royal Dutch Shell: One Year Later, Shareholders Are $50 Billion Poorer Despite Solid Results

    Royal Dutch Shell: One Year Later, Shareholders Are $50 Billion Poorer Despite Solid Results

    Daniel Thurecht: May 04, 2021 

    Summary

  • It has been one year since Royal Dutch Shell shocked equity markets with their hasty decision to heavily reduce their dividends given the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • This time around they have provided a 4% dividend increase for the third straight quarter, along with a solid set of results that show a recovery is well underway.
  • Despite their solid financial performance, their share price continues lagging that of their peers who sustained their dividends by a significant margin and thus makes their shareholders $50b poorer.
  • Thankfully, it appears that their shareholder returns are poised to increase as soon as following the second quarter of 2021 since they are easily within reach of their $65b net debt goal.
  • Given their continued strong financial performance and higher dividends, I believe that maintaining my very bullish rating is appropriate.
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    Why is the Science Museum still being contaminated by Shell’s dirty money asks George Monbiot

    Taking money from fossil fuel companies today is like taking money from tobacco firms in the 1990s. The damage public institutions inflict on themselves by receiving this sponsorship exceeds any benefits. Just as their hands were once stained with nicotine, now they are stained with oil. The tobacco experience suggests that it can take many years to expunge these damn’d spots and restore their reputations.

    This is the position in which the Science Museum now finds itself. It appears to have learned nothing from the reputational harm it caused itself by accepting money from the oil companies BP and Equinor. Last week it revealed that Shell was funding – wait for it – its new exhibition on climate breakdown. read more

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    London museum under fire over climate exhibit sponsored by Shell

    London museum under fire over climate exhibit sponsored by Shell

    “It beggars belief that this iconic British institution has freely chosen to link up with Shell … at such a crucial time,” Bill McGuire, professor emeritus of geophysical and climate hazards at University College London, said in a statement.

    By , Thomson Reuters Foundation: APRIL 16, 2021

    April 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – London’s Science Museum came under fire on Friday for having oil and gas major Royal Dutch Shell as a sponsor of an upcoming exhibition on climate change, a move described by environmental groups as “out-of-step”. read more

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    Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell says it will take a £145m first-quarter hit from Texas freeze that left nearly 200 dead

    Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell says it will take a £145m first-quarter hit from Texas freeze that left nearly 200 dead

    • Severe freezing weather hit Texas in February this year triggering many deaths
    • Millions of people were also left without power and Shell’s operations were hit 

    Royal Dutch Shell has warned that the severe winter storm in Texas earlier this year looks set to hit its bottom line for the fist quarter.

    In February, a snowstorm swept across Texas and swathes of North America, knocking out sections of the former’s electricity grid, leaving millions without power and nearly 200 people dead. read more

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    Iraq Moves To Exploit Its Massive Natural Gas Reserves

    Iraq Moves To Exploit Its Massive Natural Gas Reserves

    EXTRACTS

    …that said, it has made some progress in developing gas resources, most notably in 2019/2020 when the US$17 billion 25-year Basra Gas Company (BGC) project with Royal Dutch Shell…

    The original design plans for Nebras – formulated between Shell and the Iraq Oil Ministry and Ministry of Industry and Minerals – were for a project that could produce at least 1.8 million metric tonnes per year (mtpy) of various petrochemicals. read more

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    Federal, state agencies probing Shell’s Falcon ethane pipeline after whistleblowers’ allegations

    Federal, state agencies probing Shell’s Falcon ethane pipeline after whistleblowers’ allegations

    ANYA LITVAK Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Early last year, Penn­syl­va­nia’s top en­vi­ron­men­tal of­fi­cial tried to raise an alarm at the high­est level of the fed­eral agency re­spon­si­ble for pipe­line safety.

    “I write to you re­gard­ing a very se­ri­ous pub­lic safety mat­ter for Penn­syl­va­nia,” the let­ter from Patrick McDon­nell, sec­re­tary of Penn­syl­va­nia’s Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion, be­gan. read more

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    Shell Pennsylvania petchems project 70% complete, operational in 2022: spokesman

    Shell Pennsylvania petchems project 70% complete, operational in 2022: spokesman

    New York — Shell Chemical’s $6 billion petrochemical complex in Pennsylvania is now more than 70% complete and projected to be operational sometime in 2022, a company spokesman said March 12.”

    On a daily basis workers are commissioning major pieces of equipment within our infrastructure units – a phased process that will continue until start-up” said the spokesman, Curtis Smith, in an email. “That includes connecting pipes and wiring that will eventually loop and extend for hundreds of miles along the site’s 386 acres,” he said. read more

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    Shell publishes Annual Report and Accounts

    Shell publishes Annual Report and Accounts

    Source: Shell International B.V. 11-Mar-2021

    Royal Dutch Shell plc published its Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended December 31, 2020.

    The 2020 Annual Report and Accounts can be downloaded from www.shell.com/annualreport.

    In compliance with 9.6.1 of the Listing Rules, on March 11, 2021, a copy of the 2020 Annual Report and Accounts was submitted to the National Storage Mechanism. This document will shortly be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism. In compliance with section 5:25m(5) Financial Markets Supervision Act the Annual Report and Accounts was submitted to the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The AFM publishes the report in its public register. read more

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    SHELL ACCELERATES DRIVE FOR NET-ZERO EMISSIONS WITH CUSTOMER-FIRST STRATEGY

    SHELL ACCELERATES DRIVE FOR NET-ZERO EMISSIONS WITH CUSTOMER-FIRST STRATEGY

    Source: Shell International B.V.

    The Hague, February 11, 2021 − Shell today set out its strategy to accelerate its transformation into a provider of net-zero emissions energy products and services, powered by growth in its customer-facing businesses. A disciplined cash allocation framework and rigorous approach to driving down carbon emissions will deliver value for shareholders, customers and wider society. Shell also confirmed its expectation that total carbon emissions for the company peaked in 2018, and oil production peaked in 2019. read more

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    Shell aims to double power sales by 2030

    Shell aims to double power sales by 2030

    By Jaime Llinares Taboada

    Royal Dutch Shell PLC on Thursday laid out its green transition strategy, including targets to double electricity sales, expand its liquefied natural gas capacity and gradually reduce oil production.

    The Anglo-Dutch energy major, which is committed to becoming a net zero emissions business by 2050, said that it will rebalance its portfolio in the near term by annually investing between $5 billion and $6 billion in its growth pillar, which comprises marketing, renewables and energy solutions. read more

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    SHELL TAKES 40% STAKE IN MONTREAL WASTE-TO-CHEMICALS PLANT

    SHELL TAKES 40% STAKE IN MONTREAL WASTE-TO-CHEMICALS PLANT

    By Mary Page Bailey | 

    The approximately C$875 million commercial-scale facility will be constructed in Varennes, Québec, and will produce low-carbon fuels and renewable chemicals products from non-recyclable waste using Enerkem’s proprietary technology. Commissioning of the first phase of the facility is scheduled for 2023. Critical investment in the plant comes from Shell, Enerkem, Suncor, Proman and Hydro-Québec, as well as from the Québec and Canadian governments. read more

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    Shell Crown Prince: ‘We must show more predictable financial results’

    Translation of an article published by the Dutch financial newspaper, the FD. 

    Shell Crown Prince: ‘We must show more predictable financial results’

    Shell has had a bad year. The global corona pandemic left a huge hole in the financial results. The oil and gas multinational had to write off more than $20 billion on oil and gas fields and announced it would cut thousands of jobs.

    Bert van Dijk 31 Dec ’20

    Huibert Vigeveno is in charge of all Shell refineries and petrol stations. These will play a key role in the coming years, expects the 51-year-old Dutchman, tipped as a successor to Shell CEO Ben van Beurden. About CO₂ emissions: ‘There is often a gap between what a company promises and what it actually does. With us it is the other way around. ‘ read more

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    Fuel for Thought: Singapore looks to next energy transition, this time away from oil

    Fuel for Thought: Singapore looks to next energy transition, this time away from oil

    Eric Yep: 29 December 2020

    SHELL RELATED EXTRACTS

    Shell, which started out as M. Samuel & Co. and built the first fuel depot in Singapore in the 1890s, said in November it was shutting half of its refining capacity on Singapore’s Pulau Bukom island, a move signaling the start of one era and the beginning of another for the energy hub.

    Shell said Pulau Bukom will become one of its roughly six energy and chemicals parks and part of a “pivot from a crude-oil, fuels-based product slate towards new low-carbon value chains.” read more

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    Shell reports 61 new cracker plant covid cases this week

    Sixty-one new COVID-19 cases were reported at Beaver County’s cracker plant this week, bringing the total number since March to 335.

    CHRISSY SUTTLES | BEAVER COUNTY TIMES: 12 Dec 2020

    POTTER TWP. — Coronavirus cases continue to grow at Shell Chemicals’ ethane cracker plant site as COVID-19’s third wave hammers the region.

    Sixty-one new virus cases were reported at Beaver County’s petrochemical complex this week, bringing the total number since March to 335. Since mid-November, total cases have tripled. read more

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