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Breakingviews: Shell’s next boss looks a shoo-in

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Breakingviews: Shell’s next boss looks a shoo-in

By : September 2, 2022: 2:40 PM GMT+1

LONDON, Sept 2 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Shell (SHEL.L) is about to get a new boss. Chief Executive Ben van Beurden, who has been in situ since the start of 2014, is likely to step down from the $192 billion oil giant next year, Reuters has reported read more . Plenty of credible candidates exist to replace him, but one looks the most obvious.

Despite battling with two major oil price slumps and an unprecedented 66% cut to Shell’s dividend in April 2020, Van Beurden’s track record looks acceptable. Since Jan. 1 2014, when he took over, Shell shares have returned 67%… He also pulled off the $70 billion purchase of BG Group in 2016, which made it a leading force in liquefied natural gas (LNG). read more

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Exxon, Shell sell California oil assets for $4 billion to IKAV

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Exxon, Shell sell California oil assets for $4 billion to IKAV

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HOUSTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) and Shell Plc (SHEL.L) on Thursday confirmed the sale of their California oil joint-venture Aera to German asset manager IKAV for $4 billion, ending a 25-year-long partnership that was one of the state’s largest oil producers.

The sale reflects the two companies move out of mature energy properties at a time when high oil and gas prices favor new deals. Reuters this week reported the oil giants were in advanced talks on a sale of the San Joaquin Valley property. read more

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022, subject to regulatory approvals. Shell faces a $300 million to $400 million impairment charge as a result of the sale, it said.

IKAV buys assets with strong cash yields and holds them to maximize returns to its funds, according to its website. Last year, it built a solar plant in Italy and took a majority stake in Metaenergia, an Italian operator of gas-fired power plants. read more

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REUTERS Exclusive-Shell’s CEO van Beurden prepares to step down next year -sources

REUTERS Exclusive-Shell’s CEO van Beurden prepares to step down next year -sources

Thomson Reuters Sep 2, 2022 | 1:06 AM

By Ron Bousso

LONDON (Reuters) – Shell has shortlisted four candidates to succeed Chief Executive Ben van Beurden who is preparing to step down next year after nearly a decade at the helm of the giant energy firm, two company sources told Reuters.

During his tenure van Beurden oversaw Shell’s biggest acquisition in decades and steered the company through two major downturns and a pivotal move to slash greenhouse emissions – a task which will only grow in importance for his successor. read more

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