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Is Royal Dutch Shell Up For The Challenge?

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By: MICHEAL KAUFMANPublished: Apr 10, 2015 at 10:33 am EST

he energy sector’s mega deal between Royal Dutch Shell Plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) and BG Group Plc (ADR) (OTCMKTS:BRGYY) is now under close scrutiny by China and other countries, as well as by investors. When asked about the details of regulatory concerns, both parties refused to comment, says the Wall Street Journal. The merger has been valued at $70 billion.

The CEO of the Hague-based Anglo-Dutch company, Ben van Beurden and BG’s Chairman, Andrew Gould had claimed on Wednesday they didn’t expect any major regulatory issues, except from a few countries. Although they did they expected the completion to be delayed until early 2016 while regulatory matters were settled. read more

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Inside Shell’s earnings report: Proof that the Saudis’ oil market strategy is working

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Saudi Arabia shocked the world last fall in breaking from its traditional mold of keeping oil production artificially low to prop up oil prices. Instead, the Saudis and other OPEC nations voted to keep oil output steady even in the face of a global supply surplus, a move seemingly designed to respond to the threat that the Saudis see from rising output from non-OPEC producers — from U.S. shale plays to Russia’s Arctic to Brazil’s deep offshore waters. read more

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Shell stokes up its fire sale

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Bloomberg is reporting that Shell has agreed to sell its stake in the Bijupira and Salema fields in Brazil. This development is no doubt in response to the collapse in oil prices and is stoking up the fire sale instituted by CEO Ben van Beurden when Shell announced a profits warning a year ago.

Extract from Bloomberg article

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), the second-largest oil operator in Brazil, is selling a stake in one of its oil-producing projects in the country to HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA (HRTP3), two people with knowledge of the matter said.

HRT, based in Rio de Janeiro, agreed to buy Shell’s 80 percent stake in the Bijupira and Salema fields, an offshore venture that started production in 2003, the people said, asking not to be identified because the deal hasn’t been made public. HRT will boost production to more than 30,000 barrels a day with the purchase, one of the people said. read more

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Shell Plans To Boost Ethanol Production In Brazil

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How Royal Dutch Shell Intends To Boost Ethanol Production In Brazil

Bidness Etc looks at the progress Shell is making in the joint-venture with with Cosan Limited to boost ethanol production in Brazil over the next ten years

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN
Published: Dec 30, 2014 at 7:19 am EST

The joint-venture between Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) and Cosan Limited(USA) (NYSE:CZZ), called Raizen, plans to spend nearly $1 billion on building ethanol production facilities to increase its biofuel output by 50%, according to the Financial Times (FT).

Cosan Limited intends to build eight ethanol plants over the next ten years, for an estimated cost of $930 million (2.5 billion reais). The plants will produce cellulosic ethanol fuel using sugarcane waste as its primary raw material, the most efficient source of biofuel. The first of eight plants was completed last week, and has an annual capacity of 40 million liters. After the completion of all plants, the company expects biofuel output to increase 50%. read more

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Glencore-Macquarie Said to Exit Race for Shell Australia Assets

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February 12, 2014

Screen Shot 2013-12-22 at 19.09.52Macquarie Group Ltd. (MQG) and Glencore Xstrata Plc (GLEN) dropped out of bidding for Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)’s Australian oil refinery and filling stations, according to four people with knowledge of the matter. The assets Shell is selling include storage terminals, filling stations and an oil refinery in Geelong, south of Melbourne. Shell is stepping up asset sales after new Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden promised last month to cut capital spending following the company’s first profit warning in a decade. read more

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Brazil Says Shell Must Negotiate Encroaching Oil Reservoir

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Sabrina Lorenzi: Monday, January 27, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Brazil’s ANP oil regulator said Royal Dutch Shell needs to negotiate with the Brazilian government on an oil reservoir that exceeds the limits of the concession block it controls with France’s Total, according to an ANP document seen by Reuters on Monday. The oil reserve, located in Shell’s BM-S-54 block, encroaches on areas controlled by the Brazilian government that have not yet been auctioned. read more

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Brazil’s Petrobras Completes $1.6 Billion Oil-Field Sale

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December 30, 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO–Brazilian state-run energy giant Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, said late Monday that it had completed the sale of a 35% stake in an offshore oil field to partners Royal Dutch Shell PLC and India’s ONGC Videsh.

With completion of the deal, Shell raises its stake to 73%…

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Shell Completes Acquisition of Additional 23% Interest in BC-10 Project

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell plc announced Monday that it has completed the acquisition of an additional 23 percent interest in the Parque das Conchas (BC-10) project offshore Brazil for $1 billion.

Regulatory approvals have been obtained and Shell will now hold a 73 percent operating interest. The purchase is effective Jan. 1. Partner ONGC, previously holding a 15 percent working interest, will now hold a 27 percent working interest. This purchase is the result of pre-empting a third party’s bid for Petrobras’ 35 percent interest in BC-10. read more

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Raizen Energia Ethanol Sales Hurt by U.S. Cuts: Corporate Brazil

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December 04, 2013

Raizen Energia SA, Brazil’s biggest ethanol exporter, is the sugar-cane processor most at risk from a U.S. plan to cut biofuel mandates, threatening the South American country’s $6.4 billion export market.

The joint venture between oil producer Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and Cosan SA Industria & Comercio produced 2.32 billion liters (612.1 million gallons) of ethanol in the 12 months through March. More than half was exported and most of that was shipped to the U.S., according to Salim Morsy, a New York-based analyst with Bloomberg New Energy Finance. read more

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Shell to Pay $280 Million for Share of Brazilian Off-Shore Drilling Rights

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In what CEO Peter Voser refers to as “one of the largest deep water oil accumulations in the world,” Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A & RDS-B), along with four other oil producers, will pay $280 Million for a 35-year contract to begin drilling in the Libra discovery in the Santos Basin, located about 105 miles off the Brazilian coast of Rio de Janeiro, Shell announced today.

According to Shell’s statement, Brazil’s governmental oil regulator estimates the Libra find has between 8 billion and 12 billion barrels of “recoverable resources.” read more

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Shell working to extend life of declining offshore field in Brazil

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Macae, Brazil (Platts)–14Jun2013/120 pm EDT/1720 GMT

Shell is hoping to extend the life of an offshore oil field in Brazil’s Campos Basin until 2021, potentially adding five years of operation and as many as 20 million more barrels, Osman Tosun, the company’s field development manager, said Friday.

Shell on Friday spudded on of four new wells planned at the mature Bijupira-Salema field in an effort to extent production, Tosun told the Brazil Offshore conference in Macae.

–Dom Phillips, [email protected]
–Edited by Jeff Barber, [email protected] read more

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Shell Environmental and Human Rights Crimes in Brazil

EMAIL RECEIVED BY JOHN DONOVAN

Hello John and good-afternoon from Brazil!

I don’t know whether you have been told or not but Shell and Basf have come to a judicial agreement and has paid for our rights along with medical assistance for direct former employees and its children for a lifetime.

Thank you so much for your help.

Truly yours,
Manoel Miguel

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The factory was built in 1977 by Shell. Dozens of former employees of the plant have been diagnosed with prostate, thyroid and other types of cancer, circulatory, liver and intestinal illnesses, as well as infertility and sexual impotence. read more

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Shell interested in Petrobras Gulf of Mexico assets – CEO

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RIO DE JANEIRO | Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:36am BST

(Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) is interested in acquiring new assets in the Gulf of Mexico, including those of Brazil‘s state-controlled oil company Petrobras, Shell’s Chief Executive Peter Voser said on Thursday.

No decision has been made on whether to purchase the oil exploration and production blocks that the Brazilian company is selling in the Gulf, Voser told reporters in Rio de Janeiro.

But Shell will consider all the assets that Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4.SA), as Petrobras is known, is hawking under a $9 billion asset-sale program, he added. read more

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Shell, BASF Agree to Settle Brazil Contamination Case for $187 Million -Court

The Brazilian units of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Germany’s BASF agreed to pay 370.8 million Brazilian reais ($187 million) to settle a lawsuit over suspected contamination at a now-shuttered pesticide plant, Brazil’s Supreme Labor Court said Monday.

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By Jeff Fick: Dow Jones Newswires: Published April 08, 2013

The Brazilian units of Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) and Germany’s BASF (BASFR) agreed to pay 370.8 million Brazilian reais ($187 million) to settle a lawsuit over suspected contamination at a now-shuttered pesticide plant, Brazil’s Supreme Labor Court said Monday.

The completed settlement brings to a close a court dispute first initiated in 2007, when workers at the plant filed a court case after the discovery of low concentrations of a pesticide chemical in ground water and soil around the site of the Paulinia facility in the 1990s. Shell and BASF had previously said they had accepted a settlement proposed by the court as part of conciliation hearings. read more

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Shell and BASF agree $316m toxic payout

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By Samantha Pearson in São Paulo: March 12, 2013 5:24 pm

Royal Dutch Shell and Germany’s BASF have agreed to pay up to $316m to workers exposed to toxic chemicals in Brazil, drawing to a close a six-year legal battle that has overshadowed the companies’ local operations.

A pesticide factory in São Paulo state, operated by the companies for three decades until it was shut down in 2002, has been blamed for 60 deaths in the local community as well as a series of health problems ranging from memory loss to prostate cancer.Please use the sharing tools found via the share button at the top or side of articles. read more

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Prosecutors say Shell BASF chemical contamination killed 60

Screen Shot 2012-04-28 at 16.28.57Oil producer Shell and German chemical company BASF agreed on Monday to pay compensation that could reach 620 million reais ($316 million) to workers exposed over three decades to toxic chemicals at a Brazil plant, prosecutors said. Labor prosecutors say chemical contamination killed 60

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Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:23am GMT

* Labor prosecutors say chemical contamination killed 60

* Government shut down pesticide plant in 2002

* Shell doubts link between chemicals, worker injury

By Peter Murphy

BRASILIA, March 11 (Reuters) – Oil producer Shell and German chemical company BASF agreed on Monday to pay compensation that could reach 620 million reais ($316 million) to workers exposed over three decades to toxic chemicals at a Brazil plant, prosecutors said.

Brazil’s public labor prosecution service said 60 people were killed from prolonged exposure to chemicals used to make pesticides at the plant. The factory began operating in the 1970s in Paulinia in Sao Paulo state until government authorities ordered it to shut down in 2002. read more

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Shell, BASF To Pay Massive Compensation for Poisoning over 1,000 Brazilian Workers

Screen Shot 2013-03-06 at 15.44.22By John Donovan: We have been please to assist at their request an association representing former workers at a Shell/Basf Chemicals factory in Brazil. The factory was built in 1977 by Shell. Dozens of former employees of the plant have been diagnosed with prostate, thyroid and other types of cancer, circulatory, liver and intestinal illnesses, as well as infertility and sexual impotence. A settlement has just been announced, as per Associated Press story printed below.

WEDNESDAY 6 March 2013

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s top labor court says Shell Brasil SA and BASF SA have reached a compensation agreement with former workers allegedly contaminated at a pesticide plant in the state of Sao Paulo.

The court says Tuesday on its website the companies agreed to a pay compensation of close to 180,000 reals ($90,000) to each of the 1,068 workers who were allegedly contaminated.

They also agreed to provide workers with lifelong health plans valued at 200 million reals ($100 million). read more

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