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Shell, PetroChina suffer $1.4bn Arrow Energy hit

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  • Matt Chambers
  • The Australian
  • March 18, 2016 12:00AM

Screen Shot 2016-02-17 at 08.47.47Oil giants Shell and PetroChina have been forced into a further $1.4 billion writedown on their Arrow Energy coal-seam gas joint venture in Queensland after drilling in the Bowen Basin failed to deliver expected results and has delayed the project. 

The writedowns, revealed in annual accounts filed with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission, came with an indefinite delay to the Bowen Basin project and 150 job losses at the joint venture company, which was formed in 2010 to acquire the then ASX-listed Arrow for $3.5bn. read more

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Arrow Energy gas plant gets the green light from government

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WITH four strokes of his pen, Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has given approval to a suite of enormously expensive and controversial projects planned for Central Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef.

Mr Hunt approved two major projects from the Shell-owned Arrow Energy, allowing it to build a $15 billion dollar  plant on Curtis Island to convert coal seam gas to liquefied natural gas.

The final approval allows Shell, through Arrow to connect that factory to the mainland via an 9.45km underwater pipeline. read more

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Australia Delays Ruling on Shell-PetroChina Bid

NOVEMBER 2, 2011, 4:52 A.M. ET

By DAVID WINNING And DAVID FICKLING

SYDNEY—Australia’s foreign-investment watchdog has pushed back by up to 90 days a decision on the takeover of coal-seam-gas developer Bow Energy Ltd. by a joint venture of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and PetroChina Co.

In a government notice to parliament, the Foreign Investment Review Board said it needed more time to decide whether to approve the 535 million Australian dollar (US$557 million) deal, which would enable Shell and PetroChina’s Arrow Energy venture to expand its proposed gas-export facility in Queensland state. read more

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Arrow Wins Bow Energy After Boosting Offer to A$535 Million

By James Paton

Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) — Arrow Energy Ltd., owned by Royal Dutch Shell Plc and PetroChina Co., agreed to buy Bow Energy Ltd. after sweetening its offer to A$535 million ($516 million), gaining resources for a natural gas project in Australia.

The coal-seam gas explorer and producer in Queensland state increased its cash offer to A$1.52 a share from A$1.48, Brisbane-based Bow said in a statement today. That’s 72 percent more than the stock’s price of 88.5 cents in Sydney trading before Arrow made its initial offer on Aug. 22. read more

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Shell rapidly expanding its positions in unconventional gas (tight gas, shale gas and coal-bed methane)

From pages 31 & 32 of “Royal Dutch Shell and its sustainability troubles” – Background report to the Erratum of Shell’s Annual Report 2010

The report is made on behalf of Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands)
Author: Albert ten Kate: May 2011.

Unconventional gas and high-volume fracking

Not only for oil, but also for gas Shell is resorting to unconventional production methods. In December 2010, Shell-CEO Peter Voser stated: “In recent years, Shell has increased investment in natural gas projects in countries like Qatar, Australia, Russia, the United States and Canada, with a special focus on tight gas, shale gas and coal-bed methane – together these are known as unconventional gas. We’re currently exploring the potential for unconventional gas outside North America in countries like China and South Africa, as well as some European countries.” The Shell-CEO proceeds: “I know by 2012 Shell will be producing more gas than oil, and, I know, when it comes to natural gas supplies, a revolution is under way. (…) Shell is set for strong growth in tight gas.” read more

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Toxins confirmed in Australia coal-seam gas wells

Reuters Africa

Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:59pm GMT

SYDNEY Nov 18 (Reuters) – An Australian coal-seam gas company owned by Royal Dutch Shell and PetroChina Co Ltd has confirmed the presence of toxins in three wells in an Australian project.

Arrow Energy said in a statement released to the Australian stock exchange on Thursday that trace amounts of so-called BTEX group chemicals, which include benzene, had been found in the wells in Bowen Basin coal fields of northern Queensland state.

Arrow Energy is leading the development of a project that aims to turn coal-seam gas into liquefied natural gas for export, at an estimated cost of $10 billion for the first phase. read more

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Shell May Seek to Develop Unconventional Gas Fields in Russia

Bloomberg

By Stephen Bierman – Sep 24, 2010

Royal Dutch Shell Plc may seek to develop coal-bed methane in Siberian Russia after a meeting with regional officials.

“The Kemerovo region is Russia’s leading coal province and may be of interest for Shell given our expertise and advanced technologies in coal-bed methane,” Vera Surzhenko, a spokeswoman for Shell, said by telephone from Moscow today. “At the moment it is too early to say anything specifically.”

Russia, holder of the largest natural-gas reserves, may have as much as 87 trillion cubic meters of coal-bed methane, OAO Gazprom Chief Executive Officer Alexei Miller said in February. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the time said this was the equivalent of two OAO Gazproms. read more

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Shell-PetroChina Takeover of Arrow Means $308 Million Profit for New Hope

The takeover of gas producer Arrow Energy Ltd. by Royal Dutch Shell Plc and PetroChina Co. will generate a A$326 million ($308 million) profit for shareholder New Hope Corp., giving the coal miner more cash for acquisitions.

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CEO of Royal Dutch Shell Confronted by Protestors During World Energy Congress

Sept. 13, 2010, 6:13 p.m. EDT press release

ForestEthics: CEO of Royal Dutch Shell Confronted by Protestors During World Energy Congress


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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Sep 13, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX)

Before his keynote address today at the World Energy Congress in Montreal, CEO of global energy giant Royal Dutch Shell, Peter Voser was confronted by environmentalists to “get the Shell out” of Sacred Headwaters.

A brochure, mocked up as a Shell publication, was handed out to Voser and 1000 Congress attendees, ridiculing Shell’s activities to drill coalbed methane in the Sacred Headwaters. read more

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Bligh marks Arrow takeover

The Sydney Morning Herald

August 19, 2010 – 11:09AM

AAP

A ceremony in Queensland has marked the takeover of coal seam gas company Arrow Energy Ltd by international oil giant Royal Dutch Shell and PetroChina Co Ltd.

Premier Anna Bligh said the $3.5 billion takeover of Arrow brought together Shell’s knowledge in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and China’s energy market.

Ms Bligh said the deal would see the company owned by Shell and Petrochina, CS CSG (Australia) Pty Ltd, accelerate delivery of the proposed Curtis Island LNG facility, which could process up to 16 million tonnes of LNG per year. read more

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Arrow approves takeover by Shell-PetroChina

REUTERS

SYDNEY | Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:59am BST

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Arrow Energy (AOE.AX) shareholders approved a $3.05 billion takeover by Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) and PetroChina’s (0857.HK) on Wednesday, clearing the way for a final legal go-ahead due later this week.

Shareholders voted to demerge Arrow’s international assets into Dart Energy, a newly listed entity, and to sell the bulk of the company, including the coveted coal-seam gas assets to a consortium of Shell and PetroChina in an agreed deal. read more

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Shell: No Change To Proposed A$3.44B Offer For Arrow Energy

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

MAY 4, 2010

SYDNEY (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) said Wednesday there has been no change to it and PetroChina Corp.’s (PTR) A$3.44 billion takeover offer for Arrow Energy Ltd. (AOE.AU).

“There’s been no change to the proposed offer following FIRB (Foreign Investment Review Board) approval,” a Shell spokesman said.

“Shell continues to look at the impact of the government proposal across all of our Australian investments,” the spokesman said, referring to the resource super profits tax announced this week by the Australian government. read more

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Shell, PetroChina Still Await Approval for Arrow Deal

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By Ben Sharples

April 6 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc said the company’s joint A$3.5 billion ($3.2 billion) bid with PetroChina Co. to acquire Arrow Energy Ltd. is yet to be approved by the Australian government, denying a press report.

“We continue to work through the government approval process,” Phil Connole, Melbourne-based spokesman for Shell, said by telephone today. The Australian Financial Review reported earlier that backing from the nation’s Foreign Investment Review Board for the transaction had been secured. read more

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Shell, PetroChina Seek Australia Consent to Buy Arrow

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc and PetroChina Co. have lodged an application with Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board, seeking approval for their joint A$3.5 billion ($3.2 billion) acquisition of Arrow Energy Ltd.

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Shale gas the new green issue

Besides ExxonMobil's big bet, Royal Dutch Shell and China's biggest oil company are spending billions of dollars buying shale and coal seam companies in Australia with a view toward converting it into LNG and shipping to China.

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Shell likely Santos suitor – analysts

9NEWS

Thursday March 25, 2010
By Rebecca Le May and Xavier La Canna

Woodside Petroleum Ltd has quashed talk of a $15 billion takeover bid for Santos Ltd as analysts suggest the smaller company is more likely to appeal to other predators.

Royal Dutch Shell or ExxonMobil were more obvious candidates for a takeover of the Adelaide-based company, analysts said on Thursday as Woodside and Santos both denied media reports of a planned takeover.

Woodside chief executive Don Voelte told a conference in Perth the company did not comment on market rumours “but I can also just tell you that there’s nothing to it”. read more

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