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Only a fraction of big gas export projects will be built, Shell exec says

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Only a fraction of the big natural gas export projects being developed around the world will become reality, as high costs and low profit margins in the gas sector sink those that once had promised huge returns on investment, Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) director of projects and technology Matthias Bichsel tells Reuters. He knows from experience: Estimated development costs for the Gorgon LNG project in Australia (Shell owns 25%) have soared from $37B initially to nearly $55B thanks to high labor expenses and complex technology, Shell quit the Wheatstone LNG project in the country, and it also has abandoned a proposed gas-to-liquids project in Louisiana. read more

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Shell Halts $20 Billion Louisiana Gas-to-Liquids Project

Shell started the first commercial gas-to-liquids plant in 1993, using a process developed in Germany and used to make fuels during World War II. 

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By Bradley Olson – Dec 5, 2013 9:50 PM GMT

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), Europe’s biggest oil company, halted plans to build a $20 billion gas-to-liquids plant in Louisiana, citing the potential cost and uncertainty about future crude and natural gas prices.

The project would have used natural gas to produce 140,000 barrels a day of liquid fuels and other products normally made from oil, The Hague-based company said in a statement today. Despite ample U.S. gas supplies from a boom in shale production, gas-to-liquids isn’t “a viable option for Shell in North America,” the company said. read more

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Shell abandons £12bn plan to turn gas into jet fuel in the US

He boasted that the project showed ‘there’s no better place in the world for major business investment’. But, without warning, last night it pulled the project.

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By Peter Campbell: PUBLISHED: 6 December 2013

Shell last night pulled the plug on a £12billion scheme to turn gas into jet fuel – and ruled out doing any work in the area in the whole of the US.

The oil supermajor had previously trumpeted a new facility in Louisiana that it said would create almost 5,000 permanent jobs in the area.

The State’s Governor Bobby Jindal had even promised tax incentives of £70million to help the company make the project work.

He boasted that the project showed ‘there’s no better place in the world for major business investment’. read more

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Citing Cost Concerns, Shell Will Not Build Gulf Coast Plant

“We are making tough choices here, focusing our efforts and capital on the most attractive opportunities in our worldwide portfolio,” Peter Voser, Shell’s chief executive, said in a statement. The decision would appear to be a blow to Shell’s ambitions both in natural gas technology and in the United States, where it is a major investor.

By STANLEY REED: December 5, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday that it would not build an immense gas-to-liquids plant on the Gulf Coast because of concerns over its cost. Shell had been studying the possibility of building a plant to take advantage of cheap shale gas in the United States for at least two years.

“We are making tough choices here, focusing our efforts and capital on the most attractive opportunities in our worldwide portfolio,” Peter Voser, Shell’s chief executive, said in a statement. read more

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Shell Won’t Proceed with Louisiana Gas-to-Liquids Project

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December 5, 2013

LONDON–Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA.LN) said Thursday that it will not proceed with a proposed gas-to-liquids project in Louisiana due to the likely development costs and uncertainties over long-term oil and gas prices.

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Shell May Export U.S. LNG or Turn Gas to Motor Fuel, Chemicals

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) may export U.S. natural gas in liquid form, convert it into chemicals or build a gas-to-liquids plant to produce fuel, said the company’s country chairman for Dubai and the northern emirates.

Shell is considering the possibilities, and “it is too soon to say which of these options will go ahead or the precise timings,” Mounir Bouaziz said in an e-mail.

Shell as well as other international oil companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp and BP Plc (BP/) seek to profit from US gas reserves, which rose 70 percent in the 10 years ended 2011 amid a surge in output from shale. A rise in domestic production contributed to a 64 percent drop in prices in the past five years. read more

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Shell Looking At Ways Ways To Improve US Gas Profits

FEBRUARY 2, 2012

— Shell aiming to exploit difference in price between U.S. gas and LNG, GTL

— Investment in U.S. gas exploration to be at lower end of planned spending

— Company to make further moves into oil-rich shales

By Alexis Flynn

Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) is actively looking at ways to improve the profits it gets from U.S. natural gas, including seeking out land for a potential gas-to-diesel plant, the company said Thursday. read more

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Shell’s $20bn investment is a show of confidence

Wednesday 7/12/2011 December

Royal Dutch Shell has spent $20bn in Qatar in the last five years, which is a real reflection of the country’s business climate, said executive officer Peter Voser.

“We feel confident to make such large commitments here in Qatar because of this nation’s business climate,” he said in his remarks at a session at the 20th World Petroleum Congress here yesterday.

Qatar, he said, achieved “several milestones” in the energy industry in a “record time”. “Just last year, Qatar celebrated 77mn tonnes LNG (liquefied natural gas) production capacity and fulfilled its vision of becoming the LNG gas capital of the world. read more

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Qatar’s emir and Royal Dutch Shell formally open multibillion-dollar gas-to-liquids plant

By The Associated Press  | November 22, 2011

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – European energy giant Royal Dutch Shell says Qatar’s emir has inaugurated a huge facility to convert natural gas into liquid fuel.

The official launch Tuesday caps years of work on the Pearl Gas-to-Liquids project at the industrial city of Ras Laffan in the gas-rich Gulf nation.

Shell says the facility began operation in the first quarter of this year, with additional production capacity brought online this month. read more

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Shell’s U.S. Shale Gas May Be Refined Into Diesel, Jet Fuel

Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 19 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil company, said a $19 billion investment in Qatar may prove that abundant natural gas coaxed from shale rocks across the U.S. could be converted into diesel and jet fuel.

Shell, which is completing the world’s largest gas-to- liquids plant in Qatar, could use the technology on a smaller scale in the U.S. if capital costs can be reduced, Marvin Odum, head of Shell in the Americas, said in an interview in London. The technology uses catalysts to turn natural gas into jet fuel, diesel and other liquids. read more

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Shell Expects Big Boost From Qatar Gas Projects

However, Shell also said it was delaying the launch of Qatargas 4 by as much as 10 months, from the start of 2010 until the end of the year. Mr. Voser said the timetable had been disrupted by delays at other LNG projects in Qatar involving other big oil companies, such as Exxon Mobil Corp, Total SA and ConocoPhillips.

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Shell favours gas over oil for future production strategy

Daily Telegraph

Gas will be at the heart of Royal Dutch Shell’s production strategy ahead of oil as the world attempts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to the energy group’s new chief executive, Peter Voser.

By Rowena Mason
Published: 8:17PM GMT 24 Nov 2009

Delivering an update on Shell’s two flagship gas projects in Qatar, which are costing the group $21bn (£12.6bn), Mr Voser admitted that one – a liquiefied natural gas (LNG) plant – would overrun by about 10 months.

However, he said construction was on track for Pearl, the other development, to start producing in 2011. It will be the world’s largest gas-to-liquids facility when completed, having spiralled in cost from $5bn to $19bn since 2003. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell: Good Progress Of Pearl GTL, Qatargas 4

LONDON (Dow Jones)--Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) said Monday it was making good progress with the Pearl GTL and the Qatargas 4 projects in Qatar.

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Shell delays Qatargas 4 LNG plant by a year

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said it had delayed one of its largest schemes by around a year with start-up for the $8 billion Qatargas 4 liquefied natural gas project now planned for late 2010 and the first cargo possibly pushed into 2011.

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SHELL SPIN ON PEARL GTL BUDGET

In the light of the information printed below, how can anyone be expected to believe anything Shell says…

ARTICLE PUBLISHED TODAY BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

NOVEMBER 23, 2009, 10:22 A.M. ET

THE BS:

Shell Pearl GTL Project To Cost $18B-$19B, In Line With Budget

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s (RDSB.LN) Pearl GTL in Qatar is expected to cost $18 billion to $19 billion, in line with its planned budget, a spokeswoman said Monday, underscoring progress made by the company in controlling its costs.

The news contrasts with the disclosure four years ago by the Anglo-Dutch oil company that costs at a giant Russian liquefied natural gas plant had doubled to $20 billion. read more

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Shell seeks to reassure analysts on major projects

Shell posted a 62 percent decline in net income to $3.25 billion and Voser said the outlook “remains very uncertain” given forecasts that demand for crude will fall the most this year since 1980. Shell is cutting 5,000 jobs, equivalent to about 5 percent of its workforce, and has reduced operating costs by about $1 billion.

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