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Shell quiet on refinery

SHELL Australia has again failed to guarantee the future of its refinery operations in Geelong, as the company looks to scale back in the face of increased Asian competition and reduced margins.

Cameron Best   |  December 6th, 2011

SHELL Australia has again failed to guarantee the future of its refinery operations in Geelong, as the company looks to scale back in the face of increased Asian competition and reduced margins.

While the company issued its standard “we never speculate on speculation” line, it admitted the Geelong refinery faced challenging times in a highly competitive environment.

“While the company does not speculate on the future of any of its assets, it is worth noting significant investment decisions made by Shell in the last 12 months,” Shell Australia spokesman Paul Zennaro said. read more

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Shell Said to Limit U.K. Gasoline Sales After Fault

April 8 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc is limiting gasoline sales from the U.K.’s second-largest oil refinery at Stanlow in Cheshire because of a fault, a person familiar with the situation said.

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Shell Walks a Thin Line With Flying J Refinery

Shell thought wrong. Since closing the tap early in January, the company has been publicly accused of market manipulation in an episode reminiscent of the avalanche of negative attention it, along with other oil companies, received in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and during periods of high gas prices.

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Oil market manipulation alleged

A Shell spokeswoman said Friday that while her company was no longer shipping oil to the refinery, other oil suppliers were free to use the pipeline. In addition, the refinery draws crude from another pipeline not owned by Shell, said spokeswoman Alison Chassin. Flying J owes Shell money for crude already delivered to the plant, an amount she said was in the "tens of millions" of dollars.

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Controversy boils at idled refinery: Accusation against Shell Oil by union and consumer activists

Shell Oil Co. is putting the squeeze on a financially troubled Bakersfield refinery it sold in 2005 to Big West Oil, which could lead to the closing of the operation and potentially higher gasoline prices for California motorists, according to consumer activists and a union representing plant workers.

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Shell Australia refinery outage to last into 2009

SYDNEY, Dec 31 (Reuters) - A temporary shut down of Royal Dutch Shell Plc's (RDSa.L) Australia Clyde refinery will extend into 2009 due to ongoing maintenance work, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Shell Arranges Fuel Supplies to Replace Shut Sydney Production

Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc, one of four refiners in Australia, is sourcing fuels from its own and other companies’ plants both within the country and in Asia to replace output at its Sydney unit, which is closed for maintenance.

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Royal Dutch Shell completes sale of dominican refinery

As part of an ongoing strategy of portfolio management, Shell Petroleum NV (Shell) has successfully completed the sale of its 50% shareholding in Refineria Dominicana de Petroleo, S.A.

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Shell Pernis Refinery Fire Contained, Plant Operating

The fire broke out at the refinery near Rotterdam at 1:20 p.m. local time today, said Wim van de Wiel, a spokesman for Europe’s biggest oil company, based in The Hague. Wendel Broere, also a company spokesman, said later the blaze was brought under control by 3:25 p.m. and the incident is now closed.

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Shell Says Fire Breaks Out at Pernis Oil Refinery

Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) -- A large fire erupted today in a pipeline at Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Pernis refinery in the Netherlands, Europe’s largest plant.

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Shell shuts entire Dutch refinery after fire

LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell closed its Dutch Pernis refinery, the Europe's largest, after a fire on Thursday, trade sources said.

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Shell restarts Pernis reformer after brief close-trade

LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell has restarted a reformer at its Pernis refinery this week after a brief shutdown, trade sources said on Tuesday.

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Shell says EU carbon plan may harm refinery

European Union plans to tighten carbon trading rules after 2012 risk damaging the global competitiveness of Royal Dutch Shell's (RDSa.L: Quote, Profile, Research,Stock Buzz) Pernis refinery, a Shell executive told a newspaper published on Saturday. Rob Routs, Executive Director of Downstream (oil products and chemicals), said the oil major was concerned about the consequences for Europe's biggest oil refinery if the EU pursued its plans without the United States and China on board.

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Shell Dutch refinery could restart Tuesday-traders

LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell is expected to restart oil units at its Pernis refinery in the Netherlands on Tuesday if there are no further delays, trading sources said on Tuesday.

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Dwindling demand may put some projects on back burner

A recent pullback in plans to expand or upgrade U.S. oil refineries may herald a more cautious era for refining companies, now facing uncertainty on many fronts after enjoying high profits for several years.

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East to crack the west’s grip on refining

While refineries in Europe and the US in particular suffer from a collapse in fuel demand, and big integrated oil companies such as BP and Royal Dutch Shell sell one facility after another, Asia and the Middle East are emerging as the new centres of the industry.

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