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Qatar threat to Royal Dutch Shell

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“My government will definitely not be happy… (Royal Dutch) Shell is one of the biggest single investors in the country and there are some $150 billion in infrastructure projects coming up in the next years…”: Qatar Airways CEO Screen Shot 2015-05-28 at 10.58.32

Al-Baker (above) said Qatar would take note if Qatar Airways was not awarded the extra slot it is seeking in order to fly seven days a week to and from Schiphol. (Reuters Photo)

In handing out lucrative public procurement contracts, Qatar is likely to favour countries whose airports grant take-off and landing slots to state-owned Qatar Airways, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The remarks by Akbar al-Baker, in Amsterdam to launch a new six-times-a-week route, may fan the protests of western carriers that Gulf competitors have unfair advantages because of their close relationships to their governments. read more

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Qatar’s LNG Dominance Threatened by Shell’s Reported Withdrawal

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Extract from an article by Andy Tully published by oil price.com on 21 July 2014

In 2013, however, one Shell well in Block D of the field came up dry, although Qatar had promoted it as a rich source of energy. As a result, Shell decided against even beginning a second exploratory well, anonymous sources told The Wall Street Journal. A person identified by The Journal only as a Shell spokesman said the first well had reached the depth planned to explore for gas, but “it did not encounter commercial volumes of hydrocarbons.” Now, he said, Shell is negotiating with QP and PetroChina on how to withdraw from the venture without drilling the second well. read more

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Shell to Pull Out of Qatar Gas Project

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Extract from a Wall Street Journal article by Summer Said published 17 July 2014

Royal Dutch Shell PLC plans to end its investment in a natural gas project in Qatar, denting the Gulf state’s efforts to boost its proven hydrocarbon reserves, people familiar with the matter said. 

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Qatar Shell hosts reception for global CEO

Qatar Shell hosted a reception at The St Regis Doha last week to bid farewell to Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser, who is to retire from the company at the end of March 2014 after 29 years of service. The reception also welcomed the new CEO-designate, Ben van Beurden, who will take over from Voser on January 1, 2014.

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HE Sheikha al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah, HE Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada and other dignitaries during the event.

Qatar Shell hosted a reception at The St Regis Doha last week to bid farewell to Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser, who is to retire from the company at the end of March 2014 after 29 years of service. The reception also welcomed the new CEO-designate, Ben van Beurden, who will take over from Voser on January 1, 2014.

Van Beurden has worked for Shell’s upstream and downstream businesses in Europe, Africa, Asia and the United States. The event was hosted by Wael Sawan, managing director and chairman of Qatar Shell. read more

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

Screen Shot 2013-01-06 at 16.33.31 By Robert TuttleMay 16, 2013 5:00 AM GMT+0100

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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Rising gas price helps Shell boost fortunes

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By DOMINIC JEFF
Published on 28/04/2013 00:00

HIGHER natural gas prices in the United States should help Shell rebound from its lacklustre performance at the end of last year when it presents first quarter results on Thursday.

Prices have almost doubled since America’s shale gas revolution pushed prices through the floor last year, proving a drag on Shell’s recent results.

The oil major has already promised to increase its quarterly dividend by 5 per cent, confident that last year’s investment in liquefied natural gas projects in the Middle East will start paying off. read more

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Betting on Gas, Shell Floats Plan on High Seas

By STANLEY REED: 12 November 2012

A version of this special report appeared in print on November 13, 2012, in The International Herald Tribune.

THE HAGUE — At a shipyard on a South Korean island called Geoje, an army of welders and metal cutters are beginning to assemble what is by many measures the largest ship ever made.

It will span 488 meters, or about 1,600 feet — about one-third longer than some U.S. aircraft carriers. The vessel, the first of its type, will spend much of its time in one place, over a natural-gas field called Prelude, about 200 kilometers, or 120 miles, off the coast of Australia. The gargantuan craft’s majority owner is Shell. Minority partners include Korea Gas. read more

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Qatar wants to be Shell’s top shareholder – report

LONDON, Sept 7 | Fri Sep 7, 2012 10:21pm IST

(Reuters) – Qatar wants to become the biggest shareholder in Royal Dutch Shell by raising its stake to 7 percent to strengthen its ties with the oil company and further invest its wealth in western assets, a report said on Friday.

The Middle East Economic Survey (MEES) said Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority, was looking to raise its stake from below 3 percent, which would make it the biggest shareholder, above Blackrock’s 5 percent. read more

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Shell ramps up Qatari gas-to-diesel money machine

Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:38am EDT

* Pearl GTL ramping up to full production

* Plant is world’s biggest gas-to-liquids facility

* Project development cost Shell $18-19 billion

* High oil price, free gas input make it a money-spinner

By Andrew Callus and Peg Mackey

STAVANGER/LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – – A Qatari project that has been a drain on Royal Dutch Shell’s capital since 2003 is on the verge of turning into a unique asset that will produce billions of dollars a year in cash for the next 25 years. read more

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Big oil makes vast profits and the consumer gets buggered

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Gas to Liquids – the Hydrocarbons Mash | RBN Energy Network

There can be some confusion about how much natural gas is required to produce 1 bbl of liquid hydrocarbons. Dry natural gas is essentially 100% methane, with no heavier hydrocarbons, like ethane or propane, that can be recovered as ‘liquids’. As your readers can see from this article it takes about 9-10 thousand cubic feet of dry natural gas to produce 1 bbl of liquid hydrocarbons, in the form of diesel fuel, etc. So, 10 trillion cubic feet of dry natural gas is equivalent to about 1 billion barrels of liquid hydrocarbons. read more

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Motiva upgrade makes it largest U.S. refinery

Replacing the traditional ribbon cutting, officials turn a symbolic valve to signal the opening of Motiva’s expansion project in Port Arthur. It’s a joint venture of Shell and Saudi Aramco. Photo: Guiseppe Barranco / The Beaumont Enterprise

Motiva upgrade makes it largest U.S. refinery

By Emily Pickrell,By Emily Pickrell: Houston Chronicle

Published 08:23 p.m., Thursday, May 31, 2012

PORT ARTHUR – With the turn of a ceremonial valve Thursday, dignitaries marked the startup of an expanded Motiva refinery – underscoring Royal Dutch Shell‘s commitment not to imitate rival oil giants that have spun off their refining operations. read more

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Executive Pay

In the Oil & Gas sector we know that today’s decisions usually impact on results  several years out into the future.  I see todays Shell results largely attributable to decisions made by Jeroen van der Veer and Linda Cook on Sakhalin and Qatar.  They had the determination and vision to play the long game and take Shell to where it is now.  It is upsetting to see the current management team claiming credit and excessive financial rewards off the efforts of others.  Today’s team gets top marks for spin but the jury is still out on their business performance.   read more

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Carbon Sciences / Shell PR propaganda

press release

May 14, 2012, 3:01 a.m. EDT

Shell Executives’ Comments Confirm the Validity of Carbon Sciences’ Business Opportunity

Exclusive Oil & Gas Middle East Interview Reveals Royal Dutch Shell’s View of the Future Role of Natural Gas and the Importance of Catalyst Technology

SANTA BARBARA, CA, May 14, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Carbon Sciences Inc. CABN +7.84% , the developer of a breakthrough technology to make transportation fuels, hydrogen and other valuable products from natural gas, today responded to comments made by key Royal Dutch Shell executives about the future role of natural gas and the importance of catalyst technology.

In an exclusive interview published by Oil & Gas Middle East on May 8, Wael Sawan, the new man at the top for Shell in Qatar, commented on energy demand and the role of natural gas, “At Shell, we believe global energy demand is likely to double in the first half of this century. This demand will be driven by a rising global population, which has just reached 7 billion on its way to over 9 billion by 2050, and by strong growth in the emerging economies. To keep pace with demand, the world will need to invest in excess of $1 trillion per year globally in the total energy supply chain.” read more

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Shell welcomes Qatar as a ‘major’ investor

LONDON | Fri May 11, 2012 5:11am EDT

(Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said it welcomed Qatar as a “major” investor following a report saying that the Gulf state’s sovereign wealth fund was planning to buy a 3-5 percent stake.

“We are delighted to welcome the Qatar Investment Authority as a long term and major shareholder in Shell, and particularly given our excellent strategic relationship with the Qatari state,” a spokeswoman said in a statement.

(Reporting by Tom Bergin) read more

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Qatar Has World in Its Sights for Power Projects

Qatar also signed an initial agreement with local Chinese authorities, the Chinese state-run oil company C.N.P.C. and Royal Dutch Shell to be part of a petrochemical and refining complex in China, the world’s second-biggest oil consuming nation.

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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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