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Shell: Looking At Gas-To-Liquids Projects In US

DECEMBER 5, 2011

DOHA (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) is in the early stages of planning projects to turn natural gas into fuels like diesel in the U.S., of similar scale to its huge project in Qatar, Andy Brown, executive vice president of Shell, said in Qatar Monday.

“We are looking for places where gas is cheap and [oil] products are expensive,” he said at a press briefing at the World Petroleum Congress in Doha, Qatar. “Clearly the U.S. is something we’re looking at.” read more

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Shell, Qatar Petroleum Sign Accord for $6.4 Billion Petrochemicals Complex

By Robert Tuttle – Dec 4, 2011 3:54 PM GMT

Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) signed a heads of agreement to develop a petrochemicals plant in the Gulf country for an estimated cost of $6.4 billion.

State-run Qatar Petroleum will have an 80 percent stake in the project and Shell the remainder, the companies said today in Doha. They plan to sign a final joint-venture agreement by the end of next year or early in 2013, Qatari Oil Minister Mohammed al-Sada told reporters in the country’s capital. The project would be completed in 2017, he said. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell conducts global meeting in Oman

Sun, 04 December 2011

By A Staff Reporter – MUSCAT — Royal Dutch Shell’s Chief Executive, Peter Voser, has hosted 190 of his most senior management colleagues, at the luxury Shangri-La Hotel in Muscat.

The executives gathered with government dignitaries and business luminaries from around the world to discuss Shell’s global strategy and to celebrate a year of achievements.

The annual meeting, known as the 2011 Senior Executive Forum and usually held in Europe or North America, lasted for three days last month. 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 China Moves: Can Shell keep riding this tiger?

The Anglo-Dutch energy giant and state-owned PetroChina have teamed up to get gas out of the ground in China—and to tap new sources of energy worldwide

November 16, 2011, 11:10 PM EST

By and

The hilltop city of Yulin, about 500 miles southwest of Beijing, was once a strong point in the defensive wall that protected the Chinese heartland from the tribes to the north. An ancient fortress survives in the old part of the city, the Chinese characters for “Suppress the Barbarians” carved over its gate. Today, Yulin’s a boomtown in the oil- and gas-rich Ordos Basin. In the streets not far from the fortress walls, where men sell roasted goat heads from carts, young boys hand out brochures for apartment towers built for newly wealthy oil workers and coal miners. If fresh characters were carved into the old fortress gates now, they might say “Resource Barbarians Welcome!” Or they might simply be a pair of corporate logos: one for PetroChina (PTR), the publicly traded wing of CNPC, China’s largest oil company, and a second for its foreign partner, Royal Dutch Shell, the second-largest Western oil company. read more

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Shell is another country: they do things differently there

The Guardian home

The oil giant handles budgets and projects of a size that would daunt nation states. The difference is that it need answer to no one … and it’s running a huge surplus

Posted by Thursday 27 October 2011 13.08 BST The Guardian

Shell: ‘ticking like a Swiss watch’. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

What European leader would not want to swap places with Shell boss Peter Voser? He has just doubled the company’s profits in the third quarter, amassed $30bn (£18.7bn) of cash over the last nine months and is now buying back shares at the rate of $800m every three months for want to anything better to do with the money.

Voser has the advantage of having everything to gain from higher energy prices. The social and political fallout from rising fuel poverty and mutinous motorists rarely touches the parallel universe that is Shell Centre in London. read more

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CNPC, Shell refinery JV in deal with local govt

Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:47am EDT

* Planned JV won initial approval, pending final green light

* Latest pact shows sincere intention to cooperate

* Shell likely to lead in the Shell-Qatar side

* Imported condensate eyed as feedstock for petchem

BEIJING, Oct 13 (Reuters) – A proposed refinery, a petrochemical joint venture between China’s CNPC, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Qatar, this week signed a framework deal with local authorities in eastern China’s Zhejiang province where the mega project will be built. read more

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Shell Sells First Gasoil Cargo From Pearl Gas-to-Liquids Plant

By Brian Swint – Jun 13, 2011 8:56 AM GMT+0100

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) sold the first cargo of gasoil from the Pearl gas-to-liquids plant in Qatar, advancing the project that aims to bolster production growth for Europe’s biggest oil company.

The first commercial shipment of fuel was sold from the world’s largest GTL plant today, Shell and Qatar said in an e- mailed statement, without saying who bought the cargo. Pearl will reach full capacity by the middle of 2012, when it is expected to produce 1.6 billion cubic feet of gas per day from the North Field for conversion into kerosene, gasoil, base oils, paraffin and naphtha, Shell said. read more

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Pearl GTL a step into new frontiers in green energy latest!

by Peter Sibon [email protected] Posted on June 13, 2011, Monday

QATAR: As Qatar is a desert sheikdom with a notoriously high temperature that can reach as high as 45 degrees centigrade on a typical hot summer day, some 52,000 men and women scramble to their workplaces early in the morning to avoid the scorching heat to start their day.

That was a typical day during the peak period at the construction site of the world’s largest integrated Gas to Liquids (GTL) project at Pearl GTL last year. read more

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Pearl GTL project in Qatar

Energy Minister Al-Attiyah and Malcolm Brinded of Shell, sign the Pearl GTl Project DPSA

From “Outspoken”, a former employee of Shell Oil USA

John,

I don’t have time to prepare a full blow article for you, so I decided to drop you a note about Shell and its gas investments that will give you an idea as to why Shell is moving toward natural gas as the anchor for its business.

Attached is the link to an article on the Pearl GTL project in Qatar. Shell has an enormous investment in this project and Qatar has some of the greatest natural gas reserves in the world.

Pearl Gas-to-Liquids Project, Ras Laffan – Hydrocarbons Technology

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

By Eduard Gismatullin – May 19, 2011 2:37 PM GMT+0100

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), 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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Royal Dutch Shell holds board meeting in Doha

Saturday, 26 June 2010 22:09

DOHA: The Board of Directors of Royal Dutch Shell plc has met in Doha, underlining the importance of the country as a new heartland for Shell.

Chairman Jorma Ollila, Chief Executive Officer Peter Voser and other senior Board members were received during their visit by Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Industry, H E Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah.

The Board of Directors which consists of three Executive Directors, nine Non-Executive Directors and the Company Secretary meets around eight times a year, usually in Shell’s headquarters in The Hague, to discuss Shell’s business and plans. Once a year the Board visits a key location for Shell’s global business and in 2010 they decided to come to Qatar. read more

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Shell International Upstream To Power Growth

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Posted: Apr 02, 2010 15:34 PM by Eric Fox

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.A, RDS.B) will utilize its large portfolio of international upstream projects to grow production, reaching 3.5 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOE/D) by 2012. This 11% production growth will be powered by the startup of large projects in its international portfolio, including ones in Qatar and the Canadian oil sands.

These and other international projects initiated by Royal Dutch Shell will add about 600,000 BOE/D to its production base over the next three to four years. read more

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Shell Aims for ‘New Nigeria’ as $19 Billion Qatar Plant Starts

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By Stanley Reed and Robert Tuttle

March 4 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc spent $19 billion, triple the original estimate, to build the world’s largest gas-to-liquids plant. Now, it’s pay-off time and the company says the project may generate $6 billion a year.

Shell needs the plant, known as Pearl, to bolster output, which fell for a seventh year in 2009 in part because rebel violence hampered oil ventures in Nigeria. Qatar, the arid Gulf state that’s become the world’s biggest exporter of gas on ships, may account for 10 percent of the company’s production after Pearl and a liquefied natural gas project start deliveries next year. 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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Qatar, Shell Talk on Joint Projects Outside Country

Qatar, the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, is in talks with Royal Dutch Shell Plc to jointly invest in oil and gas projects outside the country, Qatar’s oil minister said.

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