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Shell chief to receive compensation for loss of office

THE HERALD

Shell chief to receive compensation for loss of office

28 Oct 2022

THE outgoing chief executive of oil and gas giant Shell is to receive a year’s salary by way of compensation for loss of office.

Ben van Beurden will receive £1.42 million when he steps down at the end of this year, which is to be paid in six instalments. Shell said outstanding payments will be reduced by 50 per cent if he secures a paid position, excluding non-executive directorships, in that time.

The company also said that Mr van Beurden will continue to receive his base salary until the end June next year. The London-listed Anglo-Dutch energy giant said that a pro-rated annual bonus in relation to performance year 2023 will be determined by Shell’s remuneration committee after June next year.

It said 50% of any bonus awarded will be delivered in shares which are subject to a three-year holding period that remains in force after Mr van Beurden leaves Shell’s service.

Shell said the 2021 and 2022 long term incentive awards will be reduced to reflect the portion of the performance period that has elapsed to June next year. read more

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Shell’s outgoing CEO to get full-year salary as compensation for loss of office

Reuters

Shell’s outgoing CEO to get full-year salary as compensation for loss of office

Fri, October 28, 2022 at 11:44 AM

(Reuters) – Shell’s outgoing Chief Executive Ben van Beurden will get one-year base salary of 1.42 million pounds ($1.64 million) as compensation after leaving the position at the end of the year, the oil giant said on Friday.

The payment will be done in six equal monthly instalments between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2023.

The company said the outstanding payment for loss of office will be halved if van Beurden gets a paid position, excluding non-executive directorships, during the payment period.

Shell also said the Dutchman will continue to receive his base salary until June 30, 2023.

The company last month picked Wael Sawan to replace van Beurden, who is stepping down after nearly a decade at the helm and 40 years at Shell. read more

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Shell boss reveals regrets and pride as he steps down after decade

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Shell boss reveals regrets and pride as he steps down after decade

Ben van Beurden’s regrets were linked to financial issues in the Arctic and safety at a Dutch oilfield

Soraya Ebrahimi: Oct 28, 2022

Shell’s chief executive Ben van Beurden has said he regretted not acting earlier on two problems linked to the environment, as he prepares to step down after nearly a decade in charge.

Mr van Beurden said he should have acted in 2015 on data coming out of the Groningen gasfield in the Netherlands. read more

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Shell beats forecasts as profits more than double

BBC NEWS

Shell beats forecasts as profits more than double

By Michael Race: Business reporter, BBC News: 27 Oct 2022

Shell has reported profits have more than doubled between July and September helped by high oil and gas prices.

The energy giant said underlying profits reached $9.5bn (£8.2bn) in the third quarter.

That compares to $4.2bn during the same period last year though it is a slowdown from the second quarter when it announced record figures.

The invasion of Ukraine sparked oil and gas prices to rise as nations pledged to cut dependence on Russian energy. read more

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Oil giant Shell reveals plans to hike dividend as it reports third-quarter profit

CNBC

Oil giant Shell reveals plans to hike dividend as it reports third-quarter profit

Silvia Amaro@SILVIA_AMARO

Sam Meredith@SMEREDITH19

KEY POINTS

  • The oil giant also announced Thursday a new share buyback program.

  • It also revealed plans to increase its dividend per share by around 15% for the fourth quarter 2022.

  • The group’s results come soon after it was announced CEO Ben van Beurden will step down at the end of the year after nearly a decade at the helm.

British oil major Shell reported a third-quarter profit Thursday, but lower refining and trading revenues brought an end to its run of record quarterly earnings.

Shell posted adjusted earnings of $9.45 billion for the three months through to the end of September, meeting analyst expectations of $9.5 billion according to Refinitiv. The company posted adjusted earnings of $4.1 billion over the same period a year earlier and notched a whopping $11.5 billion for the second quarter of 2022. read more

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Shell Energy – a company with ZERO compassion

24 Oct 2022

The content below is sourced from current verifiable customer reviews of Shell Energy published on Trustpilot.

COMPANY WITH ZERO COMPASSION

I recently contacted shell energy about my mother in laws phone . we canceled her phone as she has gone into end of life care .they then send a threatening letter stating they want there router back .I respond to them stating my mother in law has never had broadband or a router . they ask for extra info gave them that then they say they cant discuss as we are not the account holder .which bit off she is in a hospice on end off life care dont they understand !!!!! nice to see a company with compassion not this company read more

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Europe faces long-term pain from energy crisis: Shell CEO

AFP

Europe faces long-term pain from energy crisis: Shell CEO

23 Oct 2022

Doha (AFP) – Europe faces painful “industrial rationalisation” due to its energy crisis that risks political trouble, the head of Shell warned Sunday, as the oil giant joined a natural gas project in Qatar.

Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden agreed a deal for a 9.3 percent stake in Qatar Energy’s North Field South project, that will play a major role in the Gulf state’s effort to increase liquefied natural gas (LNG) production by 50 percent in the next five years.

At the signing ceremony in Doha, van Beurden said European industry face taking a major hit from the energy crisis, worsened by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Europe has reduced consumption “quite effectively, quite significantly” following the loss of 120 million tonnes of Russian gas a year, van Beurden said, but “a lot of this reduction is achieved by switching off industry”.

Europe has desperately searched for quick alternatives to Russian gas, but van Beurden said Europe would need large amounts of LNG for decades. read more

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Another departing Shell leader seeking redemption?

Another departing Shell leader seeking redemption?

By John Donovan

Departing Shell Plc CEO Ben van Beurden seems to be seeking redemption in his closing period with the energy giant.

THE GRONINGEN SCANDAL

BvB now admits that Shell should have pulled out of the controversial earthquake-blighted Groningen project operated by NAM – a Shell-Exxon joint venture company.

According to Reuters: “A damning report in 2015 from the independent Dutch Safety Board had accused the government and the field’s operators of ignoring the threat of earthquakes linked to the field for years.” 

As regular visitors to this website know, we have been drawing attention to the Groningen scandal for many years. Thousands of properties have been damaged. As a consequence, Dutch prosecutors are pursuing litigation against NAM. Tens of thousands of Groningen residents are eligible for compensation for earthquake damage. read more

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Shell should have quit Groningen gas project in Netherlands earlier -CEO

REUTERS

Shell should have quit Groningen gas project in Netherlands earlier -CEO

AMSTERDAM, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Shell CEO Ben van Beurden told a Dutch parliamentary panel investigating problems relating to natural gas production at the large Groningen gas field in the Netherlands that the company should have pulled out of the project earlier.

Production at Groningen was scaled back sharply over a period of years in the 2010s after the Dutch government and producer NAM, a Shell-Exxon joint venture, realized the earthquakes it caused posed too great a threat to life and property.

“We had to continually ask what makes sense,” as production was dialled back to levels at which NAM made little to no profit, Van Beurden told lawmakers.

“What made sense for Shell was to quit. In any other country we would have stopped this operation. But in the Netherlands that was impossible because the Netherlands was dependent on Groningen gas.”

A damning report in 2015 from the independent Dutch Safety Board had accused the government and the field’s operators of ignoring the threat of earthquakes linked to the field for years. As vast amounts of gas were removed from under the province since 1963, the ground sank and settled above empty pockets, triggering quakes. read more

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Shell boss says taxing energy firms to help the poor is ‘inevitable’

BBC News

Shell boss says taxing energy firms to help the poor is ‘inevitable’

By Tom Espiner: Business reporter, BBC News: 4 Oct 2022

Taxes on firms within the oil and gas industry are “inevitable” to help the poorest people, the outgoing boss of Shell has said.

Ben van Beurden said that energy markets cannot behave in a way that “damage a significant part of society”.

Households in the UK have been under pressure from rising energy bills as gas prices have soared.

The UK government under Liz Truss has pushed back against extending a windfall tax on oil and gas firms.

Last week, the EU agreed emergency measures to charge energy firms on record profits. read more

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‘Tax people in this room’ to help the poor, Shell CEO tells energy conference

REUTERS

‘Tax people in this room’ to help the poor, Shell CEO tells energy conference

Published 04 Oct 2022

European governments should tax the wealthy to help weaker parts of society weather soaring energy costs but not intervene to cap gas prices, Shell Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said on Tuesday.

Speaking before the Energy Intelligence Forum in London, Van Beurden said that European energy prices and the huge volatility in the markets threatened broader social instability.

“You cannot have a market that behaves in such a way … that is going to damage a significant part of society.”

“One way or another there needs to be government intervention” in the face of soaring energy prices, Van Beurden said. read more

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Shell chief: governments may need to tax energy firms more to help the poor

The Guardian

Shell chief: governments may need to tax energy firms more to help the poor

Ben van Beurden also warns against EU moves to cap price of gas and electricity to protect consumers

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent: Tue 4 Oct 2022 12.35 BST: Last modified on Tue 4 Oct 2022 12.48 BST

The chief executive of Shell has said governments may need to tax energy companies further to fund efforts to protect the “poorest” people from soaring bills.

Ben van Beurden, the outgoing boss of the oil and gas company, told an energy conference in London: “One way or another there needs to be government intervention. Protecting the poorest, that probably may then mean that governments need to tax people in this room to pay for it.

“I think we just have to accept as a society – it can be done smartly and not so smartly. There is a discussion to be had about it but I think it’s inevitable.” read more

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Shell CEO Says Governments Need to Tax Energy Firms to Help Poor

Bloomberg

Shell CEO Says Governments Need to Tax Energy Firms to Help Poor

Governments need to tax energy producers to help the poorest people deal with the soaring cost of fuel, said the boss of Shell Plc.

Bloomberg News: William Mathis: Oct 4, 2022

(Bloomberg) — Governments need to tax energy producers to help the poorest people deal with the soaring cost of fuel, said the boss of Shell Plc.“

One way or another there needs to be government intervention,” Shell Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said at the Energy Intelligence Forum, a major conference for oil and gas producers in London on Tuesday. “Protecting the poorest, that probably may then mean that governments need to tax people in this room to pay for it.” read more

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The New York Times

Shell’s Chief Executive, Ben van Beurden, to Step Down

Wael Sawan, who spent most of his career on the oil and gas side of Shell before moving recently to its liquefied natural gas and renewable energy unit, will take over Europe’s largest energy company.

: Sept. 15, 2022

Shell, Europe’s largest oil company, said on Thursday that Ben van Beurden, who has served as chief executive since 2014, would step down at the end of the year. He will be succeeded by Wael Sawan, who currently heads a unit that includes the company’s lucrative liquefied natural gas business and its investments in clean energy, including wind and solar power.

Mr. van Beurden, 64, whose departure was not a surprise, has steered Shell through a turbulent time and is leaving on a high note — at least for investors in oil and gas, who are seeing record profits and payouts. Consumers, on the other hand, are fuming about paying high prices at the pump and to heat their homes as energy costs have soared in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. read more

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New Shell CEO Is a Smart Diplomat Who Faces Historic Challenges

Bloomberg

New Shell CEO Is a Smart Diplomat Who Faces Historic Challenges

(Bloomberg) — Shell Plc’s next CEO is seen as natural choice who will follow the course laid out by his predecessor — straight into a series of historic challenges.

Wael Sawan, the head of gas and renewables who will take Shell’s top job on Jan. 1, will have to make good on the company’s promise to cut greenhouse gas emissions without sacrificing profits from fossil fuels. He must also navigate the political fallout from a deepening energy crisis that has put the industry’s windfall profits in the cross-hairs of European governments. read more

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Shell’s new CEO: Who is Wael Sawan?

Shell’s new CEO: Who is Wael Sawan?

: Finance Reporter, Yahoo Finance UK


Shell (SHEL.L) has tapped its head of gas and renewables as its new chief executive as Ben van Beurden departs after almost four decades at the FTSE 100 group.

Ben van Beurden will hand over the reins to the company’s Canadian director of integrated gas, renewables and energy solutions, Wael Sawan.

After resigning as chief executive at the end of this year, the Dutchman will continue to advise the board until next June.

A dual Lebanese-Canadian national born in Beirut, Sawan joined the company in 1997 and has previously run the company’s oil and gas projects in Qatar, its deepwater business from Houston and its upstream division. read more

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