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Russia moves to take control of Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project

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Russia moves to take control of Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project

1 JULY 2022

Russia has moved to take over a major oil and gas project in which Shell has a 27.5% stake.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Thursday to take charge of the Sakhalin-2 project.

The move could force Shell and Japan’s Mitsui and Mitsubishi to abandon their investments as the economic fallout of the Ukraine war spreads.

Oil giant Shell said: “We are aware of the decree and are assessing its implications.” read more

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Europe lurches closer to energy crisis as Kremlin cuts off gas supply to Shell

The Telegraph

Europe lurches closer to energy crisis as Kremlin cuts off gas supply to Shell

British company loses access to Russian fuel following refusal to pay in roubles

Europe lurched closer to an energy crisis on Tuesday after the Kremlin cut off gas supplies to major buyers including Shell.

Russia’s state-owned gas supplier, Gazprom, said supplies to Shell in Germany as well as to Ørsted in Denmark will be cut off on Wednesday after they refused to bow to Putin’s demands to pay in roubles. read more

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Shell revives huge North Sea gas field to boost Britain’s energy security

The Telegraph

Shell revives huge North Sea gas field to boost Britain’s energy security

Plans for the Jackdaw field were rejected last year by environmental regulators

Shell has submitted new plans to develop a huge gas field in the North Sea, six months after they were rejected by environmental regulators, in an attempt to help Britain become less dependent on foreign suppliers. 

The FTSE 100 company said it wanted the Jackdaw field, about 250km east of Aberdeen, to start operating by 2025.  read more

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Shell pledges Russian oil profits to Ukraine relief after backlash

The Telegraph

Shell pledges Russian oil profits to Ukraine relief after backlash

The British company defended the decision to buy oil from the country, saying it was difficult but necessary.

By Ben Gartside: 5 March 2022 • 11:51am

Shell has pledged to donate any profits it makes from discounted Russian oil to a Ukrainian disaster relief fund, following stinging criticism of its decision to keep buying tankers of crude as war rages.

Shell broke ranks with Western traders on Friday when it bought Russian crude for $28.50 a barrel less than the Dated Brent benchmark for physical oil, saving millions of pounds at a time when global prices are surging. read more

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Shell abandons Russia and Nord Stream 2 pipeline

The Telegraph

Shell abandons Russia and Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Shell has pledged to sever ties with the Kremlin by exiting its joint ventures with the Russian state-backed energy colossus Gazprom.

The oil giant said it will end its tie-up with Gazprom by selling its 27.5pc stake in the Sakhalin 2 liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and will stop working on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, which Germany put on ice earlier this month.

Shell’s Russian assets were valued at $3bn at the end of last year. read more

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BP abandons stake in Russian oil giant Rosneft: Will Shell leave Russia?

The Telegraph

BP abandons stake in Russian oil giant Rosneft

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Shell defends raising the dividend after profits surge to almost $20bn

The Telegraph

Shell defends raising the dividend after profits surge to almost $20bn

Bumper results trigger renewed calls for a windfall tax on oil and gas producers

By Rachel Millard: 3 February 2022 • 7:41pm

The chief executive of Shell has defended his company’s right to pay millions in dividends after a fourfold rise in profits driven by surging energy costs sparked calls for a windfall tax.

Ben van Beurden said the FTSE 100 company played an important role in society by contributing to pension pots after it posted a $19.3bn (£14.2bn) profit for 2021, up from $4.8bn a year earlier. read more

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Oil and gas trade body drops ‘oil and gas’ from its name

The Telegraph

Oil and gas trade body drops ‘oil and gas’ from its name

By Matt Oliver: 31 January 2022 • 4:20pm

The trade group that represents UK oil and gas companies is dropping the words “oil and gas” from its name to reflect the ongoing rise of green energy.

Oil and Gas UK will be renamed Offshore Energies UK from February 14, the body said on Monday.

It follows a year-long strategic review by the group, which said the change reflects “the evolving nature of the industry”.

OGUK said its members, which include BP, British Gas owner Centrica, Shell and Chevron approved the name change in December. read more

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Energy crisis drives Shell’s gas profits ‘significantly higher’

The Telegraph

Energy crisis drives Shell’s gas profits ‘significantly higher’

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Cambo: Jobs warning as Shell pulls out of oil field development

The Telegraph

Cambo: Jobs warning as Shell pulls out of oil field development

Energy companies’ reputational struggles and Whitehall’s green ambitions leave oil investment in limbo  and 4 December 2021 

It was less than a month ago that Kwasi Kwarteng was celebrating Shell’s plans to move its group headquarters out of Holland and to the UK.

The business secretary heralded the decision as “a clear vote of confidence in the British economy as we work to strengthen competitiveness, attract investment and create jobs”.

Today he may have more complex feelings towards the FTSE 100 oil giant – and greater uncertainty about the challenges ahead for the economy. read more

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Activists hail North Sea oil ‘death blow’ as Shell walks away

The Telegraph

Activists hail North Sea oil ‘death blow’ as Shell walks away

Oil giant has pulled out of the Cambo field amid lack of support from UK and Scottish governments

By Rachel Millard; Oliver Gill and Matt Oliver 2 December 2021

A major North Sea oil project which it was claimed would help secure UK energy supplies has been plunged into crisis after Shell pulled out citing doubts about its viability, amid a lack of political support in Westminster and Holyrood.

The Cambo oil field off the Shetland Islands was set to create an estimated 1,000 jobs and produce more than 170m barrels of oil equivalent in a boost to the UK’s oil and gas industry even as it moves towards greener energy. read more

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Shell turns its back on Royal Dutch heritage after climate ruling and dividend tax

The Telegraph

Shell turns its back on Royal Dutch heritage after climate ruling and dividend tax

Shell’s jumping ship to the UK bids farewell to over 130 years of association with the Dutch monarchy

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Shell to move headquarters from Netherlands to UK

The Telegraph

Shell to move headquarters from Netherlands to UK

Firm says unified structure will help to ‘accelerate switch to net zero’

Royal Dutch Shell has unveiled plans to move its headquarters from the Netherlands to the UK.

The Anglo-Dutch energy giant said the move to abandon its current dual structure would make it nimbler as it moves away from oil and gas and towards greener sources of power.

The move comes as Shell is facing pressure from Third Point, an activist investor run by Wall Street billionaire Dan Loeb. read more

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We’ll all pay for turning Big Oil into a pariah

The Telegraph

We’ll all pay for turning Big Oil into a pariah

Extracts

If nothing else, the apparent contradiction in aims highlights a basic truth about “Big Oil”; like it or not, the world remains overwhelmingly dependent on hydrocarbons for its energy needs; however fast we invest in alternatives, that’s not going to change for some time to come.

Both of Britain’s oil majors, BP and Shell, have ambitious plans to transform themselves into clean energy enterprises, yet to the fury of Extinction Rebellion activists, the bulk of their investment is still heavily focused on oil and gas. As it is, they are arguably not investing nearly enough in hydrocarbons. read more

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Shell comes under attack from Wall Street raider

The Telegraph

Shell comes under attack from Wall Street raider

Third Point demands energy giant place oil operations into a separate business after taking £545m stake

Shell has come under attack from a Wall Street raider demanding a break-up of the oil and gas giant after taking a stake worth about $750m (£545m).

Dan Loeb’s Third Point said it had been “a difficult two decades” for shareholders in the FTSE 100 company, which it claimed was now torn between conflicting interests over climate change.

He believed Shell should put its oil and refining operations into a separate business focused on returning cash to shareholders. 

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Shell considers mandatory covid vaccination and firing staff who refuse 

Shell considers mandatory covid vaccination and firing staff who refuse

“For staff who refuse to comply with a vaccine mandate we would make all reasonable efforts to avoid terminating their employment but will be faced with no alternative but to do so.”

RELATED FT, REUTERS, TELEGRAPH AND WALL STREET JOURNAL ARTICLES BELOW ALL MENTION THE LEAKED INFORMATION THAT JOHN DONOVAN SUPPLIED TO EACH OF THEM

By John Donovan

I am in possession of Shell international comms including a 6 page “Note for discussion” sponsored by Shell Executive Committee member Ronan Cassidy, Chief HR and Corporate Officer at Royal Dutch Shell. read more

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