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Oil giant Shell returns $5.5bn to shareholders as profits rise after it cashes in on rising gas prices

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Oil giant Shell returns $5.5bn to shareholders as profits rise after it cashes in on rising gas prices

  • Profits at its gas trading division to be ‘significantly higher’ in the last quarter 
  • It will return remaining $5.5bn proceeds from the sale of its US shale business 
  • Shell due to report its results on 3 February, days before Ofgem announcement 

Royal Dutch Shell expects profits at its gas trading division to be ‘significantly higher’ in the last quarter of 2021 as it cashes in on rising prices.

The oil giant also said it would go ahead with its plan to return $5.5billion to shareholders through share buybacks after the sale of its US shale business. read more

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Outrage as Shell announces ‘nauseating’ $5.5billion payout to shareholders

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Outrage as Shell announces ‘nauseating’ $5.5billion payout to shareholders amid cost of living crisis

FUEL giant and energy firm Shell has come under fire from experts for announcing a $5.5billion pay out to shareholders amid a growing cost of living crisis.

It comes as record wholesale gas prices and supply chain issues have put household finances under pressure, pushing up energy bills and petrol costs.

It means households have been plunged into a cost of living crisis in recent months – but Shell’s shareholders are set for a $5.5billion pay day. read more

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Want To Stop Climate Change? Buy Big Oil Stock

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Want To Stop Climate Change?

Buy Big Oil Stock

Jeroen Kraaijenbrink: Contributor: Leadership Strategy: 3 JAN 2022

EXTRACTS

In an age in which stock trading is no longer reserved to Wall-Street and a climate crisis is becoming a reality, sustainability-driven shareholder activism was bound to happen. And we see it happening, with increasing impact—especially in Big Oil, responsible for the largest share of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

“Thanks to the votes of institutional investors for the Follow This climate resolutions, Shell, Equinor, BP, Phillips 66, and Chevron have reluctantly set climate ambitions covering Scope 3 already.” And, as Follow This announced in their recent investor briefing, they will file no less than eight climate resolutions in 2022, at Shell, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66, Occidental Petroleum, ExxonMobil, and Marathon Petroleum. read more

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Shell won’t abandon green transition in face higher oil prices, says CEO

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Shell won’t abandon green transition in face higher oil prices, says CEO

December 1, 2021

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) – The oil and gas market may be tightening amid historically low investment levels, but that won’t change Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s strategy to shift from fossil fuels, the firm’s chief executive said on Tuesday (Nov 30).

Shell is one of many European majors that have pledged to shrink its traditional hydrocarbon business, while increasing investments in clean energy. While some critics have raised concerns that high oil prices might tempt these firms to stick to fossil fuels, chief executive Ben van Beurden said Shell is adhering to its energy transition strategy. read more

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BP and Shell: Big Oil risks big embarrassment as profits roll in during COP26

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BP and Shell: Big Oil risks big embarrassment as profits roll in during COP26

By Lucy Tobin World leaders this week gathered in Glasgow to discuss tackling climate change, which is driven in part by fossil fuel emissions. At the same time super majors like BP and Shell have announced billions in profits thanks to surging oil prices.

The timing was impeccable: as 30,000 COP26 delegates listened to UN Secretary-General António Guterres warn that “our addiction to fossil fuels is pushing humanity to the brink… either we stop it — or it stops us,” BP hurled billions of dollars at its investors via its third-quarter results.

The oil major pledged to return another $2.25 billion via buybacks and dividends this week thanks to Brent oil trading at $85 dollars a barrel, its highest since 2014. Boss Bernard Looney admitted BP was “a cash machine at these types of prices.” read more

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Oil And Gas Companies Will Never Truly Be Carbon Neutral

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Oil And Gas Companies Will Never Truly Be Carbon Neutral

  • Oil and gas companies are pushing a net-zero narrative, but their pledges may not live up to true carbon neutrality.
  • Carbon neutral oil and gas is largely reliant on the murky world of carbon credits and carbon offsets.
  • The lack of standardization and transparency within the carbon credit market has drawn a lot of criticism.

The energy transition, net-zero pledges, and increased investor pressure on oil and gas companies to slash emissions have given rise to the latest trend in energy markets—the arrival of the ‘carbon neutral’ oil barrel and the ‘carbon neutral’ liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo.

Oil and gas firms have started to offer those so-called carbon neutral oil and gas shipments. And buyers are lapping them up as they themselves are also pressured by investors and their own carbon reduction pledges to procure lower-emission energy supply. read more

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Shell in better shape to fund distribution increase

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Shell in better shape to fund distribution increase

The Anglo-Dutch group has reduced net debt markedly from pre-pandemic levels October 19, 2021 By Mark Robinson Extracts

Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB) used to be the world’s greatest source of dividend income, but that came to an end last year when oil prices tanked. A production spat between Saudi Arabia and Russia, exacerbated by an unprecedented slump in industrial demand, sent forward contracts into negative territory at one point. Share buybacks were promptly put on ice and the group’s quarterly distributions were pegged back for the first time in living memory. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell: Mid-Year 2021 Review

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Royal Dutch Shell: Mid-Year 2021 Review

Tudor Invest Holdings: Aug. 03. 2021

Summary

  • Higher commodity prices in Q2 pushed free cash flow to $12.7 billion.
  • Shareholders should welcome the 38% increase in dividend and plan of share buyback.
  • But the share price action seems to tell that the market is not that impressed.
  • Net Zero carbon emission seems very ambitious to say the least.

FULL ARTICLE

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Oil giant Shell raises dividend and launches $2 billion share buyback as commodity prices soar

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Oil giant Shell raises dividend and launches $2 billion share buyback as commodity prices soar

Sam Meredith: PUBLISHED THU, JUL 29 20214:37 AM EDTUPDATED THU, JUL 29 20218:35 AM EDT KEY POINTS
  • Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported adjusted earnings of $5.5 billion for the three months through to the end of June, beating analyst expectations.
  • The Anglo-Dutch company boosted its dividend for the second consecutive quarter and announced the launch of a $2 billion share buyback program that it aims to complete by the end of the year.
  • Share prices of the world’s largest oil and gas majors have not yet followed an improvement in the earnings outlook, however, and the industry still faces a host of uncertainties and challenges.

LONDON — Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported stronger-than-expected second-quarter earnings, lending further support to the energy major’s plans to reduce net debt and reward investors.

The Anglo-Dutch company reported adjusted earnings of $5.5 billion for the three months through to the end of June. That compared with $638 million over the same period a year earlier and $3.2 billion for the first quarter of 2021. read more

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Shell prepares to raise shareholder payouts

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Shell prepares to raise shareholder payouts

Higher oil prices help cut debt pile as energy major pledges to lift returns via dividends or buybacks

: 7 JULY 2021 Royal Dutch Shell said higher oil prices had helped it cut its debt pile, paving the way for higher shareholder returns in the second quarter. In a trading statement on Wednesday ahead of results due at the end of the month, the Anglo-Dutch energy major said it would increase payouts to investors, to between 20 per cent and 30 per cent of cash flow from operations, through buybacks or dividends. Shell, which did not provide guidance on which form the distributions would take, said the higher payouts were the result of “strong operational and financial delivery, combined with an improved macroeconomic outlook”. FULL ARTICLE
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Dividend delight for Royal Dutch Shell shareholders

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Dividend delight for Royal Dutch Shell shareholders as economic recovery enables oil giant to raise payouts

  • Shell expects to withdraw its ‘milestone’ target to cut net debts to below $65bn
  • The gradual reopening of the world economy is boosting consumer oil demand 
  • Investors will get payouts that are between 20-30% of cash flow from operations

Royal Dutch Shell has announced that investors will receive higher payouts following a recovery in oil and gas prices and a reduction in its debt pile.

It said that thanks to an ‘improved macro-economic outlook’ and ‘strong operational and financial delivery,’ shareholders would be awarded returns that were between 20 and 30 per cent of cash flow from operations. read more

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Oil giant Shell secures investor backing for its energy transition strategy, but a growing minority rebel and prevented

Oil giant Shell secures investor backing for its energy transition strategy, but a growing minority rebel

Sam Meredit: PUBLISHED TUE, MAY 18 2021: 8:43 AM EDT

KEY POINTS

  • Shell said that the company’s own resolution received 88.74% of votes.
  • The result, while non-binding, was widely expected and ostensibly provides Shell with a shareholder mandate to proceed with its plans to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
  • However, 11% of shareholders voted against Shell’s own climate plans. This contrasted with 19 other resolutions put forward at Shell’s online AGM, where up to 99% of investors followed management advice.
  • What’s more, it is perhaps a sharp increase in the number of shareholders choosing to support a separate motion that could be a catalyst for greater action.

LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell shareholders on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted in favor of the oil giant’s energy transition plans at its annual general meeting, though a growing minority defied recommendations and insisted the company do much more to tackle the climate emergency. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell investor RWC to back Follow This climate proposal at AGM

Royal Dutch Shell investor RWC to back Follow This climate proposal at AGM

Simon Jessop: May 13, 2021: 12.27 PM BST

Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) investor RWC said on Thursday it planned to back a climate-related shareholder proposal put forward at the company’s annual meeting by activist group Follow This.

RWC said the company’s energy transition plans were not ambitious enough, lacked detail and did not put the company on a path to align with the goals of the Paris Agreement within the next decade. read more

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Big Oil Is In Desperate Need Of New Discoveries

Big Oil Is In Desperate Need Of New Discoveries

By Alex Kimani – May 10, 2021, 2:00 PM CDT

The year 2020 was a watershed moment for the fossil fuel sector. Faced with a global pandemic, severe demand shocks and a shift towards renewable energy, experts warned that nearly $900 billion worth of reserves–or about one-third of the value of big oil and gas companies–were at risk of becoming worthless.

Even Big Oil mostly appeared resigned to its fate, with Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) CEO Ben van Beurden declaring that we had already hit peak oil demand while BP Plc. (NYSE:BP)—a company that doubled down on its aggressive drilling right after the historic 2015 UN Climate Change Agreement--finally gave in saying “..concerns about carbon emissions and climate change mean that it is increasingly unlikely that the world’s reserves of oil will ever be exhausted.” BP went on to announce one of the largest asset writedowns of any oil major after slashing up to $17.5 billion off the value of its assets and conceded that it “expects the pandemic to hasten the shift away from fossil fuels.” read more

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Royal Dutch Shell: One Year Later, Shareholders Are $50 Billion Poorer Despite Solid Results

Royal Dutch Shell: One Year Later, Shareholders Are $50 Billion Poorer Despite Solid Results

Daniel Thurecht: May 04, 2021 

Summary

  • It has been one year since Royal Dutch Shell shocked equity markets with their hasty decision to heavily reduce their dividends given the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • This time around they have provided a 4% dividend increase for the third straight quarter, along with a solid set of results that show a recovery is well underway.
  • Despite their solid financial performance, their share price continues lagging that of their peers who sustained their dividends by a significant margin and thus makes their shareholders $50b poorer.
  • Thankfully, it appears that their shareholder returns are poised to increase as soon as following the second quarter of 2021 since they are easily within reach of their $65b net debt goal.
  • Given their continued strong financial performance and higher dividends, I believe that maintaining my very bullish rating is appropriate.
  • read more

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    Shell buybacks ‘sooner rather than later’

    Shell buybacks ‘sooner rather than later’

    Emily Gosden, Energy Editor: Friday April 30 2021, 12.01am, The Times

    Royal Dutch Shell told investors yesterday that it could soon be ready to start share buybacks after higher oil prices boosted its profits.

    The London-listed, Anglo-Dutch oil major reported a 58 per cent jump in first-quarter net earnings to $4.3 billion after the price of Brent crude rebounded to $61 a barrel, from $50 a barrel a year earlier.

    Shell, which slashed its dividend by two thirds a year ago as oil prices crashed, confirmed plans to increase the quarterly payout to 17.35 cents per share, up 4 per cent on the fourth quarter. It has promised to further increase returns once net debt is reduced to $65 billion and said that it was making progress towards this milestone, with debt down by $4.1 read more

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