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Royal Dutch Shell plc

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Canada oil sands threatened by departure of oil majors 10 March 2017

The departure of international players from Canada's oil sands is raising fresh doubt over future development prospects for the world's third-largest crude reserves as the region struggles to compete with cheap US shale plays. Royal Dutch Shell and Marathon Oil sold off billions of dollars in oil sands assets on March 9, the latest sign that global oil majors are abandoning the region....

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UK High Court rules Shell cannot be sued in London for Nigeria oil spills 26 January 2017

Royal Dutch Shell cannot be sued in London over oil spills in Nigeria, the High Court ruled on January 26. Villagers from the Bille and Ogale communities in the oil-producing Niger Delta in southern Nigeria had said they were affected by pollution and had sought to take action against Shell in London rather than its subsidiary in Nigeria....

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Date set for first North Sea oil strike in a generation 19 July 2016

A 24-hour strike of Wood Group oil and gas maintenance workers could disrupt operations at several Royal Dutch Shell platforms in the North Sea where they are employed, labour union Unite said on July 18. The strike action, scheduled for July 26, will be the first by UK North Sea workers in thirty years. ...

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Shell highlights decade of cost savings in BG merger strategy announcement 07 June 2016

Royal Dutch Shell will cease oil and gas operations in up to 10 countries in a drive to deepen cost cuts as it weathers weak oil prices and reduces debt following its $54 billion acquisition of BG Group. Shell also plans to sell 10% of its oil and gas production assets, and will rebalance its portfolio to include a greater presence in the gas market than some of the other large oil majors....

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Major leak reported from Shell oil field in Gulf of Mexico 17 May 2016

More than 88,000 gallons of oily-water mixture has been released from the Glider Field, a group of four underwater oil wells located around 97 miles south of Port Fourchon in Louisiana. Shell said it suspected a line connecting these wells to the Brutus platform leaked oil on May 12, creating a 13 mile slick on the surface of the water in the Gulf of Mexico....

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Shell completes merger with BG Group 18 February 2016

Royal Dutch Shell said on February 16 that it had completed its $70 billion merger with UK-based BG Group. The combination is expected to boost Shell’s proved oil and gas reserves by 25% and increase production up by 20%. Shell said in December that restructuring will be needed to achieve the merger’s expected benefits, including $3.5 billion in previously disclosed pre-tax synergies....

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Shell announces 10,000 job cuts and much-reduced profits for 2015 04 February 2016

Royal Dutch Shell said its full-year profits saw their steepest fall in 13 years from $19bn in 2014 to $3.8bn last year. Nevertheless, the group maintained its dividend payout to shareholders, a move that resulted in an overnight increase of 7% in its share price. Shell also said it would shed 10,000 jobs, around 11% of the total, to improve the group’s position in a market badly affected by the slump in oil prices....

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UK cancels carbon capture funding 26 November 2015

The UK government has cancelled its £1bn competition for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, just five months before it was due to be awarded. The abandonment of a technology seen as vital in tackling global warming comes just days before the major UN climate change summit in Paris....

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Shell fined £22,500 by Scottish court for 2011 North Sea oil spill 24 November 2015

Oil major Royal Dutch Shell was handed a fine of £22,500 by Aberdeen Sheriff Court after it pleaded guilty to a 2011 oil spill of more than 200 tonnes in the North Sea’s Gannet field. The leak was from a cracked subsea pipeline and Shell said it accepted the charge has since carried out a review of its North Sea pipeline system and had applied lessons learned across all its British operations....

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Shell abandons Arctic drilling programme 28 September 2015

Royal Dutch Shell has suspended Arctic oil and gas exploration off the coast of Alaska after "disappointing" results from a key well in the Chukchi Sea. The company said it did not find sufficient amounts of oil and gas in the Burger J well to warrant further exploration, and that it would end its exploration programme off Alaska "for the foreseeable future"....

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