Supertankers that once raced around the world to satisfy an unquenchable thirst for oil are now parked offshore, fully loaded, anchors down, their crews killing time. In the United States, vast storage farms for oil are almost out of room. As demand for crude has plummeted, the world suddenly finds itself awash in oil that has nowhere to go.
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Out of 541 multinationals surveyed, Royal Dutch Shell has an overall ranking of 510, alongside the likes of the tobacco companies and Halliburton.
Foreigners were prime targets in the years of bloodshed unleashed by the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, and videos of the beheading of kidnapped Westerners shocked the world.
Shares in other oil companies also declined over the last year amid concern the global recession will continue to weigh on oil prices. Shell last week posted its first quarterly loss in ten years while France’s Total reported a 25 percent drop in revenue.
Shell gets tough on costs as oil prices bite Tom Bergin Royal Dutch Shell has intensified its cost-cutting efforts in response to the collapse in oil prices and also plans to step up efforts to improve what it said was a “mixed” safety record. Shell’s head of Exploration and Production Malcolm Brinded told employees in an email seen [...]
The Associated Press Published: January 29, 2009 AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Europe’s largest oil company, has reported a $2.81 billion net loss for the fourth quarter as the price of oil fell sharply and it wrote down the value of its inventory. The company had $8.47 billion in net profit in the same period a [...]
…faced with the plunge in oil prices and a decline in domestic production, senior officials here have quietly begun soliciting some of the largest Western oil companies in recent weeks, including Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell and Total, in the hope of getting them to invest in Venezuela again.
In Europe, the Dutch pension fund of Royal Dutch Shell said it had a $45 million exposure.
International Herald Tribune: Royal Dutch Shell’s Dutch pension fund has fallen into deficit as share market turmoil knocked 40 percent off the fund’s value, forcing the oil major and employees to increase contributions
Oil prices hit four-year lows Friday as employers cut the highest number of jobs in 34 years. The continuing decline in prices is so dramatic and so sudden that it is raising the prospect that gas prices could soon fall below $1 a gallon.
Oil majors like Royal Dutch Shell and other companies are re-examining the viability of oil sands development in an area that could hold as much as 175 billion barrels of oil. Only Saudi Arabia has more than Alberta.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and a division of Royal Dutch Shell say they have signed a deal to explore the possibility of developing deep natural gas fields off the emirate’s coast.
Companies like Shell are facing new threats to their business. Communities that oppose big mining and drilling projects have caused costly delays…
The Associated Press Published: October 9, 2008 NEW YORK: A February date has been set for a trial of claims that Royal Dutch Shell PLC was complicit in decisions by Nigeria’s military government to hang oil industry opponents. Playwright Ken Sara-Wiwa and eight other oil industry opponents were executed in November 1995, after a military tribunal convicted [...]
LAGOS, Nigeria: Militant fighters battled Nigerian troops for a second day Sunday, and the main militant group said the rare clashes represented a state of war in Africa’s biggest crude producer.