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Shell’s London Departure: The Ultimate “What the Frack” Moment

Posted by John Donovan: 14 April 2024

In a stunning twist, Shell, Britain’s oil giant turned Wall Street wannabe, is eyeing a breakup with London. What’s the fuss? Well, according to CEO Wael Sawan, London’s cramping Shell’s style. But is this really about undervaluation or just a ploy to pump up the share price?

Sawan’s singing the same old tune: London’s dragging Shell down. With taxes, politics, and capital woes, it’s like the city’s throwing a share price pity party. “I have a location that clearly seems to be undervalued,” he moans to Bloomberg. Cue the violins. read more

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Shell’s Latest Magic Trick: Turning Gas Stations into EV Charging Hubs, Because Who Needs Oil Anyway?

Posted by John Donovan: 20 March 2024

In a move that screams “We’re totally green now, guys,” Shell, the fossil fuel titan known for its subtle contributions to global warming, has announced plans to transform its image by shedding some of its oil-slicked skin. Yes, Shell is planning to dump around 500 of its gasoline stations a year in 2024 and 2025 to make room for what’s being touted as the future of motoring: electric vehicle (EV) charging sites. Because nothing says commitment to the energy transition like swapping one pump for another. read more

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Shell and Saudi Aramco in a Tug-of-War for Pavilion Energy

Posted by John Donovan: 5 March 24

Oh, what do we have here? The corporate gladiators, Shell and Saudi Aramco are sharpening their swords, ready to dive into the lavish feast of Pavilion Energy’s assets, served by Singapore’s very own Temasek. It’s a spectacle worthy of the Colosseum, as these energy behemoths get shortlisted to gobble up most of what Pavilion Energy has on offer, minus the gas pipeline business because, let’s be real, that’s just the side dish no one’s really eyeing at this banquet. read more

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Shell’s Job Cutting Spree

Shell’s Job Cutting Spree

Posted by John Donovan: 18 Jan 24

In a move that’s less about saving the planet and more about saving pennies, Shell Plc has kicked off a spree of job cuts. And guess what? The low-carbon solutions unit is first in line! Because who needs a greener future when you can have a leaner payroll, right?

Sources spilling the beans to Bloomberg revealed that Shell is on a mission to ‘create more value through simplification and discipline.’ Translation: ‘Let’s chop jobs to boost our bottom line.’ The low-carbon business folks are getting their marching orders first, with the corporate affairs division and project and technology departments soon to join the unemployment queue. read more

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Shell’s Generous Holiday Gift to Employees: More Time Off… Permanently

Shell promises to keep evaluating and tweaking, like a Grinch counting his stolen Christmas presents.

In a move that screams ‘corporate compassion’, Shell plc, the ever-so-environmentally-conscious oil baron, has decided to hand out a special Christmas present to its employees: job cuts! As per Bloomberg’s latest whispers, Shell is extending its season of giving beyond the previously announced ‘trimming’ within its low-carbon division, part of a grand plan to stuff up to $3 billion in savings into its stocking by the end of 2025.

But fear not! This Yuletide cleaving isn’t a willy-nilly affair. It’s a meticulously planned division-by-division game of corporate Jenga, where employees get to play ‘Will I Stay or Will I Go?’ complete with options like redundancy packages or a fun, company-wide game of musical chairs for other roles. read more

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Shell CEO Doubling Down on Natural Gas, Because Who Needs a Livable Planet Anyway?

Sawan has also made it clear that any business not making enough money will be swiftly discarded. So much for their commitments to renewable energy.

Posted 12 June 2023 by John Donovan

In an awe-inspiring move, Shell Plc’s CEO Wael Sawan has unveiled an ingenious strategy that embraces the glorious future of natural gas. Who needs renewable energy when we can continue polluting and profiting, right?

Under this groundbreaking plan, Shell aims to expand its natural gas empire in key growth markets, putting profit above all else. They even have the audacity to offer higher bonuses for striking deals in China and India, because what’s a little environmental destruction compared to fattening their wallets? read more

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Shell splits renewables business in CEO efficiency drive

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Shell splits renewables business in CEO efficiency drive

By Ron Bousso:

LONDON, March 30 (Reuters) – Shell (SHEL.L) is splitting up its renewables and low-carbon division as part of CEO Wael Sawan’s shake-up to boost the energy giant’s returns.

The changes come as Sawan, who took office at the start of the year, has signalled in recent weeks that Shell is considering ditching oil reduction output targets as part of its energy transition plans. read more

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Shell suspends production at Prelude FLNG after fire breaks out

Report: Output from Shell’s Prelude FLNG Shut Again

BY Bartolomej Tomic, managing editor of Offshore Engineer.

December 22, 2022

Shell has stopped production at its Prelude floating LNG plant off Western Australia after a fire.

A Shell spokesperson told Reuters on Thursday that the fire at the giant FLNG unit “was rapidly extinguished.”

The 488-meter-long, Shell-operated, Prelude FLNG unit forms part of an offshore development that produces natural gas from the remote namesake field, located approximately 475 km north-northeast of Broome in Western Australia. The Prelude is the world’s largest FLNG unit. read more

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Shell’s UK Unit Got £1.2 Billion This Year to Weather Energy Crisis

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Shell’s UK Unit Got £1.2 Billion This Year to Weather Energy Crisis

William MathisBloomberg News: 8 Dec 2022

(Bloomberg) — Shell Plc gave its British retail energy arm roughly £1.2 billion ($1.5 billion) of financial backing this year to survive wild swings in natural gas and power prices.

UK energy retailers have been under extreme stress for more than a year as a supply crunch drove wholesale prices to record highs. Dozens failed in 2021 as costs soared and regulations prevented them from raising tariffs. Those that survived incurred hefty expenses taking on the customers of collapsed rivals. read more

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Shell Buys Nature Energy in $2 Billion Push Into Biogas

Shell Buys Nature Energy in $2 Billion Push Into Biogas

Shell Plc will buy Nature Energy Biogas A/S from hedge fund Davidson Kempner Capital Management for nearly $2 billion as the oil major expands its transition from fossil fuels.

Bloomberg News: William Mathis:

Publishing date: Nov 28, 2022

(Bloomberg) — Shell Plc will buy Nature Energy Biogas A/S from hedge fund Davidson Kempner Capital Management for nearly $2 billion as the oil major expands its transition from fossil fuels.

Biogas is chemically the same as conventional natural gas, but is made from decomposing organic material like agricultural waste. It’s a platform primed for growth, with the US, through the Inflation Reduction Act, and the European Union both identifying the renewable fuel as a way to boost energy supplies and cut emissions in the coming years. read more

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Shell Seeks Acquisitions to Bolster Australia Power Presence

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Shell Seeks Acquisitions to Bolster Australia Power Presence

(Bloomberg) — Shell Plc is targeting acquisitions in Australia in its bid to become an integrated energy provider.

The London-based oil major is looking for a “step change” in its Australian presence from electricity generation to retail, including building up “significant battery positions,” Greg Joiner, chief executive officer of Shell Energy Australia, said in an interview.

Shell, which last week reported its second-highest earnings on record, is one of Australia’s biggest liquefied natural gas exporters, but is seeking to diversify away from fossil fuels and become the world’s biggest power company. The company has already made a string of acquisitions in Australia in recent years, including generation company ERM Power Ltd., retailer Powershop, and a stake in windfarm developer WestWind Energy Development Pty. read more

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Shell Loses Dutch Appeal Over Misleading Carbon Emission Ads

Shell Loses Dutch Appeal Over Misleading Carbon Emission Ads

(Bloomberg) — Shell Plc lost its appeal against the Dutch advertising watchdog’s ruling that an ad campaign that promoted carbon-dioxide emission credits was misleading and must be withdrawn.

Bloomberg News: Diederik Baazil and Cagan Koc: 21 Oct 2022

(Bloomberg) — Shell’s advertisements offer customers the option to pay extra for their fuel, with the money going to buy credits in emission-reduction projects that “compensate” for the pollution generated. The ads are a reboot of a similar campaign last year that the regulator also deemed misleading. read more

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

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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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Mike Bloomberg commits $85 million to stop petrochemical plants in Ohio Valley, Gulf Coast

The announcement comes as the Ohio Valley’s flagship petrochemical project, Shell’s multibillion dollar ethane cracker plant in Potter Township, Beaver County, begins operations after a decade of planning and construction.

Flaring at Shell’s fracked plastic plant in Beaver County, PA. Photo from anonymous source.

Mike Bloomberg commits $85 million to stop petrochemical plants in Ohio Valley, Gulf Coast

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is putting his wealth and clout into an effort to halt the expansion of petrochemical manufacturing in the Ohio Valley and two Gulf Coast states with an $85 million campaign.

The billionaire businessman and philanthropist announced Wednesday that the goal of the new Beyond Petrochemicals campaign is to “turbocharge” efforts by local community groups to block new plastics and petrochemical plants and curb pollution from existing plants in three target regions: the Ohio Valley, Louisiana and Texas. read more

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Big Oil Companies Are Greenwashing, Congress Committee Says

Big Oil Companies Are Greenwashing, Congress Committee Says

A House congressional committee said internal documents from Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp., Shell Plc, and BP Plc reveal that their public promises to fight climate change amount to greenwashing.

A cache of emails, lobbying and preparation materials for senior executives obtained by the Committee on Oversight and Reform show that Big Oil climate pledges rely on “unproven technology, accounting gimmicks, and misleading language to hide the reality,” Subcommittee Chair Ro Khanna said in an emailed statement. read more

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New Shell CEO Is a Smart Diplomat Who Faces Historic Challenges

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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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