Shell to pay £55m Nigeria oil settlement

2015-01-07 08:50

Royal Dutch Shell will have to pay out £55m for two oil spills in Nigeria in 2008 after agreeing to the country's largest ever out-of-court oil spill settlement.

Shell cuts spending to lower shale exposure

2014-03-14 10:48

Royal Dutch Shell will cut spending and lay off staff at its American exploration and production business, says the company.

Shell slashes ex-CEO's pay

2014-03-13 16:02

The pay of Royal Dutch Shell's former boss Peter Voser halved to $11.24m, while the base salary of new chief executive Ben van Beurden has been trimmed.

Shell profits below recent levels

2014-01-17 10:22

Royal Dutch Shell says that its fourth-quarter profits were expected to be "significantly lower than recent levels", blaming higher exploration costs.

Shell to negotiate with Nigerians over oil spill

2013-09-09 14:46

Shell officials will begin talks in Nigeria's city of Port Harcourt with representatives for the Bodo community on compensation and cleanup five years after one of the worst oil spills in Nigeria's history.

Shell to develop deepest oil platform

2013-05-09 08:30

Royal Dutch Shell has said it will go ahead with the world's deepest offshore oil and gas production project, nearly 3.2km down in the Gulf of Mexico.

African growth lures trading houses

2013-03-28 18:08

Firms are expanding aggressively in Africa as they look to benefit from a continent achieving some of the highest economic growth rates in the world.

Shell posts a 14%drop in 2012 profits

2013-01-31 14:57

Royal Dutch Shell said its net profits sank 14% last year despite an upbeat final quarter, as the group battled headwinds including volatile oil and gas prices.

Oil thieves disrupt Nigeria pipeline

2012-11-12 11:38

Royal Dutch Shell says it has shut down a pipeline in Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta after finding leaks it blamed on oil thieves.

Shell shuts down Nigeria oil pipeline

2012-10-01 07:45

Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it has shut down a pipeline in Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta after a fire and a suspected attempt to steal crude from one of its lines.

Survey finds SA concerned about fracking

2012-09-17 13:00

The majority of young South Africans are concerned about fracking and worried about its impact, a mobile survey has found.

Shale gas a 'transition' energy source

2012-09-11 14:40

Shale gas is a transition fuel while the technology for renewable energy sources advances to the point where they become viable for large industry, an oil and gas company has said.

SA lifts moratorium on fracking

2012-09-07 09:58

Cabinet has lifted a moratorium on shale gas exploration in the country's semi-arid Karoo region, where the extraction technique of "fracking" might be deployed.

Shell profits soar on high oil prices

2011-07-28 17:32

Royal Dutch Shell says that net profits almost doubled to €6.0bn in the second quarter as improved income from high oil prices offset a drop in production.

Nigerian amnesty faltering

2010-04-29 18:03

Former militants fed up with a Nigerian government amnesty programme are regrouping and are behind a renewed wave of kidnappings, robberies and oil theft, say security officials.

Qatar 1st: natural gas jet fuel

2009-10-13 18:04

Qatar Airways says it has made history by operating the world's first commercial flight using fuel made from natural gas, creating a potential new source of aircraft fuel for the future.


Shell profits almost halve

2014-04-30 15:52

Royal Dutch Shell's net profits almost halved in the first quarter on a vast impairment charge on its refineries in Asia and Europe.

Nigerian oil theft costs billions - Shell

2014-03-13 16:21

Shell says it lost nearly $1bn through theft and various disruptions to its Nigerian operations, adding that rampant oil theft is costing the country even more.

Shell cuts American upstream spending

2014-03-13 13:30

Royal Dutch Shell will cut spending in its American exploration and production business by a fifth and could sell more of its shale assets.

Shell: New leaks close major Nigeria oil pipeline

2013-10-11 08:01

Shell Nigeria says new leaks have forced it to close the Trans-Niger Pipeline that carries 150 000 barrels of crude daily, 10 days after the pipeline was reopened.

Shell picks new chief executive

2013-07-09 12:00

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell has appointed Ben van Beurden as chief executive to replace outgoing head Peter Voser.

Top firms scramble for oil wealth

2013-03-28 19:09

Chevron and Exxon Mobil are among 50 companies participating in a process to win licences for oil and gas work off the Lebanese coast, says the energy ministry.

Shell abandons Alaska drilling

2013-02-28 07:30

Royal Dutch Shell will not be drilling for oil in Alaska's Beaufort and Chukchi Seas this year, following a series of setbacks in the 2012 season.

Shell inches closer to $10bn deal

2013-01-16 20:03

Ukraine took a step closer to a breakthrough shale gas deal with Royal Dutch Shell following the approval of a production sharing agreement.

Nigerian farmers take Shell to court

2012-10-11 09:31

Four Nigerian farmers are set to take on Shell in a Dutch court, accusing the oil giant of destroying their livelihoods in a case that could set a precedent for global environmental responsibility.

UK lawmakers seek Arctic oil moratorium

2012-09-20 14:01

International governments should seek a moratorium on offshore drilling in the Arctic amid concern over environmental damage, British lawmakers have said.

Shabangu: No fracking for now

2012-09-11 15:01

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu has said that there will be no hydraulic fracturing in the Karoo, for now at least.

Shell halts Arctic drilling

2012-09-11 08:26

Royal Dutch Shell has halted its drilling in the Arctic one day after the work began because sea ice is moving toward the company's drill ship.

'Shell had access to everything in Nigeria'

2010-12-09 15:55

Oil giant Shell infiltrated key Nigerian ministries, giving it access to politicians' every move in the oil-rich nation, says WikiLeaks.

Dutch court to hear Shell case

2009-12-30 20:27

A Dutch court has agreed to hear suits filed by four Nigerians who allege that Shell was negligent in cleaning up a 2005 oil spill.

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