2 Britons held for oil theft in Nigeria

2014-03-28 22:33

Nigeria has arrested two Britons and 10 of its own citizens on charges of trying to bribe a military officer to facilitate oil theft.

Govt gives go-ahead for Karoo fracking

2014-03-23 14:00

The South African government has given the green light for shale gas exploration in the Karoo and elsewhere – a move seen by the state as a possible “game changer” for the economy, says a report.

Shell: Fracking may not make us money

2014-03-12 12:21

Multinational Shell says that fracking in the Karoo for shale gas may not be financially viable and would like to explore the option by placing 24 exploration wells in the Karoo.

Sasol keen for SA shale gas action

2014-03-11 05:30

Sasol CEO David Constable says the group is excited about the technologies it can bring to the table once the country's fracking industry gets off the ground.

Glencore eyes Shell assets in Nigeria

2014-03-05 09:46

Commodity trader and miner Glencore has confirmed its interest in buying oil assets that oil major Shell is selling in Nigeria.

Another big firm pulls out of Australia

2014-02-21 10:15

Global energy giant Shell announced it is selling service stations and its last remaining Australian refinery.

Shell to drill for oil in Namibian waters

2014-02-17 15:30

Shell is to drill offshore Namibia, a growing area of interest for oil and gas explorers, the country's mines and energy minister has announced.

Ships to ride natural gas boom

2014-02-04 19:14

Natural gas has started to challenge oil as the dominant transport fuel with companies building gas-powered ships and installing networks of service stations on water and land.

BP back in favour despite spill legacy

2014-01-27 17:23

If you spent £10 on BP shares on April 19 2010, you would have just £9 now, including dividends. A poor investment, but also a remarkable recovery.

UAE likely to renew Total oil concession

2014-01-20 18:17

Total has a good chance to keep its operating share in Abu Dhabi's onshore oilfields as the Gulf emirate prepares new concessions, says France's international trade minister.

Conservationists, big oil join forces for whales

2014-01-20 09:14

Conservationists have joined forces with a company working on one of the world's largest oil and gas projects to help limit the impact of seismic surveys on endangered whales.

Shell to sell $15bn of assets - report

2014-01-14 19:30

Royal Dutch Shell could look to sell $15bn worth of assets, including some of its North Sea oil fields as well as parts of its refining portfolio and other projects.

Oil spills: Nigeria mulls law to fine firms

2013-11-08 19:41

Nigerian legislators are considering a law that could see major foreign companies being slammed with penalties running into tens of millions of dollars a year.

Ukraine, Chevron sign $10bn shale gas deal

2013-11-05 18:08

Ukraine and Chevron have signed a $10bn shale gas deal that the ex-Soviet nation hopes could end its energy dependence on Russia by 2020.

Asian growth changing global energy landscape

2013-10-15 14:18

From oil to nuclear power, via gas, coal and renewables, Asia's economic growth is increasingly steering the forward path of the global energy industry.

Nigeria electricity deal set to keep lights on

2013-09-30 20:15

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan handed ownership of the bulk of the state electricity company to private buyers in a bid to end the country's power crisis.

Statoil sets up risk unit

2013-09-13 15:45

Statoil is setting up a political and security risk analysis team to protect staff and assets in hotspots after failing to foresee a deadly attack in Algeria.

PetroChina, Shell's $13bn refinery on hold

2013-09-11 13:06

Plans for a refinery and petrochemical complex in east China have stalled over finding a suitable site for the plant industry and government officials say.

US, EU in talks over oil price-fixing

2013-09-08 13:00

US regulators want to join European officials in their investigation of the oil markets as they hunt for signs that trading benchmarks have been compromised.

Shell agrees to pay $1.1m in fines

2013-09-06 19:48

MersShell has agreed to pay $1.1m for air-quality violations from the vessels it used to drill two oil-exploration wells in Arctic waters off Alaska last year.

Corporate suicide highlights stress

2013-08-28 19:30

The suicide of two top executives in Switzerland has prompted calls for greater support for boardroom high-fliers.

Shell shuts down Egypt offices

2013-08-15 15:08

Shell has closed its offices in Egypt for the next few days after at least 525 people were killed in a security crackdown.

Nigeria theft blots Shell profits

2013-08-01 10:45

Rising costs and a surge in oil thefts in Nigeria has hit Royal Dutch Shell's second quarter profits.

Greenpeace Shard climbers arrested

2013-07-12 09:02

Six female Greenpeace activists have been arrested after climbing London's Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe, in a protest against Royal Dutch Shell.

Cameron inks $1bn in deals in Kazakhstan

2013-07-01 20:11

British Prime Minister David Cameron has signed a strategic agreement as well as $1bn in deals with Kazakhstan during his visit to the energy-rich state.


Fracking....a close reality

2014-03-24 11:29

Fracking is one step closer to becoming a reality, as government moves closer to shale gas exploration in the Karoo with the release of new regulations.

Shell ends talks with Ukraine

2014-03-19 19:06

Shell has stopped talks with Ukraine and US group ExxonMobil on extracting natural gas in the Black Sea off the coast of crisis-hit Crimea.

Govt raps Shell for embarrassing SA

2014-03-11 20:04

The government has criticised Shell SA for not refuelling a jet carrying the visiting speaker of Iran's parliament, forcing him to cancel a planned African tour.

UK not ready for shale gas exploration

2014-03-05 21:17

The UK may be a prime location for shale gas exploration, but a lack of onshore drilling infrastructure and local opposition will impede development, experts and geologists say.

Vitol SA in $2.6bn Shell deal

2014-02-21 15:16

Vitol SA is buying Shell's Australian refinery and petrol stations for about $2.6bn in its biggest acquisition, looking to grab a share of a growing oil market.

Namibia expects more oil prospectors

2014-02-19 10:51

Namibia's government says it would soon accept more major oil companies into the country, a day after Shell announced it had bought two offshore blocks.

Shell to sell three assets

2014-02-14 17:03

Royal Dutch Shell plans to put three oil and gas assets in the North Sea up for sale, as it seeks to ramp up disposals and focus on improving shareholder returns.

Shell hikes gas prices in Argentina

2014-02-03 20:15

Shell has raised fuel prices in Argentina by 12%, drawing fire from the government of President Cristina Kirchner as it struggles with inflationary pressures.

Iran plans to win back Western business

2014-01-23 14:14

Iran will have a new, attractive investment model for oil contracts, say Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh.

Shell sells stakes in Australian gas project

2014-01-20 13:18

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell stakes in a gas project in Western Australia for $1.14bn as part of a drive to improve return on investment.

Shell issues shock profits warning

2014-01-17 14:46

Shell has issued a severe profits warning, blaming exploration costs and disruption to Nigerian output, which sparked a sharp drop in its share price.

Nigeria considers oil spill law

2013-11-08 22:05

Nigerian legislators are considering a law to impose new fines on operators responsible for oil spills, a measure that could face major foreign companies with penalties running into tens of millions of dollars a year.

Shell 'manipulates Nigeria oil spills probes': Amnesty

2013-11-07 15:08

Amnesty International has alleged that Shell has repeatedly misrepresented the cause of oil spills in Nigeria, blaming criminal sabotage to avoid liability.

Shell declares Nigerian pipeline open after repairs

2013-10-17 13:43

Shell says it has repaired and reopened a key pipeline in southern Nigeria shut down last week owing to leaks, but the contractual obligations remain suspended.

Teams oppose single fuel supplier

2013-10-03 09:00

Formula 1’s new Concorde Agreement paves the way for a single supplier of fuel in the future. F1’s major teams however oppose the decision.

Shell oil spill compensation offer rejected

2013-09-13 19:22

Nigerian villagers have rejected an offer of compensation from Shell for damage done to their livelihoods by oil spills from pipelines operated by the company.

World's costliest oil field starts flowing

2013-09-11 18:30

Investors in the mammoth Kashagan Caspian Sea project sighed in relief as the first drops of oil began trickling from the world's most expensive oil field.

China buys into Kazakh oilfield for $5bn

2013-09-08 13:15

China's President Xi Jinping will oversee his country's entry into Kashagan, a vast oilfield in Kazakhstan, as he tours post-Soviet Central Asia.

Shell not ready for Arctic, say critics

2013-09-07 16:53

Critics of offshore Arctic drilling say fines levied against Shell for air pollution violations show that the petroleum giant is not ready to drill off Alaska's northern coast.

Shell to negotiate over compensation

2013-09-06 10:12

Talks will begin between lawyers for Royal Dutch Shell and Nigerian villagers, who say their livelihoods were destroyed by oil spills operated by the company.

Iraq blames Shell for $4.6bn lost income

2013-08-26 09:58

Iraq's oil ministry, struggling with sputtering output, has blamed Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell over $4.6bn in lost revenue due to production delays.

Shell closes Egypt offices

2013-08-15 13:45

Europe's top oil company Royal Dutch/Shell has closed its offices in Egypt for the next few days and restricted business travel there after at least 525 people were killed in a security crackdown.

Activists break into French nuclear plant

2013-07-15 13:18

Around 30 Greenpeace activists have climbed fences to break into an EDF nuclear power plant saying they wanted to expose security flaws and demand its closure.

Shell to spend millions on pollution control

2013-07-11 13:02

Shell Oil has agreed to spend at least $115m to cut harmful pollution at a Houston-area refinery.

Shell warns of more Nigeria asset sales

2013-06-21 19:41

Shell says that it may sell more of its onshore oil blocks in Nigeria, where theft and sabotage have repeatedly cut into production.

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