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2010 media releases
An overview of Royal Dutch Shell plc news and media releases published in 2010.
21 Dec 2010
Qatar Petroleum and Shell sign MoU to jointly develop major petrochemicals project in Qatar
Qatar Petroleum and Shell have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly study the development of a major petrochemicals complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.
17 Dec 2010
Royal Dutch Shell plc: issuance of new shares
Royal Dutch Shell plc announces that it has today issued 18,288,566 A Ordinary shares in relation to the scrip dividend program for the third quarter 2010 interim dividend.
17 Dec 2010
Advance notice of 4th quarter and full year 2010 results and 4th quarter interim dividend announcement
At 07.00 GMT (08.00 CET and 02.00 EST) on Thursday 3 February, 2011 Royal Dutch Shell plc will release its fourth quarter results and fourth quarter interim dividend announcement for 2010.
10 Dec 2010
Digital Rock, EOR projects to boost recovery, extend life of oil and gas fields
Shell and Schlumberger today announced a multiyear research technology cooperation agreement focusing on improving the recovery factor of oil and gas reservoirs and extending the life of existing oil and natural gas fields.
10 Dec 2010
Shell adds new chief scientists to its thought-leadership group
Shell today announced the appointment of three chief scientists to cover the critical industry disciplines of exploration, unconventional oil, and in-well technology. This further strengthens Shell’s existing group of six top scientific experts. Expanding its group of chief scientists underscores the importance Shell places on delivering targeted responses to the challenges of a rapidly changing energy landscape, including demand of business customers.
10 Dec 2010
Shell to sell gas fields in South Texas to OXY USA, Inc.
Shell today announced an agreement to sell a group of gas fields in South Texas to OXY USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corp., for approximately $1.8 billion, effective January 1, 2011. The sale is a further step in Shell’s ongoing portfolio restructuring and focus on capital efficiency.
03 Dec 2010
Royal Dutch Shell plc third quarter 2010 euro and GBP equivalent dividend payments
The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (“RDS”) today announced the pounds sterling and euro equivalent dividend payments in respect of the third quarter interim dividend of 2010, which was announced on October 28, 2010 at $0.42 per A ordinary share (“A Share”) and B ordinary share (“B Share”).
30 Nov 2010
Gazprom and Shell agree to pursue broader cooperation
Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Peter Voser, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell plc, signed a protocol on strategic global cooperation. This agreement establishes basic guidelines for the companies’ broader collaboration.
10 Nov 2010
Royal Dutch Shell plc third quarter 2010 scrip dividend programme reference share price
The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (“RDS”) today announced the Reference Share Price in respect of the third quarter interim dividend of 2010, which was announced on October 28, 2010 at $0.42 per A ordinary share (“A Share”) and B ordinary share (“B Share”) and $0.84 per American Depository Share (“ADS”).
09 Nov 2010
Shell completion announcement
Shell confirms that its subsidiary, Shell Energy Holdings Australia Limited (SEHAL), has sold 78.34 million Woodside shares representing 10.0% of the total issued shares in Woodside.
08 Nov 2010
Shell reduces its interest in Woodside
Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”) announces an agreement to sell part of its stake in Woodside Petroleum Limited (“Woodside”) to equity investors.
04 Nov 2010
Shell to sell Gulf of Mexico fields to W&T Offshore, Inc.
Shell announced today that it has agreed to sell its interest in six Gulf of Mexico oil and gas fields to W & T Energy VI, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of W&T Offshore Inc., for $450 million, with an effective date of September 1, 2010, as part of an ongoing portfolio restructuring and focus on capital efficiency.
28 Oct 2010
Third quarter 2010 results and interim dividend announcement
At 07.00 BST (08.00 CEST and 02.00 EDT) on Thursday 28 October, 2010 Royal Dutch Shell plc released its third quarter results and third quarter interim dividend announcement for 2010.
28 Oct 2010
Royal Dutch Shell plc 2011 interim dividend timetable
The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc today announced the intended timetable for the 2011 quarterly interim dividends.
28 Oct 2010
Royal Dutch Shell plc Board appoints new non-executive director and announces Board Committee changes
The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc announced today the appointment of Mr Gerard Kleisterlee, currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV, as non- executive director and member of the Audit Committee of the Board with effect from 1st November 2010.
27 Oct 2010
Shell to sell downstream businesses in Finland and Sweden
Shell announced today that it has agreed to sell the majority(*1) of its refining and marketing businesses in Finland and Sweden to Keele Oy.
22 Oct 2010
Shell launches phase II of Parque das Conchas
Shell announces investment to support phase II of the prolific Parque das Conchas (BC-10) project more than 100 kilometres (62 miles) off the coast of Brazil. This significant investment develops the fourth field in the BC-10 block and continues a successful wave of production growth in Shell’s Upstream Americas business. The full project delivers an energy resource of approximately 300 million barrels of oil equivalent, with facilities production capacity of some 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
19 Oct 2010
Shell blends second advanced biofuel into Scuderia Ferrari race fuel at South Korea Grand Prix
Shell today announced that it has blended a second advanced biofuel into fuel supplied to Scuderia Ferrari for the last three races of the 2010 Formula One championship. Scuderia Ferrari will use a fuel containing ‘‘biogasoline’’, a biofuel converted directly from plant sugars. The ‘‘biogasoline’’ has been produced by Shell’s technology partner Virent at its facility in Madison Wisconsin, USA.
19 Oct 2010
Advance notice of 3rd quarter 2010 results and interim dividend announcement
At 07.00 BST (08.00 CEST and 02.00 EDT) on Thursday 28 October, 2010 Royal Dutch Shell plc will release its third quarter results and third quarter interim dividend announcement for 2010. Register now for the webcasts.
28 Sep 2010
New growth for Shell in Upstream Americas
Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”) reconfirmed strong momentum in its businesses in the Americas for a group of shareholders and analysts today, visiting Upstream assets in Canada. Shell’s oil & gas production in the region could reach 1 million barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2014, an increase of some 40% on current levels, subject to the pace of investment, which could be some $40 billion for the 2011-14 period.
23 Sep 2010
Shell ranked No. 1 lubricants supplier globally for fourth consecutive year
Shell has been named the No.1 global lubricants supplier for the fourth consecutive year in an annual research study carried out by Kline & Company (”Kline”)* .
21 Sep 2010
Shell cooks up cleaner future with $6m donation for global clean stove initiative
Royal Dutch Shell plc. (Shell) today pledged $6 million to support a global initiative to prevent deaths and cut greenhouse gas emissions caused by the smoke from traditional cooking stoves. The toxic fumes from open fires and traditional burning stoves, the main tool for heating and cooking in the developing world, currently cause 1.9 million premature deaths from respiratory diseases every year, according to the World Health Organization. They also create unnecessary CO2 emissions. The internationally recognised most viable solution is to encourage cleaner cooking stoves, which require significantly less fuel and reduce emissions.
17 Sep 2010
Royal Dutch Shell plc introduces Scrip Dividend Programme
Beginning with its third quarter interim dividend for 2010, Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”) intends to provide shareholders with a choice to receive dividends in cash or in shares via a Scrip Dividend Programme (the “Programme”).
17 Sep 2010
Shell to sell Statfjord equity to Centrica
Shell today agreed to sell its interests in the Statfjord field and associated satellite fields in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea to Centrica Resources (Norge) AS (“Centrica”). The Statfjord field produces gas plus some oil and natural gas liquids.
15 Sep 2010
Shell oil sands expansion now on-stream
Shell, as operator of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP), today announced the successful start of production of a 100,000 barrels per day expansion of its oil sands operations in Canada. The new Jackpine Mine will combine with existing production from the Muskeg River Mine to feed the Scotford Upgrader, which processes the oil sands bitumen – heavy oil – for refined oil products. Construction for an expansion of the Scotford Upgrader is underway, and will come on-stream in 2011.
25 Aug 2010
Shell and Cosan sign joint venture
A US$12-billion joint venture between Shell International Petroleum Company Limited (Shell) and Cosan S.A. (Cosan) moved closer to reality today when the two companies signed binding agreements.
23 Aug 2010
Shell and PetroChina complete Arrow Energy acquisition
Shell and PetroChina today welcomed the successful completion of their joint acquisition of Australian coal seam gas company, Arrow Energy Limited.
20 Aug 2010
Klesch to purchase Heide refinery from Shell
Shell today announced a binding agreement for the sale of Shell’s (100%-owned) Heide refinery (90 thousand barrels per day capacity) and associated local infrastructure and businesses in Germany to Klesch. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval.
29 Jul 2010
Royal Dutch Shell Board appoints new non-executive director
The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc today announced the appointment of Guy Elliott, Chief Financial Officer of Rio Tinto since 2002, as non executive director and member of the Audit Committee of the Board, with effect from 1st September 2010.
29 Jul 2010
Second quarter and half year 2010 results and interim dividend announcement
At 07.00 BST (08.00 CEST and 02.00 EDT) on Thursday 29 July, 2010 Royal Dutch Shell plc released its second quarter and half year 2010 results and second quarter interim dividend announcement for 2010.
22 Jul 2010
New oil spill containment system to protect Gulf of Mexico planned by major oil companies
A plan to build and deploy a rapid response system that will be available to capture and contain oil in the event of a potential future underwater well blowout in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico was announced today by Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Shell.
07 Jul 2010
Nigeria's Gbaran-Ubie oil and gas project comes on-stream
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has begun producing oil and gas from the Gbaran-Ubie project in the Niger Delta, providing an important new source of energy for export and domestic markets.
30 Jun 2010
Shell completes sale of downstream businesses in Greece to Motor Oil Hellas
Shell and Motor Oil (Hellas) Corinth Refineries S.A today announced the completed sale of Shell’s downstream businesses in Greece and an agreement for the continued use of the Shell brand in the Greek market.
18 Jun 2010
Advance notice of 2nd quarter 2010 results and interim dividend announcement
At 07.00 BST (08.00 CEST and 02.00 EDT) on Thursday 29 July, 2010 Royal Dutch Shell plc will release its second quarter results and second quarter interim dividend announcement for 2010.
08 Jun 2010
Shell and Virent expand their collaboration on Advanced Biofuels
Royal Dutch Shell plc today announced that Shell has taken an equity stake in Virent Energy Systems, Inc., (Virent) and begun a joint technology programme seeking to convert plant sugars directly into diesel.
01 Jun 2010
Shell says developed countries must be "well down the road" towards zero emission transport systems by 2050
Rio de Janeiro - Shell today said that developed countries should be well down the road towards the target of zero emission transport systems by 2050. Tan Chong Meng, Shell’s Executive Vice President for B2B and Lubricants, made the statement as he took part in a panel on “Energy, Climate and Transport Scenarios” at Michelin’s Challenge Bibendum sustainable mobility conference.
31 May 2010
Shell launches "Smarter Mobility" - innovations for cleaner, more efficient transport today
Shell today unveiled a package of innovations, dubbed "Smarter Mobility", aimed at speeding up the global shift to cleaner, more energy-efficient road transport. Shell launched the concept at Michelin’s Challenge Bibendum sustainable mobility conference.
28 May 2010
Royal Dutch Shell plc acquires new positions in US tight gas
Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”) continues to build a leading portfolio in North America tight gas, with new positions in high potential US shale gas acreage, in the Marcellus and Eagle Ford plays.
18 May 2010
CNPC acquires 35% interest in Syria Shell Petroleum Development
Shell and the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) have concluded an agreement under which CNPC has acquired a 35% interest in Syria Shell Petroleum Development (SSPD), currently 100% owned by Shell. SSPD has interests in three production licences including Deir-Ez-Zor, Fourth Annex and Ash Sham that are operated by the Al Furat Petroleum Company (AFPC) (Shell interest 31.25%).
16 May 2010
Qatar Petroleum, Shell and PetroChina sign new Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement
Qatar Petroleum (QP) on behalf of the Government of the State of Qatar has signed today a new Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) with Shell and PetroChina Company Limited (PetroChina) for Qatar Block D.
06 May 2010
Shell reviewing portfolio of LPG businesses
Shell today announced it is in discussions with third parties as part of a review of ownership options for most of the company’s liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) businesses (see notes to editors). The preferred outcome of the review is the sale of the Shell Gas (LPG) businesses in scope as going concerns, through a number of phased portfolio actions.
04 May 2010
Shell completes its largest petrochemicals project
The Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex (SEPC) project in Singapore has created Shell’s largest, fully-integrated refinery and petrochemicals hub.
29 Apr 2010
Shell floating LNG technology chosen by joint venture for Greater Sunrise project
Shell’s Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) technology has been selected as the Sunrise Joint Venture’s preferred option for developing the Greater Sunrise gas fields in the Timor Sea.
28 Apr 2010
First quarter 2010 results and interim dividend announcement
At 07.00 BST (08.00 CEST and 02.00 EDT) on Wednesday April 28, 2010 Royal Dutch Shell plc released its first quarter results and its first quarter interim dividend announcement for 2010.
19 Apr 2010
Advance notice of 1st quarter 2010 results and interim dividend announcement
At 07.00 BST (08.00 CEST and 02.00 EDT) on Wednesday 28 April, 2010 Royal Dutch Shell plc will release its first quarter results and first quarter interim dividend announcement for 2010.
01 Apr 2010
Shell to review downstream businesses in 21 countries in Africa
Shell Oil Products Africa (Shell) today announced it is reviewing ownership options for its downstream businesses in 21 countries in Africa (see notes to editors). While a number of options are being considered, the preferred outcome is the sale of most businesses in scope as going concerns, subject to successful negotiations, and any necessary regulatory and final company approvals.
31 Mar 2010
Shell starts production at Perdido - world’s deepest offshore drilling and production facility
Shell today produced its first oil and natural gas from the Perdido Development, the world’s deepest offshore drilling and production facility. Located in an isolated, ultra-deep sector of the Gulf of Mexico, Perdido marks a new era in innovation and safely unlocks domestic sources of energy for US consumers. The facility sits in approximately 2,450 metres (8,000 feet) of water, which is roughly equivalent to six Empire State Buildings stacked one atop the other, and will access reservoirs deep beneath the ocean floor. Perdido smashes the world water depth record for an offshore platform by more than 50%.
31 Mar 2010
Shell starts production at Perdido (rich media) – people, technology and deep-sea stories, images and videos
Perdido smashes the water depth record for an offshore oil drilling and production platform by over 50%. On March 31, 2010 first oil flowed to the platform that is moored in 2,450 metres (8,000 feet) of water, preparing the way for full production.
28 Mar 2010
Shell agrees sale of New Zealand downstream assets
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) today announced it has signed a sale and purchase agreement to sell its downstream business in New Zealand to a consortium of Infratil and the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation.
23 Mar 2010
Virent and Shell start world’s first biogasoline production plant
Virent Energy Systems, Inc., (Virent®) and Shell today announced the successful start of production at the world’s first demonstration plant converting plant sugars into gasoline and gasoline blend components, rather than ethanol.
23 Mar 2010
Shell and China National Petroleum Corp. announce natural gas cooperation
China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) today announced plans to jointly develop and produce natural gas in China’s Sichuan basin.
21 Mar 2010
Agreement reached to acquire Arrow Energy Limited
Shell Energy Holdings Australia Ltd. (Shell), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, and PetroChina International Investment Company Ltd (PetroChina), a subsidiary of PetroChina Company Limited, welcome the announcement by the Board of Arrow Energy Limited (Arrow) to unanimously recommend its shareholders vote in favour of the joint proposal to acquire 100% of Arrow shares(*).
19 Mar 2010
Shell builds eastern Gulf of Mexico portfolio with significant new oil discovery
Shell announces a significant new oil discovery in the deepwater eastern Gulf of Mexico, adding to discoveries in the area from 2009.
17 Mar 2010
Report on Royal Dutch Shell plc & oil sands
In this report, Shell would like to provide further information to accurately describe our oil sands activities, economics, and the steps Shell is taking to manage and mitigate environmental and social impacts.
16 Mar 2010
Royal Dutch Shell plc updates on strategy to improve performance and grow
On Tuesday, 16 March 2010 Royal Dutch Shell plc gave an update on the Royal Dutch Shell plc strategy. Watch the video and listen to the webcasts.
16 Mar 2010
Annual Report and Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2009
On March 16, 2010 Royal Dutch Shell plc (the “Company”) published its Annual Report and Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2009.
13 Mar 2010
Shell blends advanced biofuel into Scuderia Ferrari race fuel for 2010 Formula One season
Shell today announced that the 2010 season Formula One fuel supplied for Scuderia Ferrari contains an advanced biofuels component derived from cellulosic ethanol, an advanced biofuel made from straw.
11 Mar 2010
Shell to nominate Mr. Charles O. Holliday jr. as non-executive director
The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (the Company) (NYSE: RDS.A, NYSE: RDS.B) announces its intention to propose to the 2010 Annual General Meeting that Mr. Charles ("Chad") Holliday jr, be elected a non-executive director of the Company with effect from September 1st, 2010.
08 Mar 2010
Discussions underway to acquire Arrow Energy Limited
Shell Energy Holdings Australia Ltd. (Shell), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, confirmed today it is participating in discussions to acquire Arrow Energy Limited (Arrow), excluding its international assets.
25 Feb 2010
Advance notice of the Royal Dutch Shell 2010 Strategy Update
On Tuesday, 16 March 2010 Royal Dutch Shell plc will give an update on Royal Dutch Shell Group Strategy. All related materials will be posted on www.shell.com/investor on 16 March 2010.
04 Feb 2010
Fourth quarter and full year 2009 results and interim dividend announcement
At 07.00 GMT (08.00 CET and 02.00 EST) on Thursday 4 February, 2010 Royal Dutch Shell plc released its fourth quarter and full year results and fourth quarter interim dividend announcement for 2009.
01 Feb 2010
Shell and Cosan sign MOU to form joint venture in Brazil
Shell International Petroleum Company Limited (Shell) and Cosan S.A. (Cosan) announced today they have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU), with the intention to form a circa $12 billion joint venture (JV) in Brazil for the production of ethanol, sugar and power, and the supply, distribution and retail of transportation fuels.
29 Jan 2010
Shell sells Nigeria assets to consortium led by local companies
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) today agreed to transfer its interest in three production licences and related equipment in the Niger Delta to a consortium led by two Nigerian companies.
17 Jan 2010
Iraq and Shell consortium sign the Majnoon Oilfield contract
The Ministry of Oil of the Republic of Iraq, Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”) and Petronas Carigali (“Petronas”) today signed a 20-year contract to provide technical assistance in the development of the Majnoon oilfield.