|Bid||52.50 x 20000|
|Ask||53.00 x 20000|
|Day's Range||54.00 - 54.00|
|52 Week Range||49.00 - 58.50|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.83|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||10.45|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.69 (3.14%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Nov 14, 2019|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Police detained 185 protesters in central Brussels on Saturday after the environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion staged demonstrations at a car show in protest at the auto industry's role in CO2 emissions that cause climate change. The protest came only days after the European Commission unveiled ideas on how to finance its flagship Green Deal project that aims to make the European Union a CO2 emissions-neutral area by 2050, in part through the transformation of the car industry. A member and former spokesman for the group, Christophe Meierhans, said Extinction Rebellion targeted the car industry because it told "a lot of lies in order to sell more cars".
Shell thinks aviation fuel will be one of the critical growth areas to explore, as ground vehicle transportation fuel and other segments are expected to decline over time
Integrated oil companies are increasingly coming under pressure from investors and regulators to reduce emissions. Although their continued investment in oil and gas resources is being criticized, we find they are taking steps, to varying degrees, to address the emissions intensity of their portfolios because investors increasingly request they do so.
BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager with more than $6.8 trillion under its control, becomes the latest signatory to the influential Climate Action 100+. It’s a pact that is increasingly pushing, although with spotty results so far, many of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters take action on man-made climate change.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc is looking to sell its oil refinery in Anacortes, Washington, according to three people familiar with the matter. If completed, this and other asset sales currently underway would reduce Shell's North American refining operations to large plants on the U.S. Gulf Coast, said the people, speaking on condition of anonymity as the talks are private. Oil and gas major Shell has publicly committed to selling more than $5 billion (3.8 billion pounds) of assets per year in 2019 and 2020.
(Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc is seeking a bigger share of Mexico’s fuel market, even as regulatory changes make it harder for foreign companies to compete.The Anglo-Dutch oil major, which already owns about 200 gasoline stations in 12 states in Mexico, plans to grow its share of the retail fuel market to as much as 15% from 1% now. The company also plans to import more of the fuel it sells in Mexico, the bulk of which it continues to buy from state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos. Today, about 30% of that fuel is imported by train into the state of Guanajuato.“When you think of the market in Mexico we have the chance of being fully integrated,” Murray Fonseca, Shell’s downstream director for Mexico, said in an interview. “If the conditions stay the same, Mexico will become a heartland for Shell.”The company’s investments come as the leftist government of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has sought to bolster Pemex’s position in the sector, while dialing back the prior administration’s free-market reforms. Under his government, Mexico has moved to roll back regulations designed to level the playing field against Pemex, and has slowed the process for approving fuel-import permits.$1 Billion InvestmentWhile analysts have raised concerns that the changes could stifle foreign investment, Shell is staying the course.“We’re not thinking about pulling back,” Fonseca said. “As a matter of fact, we’re planning to invest more heavily in 2020 than we did in 2019.”Eventually, Shell expects to produce oil in Mexico, having snapped up 11 blocks in the country’s most competitive offshore oil auctions, and transport it to the company’s U.S. refineries for processing. Shell would then sell the refined product back to Mexicans.The company also aims to have 1,500 service stations open in Mexico over the next five years and is looking to launch its first electric car charging station in Mexico this year, said Fonseca. It plans to invest about $1 billion in the coming decade in service stations and other infrastructure, and aims to double the number of employees in its fuel retail business in Mexico over the next five years.Shell’s plan to boost fuel imports relies on the opening this year of two new terminals in Tuxpan and Tula owned by Mexico City-based Invex, which will bring its product by ship from its Deer Park, Texas, refinery complex on the U.S. Gulf Coast, a joint venture between Shell and PMI, Pemex’s trading arm, and other refineries on the Gulf coast. The company began importing by rail last year.Even so, Mexico’s lack of energy infrastructure and market uncertainties could affect whether Shell succeeds in increasing imports. While foreign companies including BP Plc, Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp have begun bringing in their own fuel, many gasoline retailers continue to rely on Pemex for the bulk of their supply needs because it owns the vast majority of storage terminals and pipelines.“We need to take a look at it on an almost month-by-month basis,” Fonseca said. “But rest assured, we’re going to increase the supply envelope.”(Adds additional information on Shell’s fuel retail business in eighth paragraph. An earlier version corrected a company statement about the percentage of fuel Shell imports into Mexico, in second paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Amy Stillman in Mexico City at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: David Marino at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jessica SummersFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc is seeking a bigger share of Mexico's fuel market, even as regulatory changes make it harder for foreign companies to compete.
Shares of newly-listed Saudi Arabian Oil Co., or Saudi Aramco, have suffered on fears of all-out war between the United States and Iran, but there are unique features that should prevent an outright selloff. That's according to IPO Edge Editor-in-Chief John Jannarone, who spoke to Cheddar TV in an interview available here. Jannarone explained that […]
Saudi Aramco shares have tumbled 10% from their peak levels less than a month after IPO, however, it still looks too expensive compared to peers. Last week the U.S. ordered a drone strike which killed Iran’s most prominent general Qassem Soleimani and caused crude oil futures (UK:BRN00) to briefly top $70 over fears of supply issues. The oil price gain boosted Aramco’s western peers, with Royal Dutch Shell (UK:RDSA) up 3.4% over the first six days of the year, BP (UK:BP) gaining 5.5%, and Exxon Mobil (XOM) rowing 1.6%.
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British drivers are already feeling the impact of surging oil prices and 2020 could see fuel prices rise even further, U.K. motor company the RAC said.
European stocks tumbled and oil prices soared on Friday after a top Iranian commander was killed in a U.S. airstrike at Baghdad’s airport.
The FTSE 100 fell on Friday but avoided heavier losses as oil prices surged following the U.S. killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
Activist investors are beginning to see the oil industry as a ‘toxic’ sector much like the big tobacco industry, but not all is lost for big oil companies
Energy has been the worst stock sector this year and for the past decade. The next 10 years could be better, as the industry scales back spending on new oil and natural-gas projects and returns more cash to shareholders. Royal Dutch Shell has adopted the investor-friendly approach and could be the best play among the global supermajors.
Shell has become the second oil major in a short period of time that writes down billions in energy assets, citing weak demand growth and low natural gas prices a the main reasons
(Bloomberg) -- Oil erased almost an entire week of advances as chart-watching traders tested a key price barrier.Futures in New York fell 1.2% on Friday, a day after closing at a three-month high. Selling accelerated after a foray above $61 a barrel petered out, a bearish technical signal. The next key threshold is at the $60 level, traders said.On the fundamental front, U.S.-China trade negotiations slogged on against the backdrop of shrinking American crude inventories. Crude eked out a third consecutive weekly advance with a 0.6% increase.New York futures are on track for the strongest December performance since 2002 as prospects for a trade truce brightened between the world’s two largest economic powers. An agreement between OPEC and allied producers to deepen supply cuts has also supported prices.“Brace yourself for $60,” said Robert Yawger, futures director at Mizuho Securities USA LLC in New York. A dip to $60 “would supersize the amount and speed of the exit” by speculators.West Texas Intermediate crude for February delivery fell 74 cents to settle at $60.44 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Brent for February delivery slid 40 cents to $66.14 on the London-based ICE Futures Europe Exchange. The global benchmark crude traded at $5.70 premium to WTI for the same month.\--With assistance from Grant Smith.To contact the reporter on this story: Kriti Gupta in New York at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: David Marino at firstname.lastname@example.org, Joe Carroll, Christine BuurmaFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Royal Dutch Shell said on Friday (December 20) it expected to write down up to $2.3 billion in the fourth quarter. It's the latest major energy company forced to shrink estimates due to a weaker economic outlook. In a trading update ahead of full year results, Shell also lowered its oil products sales forecast - pointing to its first annual slowdown in sales since at least 2014. The Anglo-Dutch company warned in October that trade tensions between the U.S. and China - the world's two largest energy consumers - could hurt its performance. Shell said it expected post-tax impairment charges between $1.7 billion and $2.3 billion for the quarter. Since October, rivals Chevron, Equinor and Spain's Repsol have written down a total of around $20 billion - mostly in U.S. shale gas assets due to lower long-term gas prices. Shell shares fell over a percent on Friday, compared with slight gains on the broader European energy index. The energy giant, which had beaten third-quarter profit expectations on strong oil and gas trading, also warned that higher taxes would hit earnings in the fourth quarter.