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Royal Dutch Shell Plc LSE:RDSA London Ordinary Share GB00B03MLX29 'A' ORD EUR0.07
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -16.00 -1.13% 1,396.80 1,397.00 1,397.60 1,410.60 1,390.80 1,404.20 4,785,763 16:35:18
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05/11/2020
12:47
Shell to acquire stake in Transkei, Algoa blocks offshore South Africa Oil & GasUpstreamOffshore By NS Energy Staff Writer 05 Nov 2020 The company will acquire 50% working interest and operatorship in the two exploration blocks oil-industry-3272673_640 Impact to sell stake in Transkei and Algoa blocks offshore South Africa. (Credit: wasi1370 from Pixabay.) Impact Africa, a wholly-owned subsidiary of African-focused exploration company Impact Oil & Gas, has signed an agreement with BG International to farm-out a 50% stake in Transkei and Algoa exploration blocks, offshore South Africa. As per the terms of the deal, BG International’s parent company, Royal Dutch Shell will acquire 50% working interest and operatorship in the two exploration blocks. Shell will also have an option to purchase an additional 5% working stake should the joint venture decide to move into the third renewal period that is expected to happen in 2024. According to Impact, though the Transkei & Algoa blocks are part of the same licence, they have different geological settings. Located in the South Outeniqua Basin, Algoa block is in a short distance east of Block 11B/12B and contains Brulpadda gas condensate discovery. Recently, Total announced a further significant gas condensate discovery in the block, after drilling the Luiperd-1X exploration well. The Transkei block is located north-east of Algoa in the Natal Trough Basin. Impact has discovered highly material prospectivity associated with several large submarine fan bodies at Natal Trough Basin. Impact Oil & Gas CEO Siraj Ahmed said: “We are delighted to have secured a farm-out partner of Shell’s calibre, highlighting the significant value potential of our exceptional South African exploration portfolio. “Shell joins the Transkei & Algoa licence at a very exciting time for exploration drilling in South Africa. “They bring substantial exploration expertise, with particular understanding of the potential of offshore South Africa, and an agreed strategy to accelerate the work programme to build upon the considerable work already undertaken by Impact and the previous JV partnership.” Impact and Shell to acquire 6,000km² of 3D seismic data The transaction is subject to customary conditions including the Government of South Africa approval. Upon completion of the deal, both Impact and Shell are planning to acquire more than 6,000km² of 3D seismic data during the first available seismic window.
ariane
05/11/2020
07:38
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sarkasm
04/11/2020
13:13
Https://www.offshore-energy.biz/shell-joins-south-african-block-close-to-totals-gas-discoveries/
the grumpy old men
04/11/2020
06:07
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waldron
03/11/2020
20:12
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ariane
03/11/2020
17:35
BARRONS.COM Royal Dutch Shell Stock Has Been Battered by the Pandemic. Here’s Why It Just Got 2 Upgrades. By Barbara Kollmeyer Nov. 3, 2020 11:17 am ET Text size The oil major Shell surprised investors with a dividend hike after returning to profit in the third quarter, beating expectations. Shares of Royal Dutch Shell have more than halved this year, as the Covid-19 pandemic has crushed demand for the commodity But shares got a boost on Tuesday after two separate analyst upgrades. Cowen’s Jason Gabelman and George Kuhle upgraded Shell to outperform from market perform, lifting their price target to $31 per share. The stock, which has lost 53% year to date as crude prices have dropped 37%, gained over 2% on Tuesday. The Cowen analysts pointed to last week’s earnings from Shell as the rationale for the move. The oil major surprised investors with a dividend hike after returning to profit in the third quarter, beating expectations. Shell had slashed its dividend in April as lockdowns caused oil demand to collapse. Shell introduced lower capital expenditure guidance by refocusing its upstream portfolio, putting it on a path to improve free cash flow with potential acceleration of shareholder returns by early 2022, said the analysts. With plans to cut debt to $65 billion from $73.5 billion, Shell said it would distribute around 20% to 30% of cash flow from operations back to shareholders once the target was achieved. “We forecast RDS will hit its $65 billion net debt around YE21 before accounting for its planned $4B /yr. divestments or cost cuts,” said the Cowen analysts. Morgan Stanley analysts, meanwhile, lifted Shell to overweight from equal-weight, noting that its new distribution policy “sends an important signal about insiders’ confidence in the firm’s cash generating ability.”
ariane
03/11/2020
15:33
Oil & Gas Jamie Ashcroft 14:58 Tue 03 Nov 2020 Shell shares could see 20% upside says City analyst Morgan Stanley rates Shell as 'overweight' and sets a new 1,180p price target. Royal Dutch Shell PLC - Shell shares could see 20% upside says City analyst Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSB) is the preferred ‘big energy’ stock for analysts at Morgan Stanley, with the American bank lifting its rating to ‘overweight217;. Morgan Stanley has set a new 1,180p price target (current price: 994p), up from 991p. Moreover, analyst Martijn Rats highlights that sector-wide the oil majors performed better than expected during the third quarter against a challenging backdrop, in which share prices have dropped by around 8%. Rats noted that important uncertainties remain for both the short and long term, and, not all companies face the same risks. But, the analyst highlighted that for the first time in a while he can argue that Shell offers greater than 20% of potential share price upside. “Shell's new financial framework and dividend policy send a strong signal about management's confidence in the firm's cash generating ability. “With a dividend yield of 5.4% and new guidance for annual dividend growth of 4%, Shell shares offer a steady-state total return of around 9.4% per year.” Morgan Stanley meanwhile upgrades BP to an ‘equal weight’ rating up from ‘underweight’. “Our Underweight rating for BP was driven by its uncertain earnings and cash flow outlook - even if its strategy is successful - and lack of dividend growth prospects. Following underperformance and its yield expanding to 8.1%, we suspect these factors are also discounted,” the analyst said. Proactiveinvestors
ariane
03/11/2020
13:42
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ariane
03/11/2020
11:15
http://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/royal-dutch-shell-RDSA/share-news/Royal-Dutch-Shell-plc-Publication-Of-Prospectus-Su/83592622
ariane
02/11/2020
14:30
Shell buys outstanding 51% of Chinese gas station JV Nov. 2, 2020 9:10 AM ET|About: Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A)|By: Carl Surran, SA News Editor Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) +3.4% pre-market following a Bloomberg report that it acquired full control of one of its gas station joint ventures in China. Shell has agreed to pay ~1B yuan ($149M) for 51% of the in Chongqing Doyen Shell Petroleum and Chemical joint venture it did not already own, according to the report. China National Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:PTR) and Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) had a combined 46% market share in China's gasoline retailing market in 2018, while foreign-owned stations accounted for only 4%, Deloitte said in a report last year. Shell last week reported better than expected Q3 earnings and raised its dividend, six months after cutting its payout for the first time since World War II.
ariane
02/11/2020
06:58
OIL nearing $34 $30 cometh in weakness this week thinks buywell
buywell3
31/10/2020
14:54
Https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/10/31/bp-vs-total-which-oil-company-is-better-positioned/ BP vs. Total: Which Oil Company Is Better Positioned for a Green Energy Transition? Two oil giants are making big bets about the future. Which approach is the better option for long-term investors? Reuben Gregg Brewer Reuben Gregg Brewer (TMFReubenGBrewer) Oct 31, 2020 at 10:35AM Author Bio European oil giants BP (NYSE:BP) and Total (NYSE:TOT) have both taken stands on clean energy, with each pledging its support for alternatives to oil. However, there's a notable difference in the business trajectories these integrated energy giants are taking. Here's a look at what the companies are doing, and what it could mean for investors. The quick change artist In August, BP cut its dividend in half. For dividend investors that was terrible news, but it was, to some degree, a sign of the times. The economic closures used to slow the spread of COVID-19 earlier in 2020 led to a massive drop in demand for oil and natural gas. With excess supply piling up in storage, energy prices plunged, and BP's top and bottom lines went along for the ride. However, there was more to this cut than meets the eye. Two hands holding blocks spelling out the words RISK and REWARD. Image source: Getty Images. Around the same time, BP announced it had a new business strategy. Basically, the global energy giant is shifting toward clean energy. That keeps it in line with current feelings toward carbon fuels as the world grapples with fears around climate change. However, it's a big change for an oil company to go green. For starters, BP intends to cut its oil and gas production by 40% by 2030, less than 10 years from now. Meanwhile, it wants to make a 10-fold increase in the number of electric vehicle charging points it owns, and a 20-fold increase in the amount of clean energy it produces. By 2030 40% of the company's capital spending is likely to be dedicated to low-carbon and clean-energy businesses. This is a "jump in with both feet" approach. If something goes wrong along the way, there's not much fallback room. The problem with this is that BP is one of the most heavily leveraged oil majors, with its roughly 1.1-times debt to equity ratio above those of all of its major peers. So it doesn't have much wiggle room. And it's counting on the oil business, which it will be shrinking, to fund its clean energy push. If oil's price recovery is slower than expected or there's lingering industry weakness, it could be hard for BP to generate the cash it needs to cover its debt load and its new business plan. Easy does it Total is looking to make big changes as well, but it's taking a drastically different approach as it looks to shift toward cleaner energy alternatives. It is projecting that its oil production will decline from 55% of sales in 2019 to 35% in 2030. However, natural gas production will increase from 40% to 50%. Natural gas is cleaner than oil and is viewed as a key transition fuel as the world reduces its carbon footprint. That said, Total's overall sales are projected to be higher, so oil and gas sales will actually be up slightly over that time frame -- not lower, as BP is planning. The remaining 15% of sales in 2030 will come from clean energy and electricity, up from 5% in 2019. That 5% figure is noteworthy, since Total has been more consistent in its investment in clean energy and electricity. For example, it has owned a stake in SunPower since 2011. BP, meanwhile, tried to rebrand as "Beyond Petroleum" at one point, signifying a shift toward clean energy. But it ended up dropping the idea and selling much of what it acquired in what proved to be an ill-conceived business plan. Total's capital spending plan is more nuanced as well. Between 2015 and 2019 Total spent about 10% of its capital budget on clean energy. It will up that to 15% between 2021 and 2025, and then 20% between 2025 and 2030. The goal is still to use the legacy oil business to fund a transition to clean energy, but to do it gradually and without materially shrinking what has historically been a very profitable segment. The big change in the oil business is that Total intends to refocus around its lowest-cost oil and gas operations so it can better compete in a world with low energy prices. BP Debt to Equity Ratio Chart BP Debt to Equity Ratio data by YCharts While Total also has a relatively heavy debt load, with debt to equity sitting at 0.77 times, the approach it is taking provides more wiggle room should things not pan out as expected. And it can always speed up its transition should it want or need to. It's a more balanced approach that conservative, long-term investors will likely find appealing. Which company is right? Nobody on Wall Street has a crystal ball, so it's impossible to know if BP's plan to effectively go all in or Total's slower shift will work out better. However, there is a fairly obvious risk/reward trade-off in each approach. If everything works as planned, BP will end up a big winner, and Total will look like it's moving relatively slowly. But it's worth noting that Total will still be moving in the right direction. U.S. peers ExxonMobil and Chevron are sticking with oil for now, which some might see as short-sighted. If the transition doesn't play out as BP is expecting, it could end up flat-footed and behind the pack because it is materially shrinking its oil and gas business. BP isn't exactly taking an all-or-nothing stance, but weak returns in the clean energy space could be a huge drag on the company's overall results. Total, on the other hand, will likely be able to take some setbacks in stride, since it is basically looking to maintain and upgrade its oil and gas business while still building a clean energy operation. For conservative investors, Total's approach looks more appealing. And it's worth noting that Total believes it can continue to support its hefty 10% dividend yield and fund its business transition as long as oil prices stay around $40 a barrel (though they've recently sunk below that level, so there is still dividend risk here). Still, the line in the sand aside, Total should be appealing to dividend investors looking to invest in the out-of-favor energy sector, with a bit of a clean energy hedge thrown in as a bonus.
gibbs1
30/10/2020
17:36
Brent Crude Oil NYMEX 37.53 -1.60% Gasoline NYMEX 1.02 -0.71% Natural Gas NYMEX 3.30 -0.57% WTI 35.315 USD -2.40% FTSE 100 5,577.27 -0.08% Dow Jones 26,365.21 -1.10% CAC 40 4,594.24 +0.54% SBF 120 3,640.89 +0.46% Euro STOXX 50 2,958.21 +0.13% DAX 11,556.48 -0.36% Ftse Mib 17,958.69 +0.48% Índice Bovespa 94,372.62 -2.29% S&P ASX 200 5,927.6 -0.55% Eni 6.011 +1.57% Total 25.82 +2.75% Engie 10.385 +1.12% Orange 9.63 +0.31% Bp 196.6 +1.62% Vodafone 103 -0.48% Royal Dutch Shell A 965.4 +3.51% Royal Dutch Shell B 929 +3.42% Tullow Oil (TLW) 19.865 0.69 (3.60%)
waldron
30/10/2020
11:39
Calum Muirhead 11:07 Fri 30 Oct 2020 Shell upgraded to equal weight as Barclays says new framework addresses key concerns The bank said the oil giant's framework set “clear priorities for dividend growth, debt reduction, additional shareholder returns and further growth” Royal Dutch Shell PLC (LON:RDSB) has been upgraded to ‘equal weight’ from ‘underweight’ by analysts at Barclays, who said the company’s new framework had addressed their “key concern” after the oil giant reinstated dividends in its results on Thursday. In a note on Friday, the bank also reiterated its 1,500p target price on the FTSE 100 firm and said the framework set “clear priorities for dividend growth, debt reduction, additional shareholder returns and further growth”. “On our own numbers we expect Shell to hit its new target net debt level [of US$65bn] in at the end of 2021 with the potential for US$2-6bn (2-7%) extra returns to shareholders per year beyond this”, Barclays said. The bank added that the framework aligned with its own approach and “should help demonstrate the real strengths that Shell has in a lower carbon world”. “We believe there is more to come from Shell strategically, but it is the combination of the establishment of a financial framework together with the potential cash generation we see that leads us to lift our rating to Equal Weight. We see close to 70% potential upside to our 1500p [price target]”, the bank added. Shell’s new framework includes cutting 9,000 staff in order to reduce its debts while also cutting the number of refineries it owns to six from 14. The company also said oil may have reached its “high point” and its production was unlikely to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which battered economies and sharply reduced demand for ‘black gold’. Shares in Shell were up 1.5% at 911.8p in mid-morning trading. Proactiveinvestors
la forge
30/10/2020
07:42
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waldron
29/10/2020
17:38
The Hague, October 29, 2020 - The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS" or the "Company") today announced an interim dividend in respect of the third quarter of 2020 of US$ 0.1665 per A ordinary share ("A Share") and B ordinary share ("B Share"). Chair of the Board of Royal Dutch Shell, Chad Holliday commented: "The Board has reviewed Shell's recent performance and its plans to grow its businesses of the future, and we are confident that Shell can sustainably grow its shareholder distributions as well as invest for growth. As a result, the Board has decided to increase the dividend per share to 16.65 US cents for the third quarter 2020. The Board has additionally approved a cash allocation framework for Shell which, on reducing its net debt to $65 billion, will target total shareholder distributions of 20-30% of cash flow from operations."
ariane
29/10/2020
17:35
Announcement date October 29, 2020 Ex-dividend date November 12, 2020 Record date November 13, 2020 Closing of currency election date (see Note below) November 27, 2020 Pounds sterling and euro equivalents announcement date December 3, 2020 Payment date December 16, 2020 Note A different currency election date may apply to shareholders holding shares in a securities account with a bank or financial institution ultimately holding through Euroclear Nederland. This may also apply to other shareholders who do not hold their shares either directly on the Register of Members or in the corporate sponsored nominee arrangement. Shareholders can contact their broker, financial intermediary, bank or financial institution for the election deadline that applies.
ariane
29/10/2020
14:15
LONDON -- Royal Dutch Shell PLC said it would start raising its dividend again -- after slashing it just months earlier -- and planned to eventually increase shareholder payouts further, projecting an upbeat assessment of its ability to weather the pandemic-induced oil-demand shock. The pandemic forced Shell to reduce its dividend by two-thirds in April -- its first cut since World War II -- and helped trigger a restructuring of the company, part of a broader plan at Shell to accelerate investments in low-carbon energy. The company is now increasing its dividend 4% to 16.65 cents a share and said that once it has reduced its debt to $65 billion, it would aim to give 20% to 30% of cash flow from operations back to shareholders. Shell's debt was $73.5 billion at the end of September. "The strength of our performance gives us the confidence to lay out our strategic direction, resume dividend growth and to provide clarity on the cash allocation framework, with clear parameters to increase shareholder distributions," said Chief Executive Ben van Beurden. Shell now plans to spend 25% of its annual $19 billion-to-$22 billion investment budget on "the future of energy businesses" which include marketing, power, hydrogen and biofuels, up from an average of 11% over the past three years. Shell intends to focus on investing in oil projects that have the highest returns, while growing its liquefied natural gas business. It will shrink its refining portfolio to six energy and chemical parks, from the current 14 sites. The accelerated investment plans in low-carbon energy follow a similar move by BP PLC, which said in September it would cut its oil and gas production by 40% over the next decade and increase its expenditure on renewables and other low-carbon energy sources. Mr. van Beurden declined to say whether Shell's oil production would shrink, saying the company was focused on value, not volume. The company plans to cut up to 9,000 jobs, about 11% of its workforce, following similar cost-saving moves at Chevron Corp. and BP. Shell's third-quarter performance was hurt by lower refining margins and a fall in refining activity, along with lower margins in its LNG business, as lower crude prices started to filter through to LNG contracts linked to oil prices. Refining can act as a hedge for major oil companies during times of lower energy prices, but recently even these areas haven't been as profitable. Refining margins have in the past risen when oil prices fell, but fuel demand is also weak, with people driving and flying less because of Covid-19. Shell said that its gas-trading results were lower than during the comparable period a year ago. BP, which posted earnings earlier this week, also said trading suffered. Shell further reduced the value of its giant floating gas project Prelude by around $1 billion. In July, the company cut the value of its assets by $16.8 billion and didn't give a breakdown of projects affected, but about $4 billion was attributed to Prelude, said a person familiar with the matter. During the second quarter, oil prices plummeted as countries locked down to slow the spread of the virus. More recently, lower volatility has reduced trading opportunities as Brent oil prices have stabilized at around $40 a barrel. Shell reported a third-quarter profit on a net current-cost-of-supplies basis -- a figure similar to the net income that U.S. oil companies report -- of $177 million Thursday. That compared with a profit of $6.08 billion in the same period last year. The company said that its marketing division reported strong margins, which helped offset lower sales volumes. Shell's shares traded up 1.5% Thursday. "We have challenged the lack of a clear financial framework since the dividend cut in April, and the plan set out by the Shell management team clearly addresses this," said Lydia Rainforth, an analyst at Barclays. Shell said it would give more information in February on how its restructuring feeds into its strategy, including details on its future portfolio, and plans for low-carbon energy investments. Its gearing level -- net debt as a percentage of total capital -- was 31.4% for the three months to the end of September, down from 32.7% in the previous quarter and above the company's target of 25%. The company said it expected divestment proceeds of $4 billion a year on average, helping reduce net debt. U.S. oil giants Chevron and Exxon Mobil Corp. are due to report results Friday. Exxon has already indicated a potential loss from its oil-and-gas production business. Write to Sarah McFarlane at sarah.mcfarlane@wsj.com (END) Dow Jones Newswires October 29, 2020 09:37 ET (13:37 GMT)
waldron
29/10/2020
12:23
Shell lifts payout a hair, hopes to resume dividend growth Oct. 29, 2020 4:24 AM ET|About: Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A)|By: Yoel Minkoff, SA News Editor Following a tough week for oil, Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) shares climbed 1.3% in premarket trade after a better-than-expected Q3 earnings report and accompanying dividend raise. The payout will rise by around 4% to 16.65 U.S. cents for Q3 and on annual basis going forward (subject to board approval), just six months after the oil major slashed its dividend for the first time since World War II (cutting the payout by 66%). Shell ADSs are listed on the NYSE under symbols RDS.A and RDS.B. As each ADS represents two ordinary shares, their dividends will be increased to $0.333, from $0.32 a share. Prior to this year's cut, the dividend was $0.94. Hit by lower oil prices and weaker refining, Shell's adjusted net income was $955M for Q3, down 80% from the same period a year ago, but better than even the highest analyst estimate. "Our sector-leading cash flows will enable us to grow our businesses of the future while increasing shareholder distributions, making us a compelling investment case," CEO Ben van Beurden said in a statement. "The strength of our performance gives us the confidence to lay out our strategic direction, resume dividend growth and to provide clarity on the cash allocation framework, with clear parameters to increase shareholder distributions." As part of that plan to reduce its emissions to net zero by 2050, Shell said it would transform its "refining portfolio from the current fourteen sites into six high-value energy and chemicals parks." It will also "extend leadership in liquefied natural gas to enable decarbonisation of key markets and sectors."
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