RDSB.L - Royal Dutch Shell plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
2,226.50
-19.50 (-0.87%)
At close: 4:40PM BST
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Previous close2,246.00
Open2,249.00
Bid2,235.50 x 0
Ask2,236.00 x 0
Day's range2,224.50 - 2,259.00
52-week range2,160.00 - 2,647.00
Volume4,998,104
Avg. volume6,033,341
Market cap178.029B
Beta (3Y monthly)1.29
PE ratio (TTM)8.97
EPS (TTM)248.20
Earnings dateN/A
Forward dividend & yield1.52 (6.81%)
Ex-dividend date2019-08-15
1y target est36.11
  • Reuters - UK Focus

    Canadian E.Coast LNG export plans progress with Pieridae's Shell deal

    Pieridae Energy moved closer to building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal on Canada's East Coast after taking ownership of fields from Royal Dutch Shell which will feed gas into the plant, the company said. The Goldboro LNG terminal would be the first on Canada's East Coast and compete with the growing number of plants on the U.S. Gulf Coast, hoping its shorter distance to Europe and further west will help sell its LNG by cutting shipping costs.

  • PR Newswire

    ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC - Transaction in Own Shares

    Transaction in Own Shares October 17, 2019 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Royal Dutch Shell plc (the ‘Company’) announces that on October 17, 2019 it purchased the following number of "A" Shares ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 1-Shell aims to operate Egypt concessions in H2, 2020

    Royal Dutch Shell is aiming to start operating in its concession areas in Egypt in the second half of 2020, a senior executive said. Shell won three oil and two gas concessions in Egypt in February. Eni, BP and Exxon Mobil also won some of a total of 12 tenders as Egypt looks to sustain an investment upswing spurred by major discoveries.

  • Oilprice.com

    A Draconian Crackdown Looms Over Natural Gas

    Natural Gas is coming up against increasingly strong resistance from environmental activists and the public in general, leading some to question whether it will face the same fate as coal

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 1-Nigeria govt can't recover $62 bln sought from oil majors -minister

    Oil minister Timipre Sylva said Nigeria knows it cannot recover $62 billion from oil majors despite ongoing cases against the companies for money the government believes it is owed. "Nobody can bring out that kind of money," Sylva told reporters after a weekly cabinet meeting in Abuja. Nigeria has been fighting for the cash under a 1990s law that states it can revisit production-sharing contracts on oil output if crude prices exceed $20 a barrel.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 1-Oil output at Kazakhstan's Kashagan falls due to unplanned maintenance

    Production of oil and gas condensate at Kazakhstan's giant Kashagan project has decreased since Oct. 6 due to unplanned maintenance, the energy ministry told Reuters, adding that the repairs were completed on Tuesday. Two industry sources said on Wednesday that daily production at Kashagan had fallen to 40,300 tonnes (294,000 barrels) on average from 50,000 tonnes (365,000 barrels) in early October. The sources said the drop in production followed a loss of pressure at one compressor and subsequent maintenance.

  • China Beats U.S. 8-1 When It Comes to Charging Electric Cars
    Bloomberg

    China Beats U.S. 8-1 When It Comes to Charging Electric Cars

    (Bloomberg) -- There are almost as many places to charge your electric vehicle in Beijing as there are in the entire United States.China, the world’s biggest market for EVs, has about eight public chargers for each one in the U.S., according to the latest counts. That imbalance likely will become more pronounced as China champions the technology spurring automakers to pivot away from gas guzzlers and accelerates its rollout of electric pumps, enlisting energy giants Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc along the way.A new-energy vehicle development plan under consideration by Chinese officials and intended to shape the sector through 2035 will set new goals for boosting the number of public and private chargers, a person familiar with the proposal said in September. The nation is said to be weighing a target for 60% of all automobiles sold to run on electric motors by then.All told, China’s electric fleet may swell to 162 million vehicles by 2040, according to forecasts by BloombergNEF.“The availability of charging facilities has been rising pretty quickly,” said Jing Kai, deputy head of the Beijing unit at Qingdao TGOOD Electric Co., which has the country’s largest network of charging plugs. “The goal is to help EV users charge their cars wherever they go, making it as easy as buying a bottle of water.” China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which oversees policy making for the auto sector, didn’t respond to a faxed query.EVs are essential to President Xi Jinping’s blueprint for creating a manufacturing superpower by 2025. The nation is building at least 20 “EV towns” for carmakers and ancillary industries, and it spent more than $30 billion subsidizing EV sales. China accounts for more than half of global EV sales.U.S. automakers are moving at a slower pace, with Tesla Inc. generating most EV sales. The U.S. subsidizes some purchases, yet those benefits phase out, and BNEF forecasts sales will slump this year.China had 466,101 public charging points by the end of last month, according to the China Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance. That includes more than 54,000 in Beijing alone.By comparison, there were 60,652 electric nozzles in the U.S. as of June 25, according to BNEF. California has the most of any state with 19,000 — or about the same amount China adds in an average month.With global EV sales forecast to rise to 56 million units by 2040, compared with about 2 million last year, there’s a need to vastly increase the number of publicly accessible chargers — not just to serve the expanding fleet but also to convince wavering consumers they can switch to electric models without fear of being stuck on the highway with an empty battery.As the speed of charging pumps increases, motorists increasingly are likely to refuel at workplaces, shopping malls or on the highway.In the U.S., automakers such as Tesla and Volkswagen AG are leading the push to add more chargers, including high-speed units. The number of points could surpass 400,000 by 2025, according to a forecast by Wood Mackenzie Ltd.Globally, there could be as many as 20 million public charging points installed by 2030, the International Energy Agency forecasts.Yet even in China, a nation with more chargers than any other, drivers still get frustrated trying to find a spot to juice up.Tom He drives a 25-seater Nanjing Golden Dragon Bus Co. Skywell minivan to shuttle workers between home and workplaces in Beijing, and he can cover as many as 160 kilometers (99 miles) on a single charge.“It’s not that easy to find an EV charging place,” He said. “It drives people crazy when you can’t charge them.” Costs also are a consideration, and it’s not uncommon to see EV owners lining up to use charging stations at night when electricity prices are lower, TGOOD’s Jing said. The company operates more than 131,000 connectors that fit almost all EV models in China, according to data compiled by BNEF.“There’s still a long way to go and a lot of issues we need to crack,” Jing said.Billions of dollars in government funding previously directed at lowering vehicle sticker prices now is being channeled, in part, toward expanding the number of charging stations, industry minister Miao Wei said in March. Some local authorities are offering incentives to lower construction costs for developers and to cut charging fees for consumers.There’s a risk that China is rushing too fast to install chargers, especially since the overall car market recorded falling sales in 15 of the past 16 months. That’s contributing to fears the nation’s EV bubble is bursting.Still, BP and Shell, among the energy industry’s biggest investors in cleaner technologies, are making moves to join China’s expansion.London-based BP in August agreed to form a joint venture with ride-hailing company DiDi Chuxing Inc. The companies opened a pilot site in Guangzhou with 10 fast-charging units.Shell, which has acquired two companies in the charging sector in the past two years, installed its first EV pump at a regular gas station in Tianjin.China’s national rollout means some provinces have more chargers than European nations. The western province of Xinjiang has more public pumps than Turkey or Hungary, while Tibet has more than Belarus and Serbia, BNEF data shows.“It’s a challenging job to become competitive in the charging equipment business, but we kept investing heavily in leading technologies,” said Yu Dexiang, founder of TGOOD. “Companies that fail to do these things in the future will be gradually eliminated.”  \--With assistance from David Stringer, Ying Tian, Hannah Dormido, Leonard Kehnscherper and Kevin Dharmawan.To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Tighe at mtighe4@bloomberg.net, Young-Sam ChoFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 2-Operations at two California refineries hit by earthquake

    A small earthquake on Monday night hit operations at two oil refineries in Martinez, California, the companies said on Tuesday. Marathon Petroleum Corp said it was working to return its 161,500-barrel-per-day refinery to normal operations following a quake centered in nearby Pleasant Hill, with a magnitude of 4.5. "Marathon Petroleum personnel are working to assess integrity of equipment to ensure a safe restart and return to normal operations," the company said in a statement.

  • Exclusive: No choice but to invest in oil, Shell CEO says
    Reuters

    Exclusive: No choice but to invest in oil, Shell CEO says

    Royal Dutch Shell still sees abundant opportunity to make money from oil and gas in coming decades even as investors and governments increase pressure on energy companies over climate change, its chief executive said. Shell, which supplies around 3% of the world's energy, set out in 2017 a plan to halve the intensity of its greenhouse emissions by the middle of the century, based in large part on building one of the world's biggest power businesses. A defiant van Beurden rejected a rising chorus from climate activists and parts of the investor community to transform radically the 112-year-old Anglo-Dutch company's traditional business model.

  • Greenpeace activists climb Shell North Sea platform saying 'clean up you mess'
    Reuters

    Greenpeace activists climb Shell North Sea platform saying 'clean up you mess'

    Greenpeace activists boarded two Royal Dutch Shell oil platforms in the British North Sea on Monday in protest against plans to leave parts of the giant structures in place after production shuts down. Shell confirmed that protesters boarded the Brent Alpha platform and the Brent Bravo concrete legs.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    REFILE-Greenpeace activists climb Shell North Sea platform saying "clean up your mess"

    Greenpeace activists boarded two Royal Dutch Shell oil platforms in the British North Sea on Monday in protest against plans to leave parts of the giant structures in place after production shuts down. Shell confirmed that protesters boarded the Brent Alpha platform and the Brent Bravo concrete legs. Shell is in the process of dismantling the 40-year-old Brent field east of the Shetland islands, in what is known as decommissioning, as its oil and gas reserves dwindle after producing more than 500,000 barrels a day at their peak in the 1980s.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 3-French energy giant Total to buy 37% stake in India's Adani Gas

    BENGALURU/NEW DELHI, Oct 14 (Reuters) - French energy giant Total SA said on Monday it will buy a 37.4% stake in Indian gas distribution company Adani Gas, as it looks to capitalise on India's push for cleaner sources of energy. Total will pay about $866 million for the stake in Adani Gas, which will ramp up its presence in a market that is expected to become the second biggest driver of global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) market, after China.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 2-Oil producers, refiners face surging global freight rates after U.S. sanctions

    HOUSTON/NEW YORK/LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Rates to charter oil tankers from the Arab Gulf, United Kingdom and the U.S. Gulf Coast to Asia surged to fresh highs on Friday as global oil traders grappled with a tanker shortage in the aftermath of U.S. sanctions on units of Chinese giant COSCO. Occidental Petroleum Corp tentatively chartered a supertanker to ship U.S. crude from the U.S. Gulf Coast to Asia for a record $15.8 million this week, three sources said on Friday.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    Race for German utility EWE down to two suitors - sources

    The number of suitors for a minority stake in EWE has been boiled down to two as the one of the year's biggest utility deals in Germany edges towards the finishing line, three people close to the matter said. A consortium comprised of Australian infrastructure investor Macquarie and German insurer Allianz is vying with French buyout group Ardian for the stake, which could be valued at 1.2 billion to 1.4 billion euros ($1.3-$1.5 billion), they said. EWE and the suitors either declined to comment or were not immediately available for comment.

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 3-Brazil raises $2.2 bln in oil auction; Total, Petronas invest big

    Ten companies on Thursday agreed to pay more than $2 billion for the exploration and production rights in 12 offshore oil blocks in Brazil, in what could be a promising sign for even bigger upcoming oil auctions. The most heavily sought after areas in the Thursday auction directly border Brazil's so-called pre-salt area, a coveted zone in which billions of barrels of oil are trapped under a thick layer of salt beneath the ocean floor. The biggest move came from a France's Total SA, which, in a consortium with Malaysia's Petronas and Qatar Petroleum, dropped 4.029 billion reais for one block abutting the pre-salt area.

  • Shell, Mitsubishi, KKR on Eneco auction shortlist - sources
    Reuters

    Shell, Mitsubishi, KKR on Eneco auction shortlist - sources

    Royal Dutch Shell , Japan's Mitsubishi Corp and private equity firm KKR have made the final round in an auction for Dutch utility Eneco, three sources close to the matter said. Eneco, estimated by analysts to be worth about 3 billion euros, aims to wrap up the process by Christmas. Royal Dutch Shell has teamed with Dutch pension fund manager PGGM while KKR has teamed with Dutch lender Rabobank, the sources said.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    Shell, Mitsubishi, KKR on Eneco auction shortlist -sources

    Royal Dutch Shell, Japan's Mitsubishi Corp and private equity firm KKR have made the final round in an auction for Dutch utility Eneco, three sources close to the matter said. Eneco, estimated by analysts to be worth about 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion), aims to wrap up the process by Christmas. Royal Dutch Shell has teamed with Dutch pension fund manager PGGM while KKR has teamed with Dutch lender Rabobank, the sources said.

  • Shell to offset carbon emissions for British fuel buyers
    Reuters

    Shell to offset carbon emissions for British fuel buyers

    Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday it would offset the carbon dioxide emissions of around 1.5 million road users in Britain starting later this month under a loyalty scheme. Shell, like other oil companies, has come under pressure from shareholders to show how it plans to reduce its carbon footprint and help cut greenhouse gas emissions, a major cause of global warming. Britons are increasingly concerned about their environmental impact, with thousands of students striking earlier this year and green group Extinction Rebellion carrying out civil disobedience to push for more ambition on climate change.

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