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  1. April 1, 2014

    Shell’s Mr Fixit hammers home a message of capital discipline

    When Ben van Beurden was head of chemicals at Royal Dutch Shell, the then chief executive Peter Voser presented him with an...

  2. March 13, 2014

    Former Shell chief Voser had pay cut to €8.5m

    Peter Voser, Shell’s former chief executive, had his total pay including bonuses cut by more than half to €8.5m last year...

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  1. Oil Industry 2013

    A shift on the part of US independents, many of which have been under pressure from sh...
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  1. October 11, 2013

    US shale is a surprisingly unprofitable miracle

    Financial Times: Do you have any regrets? Peter Voser, retiring chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell: Unconventional did not...

  2. October 6, 2013

    Peter Voser says he regrets Shell’s huge bet on US shale

    Peter Voser said the failure of Royal Dutch Shell’s huge bet on US shale was a big regret of his time as chief executive of...

  3. September 8, 2013

    Nigeria: Oil theft hits production levels

    In 2009, the Niger delta was a mess. Relentless attacks on pipelines and the kidnapping of oil workers had cut the country’s...

  4. August 1, 2013

    Shell writedown is bad news for US shale

    Over the past few years, the oil majors have been punch drunk on US shale. Now comes the hangover. Royal Dutch Shell...

  5. August 1, 2013

    Shell: white noise

    For a company that tries to create as little fuss as possible, Shell produced an exceedingly noisy set of second-quarter...

  6. August 1, 2013

    Shell takes impairment on North America as profit slides

    Royal Dutch Shell took a big writedown on the value of North American shale assets, which combined with trouble in its...

  7. July 9, 2013

    Shell’s unknown chief a perfect fit for oil group’s predicament

    The first reaction from many oil industry insiders to the news of Royal Dutch Shell’s new chief executive was: “Who?” The...

  8. July 9, 2013

    Lombard: NYSE’s Libor victory shows who washes cleanest wins

    NYSE Euronext reputedly delivered a killer pitch for the high-status role of running Libor credit indices and helping...

  9. FT Alphaville

    July 9, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The foreign-law distinction, Egypt and the emirate edition: There’s one thing about how...

  10. July 9, 2013

    Shell chooses Ben van Beurden as chief executive

    Royal Dutch Shell surprised the oil industry by choosing Ben van Beurden, the low-profile head of its refining and marketing...

  11. May 21, 2013

    Shell board grilled on Alaska oil project

    Royal Dutch Shell’s top brass were grilled on Tuesday over their troubled Alaska oil campaign, with some shareholders...

  12. FT Alphaville

    May 3, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks rose for the first time in three days as investors awaited the release of US jobs data and reacted to the ECB’s...

  13. May 2, 2013

    Contenders for top Shell job likely to come from inside group

    Royal Dutch Shell has said it will be looking at both external and internal candidates to replace Peter Voser: but most...

  14. Nick Butler

    May 2, 2013

    The challenge for Shell

    The departure of Peter Voser from Shell may be entirely voluntary and personal but the consequential change of leadership...

  15. May 2, 2013

    Voser leaves stable legacy in helping Shell weather stormy time

    Peter Voser’s decision to retire brings the curtain down on a 29-year career at Royal Dutch Shell that coincided with one of...

  16. May 2, 2013

    Shell CEO: time at the top

    A common language is not the only thing that divides the UK and the US. So does running an oil and gas company. Royal Dutch...

  17. May 2, 2013

    Trio emerge as frontrunners to replace Voser at Shell

    Three senior executives at Royal Dutch Shell have been identified by shareholders and analysts as potential successors to...

  18. March 17, 2013

    Shell executive paid for relocation loss

    Royal Dutch Shell has awarded a former executive director an unusual severance payment, compensating him £848,000 for the...

  19. January 31, 2013

    Setbacks for Shell’s Arctic plans

    Royal Dutch Shell’s ambitious plans to explore for oil in the Arctic this year are clouding over again. Peter Voser, chief...

  20. January 23, 2013

    Ukraine to sign landmark shale gas deal

    Ukraine is expected to sign a potential $10bn-plus natural gas exploration and production deal on Thursday with Royal Dutch...

  21. January 13, 2013

    FTSE 100 chiefs offer best investor value

    Chief executives of large companies deliver far greater value to shareholders than those at smaller groups, according to...

  22. January 6, 2013

    Dealmakers warm to chance of oil tie-ups

    It is the season when CEOs and other executives set out their ambitions for the new year – and deal-hungry advisers suggest...

  23. November 1, 2012

    Shell warns refining boom to end soon

    The refining boom that buoyed oil majors’ third-quarter results could be shortlived, Royal Dutch Shell has warned,...

  24. July 26, 2012

    Price volatility weighs on Shell profits

    Royal Dutch Shell announced a drop in second-quarter earnings as weaker oil and US natural gas prices offset higher...

  25. July 16, 2012

    Shell out of Cove contest

    It’s easy to pay too much in a public auction. You do not even have to be tipsy on Champagne and bidding for Wayne Rooney’s...

  26. May 22, 2012

    Shell defends pay and plans for Arctic

    Environmental campaigners and shareholders clashed with Royal Dutch Shell at an annual meeting dominated by concerns over...

  27. May 19, 2012

    US natural gas prices to soar, says Shell

    Royal Dutch Shell said it expects US natural gas prices, which have been pushed to 10-year lows by the shale gas boom, to...

  28. May 16, 2012

    Shell warns on US natural gas bounce

    Royal Dutch Shell expects US natural gas prices to double by 2015, rebounding strongly from the 10-year lows they have hit...

  29. April 26, 2012

    Shell boosted by strong oil prices

    Royal Dutch Shell’s first-quarter profits rose 11 per cent to $7.7bn as higher production and strong oil prices outweighed...

  30. March 15, 2012

    Pay of Shell chief more than doubles

    Peter Voser, chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, Europe’s largest oil and gas company by market capitalisation, took home...

  31. February 8, 2012

    Bounteous BP battles to regain yield appeal

    Retailers, banks and mobile phone companies have all discovered the pleasures of “cashback” in recent years. The promise of...

  32. February 2, 2012

    Shell: Big talk

    Shell Oilmen just can’t help talking in billions – lots of them. Take Shell’s Peter Voser. On Thursday he set a target for...

  33. February 2, 2012

    Shell outlines aggressive growth strategy

    Royal Dutch Shell has announced plans to shift its focus from North American shale gas to more profitable “tight oil”, as a...

  34. December 2, 2011

    Dutch CEOs urge ‘political courage’ on euro

    The chief executives of the top five industrial companies in the Netherlands have urged European leaders to show the...

  35. November 27, 2011

    Iraq signs $17bn gas deal with Shell and Mitsubishi

    Iraq signed a final $17bn deal with Royal Dutch Shell and Mitsubishi on Sunday to capture flared gas at southern oilfields,...

  36. October 27, 2011

    Shell: pumping cash

    Shell used to be the drama queen among the oil majors. Remember the 2004 reserves scandal? Then BP picked up the mantle....

  37. October 27, 2011

    Business needs a world view of its own

    A few days before the US withdrew its ambassador to Syria, I asked Royal Dutch Shell’s chief executive what he planned to...

  38. September 22, 2011

    Shell targets North American ‘tight oil’

    Royal Dutch Shell aims to start production from North American “tight oil” reserves, the resources that are transforming the...

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