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US: Shell Eco-Marathon pays Detroit a visit

US: Shell Eco-Marathon pays Detroit a visit

The Motor City will have a decidedly futuristic look next weekend, with over 140 experimental high-efficiency prototypes racing each other for glory and world recognition in the Shell Eco-Marathon. This is the first year the event hits downtown Detroit and will also include a conference all at Cobo Center where […]

US: Detroit houses the 2015 Shell Eco-Marathon

US: Detroit houses the 2015 Shell Eco-Marathon

The race is set to move for next year’s edition from Houston to Detroit, attracting at least 1,000 engineering and science students from universities and high schools across North and South America. The Shell Eco-marathon, which also calls for a gathering of experts, would see the teams race on downtown […]

Shell Sues Greenpeace Over Alaska Drilling

Shell Sues Greenpeace Over Alaska Drilling

Shell sues Greenpeace to ban the organization from holding protests at less than 500 meters of any Shell property or face a 1 million euro fine. Shell sued Greenpeace at Amsterdam’s District Court, a move which shows the company’s aggressive offensive to protect the $4.5 billion investment in drilling for […]

Shell Eyes China For Gas Exploration Rights

Shell Eyes China For Gas Exploration Rights

Shell Plc plans to take part in China’s unconventional gas exploitation projects, including shale gas. “I am anxiously waiting for the second shale gas tender,” said Lim Haw-kuang, executive chairman of Shell China Group. Later this year the Ministry of Land and Resources will open another public tender for the […]

Shell Faces $5 Billion Nigeria Fine for oil spill

Shell Faces $5 Billion Nigeria Fine for oil spill

Nigeria has fined Royal Dutch Shell $5.0 billion over an oil spill late last year at an offshore field, but the oil giant told AFP on Tuesday there was no basis for the fine. But the head of the state-run National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, Peter Idabor said […]

Shell extends $1.8 billion offer for Cove Energy

Shell extends $1.8 billion offer for Cove Energy

Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday extended its $1.8 billion takeover offer for Cove Energy, leaving the way open to trump a higher bid from rival Thai group PTT Exploration and Production. The Anglo-Dutch giant’s 1.1 billion pounds ($1.7 billion) approach for Cove will now lapse after July 11, giving shareholders […]

Shell set to gain Arctic drilling permits this summer

Shell set to gain Arctic drilling permits this summer

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) will win government permits to drill for oil in Arctic waters this summer, a top Obama administration official predicted Tuesday. “If Shell meets our standards and passes our inspections, exploration activities will be conducted under the closest oversight and most rigorous safety standards ever implemented […]

BP, Shell shuts some Gulf platforms due to Debby

BP, Shell shuts some Gulf platforms due to Debby

Tropical Storm Debby drenched much of Florida on Sunday as it crawled north in the Gulf of Mexico and turned its sights toward the Panhandle. Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it had shut production on its Auger and Enchilada/Sala production platforms in the U.S.-regulated Gulf of Mexico by Sunday as […]

Shell to build new plant in Pittsburgh – Pennsylvania

Shell to build new plant in Pittsburgh – Pennsylvania

Royal Dutch Shell Plc plans to build a new multibillion-dollar petrochemical refinery near Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Dan Carlson, Shell’s General Manager of New Business Development, said Thursday that the company signed a land option agreement with Horsehead Corp. to evaluate a site near Monaca, about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. […]