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  • *ConocoPhillips CEO says more mega-mergers unlikely. Still, there is unlikely to be a wave of mega mergers like Royal Dutch Shell's buyout of BG Group for $70 billion, which Shell itself has said left it cash-strapped and only able to pursue much smaller deals. "There is less need for mega mergers because of unconventional resources which require a small amount of...

  • --Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. The $70 billion buyout of BG Plc by larger rival Royal Dutch Shell is generally viewed by investors and analysts as the first big deal in a likely series of major mergers and acquisitions in the resource sector. Ryan Lance, the chief executive of ConocoPhillips, was adamant that he didn't expect a "big M&A wave any time soon."

  • SEATTLE, May 18- About 200 protesters gathered at the Port of Seattle on Monday to block access to a Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig headed for the Arctic this summer to resume exploration for oil and gas reserves. Holding signs reading "Shell No" and "Seattle Loves the Arctic," protesters gathered early to prevent workers from reaching the rig, one of two that Shell...

  • *Baghdad delays oil contract negotiations as prices rally. DUBAI, May 18- BP has cut its development budget for Iraq's giant Rumaila oilfield by $1 billion this year after the government warned a slump in crude prices and its battle against Islamic State was making it difficult to pay oil companies. The British oil major has agreed with Baghdad to reduce its 2015...

  • SEATTLE— Foes of Royal Dutch Shell's use of a Seattle seaport terminal to prepare for exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean attacked on two fronts Monday as a few hundred protesters blocked port entrances and the City of Seattle declared that Shell and its maritime host lacked a proper permit. "It remains our view that the terms agreed upon by Shell, Foss...

  • SEATTLE, May 16- Hundreds of activists in kayaks and small boats fanned out on a Seattle bay on Saturday to protest plans by Royal Dutch Shell to resume oil exploration in the Arctic and keep two of its drilling rigs stored in the city's port. Environmental groups have vowed to disrupt the Anglo-Dutch oil company's efforts to use the Seattle as a home base as it...

  • SEATTLE— Hundreds of activists decked out in neoprene wetsuits and life jackets took to the waters of Elliott Bay on Saturday in kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and other vessels to send the message that Royal Dutch Shell should cancel its plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean. The "Paddle in Seattle"— a daylong, family friendly festival in a West Seattle park and an...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.1 pct, in line with Europe. LONDON, May 14- Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index edged down on Thursday- broadly in line with European shares, hit by a persistent bond-market sell-off- after a mixed bag of corporate earnings and weaker commodity prices. "U.S. and UK stocks appear to be preferred versus German stocks for now, mainly because any increases in...

  • NEW YORK, May 13- Royal Dutch Shell Plc will consider small additions to its North America oil and gas business, despite ruling out large acquisitions after its deal to buy BG Group Plc, Marvin Odum, director of Shell's Americas exploration and production business, said in an interview Wednesday. Still, the London- based major will consider smaller deals in North...

  • ABU DHABI/ SEOUL May 13- State-run Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has signed a 40- year deal with GS Energy, selling the South Korean firm a 3 percent stake in an onshore oil concession to develop the United Arab Emirates' biggest oilfields. GS Energy joins Japan's Inpex Corp and France's Total in winning contracts so far to develop the oilfields, which produce 1.6...

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- For a leader who has made fighting climate change a priority, President Barack Obama's decision to approve Royal Dutch Shell's return to oil and gas exploration off Alaska was seen by many environmentalists as a contradiction. But Shell, which has already spent about $6 billion exploring the Arctic, expects to return to polar waters this...

  • SINGAPORE, May 12- Kenya is set to import record volumes of oil products in May as its economy gathers steam, soaking up some of Asia's excess supply and helping put a floor under refining margins. Industrial expansion and a growing fleet of automobiles in a region that lacks refining capacity have stoked East African appetite for oil product imports, with...

  • The Department of Interior conditionally approved Shell's plan to explore for oil in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska. Shell has already spent about $6 billion on exploration in the Arctic. "We have taken a thoughtful approach to carefully considering potential exploration in the Chukchi Sea," said Abigail Ross Harper, the director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy...

  • *China imported 7.4 mln bpd in April, U.S. about 7.2 mln bpd. *China is already world's biggest energy, raw material importer. SINGAPORE, May 11- China overtook the United States as the world's top importer of crude oil for the first time in April, and its purchases are expected to remain strong despite a slowing economy, with far-reaching consequences for global oil...

  • NEW YORK, May 6- Stocks on major world markets fell on Wednesday, as European borrowing costs reached their highest level this year, while the U.S. dollar slumped against major currencies after weak American economic data. The uncertainty is that these are pretty significant moves, "said Chuck Carlson, chief executive officer at Horizon Investment Services in...

  • *Treasuries compete with $18 bln of Apple, Shell deals. NEW YORK, May 6- U.S. Treasuries fell on Wednesday, weighed down by a global slide in government bond markets that pushed yields to 2015 peaks and large bond sales by Apple Inc and Royal Dutch Shell.

  • *Treasuries compete with $18 bln of Apple, Shell deals. NEW YORK, May 6- U.S. Treasuries fell on Wednesday, weighed down by a global slide in government bond markets that pushed yields to 2015 peaks and large bond sales by Apple Inc and Royal Dutch Shell.

  • SINGAPORE, May 6- Jorge Montepeque, inventor of the modern system of setting world oil prices, is leaving reporting agency Platts after three decades of tussles with oil traders and attention from regulators. Critics have drawn attention to its dominance, and its role in the fabric of oil trade was of interest to regulators in the United States and Europe when...

  • May 4- Royal Dutch Shell's quest to return to Arctic drilling for the first time in three years could face delays after Seattle ruled that the city's port must apply for a permit for the company to use it as a hub for drilling rigs. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, a Democrat who has fought against new projects by coal and oil companies, applauded the requirement by the city's...

  • Shell's Arctic return faces hurdle at Seattle port Monday, 4 May 2015 | 4:49 PM ET

    May 4- Royal Dutch Shell's quest to return to Arctic drilling for the first time in three years could face delays after Seattle ruled that the city's port must apply for a permit for the company to use it as a hub for drilling rigs. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, a Democrat who has fought against new projects by coal and oil companies, applauded the requirement by the city's...