Royal Dutch Shell Plc is gearing up to sell about US$15-billion of assets as Europe’s largest oil company accelerates disposals to offset the cost of projects from Australia to Canada.
Asset sales will allow Shell’s net capital investment, spending on projects adjusted for acquisitions and disposals, to fall from this year’s record US$45-billion, Chief Executive Officer Peter Voser said in an interview. A raft of new projects coming on stream gives room to sell oil and natural gas fields, he said.
The US consumer spending in December was slower, while incomes increased. MasterCard with higher than expected revenue in Q4. Royal Dutch Shell reported weaker results in the final quarter of 2012. AstraZeneca’s CEO with lower expectations on profit for 2013.
CALGARY • As the cost of wringing oil from Alberta’s bitumen deposits continues to edge up, companies are assessing whether to spend billions on new mining projects or pour money into steam-driven extraction.
Pushed by competition for materials and labour, supply costs for a new oil sands mine without an upgrader climbed 13.2% from a year ago to $68.30 a barrel, a study published this week by the government- and industry-funded Canadian Energy Research Institute said.
CALGARY – Alberta’s oil sands, long regarded as an expensive sandbox for energy giants, are more competitive with global sources of crude than recent cost blowouts may lead investors to believe, a survey of 135 global oil and gas companies shows.
Shell posted a consensus-beating 15.7% rise in its closely watched adjusted profit for the first quarter, as high oil prices and continued growth at its upstream production division combined to good effect.
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