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Royal Dutch Shell Plc spent $19 billion, triple the original estimate, to build the world’s largest gas-to-liquids plant. Now, it’s pay-off time and the company says the project may generate $6 billion a year. Shell needs the plant, known as Pearl, to bolster output, which fell for a seventh year in 2009 in part because […]

A senior official from the Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell has said that Qatar will play a crucial role in delivering cleaner energy sources to the world’s major markets over the coming decades. Matthias Bichsel, director of Projects and Technology at Shell, told delegates at the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) in Qatar’s capital Doha, that as […]

Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s two mammoth natural-gas projects in Qatar will increase the company’s cash flow by $4 billion a year when they start up in 2011 and give a big boost to the company’s output, said Peter Voser, Shell’s chief executive. Speaking to reporters in London, Mr. Voser said the Pearl gas-to-liquids plant and […]

The project receiving Royal Dutch Shell’s largest foreign investment, the Pearl super-clean fuels plant in Qatar, is tough but on schedule, a top Shell executive said on Tuesday. “It’s a very challenging project, but so far so good,” Linda Cook, Shell’s executive director for gas and power, told reporters on the sidelines of a conference. […]

Qatar, the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, will probably delay the start of their Qatargas 4 LNG project by at least a year until 2011, an official working on the project said. “Qatargas 4 won’t be ready before 2011 or 2012,” Nawid Kashani-Shirazi, senior process manager of gas […]

Royal Dutch Shell is making a huge — and risky — bet on technology that transforms natural gas to diesel fuel In the search for alternatives to gasoline, Royal Dutch Shell PLC has made one of the biggest and boldest bets in the energy industry. The Anglo-Dutch company is investing up to $18 billion in a […]