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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 […]

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 […]