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Shell, Williams Launch Marcellus Venture for Wet, Dry Natural Gas

Williams Partners LP and a unit of Royal Dutch Shell plc have partnered on an ambitious midstream venture to invest in natural gas liquids (NGL) and dry gas handling infrastructure to serve Marcellus and Utica shale operators in northwestern Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio.

April 15, 2013

Shell in Hunt for New Technologies

Royal Dutch Shell plc said Tuesday it’s ready to invest “several hundred million dollars” in promising technology companies to accelerate innovations that might add value to its operations.

April 3, 2013

Shell, Volvo to Work on LNG Trucks

North American-based units of Royal Dutch Shell plc and Volvo Trucks have agreed to “collaborate and coordinate” on liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology in heavy duty commercial vehicles.

March 28, 2013

GTL Facility Planned for Blair County, PA

Privately-held Marcellus GTL LLC plans to build a natural gas-to-liquids (GTL) processing plant in Blair County, PA, in the heart of the Marcellus Shale.

March 26, 2013

NatGas Transportation Makes Strides

Royal Dutch Shell plc and others in related industries are continuing their push for using natural gas as a transportation fuel. Several states also are adding incentives.

March 25, 2013

Shell Launches LNG-Fueled Barge on Rhine River

As another step forward to use dedicated liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered barges in its maritime transport, Royal Dutch Shell plc recently launched the first dedicated LNG barge from a shipyard in the Netherlands for transporting liquids products on the Rhine River. Shell already has touted similar petroleum product shipping in the United States (see Daily GPI, March 6).

March 22, 2013

Shell’s Alaska Offshore Drilling Operations Blasted

Royal Dutch Shell plc failed to maintain “adequate oversight” of its Alaska offshore contractors, on which it relied for “many critical aspects of its program,” and that led to problems in the inaugural drilling program in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas last summer, the Department of Interior said Thursday.

March 18, 2013

Shell Alaska Offshore Operations Blasted

Royal Dutch Shell plc failed to maintain “adequate oversight” of its Alaska offshore contractors, on which it relied for “many critical aspects of its program,” and that led to problems in the inaugural drilling program in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas last summer, the Department of Interior said Thursday.

March 18, 2013

Shell Developing LNG Fueling in Great Lakes, Gulf Coast

Royal Dutch Shell plc is proceeding with two small-scale natural gas liquefaction units in the transport corridors of the Great Lakes and Gulf Coast regions to provide fuel for marine and heavy-duty on-road commercial users.

March 6, 2013

Shell’s Repsol LNG Purchase Excludes Canaport

Royal Dutch Shell plc is acquiring part of Repsol SA’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) portfolio outside North America, in particular adding LNG capacity in the western Atlantic Basin from Atlantic LNG in Trinidad & Tobago, and in the East Pacific from Peru LNG. Not being sold is Repsol’s troubled Canaport LNG regasification terminal in Saint John, NB.

March 4, 2013