Will Shell Change Its Retail Course?
- Kudu project runs out of gas. // Finance Week;8/30/2002, NAMIBIA p13
Reports that oil company Shell has withdrawn from the Kudu gas field project off the coast of Namibia as of August 30, 2002. Background on the gas field project; Shell's failure to discover sufficient gas reserves in the field.
- Shell waits for no one. C.O. // Earth Island Journal;Summer97, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p11
Focuses on Shell Oil's entry in the petroleum sector of Peru. Allegations that Shell has disregarded its promise to respect indigenous rights; Plan by company to drill inside a reserve for the nomadic Nahua and Kugapakori peoples without their consent; Dumping of wastewater in the Peruvian...
- Shell... // Marketing Week;4/5/2001, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p30
Reports on Shell's plan to merge its service stations interests in Germany with those of rival DEA.
- Profit lag fuels gas station selloff. Miller, Jay // Crain's Cleveland Business;1/28/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p1
The article reports that the retail trade of gasoline in Ohio has been undergoing a major change, as the big oil companies have decided to leave the real estate and convenience store businesses. BP PLC, the largest gasoline retailer in the state, is planning to sell its entire service-station...
- The Face of Big Oil. Belanger, Mehgan // Convenience Store News;9/17/2007, Vol. 43 Issue 12, p74
The article focuses on three marketing campaigns launched by the oil companies that focus on people, instead of products sold or quality, as a touchpoint for companies. It discusses promotional campaigns by Shell Oil Co. in 2005; Cenex Guy campaign engaging an actor to represent the brand, by...
- Shell: partial "au revoir" to French service stations. // MarketWatch: Energy;June 2003, Vol. 2 Issue 6, p5
Reports on the plan of Shell Oil Co. to sell the company's French service station business. Reasons behind the company's plan; Tough competition faced by Shell from hypermarkets in the country; Shell's share of the French service station market.
- A Whole New Game. Morrison, Mitch // Convenience Store News;6/16/2003, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p24
The article reports that many oil and refining companies in the U.S. are selling off their financially weak convenience stores, as their profits have decreased and they are unable to compete against enterprising hypermarkets without heavy subsidization. In early 2003, Shell Oil Co. decided to...
- Shell completes sale of Bakersfield Refinery. // National Petroleum News;May2005, Vol. 97 Issue 5, p10
Reports on Houston, Texas-based Shell Oil Co.'s announcement that its Shell Oil Products US subsidiary had completed the transaction to sell its Bakersfield Refinery in Bakersfield, California to a wholly owned subsidiary of Flying J Inc. Terms of the agreement; Impact on the operations of the...
- Big Oil's Pinch At The Pump Supplies short, prices up and companies have trouble getting the lead out. // Time;12/18/1978, Vol. 112 Issue 25, p64
The article focuses on the short supply of gasoline in the U.S. before winter officially begins. It notes that the acute shortages of unleaded high-octane and regular unleaded gas has driven Shell Oil Co. and Amoco Oil Co., the nation's largest gasoline retailer and leading producer of unleaded...