Shell said it will push ahead with plans to acquire its smaller rival BG for $52 billion
The same year, the six companies in the top 10 of the London stock exchange made a combined global profit of 30bn.
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There is an old stock market adage that says, 'as goes January, so goes the year'
Some analysts have questioned the wisdom of the deal as the oil price has continued to slide
Chief financial officer Simon Henry said the company would need to continue to cut costs
Oil traded at an average of $51.30 a barrel during the quarter, just half of the level a year earlier and compared to $115 last summer
The company said it had found “indications” of oil and gas in its Burger J well in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea, but that they were not sufficient to warrant further exploration.
Egypt accounts for nearly a fifth of group's production
Spend most of the first day in Largo Bay, south-west of Kirkcaldy. There may be no finer location to watch the wintering seaduck for which Scotland is renowned. If the tide is high and the sun shining, start with the light behind you at the bay’s eastern edge, Ruddon’s Point. Look westwards for dense black rafts of scoters, mainly common scoter. A flash of white wings draws your attention to velvet scoters secreted among them. Check the flock carefully and you could even see surf scoter. There is no more regular British site for this North American visitor.
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Shell dropped a bombshell on investors after warning that fourth quarter profit will be "significantly" lower than last year, blaming low production, high exploration costs and continuing problems with refining.
Brent crude fell as much as $3 a barrel to a four-week low of $108.50
Petrol stations, takeaways and newsagents across Northern England are stocking ‘legal highs’ like “peanuts in a pub”, as drug sales spread from ‘head shops’ to the high street, a report from a major drugs charity claims.
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Mr Perrett and Bryan have now been moved to an undisclosed location after a St Petersburg court granted their release