Ben van Beurden - Royal Dutch Shell

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When that will be is not certain. But that it will happen, we are certain.feedback
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Jul 29 2017 Oil
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May 23 2017

I hope you respect and understand that every part of the economy needs to play to its strengths.feedback

May 23 2017

I thought I'd better address these issues upfront. I would like to stress that we get it. We understand what needs to happen. We understand the role we need to play.feedback

Mar 11 2017

The global energy system needs to evolve to one with net zero emissions.feedback

Mar 11 2017 - Carbon

Shell is a long-time supporter of government-led carbon pricing mechanisms globally and has been a vocal supporter of both Canada's and the state of Alberta's climate plans. We believe climate change is real. We believe action is going to be needed. We believe we are in the middle of an energy transition that is unstoppable.feedback

Mar 09 2017 - Carbon

We are right in the middle of transforming the company into the company of the future. Trust has been eroded to the point where it is an issue for our long-term future.feedback

Mar 09 2017

If we're not very careful, with all the good intentions and advocacy that we have, we may, as a sector and society, not make the progress that is needed. I do think trust has been eroded to the point that it is becoming a serious issue for our long term future. If we are not careful, broader public support for the sector will wane.feedback

Mar 09 2017

This announcement is a significant step in re-shaping Shell's portfolio in line with our long-term strategy. We are strengthening Shell's world-class investment case by focusing on free cash flow and higher returns on capital, and prioritising businesses where we have global scale and a competitive advantage such as Integrated Gas and deep water. The proceeds will accelerate free cash flow and reduce gearing and make a meaningful contribution to Shell's $30bn divestment programme.feedback

Feb 07 2017

We have been, for two consecutive quarters, generating a free cash flow that can not only pay the cash dividend but in the last quarter also started to make headway with our debt reduction. $4.5 billion – it's a start, but it's in the right direction. For two decades we have been struggling a little bit but we are getting back to that point and I want us to be, again, back in terms of total shareholder return to the No. 1 spot.feedback

Feb 07 2017 - Oil

We have to be competitive, rather, at every oil price level, and that means that we have to continue to work on reducing our breakeven price of the company, making sure that we have a competitive sense of projects with a low breakeven price per project so that every point in the price cycle we are competitive. 2016 was the transition year, 2017 needs to be the delivery year.feedback

Feb 03 2017

The trend that we have, with access to information, with bringing distant countries into our space all the time, we will have to live with that. I don't think any single political system can turn that around.feedback

Feb 02 2017

We are reshaping Shell and delivered a good cash flow performance this quarter with over $9 billion in cash flow from operations. Debt has been reduced and, for the second consecutive quarter, free cash flow more than covered our cash dividend.feedback

Jan 17 2017

You need a coordinated approach to make it work. Hopefully, we can have hundreds (of stations).feedback

Dec 15 2016

Jessica combines an external perspective with broad Shell experience and is a highly regarded executive.feedback

Dec 02 2016 - Greece

We have linked executive remuneration in the past to energy intensity and next year we are going to make it even more specific to the CO2 footprint metrics associated with these energy efficiencies.feedback

Dec 01 2016 - Carbon

Lowering the carbon intensity of assets is the right thing to do, making them future-proof.feedback

Dec 01 2016

We have to be at the forefront of the transition. By the middle of the century you want to look at a portfolio that is really fit for that future.feedback

Dec 01 2016 - Carbon

If you make new investment decisions that you have to live with for the next 30 or 40 years, why don't we screen these for long-term carbon intensity? In the past we didn't do this. The only thing we did was put a shadow price for carbon in them ... now we have to take it one step further.feedback

Nov 30 2016

Of course we do believe in renewables but probably more in building the utilities and integrating them into our existing operations.feedback

Nov 30 2016

The idea that you can just be a very clever observer and step in when the moment is right, forget about it. I am convinced that in this space we will play an active role, a leading role and we will plan acquisitions in it.feedback

Nov 26 2016 - Carbon

Each $10 fall costs us $5 billion in cash a year. The fact that over the coming few decades we are transitioning, in a more or less ordered way, to a low-carbon society is less draconian than what we've seen over the past two years.feedback

Nov 26 2016

The company is valued on producable reserves that we can produce in the next 12 or 13 years. We should certainly be able to produce those under any climate outcome. Even if global temperatures can only rise by 2 degrees.feedback

Nov 26 2016

(Shareholders) want a stable dividend. We must be seen as reliable.feedback

Nov 10 2016 - Petrobras

This was a good move by the government and it will open up opportunities for more players to invest in Brazil.feedback

Nov 01 2016

Lower oil prices continue to be a "significant challenge across the business, and the outlook remains uncertain.feedback

Jul 28 2016

Lower oil prices continue to be a significant challenge across the business, particularly in the upstream.feedback

May 24 2016

It will take an unprecedented amount of effort to bring about a net zero emissions future. If collectively we find a way to stay within the 2 degree (Celsius limit), we will still need significant investment in oil and gas...I am talking about up to a trillion dollars every year.feedback

May 04 2016

The completion of the BG deal has reinforced our strategy and strength against the backdrop of hugely challenging times for our industry. For Shell and our shareholders, this is a unique opportunity to reshape and simplify the company.feedback

Apr 05 2016

We continue to reduce our spending levels, to capture cost opportunities and manage the financial framework in today's lower oil price environment.feedback

Feb 24 2016

Marvin has had a long and distinguished Shell career, and I'm grateful to him for the central role he's played in the company's success.feedback

Feb 15 2016

Brazil might benefit from being a bit more flexible on this. opening up the subsalt area to more companies could attract capital and create jobs.feedback

Jul 06 2015

Our strategy should lead to a simpler company, with fundamentally advantaged positions, and fundamentally lower capital intensity. Today, we are setting out a transformation of Shell.feedback

Mar 12 2015

I am very pleased to receive this news. The FIRB approval is an important step towards deal completion.feedback

Jan 17 2014

Our 2013 performance was not what I expect.feedback

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