Ben van Beurden

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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.
Feb 07 2017
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Of course we do believe in renewables but probably more in building the utilities and integrating them into our existing operations.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

We continue to reduce our spending levels, to capture cost opportunities and manage the financial framework in today's lower oil price environment. The combination with BG is off to a strong start.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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