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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.feedback
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Feb 07 2017
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our 2013 performance was not what I expect.feedback

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