Shell Suspends Development of Liquefaction Unit, Alberta

- July 18th, 2014

The Globe and Mail reported that Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) has halted development operations at the Jumping Pound complex in southern Alberta, Canada. A boom in shale gas has made natural gas prices more competitive, but high development costs remain a challenge, as stated by the Globe.

The Globe and Mail reported that Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) has halted development operations at the Jumping Pound complex in southern Alberta, Canada. A boom in shale gas has made natural gas prices more competitive, but high development costs remain a challenge, as stated by the Globe.

As quoted in the publication:

Gas liquefaction is increasingly being produced for use in transportation of large road vehicles, in trains, and as a shipping fuel. “We believe LNG (liquefied natural gas) in transport is a considerable opportunity for Shell, but it is an emerging market and we must have a balanced approach to its development, (so) we have suspended development of the liquefaction unit at the Jumping Pound facility,” a Shell spokesman said on Friday.

A note from Deutsche Bank was cited as stating:

This as another sign that the new CEO (Ben van Beurden) is applying a greater degree of discipline in allocating capital than was previously the case and is actively streamlining the ‘options’ in the portfolio which are to be pursued.

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