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Shell has agreed to acquire BG Group, the oil and gas firm with 5,200 staff in 24 countries, in a £47bn deal.

Shell is to invest £3m in a new centre for exploration geoscience at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

Shell is to sell its 66-acre Wirral technology centre to the University of Chester for a nominal sum, in order to relocate about 400 staff to other sites.

Shell is to develop the Fram North Sea oil and gas field east of Aberdeen over the next three years, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.

Shell, Greenergy and Royal Vopak are to acquire the Coryton oil refinery in Essex out of administration, and will use the site as a fuel import terminal employing about 50 staff.

Shell is to acquire London-listed Cove Energy for £1.1bn, in order to increase its gas reserves in East Africa.

Shell UK is to relocate its Wythenshawe-based office to a 30,000 sq ft unit at Brabazon House on the Concord Business Park next year.

Shell has agreed to sell the Stanlow oil refinery in Cheshire to Essar Energy of India for £217m, with the transfer of 960 staff.

Shell has confirmed plans to relocate 1,600 London-based staff to a 187,000 sq ft office at Canary Wharf.

Shell is to set up a 200,000 sq ft office at 40 Bank Street in London's Canary Wharf, in order to provide space for about 2,000 staff during the redevelopment of the Shell Centre headquarters.

Shell Shared Services is to relocate its Glasgow office from Gordon Street to a 61,000 sq ft unit at 141 Bothwell Street.

Shell is to create a further 150 jobs at its shared service operation in Glasgow, in order to expand the existing 500 staff currently providing accounting services to sites worldwide.

Shell is to invest £350m in improvements to the St Fergus gas processing plant in Aberdeenshire, the Mossmorran plant in Fife and the Braefoot Bay plant on the Firth of Forth.

Shell, Eon and Core have won government approval to build the £1.5bn London Array wind farm in the Thames estuary by 2010, including 341 turbines.

Shell is to create 100 new jobs at its financial shared service operation in Glasgow over the next year, having secured a £1m regional selective assistance grant from the Scottish Executive.

Shell has won planning permission to build a new £25m "centre of excellence" in Aberdeen by 2009, providing space for about 1,000 staff.

Shell Wind-Energy, E.ON UK and CORE have submitted plans to build a £1.5bn wind farm with 270 turbines in the Thames estuary by 2011.

Shell has sold its InterGen power generation business to AIG and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in a £1bn deal.

Shell is planning to recruit 1,000 engineers to improve the accountability and performance of its worldwide oil exploration and production business.

Shell has announced plans to invest an extra £83m in its North Sea exploration and production activities this year.

Shell has sold its fuels business in Peru, including service stations, industrial and marine fuels, to Empressa Nacional del Petroleo of Chile for undisclosed terms.

Shell is to announce plans to build a £2.5bn natural gas to liquids plant in Qatar.

Shell has announced plans to invest £620m in Russia's Salym oil field, in partnership with Sibir Energy.

Shell is to invest £75m in clean fuel technology at the Stanlow Refinery in Cheshire, including the installation of new petrol-treating facilities and an upgrade to existing diesel facilities.

Shell is in discussions with China National Offshore Oil Corporation about plans to invest £255m in two oil and gas fields off the coast of northern China.

Shell is to acquire Enterprise Oil, the exploration company operating in the North Sea, Norway and the Gulf of Mexico, for £3.5bn, and up to 400 jobs will be lost at Enterprise's offices in London and Aberdeen.

Shell has announced plans to build a £350m liquefied natural gas terminal in Baja California, Mexico, by 2006.

Shell is to acquire Pennzoil-Quaker State, the US lubricants company, for £1.2bn.

Shell has announced plans to invest £5.3bn in the Nigerian energy sector over the next three years, in partnership with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Eni and TotalFinaElf.

Shell Expro has won government approval to start work on the £300m Goldeneye natural gas project in the Outer Moray Firth, which will create 300 North Sea construction jobs.

Shell is considering plans to invest £5.2bn in Nigerian oil and gas, as part of a consortium with Agip and TotalFinaElf.

Shell is linking up with Akzo Nobel of the Netherlands to develop low-cost solar cell technology.

Shell is to acquire Texaco's interest in the Equilon and Motiva joint ventures, in a £2.6bn deal that will make it the largest petrol retailer in the US.

Shell Expro has unveiled plans to build an onshore gas plant at the St Fergus terminal near Peterhead, which will involve laying a 65-mile pipeline and the creation of 400 construction jobs and 25 permanent jobs.

Shell has announced plans to build a floating liquefied natural gas plant, in order to speed up the development of oil and gas fields between Australia and East Timor.

Shell is linking up with Westcoast Energy and Ballard Power Systems of Canada to form a private capital fund to invest in hydrogen fuel cell companies.

Shell is planning to invest up to £700m in new energy projects over the next five years, in order to develop viable wind and solar generation operations.

Shell is working on plans for the development of a cluster of Northern North Sea oil and gas fields, which will be linked by pipeline to the Brent field, at an estimated cost of £260m.

Shell is to invest $5.8bn in its Malaysian oil and gas operations over the next five years, including upstream operations, refining, IT and financial support.

Shell has announced plans to invest £2bn in the development of natural gas supplies in India, which will involve pipelines, gas-fired power projects and distribution for industrial and domestic use.

Shell is planning to build 500 petrol stations in China in partnership with Sinopec by 2004, at a cost of £100m.

Shell is planning to invest £4bn in the development of large-scale gas-to-liquid plants using its proprietary Shell middle distillate synthesis process, and the first projects will be in Egypt and Trinidad and Tobago.

Shell has announced plans to increase capital expenditure in the UK North Sea by 50% to £820m in 2001, which will involve the development of smaller fields that were not previously considered to be economic.

Shell is considering plans to invest about £250m in the initial public offering of China National Offshore Oil Corp, which should improve its chances of participating in future oil retail and exploration projects in China.

Shell is seeking clearance from the New Zealand competition authorities to acquire the energy division of Fletcher Challenge, in order to expand its exploration and production operations in the region.

Shell has awarded a contract to Scottish Knowledge to set up a global e-university to provide online education and training services for its workforce.

Shell is forming a joint venture with Halliburton to develop intelligent well systems in Aberdeen, and has also announced an alliance with Beacon Group to invest in companies producing new technology for the oil industry.

Shell International is linking up with Lend Lease for the £100m redevelopment of its Shell Centre site in London, which will involve a mix of entertainment, residential and commercial uses.

Shell is planning to double its oil output in Nigeria to 1.5m barrels a day within three years.

Shell has sold its car care products business to management for £4m, and the new independent company will be named Carix Group.

Shell Exploration & Production has won government approval for a £70m project to develop the Skiff gas field in the southern North Sea, which will create up to 100 jobs.

Shell and PowerGen are planning to build two of the world's largest wind turbines off the Northumberland coast at Blythe, at a cost of £4m.

Shell's Montell subsidiary has sold a stake in its Don & Low polypropylene textile business to Thrace Plastics of Greece, as part of a strategy to focus on polyolefins.

Shell Chemicals has sold Dumo, the Belgian manufacturer of polyurethane foam, to management for undisclosed terms.

Shell Oil is acquiring Tejas Gas, the gas pipeline, processing and storage company that operates in Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana, for £900m.