Opinion on Oil in Netherlands

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CommentWire
CommentWire

Shell: savings and synergies boost results

Anglo-Dutch conglomerate Royal Dutch/Shell saw full year earnings fall 23% compared to 2001. Improved cost control in H2 helped deliver results at the upper end of analyst expectations. Synergies from four major acquisitions also contributed positively. Existing targets are unchanged or extended, but a weak reserve replacement ratio remains a concern.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Feb 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Shell: better off than most, for now

All the oil majors suffered last quarter compared with Q1 2001, but at least Shell did no worse than expected. Its profit slump was shallower than many of its rivals, but the oil giant still seems to be lagging behind. Shell needs to apply aggressive cost cutting, while also pursuing upstream gas acquisitions to turn around its sluggish growth.

Published By Datamonitor
02 May 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Netherlands: Network liberalization will guarantee both consolidation and competition

By creating a fully independent transmission system the Dutch government may hasten Nuon's takeover by a foreign utility. However, after European utilities consolidate, fully independent transmission networks may turn out to have been a prescient policy decision.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Sep 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Lukoil: brand new to western forecourts

Lukoil is keen to continue its charge across the European forecourt retailing sector as displayed by its interest in the soon-to-be-auctioned portfolio of ChevronTexaco forecourt retailing sites in the Benelux countries. With upstream infrastructure already in place, the capture of such a valuable retail network will ensure Lukoil achieves its goal of establishing its brand as a major player.

Published By Datamonitor
11 May 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

LPG: UK to pump up consumption by 39% per year

Published By Datamonitor
24 May 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Laurus: survival strategy

Eight months since Dutch supermarket group Laurus announced a radical change in strategy to turn around years of dismal performance, it has made only limited headway in the face of severe competition. The recent resignation of CEO Harry Bruijiniks could well be a reflection of the inability of the strategy to work.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2006
Expert View
Expert View

Is there a market for 'no-frills' fuel retailing?

Service stations are getting more like 'one-stop-shops' every day. With products from hot food to Internet access, you could be forgiven for forgetting the fuel was there. The major reason is that retailers make low margins on fuel. But in that case, why are Petroplus' fuel-only unmanned sites doing so well in the Netherlands? Datamonitor's Mike Phillips looks at the curious case of Tango...

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jan 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Gas procurement: a retail led path

The Anglo-Dutch gas pipeline will be a key route for continental gas imported into the UK. Centrica [CNA] is to take 8bcm per year from Gasunie through the BBL, in addition to agreeing a recent 1bcm fixed price contract with Statoil [STL.OL]. Fixed price contracts are particularly appealing right now as a tool to guard against future price volatility and protect margins.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jun 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Fuel duty: a fitting cap?

Media reports have indicated that the Dutch government is expected to announce a freeze on fuel duty rises in 2006. Meanwhile, pressure on the French government to make a similar gesture is growing. However, while fuel tax manipulation might prove beneficial in the short-term, motorists need to confront the reality of a future with less and less oil.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Aug 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Forecourt mPayments: the Dutch lead the way

Published By Datamonitor
20 May 2002

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