Aug 30, 2017

Storm Harvey: Shell boss warns of 'major' impact

The chief executive of Shell, Ben Van Beurden, has said Tropical Storm Harvey is one of the biggest storms the oil firm has ever faced. He told the BBC's Simon Jack the storm was a "Major event" for the industry and Shell's staff in Houston, Texas. The storm, which earlier achieved hurricane status, has ripped through the US energy industry around Houston. Mr Van Beurden said the storm ranks "Right at the top" in terms of major disruption to the company. Mr Van Beurden said he thought the impact on oil production - and the price of oil - would be "Limited".

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