Shell absorbs derivatives charge as commodity prices rebound

Energy giant Shell incurred net losses of $1.32 billion on derivatives in 2017, excluding contracts designated as hedges.

Total charges in the income statement attributable to derivatives totaled $335 million across all business segments. The Integrated Gas segment, which covers natural gas exploration and extraction, incurred the bulk of the charge, at $445 million. The Upstream business, responsible for the extraction, marketing, and transportation of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas

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