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Shell issues profit warning: Q4 results to disappoint on production, costs woes

A car enters a Shell petrol station in Manchester, England, May 15, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jon Super
January 16, 2014 - 11:55 PM

AMSTERDAM - Royal Dutch Shell PLC has issued a profit warning for the fourth quarter.

It says results will be worse than most analysts are expecting due to a mix of lower than expected production, higher than expected costs, and a worse than expected performance by its refining division.

The company gave provisional, unaudited figures of net profit of $1.8 billion for the quarter, down from $6.7 billion in the same period a year ago.

Chief executive Ben van Beurden said in a statement the results were "not what I expect from Shell."

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