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Shell has to repay investors who backed its biggest ever wager

Over 80% of shareholders backed its record purchase of BG Group despite risks from slumping oil prices

Shell booked a US$7.9 billion writedown in the third quarter of last year after abandoning projects in Alaska and Canada.


ROYAL Dutch Shell is under pressure to reward the faith of the more than 80 per cent of shareholders who shrugged off the risks from slumping oil prices to back its record acquisition of BG Group.  

That won't be easy: the rout in crude has cut the value of Europe's biggest