Shell flags financial impact of gas market swings, hurricane

By all indications, Shell appears to have been on the safe side of the third quarter's turbulent events and trends, which are nevertheless expected to affect its financials.

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc said the events of a turbulent third quarter, from big swings in gas and power prices to a hurricane, will have a significant impact on its financials. 

The company gave a first glimpse of what's likely to be an unpredictable set of earnings for the oil majors. From Europe to Asia, there has been unprecedented volatility in the prices of commodities from gas and coal to metals and food products.

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