Shell-BG Megamerger Approved by US Federal Trade Commission

Well that was quick! On Tuesday Shell announced they’re received approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to proceed with their buyout/takeover of BG, the former British Gas. You may recall we brought you the news about the Shell-BG deal in April, pointing out at the time the deal is mainly about LNG (see LNG Love Story: Shell Makes Play to Buy BG in $69.7B Megamerger). Getting approval from the FTC this fast is a good sign, according to Shell CEO Ben van Beurden. Shell needs to obtain approval from every country where BG does business–not just the U.S. According to Shell, they’re still on track to complete the merger in “early 2016″…

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