Shell (RDS.A) has pulled out of talks to acquire a stake in Anadarko Petroleum's (APC) gas...

|By:, SA News Editor

Shell (RDS.A) has pulled out of talks to acquire a stake in Anadarko Petroleum's (APC) gas discoveries off the coast of Mozambique in East Africa, due to a high price. Instead, Shell will focus on projects off the coasts of Benin, Gabon and South Africa on the other side of the continent. While these projects are more uncertain, they could be more lucrative, as West African prospects tend to provide more oil than gas.