Shell (RDS.A +1%) apparently considered an opportunistic takeover of BP (BP +2.1%) during the...

|About: BP p.l.c. (BP)|By:, SA News Editor

Shell (RDS.A +1%) apparently considered an opportunistic takeover of BP (BP +2.1%) during the Gulf spill crisis, at least according to a report in the Daily Mail. Shell's board decided to hold back over concerns about BP's legal liabilities, but might still be interested in a merger.