Energy Briefs

IN TODAY's Energy Briefs: Shell to axe Aussie jobs; More rigs terminated; Iran oil picks up; Gatwick gusher; Timor opens Sunrise door; one wounded in Texas blast; Shell cancels Campos deal; MEC wins delay; and Byron well spuds.

Royal Dutch Shell

Shell Australia chairman Andrew Smith has said that it is inevitable that job cuts from the $74.1 billion merger between Shell-BG will flow into Australia.