By Andrew Callus LONDON (Reuters) – Rising costs and a surge in oil thefts in Nigeria, among other factors, hit Royal Dutch Shell's second quarter profits, a result that outgoing chief executive Peter Voser called "disappointing". Shell said it took a $ 700 million hit for Nigeria thefts – which it said cost Nigeria itself $ 12 billion a year – and for the tax impact of a weakening Australian dollar. Shell recently put more of its Niger Delta activities up for sale. Adjusted second quarter net earnings on a current cost of supply (CCS) basis came in at $ 4.6 billion, down from $ 5. …
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