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Royal Dutch Shell



The British-Dutch oil and gas company is one of the six oil and gas “supermajors” and the seventh largest company in the world measured by 2016 revenues, as well as the largest that are based in Europe. Shell works in exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power general, trading, and renewable energy such as biofuels and wind. The company operates in over 70 countries and produces about 3.7 million barrels of oil a day. The Shell Oil Company is Royal Dutch Shell’s U.S. subsidiary and its largest businesses. Shell is listed on the London Stock Exchange with a market cap of 193 billion pounds – more than any other listed corporation on the exchange and one of the highest of any company in the world.

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Petroleum Refining

HQ Location

The Hague, Netherlands

Years on Global 500 List




Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards. Company is incorporated in Britain. Executive offices are in the Netherlands.Excise taxes have been deducted.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$240,033-11.8%
Profits ($M)$4,575.0135.9%
Assets ($M)$411,275
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$186,646
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues1.9%
Profits as % of Assets1.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity2.5%
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