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Royal Dutch Shell, or Shell, is comprised of a group of energy and petrochemical companies headquartered in The Netherlands. Shell is the fourth largest company in the world employing 94,000 in 70 countries and is one of the oil and gas industry’s supermajors.
Shell runs its business through five business segments, Upstream, Integrated Gas, Unconventional Resources, Downstream, and Projects and Technology.
Through its Upstream segment, Shell explores for natural gas and crude oil in its onshore, offshore and deepwater assets across the globe. Shell’s Upstream segment produces more than 3 million barrels of oil and natural gas per day. Shell’s Integrated Gas segment cools natural gas to create liquefied natural gas, converts natural gas to liquids, and manages the transportation infrastructure to deliver Shell’s oil and gas products to market. It’s Unconventional Resources segment produces tight and shale oil and gas, and extracts bitumen from mined oil sands to convert to synthetic crude oil. Shell’s Downstream segment manufactures oil products, biofuels, and chemicals that are then distributed and sold. It’s Projects and Technology division manages research and development for the company, in which Shell invests $1 billion a year. Shell also operates a network of more than 43,000 service stations.
Shell is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol RSDB, and on the New York Stock Exchange and the Euronext Amsterdam under they symbol RDSA.