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Royal Dutch Shell: Global Energy Company

August 6, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell plc is a publicly traded company with headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. The firm operates as an independent oil and gas company worldwide. It operates through Upstream and Downstream segments. Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. It also converts natural gas to liquids to provide fuels and other products. The company markets and trades natural gas as well as extracts bitumen from mined oil sands and converts it to synthetic crude oil. Shell also generates electricity from wind energy.

The company also engages in the manufacturing, supplying, and shipping crude oil; selling fuels, lubricants, bitumen, and liquified petroleum gas (LPG) for home, transport, and industrial use. Shell is also into the business of converting crude oil into a range of refined products, including gasoline, diesel, heating oil, aviation fuel, marine fuel, lubricants, bitumen, sulphur, and LPG among related activities.

Shell holds interests in around 24 refineries,1,500 storage tanks and as well as 150 distribution facilities. It sells fuels under the Shell V-Power brand.

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