Top 10 Oil & Gas Companies: Royal Dutch Shell

The super major more commonly known as Shell was founded in 1907 following the merger of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and the "Shell" Transport and Trading Company Ltd of the United Kingdom.



Sumit Dutta
08/01/2018

Top 10 worlds largest oil companies 

The super major more commonly known as Shell was founded in 1907 following the merger of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and the "Shell" Transport and Trading Company Ltd of the United Kingdom.

Thanks to its distinctive logo and subsidiary Shell Oil Company’s many service stations, Shell is one of the most well known oil and gas companies in the world. The Shell name and logo is tied to the "Shell" Transport and Trading Company - it’s founder’s father having originally created a business selling sea shells to collectors.

An Anglo-Dutch company, Royal Dutch Shell's revenue is equivalent to 84% of the Netherlands's GDP at the time.

In 2012 Shell took the top spot as the biggest company on the FTSE, with a 140.9 billion market capitalisation. In 2017 the company took the number seven spot in Fortune 500’s Global 500 – their annual ranking of the world’s largest corporations.

In 2013, Shell announced that current CEO Peter Voser will retire from the company in 2014

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Barrels Per Day: 3.7 million
Founded: 1907
Headquarters: The Hague, Netherlands
State Owned?: No
CEO: Peter Voser
Revenue: US$ 305 billion (2017)
Employees: 86,000 (2017)
Website: http://www.shell.com/

 

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Shell was the first company in the Netherlands to purchase and use an electronic computer


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