Profile: Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSb.N)
The Royal Dutch Shell plc, incorporated on February 5, 2002, explores for crude oil and natural gas around the world, both in conventional fields and from sources, such as tight rock, shale and coal formations. The Company works to develop new crude oil and natural gas supplies from various fields. The Company's segments include Integrated Gas, Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. The Integrated Gas segment is engaged in the liquefaction and transportation of gas and the conversion of natural gas to liquids to provide fuels and other products, as well as projects with an integrated activity, ranging from producing to commercializing gas. The Upstream segment includes the operations of Upstream, which is engaged in the exploration for and extraction of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, and the marketing and transportation of oil and gas, and Oil Sands, which is engaged in the extraction of bitumen from mined oil sands and conversion into synthetic crude oil. The Downstream segment is engaged in oil products and chemicals manufacturing, and marketing activities.
The Company cools natural gas to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) that can be safely shipped to markets around the world, and it converts gas to liquids (GTL). The Company markets and trades crude oil, natural gas, LNG, electricity and carbon-emission rights, and also markets and sells LNG as a fuel for heavy-duty vehicles and marine vessels. The Company sells various products, such as gasoline, diesel, heating oil, aviation fuel, marine fuel, lubricants, bitumen and sulfur. In addition, it produces and sells petrochemicals for industrial use across the world. The Company's oil and gas exploration and production activities are located in various regions of the world, such as Albania, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Norway in Europe; China, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Qatar, Russia and Turkey in Asia; Australia and New Zealand in Oceania; Algeria, Egypt, Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria and Tunisia in Africa; Canada, Honduras and the United States in North America, and Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Bolivia in South America.
The Company's plants produce a range of base chemicals, including ethylene, propylene and aromatics, as well as intermediate chemicals, such as styrene monomer, propylene oxide, solvents, detergent alcohols, ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol. The Company's Oil Products activities comprise Refining and Trading, and Marketing. The Marketing business includes Retail, Lubricants, Business to Business (B2B), Pipelines, and Biofuels and alternative energies. The Chemicals business has various manufacturing plants, located close to refineries, and its own marketing network. In Trading and Supply, it trades crude oil, oil products and petrochemicals, to optimize feedstocks for Refining and Chemicals, to supply its Marketing businesses and third parties, among others. The Company produces, markets and sells lubricants for passenger cars, motorcycles, trucks, coaches and machinery used in the manufacturing, mining, power generation, agriculture and construction sectors. Through its marine activities, it primarily provides lubricants, as well as fuels and related technical services, to the shipping and maritime sectors. The Company's B2B activities encompass the sale of fuels and specialty products and services to a range of commercial customers.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC
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