Royal Dutch Shell- One of the Oldest Oil & Gas Companies

Royal Dutch Shell is a British-Dutch oil and gas company. It is commonly known as the shell. The headquarter of Royal Dutch Shell is in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom.

Royal Dutch Shell is one of the world’s most influential oil and gas “supermajors” and the 3rd largest company in the world according to 2018 revenues. Royal Dutch Shell is also the Europe largest oil and gas company. In 2019 Forbes Global 2000, Royal Dutch Shell was ranked as the 9th largest company in the world and even as the most significant energy company.

Ben van Beurden- CEO Royal Dutch Shell
Ben van Beurden- CEO of Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell, in the 2013 Fortune Global 500 list of the world’s largest companies was the 1st. Its revenues were equivalent to 84% of the Dutch national $556 billion GDP on that year. Royal Dutch Shell is proficient in every area of the oil and gas industry, which also includes exploration and production, petrochemicals, power generation, refining, transport, distribution and marketing, and trading. Royal Dutch Shell also has renewable energy activities such as biofuels, wind, energy-kite systems, and hydrogen.

Royal Dutch Shell has operations in over 70 countries which produces around 3.7 million barrels of oil per day also has 44,000 service stations all around the world. According to 31 December 2014, Shell had a total of 13.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent. Moreover, Shell Oil Company has the principal subsidiary in the United States, which is one of its most prominent businesses. Royal Dutch Shell has 50% of Raízen share and a joint venture with Cosan which is the 3rd largest Brazil-based energy company by revenues.

Royal Dutch Shell Stock Market Analysis & Overview

Company- Royal Dutch Shell

Highest Stock Price- $26.32

Lowest Stock Price- $26.16

Current Stock Price- $26.28

Market Capitalization- $208.74 Billion

P/E Ratio- 11.68

Current Condition- Declining.

Royal Dutch Shell Stock Price
Royal Dutch Shell Stock Price

History of Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell was founded in 1907 through the merge of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company of the Netherlands and the Shell Transport and Trading Company of the United Kingdom.

Marcus Samuel- Founder Royal Dutch Shell
Marcus Samuel- Founder Royal Dutch Shell

Until its merger in 2005 Shell run as a dual-listed company which maintains by the British and Dutch companies but run as a single-unit partnership for business purposes. Firstly, Royal Dutch Shell entered the chemical industry in 1929.

Moreover, then in 1970, Shell purchased the mining company Billiton. Now, gas exploration and production businesses have become an increasingly important part of Shell’s business.

In 2016, Royal Dutch Shell purchased BG Group that is making Shell the world’s largest producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG). In the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index, Royal Dutch Shell has a primary listed. Shell also had a market capitalization of £216 billion as of 2019, which is by far the largest of any company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Shell also has secondary listed on Euronext Amsterdam and the New York Stock Exchange. According to January 2013, Shell’s biggest shareholder was Capital Research Global Investors with 9.85% and BlackRock in second with 6.89%.

Royal Dutch Shell- Oldest Oil and Gas Company
Royal Dutch Shell Plant

Royal Dutch Shell started working with the Global Climate Coalition of businesses against greenhouse gas emission regulation. In 1989 Royal Dutch Shell restructured a $3-billion North Sea natural gas platform in the North Sea which is raising its height one to two meters to fit an anticipated sea-level rise due to global warming. Royal Dutch Shell PLC reported that CO2 emissions of 81 million metric tons happened in 2013.

Royal Dutch Shell is also known to be processing oil from the Amazon region of South America. Some critics say in 2017, a public information film unseen for years resurfaced and showed it had clear seized of global warming 26 years earlier but has not acted accordingly after that.

As of 2017, Royal Dutch Shell announced earnings of US$13 billion and annual revenue of US$305 billion which is an increase of 30.6% over the previous year.


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