7 - Royal Dutch Shell

Workers sit in a control room at a Royal Dutch Shell Plc hydraulic fracking site near Mentone, Texas, U.S., on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron Corp., are jumping into American shale with gusto, planning to spend a combined $10 billion this year, up from next to nothing only a few years ago. Matthew Busch—Bloomberg/Getty Images

The British-Dutch oil and gas company is one of the six oil and gas “supermajors” and the seventh largest company in the world measured by 2016 revenues, as well as the largest that are based in Europe. Shell works in exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power general, trading, and renewable energy such as biofuels and wind. The company operates in over 70 countries and produces about 3.7 million barrels of oil a day. The Shell Oil Company is Royal Dutch Shell’s U.S. subsidiary and its largest businesses. Shell is listed on the London Stock Exchange with a market cap of 193 billion pounds – more than any other listed corporation on the exchange and one of the highest of any company in the world.

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Key Metrics & Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$240033
Revenue Percent Change-11.8%
Profits ($M)$4,575.0
Assets ($M)$411275
Profits Percent Change135.9%
Previous Rank5

Company Facts

IndustryPetroleum Refining
CEOBen van Beurden
HQ LocationThe Hague, Netherlands
Years on Global 500 List23

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