Royal Dutch Shell #9 in Global 2000
Jacqueline van Lier
Forbes’ 17th annual ranking of the world’s largest public companies is a reflection of the state of the global economy today: who’s on top, who’s growing and who’s seen better days. In this year’s Global 2000, Royal Dutch Shell is listed number 9 in the World’s Largest Public Companies. Source: ForbesRoyal Dutch Shell Plc engages in the oil and natural gas production. It operates through three segments: Upstream, Downstream, and Corporate. The Upstream segment combines the operating segments Upstream International and Upstream Americas, which are engaged in exploring for and recovering crude oil and natural gas; the liquefaction and transportation of gas; the extraction of bitumen from oil sands that is converted into synthetic crude oil; and wind energy. The Downstream segment engages in manufacturing, supply and distribution and marketing activities for oil products and chemicals; alternative energy; and CO2 management. The Corporate segment represents the support functions, comprising holdings and treasury, headquarters, central functions and its self-insurance activities. The company was founded in February 1907 and is headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands.Together with ING Group, AIRBUS, Unilever and EXOR Royal Dutch Shell tops the top 5 of Dutch companies represented on the list. In total 25 Dutch companies are listed this year.Source: ForbesRead the full article and see the complete Global 2000 on Forbes.