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Shell Advert - Carbon Defeated - Framed Picture - 11"H x 14"W


Shell Advert - Carbon Defeated - Framed Picture - 11"H x 14"W

Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, is an Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom.

Created by the merger of Royal Dutch Petroleum and UK-based Shell Transport & Trading in 1907, in a move largely driven by the need to compete globally with Standard Oil. It is now the seventh largest company in the world as of 2016, in terms of revenue, and one of the six oil and gas "supermajors".

During the First World War, Shell was the main supplier of fuel to the British Expeditionary Force. It was also the sole supplier of aviation fuel and supplied 80 percent of the British Army's TNT. It also volunteered all of its shipping to the British Admiralty.

In 1919, Shell took control of the Mexican Eagle Petroleum Company and in 1921 formed Shell-Mex Limited which marketed products under the "Shell" and "Eagle" brands in the United Kingdom. By the end of the 1920s, Shell was the world's leading oil company, producing 11 percent of the world's crude oil supply and owning 10 percent of its tanker tonnage.

Interesting Facts:

The "Shell" Transport and Trading Company (the quotation marks were part of the legal name) was founded in 1897 by Marcus Samuel, 1st Viscount Bearsted, and his brother Samuel. Their father had owned an antique company in London, which expanded in 1833 to import and sell sea-shells, after which the company "Shell" took its name.

Around 1952, Shell was the first company to purchase and use a computer in the Netherlands. The computer, a Ferranti Mark 1*.

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