Royal Dutch Shell plc (LSE:_RDSA, RDSB), commonly known as Shell, is a global oil and gas company headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands and with its registered office in London, United Kingdom. It is the fifth-largest company in the world (and the second-largest energy company) according to a composite measure by Forbes magazine and one of the six oil and gas "supermajors". It is vertically integrated and is active in every area of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading. It also has major renewable energy activities, including in biofuels, hydrogen, solar and wind power. The company is ranked No. 2 globally in Fortune Global 500 list in 2011. Shell is also the world's second largest company by revenue. Shell has operations in over 90 countries, produces around 3.1_million barrels of oil equivalent per day and has 44,000 service stations worldwide.
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