Number of Royal Dutch Shell shares 2008-2018

Royal Dutch Shell’s number of shares amounted to nearly 8.3 billion in 2018. This is a large increase from the number of shares available in 2008; which equaled about 6.2 billion shares. Shell is one of the leading oil and gas companies worldwide. It is headquartered in the Hague, Netherlands.

Royal Dutch Shell Company Overview

Royal Dutch Shell, also known as Shell, is a group of chemical and petrochemical companies. Their businesses deal with the extraction of crude oil and natural gas as well as the refining and production of oils and gasses. While Shell’s revenue has been variable over the years, in recent years there has been a significant increase in revenue for the company. As of 2018 the largest share of Shell’s revenue came from Asia, Oceania and Africa, followed by Europe.

Shell’s Environmental Impact

Shell, like many oil companies, does not have a clean track record when it comes to oil spills and environmental impact. In 2008 Shell was responsible for an oil spill in the Niger delta that affected over 69,000 people and horribly damaged the natural landscape and wildlife. The company has made efforts to reduce their environmental impact in some ways. Since the 2008 oil spill Shell has decreased the amount of oil released in operational spills, limiting their environmental impact. Likewise, the direct greenhouse gas emissions made by Shell have decreased over time. Additionally, the company’s global production of waste has also begun to decrease in recent years.

Number of Royal Dutch Shell shares from 2008 to 2018 (in million shares)*

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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Basic weighted average number of A and B shares.
This statistic was assembled from several editions of the same publication.
Figures are rounded to the nearest whole number.

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