Company Profile: Royal Dutch Petroleum Company

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Royal Dutch Petroleum is a holding company that owns the Royal Dutch/Shell group of companies. Formed in 1907 through the merger of the London-based Shell Company and the Royal Dutch Company, the firm is Europe’s largest petroleum company. Royal Dutch has grown to include chemical manufacturing and power generation in its portfolio.

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COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: 30, Carel van Bylandtlaan, 2596 HR The Hague, Netherlands
COMPANY WEB SITE: www.shell.com
2001 GROSS REVENUES: $81.1B
NUMBER OF EXMPLOYEES: 54,600
TYPES OF BUSINESS: Oil and gas exploration, production, transport, distribution and marketing.
TYPES OF FEDERAL CONTRACTS: Delivery of fuel and fuel services.

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