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Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. Its headquarters are in The Hague, the Netherlands, and its CEO is Ben van Beurden. The parent company of the Shell group is Royal Dutch Shell plc, which is incorporated in England and Wales.

Shell's strategy to generate profitable growth remains to drive forward with the Group's investment programme, to deliver sustainable growth and provide competitive returns to shareholders, while helping to meet global energy demand in a responsible way.

In upstream, Shell focuses on exploring for new oil and gas reserves and developing major projects where the company's technology and know-how adds value to the resource holders.

In downstream, the emphasis remains on sustained cash generation from existing assets and selective investments in growth markets.