How Shell grew from a family shop selling seashells in 1833 to the Royal Dutch Shell Group in 1907.
From humble beginnings as a family shop selling sea shells to one of the world’s leading energy companies, Shell has a rich history. Learn about our journey from 1833 to the present day.
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Oil demand soars and Shell expands. The super-tanker is born and Shell extends its exploration overseas.
Shell continues to extend exploration overseas and adopts a policy of diversification. North sea gas fields are discovered.
Shell grows through acquisitions and unifies Royal Dutch and Shell Transport and Trading under Royal Dutch Shell plc in 2005.
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