Anglo-Dutch company Shell registered an almost 50% increase in earnings in Q3 2017, to $4.1 billion. The figure was calculated in current-cost-of-supplies earnings attributable to shareholders excluding identified items – the company’s favoured measurement. Shell saw higher contributions from downstream, upstream and integrated gas sectors, but benefited mainly from the refining and chemical industry. Higher oil prices and new field production also played a role, Shell said in a note.
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