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Shell Trading Highlights:

  • Buys and sells more than five million barrels per day of hydrocarbons
  • One of the largest physical traders of hydrocarbons in the United States
  • One of the world's largest energy trading company

Its portfolio includes the buying and selling of physical crude oil, finished products, and feedstocks, as well as trading various paper products, both on exchanges (The New York Mercantile Exchange and The Chicago Mercantile Exchange) as well as over the counter.

Through its operations, Shell Trading (US) Company buys and sells more than five million barrels of hydrocarbons per day in physical markets, making it one of the largest petroleum supply organizations in the United States and the world.

Specific businesses include acquisition, sales and trades of domestic crude oil and products; lease crude oil acquisition and marketing; marine chartering; and risk management services.

Shell Trading (US) Company looks for crude oil and product opportunities in the international marketplace both with third parties as well as with other affiliates.

Shell Trading is a business organization, which integrates our worldwide trading activities and possesses an unsurpassed global portfolio in crude oil, refined products, natural gas, electrical power and chemicals.

Partnering with an Industry Leader

Shell Trading builds upon the many successful trading activities throughout the Shell Group of Companies.  Integrating these activities positions Shell to leverage its scale, global reach, talent and financial strength to compete strongly in the evolving energy trading market.  With global trading volumes of about 14 million barrels of crude oil equivalent per day, spread over Oil Products, Gas & Power and Chemicals, the organization has the skill base and international scope to capitalize on trading opportunities inherent in Shell's asset and market positions around the world.

Shell Trading companies are sited in various locations, with key trading and marketing operations located in North and South America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Shell Trading (US) Company provides a comprehensive portfolio of products and services associated with crude oil and products trading, including shipping services.  As a result, it provides a single global market interface for the trading of almost all of Shell's U.S. flows of crude oils, refined products and feedstocks, adding more than five million barrels of hydrocarbons per day to Shell Trading's overall volumes.

Advantages of Large-Scale Resources

Customer advantages inherent in these unified strengths are significant. Shell Trading (US) Company holds a significant presence in the downstream marketplace, where we buy and sell more than five million barrels per day of hydrocarbons.

Risk Services with a Market-Smart Edge

Our presence in the crude oil, finished products and blendstocks/feedstocks markets gives us an edge in managing price risk — for our internal and external customers — through the use of oil futures and their derivatives. Shell Trading (US) Company can deliver a market-smart edge to your price risk management program.

Business Headquarters

Shell Trading

1000 Main Street, Suite 1700

Houston, TX 77002, USA

Media Contacts

  • Shell Trading: 713-767-5400
  • Shell Oil Company: 713-241-4544
  • Risk Marketing Hotline 866-766-9090
  • Risk Marketing Fax 713-230-3296

Risk Marketing

P.O. Box 4604

Houston, TX 77210

1000 Main Street

Houston, TX 77002

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