portion of its share of equity production of LNG and trade LNG volumes around the world through its hubs in Dubai and Singapore. The company also markets and trade natural gas, power, carbon-emission rights and crude oil from certain of its Upstream operations in the Americas and Europe. Downstream This segment is made up of various different oil products and chemicals business activities, part of an integrated value chain, that collectively turn crude oil into a range of refined products which are moved and marketed around the world for domestic, industrial and transport use. The products the company sells include gasoline, diesel, heating oil, aviation fuel, marine fuel, LNG for transport, lubricants, bitumen and sulphur. In addition, the company produces and sells petrochemicals for industrial use worldwide. The company’s oil products activities comprise refining, trading and supply, pipelines and marketing, referred to as classes of business. Marketing includes retail, lubricants, business to business (B2B) and Alternative Energies. In Trading and Supply, the company trades crude oil, oil products and petrochemicals, to optimise feedstocks for refining and chemicals, to supply its marketing businesses and third parties. Refining The company has interests in 23 refineries worldwide with the capacity to process a total of around 3.1 million barrels of crude oil per day (Shell share). Its refining capacity is 34% in Europe and Africa, 39% in the Americas and 27% in Asia and Oceania. Trading and Supply Trading and Supply trades in physical and financial contracts, lease storage and transportation capacities, and manages shipping and wholesale commercial fuel activities globally. With approximately 100 distribution terminals and 770 supply points in around 25 countries, the company’s supply and distribution infrastructure is well positioned to make deliveries around the world. This includes supplying feedstocks for the company’s refineries and chemical plants and finished products, such as gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel to its Marketing businesses and customers. Business to Business The company’s Business-to-Business activities encompass the sale of fuels and speciality products and services to a broad range of commercial customers. Shell Bitumen supplies approximately 1,600 customers across 28 countries and provides enough bitumen to resurface 450 kilometres of road lanes every day. Alternative Energies Raízen, the company’s joint venture in Brazil, produces ethanol from sugar cane and manages a retail network. Chemicals Manufacturing The company’s plants produce a range of base chemicals, including ethylene, propylene and aromatics, as well as intermediate chemicals, such as styrene monomer, propylene oxide, solvents, detergent alcohols, ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol. It has the capacity to produce over 6 million tonnes of ethylene a year. Marketing Each year, the company supplies approximately 17 million tonnes of petrochemicals to approximately 1,000 major industrial customers worldwide. Research and Development In 2015, the company’s research and development expenses included $1,093 million. Significant Events In March 2016, China National Offshore Oil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell have reached a final agreement to expand their petrochemical joint venture at Nanhai in China's southern Guangdong province, CNOOC. The expansion will double the joint venture's ethylene capacity by adding a 1 million ton/yr unit already under construction.
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