Shell CEO Meets Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin met with Chief Executive Officer of Shell Ben van Beurden. Van Beurden briefed the President on Shell’s current projects in Russia.
Shell, a Dutch-British company, is one of the global leaders in the energy and petrochemicals sector, with operations in more than 70 countries. Shell has had close partnership ties with Russia for more than a century now.
The company is currently one of the biggest foreign investors in the Russian economy, working in a range of business sectors that include oil and gas exploration, production and transportation, marketing petrochemicals and chemicals, lubricants and engine and industrial oils, developing a retail chain of petrol stations, and providing technology and consulting services to Russian companies.
“I am very pleased that your company plans to expand its area of activities in Russia. Either along agreements with your partners or during the implementation of your own projects in Russia, we will render all the necessary administrative support or any other form of assistance,” Putin said, according to Itar-Tass.