ts: Across approximately 100 countries, the company makes, markets, and sells technically advanced lubricants not only for passenger cars, trucks and coaches but also for industrial machinery in manufacturing, mining, power generation, agriculture and construction. Through marine activities, the company primarily provides lubricants, but also fuels and related technical services, to the shipping and boating industries. It supplies approximately 100 grades of lubricants and 20 different types of fuel serving approximately 15,000 vessels worldwide, ranging from large ocean-going tankers to small fishing boats. Business to Business: Business to Business activities encompass the sale of fuels and speciality products and services to a range of commercial customers. Shell Aviation provides fuel for approximately 7,000 aircraft every day at approximately 800 airports in around 40 countries. Shell Gas (LPG) provides liquefied petroleum gas and related services to retail, commercial and industrial customers for cooking, heating, lighting and transport. Shell Commercial Fuels provides transport, industrial and heating fuels in 20 countries. Shell Bitumen supplies on average 11,000 tonnes of products every day to 1,600 customers worldwide and invests in technology research and development to create new products. Shell Sulphur Solutions has developed a dedicated sulphur business to manage the value chain of sulphur, from refining to marketing. The business provides sulphur for industries, such as mining and textiles and also develops new products which incorporate sulphur, including road surfaces, fertilisers and concrete. Alternative Energies: The company’s Raízen joint venture in Brazil produces ethanol from sugar cane, and manages a retail network with an annual production capacity of approximately 2 billion litres. Research and Development In 2013, the company’s research and development expenses included $1,318 million. Strategy The company’s strategy seeks to reinforce its position as a leader in the oil and gas industry, while helping to meet global energy demand in a responsible way. The company aim to grow its cash flow and deliver competitive returns through economic cycles, to finance a competitive dividend and fund investment for future growth. Significant Events In April 2014, Royal Dutch Shell Plc has signed a deal with China National Petroleum Corp to boost cooperation in sectors such as deep sea exploration and shale gas, the Beijing-backed company has said. In April 2014, Royal Dutch Shell plc signed an official joint venture agreement and established new operating entity called LNG Canada Development Inc. Shell, along with partners Korea Gas Corp., Mitsubishi Corp. and PetroChina International, is proposing to construct and operate a LNG plant and marine terminal export facility at Kitimat, B.C. In May 2014, Chart Industries Inc. announced the opening of the 20 retail liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations it has been selected by Shell to design, manufacture and commission. In May 2014, Inpex and Shell announced plans to invest in a significant new project in Australia to construct a subsea optical fibre cable system with Australian wholesale network operator Nextgen Group, delivering critical infrastructure for the nation's resources industry. In June 2014, China National Offshore Oil Corporation and Royal Dutch Shell plc have signed a global strategic alliance agreement. The agreement reconfirms both parties' commitment to the existing strategic partnership in China and around the world. Under the Agreement, the companies also commit to exploring potential cooperation opportunities in upstream, midstream and downstream. The parties are also working together in liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects and upstream deepwater projects including in Gabon and Brazil among others.
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