Shell Q2 profit rises to $8 bln on high oil price
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell reported Thursday second quarter net profit rose to $8.0 billion compared with $4.5 billion in the same period last year due to a strong rise in the price of crude.
Earnings in the period from April through June increased by 56 percent to $6.6 billion compared with $4.2 billion in the second quarter of 2010, the company said in a statement.
"Our second quarter 2011 earnings were higher than year-ago levels, driven by increased energy prices and Shell's operating performances," company chief executive Peter Voser said in a statement.
Voser said that the outlook for the rest of the year was positive.
"We have made important progress with new production in 2011, and the ramp-up of our new projects should drive our financial performance in the coming quarters," he said.
© 2011 AFP