Oil giant gains
Rising oil prices see Shell profits leap
The Anglo-Dutch giant said profits on a current cost of supply measure – which strips out price fluctuations – jumped 140% to $4.3bn (£3bn) compared with the same quarter in 2016.
This took annual profits on the CCS measure to $15.8bn, up 119% on the year before.
Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden called 2017 a “strong financial performance”.
In a statement he said the year was one “of transformation, in which we showed we have what it takes to deliver a world-class investment case”.