Top 2 petroleum company - Employees : 108,000 - Netherlands .
Shell ranks 3 in Fortune Global 500 published on July 12th 2007 :
2006 Revenues ($ millions) : 318,845.0 , Profits($ millions) : 25,442.0
Europe’s biggest company is also a fossil-fuel giant. Shell’s particular strength is in natural gas ; its soaring prices helped overall revenues grow 3.9% last year. Although it’s the second most-profitable company in the world, with earnings of $25.4 billion, its profits grew only 0.5% last year because of slowdowns at its Nigerian operations and an increase in unplanned downtime at the company’s U.S. refineries.