WATCHING THE WORLD SHELL'S ANNIVERSARY

With Roger Vielvoye from London For oil companies with long and distinguished histories, anniversaries are something to savor. In Southeast Asia, the Royal Dutch/Shell Group has been savoring 100 years of operations that started with the arrival in Singapore of two employees of M. Samuel & Co. to set up the first of a chain of oil storage depots. Six years later M. Samuel & Co. became Shell Transport & Trading, which in 1907 merged with Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., another organization with its

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