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Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Greatest Weaknesses

An article by Kevin Godbold published on Wednesday 12 March 2014 by The Motley Fool

Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 00.47.49Drilling for oil is a dangerous business. We only need to look across at the firm’s rival BP and its 2010 Gulf-of-Mexico disaster to see how a drilling accident can financially cripple even a major oil company for years. Shell takes similar risks to BP on a daily basis and because accidents don’t happen every day, it’s easy to become complacent about that. However, man’s ingenuity won’t always defeat the forces of nature and the next big oil disaster could be just around the corner.

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