Oil Giant Shell Wants to Sell You Electricity

LONDON—Royal Dutch Shell PLC is on a spree of small but strategic acquisitions in an area oil companies have long avoided: the power sector.

In the past few months, the British-Dutch oil giant bought a utility, an electric-car charging business and a stake in a solar-power company, part of a broader long-term plan to marry its huge natural-gas output with a futuristic utility business.

Published in The Wall Street Journal, 29th March, 2018