"LONDON -- Royal Dutch Shell, the biggest oil company in Europe, said on Thursday that its profit almost doubled in the second quarter on higher oil prices and as new oil and gas projects came on stream.
Profit rose to $8.7 billion in the April-through June period, from $4.4 billion in the same period last year, Shell said in a statement. Production fell 2 percent after Shell sold some assets and because of delays in drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico. "
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