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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington D.C. 20549
Form 6-K
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of November 2023
Commission File Number: 1-32575
Shell plc
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
England and Wales
(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
Shell Centre
London, SE1 7NA
United Kingdom
(Address of principal executive office)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form
40-F.
Form 20-F þ Form 40-F ¨




Shell plc (the “Registrant”) is filing the following exhibits on this Report on Form 6-K, each of which is hereby incorporated by reference:
Exhibit
No.Description
Regulatory release.
Shell plc – Three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2023 Unaudited Condensed Interim Financial Report.
This Report on Form 6-K contains the Unaudited Condensed Interim Financial Report. This Unaudited Condensed Interim Financial Report contains the Unaudited Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements of the Registrant and its subsidiaries for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2023, and Business Review in respect of such periods.
This Report on Form 6-K is incorporated by reference into:
a) the Registration Statement on Form F-3 of Shell plc and Shell International Finance B.V. (Registration Numbers 333-254137 and 333-254137-01); and

b) the Registration Statements on Form S-8 of Shell plc (Registration Numbers 333-262396 and 333-272192).


SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Shell plc
(Registrant)
By:/s/ Caroline J.M. Omloo
Name: Caroline J.M. Omloo
Title: Company Secretary
Date: November 2, 2023


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Exhibit 99.1
Regulatory release

Three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2023
Unaudited Condensed Interim Financial Report
On November 2, 2023, Shell plc released the Unaudited Condensed Interim Financial Report for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2023, of Shell plc and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Shell”).
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Exhibit 99.2
Shell plc
Three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2023
Unaudited Condensed Interim Financial Report

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SHELL PLC
3rd QUARTER 2023 UNAUDITED RESULTS
SUMMARY OF UNAUDITED RESULTS
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 2022Reference20232022%
7,0443,134 6,743 +125Income/(loss) attributable to Shell plc shareholders18,88731,899 -41
6,224 5,073 9,454 +23Adjusted EarningsA20,944 30,055 -30
16,336 14,435 21,512 +13Adjusted EBITDAA52,20463,689-18
12,332 15,130 12,539 -18Cash flow from operating activities41,62246,009-10
(4,827)(3,015)(5,049)Cash flow from investing activities(12,080)(15,530)
7,505 12,116 7,490 Free cash flowG29,542 30,479 
5,649 5,130 5,426 Cash capital expenditureC17,280 17,515 
10,097 9,653 9,359 +5Operating expensesF29,062 28,363 +2
9,735 9,607 9,893 +1Underlying operating expensesF28,635 28,419 +1
12.0%11.6%17.3%ROACE on a Net income basisD12.0%17.3%
12.5%13.4%14.7%ROACE on an Adjusted Earnings plus Non-controlling interest (NCI) basisD12.5%14.7%
82,147 84,366 81,990 Total debtE82,147 81,990 
40,47040,310 48,343 Net debtE40,47048,343
17.3%17.3%20.3%GearingE17.3%20.3%
2,706 2,731 2,766 -1Total production available for sale (thousand boe/d)2,779 2,875 -3
1.060.460.93+130Basic earnings per share ($)2.78 4.29-35
0.930.751.30+24Adjusted Earnings per share ($)B3.084.04-24
0.33100.33100.2500Dividend per share ($)0.94950.7500+27
1.Q3 on Q2 change
Quarter Analysis1
Income attributable to Shell plc shareholders, compared with the second quarter 2023, mainly reflected higher refining margins, higher realised oil prices, higher LNG trading and optimisation results, and higher Upstream production, partly offset by lower Integrated Gas volumes.
Third quarter 2023 income attributable to Shell plc shareholders also included impairment charges, largely offset by favourable movements due to the fair value accounting of commodity derivatives. These charges and favourable movements are included in identified items amounting to a net loss of $0.1 billion in the quarter. This compares with identified items in the second quarter 2023 which amounted to a net loss of $1.6 billion and mainly related to net impairment charges and reversals of $1.7 billion.
Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA2 were driven by the same factors as income attributable to Shell plc shareholders and adjusted for the above identified items and the cost of supplies adjustment of negative $1.0 billion.
Cash flow from operating activities for the third quarter 2023 was $12.3 billion, and primarily driven by Adjusted EBITDA, and a working capital inflow of $0.4 billion, partly offset by tax payments of $3.2 billion, and derivatives of $2.5 billion. The working capital inflow mainly reflected accounts receivable and payable movements, partly offset by inventory movements due to higher prices and higher volumes.
Cash flow from investing activities for the quarter was an outflow of $4.8 billion, and included cash capital expenditure of $5.6 billion, and divestment proceeds of $0.3 billion.
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Net debt and Gearing: At the end of the third quarter 2023, net debt was $40.5 billion, compared with $40.3 billion at the end of the second quarter 2023. Gearing was 17.3% at the end of the third quarter 2023 and in line with the end of the second quarter 2023.
Shareholder distributions
Total shareholder distributions in the quarter amounted to $4.9 billion comprising repurchases of shares of $2.7 billion and cash dividends paid to Shell plc shareholders of $2.2 billion. Dividends declared to Shell plc shareholders for the third quarter 2023 amount to $0.3310 per share. Shell has now completed $3 billion of share buybacks announced in the second quarter 2023 results announcement. Today, Shell announces a share buyback programme of $3.5 billion which is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter 2023 results announcement.
Nine Months Analysis1
Income attributable to Shell plc shareholders, compared with the first nine months 2022, reflected lower realised oil and gas prices, lower volumes, and lower refining margins, partly offset by higher Marketing margins, and higher LNG trading and optimisation results.
First nine months 2023 income attributable to Shell plc shareholders also included net impairment charges and reversals of $2.3 billion which are included in identified items amounting to a net loss of $2.2 billion. This compares with identified items in the first nine months 2022 which amounted to a net loss of $0.3 billion.
Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA2 for the first nine months 2023 were driven by the same factors as income attributable to Shell plc shareholders and adjusted for identified items and the cost of supplies adjustment of negative $0.2 billion.
Cash flow from operating activities for the first nine months 2023 was $41.6 billion, and primarily driven by Adjusted EBITDA, and working capital inflow of $4.5 billion, partly offset by tax payments of $10.1 billion, and derivatives of $5.1 billion.
Cash flow from investing activities for the first nine months 2023 was an outflow of $12.1 billion and included cash capital expenditure of $17.3 billion, divestment proceeds of $2.5 billion, and net other investing cash inflows of $1.2 billion.
This Unaudited Condensed Interim Financial Report, together with supplementary financial and operational disclosure for this quarter, is available at www.shell.com/investors3.
1.All earnings amounts are shown post-tax, unless stated otherwise.
2.Adjusted EBITDA is without taxation.
3.Not incorporated by reference.
THIRD QUARTER 2023 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENTS
Integrated Gas
In October 2023, we completed the previously announced sale of our participating interest of 35% in Indonesia’s Masela production-sharing contract to Indonesia’s PT Pertamina Hulu Energi and PETRONAS Masela Sdn. Bhd. The participating interest includes the Abadi gas project.
In October 2023, we and our partners in the Oman LNG LLC venture signed an amended shareholders’ agreement for Oman LNG LLC (Oman LNG) extending the business beyond 2024. We will remain the largest private shareholder in Oman LNG, with a 30% shareholding.
Upstream
In August 2023, we announced that gas production has started at the Timi platform in Malaysia under the SK318 production-sharing contract (Shell interest 75%).
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PERFORMANCE BY SEGMENT
INTEGRATED GAS
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 2022Reference20232022%
2,154 754 5,736 +186
Segment earnings2
5,31816,919 -69
(375)(1,744)3,417 Of which: Identified itemsA(4,625)6,750
2,529 2,498 2,319 +1Adjusted Earnings²A9,944 10,169 -2
4,871 4,827 5,393 +1
Adjusted EBITDA2
A17,180 18,237 -6
4,009 3,628 6,664 +11Cash flow from operating activitiesA13,923 21,283 -35
1,099 1,089 956 Cash capital expenditureC3,000 2,739 
122 142 123 -14Liquids production available for sale (thousand b/d)134 129 +4
4,517 4,895 4,645 -8Natural gas production available for sale (million scf/d)4,744 4,597 +3
900 985 924 -9Total production available for sale (thousand boe/d)952 922 +3
6.88 7.17 7.24 -4LNG liquefaction volumes (million tonnes)21.23 22.90 -7
16.01 16.03 15.66 LNG sales volumes (million tonnes)49.01 49.16 
1.Q3 on Q2 change
2.Segment earnings, Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA are presented on a CCS basis (see Note 2).
Integrated Gas includes liquefied natural gas (LNG), conversion of natural gas into gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuels and other products. It includes natural gas and liquids exploration and extraction, and the operation of the upstream and midstream infrastructure necessary to deliver these to market. Integrated Gas also includes the marketing, trading and optimisation of LNG, including LNG as a fuel for heavy-duty vehicles.
Quarter Analysis1
Segment earnings, compared with the second quarter 2023, reflected the combined effect of higher contributions from trading and optimisation and higher realised prices from liquid products (increase of $368 million), partly offset by lower volumes (decrease of $159 million).
Third quarter 2023 segment earnings also included unfavourable movements of $340 million due to the fair value accounting of commodity derivatives. As part of Shell's normal business, commodity derivative hedge contracts are entered into for mitigation of economic exposures on future purchases and sales. As these commodity derivatives are measured at fair value, this creates an accounting mismatch over periods. These unfavourable movements are part of identified items and compare with the second quarter 2023 which included net impairment charges and reversals of $1,438 million and unfavourable movements of $293 million due to the fair value accounting of commodity derivatives.
Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA2 were driven by the same factors as the segment earnings and adjusted for identified items.
Cash flow from operating activities for the quarter was primarily driven by Adjusted EBITDA, and working capital inflows of $348 million, partly offset by tax payments of $679 million, and net cash outflows related to derivatives of $454 million.
Total oil and gas production, compared with the second quarter 2023, decreased by 9% mainly due to higher planned maintenance at Prelude, in Trinidad and Tobago and production-sharing contract effects in Pearl GTL. LNG liquefaction volumes decreased by 4% mainly due to higher maintenance at Prelude.
Nine Months Analysis1
Segment earnings, compared with the first nine months 2022, reflected lower volumes (decrease of $540 million), and the net effect of lower realised prices and higher contributions from trading and optimisation (decrease of $172 million), partly offset by lower operating expenses (decrease of $159 million).
First nine months 2023 segment earnings also included unfavourable movements of $2,821 million due to the fair value accounting of commodity derivatives and net impairment charges and reversals of $1,700 million. These unfavourable movements and net impairment charges and reversals are part of identified items and compare with the first nine months 2022 which included favourable movements of $6,980 million due to the fair value accounting of commodity derivatives, and gains of $779 million from net impairment charges and reversals, partly offset by other impacts of $608 million, which mainly comprised loan write-downs, as well as charges of $387 million due to provisions for onerous contracts.
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Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA2 were driven by the same factors as the segment earnings and adjusted for identified items.
Cash flow from operating activities for the first nine months 2023 was primarily driven by Adjusted EBITDA, and working capital inflow of $2,677 million, partly offset by net cash outflows related to derivatives of $3,071 million, and tax payments of $2,843 million.
Total oil and gas production, compared with the first nine months 2022, increased by 3% mainly due to lower maintenance in Pearl GTL, Trinidad and Tobago, and ramp-up of new fields in Oman and Canada, partly offset by derecognition of Sakhalin-related volumes, and production-sharing contract effects in Pearl GTL. LNG liquefaction volumes decreased by 7% mainly due to the derecognition of Sakhalin-related volumes.
1.All earnings amounts are shown post-tax, unless stated otherwise.
2.Adjusted EBITDA is without taxation.
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UPSTREAM
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 2022Reference20232022%
1,983 1,5865,357 +25
Segment earnings2
6,349 14,843 -57
(238)(98)(539)Of which: Identified itemsA(357)585 
2,221 1,684 5,896 +32Adjusted Earnings²A6,706 14,258 -53
7,412 6,447 12,539 +15
Adjusted EBITDA2
A22,696 32,682 -31
5,336 4,519 8,343 +18Cash flow from operating activitiesA15,663 22,417 -30
2,007 2,029 1,733 
Cash capital expenditure
C5,906 6,298 
1,311 1,283 1,273 +2Liquids production available for sale (thousand b/d)1,313 1,333 -1
2,564 2,425 2,995 +6Natural gas production available for sale (million scf/d)2,687 3,341 -20
1,753 1,701 1,789 +3Total production available for sale (thousand boe/d)1,776 1,909 -7
1.Q3 on Q2 change
2.Segment earnings, Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA are presented on a CCS basis (see Note 2).
The Upstream segment includes exploration and extraction of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. It also markets and transports oil and gas, and operates the infrastructure necessary to deliver them to the market.
Quarter Analysis1
Segment earnings, compared with the second quarter 2023, mainly reflected higher realised liquids prices (increase of $525 million) and higher volumes (increase of $392 million).
Third quarter 2023 segment earnings also included legal provisions of $169 million and charges of $62 million related to the impact of the weakening Brazilian real on a deferred tax position. These losses are part of identified items, and compare with the second quarter 2023 which included charges of $127 million due to Brazil oil export tax and a $65 million charge relating to impairments, partly offset by gains of $92 million related to the impact of the strengthening Brazilian real on a deferred tax position.
Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA2 were driven by the same factors as the segment earnings and adjusted for identified items.
Cash flow from operating activities for the quarter was primarily driven by Adjusted EBITDA, partly offset by tax payments of $2,090 million.
Total production, compared with the second quarter 2023, increased mainly due to higher performance in Deep Water.
Nine Months Analysis1
Segment earnings, compared with the first nine months 2022, mainly reflected lower realised oil and gas prices (decrease of $4,641 million), lower volumes (decrease of $1,654 million), and the comparative adverse impact of $1,037 million relating to storage and working gas transfer effects, partly offset by lower operating expenses (decrease of $673 million).
First nine months 2023 segment earnings also included charges of $188 million from impairments, legal provisions of $169 million and deferred tax charges of $132 million due to amendments to IAS 12, partly offset by gains of $106 million due to fair value accounting of commodity derivatives. These gains and losses are part of identified items, and compare with the first nine months 2022 which included a gain of $982 million related to net impairment charges and reversals, and losses of $529 million due to the fair value accounting of commodity derivatives.
Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA2 were driven by the same factors as the segment earnings and adjusted for identified items.
Cash flow from operating activities for the first nine months 2023 was primarily driven by Adjusted EBITDA and higher tax payments of $6,455 million, partly offset by a working capital inflow of $374 million.
Total production, compared with the first nine months 2022, decreased mainly due to the impact of divestments and field decline, partly offset by ramp-up of new fields.
1.All earnings amounts are shown post-tax, unless stated otherwise.
2.Adjusted EBITDA is without taxation.
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MARKETING
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 2022
%¹
Reference20232022%
702 970 757 -28
Segment earnings²
2,809 1,758 +60
(18)76 (63)Of which: Identified items A320 (550)
720 894 820 -20
Adjusted Earnings²
A2,488 2,308 +8
1,519 1,604 1,505 -5
Adjusted EBITDA2
A4,700 4,280 +10
880 1,412 2,299 -38Cash flow from operating activitiesA3,378 1,315 +157
917 670 746 Cash capital expenditureC4,273 2,838 
2,654 2,607 2,581 +2Marketing sales volumes (thousand b/d)2,570 2,490 +3
1.Q3 on Q2 change
2.Segment earnings, Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA are presented on a CCS basis (see Note 2).
The Marketing segment comprises the Mobility, Lubricants, and Sectors & Decarbonisation businesses. The Mobility business operates Shell’s retail network including electric vehicle charging services. The Lubricants business produces, markets and sells lubricants for road transport, and machinery used in manufacturing, mining, power generation, agriculture and construction. The Sectors & Decarbonisation business sells fuels, speciality products and services including low-carbon energy solutions to a broad range of commercial customers including the aviation, marine, and agricultural sectors.
Quarter Analysis1
Segment earnings, compared with the second quarter 2023, reflected one-off tax charges (increase of $105 million), and higher operating expenses (increase of $67 million). Marketing margins were in line with the second quarter 2023 and included lower Mobility fuel margins due to rising feedstock costs and lower Lubricants margins, offset by higher Sectors & Decarbonisation margins.
Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA2 were driven by the same factors as the segment earnings and adjusted for identified items.
Cash flow from operating activities for the quarter was primarily driven by Adjusted EBITDA, the timing of payments relating to emissions and biofuel programmes of $90 million, and non-cash cost-of-sales (CCS) adjustments of $70 million. These inflows were partly offset by working capital outflows of $533 million and tax payments of $224 million.
Marketing sales volumes (comprising hydrocarbon sales), compared with the second quarter 2023, increased mainly due to seasonality in Aviation.
Nine Months Analysis1
Segment earnings, compared with the first nine months 2022, reflected higher Marketing margins (increase of $1,097 million) due to higher unit margins and volumes. These were partly offset by higher operating expenses (increase of $613 million) including the impact of asset acquisitions and higher volumes, and higher depreciation charges (increase of $174 million).
First nine months 2023 segment earnings also included gains of $298 million related to indirect tax credits, and favourable movements of $51 million due to the fair value accounting of commodity derivatives. These gains are part of identified items and compare with the first nine months 2022 which included losses of $236 million from net impairments and reversals, net losses of $111 million related to the sale of assets, unfavourable movements of $88 million due to the fair value accounting of commodity derivatives, and provisions for onerous contracts of $62 million.
Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA2 were driven by the same factors as the segment earnings and adjusted for identified items.
Cash flow from operating activities for the first nine months 2023 was primarily driven by Adjusted EBITDA, and the timing of payments relating to emissions and biofuel programmes of $279 million. These inflows were partly offset by working capital outflows of $971 million, tax payments of $464 million, and non-cash cost-of-sales (CCS) adjustments of $140 million.
Marketing sales volumes (comprising hydrocarbon sales), compared with the first nine months 2022, increased mainly due to improved demand in Aviation and Mobility asset acquisitions.
1.All earnings amounts are shown post-tax, unless stated otherwise.
2.Adjusted EBITDA is without taxation.
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CHEMICALS AND PRODUCTS
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 2022Reference20232022%
1,173 349 980 +236
Segment earnings²
3,3224,183-21
(207)(100)208 Of which: Identified items A(285)208
1,380 450 772 +207Adjusted Earnings²A3,6073,975-9
2,591 1,300 1,797 +99
Adjusted EBITDA2
A6,9406,988-1
2,379 2,110 3,385 +13Cash flow from operating activitiesA6,7799,787-31
879 669 828 Cash capital expenditureC2,1603,051
1,334 1,335 1,434 Refinery processing intake (thousand b/d)1,3601,391-2
1,548 1,466 1,803 +6Refining & Trading sales volumes (thousand b/d)1,5731,666-6
2,998 2,828 2,879 6Chemicals sales volumes (thousand tonnes)8,6569,264-7
1.Q3 on Q2 change
2.Segment earnings, Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA are presented on a CCS basis (see Note 2).
The Chemicals and Products segment includes chemicals manufacturing plants with their own marketing network, and refineries which turn crude oil and other feedstocks into a range of oil products which are moved and marketed around the world for domestic, industrial and transport use. The segment also includes the pipeline business, trading and optimisation of crude oil, oil products and petrochemicals, and Oil Sands activities (the extraction of bitumen from mined oil sands and its conversion into synthetic crude oil).
Quarter Analysis1
Segment earnings, compared with the second quarter 2023, reflected higher Products margins (increase of $849 million) mainly driven by higher refining margins due to lower global product supply and higher margins from trading and optimisation. Segment earnings also reflected higher Chemicals margins (increase of $55 million) including higher income from joint ventures and associates. In addition, the third quarter 2023 reflected lower operating expenses (decrease of $68 million).
Third quarter 2023 segment earnings also included losses of $79 million from net impairments and reversals, legal provisions of $74 million, and unfavourable movements of $53 million due to the fair value accounting of commodity derivatives. These losses are part of identified items, and compare with the second quarter 2023 which included losses of $76 million from net impairments and reversals.
Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA2 were driven by the same factors as the segment earnings and adjusted for identified items. In the third quarter 2023, Chemicals had negative adjusted earnings of $329 million and Products had positive adjusted earnings of $1,710 million.
Cash flow from operating activities for the quarter was primarily driven by Adjusted EBITDA, and non-cash cost-of-sales (CCS) adjustments of $1,280 million. These inflows were partly offset by the timing of payments relating to emissions and biofuel programmes of $634 million, working capital outflows of $619 million, and cash outflows relating to commodity derivatives of $372 million.
Chemicals manufacturing plant utilisation was 70%, in line with the second quarter 2023.
Refinery utilisation was 84% compared with 85% in the second quarter 2023.
Nine Months Analysis1
Segment earnings, compared with the first nine months 2022, reflected lower Products margins (decrease of $577 million) mainly driven by lower refining margins partly offset by higher margins from trading and optimisation. The segment earnings also reflected higher depreciation charges (increase of $466 million), and higher operating expenses (increase of $107 million) with both depreciation and operating expenses including the start-up of operations at Shell Polymers Monaca in the USA. These were partly offset by higher Chemicals margins (increase of $409 million).
First nine months 2023 segment earnings also included losses of $227 million from net impairments and reversals, legal provisions of $74 million and favourable movements of $84 million related to the fair value accounting of commodity derivatives. These gains and losses are part of identified items, and compare with the first nine months 2022 which included gains of $181 million related to the sale of assets, gains of $87 million related to the remeasurement of redundancy and restructuring costs, favourable movements of $67 million related to the fair value accounting of commodity derivatives, and losses of $142 million from net impairments and reversals.
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Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA2 were driven by the same factors as the segment earnings and adjusted for identified items. In the first nine months 2023, Chemicals had negative adjusted earnings of $1,130 million and Products had positive adjusted earnings of $4,737 million.
Cash flow from operating activities for the first nine months 2023 was primarily driven by Adjusted EBITDA, non-cash cost-of-sales (CCS) adjustments of $401 million, cash inflows relating to commodity derivatives of $235 million, and dividends (net of profits) from joint ventures and associates of $78 million. These inflows were partly offset by working capital outflows of $744 million, the timing of payments relating to emissions and biofuel programmes of $254 million, and tax payments of $211 million.
Chemicals manufacturing plant utilisation was 70% compared with 79% in the first nine months 2022, mainly due to unplanned maintenance and economic optimisation in the first nine months 2023.
Refinery utilisation was 87% compared with 84% in the first nine months 2022, due to lower planned maintenance.
1.All earnings amounts are shown post-tax, unless stated otherwise.
2.Adjusted EBITDA is without taxation.
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RENEWABLES AND ENERGY SOLUTIONS
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 2022Reference20232022%
600 530 (4,023)+13
Segment earnings2
3,329(5,732)+158
667 301 (4,406)Of which: Identified itemsA2,778(7,184)
(67)228 383 -129
Adjusted Earnings2
A5511,452-62
79 438 530 -82
Adjusted EBITDA2
A1,1862,064-43
(34)3,192 (8,051)-101Cash flow from operating activitiesA4,249(9,068)+147
659 556 1,086 
Cash capital expenditure
C1,6552,393
76 67 67 +14
External power sales (terawatt hours)3
211177+19
170 172 157 -1
Sales of pipeline gas to end-use customers (terawatt hours)4
563603-7
1.Q3 on Q2 change
2.Segment earnings, Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA are presented on a CCS basis (see Note 2).
3.Physical power sales to third parties; excluding financial trades and physical trade with brokers, investors, financial institutions, trading platforms, and wholesale traders.
4.Physical natural gas sales to third parties; excluding financial trades and physical trade with brokers, investors, financial institutions, trading platforms, and wholesale traders. Excluding sales of natural gas by other segments and LNG sales.
Renewables and Energy Solutions includes activities such as renewable power generation, the marketing and trading and optimisation of power and pipeline gas, as well as carbon credits, and digitally enabled customer solutions. It also includes the production and marketing of hydrogen, development of commercial carbon capture and storage hubs, investment in nature-based projects that avoid or reduce carbon emissions, and Shell Ventures, which invests in companies that work to accelerate the energy and mobility transformation.
Quarter Analysis1
Segment earnings, compared with the second quarter 2023, reflected lower margins (decrease of $170 million) mainly due to seasonal impacts primarily in Europe and from trading and optimisation, and higher operating expenses (increase of $88 million).
Third quarter 2023 segment earnings also included favourable movements of $506 million due to the fair value accounting of commodity derivatives, a gain of $312 million mainly related to a previously novated gas supply contract (see Note 8), partly offset by losses of $76 million on the sale of assets, and $75 million of net impairment charges and reversals. As part of Shell's normal business, commodity derivative hedge contracts are entered into for mitigation of economic exposures on future purchases, sales and inventory. As these commodity derivatives are measured at fair value, this creates an accounting mismatch over periods. These favourable movements and losses are part of identified items and compare with the second quarter 2023 which included favourable movements of $310 million due to the fair value accounting of commodity derivatives.
Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA2 were driven by the same factors as the segment earnings and adjusted for identified items. Most Renewables and Energy Solutions activities were loss-making in the third quarter 2023, partly offset by positive adjusted earnings from trading and optimisation.
Cash flow from operating activities for the quarter was primarily driven by cash outflows related to derivatives of $1,407 million, and tax payments of $258 million, partly offset by working capital inflows of $1,188 million.
Nine Months Analysis1
Segment earnings, compared with the first nine months 2022, reflected lower margins (decrease of $420 million) mainly from trading and optimisation for gas and power partly offset by Energy Marketing, and higher operating expenses (increase of $291 million).
Nine months 2023 segment earnings also included favourable movements of $2,632 million due to the fair value accounting of commodity derivatives. These favourable movements are part of identified items and compare with the first nine months 2022 which included unfavourable movements of $7,192 million due to the fair value accounting of commodity derivatives.
Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA2 were driven by the same factors as the segment earnings and adjusted for identified items. Most Renewables and Energy Solutions activities were loss-making for the first nine months 2023, partly offset by positive adjusted earnings from trading and optimisation.
Cash flow from operating activities for the first nine months 2023 was primarily driven by working capital inflows of $4,693 million, and Adjusted EBITDA, partly offset by net cash outflows related to derivatives of $1,719 million.
1.All earnings amounts are shown post-tax, unless stated otherwise.
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2.Adjusted EBITDA is without taxation.
Additional Growth Measures
QuartersNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 202220232022%
Renewable power generation capacity (gigawatt):
2.5 2.5 2.2 
– In operation2
2.5 2.2 +13
4.9 4.6 3.0 +6
– Under construction and/or committed for sale3
4.9 3.0 +62
1.Q3 on Q2 change
2.Shell's equity share of renewable generation capacity post commercial operation date. It excludes Shell's equity share of associates where information cannot be obtained.
3.Shell's equity share of renewable generation capacity under construction and/or committed for sale under long-term offtake agreements (PPA). It excludes Shell's equity share of associates where information cannot be obtained.

CORPORATE
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 2022Reference20232022
(460)(701)(543)
Segment earnings1
(2,225)(1,807)
22 (48)28 Of which: Identified itemsA(50)(62)
(482)(654)(571)
Adjusted Earnings1
A(2,175)(1,745)
(136)(180)(251)
Adjusted EBITDA1
A(499)(562)
(238)269 (100)Cash flow from operating activitiesA(2,372)276 
1.Segment earnings, Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted EBITDA are presented on a CCS basis (see Note 2).
The Corporate segment covers the non-operating activities supporting Shell, comprising Shell’s holdings and treasury organisation, its self-insurance activities and its headquarters and central functions. All finance expense and income and related taxes are included in Corporate segment earnings rather than in the earnings of business segments.
Quarter Analysis1
Segment earnings, compared with the second quarter 2023, reflected favourable movements in net interest expense and currency exchange rate effects.
Adjusted EBITDA2 was mainly driven by favourable currency exchange rate effects.
Nine Months Analysis1
Segment earnings, compared with the first nine months 2022, were primarily driven by unfavourable movements in tax credits, partly offset by favourable currency exchange rate effects.
Adjusted EBITDA2 was mainly driven by favourable currency exchange rate effects.
1.All earnings amounts are shown post-tax, unless stated otherwise.
2.Adjusted EBITDA is without taxation.
OUTLOOK FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER 2023
Cash capital expenditure for full year 2023 is expected to be within ~$23 - $25 billion.
Integrated Gas production is expected to be approximately 870 - 930 thousand boe/d. LNG liquefaction volumes are expected to be approximately 6.7 - 7.3 million tonnes. Outlook reflects ongoing maintenance at Prelude and lower expected liquefaction volumes from Egypt.
Upstream production is expected to be approximately 1,750 - 1,950 thousand boe/d.Production outlook reflects the closure of the Groningen gas field.
Marketing sales volumes are expected to be approximately 2,250 - 2,750 thousand b/d.
Refinery utilisation is expected to be approximately 75% - 83%, due to planned maintenance activities in North America. Chemicals manufacturing plant utilisation is expected to be approximately 62% - 70%.
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Corporate Adjusted Earnings are expected to be a net expense of approximately $550 - $750 million in the fourth quarter 2023 and a net expense of approximately $2,750 - $2,950 million for the full year 2023. This excludes the impact of currency exchange rate and fair value accounting effects.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS
Fourth quarter 2023 and full year 2023 results and dividends are scheduled to be announced on February 1, 2024.
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UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 202220232022
76,350 74,578 95,749 
Revenue1
237,888 280,011 
747 629 2,512 Share of profit/(loss) of joint ventures and associates2,957 4,240 
913 813 498 
Interest and other income/(expenses)2
2,207 755 
78,011 76,020 98,759 Total revenue and other income/(expenses)243,052 285,006 
49,144 51,492 70,684 Purchases158,138 192,999 
6,384 6,041 5,910 Production and manufacturing expenses18,433 18,298 
3,447 3,314 3,229 Selling, distribution and administrative expenses9,811 9,392 
267 297 220 Research and development817 672 
436 444 424 Exploration1,283 1,063 
5,911 7,872 6,124 
Depreciation, depletion and amortisation2
20,069 12,071 
1,131 1,211 734 Interest expense3,507 2,140 
66,720 70,671 87,324 Total expenditure212,058 236,635 
11,291 5,348 11,435 Income/(loss) before taxation30,993 48,371 
4,115 2,195 4,587 Taxation charge/(credit)11,891 15,966 
7,176 3,154 6,848 
Income/(loss) for the period¹
19,102 32,405 
132 20 104 Income/(loss) attributable to non-controlling interest215 505 
7,044 3,134 6,743 Income/(loss) attributable to Shell plc shareholders18,887 31,899 
1.060.46 0.93 
Basic earnings per share ($)3
2.784.29 
1.050.46 0.92 
Diluted earnings per share ($)3
2.754.25 
1.    See Note 2 “Segment information”.
2.    See Note 8 “Other notes to the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements”.
3.    See Note 4 “Earnings per share”.
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 202220232022
7,176 3,154 6,848 Income/(loss) for the period19,102 32,405 
Other comprehensive income/(loss) net of tax:
Items that may be reclassified to income in later periods:
(1,460)(267)(3,456)– Currency translation differences(1,174)(5,841)
(7)(25)– Debt instruments remeasurements13 (90)
141 100 (57)
– Cash flow hedging gains/(losses)
61 112 
— 183 
– Net investment hedging gains/(losses)
(44)444 
(39)(53)11 – Deferred cost of hedging(94)233 
(72)(10)30 – Share of other comprehensive income/(loss) of joint ventures and associates(118)198 
(1,429)(229)(3,315)Total(1,357)(4,945)
Items that are not reclassified to income in later periods:
180 (24)126 – Retirement benefits remeasurements125 7,556 
(38)16 (21)– Equity instruments remeasurements(15)(454)
17 (24)12 – Share of other comprehensive income/(loss) of joint ventures and associates(15)(26)
159 (32)117 Total95 7,076 
(1,270)(261)(3,198)Other comprehensive income/(loss) for the period(1,262)2,131 
5,906 2,893 3,649 Comprehensive income/(loss) for the period17,840 34,536 
149 (15)(38)Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to non-controlling interest217 507 
5,757 2,908 3,687 Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to Shell plc shareholders17,622 34,029 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
$ million
September 30, 2023December 31, 2022
Assets
Non-current assets
Goodwill1
17,345 16,039 
Other intangible assets8,288 9,662 
Property, plant and equipment
197,043 198,642 
Joint ventures and associates24,477 23,864 
Investments in securities3,329 3,362 
Deferred tax1
5,537 7,815 
Retirement benefits
9,654 10,200 
Trade and other receivables6,049 6,920 
Derivative financial instruments²
524 582 
272,247 277,086 
Current assets
Inventories30,230 31,894 
Trade and other receivables52,077 66,510 
Derivative financial instruments²
14,724 24,437 
Cash and cash equivalents43,031 40,246 
140,062 163,087 
Assets classified as held for sale1
1,189 2,851 
141,251 165,938 
Total assets413,498 443,024 
Liabilities
Non-current liabilities
Debt72,028 74,794 
Trade and other payables3,920 3,432 
Derivative financial instruments²
3,257 3,563 
Deferred tax1
15,891 16,186 
Retirement benefits
6,837 7,296 
Decommissioning and other provisions
23,492 23,845 
125,423 129,116 
Current liabilities
Debt10,119 9,001 
Trade and other payables67,188 79,357 
Derivative financial instruments²
9,444 23,779 
Income taxes payable4,372 4,869 
Decommissioning and other provisions3,223 2,910 
94,345 119,916 
Liabilities directly associated with assets classified as held for sale1
786 1,395 
95,131 121,311 
Total liabilities220,555 250,427 
Equity attributable to Shell plc shareholders191,199 190,472 
Non-controlling interest1
1,745 2,125 
Total equity192,943 192,597 
Total liabilities and equity413,498 443,024 
1.    See Note 8 “Other notes to the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements”.
2.    See Note 7 “Derivative financial instruments and debt excluding lease liabilities”.

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
Equity attributable to Shell plc shareholders
$ million
Share capital1
Shares held in trustOther reserves²Retained earningsTotalNon-controlling interestTotal equity
At January 1, 2023584 (726)21,132 169,482 190,472 2,125 192,597 
Comprehensive income/(loss) for the period— — (1,263)18,886 17,622 217 17,840 
Transfer from other comprehensive income— — (111)111 — — — 
Dividends³— — — (6,193)(6,193)(636)(6,829)
Repurchases of shares4
(30)— 30 (11,058)(11,058)— (11,058)
Share-based compensation— 466 (18)(100)349 — 349 
Other changes— — — 


37 45 
At September 30, 2023555 (261)19,769 171,136 191,199 1,745 192,943 
At January 1, 2022641 (610)18,909 153,026 171,966 3,360 175,326 
Comprehensive income/(loss) for the period— — 2,130 31,899 34,029 507 34,536 
Transfer from other comprehensive income— — 13 (13)— — — 
Dividends3
— — — (5,497)(5,497)(164)(5,662)
Repurchases of shares4
(43)— 43 (14,523)(14,523)— (14,523)
Share-based compensation— 444 18 133 594 — 594 
Other changes— — — (46)(46)11 (35)
At September 30, 2022598 (167)21,113 164,978 186,523 3,715 190,237 
1.    See Note 5 “Share capital”.
2.    See Note 6 “Other reserves”.
3.    The amount charged to retained earnings is based on prevailing exchange rates on payment date.
4.     Includes shares committed to repurchase under an irrevocable contract and repurchases subject to settlement at the end of the quarter.

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 202220232022
11,291 5,348 11,435 
Income before taxation for the period
30,993 48,371 
Adjustment for:
513 612 389 – Interest expense (net)1,789 1,539 
5,911 7,872 6,124 
– Depreciation, depletion and amortisation1
20,069 12,071 
186 204 218 – Exploration well write-offs626 486 
74 (53)(93)– Net (gains)/losses on sale and revaluation of non-current assets and businesses (24)(621)
(747)(629)(2,512)– Share of (profit)/loss of joint ventures and associates(2,957)(4,240)
749 884 814 – Dividends received from joint ventures and associates2,529 2,985 
(3,151)1,171 484 – (Increase)/decrease in inventories2,237 (11,263)
(1,126)8,289 (98)– (Increase)/decrease in current receivables13,105 (14,168)
4,711 (4,619)(4,544)– Increase/(decrease) in current payables(10,841)9,606 
(2,807)(907)3,334 – Derivative financial instruments(6,050)5,050 
14 (87)
– Retirement benefits
31 282 
70 (236)(744)
– Decommissioning and other provisions
(250)(183)
(150)954 1,258 
– Other1
474 4,841 
(3,191)(3,773)(3,438)Tax paid(10,108)(8,748)
12,332 15,130 12,539 Cash flow from operating activities41,622 46,009 
(5,259)(4,614)(5,268)Capital expenditure(16,033)(16,182)
(350)(436)(95)Investments in joint ventures and associates(1,093)(1,114)
(40)(80)(63)
Investments in equity securities
(154)(218)
184 362 39 Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment and businesses2,024 1,379 
68 100 203 Proceeds from joint ventures and associates from sale, capital reduction and repayment of long-term loans425 392 
18 36 
Proceeds from sale of equity securities
28 52 
586 522 253 Interest received1,555 505 
701 1,908 496 
Other investing cash inflows1
3,308 1,542 
(724)(794)(650)
Other investing cash outflows
(2,141)(1,886)
(4,827)(3,015)(5,049)Cash flow from investing activities(12,080)(15,530)
88 (186)(206)
Net increase/(decrease) in debt with maturity period within three months
(185)566 
Other debt:
187 362 103 
– New borrowings
964 239 
(3,368)(1,774)(1,171)– Repayments(6,596)(6,243)
(1,049)(1,158)(747)Interest paid(3,076)(2,494)
(26)(152)(843)
Derivative financial instruments
22 (2,155)

Change in non-controlling interest(22)
Cash dividends paid to:
(2,179)(1,983)(1,818)– Shell plc shareholders(6,192)(5,620)
(51)(575)(54)– Non-controlling interest(636)(164)
(2,725)(3,624)(4,950)Repurchases of shares(10,640)(13,963)
(30)86 (25)Shares held in trust: net sales/(purchases) and dividends received(176)(50)
(9,147)(9,003)(9,707)Cash flow from financing activities(26,535)(29,876)
(421)(93)(774)Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents(222)(1,596)
(2,063)3,020 (2,992)Increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents2,785 (993)
45,094 42,074 38,970 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period40,246 36,970 
43,031 45,094 35,978 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period43,031 35,978 
1. See Note 8 “Other notes to the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements”.

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
1.    Basis of preparation
These unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements (“Interim Statements”) of Shell plc (“the Company”) and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “Shell”) have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 Interim Financial Reporting as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB") and adopted by the UK, and on the basis of the same accounting principles as those used in the Company's Annual Report and Accounts (pages 237 to 307) for the year ended December 31, 2022 as filed with the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales and the Autoriteit Financiële Markten (the Netherlands) and Form 20-F (pages 216 to 287) for the year ended December 31, 2022 as filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and should be read in conjunction with these filings.
The financial information presented in the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements does not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of section 434(3) of the Companies Act 2006 (“the Act”). Statutory accounts for the year ended December 31, 2022 were published in Shell's Annual Report and Accounts, a copy of which was delivered to the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales, and in Shell's Form 20-F. The auditor's report on those accounts was unqualified, did not include a reference to any matters to which the auditor drew attention by way of emphasis without qualifying the report and did not contain a statement under sections 498(2) or 498(3) of the Act.
On consolidation, assets and liabilities of non-dollar entities are translated to dollars at period-end rates of exchange, while their statements of income, other comprehensive income and cash flows are translated at average rates. Until the end of 2022 this translation was performed at quarterly average rates. As from January 1, 2023 this translation is performed at monthly average rates. This change had no significant impact on Shell's financial reporting.
New standards adopted in 2023
IFRS 17 Insurance contracts (IFRS 17) as issued in 2017, with amendments published in 2020 and 2021, was adopted as from January 1, 2023. The adoption of IFRS 17 had no significant effect on Shell's financial reporting.
Deferred Tax related to Assets and Liabilities arising from a Single Transaction (Amendments to IAS 12 Income taxes (IAS 12)), published in May 2021, was adopted as from January 1, 2023. The adoption of these amendments had no significant effect on Shell's financial reporting.
International Tax Reform — Pillar Two Model Rules (Amendments to IAS 12) as issued on May 23, 2023, was adopted as from that date. The amendments to IAS 12 introduce a temporary mandatory relief from accounting for deferred tax that arises from legislation implementing OECD Pillar Two. On June 20, 2023, the United Kingdom substantively enacted Pillar Two. As required by the amendments to IAS 12, Shell has applied the exception to recognising and disclosing information about deferred tax assets and liabilities related to Pillar Two income taxes.
Key accounting considerations, significant judgements and estimates
Future long-term commodity price assumptions and management’s view on the future development of refining margins represent a significant estimate. Future long-term commodity price assumptions were subject to change in the second quarter 2023. These assumptions continue to apply for impairment testing purposes in the third quarter 2023.
The discount rate applied in assessing value in use represents a significant estimate. The discount rate applied was subject to change in the second quarter 2023.
2.    Segment information
Segment earnings are presented on a current cost of supplies basis (CCS earnings), which is the earnings measure used by the Chief Executive Officer for the purposes of making decisions about allocating resources and assessing performance. On this basis, the purchase price of volumes sold during the period is based on the current cost of supplies during the same period after making allowance for the tax effect. CCS earnings therefore exclude the effect of changes in the oil price on inventory carrying amounts. Sales between segments are based on prices generally equivalent to commercially available prices.
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INFORMATION BY SEGMENT
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 202220232022
Third-party revenue
8,338 7,938 14,471 Integrated Gas27,208 40,948 
1,617 1,533 1,623 Upstream5,212 5,407 
29,577 26,573 31,965 Marketing82,430 92,222 
27,779 28,656 37,649 Chemicals and Products88,490 110,862 
9,032 9,866 10,031 Renewables and Energy Solutions34,517 30,534 
12 10 Corporate31 38 
76,350 74,578 95,749 
Total third-party revenue1
237,888280,011
Inter-segment revenue
2,472 2,940 5,666 Integrated Gas8,946 13,374 
10,277 8,859 13,164 Upstream30,282 39,056 
154 123 169 Marketing439 423 
569 508 696 Chemicals and Products1,642 2,081 
894 771 1,992 Renewables and Energy Solutions3,140 4,756 
— — — Corporate— — 
CCS earnings
2,154 754 5,736 Integrated Gas5,318 16,919 
1,983 1,586 5,357 Upstream6,349 14,843 
702 970 757 Marketing2,809 1,758 
1,173 349 980 Chemicals and Products3,322 4,183 
600 530 (4,023)Renewables and Energy Solutions3,329 (5,732)
(460)(701)(543)Corporate(2,225)(1,807)
6,152 3,488 8,264 
Total CCS earnings2
18,901 30,163 
1.Includes revenue from sources other than from contracts with customers, which mainly comprises the impact of fair value accounting of commodity derivatives. Third quarter 2023 included income of $3,530 million (second quarter 2023: $4,247 million income; third quarter 2022: $440 million losses). This amount includes both the reversal of prior gains of $2,583 million (second quarter 2023: $27 million gains; third quarter 2022: $4,233 million losses) related to sales contracts and prior losses of $965 million (second quarter 2023: $88 million losses; third quarter 2022: $4,114 million gains) related to purchase contracts that were previously recognised and where physical settlement took place in the third quarter 2023.
2.See Note 3 "Reconciliation of income for the period to CCS Earnings, Operating expenses, Total Debt, and Cash capital expenditure".
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3.Reconciliation of income for the period to CCS Earnings, Operating expenses, Total Debt, and Cash capital expenditure
RECONCILIATION OF INCOME FOR THE PERIOD TO CCS EARNINGS
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 202220232022
7,044 3,134 6,743 Income/(loss) attributable to Shell plc shareholders18,887 31,899 
132 20 104 Income/(loss) attributable to non-controlling interest215 505 
7,176 3,154 6,848 Income/(loss) for the period19,102 32,405 
Current cost of supplies adjustment:
(1,304)383 1,800 Purchases(275)(2,923)
327 (96)(433)Taxation60 745 
(47)47 51 Share of profit/(loss) of joint ventures and associates14 (63)
(1,024)334 1,417 
Current cost of supplies adjustment
(201)(2,242)
Of which:
(969)326 1,354 Attributable to Shell plc shareholders(162)(2,099)
(55)62 Attributable to non-controlling interest(39)(143)
6,152 3,488 8,264 CCS earnings18,901 30,163 
Of which:
6,075 3,460 8,098 CCS earnings attributable to Shell plc shareholders18,725 29,800 
77 27 167 CCS earnings attributable to non-controlling interest176 363 
RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING EXPENSES
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 202220232022
6,384 6,041 5,910 Production and manufacturing expenses18,433 18,298 
3,447 3,314 3,229 Selling, distribution and administrative expenses9,811 9,392 
267 297 220 Research and development817 672 
10,097 9,653 9,359 Operating expenses29,062 28,363 
RECONCILIATION OF TOTAL DEBT
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 202220232022
September 30, 2023June 30, 2023September 30, 2022September 30, 2023September 30, 2022
10,119 12,114 8,046 Current debt10,119 8,046 
72,028 72,252 73,944 Non-current debt72,028 73,944 
82,147 84,366 81,990 Total debt82,147 81,990 

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RECONCILIATION OF CASH CAPITAL EXPENDITURE
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 202220232022
5,259 4,614 5,268 Capital expenditure16,033 16,182 
350 436 95 Investments in joint ventures and associates1,093 1,114 
40 80 63 Investments in equity securities154 218 
5,649 5,130 5,426 Cash capital expenditure17,280 17,515 
Of which:
1,099 1,089 956 Integrated Gas3,000 2,739 
2,007 2,029 1,733 Upstream5,906 6,298 
917 670 746 Marketing4,273 2,838 
879 669 828 
Chemicals and Products
2,160 3,051 
659 556 1,086 Renewables and Energy Solutions1,655 2,393 
87 117 78 Corporate285 196 
4.    Earnings per share
EARNINGS PER SHARE
QuartersNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 202220232022
7,044 3,134 6,743 Income/(loss) attributable to Shell plc shareholders ($ million)18,887 31,899 
Weighted average number of shares used as the basis for determining:
6,668.1 6,793.4 7,276.7 Basic earnings per share (million)6,792.5 7,443.1 
6,736.7 6,854.2 7,341.3 Diluted earnings per share (million)6,856.7 7,505.9 
5.    Share capital
ISSUED AND FULLY PAID ORDINARY SHARES OF €0.07 EACH1
Number of sharesNominal value ($ million)
ABOrdinary sharesABOrdinary sharesTotal
At January 1, 20237,003,503,393 584 584 
Repurchases of shares(357,368,014)(30)(30)
At September 30, 20236,646,135,379 555 555 
At January 1, 20224,101,239,499 3,582,892,954 345 296 641 
Repurchases of shares before assimilation— (34,106,548)— (3)(3)
Assimilation of ordinary A and B shares into ordinary shares on January 29, 2022(4,101,239,499)(3,548,786,406)7,650,025,905 (345)(293)638 — 
Repurchases of B shares on January 27 and 28, 2022, cancelled as ordinary shares on February 2 and 3, 2022 (507,742)— — 
Repurchases of shares after assimilation(481,555,025)(40)(40)
At September 30, 20227,167,963,138 598 598 
1. Share capital at December 31, 2022, also included 50,000 issued and fully paid sterling deferred shares of £1 each, which were redeemed on March 27, 2023. Upon redemption, the sterling deferred shares were treated as cancelled and the Company's issued share capital was reduced by the nominal value of the shares redeemed in accordance with section 688 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
On January 29, 2022, as part of the simplification announced on December 20, 2021, the Company's A shares and B shares assimilated into a single line of ordinary shares. This is reflected in the above table.
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At Shell plc’s Annual General Meeting on May 23, 2023, the Board was authorised to allot ordinary shares in Shell plc, and to grant rights to subscribe for, or to convert, any security into ordinary shares in Shell plc, up to an aggregate nominal amount of approximately €161 million (representing approximately 2,307 million ordinary shares of €0.07 each), and to list such shares or rights on any stock exchange. This authority expires at the earlier of the close of business on August 22, 2024, or the end of the Annual General Meeting to be held in 2024, unless previously renewed, revoked or varied by Shell plc in a general meeting.
6.    Other reserves
OTHER RESERVES
$ millionMerger reserveShare premium reserveCapital redemption reserveShare plan reserveAccumulated other comprehensive incomeTotal
At January 1, 202337,298 154 196 1,140 (17,656)21,132 
Other comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to Shell plc shareholders— — — — (1,263)(1,263)
Transfer from other comprehensive income— — — — (111)(111)
Repurchases of shares— — 30 — — 30 
Share-based compensation— — — (18)— (18)
At September 30, 202337,298 154 227 1,121 (19,029)19,769 
At January 1, 202237,298 154 139 964 (19,646)18,909 
Other comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to Shell plc shareholders— — — — 2,130 2,130 
Transfer from other comprehensive income— — — — 13 13 
Repurchases of shares— — 43 — — 43 
Share-based compensation— — — 18 — 18 
At September 30, 202237,298 154 183 981 (17,502)21,113 
The merger reserve and share premium reserve were established as a consequence of Shell plc (formerly Royal Dutch Shell plc) becoming the single parent company of Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and The “Shell” Transport and Trading Company, p.l.c., now The Shell Transport and Trading Company Limited, in 2005. The merger reserve increased in 2016 following the issuance of shares for the acquisition of BG Group plc. The capital redemption reserve was established in connection with repurchases of shares of Shell plc. The share plan reserve is in respect of equity-settled share-based compensation plans.
7.    Derivative financial instruments and debt excluding lease liabilities
As disclosed in the Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2022, presented in the Annual Report and Accounts and Form 20-F for that year, Shell is exposed to the risks of changes in fair value of its financial assets and liabilities. The fair values of the financial assets and liabilities are defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Methods and assumptions used to estimate the fair values at September 30, 2023, are consistent with those used in the year ended December 31, 2022, though the carrying amounts of derivative financial instruments measured using predominantly unobservable inputs have changed since that date. The movement of the derivative financial instruments between December 31, 2022 and September 30, 2023 is a decrease of $9,713 million for the current assets and a decrease of $14,335 million for the current liabilities.
The table below provides the comparison of the fair value with the carrying amount of debt excluding lease liabilities, disclosed in accordance with IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures.
DEBT EXCLUDING LEASE LIABILITIES
$ million
September 30, 2023December 31, 2022
Carrying amount54,29356,152
Fair value¹49,26451,959
1.    Mainly determined from the prices quoted for these securities.
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8. Other notes to the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements
Consolidated Statement of Income

Interest and other income
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 202220232022
913813498Interest and other income/(expenses)2,207 755 
Of which:
618 599 346 Interest income1,718 601 
29 Dividend income (from investments in equity securities)36 202 
(75)65 93 Net gains/(losses) on sales and revaluation of non-current assets and businesses35 621 
168 (12)Net foreign exchange gains/(losses) on financing activities(60)170 
195 113 69 Other478 (838)
Purchases
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 202220232022
49,14451,49270,684Purchases158,138 192,999 
Purchases in the third quarter 2023 include a credit of $408 million pre-tax ($312 million post-tax) mainly related to set-off of claims in the third quarter 2023 leading to derecognition of a net payable position in respect of a previously novated gas supply contract (see Note 6 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2022).
Depreciation, depletion and amortisation
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 202220232022
5,911 7,872 6,124 Depreciation, depletion and amortisation20,069 12,071 
Of which:
5,716 5,708 5,665 Depreciation17,120 16,662 
359 2,490 466 Impairments3,438 1,525 
(163)(326)(8)Impairment reversals(489)(6,117)
Impairments recognised in the third quarter 2023 of $359 million pre-tax ($299 million post-tax) mainly relate to various assets in Renewables and Energy Solutions and Chemicals and Products. Impairments recognised in the second quarter 2023 of $2,490 million pre-tax ($1,910 million post-tax) were mainly triggered by a change in the discount rate applied and mainly relate to an asset in Integrated Gas located in North America and various smaller impairments across segments. Impairments of $466 million pre-tax ($368 million post-tax) in the third quarter 2022 mainly relate to the classification of an Upstream asset as held for sale.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
Goodwill
$ million
September 30, 2023December 31, 2022
Goodwill17,34516,039
Goodwill as at September 30, 2023, includes $1,464 million goodwill recognised in the first quarter 2023, related to the acquisition of Nature Energy Biogas A/S. The accounting is provisional and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter 2023.
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Deferred tax
$ million
September 30, 2023December 31, 2022
Non-current assets
Deferred tax
5,5377,815
Non-current liabilities
Deferred tax
15,89116,186
Net deferred liability(10,353)(8,371)
The presentation in the balance sheet takes into consideration the offsetting of deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities within the same tax jurisdiction, where this is permitted. The overall deferred tax position in a particular tax jurisdiction determines if a deferred tax balance related to that jurisdiction is presented within deferred tax assets or deferred tax liabilities.
Shell's net deferred tax position was a liability of $10,353 million at September 30, 2023 (December 31, 2022: $8,371 million). The net increase in the net deferred tax liability is mainly driven by a reduction of the deferred tax asset due to the utilisation of deferred tax.
Assets classified as held for sale
$ million
September 30, 2023December 31, 2022
Assets classified as held for sale1,189 2,851 
Liabilities directly associated with assets classified as held for sale7861,395
Assets classified as held for sale and associated liabilities at September 30, 2023, principally relate to various Renewables and Energy Solutions projects and an Integrated Gas project held for sale. The major classes of assets and liabilities classified as held for sale at September 30, 2023, are Trade and other receivables ($594 million; December 31, 2022: $95 million), Property plant and equipment ($372 million; December 31, 2022: $2,526 million) and Trade and other payables ($776 million; December 31, 2022: $278 million).
Non-controlling interest
$ million
September 30, 2023December 31, 2022
Non-controlling interest1,7452,125
The change in non-controlling interest is mainly driven by dividend payments to non-controlling shareholders during the second quarter 2023.
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
Cash flow from operating activities - Other
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 202220232022
(150)9541,258
Other
4744,841
Cash flow from operating activities - Other for the third quarter 2023 includes $630 million of net outflows (second quarter 2023: $764 million net inflows; third quarter 2022: $625 million net inflows) due to the timing of payments relating to emissions and biofuel programmes in Europe and North America and $336 million (second quarter 2023: $29 million; third quarter 2022: $478 million) in relation to reversal of currency exchange losses on Cash and cash equivalents.
Other investing cash inflows
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 202220232022
7011,908496
Other investing cash inflows
3,3081,542
Other investing cash inflows in the second quarter 2023 mainly relate to repayments of short-term debt securities and short-term loans.
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ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE (NON-GAAP) MEASURES
A.Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (“Adjusted EBITDA”)
The “Adjusted Earnings” measure aims to facilitate a comparative understanding of Shell’s financial performance from period to period by removing the effects of oil price changes on inventory carrying amounts and removing the effects of identified items. These items are in some cases driven by external factors and may, either individually or collectively, hinder the comparative understanding of Shell’s financial results from period to period. This measure excludes earnings attributable to non-controlling interest.
We define “Adjusted EBITDA” as “Income/(loss) for the period” adjusted for current cost of supplies; identified items; tax charge/(credit); depreciation, amortisation and depletion; exploration well write-offs and net interest expense. All items include the non-controlling interest component. Management uses this measure to evaluate Shell's performance in the period and over time.
Adjusted earnings
Quarters$ millionNine months
Q3 2023Q2 2023Q3 202220232022
7,044 3,134 6,743 Income/(loss) attributable to Shell plc shareholders18,887 31,899 
(969)326 1,354 
Add: Current cost of supplies adjustment attributable to Shell plc shareholders1
(162)(2,099)
Of which:
(56)49 (11)Marketing112 (515)
(913)277 1,365 Chemicals and Products(273)(1,584)
6,075 3,460 8,098 
CCS earnings attributable to Shell plc shareholders1
18,725 29,800 
Of which:
2,154 754 5,736 Integrated Gas5,318 16,919 
1,983 1,586 5,357 Upstream6,349 14,843 
702 970 757 Marketing2,809 1,758 
1,173 349 980 Chemicals and Products3,322 4,183 
600 530 (4,023)Renewables and Energy Solutions3,329 (5,732)
(460)(701)(543)Corporate(2,225)(1,807)
77 27 167 Less: Non-controlling interest176 363 
(149)(1,613)(1,356)Less: Identified items attributable to Shell plc shareholders(2,219)(255)
Of which:
(375)(1,744)3,417 Integrated Gas(4,625)6,750 
(238)(98)(539)Upstream(357)585 
(18)76 (63)Marketing320 (550)
(207)(100)208 Chemicals and Products(285)208 
667 301 (4,406)Renewables and Energy Solutions2,778 (7,184)
22 (48)28 Corporate(50)(62)
— — Less: Non-controlling interest— 
6,224