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Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: RDS-B) posted a drop in its third-quarter profit.

Royal Dutch Shell's clean current cost of supplies fell to $6.56 billion, from $7.00 billion in the year-ago quarter, versus analysts' estimates of $6.31 billion.

Shell's quarterly net profit rose 2.3% to $7.14 billion, from $6.98 billion. Its total oil and gas production fell 1% to 2.982 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, from 3.012 million barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Shell's total group revenue dropped 8.4% to $115.43 billion from $125.96 billion, while diluted earnings per share rose to 114 cents from 112 cents.

Shell shares closed at $70.63 yesterday.

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