Founded 1929, Shell Chemical is a part of Shell Oil Company, which is one of the leading oil and gas exploration and production companies and gasoline and natural gas marketers and petrochemical manufacturers in the world. Shell Chemical has operations in more than U.S. 50 states and employs over 22,000 individuals. It maintains various manufacturing facilities and research and technology centers throughout the world. The company offers alpha olefins, detergent alcohols, solvents, ethylene oxide, ethylene glycols, and propylene oxide and derivatives. Shell Chemical is a supplier of bulk petrochemicals for large industrial customers. It also publishes Shell Chemicals Magazine for customers and partners.