Nine months Net cash from operating activities in the first nine months of 2012 was $36.2 billion compared with $30.3 billion for the same period last year.
Total current and non-current debt decreased to $36.4 billion at September 30, 2012 from $37.2 billion at December 31, 2011 while cash and cash equivalents increased to $18.8 billion at September 30, 2012, from $11.3 billion at December 31, 2011. During the first nine months of 2012 Shell issued $2.5 billion of debt under the US universal shelf registration. No new debt was issued under the euro medium-term note programme.
Net capital investment in the first nine months of 2012 was $18.9 billion, of which $16.0 billion was in Upstream, $2.8 billion in Downstream and $0.1 billion in Corporate. Net capital investment in the same period of 2011 was $13.8 billion, of which $11.7 billion was in Upstream, $2.0 billion in Downstream and $0.1 billion in Corporate.
CAUTIONARY STATEMENTAll amounts shown throughout this Report are unaudited. The companies in which Royal Dutch Shell plc directly and indirectly owns investments are separate entities. In this document "Shell", "Shell Group" and "Royal Dutch Shell" are sometimes used for convenience where references are made to Royal Dutch Shell plc and its subsidiaries in general. Likewise, the words "we", "us" and "our" are also used to refer to subsidiaries in general or to those who work for them. These expressions are also used where no useful purpose is served by identifying the particular company or companies. "Subsidiaries", "Shell subsidiaries" and "Shell companies" as used in this document refer to companies in which Royal Dutch Shell either directly or indirectly has control, by having either a majority of the voting rights or the right to exercise a controlling influence. The companies in which Shell has significant influence but not control are referred to as "associated companies" or "associates" and companies in which Shell has joint control are referred to as "jointly controlled entities". In this document, associates and jointly controlled entities are also referred to as "equity-accounted investments". The term "Shell interest" is used for convenience to indicate the direct and/or indirect (for example, through our 23 per cent shareholding in Woodside Petroleum Ltd.) ownership interest held by Shell in a venture, partnership or company, after exclusion of all third-party interest.