RDS.A) as the energy early plays on positive earnings on Wednesday. Royal Dutch Shell reported a profit surge and revenue jump, of 47%, sending its shares up close to 3% in early trading on Wednesday also. The Hess results were well ahead of the first quarter 2009 comparison, when revenue was at $6.9 billion, and the oil and gas company lost $59 million, or 18 cents per share. -- Reported by Eric Rosenbaum in New York. Follow TheStreet.com on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.