£49m per day profits for oil giant Shell

Mark Nichol

Oil company Shell has announced that it bagged a whopping £49m profit per day during the three-month period leading up to October 2011. Yes, that's £49,000,000 every day.

It will make harrowing reading for the millions of motorists struggling with the cost of filling up their cars; fittingly, the news comes on the same day that the AA reveals the rising number of breakdowns occurring because of drivers trying to eke every last mile out of a tank.