On Jan. 30, Royal Dutch Shell Plc (NYSE: RDS-A, RDS-B) bought back less shares, worth more per share, than it did on Jan. 31. The first buyback was for 505,000 “B” shares, at 2287.66 pence, the company said. The Jan. 31 buyback was for 512,483 “B” shares, at 2239.93 pence, the company said.

On Jan. 30, 2,462,512,680 “B” shares remained, Shell said. The next day’s remainder was 2,462,000,197, Shell added.

On Jan. 30 “A” shares stood at 3,898,011,213, and on Jan. 31 they remained the same.

Shell, headquartered in The Hague, is a multinational oil and natural gas company.