Will The Lower Oil Price Crush Royal Dutch Shell plc’s Dividend?

Investors have been torn over the big dividend payouts from the likes of Shell (LSE: RDSB) for years now, with some high-profile fund managers questioning how sustainable they are in light of their ongoing capital spending requirements. And if that was the case at $100 oil, what should we think with oil at roughly half that level today?

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Owain Bennallack owns shares in Shell. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.