Since the Computer Weekly/Keynote Systems Site Meter looked at manufacturing in December, there have been major improvements.
BP Amoco, for example was the fastest to download in December, but we failed to connect to 256 times out of a thousand attempts. In this week's tests, it came out top of the league in terms of reliability - with a 100% success rate.
Shell's page size is still the largest of the sites we checked and is almost twice the size of the other manufacturing sites but it is very fast. The home page took just under 3.91 seconds to download, just a slight degradation in performance over the December home page download time of under two seconds.