Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies.

Our operations are divided into five businesses: Upstream, Integrated Gas, Unconventional Resources, Downstream, and Projects & Technology.

Upstream spans our worldwide conventional oil and gas businesses. It explores for natural gas and crude oil, including in deep water, and produces these by developing onshore and offshore fields.

Integrated Gas cools natural gas to make liquefied natural gas (LNG) for transportation to customers around the world. It also converts natural gas to liquids (GTL). In addition, the business operates the infrastructure needed to deliver oil and gas to market, and it markets and trades crude oil and natural gas (including LNG) in support of the Upstream business.

Unconventional Resources, based in the Americas, produces tight and shale oil and gas. It also extracts bitumen from mined oil sands, which is converted to synthetic crude oil.

Downstream manufactures oil products, biofuels and chemicals, which are then distributed and sold. It also trades Shell’s hydrocarbons and other energy-related products, and manages our fleet of natural gas carriers and oil tankers.

Our strategy

Our strategy is to strengthen our position as a leader in the oil and gas industry, while helping to meet global energy demand in a responsible way.

We aim to balance growth with returns by growing our cash flow and delivering competitive returns through the economic cycles to finance a competitive dividend and fund investment for future growth.

Safety and environmental and social responsibility are at the heart of our activities.

Our commitment to technology and innovation continues to be at the core of our strategy. As energy projects become more complex and more technically demanding, we believe our engineering expertise will be a deciding factor in the growth of our businesses.

Our key strengths include the development and application of technology, the financial and project management skills that allow us to deliver large field development projects, and the management of integrated value chains.

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Shell fuels

When you fill up with Shell fuel, you can relax in the knowledge that our scientists have spent decades researching ways to help you get more out of every drop.

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Business customers

We supply advanced transport, heating and industrial fuels to corporate and distributing companies in many industries worldwide.

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