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The energy future

How will the world produce more, cleaner energy to power our homes and cities, and fuel our vehicles in decades to come?

Natural gas

We are helping to power lives around the world with natural gas, the cleanest-burning hydrocarbon.

Deep water

Vast resources of oil and gas lie deep beneath the ocean’s surface. They have the potential to support economic growth and help meet the world’s growing energy needs.

Innovating together

Do you have a great idea or innovative technology? We look for creative people, companies and organisations to partner with.

Make the future

We believe the answers to tomorrow’s energy challenges lie in the power of people’s ingenuity, and that together we can #makethefuture today.

Shell Eco-marathon

Young engineers from around the world hit the track on ultra-efficient cars, helping to drive the future of mobility.


Computer generated image of an underwater computed tomography (CT) scanner

From hospital bed to seabed

CT scanning has already revolutionised medicine, now it is driving innovation deep beneath the waves.

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Panama Canal opens shortcut for natural gas

The first shipment of liquefied natural gas to pass through the expanded Panama Canal heralds new trade routes.

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Watch how a local energy project helped the Batak people to light up their homes for the first time.

Switching on lights for one of the Philippines' oldest tribes

Watch how a local project combining solar energy and hydropower is bringing electric light to the Batak people.

The Batak people light their homes.

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Share your idea

Do you have an idea or technology that could transform the energy industry? We are seeking out original ideas, from the unproven to those ready to deploy.