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More natural gas for electricity generation
Around one-third of CO2 emissions from the energy system come from electricity generation. Managing emissions in this sector will be critical to help avert serious climate change. Replacing coal with natural gas can cut CO2 emissions from power plants by around 50% and can be done now. Shell is increasing production of natural gas and finding ways to unlock new resources.
We produce natural gas at our Sakhalin-2 project in Russia’s far east
For most countries using more gas in electricity generation can make the largest contribution to meeting their emission reduction targets.
From the extraction of the fuel to the generation of electricity, natural gas power plants emit around half the CO2 of coal power plants – and the technology is already available.
Combined with capturing CO2 from major industrialplants and storing it underground (CCS), natural gas could be even more effective for lowering CO2 emissions into the future.
Advanced technologies are helping Shell to unlock more of the world’s gas resources, including gas trapped in dense rock.
Turning natural gas into a liquid has allowed us to ship it to customers overseas.
We pioneered the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) over 40 years ago and continue to invest in new projects.
We have moved ahead with the development of the first floating LNG facility, which will allow us to cool gas to liquid at sea.