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With aviation now included in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), aircraft operators flying to, from and within the EU have to surrender one carbon dioxide allowance per tonne emitted.

Plan ahead to minimize the impact of compliance on your resources and profitability.

We can help you manage your carbon compliance.

Shell is one of the world's leading jet fuel providers and executed the first trade of EU carbon dioxide allowances. We can work with you to implement an effective carbon compliance strategy.

Our experience and commitment to manage our own carbon footprint allows us to offer integrated solutions to help you minimise your exposure to risks associated with the carbon markets.

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Did you know that Shell executed the first ever trade of carbon allowances in 2003?

Product Portfolio

Our carbon trading portfolio includes:

Immediate access to market

  • 'Index average' trades

    Trading CO2 instruments at the average price of a given index over an agreed period

  • 'At market’ trades

    Trading CO2 instruments at a fixed price based on current market values

  • 'Limit order’ trades

    Agreeing to a target price at which you are willing to trade a specific volume of CO2 instruments for a set period.

Expert risk management

  • CER/ERU-EUA spreads

    Trading between different CO2 instruments when the market presents favourable price differences.

  • Time spreads

    The sale and buy-back of CO2 instruments across time periods to free cash flow or take advantage of favourable market conditions.

Emissions management made easy

shell aviation carbon trading experts

A global network of experienced CO2 experts


  • One account manager for all fuelling and emissions management transactions

  • One master contract for all emissions trading activities

  • One business process aligned to your existing fuel transactions.

  • A global network of experienced CO2 experts with trading desks across five major hubs worldwide - London, Singapore, Houston, Beijing and Tokyo - to give you optimal route to the international carbon market. 

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