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Strong heritage, scale and performance

NV Mekog plant

Shell first entered the chemicals industry in 1929

  • Over 85 years’ experience in the chemicals industry.
  • More than 17 million tonnes of high-quality product sold in 2014, to nearly 1,000 customers.
  • Earnings in 2014 of some $1.4 billion.



Our history

Putting safety first

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We work with our contractors and customers to keep our products and operations safe

  • Strong Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) performance systems in place, as part of good business practice.
  • Focus on learning from past incidents and developing a strong safety culture in conjunction with our contractors and customers.
  • Committed to Responsible Care®, an important driver of improved HSSE performance.
  • Dedicated Product Stewardship team supporting the management

    of product risks at all stages, from development to disposal.



Product Stewardship

Working in partnership


World-scale assets in strategic locations

Shell Chemicals Geismar Louisiana facility

Our Geismar, Louisiana facility is a key point of supply for our customers in the Americas

  • World-scale manufacturing plants, located close to major

    chemicals markets.

  • Key manufacturing sites in the US Gulf Coast, the

    Netherlands, Singapore, Canada, UK, Germany, Saudi Arabia

    and China.

  • Reliable supply of high-quality products to customers.



Our manufacturing locations

Process technology advantages

DPC plant

A pilot plant in Singapore will produce diphenyl carbonate, a more sustainable solution for manufacturing polycarbonate

  • Experience in processing a wide range of hydrocarbon feedstocks.
  • Market-leading proprietary technologies, delivering products such as mono-ethylene glycol and higher olefins, with better yields, less energy usage and less waste. 
  • New technology development capability.



Product advances

Leading-edge technology


Part of an integrated company

Workers at Bukom Island, Singapore

Our ethylene plant in Singapore is co-located with Shell's refinery on Bukom Island

  • Access to Shell markets and feedstocks.
  • Co-location of operations, enabling sharing of expertise, infrastructure, operations and logistics.
  • Help add value to major resource-holding partners’ hydrocarbons.



Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex