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CO2-emitting installations

More than 10,000 installations in 27 countries are part of the compliance programme with approximately 2 billion allowances in circulation. European Union Allowances, or EUAs, are carbon credits issued under the EU Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) to CO2-emitting installations. The current compliance sectors include power and heat, oil and gas, cement, lime and glass, metals and installations generating more than 20 MW of power.

New industries including aviation will be incorporated from 2012 onwards. EUAs issued to installations are held in the electronic accounts of each EU-27 Member State's National Registry. All EU registries are overseen by the EU-wide Community Independent Transaction Log, which tracks any transfers of EUAs.

The EU ETS is the largest trading system, but we also trade in many other markets including Dutch NOx Market and UK Emission Trading Scheme.

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Trade Execution
For those customers that want a simple Trade Execution only service – we buy and sell Environmental products on a fixed or floating basis. Shell serves as market maker.
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Additional risk management services to help you manage the cost of emissions compliance.

Structured Deal
Value identification and tailored deals to capture value in your emissions portfolio.
Project Offtake
Shell originates and offers unit contingent (secondary offtake) credits to sophisticated buyers interested in taking on offset project risk.
Project Developer
Shell offers CER offtake and process management services to CDM project developers.