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At Shell, we believe South Africa has untapped oil and gas potential that will play an increasingly important role in meeting the energy challenge in the future. We have been awarded an exploration right in the Orange Basin Deep Water area off the Northwest Coast of South Africa and applied for exploration rights in an area in the Karoo in central South Africa
With any great opportunity comes great responsibility. Our global experience with exploration and production of oil and gas means that we are qualified to do the job right.
Shell has applied for rights to explore for natural gas in the Karoo. If natural gas is found in sufficient quantities, it could provide South Africa with a stable natural gas supply for power generation.
Shell has asked independent consultants to undertake studies to identify potential environmental, social and health impacts associated with the planned exploration programmes in South Africa.