We have more than 80 years of experience in the chemicals industry. Our plants produce a range of base and intermediate chemicals and our products are used to make numerous everyday items, from clothing and cars to detergents and bicycle helmets.
Over many decades we have developed the proprietary technologies, processes and catalysts that enable us to compete strongly in our core petrochemical markets. For example, Shell Chemicals has launched Shell gas-to-liquids (GTL) fluids and solvents, which are high-purity paraffinic fluids and solvents made from GTL products manufactured at our Pearl facility in Qatar. We are the first company to offer a range of natural gas-based fluids and solvents to the chemicals industry worldwide.
Our Chemicals strategy is based on investment at existing sites to increase capacity, improve efficiency and integration, and to strengthen our feedstock sources. Securing new integrated growth projects and developing technologies to convert gas to chemicals are also critical strategy components.
Putting safety first
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.
World-scale assets in strategic locations
- 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.
Process technology advantages
- 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.
Part of an integrated company
- 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.
Infineum International Ltd
|50% Shell; 50% ExxonMobil||Manufacture and marketing of fuel, lubricant and speciality additives||Global|
Saudi Petrochemical Company (Sadaf)
|50% Shell; 50% Saudi Basic Industries Corporation||Manufacture of ethylene, styrene monomer, MTBE, ethylene dichloride, caustic soda and ethanol||Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia|
|50% Shell; 50% BASF||Manufacture of styrene monomer/propylene oxide||Moerdijk, The Netherlands; |
ELLBA Eastern (Pte) Ltd
|100% Shell||Manufacture of styrene monomer/propylene oxide||Jurong Island, Singapore |
Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore (PCS)
|50% Qatar Petroleum International and Shell; 50% consortium of Japanese companies led by Sumitomo||Manufacture of lower olefins, aromatics, MTBE||Jurong Island, Singapore|
The Polyolefin Company Pte Ltd (TPC)
|30% Qatar Petroleum International and Shell; 70% Japanese interests, led by Sumitomo||Manufacture of polypropylene and polyethylene||Jurong Island, Singapore|
CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Company Limited (CSPCL)
|50% Shell; 50% CNOOC Petrochemicals Investment Limited||Manufacture and sale of wide range of base chemicals and derivatives||Huizhou Municipality, Guangdong Province, China|
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As well as operating a number of wholly-owned manufacturing facilities and marketing a broad range of base chemicals and intermediates through six product lines, Shell chemicals companies participate in a number of strategic joint ventures.