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Mar 26, 2020
Soaps and sanitisers being applied to hands and surfaces around the world are being used to slow down the spread of COVID-19. At Shell, we are helping to keep supply lines flowing. We have increased production of some of the key ingredients that go into these vital products.
Jan 13, 2020
Shell today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co Ltd (CNOOC) to explore its first commercial-scale polycarbonate (PC) production unit, which would be located at the CNOOC and Shell Petrochemical Company (CSPC) joint-venture chemicals complex in Huizhou, China.
Nov 21, 2019
Today Shell announced it has successfully made high-end chemicals using a liquid feedstock made from plastic waste
Mar 14, 2019
Shell opens one of the Netherland’s largest solar parks at Shell Moerdijk chemicals site.
Oct 10, 2018
October 10, 2018 – Houston – Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC (Shell) today announced the successful installation of its quench tower – the largest piece of equipment at its Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex, currently under construction.
Shell’s Geismar Chemicals Expansion Project On Track To Make The Site The Largest Alpha Olefins Producer In The World
Jun 5, 2017
Houston - Shell Chemical LP (Shell) is making good progress on the main construction of its fourth linear alpha olefins (AO) unit at its chemicals manufacturing site in Geismar, Louisiana, USA. The 425,000-tonne-per-year capacity increase will make Shell’s Geismar site the largest AO producer in the world.
Apr 6, 2017
April 6, 2017 – Houston - Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC (Shell) has made good progress on site preparations for its new major petrochemicals complex in Pennsylvania, USA. The early works programme is in preparation for the start of main site construction in late 2017, with commercial production beginning early next decade.
Nov 8, 2017
Houston – Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC (Shell) today announced the official start of the main construction phase of its major petrochemicals complex in Pennsylvania, USA. This follows the successful completion of the site preparation and detailed design and engineering work. The final investment decision was taken in June 2016, with commercial production expected to begin early next decade.
Nov 2, 2016
Beijing, China, November 2, 2016 -- Shell Nanhai B.V. (Shell) and China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s (CNOOC) 50:50 joint venture has officially assumed ownership of CNOOC’s ongoing project to build an ethylene cracker and several derivatives units, after receiving all the necessary government approvals. Following a final investment decision in March 2016, the project will now be owned and operated by the existing joint venture, CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Company Limited (CSPC).
Mar 22, 2016
Beijing, China, March 22, 2016 -- China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) and Shell Nanhai B.V. (Shell) today announce the final investment decision to expand CNOOC and Shell Petrochemical Company’s (CSPC) existing 50:50 joint venture (JV) in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China
Jun 7, 2016
On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Shell Chief Executive Officer, Ben van Beurden, provided an update on the company’s strategy, that sets a clear course for stronger returns and free cash flow.
Sep 15, 2016
September 15, 2016 – the Netherlands – Shell Nederland Raffinaderij BV (“Shell Pernis”) today formally marked the start-up of a new aromatics unit at the large Pernis refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.