Community Engagement in Shale Oil and Gas
Shell has a strong track record of community engagement and two-way dialogue. We recognise that communities may have concerns about potential socio-economic and environmental impacts around shale oil and gas, and we work with communities to mitigate these impacts and bring sustainable economic benefits to these areas.
The shale industry creates significant economic benefits in terms of economic growth, job generation, consumer savings, and government revenue. That said, we recognise that communities may also have concerns around potential socio-economic and environmental impacts around shales. While some impacts are unavoidable, we believe we can mitigate impacts to as low as reasonably practicable and explore, develop and produce shale resources safely and responsibly. In addition to managing impacts, we support local development initiatives in our operational areas and aspire to bring sustainable economic benefits to neighbouring communities. Our success flows from our efforts to be inclusive and to seek solutions that works best for everyone.
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