Shell Trading is a global organisation comprising a network of separate entities that sell crude oil to a wide range of customers within and outside Shell. The entities also trade natural gas, LNG and power around the world. Their supply portfolio includes the largest equity share of LNG of any international oil company. These entities share knowledge and best practices, use common systems and controls, and manage the risks associated with international trading in a competitive environment. Shell Trading supports Shell’s Upstream and Downstream businesses by trading natural gas, LNG, electrical power, crude oil, refined products, chemical feedstocks and environmental products. It also manages a shipping fleet of more than 50 ocean-going vessels.
Shell Trading companies operate out of a variety of locations, including Dubai, Houston, London, Rotterdam and Singapore. Two major Shell Trading business units concentrate their operations in Europe and North America. Shell Energy Europe markets and trades gas, power and CO2 emissions allowances throughout Europe, serving about 7,000 customers. Together with its subsidiaries, Shell Energy North America trades and markets Shell’s North American natural gas production, benefiting from access to power generation and gas storage assets.