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Prelude floating liquefied natural gas facility under construction in the Samsung Heavy Industries yard, Geoje, South Korea (photo)

We produce more cleaner-burning natural gas than oil and are working on developing advanced biofuels. We continue to research and develop new technologies, to help bring about a lower-carbon energy transition that meets future energy demand.

This section describes some of our activities in locations around the world. It details what we did during 2014 to balance economic, environmental and social considerations in a responsible way, with safety as our first priority.



Natural gas produces significantly lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than coal for power generation and is the cleanest-burning fossil fuel.


Tight gas and oil

Tight gas and oil will play an increasingly important role in meeting global energy demand.


Deep water

Shell pioneered deep-water exploration and production in 1978 at the Cognac field which lies at a depth of 300 metres in the Gulf of Mexico.


Arctic: questions answered

Ann Pickard, Shell’s Executive Vice President for Arctic and Alaska, answers some of the most common questions from stakeholders about Shell’s Arctic exploration programme.



Shell and the energy industry can play an important role in boosting employment, building skills and helping communities.


Nigeria: Letter from Mutiu Sunmonu

Mutiu Sunmonu was the Chairman of Shell companies in Nigeria from 2010 to 2015.


Oil sands

Canada’s oil sands are one of the world’s most significant energy resources and an important source of energy for North America.


Fuels and products

At Shell, we develop and provide transport fuels, lubricants and services to help motorists, shippers and airlines boost the energy efficiency of their vehicles and fleets.



Biofuels are renewable fuels that can be made from a broad range of plant and food wastes.


Future technologies

Innovation and the development of new and advanced technologies are at the core of our business.