Capital expenditure and portfolio
Cash capital expenditure
Cash capital expenditure was $4.8 billion in 2022, of which $1.5 billion was in non-energy products and $1.4 billion in low-carbon energy solutions. Cash capital expenditure was $2.3 billion in 2021, of which $0.7 billion was in non-energy products and $0.5 billion in low-carbon energy solutions.
Cash capital expenditure increased by $2.5 billion, because of higher spend on business acquisitions across Marketing (including the acquisition of certain company-owned fuel and convenience retail sites from the Landmark group of companies in the USA, and the acquisition of EcoOils Limited in Singapore). Our cash capital expenditure is expected to be around $6 billion in 2023.
Portfolio and business developments
Significant portfolio and business developments in 2022 included:
- In May 2022, we completed the sale of Shell Neft LLC, Shell’s retail stations and lubricants business in Russia, to PJSC LUKOIL. See Note 6 for more information.
- In June 2022, we completed the acquisition of 184 company-owned fuel and convenience retail sites and 107 supply agreements for the independently operated retail fuel and convenience retail sites from the Landmark group of companies in the USA. The agreement to acquire the retail fuel station network (including fuel stations, convenience retail and dealer supply agreements) was signed in October 2021.
- In December 2022, we completed the acquisition of the Environmentally Considerate Lubricants (ECLs) business of the PANOLIN Group. The transaction includes the PANOLIN brand, ECL product formulations, intellectual property, technical expertise and technology, international customer base and portfolio of products.
- In February 2023, we completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Nature Energy Biogas A/S for nearly $2 billion.