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Main Business Activities

  • Upstream and Integrated Gas

Shell has been present in Bolivia since 2016 when it acquired its Bolivian entities as part of the BG Group acquisition. Shell Bolivia Corporation, Sucursal Bolivia is a company whose main activity is the exploration, development and production of natural gas and associated liquids. Shell Bolivia Corporation is the sole shareholder of Shell Bolivia Corporation, Sucursal Bolivia. Shell Bolivia Corporation is incorporated in the Cayman Islands and is tax resident in the UK. Shell Bolivia Corporation’s sole shareholder is BG Overseas Limited, a UK-registered entity.

Shell Bolivia Corporation, Sucursal Bolivia is subject to tax in Bolivia and its tax is not reduced as a result of it being held through a Cayman Island company.

Shell in Bolivia has stated it will not pursue further exploration in the Huacareta Block and in 2019 our contract for operating the La Vertiente Block expired. Shell also has a non-operator interest in the Caipipendi, Iñiguazu and Tarija XX West Blocks. Shell has stated it will not pursue further exploration in the Iñiguazu Block. Shell also has one legacy entity that is in the process of being liquidated: Pennzoil Bolivia S.A.

Country Financial Analysis

The statutory corporate income tax rate in Bolivia is 25%.

The revenues for 2020 were earned from sales to the Bolivian national oil company, Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos. Shell in Bolivia made a loss before tax as a result of writing off costs related to the exploration of the Huacareta Block and therefore no corporate income tax payments were due in 2020.

Our Payments to Governments Report for 2020 shows that Shell paid around $1.6 million in fees.

Corporate income tax
This is a direct tax imposed on companies’ profits. It is sometimes levied at a national level but can also be levied on a state or local basis.
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