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Shell’s footprint

Shell inherited two UK-registered entities with Kenyan branches when it acquired BG Group in 2016. These branches explored two areas off the coast of Kenya through production-sharing contracts (PSCs). Exploration was unsuccessful and the PSCs lapsed on their expiry date, June 15, 2018. In 2021, the branches were in the process of deregistration.

Country financial analysis

Kenya’s statutory corporate income tax rate was 30% in 2021. Shell’s operations in Kenya in 2021 were limited and incurred losses, therefore no corporate income tax was due.

A branch is an office or business presence in a location other than where the corporate entity is established.
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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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Production-sharing contracts or concessions
A production-sharing contract (PSC) is a contractual arrangement between the holders of a resource, typically a country’s government, and a resource extraction company concerning how much oil or gas each party would receive. The company bears the mineral and financial risk of the initiative. It explores, develops and, if successful, manages production. Costs are recovered through the sales of oil or gas and what is left over is split depending on the terms of the contract.
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