Profit before tax
Main business activities
- Integrated Gas
Shell has been present in Tunisia for almost 90 years. In 2011, Shell sold its downstream business but continued its upstream exploration. When Shell acquired BG Group in 2016, we became the owner of producing offshore gas fields and their supporting facilities, a liquefied petroleum gas extraction plant, pipelines, storage, and export terminals.
In 2022, we relinquished the Miskar concession to the government upon expiry.
Country financial analysis
In 2021, the statutory corporate income tax rate in Tunisia was 10% to 35%, with an additional 1% social solidarity contribution. A tax rate of 40% to 50% is applied to Shell’s upstream operations. The taxable income of each concession and legal entity is determined separately under Tunisian law. The tax paid in 2021 includes payments for 2020. The taxable base in 2021 was similar to 2020 when an overall accounting loss resulted from the non-tax-deductible costs of impairments. Our Payments to Governments Report for 2021 shows that Shell paid around $17.9 million in royalties.