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Shell At a Glance
The energy we supply helps support economic growth and development. At our operations we aim to address social concerns and work to benefit local communities, protecting our reputation as we do business. Human ingenuity and advanced technologies are vital to help meet future global energy demands. At Shell we recognise that no single company can develop all of these alone. We work closely with industry partners and experts outside our industry to spark new ideas and share knowledge that helps drive developments forward.
Shell Canada By The Numbers
- ~8,000 number of employees in Canada.
- Approximately 1,300 Shell branded retail stations. About half are Shell-owned, the rest are independent dealers and branded wholesalers.
- Shell V-Power gasoline is the number one fuel among major brands.
- The Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP) joint venture (Shell 60%) is one of Shell's major projects. The current production capacity of AOSP is 255,000 barrels a day of synthetic crude, 11.5 per cent of Canada's domestic demand for oil.
- 2 refineries in Canada - Scotford (built 1984, the latest in North America. It is the first to exclusively process synthetic crude from oil sands) and Sarnia (built 1952) and 3 chemical plants.
- Our Country Chair is Michael Crothers.
- Since 2000 Shell has invested more than $96 million in three main areas: Environment, Employees & Education.
- Through FuellingChange we invest $2 million in environmental projects across Canada each year.
- Since 2005 the Athabasca Oil Sands Project has contracted over $1 billion of business to Aboriginal companies and invested over $13 million in social programs supporting communities neigbouring our oil sands operations.
Our Business Activities in Canada
Shell Canada's Upstream businesses explore for and extract natural gas, and market and trade natural gas and power. Our Downstream business refines, supplies, trades and ships crude oil worldwide and manufactures and markets a range of products, including fuels, lubricants, bitumen and liquified petroleum gas (LPG) for home, transport and industrial use. Shell Canada is also the country's largest producer of sulphur.
We work with neighbouring communities, employees, First Nations, governments, and other stakeholders to reduce impacts and maximise benefits from our operations.
Our History in Canada
Shell has been active in Canada since 1911 and is now one of the country’s largest integrated oil and gas companies. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Shell Canada employs more than 8,000 people across Canada.
Our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people form the basis of the Shell General Business Principles.
- +70 countries where we operate
- ~94,000 average number of employees
- 50% of our production is natural gas
- 24 million tons of equity LNG sold during the year
- 3.1 million barrels of oil equivalent we produce every day
- 43,000 Shell service stations worldwide