Plant Profile

Shell has a long history in the Inglewood community, dating back to the 1950s. The current Lube and Grease (L&G) Plant has been a part of Inglewood’s community since 1982.

As Shell's only grease manufacturing facility in North America, we are committed to producing quality products consistent with Shell's commitment to sustainable development. Calgary L&G is both ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 registered and we follow comprehensive health, safety and environment standards which are audited by both Shell and external certified organizations.

Calgary L&G is an active member of the Inglewood community. In 2003 Shell provided a $5,000 Shell Environmental Fund grant to the Inglewood Wildlands program in support of environmental education. Employees also volunteer annually for the Bow River Clean Up project.

In 2006, the Garden Path Society received $3,500 from the Shell Environmental Fund for a new greenhouse.

In 2007, the plant contributed $10,000 to support construction of new playground equipment in Nellie Breen Park.

In 2006, our fundraising combined with the contributions of all Calgary-area Shell employees and retirees and the company's matching funds raised more than $3.6 million for the United Way of Calgary and Area.

Operations and Products

The Calgary Lube & Grease (L&G) facility consists of a grease manufacturing plant, a packaging department and a distribution warehouse. The plant operates 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

Grease made at this facility is used in a variety of industries and applications. Calgary L&G's grease production is both soap and clay-based.

Overall, Calgary L&G produces grease in some 30 different formulations and 14 different colours. Located adjacent to the Canadian Pacific Railway, raw materials and finished products are received by rail, CP Intermodal or by truck. Finished products are distributed by truck and CP Intermodal.

Shell Canada is now an official supplier of AeroShell grease to Shell’s aviation business, supplying 60 per cent of the global market’s aviation greases. The Calgary L&G Plant now produces two-thirds of this product - meaning one out of every two flights you take will be serviced with grease from Shell’s L&G Plant in Calgary.

Supporting the production of grease products is an on-site quality control laboratory as well as a maintenance department.

Sustainable Development

Shell’s Social Investment Program

Shell’s national social investment program is focused on three core areas that we refer to as the ‘Three Es’: Education, Environment and Employees.

While our national program benefits local communities, we also support grassroots not-for-profit organizations in communities neighbouring Shell’s major facilities and exploration and production interests. Support may extend beyond these three core areas to include funding for initiatives that benefit our Aboriginal neighbours.

For funding requests or more information, please visit Shell’s Sustainablity section to review guidelines and access the online application.


Please contact our local community representative at (514) 356-7036 with any questions.

Working at Shell

Calgary L&G depends on highly skilled and dedicated people to ensure the plant's equipment and processes operate safely and efficiently.

Shell's Calgary Lube & Grease Plant employs about 40 full-time positions.  These include management, administration, health, safety and environment, laboratory, maintenance, process and warehouse operators.  

If you are interested in opportunities at the Calgary L&G plant, or with Shell across Canada, see our Jobs & Careers page.

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Who we are

Learn about our business and people, and how we grew from a small shop in London nearly 200 years ago.

What we do

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. We employ around 8000 employees in Canada.

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