To date, Quest has captured and stored over 6 million tonnes of CO2.

Shell is sharing the knowledge and lessons learned from building Quest to encourage more widespread implementation of CCS. Detailed information about Quest CCS design and operation can be found on the Government of Alberta website. We are helping to develop other large-scale commercial CCS projects globally and have research partnerships with industry and leading academic institutes.

View Shell’s activity in CCS globally.

The Quest facility is operated by Shell on behalf of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project.

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“The technology we cannot afford to ignore”

To meet the UN agreement to reduce emissions, the world must seriously look at carbon capture storage technology, says Sally Benson, one of the world’s leading energy experts.

CCS Facility Exceeding Expectations

In its first operating year, Quest has captured and safely stored one million tonnes of CO2, and has achieved this milestone ahead of schedule.

Discover More About CCS

By investing in renewable and sustainable resources, as well as research and development into alternative technology and emissions management, Shell is helping meet the world’s growing energy needs in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.


Inside CCS App

Why is CCS an important part of the energy solution?

Learn more about the energy challenge and carbon capture and storage by downloading the Inside CCS app.

Perspectives on Climate Change

David Hone is Shell’s Chief Climate Change Adviser. Since 2008 he has written a weekly blog, through Shell, about energy and climate change issues, from the personal perspective of somebody working in the oil and gas industry.

Hone has two published e-books, available for download in the “Putting the Genie Back” series.

Shell Scenarios

A new supplement from the Shell Scenarios team “A Better Life with a Healthy Planet: Pathways to Net-Zero Emissions” illustrates choices, challenges and ideas for society to decarbonise the global economy in a way that might address both the challenge of climate change and the desire for broader economic growth.