Shell engineer working in the factory
The Scotford Energy and Chemicals Park consists of a bitumen upgrader, oil refinery and chemicals plant. It houses the Quest CCS facility which is safely locking away CO2 more than two kilometres underground.

Achieving Net Zero by 2050

There is no single solution to the urgent challenge of cutting carbon emissions to limit global temperature rise. CCS offers a way to reduce emissions from sectors that are hard-to-decarbonise. CCS is a combination of technologies that capture and store carbon dioxide deep underground, preventing its release into the atmosphere.

At Shell, we believe that CCS will be essential for helping society to achieve net-zero emissions. Our ambition is to work with governments customers and partners to unlock the potential for CCS around the world.

Shell’s target is to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, and we know that our business plans need to change to make this happen.

Avoid. Reduce. Compensate.

Our priority is to avoid emissions, for example by adopting solutions that are emissions-free when used. When this is not possible, we work to reduce emissions, for example by making use of lower-carbon fuels and technologies like CCS. If it is not possible to either avoid or reduce emissions, we will turn to the compensation of emissions, such as using carbon credits.

The Quest CCS facility is operated by Shell Canada on behalf of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP).

The respective ownership interests of AOSP assets in aggregate, directly and indirectly, are 70% Canadian Natural Resources Limited and an affiliate, 20% Chevron Canada Limited, and 10% Shell Canada Limited through certain subsidiaries.

Shell Canada is sharing the knowledge and lessons learned from building Quest to encourage more widespread implementation of CCS. Detailed information about Quest CCS design and operations can be found on the Government of Alberta website.


Top questions about CCS

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Carbon capture and storage offers a way to reduce emissions from sectors that are hard-to-decarbonise. Find out more about this technology and how Shell is working to unlock its potential around the world.