News and Media Releases
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Shell and Pryme sign strategic plastic waste to chemicals cooperation agreement
Oct 6, 2021
Pryme to begin supply of pyrolysis oil to Shell in 2022.
Shell invests in plastic waste-to-chemicals technology company BlueAlp
Sep 9, 2021
Shell Ventures BV and BlueAlp Holding BV today announced a strategic partnership to develop, scale and deploy BlueAlp’s plastic waste to chemical feedstock technology. The technology transforms plastic waste which is tough to recycle into a recycled feedstock (i.e. pyrolysis oil) that can be used to make sustainable chemicals. Shell has taken a 21.25% equity stake in BlueAlp as part of the agreement.
Dow and Shell demonstrate progress in joint technology development for lower CO₂ emission crackers
Jun 17, 2021
- €3.5 million funding secured from Dutch Government, adds new collaboration partners in development of electrified-cracking technologies
- Based on progress to date, companies are now evaluating construction of a multi-megawatt pilot plant
Chinese industry to benefit as CNOOC and Shell start up new petrochemicals units
Apr 14, 2021
London - CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co., Ltd (CNOOC) and Shell Nanhai B.V. (Shell) today announce the start-up by their 50:50 joint venture, CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Company (CSPC), of new units to supply the Chinese market with essential petrochemicals.
Nexus and Shell sign strategic supply agreement to scale up commercial production of chemicals from plastic waste
Nov 19, 2020
Nexus Fuels LLC (Nexus) and Shell today announce a supply agreement, for 60,000 tonnes over four years, of pyrolysis liquid made from plastic waste, which is then converted into chemical products. Nexus, a leader in plastic waste molecular recycling, will supply fully circular, ISCC Plus-certified product from its plant in Atlanta.
Linde and Shell team up to commercialise lower-carbon technology for ethylene
Oct 15, 2020
Technology could lead to lower carbon emissions, offers a catalytic alternative to steam cracking.
Shell invests in new furnaces to reduce emissions from its Moerdijk chemicals plant
Sep 4, 2020
Shell today announces that it will replace the ethylene steam cracker furnaces at its Moerdijk petrochemicals complex, The Netherlands, in a move that will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
Dow and Shell team up to develop electric cracking technology
Jun 16, 2020
Technology could lead to lower carbon emissions, provide a path to decarbonization as the grid becomes increasingly renewables led.
CNOOC, Shell and Huizhou Government sign agreement to further expand petrochemical complex in China
May 17, 2020
CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co. Ltd (CNOOC), Shell Nanhai B.V (Shell) and the Huizhou Government today announce a strategic cooperation agreement to further expand the CNOOC and Shell Petrochemical Company (CSPC) 50:50 joint venture in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China.
Shell supports supplies for soaps and sanitisers to help the response to COVID-19 – UPDATE
Mar 31, 2020
Soaps and sanitisers being applied to hands and surfaces around the world are being used to slow down the spread of COVID-19. At Shell, we are helping to keep supply lines flowing. We have increased production of some of the key ingredients that go into these vital products.
Shell Chemicals to produce polycarbonate
Jan 13, 2020
Shell today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co Ltd (CNOOC) to explore its first commercial-scale polycarbonate (PC) production unit, which would be located at the CNOOC and Shell Petrochemical Company (CSPC) joint-venture chemicals complex in Huizhou, China.
Shell uses plastic waste to produce chemicals
Nov 21, 2019
Today Shell announced it has successfully made high-end chemicals using a liquid feedstock made from plastic waste
Shell opens solar park at Shell Moerdijk chemicals site in the Netherlands
Mar 14, 2019
Shell opens one of the Netherland’s largest solar parks at Shell Moerdijk chemicals site.
Shell starts production at new petrochemicals unit in US Gulf Coast
Jan 7, 2019
Safely and competitively producing more alpha olefins for our customers in the US Gulf Coast and beyond
Shell achieves engineering milestone at Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex
Oct 10, 2018
October 10, 2018 – Houston – Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC (Shell) today announced the successful installation of its quench tower – the largest piece of equipment at its Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex, currently under construction.
Shell’s Geismar Chemicals Expansion Project On Track To Make The Site The Largest Alpha Olefins Producer In The World
Jun 5, 2017
Houston - Shell Chemical LP (Shell) is making good progress on the main construction of its fourth linear alpha olefins (AO) unit at its chemicals manufacturing site in Geismar, Louisiana, USA. The 425,000-tonne-per-year capacity increase will make Shell’s Geismar site the largest AO producer in the world.
Shell makes good progress on site work for pennsylvania petrochemicals complex
Apr 6, 2017
April 6, 2017 – Houston - Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC (Shell) has made good progress on site preparations for its new major petrochemicals complex in Pennsylvania, USA. The early works programme is in preparation for the start of main site construction in late 2017, with commercial production beginning early next decade.
Shell starts main construction on Pennsylvania petrochemicals complex in USA
Nov 8, 2017
Houston – Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC (Shell) today announced the official start of the main construction phase of its major petrochemicals complex in Pennsylvania, USA. This follows the successful completion of the site preparation and detailed design and engineering work. The final investment decision was taken in June 2016, with commercial production expected to begin early next decade.
Shell-CNOOC JV Receives Government Approvals To Take Over New Petrochemical Complex In China
Nov 2, 2016
Beijing, China, November 2, 2016 -- Shell Nanhai B.V. (Shell) and China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s (CNOOC) 50:50 joint venture has officially assumed ownership of CNOOC’s ongoing project to build an ethylene cracker and several derivatives units, after receiving all the necessary government approvals. Following a final investment decision in March 2016, the project will now be owned and operated by the existing joint venture, CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Company Limited (CSPC).
CNOOC and Shell take final investment decision to expand Petrochemical complex in China
Mar 22, 2016
Beijing, China, March 22, 2016 -- China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) and Shell Nanhai B.V. (Shell) today announce the final investment decision to expand CNOOC and Shell Petrochemical Company’s (CSPC) existing 50:50 joint venture (JV) in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China
Shell takes final investment decision to build a new petrochemicals complex in Pennsylvania, US
Jun 7, 2016
On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Shell Chief Executive Officer, Ben van Beurden, provided an update on the company’s strategy, that sets a clear course for stronger returns and free cash flow.
Shell starts new aromatics unit at Pernis refinery in the Netherlands
Sep 15, 2016
September 15, 2016 – the Netherlands – Shell Nederland Raffinaderij BV (“Shell Pernis”) today formally marked the start-up of a new aromatics unit at the large Pernis refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.