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Shell in Tanzania

Shell Tanzania is a full-fledged Integrated Gas business operation based in Dar es Salaam, the commercial capital of Tanzania. Shell Tanzania’s main assets are two offshore deep-water blocks (Block 1 & 4) held in partnership with Ophir Energy and Pavilion Energy. The blocks hold some 16 Trillion Cubic Feet (TCF) of recoverable gas. Statoil of Norway and ExxonMobil hold an adjacent block (Block 2) with almost same volumes of recoverable gas. All these blocks together hold sufficient gas to enable a shared onshore LNG liquefaction plant.

The government has allocated land for this facility in Lindi, located on the southern Tanzanian coast. All five investors work in close partnership with the Tanzanian national oil company, Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC). The so-called integrated Tanzania Gas and LNG Project (TGP) is currently at pre-DG2 phase, but much technical preparatory work has already been completed by the partners.  The TGP will be the largest investment ever to be undertaken in Tanzania. In addition to producing LNG for export, the project will also add to Tanzania’s supply of domestic gas, thus supporting development of the country’s energy infrastructure with an additional source of clean-burning gas for power generation and industrial activities.

Commercial negotiations are currently ongoing with the government of Tanzania to develop the legal, regulatory, and fiscal structures required to allow the project to proceed. The speed of progress of these negotiations will determine the timeline for project implementation.

Shell worldwide

Shell worldwide

Royal Dutch Shell was formed in 1907, although our history dates back to the early 19th century, to a small shop in London where the Samuel family sold sea shells.

Today, Shell is one of the world’s major energy companies, employing an average of 93,000 people and operating in more than 70 countries. Our headquarters are in The Hague, the Netherlands, and our Chief Executive Officer is Ben van Beurden. The parent company of the Shell group is Royal Dutch Shell plc, which is incorporated in England and Wales.

Our strategy seeks to reinforce our position as a leader in the oil and gas industry, while helping to meet global energy demand in a responsible way. Safety and environmental and social responsibility are at the heart of our activities.

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Our purpose

We believe that oil and gas will remain a vital part of the global energy mix for many decades to come. Our role is to ensure that we extract and deliver these energy resources profitably and in environmentally and socially responsible ways.

We aim to work closely with our customers, our partners and policymakers to advance a more efficient and sustainable use of energy and natural resources.

Our people

Our people work together on some of the most innovative and exciting energy projects in the world. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better solutions.

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Professional training, development programmes and ongoing support mean that our people are given every opportunity to reach their potential. And our leadership programmes enable talented individuals to become the energy industry leaders of tomorrow.

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Shell at a glance in 2015

70+ countries we operate in

93,000 employees on average

22.6 million tonnes of equity LNG sold during the year

23 refineries we have interests in

3.0 million barrels of oil equivalent we produce every day

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Financial performance in 2015

Revenue: $265.0 billion

Income: $2.2 billion

Capital investment: $28.9 billion

Investment in research and development: $1.1 billion

Fast facts for sustainable development in 2015

$122 million spent on voluntary social investment worldwide. Of this:

  • around $93 million spent on local programmes for community development, disaster relief, education, health and biodiversity; and
  • around $29 million spent on our three global strategic themes of enterprise development, road safety and energy access.

In lower-income countries, 75% of spending by Shell companies went to purchase goods and services from local companies. 

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