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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‘s activities in Tanzania began in the 1930s with fuel and lubricants as the main business. In 2016 the company expanded its presence through the BG Shell combination. Shell Tanzania’s main assets are two offshore deep-water blocks (Block 1 & 4) held in partnership with Medco Energi (Ophir Energy) and Pavilion Energy. The blocks hold some 16 Trillion Cubic Feet (TCF) of recoverable gas, 22 exploration and appraisal wells drilled (over 90% success rate). Fields are located 100 km from the shoreline. An investment of 4.5 Trillion Tshs ($2 billion) has been made so far.

 Equinor of Norway and ExxonMobil hold an adjacent block (Block 2) with almost the 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.

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Shell at a glance in 2020

70+ countries where we operate

87,000 employees at December 31, 2020

69.67 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) sold during 2020

13 refineries in which we have interests

3.4 million barrels of oil equivalent we produce per day

Financial performance in 2020

Revenue: $180,543 million

Income: loss ($21,534 million)

Cash capital expenditure: $17,827 million

Investment in research and development: $907 million

Fast facts for sustainable development in 2020

$156 million was spent on voluntary social investment worldwide.

Of this, $46 million was spent on COVID-19 contributions. About $5 million of this was part of our contractual obligations.

Around $87 million of our total social investment spend in 2020 was in countries that, according to the UN Development Programme’s Human Development Index 2019, have a gross domestic product of less than $15,000 a year per person.


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