What we do
We convert feedstocks derived from oil and gas production into petrochemicals and intermediates for sale in bulk to other chemicals companies or industries. We focus on basic or ‘building-block’ chemicals which are used in the production of plastics, synthetic rubbers, fibres, detergents, foams, coatings, adhesives, solvents and additives.
As a chemicals supplier we are committed to acting responsibly in all that we do. We follow the principles of Responsible Care® with a firm commitment to: manage the risks associated with our operations and products; deliver continuous improvement in Health, Safety, Security and Environment performance; and integrate principles of sustainable development into our business activities.
We offer our customers a range of commercial sales channels - direct with our own sales teams, via distributors for smaller quantities of some of our products, and through e-channels such as Elemica and our own Customer Lounge portal.
We service customers through a global supply and logistics network using pipeline, road, rail, barge and marine forms of transport.
Shell entered the chemicals industry in 1929 and in the decades that followed has played a major part in the growth of the sector globally, while developing some of its key manufacturing processes. We have established large manufacturing hubs in the US Gulf Coast, Singapore and Rotterdam but have been producing chemicals here in the UK for over 80 years.
- Heritage, scale and performance
- Strong Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) systems
- World-scale assets in strategic locations
- Process technology advantages
- Part of an integrated energy group with access to feedstock and markets