We are helping to meet the world’s growing energy demand while limiting CO2 emissions, by delivering more cleaner-burning natural gas.
Energy and innovation
Innovation is the reason why we are able to drill for oil miles under the ocean, turn gas into liquid and transport it from the desert to cities, and unlock new sources of energy such as biofuels from plants.
Rising demand for energy, together with the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, makes the role of innovation even more important.
Inside Energy and Innovation
Shell is a major energy producer in the UK and produces oil and gas from more than 65 interests in the North Sea. We produce around 13% of the country's oil and gas.
We produce energy from the UK North Sea in waters more than one hundred metres deep, but world-wide there may be as many as 300 billion barrels of recoverable oil in waters up to several kilometres deep.
We believe that in the power of people’s ingenuity lies the answers to tomorrow’s energy challenges and that together, we can #makethefuture today.
By 2050, the world’s population could grow to 9 billion people, up from about 7 billion now, with demand for energy up to three quarters higher in 50 years.
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