June 5, 2023

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Shell gives consumers the option to offset their carbon emissions by two cents per liter


Calgary – Shell Canada is allowing carbon-conscious customers to get their two cents for the environment while filling up at one of the 1,400 stations across Canada.

The Canadian branch of Royal Dutch Shell is launching its Drive Carbon Neutral Program today, allowing consumers to generate or purchase offset credits to reduce net carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel production, refining and combustion.

The program, offered by Shell’s EGP app, will be free until the end of December, and those who choose to continue will be asked to pay two cents a liter to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by global warming.

Shell Canada President Michael Crothers said the event is believed to be the first of its kind in Canada, with Shell’s similar offers being well received in Europe, with nearly 20 per cent of customers in the Netherlands, for example, signing up.

Shell has announced that it will fund the BC Interior Reforestation Project in partnership with Silkcotin Forest Company Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation to plant 840,000 native trees in areas devastated by wildfires.

Crothers said the cost of the two-year tree planting project has not been released, but that it could one day provide carbon offset credits if federal and regional regulations are enforced to make it possible.

“We have a lot of demand from consumers to start helping. How can a customer who can not afford to buy an electric car, want to do anything to help and participate in the environment, do so?” 2021 in natural ecosystems to take action.

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“This is part of the transition as we continue to transform our energy mix as a company towards renewable energy and renewable fuels.”

Shell’s presence in Canada was reduced when it was sold to Canadian Natural Resources Limited in 2017. Although it is an operator, it has a 10 percent interest in the Scottford Upgrade and Quest Carbon Capture and Storage project, as well as a 100 percent owned refinery and chemicals plant near Edmonton.

It leads a consortium building a $ 40 billion LNG Canada export project in the West Coast and has an interest in traditional oil and gas production.

This report of the Canadian Press was first published on November 12, 2020.

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