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March 12, 2012

Shell's Natural Gas Production Surpasses Oil

This year, Shell will produce more natural gas than oil for the first time in the 50 years it has been involved in natural gas production.

This astonishing fact underscores Shell's involvement in alternative fuels, especially natural gas as compressed (CNG) or as a liquid at -160 degrees C (LNG). To emphasize this commitment, Shell has embarked on an adventurous program that will see a natural gas infrastructure developing over the next five to 10 years, says James Burns, Shell's LNG manager in the United States. Burns was speaking at a Shell press briefing, held February in Park City, Utah, on the company’s involvement in natural gas and other forms of alternative energy around the world.

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Later this year, Shell will open the first LNG corridor in the NAFTA region, with LNG fueling stations in Calgary and Edmonton and a refueling midway point in Red Deer, Alberta. This is not a demonstration program, says Burns, but a fully fledged alternative fuel option for fleets servicing the busiest cities in the western Canadian province.