Sustainability Report: Shell Gas

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There are things that manufactures can do to go green. With any good company they will keep researching what they can do to help protect the environment for years to come. Some of the manufacturing companies will do what the EPA (Environment Protection Agency) wants them to do and there is other that goes above and beyond what it expected of them. In my opinion Shell Gas is one of the manufactures that is trying to do the most that they can to help protect the environment. Some of the things that Shell is doing to go green is using less energy, less water, prevent spills, and protect the environmentally sensitive areas. After the BP deepwater horizon explosion in 2011, Shell has been researching what they can do to make sure that this doesn’t happen again. After this spill happened Shell had worries about how their deep water drilling could be affected by this explosion. This explosion had caused Shell to lose between 40,000 and 80,000 gallons of oil. Along with this it made Shell look bad in the gas and oil industry by the loss of all the oil and the harm that was done to the ocean waters and the animals that depend on that water. Shell is now reinforcing a culture where safety is the core value. They are also making sure that all employees understand this value and making sure that every employee understands their role in making Shell a safer place to work. As a part of Shell’s research they have engaged in a six billion dollar program to improve the safety of their wells, pipelines, and other upstream facilities. Along with the safety of their workers Shell is also looking out for the wellbeing of the communities that they are working.

Shell is building new waste water facilities to reuse household waste water. By Shell doing this it is helping use less fresh water to on the drilling for natural gas. Between the years 2007 and 2009 Shell has reduced the amount of water that they use in their drilling process by 37 percent. Shell has been able to do this...
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