Shell supports a wide range of social investment programs in the Permian. Since 2015, we have spent over $750,000 on community, environmental and educational initiatives.

In West Texas, Shell funded a $116,500 remediation project to reclaim 1,000 acres of open range. Environmental experts at Angelo State University conducted research on the land, took soil samples and planted native vegetation. The research team’s learnings will be used in Shell’s land restoration planning around the globe.

Shell was the first company to support the West Texas Energy Consortium, a broad partnership with community stakeholders to foster a skilled workforce and thriving community. Our support of the Sustainable Community Development program in West Texas provides training for leaders of small towns and promotes small business development.

Shell was also instrumental in the formation of the Permian Road Safety Coalition, which leads a collaborative effort with oil and gas producers, service and trucking companies, non-governmental and governmental organizations to improve road safety in the Permian Basin and reduce the number of traffic-related injuries and deaths on Permian Basin roadways.