The shale industry creates significant economic benefits in terms of economic growth, job generation, consumer savings, and government revenue. That said, we recognize that communities may also have concerns around potential socio-economic and environmental impacts around shales. While some impacts are unavoidable, we believe we can mitigate impacts to as low as reasonably practicable and explore, develop and produce shale resources safely and responsibly. In addition to managing impacts, we support local development initiatives in our operational areas and aspire to bring sustainable economic benefits to neighboring communities. Our success flows from our efforts to be inclusive and to seek solutions that works best for everyone.
Engagement with neighboring communities is essential to how we do business at Shell.