With over 100 years of history in Louisiana, Shell remains committed to powering progress by transforming their business and promising to deliver lower carbon fuels and products.
“We’re at the core of reinventing an industry that is essential to life, making it sustainable and circular so it can be essential for decades and generations to come” Shell Senior Vice President U.S. Gulf Coast Emma Lewis said.
Shell’s energy transition features significant investments at Shell Geismar, Convent and right here in St. Charles Parish at Shell Norco. Upgrades will allow for production of circular plastics, biofuels and lower carbon specialty chemicals. Shell officials said enhanced integration among diverse Louisiana facilities will increase overall efficiency.
Brandon Devillier, transformation manager at the Norco site, said Shell was the first in Shell and a leader in the industry to bring in recycled plastic material and produce ethylene with it.
“We were the first to do it and quick to do it,” he said. “Shell is a leader in the space, and we are partnering with companies in the U.S … they set us up in Norco to be the leader in that space.”
Devillier added that Shell is committed to continuing to developing technology and bringing in new and better opportunities to the region that would aid in the longevity of the Norco site.
“Norco has been a Shell site for 93 years,” he said. “Our view is, ‘What do we need to do to make sure Shell in Norco can continue to deliver our customers’ needs for the next 93 years?’”
As energy demands change, he added, Shell will be poised and ready for any energy transitions
“We’re working to make sure we have options as technology develops, as well as when our customers are looking for alternatives to fossil fuels,” Devillier said.