Research Digest - November 2019

The Shell Quest Carbon Capture and Storage Project


This project was a ground-breaking achievement. Until it was operational, no other heavy oil upgrader or refinery in the world had deployed carbon capture and storage (CCS) to reduce its carbon footprint. Consequently, as of 2015, Shell Quest has provided a sustainability benchmark to the oil industry. 

Energy Efficiency 2019

In 2018, primary energy intensity – an important indicator of how much energy is used
by the global economy – improved by 1.2%, the slowest rate since 2010.