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Shell slashes oil and gas production costs to focus more on renewables

Shell slashes oil and gas production costs to focus more on renewables
The Siliconreview
23 September, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell has cut 40 percent off the price of producing oil and gas to save cash; thereby, it can overhaul its business and focus more on renewable resources, energy, and power markets. Shell has also named this new project as Project Reshape, and it is expected to be completed by the end of this year; any savings from this project will come on top of a $4 billion US target set in the wake of the pandemic crisis.

Shell aims to move into the power sector and renewables, where the costs and margins are relatively low. Competition is likely to intensify with utilities and rival oil firms, including BP and Total, who are battling market share to promote the most famous go green policy. Shell's overall operating costs came to $38 billion US, and capital spending totaled $24 billion in 2019. 

Shell has set up various plants that experiment with vivid ways to reduce oil and gas production spending. Its overall cuts in operating costs and capital spending on new projects are undoubtedly high. Shell now wants to focus its oil and gas production on a few key hubs, including the Gulf of Mexico, Nigeria, and the North Sea, shell's sources stated in a recent press meet.