Shell responds to Pembina Institute and Ecojustice regarding GHG reductions



    CALGARY, April 8 /CNW/ - Shell Canada Limited today responded to the
Pembina Institute and Ecojustice's news release regarding greenhouse gas
emission reductions from our oil sands facilities.
    Shell Canada's John Abbott, Executive Vice President, Oil Sands provided
the following statement:
    We understand and share the concerns of stakeholders on greenhouse gas
emissions from oil sands. At Shell we see our role as providing more energy
and CO2 solutions, and in consultation with a wide range of Canadian and
global organisations took early voluntary action, becoming the lowest GHG
intensity operator of all mineable oil sands projects.
    We're also adding our voice to the call for a concerted regulatory
framework at the regional, national and global levels that drive down
emissions across our industry on a level playing field. Alberta's current
regulations and the emerging Canadian policies recognize that the need to
reduce emissions is too important to rely on voluntary commitments, and along
with the rest of the industry we are now focused on meeting these new
regulatory targets.
    Shell continues to work with stakeholders on ways to strengthen CO2
policies and welcome the thoughtful debate on this critical issue.

    Visit www.shell.com/scenarios for more information.





For further information:

For further information: Philip Vircoe, Senior Communications
Representative - Oil Sands, Shell Canada Limited, (403) 384-5131


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