Shell Canada Limited
Shell Canada Limited is an integrated energy resource company with head offices in Calgary. Active in Canada since 1911 (Dominion incorporation, 1925), the company is involved in natural gas and petroleum, petrochemicals and refined oil products, and alternative fuels research. Shell is the largest producer of natural gas and sulphur in Canada. The company is also working with oil sands and has constructed the first refinery in the world designed to process only synthetic crude oil; it opened in 1984.
In January 1986 Shell Canada Ltd amalgamated with a wholly owned subsidiary, Shell Canada Resources Ltd. In 1995 the company had sales of $5 billion, assets of $6.1 billion and 4400 employees. Shell (Netherlands/Britain) is the major shareholder, and foreign ownership stands at 78%.