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What Others Say

"I want to congratulate the Arab International Women's Forum for raising public awareness of the need to bring more women into the economic life of the Arab region”

- Sarah Brown, wife of the UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown

Downing St, London UK, Feb 2008

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Shell in the region

Shell's aim is to meet the energy needs of society both today and into the future. And around the world, as the population grows and standards of living improve, those needs are rising.

The UN estimates the world's population to be more than 11 billion by the end of the century – 3.5 billion more than today, increasing the global need for energy. Not only is more energy required, but it needs to be cleaner and addressing these needs to power human progress is Shell's central purpose. We are continuously working on improving the energy efficiency of our existing operations and reducing the carbon intensity of our portfolio. And we are investing in new energies to help us prepare for the ongoing transformation of global energy systems. We are working today to create the energy of tomorrow.

For decades Shell has worked in partnerships around the world to plan and launch important energy projects. Present in 70 countries with more than 90,000 employees, we produce 3.7 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (crude oil and natural gas combined) and we serve 30 million customers through our 43,000 Shell-branded retail stations.

Since the company's first tanker passed through the Suez Canal in 1892, the company has had a close association with the Arab world, and this is something we are immensely proud of.

Our partnerships in the Middle East stretch back over a century, today our businesses are present in across the region, from Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Iraq, Oman, Tunisia, Kuwait, Qatar to Saudi Arabia. Over that time we have worked closely with our partners to develop the energy sources needed to meet the region's rapidly growing demand.

For more information, please visit www.shell.com.