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Shell to sell interest in Singapore Energy and Chemicals Park to CAPGC

Shell Singapore Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Shell plc, has reached an agreement to sell its Energy and Chemicals Park in Singapore to CAPGC Pte. Ltd., a joint venture company between Chandra Asri Capital Pte. Ltd. and Glencore Asian Holdings Pte. Ltd. The transaction will transfer all of Shell’s interest in Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Singapore to CAPGC.

“This agreement marks a significant step in Shell’s ongoing efforts to high-grade our Chemicals and Products business, and is a testament to our commitment to deliver more value with less emissions, as outlined at our Capital Markets Day last year.” said Huibert Vigeveno, Shell’s Downstream, Renewable and Energy Solutions Director. “We are proud of our history at Bukom and Jurong Island and our contributions to the economic growth of Singapore in this sector in the past decades. Our commitment to Singapore remains steadfast and its importance as a regional hub for our marketing and trading business remains important. As Singapore continues to decarbonise, Shell looks forward to a continued partnership with the country, and with our customers in the region.”
Shell ran a competitive bid process to reach this milestone. Staff in Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Singapore will continue their employment with CAPGC under the new ownership, providing continuity for staff and contributing to ongoing operational reliability and safety.

Subject to regulatory approval, the transaction is expected to complete by the end of 2024.

Notes about the facility: 

  • The Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Singapore comprises its integrated refining and chemicals assets on Pulau Bukom and Jurong Island.
  • The Pulau Bukom assets include a 237,000 barrels-per-day refinery and a 1.1-MMtpy ethylene cracker. It was Singapore’s first refinery in 1961.
  • Shell Jurong Island occupies more than 60 hectares on Jurong Island, and manufactures petrochemicals including ethylene oxide, ethoxylates, styrene monomer and propylene oxide. It is Shell’s largest petrochemical production and export center in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Shell is selling 100% of its interests in its Energy and Chemicals Park in Singapore, including the physical assets and commercial contracts.
  • As announced on its Capital Markets Day in June 2023, Shell had initiated a strategic review of its Energy and Chemicals Park assets on Bukom and Jurong Island in Singapore. This review is in response to the ongoing high-grading of Shell Group’s Chemicals and Products portfolio, changing market conditions and enhanced capital discipline. Following the strategic review, divestment has been the priority focus.
  • Following completion, all employees providing dedicated support to the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Singapore will retain their employment with CAPGC.
  • Shell and CAPGC have also signed crude supply and products offtake agreements that will come into effect following completion.
  • Singapore’s position as a trading and marketing hub to serve Shell’s customers in the region remains important.
  • Shell continues to support Singapore’s energy needs through Liquefied Natural Gas supply and trading. Shell is also investing in electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the country.
  • In March 2024, the Singapore government announced their partnership with a consortium formed by Shell and ExxonMobil to study the feasibility of a cross-border carbon capture and storage project.
  • CAPGC Pte. Ltd. (“CAPGC”) is a joint venture that is majority-owned and operated by Chandra Asri Group and minority-owned by Glencore through their respective subsidiary companies. Chandra Asri is Indonesia’s leading chemical and infrastructure solutions company, supplying products and services to various manufacturing industries in both domestic and international markets. Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 60 commodities that advance everyday life.

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