Shell has been in Malaysia since 1891, having traded in kerosene in the Straits Settlements before producing the country's first barrel of oil some 19 years later. Today, Shell is the petroleum retail market leader in Malaysia, having more than 950 stations nationwide, catering to one-third of Peninsular Malaysia and half of Sabah and Sarawak’s market requirements and is the largest natural gas producer in Malaysia, catering to more than 40 countries worldwide.
Shell's story is a series of firsts. It pioneered the transportation of kerosene to the Far East, it discovered Malaysia's first oil well in 1910; it built Malaysia's first refinery in Miri in 1914, and Peninsular Malaysia's first refinery in Port Dickson in 1963. In the late 50s, it was the first to take oil exploration offshore and discovered oil and gas in Sarawak, and later, Sabah waters.
Our business activities in Malaysia are Upstream Productions and Operations, Downstream, and Projects & Technology. We have also established a business hub in Malaysia, which provide operational services and expertise to the Asia Pacific region and, in some cases, globally.
Shell in Malaysia is committed to the principle of sustainable development that can meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Our actions are therefore guided by the need to make business decisions that demonstrate economic, social and environmental responsibility for which our stakeholders and society at large can hold us accountable.
Through sustainable development, we integrate the economic, environmental and societal aspects of our business to achieve sustained financial success, safeguard our environment and develop our reputation as partner and provider of first choice for all of our shareholders, customers, employees, those with whom we do business, society and future generations - all of whom expect us to engage with them, listen to them and evolve to meet their changing expectations.