Royal Dutch Shell plans to lash out up to 40% off from the total cost of producing gas and oil in the prime drive. The primary concern is to save cash to overhaul the business while paying close attention to renewable energy sources, Reuters reports. 

The new cost-cutting drive of the Shell, named Project Reshape, is likely to complete by the end of this year. The project will affect three major divisions, and further retrenchments will come apart from the $4 billion target, set amid the pandemic of Coronavirus. 

  • Shell’s total operating costs were around $38 billion last year, while capital spending came to $24 billion. 
  • Shell is continuously exploring ways to cut the spending on gas and oil production. The largest division, known as upstream, is likely to reduce the cost by 30% to 40%.
  • The review’s major focus is to cut the costs from 45,000 service stations of Shell’s network for downstream. This is expected to play a pivotal role in the transition of energy and is seen as the most high-value activities from the Shell. 

A spokesperson from Shell said that they are undertaking a strategic review of the organization to ensure that they thrive throughout the energy transition. Shell is thriving to be a simpler organization, which is also cost-competitive. At this time, a wide range of options and scenarios are evaluated, as stated by the spokesperson.