DECEMBER 15, 2014
How do you turn natural gas into a liquid, much less a motor oil?
Making motor oil from natural gas may sound like magic. It certainly is not easy and is a highly complex process with many stages. But it can be done thanks to some brilliant minds, innovative technologies, and because Shell had the confidence to invest in the vision of revolutionizing lubricant performance.
In the 1970s, Shell began to look at other sources of energy besides crude oil. And based on an abundant worldwide supply of natural gas, Shell began studying it for the many opportunities natural gas presents to develop a full synthetic motor oil. Watch our scientists discuss the origins below.