Shell is working within its corporate social responsibility (CSR) framework to create jobs and develop local businesses, said Moataz Darwish Vice Chairman of Shell Egypt, according to Akhbar El Yom.

The company has been working in Egypt in several petroleum fields including the exploration and production (E&P) field, Darwish stated during the third day of the Arab Sustainable Development Week (ASD Week).

Shell is keen on developing the areas surrounding its operations through paving roads and establishing technical schools as well as community schools.

Darwish noted that the energy demands, especially natural gas demands, will increase in the coming period due to global population growth.