Mining workers and mining industry equipment

Lubricants for Mining

Empowering productive, sustainable, and safe mining operations.


OREN: Shell and IBM create innovative marketplace for mining

A new platform designed to connect industry leaders to the world’s most innovative problem solvers.

Reducing Total Cost of Ownership in Mining & Quarrying

Realise the tangible business benefits of investing in proper lubrication.

Optimising Mining Equipment Profitability: Barriers and Opportunities

When it comes to maximising the potential of new equipment, don’t fall foul of these obstacles.

Supporting Nevada Mining Industry with Global Expertise & Local Understanding

See how a new Lubricants Distribution Hub in Winnemucca enabled Shell to provide rapid support to local mining companies.

Explore Shell Lubricant Solutions for Mining



1. In heavy-duty engines up to and including Euro III.

2. Compared to regular diesel without fuel economy formula. Actual savings may vary according to vehicle, driving conditions and driving style. Internal Shell tests and with our customers have shown a range of fuel savings depending on age of vehicle and type of operations.

3. In participating locations. “Carbon neutral” indicates that Shell has engaged in a transaction where an amount of CO₂ equivalent to the CO₂e amount associated with the raw material extraction, transport, production, distribution, use and end-of-life of the product has been avoided as emissions through the protection of natural ecosystems or removed from the atmosphere through a nature-based process. CO₂e (CO₂ equivalent) refers to carbon dioxide (CO₂), methane and nitrogen oxides.

4. Readily biodegradable in accordance with OECD 301 B, >60% degraded by the end of the 28-day test.

Explore Mining Applications

Hydraulic Oils

High-performance hydraulic fluids, formulated with ashless technology, to provide excellent viscosity control and protection under severe operating conditions.

Heavy duty engine oils

Our scientists developed Shell Rimula heavy-duty diesel engine oils, designed to protect your engine, helping you lower maintenance.

Transmission Oils

The Shell Spirax range of axle, gear and automatic transmission lubricants has been developed to provide choice when selecting the right oil that will deliver optimum value to their operations.

Gear Oils

The Shell Omala range provides even longer oil life, resulting in less fluid maintenance that your equipment requires, so it can continue to operate without interruption.

Explore Mining Services


Include a Shell lube expert in your team to boost productivity.


Give your equipment the support it requires. Shell Lube Advisors help you use the right Shell oil, at the right time, every time.

Shell LubeAnalyst

Health check your oil to keep your machines running.