UK PM David Cameron may fly in to Shell India tax row
Shell also has bitumen and lubricant operations in India and is the only one of the big-name international oil companies with a fuel retail licence in the country. It employs over 1,600 people at a business services centre in Chennai.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Shell had not been invited to join a business delegation that will accompany Cameron on the trip, but hoped he would raise the issue on their behalf.
A spokeswoman for Cameron declined to discuss issues he was likely to raise, and would not say which companies were accompanying him. A Shell spokesman also declined to comment.