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2 JUNE 2008: STATEMENT BY SHELL OIL COMPANY: Shell Energy North America Merger Complete

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Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:09:23 GMT

HOUSTON, June 2 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) announced today that the merger between its wholly owned subsidiary, Shell Energy North America (US), L.P. (Shell Energy North America) and four of that company’s U.S.-based Coral operating companies is complete. Shell Energy North America is the remaining entity.

This merger affected Coral Energy Resources, L.P.; Coral Power, L.L.C.; Coral Energy Management, LLC; and Coral Gas Marketing LLC, all of which merged into Shell Energy North America on June 1, 2008.

“We wanted to streamline our corporate structure to make it easier for our customers to do business with us in the future. We are very grateful for the cooperation we have received from our customers, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders in making this change possible, which is the culmination of more than nine months of planning and project work within our organization,” said Mark Quartermain, president, Shell Energy North America. “Today’s energy challenges require innovation and constant adaptation in all aspects of the business. This merger adds efficiencies to our corporate structure and enhances our ability to apply our experience in responding rapidly to customers’ needs. We are reinforcing our commitment to deliver comprehensive solutions to solve our customers’ energy challenges.”

Headquartered in Houston with regional offices throughout the United States and Canada, Shell Energy North America, in conjunction with its subsidiaries, operates throughout North America as an integral part of Shell’s global trading network. A leader in North American gas and power marketing, Shell Energy North America and its subsidiaries trade and market natural gas, wholesale power and risk management products with counterparties and customers throughout the region. As a part of Shell, it leverages Shell’s resources, global reach, employee expertise and financial strength to offer integrated, comprehensive energy solutions tailored to meet the needs of its wide variety of customers, including large commercial and industrial users, major retailers, local gas distribution companies, electric utilities, independent power producers, retail energy aggregators, and oil and gas companies. Shell Energy North America’s success can be linked to its ongoing ability to provide customers with a diverse network of supply supported by a host of flexible and integrated marketing, trading, risk management and asset management tools and services.

Shell Oil Company, including its consolidated companies and its share in equity companies, is one of America’s leading oil and natural gas producers, natural gas marketers, gasoline marketers and petrochemical manufacturers. Shell, a leading oil and gas producer in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, is a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology. Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of Shell, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, employing approximately 104,000 people and operating in more than 130 countries and territories.

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