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Shell and Motiva Contribute $4M to Recovery Efforts in the Gulf Coast

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Posted : Thu, 18 Sep 2008 23:02:17 GMT

Author : Shell Oil Company
Category : Press Release

HOUSTON, Sept. 18 TX-Shell-Motiva-Ike

Shell and Motiva Contribute $4M to Recovery Efforts in the Gulf Coast

HOUSTON, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Recognizing the need for long-term recovery assistance along the Gulf Coast following Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises LLC have committed $4 million to support disaster relief efforts. Shell and Motiva have also provided fuel to emergency response organizations across the affected areas and are actively supporting recovery efforts with volunteers.

“Shell and Motiva are committed to supporting the communities where our employees live and work and we understand firsthand the urgent need for assistance in this region,” said Marvin Odum, President of Shell Oil Company.

This contribution will be directed toward the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the Gulf Coast Relief Fund and other community organizations to provide both short- and long-term assistance to disaster relief efforts in the states affected by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

“I am proud of our employees who despite feeling the effects of these storms personally, sprung into action to support the community by staffing public shelters, local food banks and assisting the local emergency management organizations,” said Mr. Odum.

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 the Shell Group, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, employing approximately 109,000 people and operating in more than 130 countries and territories.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Motiva Enterprises LLC is a refining and marketing joint venture owned by affiliates of Shell and Saudi Aramco. Motiva’s marketing operations support a network of more than 8,000 Shell-branded gasoline stations in the eastern and southern United States. Company assets include three refineries located in Norco, Louisiana; Convent, Louisiana; and Port Arthur, Texas, currently capable of refining approximately 740,000 barrels per day, and ownership or partial interests in 41 product terminals. More information is available at

SOURCE Shell Oil Company

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