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What Are The Memorable Moments That Create Automotive Enthusiasts?



      What Are The Memorable Moments That Create Automotive Enthusiasts?

Automotive Enthusiasts Share Stories of How Their Love of Cars Began in Shell
V-Power® "Ultimate Enthusiast" Contest

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Nov. 29, 2012

HOUSTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past five weeks, as part of the
Shell V-Power Ultimate Enthusiast Contest, automotive enthusiasts from across
the country have shared the stories and memorable moments that sparked their
love for all things automotive. From memories of working with dad in the
family garage, getting their hands on all the top car magazines, camping out
at auto shows to see the latest models, to simply being born a car lover,
Shell has learned first-hand through the Shell V-Power Ultimate Enthusiast
Contest that a passion for automobiles can spark at any moment.

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To help identify the nation's most die-hard automotive enthusiast, Shell has
teamed up with top expert judges to find the one person that best embodies
what being the Ultimate Enthusiast means. And, these judges have their own
stories of when their love affair with all things automotive began.  

For Ultimate Enthusiast judge Alan Taylor, host of Motor Trend Radio, his love
for cars all started at the age of seven when his father bought a classic
British sports car. "I climbed behind the wheel and something just clicked, I
was never the same again," Taylor reminisced. One year later, in 1968, Mattel
came out with a new line of toys called "Hot Wheels," sealing Taylor's
position as a lifelong car guy. Taylor lives his childhood dreams every day as
a professional automotive journalist. "My daily driver is a Shelby Mustang
GT500 Super Snake drop top with almost 700 HP, and you may think I'm weird,
but I also have a pretty impressive collection of Hot Wheels too."

For fellow judge Tony Marini, executive director of Hot August Nights, "Being
a real enthusiast is not about having the flashiest vehicle, but about the
behind the scenes tinkering and lifelong camaraderie that shines through and
through. While I've always had a passion for cars, my love affair really
revved up when I joined the team of Hot August Nights. The 26 years of this
nostalgic event is nothing short of amazing and you can't help but feel the
power behind it."

The Shell V-Power Ultimate Enthusiast Contest aims to find the best of the
best enthusiasts, the one person who spends much of their leisure time paying
homage to all things automotive. Now through December 3, enthusiasts can
continue to share the stories of why they are the Ultimate Enthusiast at
www.shell.us/ultimateenthusiast for a chance to win the ultimate experience.

The top three contest finalists chosen by the judges will be flown to
Scottsdale, Ariz. for a three-day, VIP experience at the 42^nd Annual
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction to be held January 13-20, 2013. The
experience will include access to the world famous car auction and an
invitation to Barrett-Jackson's opening night gala on January 14, 2013 where
the grand prize winner will be announced. The Grand Prize winner, along with a
guest, will receive an Ultimate Enthusiast week in Italy where they'll have
the chance to explore the country's historic sites and rich automotive
history.

To pamper their beloved vehicles, all finalists will also receive a year's
worth* of Shell V-Power Premium Gasoline. Should the Grand Prize winner be
unable to redeem the Grand Prize they will be offered $10,000 in Shell V-Power
Premium Gasoline. The Ultimate Enthusiast deserves the ultimate experience and
the ultimate gasoline. Shell V-Power Premium Gasoline helps deliver maximum
protection for optimal performance of a driver's most prized possession.

Additional Ultimate Enthusiast contest judges include Roger Penske, founder
and chairman of the Penske Corporation; Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of
Barrett-Jackson Auction Company; Eddie Alterman, editor-in-chief of Car and
Driver; and Larry Webster, editor-in-chief of Road & Track.

For more information on the Shell V-Power Ultimate Enthusiast Contest and
official rules, visit www.shell.us/ultimateenthusiast.  For more information
on the benefits of Shell V-Power Premium Gasoline visit www.shell.us/vpower.

*For the purposes of this Prize, "a year's worth of Shell V-Power Premium
Gasolines" is calculated as the average consumer's yearly gasoline consumption
of 636 gallons (4.5 fuel purchases per month x 11.77 gallons of gasoline per
purchase x 12 months) at an average August 2012 cost of $3.991 / gallon
(consistent with the U.S. Department of Energy statistics for "Motor Gasoline
Retail Prices, U.S. City Average" released on August 29, 2012 (636 x $3.991 =
$2,538.276).

About Shell Oil Company

Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group
of energy and petrochemical companies with approximately 90,000 employees in
more than 80 countries.  We deliver a diverse range of energy solutions and
petrochemicals to customers worldwide.  These include transporting and trading
oil and gas, marketing natural gas, producing and selling fuel for ships and
planes, generating electricity and providing energy efficiency advice.  We
also produce and sell petrochemical building blocks to industrial customers
globally, and we are investing in making renewable and lower-carbon energy
sources competitive for large-scale use.  In the U.S., we operate in 50 states
and employ more than 20,000 people delivering energy in a responsible manner.

Definitions and cautionary statement

The companies in which Royal Dutch Shell plc directly and indirectly owns
investments are separate entities. In this press release "Shell", "Shell
group" and "Royal Dutch Shell" are sometimes used for convenience where
references are made to Royal Dutch Shell plc and its subsidiaries in general.
Likewise, the words "we", "us" and "our" are also used to refer to
subsidiaries in general or to those who work for them. These expressions are
also used where no useful purpose is served by identifying the particular
company or companies. ''Subsidiaries'', "Shell subsidiaries" and "Shell
companies" as used in this press release refer to companies in which Royal
Dutch Shell either directly or indirectly has control, by having either a
majority of the voting rights or the right to exercise a controlling
influence. The companies in which Shell has significant influence but not
control are referred to as "associated companies" or "associates" and
companies in which Shell has joint control are referred to as "jointly
controlled entities". In this press release, associates and jointly controlled
entities are also referred to as "equity-accounted investments". The term
"Shell interest" is used for convenience to indicate the direct and/or
indirect (for example, through our 23% shareholding in Woodside Petroleum
Ltd.) ownership interest held by Shell in a venture, partnership or company,
after exclusion of all third-party interest.

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning the
financial condition, results of operations and businesses of Royal Dutch
Shell. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be
deemed to be, forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are
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fluctuations; (d) drilling and production results; (e) reserves estimates; (f)
loss of market share and industry competition; (g) environmental and physical
risks; (h) risks associated with the identification of suitable potential
acquisition properties and targets, and successful negotiation and completion
of such transactions; (i) the risk of doing business in developing countries
and countries subject to international sanctions; (j) legislative, fiscal and
regulatory developments including regulatory measures addressing climate
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renegotiation of the terms of contracts with governmental entities, delays or
advancements in the approval of projects and delays in the reimbursement for
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entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this
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statements. Additional factors that may affect future results are contained in
Royal Dutch Shell's 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2011 (available at
www.shell.com/investor and www.sec.gov ). These factors also should be
considered by the reader.  Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of
the date of this press release, October 23, 2012. Neither Royal Dutch Shell
nor any of its subsidiaries undertake any obligation to publicly update or
revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future
events or other information. In light of these risks, results could differ
materially from those stated, implied or inferred from the forward-looking
statements contained in this press release.

We may have used certain terms, such as resources, in this press release that
United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) strictly prohibits us
from including in our filings with the SEC.  U.S. Investors are urged to
consider closely the disclosure in our Form 20-F, File No 1-32575, available
on the SEC website www.sec.gov. You can also obtain these forms from the SEC
by calling 1-800-SEC-0330.

SOURCE Shell Oil Company

Website: http://www.shellus.com
Contact: Shell Oil Company, Shell Media Line, +1-713-241-4544; Cecilia Fan,
Edelman, +1-323-202-1465
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