Shell Continues to Expand its LNG Leadership With the Purchase of New Positions From Repsol S.A.

    Shell Continues to Expand its LNG Leadership With the Purchase of New
                          Positions From Repsol S.A.

PR Newswire

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, February 26, 2013

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, February 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Royal Dutch Shell plc ("Shell") (NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE:RDS.B) continues to expand
its industry leadership in Liquefied Natural Gas ("LNG"), today agreeing to
acquire part of Repsol S.A's ("Repsol") LNG portfolio outside of North
America, including supply positions in Peru and Trinidad & Tobago, for a cash
consideration of $4.4 billion. Shell will also assume and consolidate balance
sheet liabilities predominantly reflecting leases for LNG ship charters of
currently $1.8 billion. The balance sheet impacts are subject to final
assessment prior to completion of the transaction.

"Shell's world-wide LNG supply position and customer base means we are
uniquely positioned to add value to Repsol's LNG portfolio, including through
Shell's trading capabilities," said Chief Executive Officer Peter Voser. "By
optimising the combined portfolios we will increase our ability to bring LNG
to areas that need it the most, adding value for Shell, our partners and our

The acquisition will add a new dynamic to Shell's portfolio, namely LNG
capacity in the West Atlantic from Atlantic LNG in Trinidad & Tobago, and in
the East Pacific from Peru LNG. These additions will complement Shell's
existing LNG capacity in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Russia.
The acquisition should add some 7.2 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG
volumes through long-term off-take agreements, including some 4 mtpa of equity
LNG plant capacity. 

Shell expects to add value to this portfolio by optimizing the new LNG flows
in our world-wide customer base. Subject to successful completion, the new
portfolio is expected to immediately provide additional cash flow to Shell,
with limited on-going capital expenditure requirements.

The transaction, which has an effective date of 1 October 2012, is expected to
close in the second half of 2013 or early 2014, subject to regulatory
approvals and other conditions precedent.

Additional information:

Shell has agreed to acquire from several Repsol subsidiaries which own key LNG
businesses of Repsol. Upon completion, after securing regulatory approvals and
meeting other conditions precedent, the transaction will add:

a.Net 4.2 mtpa equity LNG plant capacity comprising:

       oALNG trains 1-4 14.6 mtpa capacity, on a 100% basis (20-25% equity
         per train); operated by Atlantic LNG Company of Trinidad and Tobago
       oPeru LNG 4.45 mtpa capacity, on a 100% basis (acquisition: 20%
         equity; 100% offtake); operated by Peru LNG Company
       oBBE power plant in Spain (25%, 800MW); operated by Bahía de Bizkaia
         Electricidad S.L.
       oA fleet of LNG carriers, comprising both long term and short term
         time charters.

       *A material LNG marketing and trading operation, with 7.2 mtpa of LNG
         volumes through long-term off-take agreements.
       *As part of this agreement, Shell has committed to supply around 0.1
         mtpa of LNG to Repsol's Canaport LNG terminal in Canada over a period
         of 10 years.

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in Woodside Petroleum Ltd.) ownership interest held by Shell in a venture,
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