Total Energy USA Taps Shell Oil's Dick Williams for Chair

Total Energy USA Taps Shell Oil's Dick Williams for Chair

HOUSTON, March 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Total Energy USA management
announced today the appointment of Shell WindEnergy, Inc. president Dick
Williams to chair its Executive Committee and be the key spokesperson for the
second annual Total Energy USA Conference and Exposition slated for November
19 -21, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

Williams has been at the forefront of new advances in energy technologies and
has long been a proponent of developing innovative solutions and alternative
energy resources to meet global energy challenges.

"As an influential and well respected leader in the industry, Dick Williams
will bring a wealth of valuable experience and tremendous insight in our
efforts to address critical issues and highlight important innovations that
will help shape the energy landscape for years to come," said Vincent Polito,
Total Energy USA President. "We are excited to have his strong voice and
steady leadership as we move forward with the important work of the committee
and conference."

Williams was named president of Shell WindEnergy, Inc. in 2010 where he
oversees the development of new projects and the company's 10 wind farms in
North America and Europe. His prior experience includes 28 years in Shell
Pipeline's and Distribution businesses, holding numerous leadership positions
in Engineering, Operations, Commercial, and Joint Venture activities. In his
last role as a Commercial Manager, Williams was responsible for all
customer-facing activities and played a key role in several major company
restructurings. Williams is a longtime resident of Houston and contributes
much of his time to a host of civic and charitable endeavors.

"I am truly honored to be named Chair of the Executive Committee and am
excited for Shell to continue as part of this important event. Total Energy
USA brings together the brightest minds across all energy sectors in a forum
to discuss and share ideas, identify new solutions and growth opportunities to
help meet the demands for low cost and cleaner energy––now and in the future,"
said Williams. "This integrated approach creates a unique synergy and is
something we strongly believe in and why participation is not only necessary
but vital to our company and the industry."

In his role as Chair of the Executive Committee, Williams and his fellow
Committee members will advise show organizers regarding conference content and
strategy to assemble participants from traditional and renewable energy
sectors. The resulting mix of diverse interests will create new business
opportunities as participants discuss how to balance locally available
resources, economics, reliability and environmental impact when making
important energy decisions.

Conference dates for the 2013 Total Energy USA Conference and Exposition are
scheduled for November 19-21 in Houston, Texas.

ABOUT TOTAL ENERGY USA: Total Energy USA is the leading energy conference and
trade exposition event that addresses the greatest uncertainty in the energy
industry today––the cross-fertilization of energy sectors and technologies.
The conference and exposition was developed by VP International and the
Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GHCVB) and is now held
annually in Houston. Both Shell and NRG have made early commitments as Select
Sponsors of Total Energy USA 2013.

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ABOUT SHELL: Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a
global group of energy and petrochemical companies with 93,000 employees in
more than 90 countries. In the U.S., Shell operates in 50 states and employs
nearly 20,000 people working to help tackle the challenges of the new energy
future. Shell Oil Company is a leading oil and gas producer in the deep water
Gulf of Mexico, a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production
technology and one of America's leading oil and natural gas producers,
gasoline and natural gas marketers and petrochemical manufacturers.

CONTACT: Alexandra d'Archangelo, Director of Marketing
         Phone: 619.298.1445 x 114

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