Shell and TravelCenters of America to Develop Nationwide LNG Commercial Fueling Network

   Shell and TravelCenters of America to Develop Nationwide LNG Commercial
                               Fueling Network

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, April 15, 2013

HOUSTON, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Shell and TravelCenters of America LLC
(TA) have finalized an agreement to develop a U.S. nationwide network of
liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling centers for heavy-duty road transport



The plan is to construct at least two LNG fueling lanes and a storage facility
at up to 100 existing TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded full service
travel centers along the U.S. interstate highway system. Construction and
opening of the LNG stations will be done in a phased approach. Pending
customary approvals, we anticipate the first of these stations will be
operational in roughly one year's time with a priority to develop the main
trucking corridors to provide the potential for the first-ever coast-to-coast
LNG-fueled commercial transport network.

"Shell is investing now in the infrastructure that will bring this innovative,
cost-competitive and environmentally beneficial fuel to our customers", said
Elen Phillips, Vice President, Shell Fuels Sales & Marketing Americas. "We are
leveraging our strength as an integrated company to produce, liquefy,
distribute and commercialize natural gas in transport - and TravelCenters of
America is the ideal partner to help us bring this vision to life."

Demand for innovative fuels, like LNG, from commercial customers is growing
due to the wide range of benefits for trucking fleet operators. These benefits
can include lower fuel costs, the potential to reduce emissions as well as
reduce noise levels in certain engines.

"We see great potential for LNG as a fuel option among our range of quality
fuels, due to the sheer abundance and affordability of domestic natural gas in
North America", concluded Phillips.

About Shell and LNG Fuels

Shell has been working to develop the LNG for Transport market globally. Last
year, we announced our intention to collaborate with TA and today's
finalization of that agreementis a major step toward making LNG fuels a
reality for the U.S. heavy duty road customers. Shell is also developing LNG
stations at Flying J truck stops in Alberta, Canada - the first of which
opened this year.

In March, Shell announced it will invest in two small-scale LNG production
units that form the basis of two new LNG transport corridors in the Great
Lakes and Gulf Coast regions that will provide LNG to marine and heavy duty
road customers. This brings the total to three planned Shell LNG production
units dedicated to transport in North America.

Shell's acquisition of Gasnor, the Norwegian LNG fuel company and the launch
of the world's first 100% LNG powered barge on the Rhine are further examples
of Shell's confidence in LNG as a fuel option for commercial customers.

All of these announcements help demonstrate how Shell is moving forward in its
strategy to develop a global LNG fuel sales business for commercial


Natural gas could play an important role in helping to meet the world's rising
transport needs. It can be cooled to make a liquefied natural gas to power
ships and heavy duty trucks. LNG also has the potential to be used in sectors
such as rail and mining and we are looking at options to increase its use in
our own operations.

Additional information on Shell and Natural Gas for Transport and is available

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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.

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