Houston Grand Prix Showcases Business Value Created by Shell Lubricants

   Houston Grand Prix Showcases Business Value Created by Shell Lubricants

Track Provides Ultimate Test Ground to Benefit Consumers, Automakers

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Oct. 14, 2013

HOUSTON, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Continuing a rich motorsports history,
Shell Lubricants has proven again that its storied relationship with IndyCar
translates learning from the track to real-world benefits on the road and
beyond. Serving as the ultimate proving ground, education taken from the
racetrack adds value to multiple areas of Shell Lubricants, including
strategic relationships with automakers, which in the end, benefit consumers.

With technology being at the forefront for Shell in the lubricants business,
the desire to deliver optimum engine efficiency and fuel economy determine
where brands, such as Pennzoil, move directionally. Continuing to push
innovation and technology via developments fueled by on-track testing, Shell
has formulated lubricants that specialize in preventing the build-up of dirt
and deposits. For example, if enough deposits form in the engine, there could
be a 3-6% loss of fuel economy.^^[1] Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic Motor
Oil is formulated with Superior^^[2] Active Cleansing Agents, keeping engines
clean throughout their life, so motorists can drive an extra 550 miles per
year on average vs. a dirty engine.

"As American road cars evolve to more closely reflect race car technology, the
demand to deliver higher performance and improved fuel efficiency is at its
peak," said Istvan Kapitany, President of Shell Commercial Fuels and
Lubricants Americas. "Through our motorsports technical partnerships, Shell is
able to garner technology insights to aid in the production of innovative
lubricants for these new and demanding engine technologies."

At the 2013 running of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, Shell
showcased its motorsports technical alliances to the racing community and
consumers. This included its key technical partnership with Penske Racing's
NASCAR and IndyCar teams, which over time, has provided a testing ground for
lubricant technologies and products in demanding road conditions.

In an effort to accurately and efficiently test lubricant technology deemed
compatible for consumer-owned vehicles, Pennzoil technology is used off the
shelf in all of its Chevrolet twin-turbocharged V-6 engines that compete in
the IZOD IndyCar Series. The Pennzoil Ultra™ 0W-40 full synthetic motor oil,
which was used on the track during the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of
Houston, is the same oil consumers can purchase and use on the road.

As a supplement to the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, Shell
organized a tailored trade media program to provide an in-depth view of
lubricants technology, business alliances and other significant factors
associated with fuel efficiency and vehicle longevity through Shell technology
experts and Penske Racing. Leveraging additional business alliances,
additional program media events included a VIP pit and display area tour, a
technology-hosted media dinner, an executive media lunch and a Penske-owned
Spring Branch Honda dealership visit showcasing the newest 2014 vehicle

At the executive media lunch, Kapitany addressed the audience alongside Bud
Denker, Executive Vice President of Penske Performance.

"At Penske Racing, our Chevrolet IndyCar engines are designed to deliver
extremely high power outputs and reach very high engine speeds in each race,"
said Denker. "We take comfort in knowing that Shell supplies us with the
top-tier lubrication performance that is demanded by our engines."

"We don't work alone," added Kapitany. "Shell collaborates with business
enterprises like Penske to stay on top of consumer needs while pushing the
boundaries of lubrication science."

For more information regarding the Shell-Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston,
please visit www.GrandPrixOfHouston.com.

About Shell and Pennzoil

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with 90,000
employees in more than 80 countries. In the U.S., Shell operates in 50 states
and employs more than 20,000 people using technology and innovation to help
tackle the challenges of the new energy future. The Shell downstream
organization manages a portfolio of top-quality brands, including the No. 1
selling gasoline and premium gasoline brand^[i] and Pennzoil®, the most
trusted motor oil brand in America ^ [ii]. The knowledge Shell gains through
motorsports and other alliances help address tomorrow's mobility challenges
with efficient solutions that power and protect motorists around the globe.
For details, visit www.shell.us/smarterdriving, www.shell.us/racing or

i Source: NPD Motor Fuels Index December 2005 – 2011.
ii Based on a survey of licensed drivers conducted by a leading research firm
January 2005 – December 2011.


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[1] Fuel economy measurements made using CAFE cycle under FTP75. Avg of 550
extra miles based on mixed city/highway miles and US avg of 13,476 miles
driven per year with 4.1% better MPG vs dirty engine. Source: fhwa.dot.gov,
2011. Follow OEM recommended oil drain intervals.

[2] Superior versus our conventional and synthetic blend oils.

SOURCE Shell Lubricants

Contact: MaryJane Mudd, maryjane.mudd@shell.com, +1 (713) 241-3209, or John
Gramuglia, jgramuglia@coynepr.com, +1 (973) 588-2000, or Shell Lubricants, +1
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