Shell Pipeline Company LP today announced the start of its Second Open Season for additional capacity commitments on the St. James to Nederland pipeline project (“Westward Ho Pipeline”). The Second Open Season began today at 5:00pm CST and continues until November 24th, 2014 at 5:00pm CST.

Shell Pipeline’s Westward Ho Pipeline would enhance access to the anticipated increase in domestic production of U.S. Gulf of Mexico and foreign crude that will be available at St. James, LA.  Additionally, the Westward Ho Pipeline project will complement the new storage and logistics infrastructure that is currently being built in the St. James and Clovelly, LA areas.

"The Westward Ho Pipeline will consist of a new 36” pipeline to connect the Louisiana domestic and imported crude markets with the Texas markets.  The Westward Ho Pipeline is initially designed to transport approximately 400,000 barrels per day of crude across the region depending upon crude types shipped.

During the Second Open Season, all interested shippers will have an opportunity to submit binding commitments for capacity on the Westward Ho Pipeline.

Subject to customer commitments and regulatory approval, the Westward Ho Pipeline is expected to begin service by late 2017.

Shell Pipeline previously conducted an Open Season with respect to the Westward Ho project in April 2012. The initial committed capacity from the first Open Season was sufficient to initiate the project, including acquisition of rights-of-way, obtaining applicable regulatory permits and acquiring necessary materials and equipment.

About Shell Pipeline Company LP: For more than 95 years, Shell Pipeline Company LP has helped meet America’s energy needs. We transport more than 1.5 billion barrels of crude oil and refined products annually through thousands of miles of pipelines located in five states.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell Oil Products US, a unit of Shell Oil Company, we’re part of one of the world’s leading energy companies, which has been a prominent participant in America’s energy industry for a century. With our integrated network of trunk lines,  interconnects and terminals, we operate safely, efficiently and dependably – key factors in keeping the commodities we carry more affordable for the people who count on them.

Kimberly Windon

Spokesperson, Shell Oil Company

Tel: (713) 241-4544

Email: kimberly.windon@shell.com

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