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Third Supplemental Open Season Concludes

Shell Pipeline successfully concluded its Third Supplemental Open Season on the Ho-Ho Reversal

Shell Pipeline has successfully completed a third supplemental Open Season period for additional firm capacity for the Nederland to St. James/Clovelly, Louisiana route of the fully reversed Houma-to-Houston pipeline system (“Ho-Ho”).

Based on the supplemental commitments, Shell Pipeline is proceeding with expanding capacity by installing additional connectivity and pumping capabilities for this segment by early 2014. The final phase will connect Nederland terminals to Ho-Ho and bring the ultimate capacity from Nederland area origins to Louisiana destinations to approximately 375k bbls per day, depending upon crude types shipped.    

Background on the Ho-Ho Reversal Project

Phase 1  of the Ho-Ho reversal was completed in January 2013 to deliver crude oil from connecting pipelines and terminals in East Houston to the Nederland / Port Arthur area. The second phase of the project  - to enable crude originating from the Texas markets to reach Louisiana markets -  is progressing on schedule. The fully reversed system  will be operational by end of 2013 when it will officially be renamed as the “Houston to Houma” pipeline system.

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About Shell Pipeline Company LP:  For more than 80 years, Shell Pipeline Company LP has helped meet America’s energy needs. We transport more than 2 billion barrels of crude oil and refined products annually through thousands of miles of pipelines located in seven states.

We carry more than 50 different kinds of crude oil and more than 20 different grades of gasoline, as well as diesel fuel, jet fuel, chemicals, ethylene and natural gas liquids – products that are fundamental to the American way of life.

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, distribution systems, 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.

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For more than 80 years, Shell Pipeline Company LP has helped meet America’s energy needs. We transport more than 2 billion barrels of crude oil and refined products annually through thousands of miles of pipelines located in seven states.