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Mississippi River - Update #1

Downstream Operations

Shell is preparing for the possibility that the Mississippi River water levels will rise.  We are preparing for the possible marine traffic closure by the US Coast Guard.  This could affect our ability to load barges and ships at some of the docks at our Geismar, La. and Norco, La. facilities.

We are coordinating efforts to limit the effects this may have on supplying our customers and will be moving as many products by rail and truck as our logistics assets and the railroad’s schedules allow. Plant personnel are implementing designated weather response plans so that we are prepared and ready to act as needed.

We will continue to monitor the situation and Corps of Engineers’ predictions. Our focus remains on safely operating the plants and docks, and reducing the potential impact to our customers. 

Due to competitive reasons, it is our policy not to provide details on the operational status of individual units or information on supply.

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