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Shell Initiates Market Tests of Nitrogen-Enriched Diesel

The new ULSD fuel will be offered to both commercial and retail customers at select points of sale.
February 4, 2011

HOUSTON - Shell Oil Products US announced this week a test of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Diesel, a fuel that the company says has been proven to reduce fuel consumption in an extensive test of heavy-duty vehicles and will be available on a trial basis starting January 31.

Shell Nitrogen Enriched Diesel, an ultra low sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD), will be offered to both commercial and retail customers at select points of sale in the Nashville, Baltimore, Richmond, Norfolk and Virginia Beach areas. The fuel will only be available to commercial customers in the Atlanta area.

According to Jim Macias, a senior fuels technology manager for Shell: "We are very excited about this latest opportunity to test an advanced ultra low sulfur diesel fuel. It is well suited for the evolving cleaner-burning diesel fuel market demand because Shell Nitrogen Enriched Diesel is designed for use in both traditional as well as new ultra-clean diesel engines with advanced emission controls. Additionally, the exclusive 'Nitrogen Enriched�� advanced cleaning system is also fully compatible with biodiesel blends, which positions Shell to supply a high-quality product to help fill the growing demand for renewable fuels."

Motorists will notice signage and point-of-purchase materials at stations participating in the Shell Nitrogen Enriched Diesel test. Additionally, Shell Customer Care is available at (888) 467-4355 to provide motorists with a list of participating sites. Commercial customers in these areas that are not currently participating may contact the Shell Business Solutions Center at (866) 447-4355 to express interest.