Shell Honors Top Performers

Go Further Grand Awards recognize exceptional service

HOUSTON -- Shell Oil Products US (SOPUS) and Motiva Enterprises LLC recently recognized their highest-performing wholesalers in the United States for consistently providing exceptional experiences at their Shell-branded stations. The Go Further Grand Awards were presented in June in acknowledgment of efforts to deliver the Shell brand promise, helping drivers make the most of their time and money.

Shell-branded fuels are sold through more than 13,000 U.S. stations, which are evaluated on the ability to meet operational standards outlined in the Shell [image-nocss] Customer Value Proposition (CVP). The CVP guidelines are designed to make the refueling experience more enjoyable for customers. Every site is evaluated on interior and exterior station cleanliness, the fueling experience and the quality of customer service displayed by station employees. Shell wholesalers who consistently adhere to brand standards and exceed the CVP guidelines are recognized each year through this program.

Wholesalers recognized with the Go Further Grand Award for their outstanding performance during 2006 included:

Michael Coulson, Coulson Oil Co. Inc., North Little Rock, Ark. Stephen Michener, Rivercity Energy Co., Little Rock, Ark. James Fikes, Fikes Wholesale Inc., Temple, Texas. Laurence Davis, Arizona Fuel Distributors. LLC, Phoenix. David Lueth, Union Distributing Co., Tucson/Phoenix. Timothy Callison, R.M. Parks Inc., Porterville, Calif. David McCallister, Beaver Park Investments, Penrose, Colo. Joe Chambliss, Chambliss Ltd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. David Griffith, Golden Pantry Food Stores Inc., Watkinsville, Ga. John Jackson, Jacksons Food Stores Inc., Meridian, Idaho. Arthur Johnson, Johnson Oil Co. Inc., Rock Falls, Ill. Phil Near, Crescent Oil Co. Inc., Independence, Kansas. Charles Baker, Kentucky Lake Oil, Murray, Ky. Michael Thomas, Thomas Investments Inc., Beattyville, Ky. Ronald Tritschler, Thoroughbred Energy LLC, Lexington, Ky. Matt Holmes, Big River Enterprises Inc., Norco, La. Leon Breaux, Breaux Petroleum Products Inc., Lockport, La. Willis Baker, Slidell Oil Co. LLC, Slidell, La. Todd St. Romain, St. Romain Oil Co. Inc., Mansura, La. Mike Sobon, O'Connell Fuels, Pittsfield, Mass. Lock Wills, S M O Inc., La Plata, Md. Jere Johnston, Alpena Oil Co., Alpena, Mich. Thomas Fleming, Fleming Bros. Oil Co. Inc., South Haven, Mich. David Wakeland, Wakeland Oil Co., Owosso, Mich. John Walters, Walters Dimmick Petroleum, Marshall, Mich. Vern Kelley, Kelley Fuels Inc., Shakopee, Minn. Wayne Compton, Mid Missouri Oil Co., Kaiser, Mo. Joseph Gillis, Dutch Oil Co., Columbus, Miss. Charles Morris, Morris Petroleum Inc., Ridgeland, Miss. Isaac Sayle, Sayle Oil Co., Charleston, Miss. Larry Graham and Pat Molamphy, Albemarle Oil Co., Albemarle, N.C. James Barnwell, Huffman Oil Co. Inc., Burlington, N.C. Bradley Williams, Quality Oil Co., Rockingham, N.C. Graham Bennett, Quality Oil Co. LLC, Winston Salem, N.C. James White, Nisbet Oil Co., Charlotte, N.C. Sami Nafisi, Sams Mart Inc., Charlotte, N.C. Real Plourde, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., Charlotte, N.C. William Wicker, Tops Petroleum Corp., Chapel Hill, N.C. Rex Ekwall, Riteway Oil & Gas Co. Inc., Omaha, Neb. Richard Crawford, Crawford Oil Inc., Las Vegas. Mark Lyden, True North Energy LLC, Toledo, Ohio. Link Clifton, Star Fuels Of Oklahoma LLC, Oklahoma City. Lawrence Kimmel, Bend Oil Co. Inc., Bend, Ore. William Loch, Capital City Cos. Inc., Salem, Ore. Lila Leathers, Leathers Enterprises Inc., Gresham, Ore. Joe Topper, Lehigh Gas & Oil, Center Valley, Pa. Andrew Howes, Howes Oil Co. Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D. Ian Broyles, Mountain Empire Oil Co. Inc., Johnson City, Tenn. Steve Kirkham, Rocky Top Markets LLC, Kingston, Tenn. Ronald Hollingsworth, Hollingsworth Oil Co. Inc., Springfield, Tenn. Harlon Kimbro, Tri Star Energy LLC, Nashville, Tenn. Kirk Brumley, 3w Warren Fuels Ltd., San Marcos, Texas. Brooks Smith, Bay Oil Co. Inc., Dickinson, Texas. Shoukat Dhanani, Gulshan Enterprises Inc., Houston. Robert Duff, Landmark Industries Ltd., Houston. Robert Craig Hill, Steinhagen Oil Co. Inc., Beaumont, Texas. Sammy Nooner, Tarpley Inc., Hondo, Texas. Ali Sharaf, Victron Energy Inc., Waxahachie, Texas. James Keller, Walter C. Keller Distributor Inc., McAllen, Texas. Terence Calhoun, Transmountain Oil Co., El Paso, Texas. Joe Mamo, Dag Petroleum Suppliers Inc., Springfield, Va. Ronald Hare, Petroleum Marketers Inc., Roanoke, Va. William Quarles, Quarles Petroleum Inc., Fredericksburg, Va. Patrick McEvoy, McEvoy Oil Co., Bellingham, Wash. Robert Beal, R & B Systems Inc., Spokane, Wash. Dan Pamperin, Titletown Oil Corp., Green Bay, Wis. Howard Wagner, Wagner Oil Co. Inc., Antigo, Wis. Dick Powell, Wisconsin Petroleum Inc., Beaver Dam, Wis.

SOPUS, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Co., is a refiner, transporter and marketer of fuels and has a network of approximately 6,000 branded gasoline stations in the western United States. Motiva refines and markets branded products through approximately 7,700 Shell-branded stations in the eastern and southern United States. Shell Oil Co. is a 50% owner of Motiva with Saudi Refining Inc. Shell Oil Co. is an affiliate of the Shell Group.