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Shell Inaugurates its Pulau Laut Fuel Terminal in South Kalimantan

Shell in co-operation with Indonesia Bulk Terminal (IBT) officially opened its Pulau Laut Fuel Terminal in South Kalimantan today.

This new facility together with Shell’s other fuel terminals in Pendingin and Gresik, will provide a strong supply network to serve the mining and industrial customers in East and South East Kalimantan on a cost competitive basis. The new terminal will also help promote the area’s economic growth.

Shell’s Downstream Director, Mark Williams said, “Shell is selectively growing our Downstream business and Indonesia is one of the key growth markets. We are committed to growing our business together with our local partners and providing our customers with a reliable supply of quality fuels at competitive prices.”

Added Darwin Silalahi, Country Chairman and President Director, PT Shell Indonesia, “There is strong synergy between Shell and IBT, and I am confident the Pulau Laut facility can make significant contributions to the region. Besides bringing investment and employment opportunities, it can also serve to stimulate greater economic wealth for the country.”

Adrian Lembong, Director of PT Indonesia Bulk Terminal, said, “We are proud of this cooperation and we are certain that the long-term  partnership between IBT and Shell will thrive and be mutually beneficial. This fuel terminal operations will help provide an increase in revenue and complement our coal loading operations, ultimately helping us to serve our customers better.”

The Pulau Laut Fuel Terminal sits on a land area of 43,000 m2 and has a capacity of 60,000 mt.  The terminal commenced operations and fuel sales  in May 2010.

Shell Commercial Fuels operates in over 40 countries worldwide and more than 200,000 customers use our transport, industrial and heating fuels everyday. Shell is the world’s leading supplier of hydrocarbon products and services to the mining industry, supplying 6 out of 10 of the world’s leading mining houses.  Commercial Fuels deals with 35% of Shell fuels sold to the world, with a range of business customers, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries, including mining, manufacturing, agriculture and power.

Shell entered the Indonesian commercial fuels market in 2007 and has expanded rapidly, securing strategic customers such as PLN, PT Adaro Indonesia and  other major mining and industry customers with their needs for high quality fuels.

Notes to Editors

About Royal Dutch Shell plc

Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New York stock exchanges.  Shell companies have operations in more than 90 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects. For further information, visit www.shell.com

About Indonesia Bulk Terminal

IBT, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PT Adaro Energy Tbk, operates a coal terminal located on Pulau Laut, an island off South Kalimantan and 200 km from the Taboneo anchorage. Adaro and third-party coal producers use IBT as a coal trans-shipment and coal blending hub for both domestic and international coal shipments through Kalimantan. IBT’s port has a rated throughput of 12 Mt per annum with the capability to load vessels of up to 85,000 DWT. The terminal maintains eight stockpiles with a total capacity of 800,000 tonnes of coal and a stockpile reclaiming system to provide accurate blending to meet end-users precise specifications. There are 4 cranes for loading the coal at a rate of 750 tonnes for each crane, while the shiploading capacity is 3,000 tonnes per hour.

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