Shell highlighted the significance of Indonesia to the company with the visit of Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Peter Voser to the country on Thursday, 7 June 2012. The aim of his visit is to reinforce Shell’s commitment to Indonesia and discuss areas of cooperation across the energy value chain.

“Shell sees Indonesia as a key growth country in Asia and important to the Shell’s long term global strategy.  We look forward to partnering with the country to deliver benefits to the nation and develop energy to meet the country’s and world's growing needs.” said Peter Voser following his meeting with President of Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) at the State Palace.

"As a leading global energy company, we intend to strengthen presence in growth countries and forge strong partnerships with Indonesia,” he said. Accompanying Peter Voser in his meeting with President SBY were Executive Vice President Commercial, New Business Development and LNG, Guy Outen, Executive Vice President Asia, Michiel Kool and President Director/Country Chairman of Shell Indonesia, Darwin Silalahi.

This visit to Indonesia marks a milestone in cementing the century long partnership between Royal Dutch Shell and Indonesia. Shell has a strong downstream presence in Indonesia, and recently marked a re-entry into the upstream business, with the signing of an agreement with Japanese operator Inpex last year, as a strategic partner to develop the Abadi gas field. Shell is very happy to be back in the country of the birth of its upstream business, Indonesia. Shell is also very excited to be part of the development of the giant Abadi gas field and very keen to be working with Inpex as a strategic partner in this opportunity.

In the downstream retail business, Shell was the first international petroleum retail brand in Indonesia and is now a leading international oil company with 60 operating sites in Greater Jakarta and Surabaya. In 2006, Shell started its Commercial Fuels business in Indonesia, providing bulk fuels and related technical support to the Industrial and Mining Sector. Now Shell is recognized as a prominent international petroleum brand, in the Indonesian Commercial Fuels business.

Shell brings in significant investment to build infrastructure in Indonesia, in cooperation with our local partners. The fuel storage facilities in Gresik and Pulau Laut, the lubes warehouse facility in Bekasi, Surabaya and Balikpapan, and the bitumen storage facility in Cirebon, are examples of our successful joint ventures.

Shell Eco-marathon Teams Welcomed at the State Palace’s Courtyard
After the meeting, President SBY and Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser met the18 Indonesian student teams participating in the Shell Eco-marathon (SEM) Asia 2012.  The teams showcased their fuel-efficient cars at the State Palace’s courtyard.

This is the third time Indonesia is participating in the SEM Asia – an event that challenges youths to design vehicles of the future that can travel the furthest on the least amount of fuel.

“Shell has taken an innovative approach to addressing the world’s future energy and environmental challenges, with the Eco-marathon being one of the creative ways to push the boundaries on fuel efficiency. I am impressed with the students’ enthusiasm and commitment to take up this challenge and this gives me hope that we can all make a positive difference to the future of meeting the global energy challenge,” said Peter Voser.

The 18 Indonesian teams comprise three teams from ITS (Surabaya), four teams from ITB (Bandung), two teams from UPI (Bandung), three teams from UI (Depok), one team from PNJ (Jakarta), two teams from Polnep (Pontianak), one team from UGM (Yogyakarta), one team from USU (Medan) and one team from Polman (Bandung). The number of participating teams has doubled from the nine teams that participated in the inaugural SEM Asia in 2010.

A total of 140 teams from 18 countries will participate in the SEM Asia 2012 held from 4th to 7th July in Kuala Lumpur. Will our Indonesian teams set a new fuel efficiency record?  Follow us on the SEM Asia 2012 website and the Shell facebook.


For further information, please contact:

Sri Wahyu Endah 
External Communications and Social Performance Manager 
PT Shell Indonesia 
Mobile: +62 81 184 0605 
Phone: +62 21 7592 4700 
Fax: +62 21 7592 4679

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About Shell Eco-marathon

Shell Eco-marathon is one of the world’s most innovative and challenging student competitions held annually in Europe, America and Asia. High school and college student teams from around the world are challenged to design, build and compete with energy efficient vehicles. The winner is the team that goes the farthest distance on 1 kWh or 1 litre of fuel.

Shell Eco-marathon brings together current and future leaders and people who are passionate about finding sustainable solutions to the world’s energy challenge. Shell Eco-marathon is a visible demonstration of Shell’s commitment to help the world meet its growing energy needs in a responsible way by working together with students and partners around the world.

The Shell Eco-marathon is a global initiative with similar events in the US, Europe and Asia.  This year, Shell Eco-marathon Americas took place in March in Houston, USA, Shell Eco-marathon Europe took place in May in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and the Shell Eco-marathon Asia will take place from July 4-7 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.