Shell Indonesia confirms that the Company and the Industry and Energy Agency (Dinas Perindustrian dan Energi/DPE) and Dirjen Migas have reached an agreement on the Vacuum testing method for the Shell underground tanks at the five retail stations.

The testing process has currently been undertaken and initial result has proven to be a valid test. All tanks and fuel lines in S. Parman and Gatot Soebroto stations have so far passed and cleared while the tanks in other 3 sites will be scheduled immediately. Shell is looking forward to DPE reopening the sites shortly.

Shell wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the DKI Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo, Head of Dinas Perindustrian dan Energi Jakarta Chapter Andi Baso, and Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Director General of Oil and Gas Evita H. Legowo for their cooperation, support and assistance in the communications and consulting process in seeking a solution to the temporary closure of the Shell fuel stations in Jakarta.

Shell is the first in the industry to introduce double wall under-ground tank for fuel stations in Indonesia. Since it opened its 1st station in 2005 all existing and operating stations have been using this new technology.

Double wall tanks provide double protection against potential leaks and prevent corrosion. Hence they are environmentally safe. In addition, Shell uses an integrated fuel management system that constantly monitors fuel inventory levels at the stations. Any unusual loses in the system can readily be identified and investigated. Shell as the largest fuel retailer in the world is pleased to bring this technology to ensure utmost environmental protection in its operation.

Shell is committed to operating all its fuel stations in full compliance with Government rules and regulations and in accordance with the Shell global Health, Safety, Security and Environmental standards.

For further information, please contact:

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