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PR Newswire: Hurricane Rita Update: Shell Restarts Facilities, Focuses on Re-Supplying Stations on Evacuation Routes: Saturday 24 September 2005


HOUSTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- With the brunt of Hurricane Rita past,

Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises LLC, are immediately focusing attention on re-starting critical Southeast Texas facilities in order to resume station deliveries as soon as possible.


The companies are mobilizing drivers and evaluating road and power conditions to help ensure quick and efficient deliveries, with top priority given to stations along evacuation routes and supplying emergency service vehicles. The Motiva North Houston terminal has power and has re-opened. Four tanker trucks pre-loaded with

gasoline before the storm have already been dispatched for local distribution

and will return to the terminal for re-loading immediately after leaving designated stations.


The companies are working closely with local authorities to prioritize locations along Interstate 45, Interstate 10 and Highway 290 in order to supply fuel for residents returning to the evacuated areas. The company is also prioritizing deliveries in Austin and Dallas to supply fuel for returning motorists.


Shell and Motiva are joining with local officials to ask consumers to conserve fuel and avoid unnecessary driving while teams work to re-supply the area.  Drivers can access fuel conservation tips from Shell and Motiva by clicking on "Storm Updates" at


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