Shell Brings More Production Back On Line

Shell says that production is now flowing and ramping up from all Shell operated assets in the Western Gulf of Mexico that were shut in because of Hurricane Katrina. Over the weekend Bullwinkle and West Cameron 565 began flowing, and production continues from Auger, Brutus, Cougar, Enchilada, and North Padre Island. In the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, our Fairway asset and Yellowhammer Gas Processing Plant near Mobile Bay are operating normally. Significant efforts continue as we evaluate our hurricane-impacted assets, Mars, Ursa, Cognac, and West Delta 143.

The Shell-operated Capline pipeline system is currently operating at approximately 40,000 barrels per hour. Capline's normal rate is 45,000 barrels per hour. The system's pump station in Pine Grove, Mississippi remains without power. A generator is en route to Pine Grove in the event that restoration of electric utility services is further delayed.