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HOUSTON -- Shell Oil Co. and Motiva Enterprises LLC shipped more than 1.8 million gallons of fuel to gasoline stations across the greater Houston area and strategic locations along major return routes.
At approximately 6 p.m. on Sunday, Shell and Motiva shipped 201 tank loads with plans to deliver another 40 tanker loads of fuel by midnight. The addition of six company-operated tankers was added Monday morning to support distribution operations.
Additional tankers provided by wholesalers and contractors were also supporting the companies' fuel supply efforts. In addition to prioritizing fuel supply in the immediately affected areas and along return routes from Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, Shell and Motiva worked with local authorities to ensure fuel supply for emergency vehicles across the impacted areas. Currently, the companies have delivered fuel to help support the Houston Metro system, Houston Police Department and Houston Fire Department.
Both the North Houston and Pasadena distribution terminals are now fully operational. The North Houston terminal was brought online Saturday at 12:30 p.m. CDT and has been servicing fuel tankers. The Pasadena terminal was brought online at approximately 7:00 p.m. CDT on Saturday. Wholesalers were notified and began making deliveries.
Shell and Motiva are continuing to closely monitor production and supply as the industry continues efforts to repair and restart facilities impacted by hurricanes Katrina and Rita in order to maintain consistent supply across the country and return to normal operations. The companies support local officials' requests to consumers to conserve fuel and avoid unnecessary driving while teams work to resupply the area.