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    Shell Awards Top Performing Operators

    "Go Further Grand Awards" recognizes recipients for exceptional experiences at stations.

    HOUSTON -- Shell Oil Products U.S. and Motiva Enterprises LLC recently recognized their highest performing wholesalers in the U.S. for consistently providing exceptional experiences at Shell-branded stations. In June, the company awarded its "Go Further Grand Awards" to acknowledge efforts to deliver the Shell brand promise -- helping drivers make the most of their time and money.

    "We value the relationships we have with our operators and appreciate their efforts to deliver exceptional service to every customer who visits Shell," Hugh Cooley, vice president of wholesale and joint ventures U.S. said in a written statement. "Wholesalers and retailers receiving this award should be proud of their achievement and ongoing commitment to customers."

    Shell-branded fuels are evaluated on the ability to meet operational standards outlined in the Shell Customer Value Proposition (CVP), which are guidelines designed to make the refueling experience more enjoyable for customers. The guidelines evaluate each site on interior and exterior station cleanliness, the fueling experience and the quality of customer service displayed by station employees. Shell wholesalers that consistently adhere to the brand standards and exceed CVP guidelines are recognized annually through the Shell "Go Further Grand Award" Program.

    Wholesalers that received the award in 2006 include:

    -- Michael Coulson, Coulson Oil Co. Inc., North Little Rock, Ark.
    -- Stephen Michener, Rivercity Energy Co., Little Rock, Ark.
    -- Laurence Davis, Arizona Fuel Dist. LLC, Phoenix
    -- David Lueth, Union Distributing Co., Tucson/Phoenix
    -- Timothy Callison, R M Parks Inc., Porterville, Calif.
    -- David McCallister, Beaver Park Investments, Penrose, Colo.
    -- Joe Chambliss, Chambliss Ltd., Fort Lauderdale
    -- David Griffith, Golden Pantry Food Stores Inc., Watkinsville, Ga.
    -- John Jackson, Jacksons Food Stores Inc., Meridian, Idaho
    -- Arthur Johnson, Johnson Oil Co Inc., Rock Falls, Ill.
    -- Phil Near, Crescent Oil Company Inc., Independence, Kan.
    -- Charles Baker, Kentucky Lake Oil, Murray, Ky.
    -- Michael Thomas, Thomas Investments Inc., Beattyville, Ky.
    -- Ronald Tritschler, Thoroughbred Energy LLC, Lexington, Ky.
    -- Matt Holmes, Big River Enterprises Inc., Norco, La.
    -- Leon Breaux, Breaux Petroleum Products Inc., Lockport, La.
    -- Willis Baker, Slidell Oil Co. LLC, Slidell, La.
    -- Todd St Romain, St Romain Oil Co. Inc., Mansura, La.
    -- Mike Sobon, O'Connell Fuels, Pittsfield, Mass.
    -- Lock Wills, S M O Inc., La Plata, Md.
    -- Jere Johnston, Alpena Oil Co., Alpena, Mich.
    -- Thomas Fleming, Fleming Bros. Oil Co. Inc., South Haven, Mich.
    -- David Wakeland, Wakeland Oil Co., Owosso, Mich.
    -- John Walters, Walters Dimmick Petroleum, Marshall, Mich.
    -- Vern Kelley, Kelley Fuels Inc., Shakopee, Minn.
    -- Wayne Compton, Mid Missouri Oil Co., Kaiser, Mo.
    -- Joseph Gillis, Dutch Oil Co., Columbus, Miss.
    -- Charles Morris, Morris Petroleum Inc., Ridgeland, Miss.
    -- Isaac Sayle, Sayle Oil Co., Charleston, Miss.
    -- Larry Graham & Pat Molamphy, Albemarle Oil Co., Albemarle, N.C.
    -- James Barnwell, Huffman Oil Company Inc., Burlington, N.C.
    -- Bradley Williams, Quality Oil Co., Rockingham, N.C.
    -- Graham Bennett, Quality Oil Co. LLC, Winston Salem, N.C.
    -- James White, Nisbet Oil Co., Charlotte
    -- Sami Nafisi, Sams Mart Inc., Charlotte
    -- Real Plourde, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., Charlotte
    -- William Wicker, Tops Petroleum Corp., Chapel Hill, N.C.
    -- Rex Ekwall, Riteway Oil And Gas Co. Inc., Omaha, Neb.
    -- Richard Crawford, Crawford Oil Inc., Las Vegas
    -- Mark Lyden, True North Energy LLC, Toledo
    -- Link Clifton, Star Fuels Of Oklahoma LLC, Oklahoma City
    -- Lawrence Kimmel, Bend Oil Company Inc., Bend, Ore.
    -- William Loch, Capital City Cos. Inc., Salem, Ore.
    -- Lila Leathers, Leathers Enterprises Inc., Gresham, Ore.
    -- Joe Topper, Lehigh Gas and Oil, Center Valley, Pa.
    -- Andrew Howes, Howes Oil Co. Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D.
    -- Ian Broyles, Mountain Empire Oil Co. Inc., Johnson City, Tenn.
    -- Steve Kirkham, Rocky Top Markets LLC, Kingston, Tenn.
    -- Ronald Hollingsworth, Hollingsworth Oil Co. Inc., Springfield, Tenn.
    -- Harlon Kimbro, Tri Star Energy LLC, Nashville, Tenn.
    -- Kirk Brumley, 3w Warren Fuels Ltd., San Marcos, Texas
    -- Brooks Smith, Bay Oil Company Inc., Dickinson, Texas
    -- Shoukat Dhanani, Gulshan Enterprises Inc., Houston
    -- Robert Duff, Landmark Industries Ltd., Houston
    -- Robert Craig Hill, Steinhagen Oil Co. Inc., Beaumont, Texas
    -- Sammy Nooner, Tarpley Inc., Hondo, Texas
    -- James Fikes, Fikes Wholesale, Inc., Temple, Texas
    -- Ali Sharaf, Victron Energy Inc., Waxahachie, Texas
    -- James Keller, Walter C Keller Distributor Inc., Mcallen, Texas
    -- Terence Calhoun, Transmountain Oil Co., El Paso, Texas
    -- Joe Mamo, Dag Petroleum Suppliers Inc., Springfield, Va.
    -- Ronald Hare, Petroleum Marketers Inc., Roanoke, Va.
    -- William Quarles, Quarles Petroleum Inc., Fredericksburg, Va.
    -- Patrick McEvoy, Mcevoy Oil Co., Bellingham, Wash.
    -- Robert Beal, R And B Systems Inc., Spokane, Wash.
    -- Dan Pamperin, Titletown Oil Corp., Green Bay, Wis.
    -- Howard Wagner, Wagner Oil Co. Inc., Antigo, Wis.
    -- Dick Powell, Wisconsin Petroleum Inc., Beaver Dam, Wis.

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