HOUSTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Marion Banowski of Chicago won $10,000 in free Shell gasoline from Shell Oil Products US (Shell) in a sweepstakes this past weekend. Shell held the event as part of its sponsorship of the 2007 Chicago Auto Show, where the company also displayed the winning Daytona 500 No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil car that is being raced by Kevin Harvick in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series. Twenty finalists gathered at the Shell exhibit booth last Friday night to see who would be the winner -- each finalist drew a Shell gas card and then inserted it into the credit card reader of the display gas pump in hopes it would activate the pump. Banowski was the eleventh finalist to insert his card into the reader so the excitement in the air was palpable. When asked afterward what he planned to do with his winnings, he explained that he plans to share some of his gas cards with his two boys. The other $10,000 Shell Gas Giveaway finalists in attendance also walked away happy -- each had received a complimentary pass for themselves and a guest to the Chicago Auto Show and were also given a $100 Shell gasoline gift card after the sweepstakes ended. In addition to Chicago, the other finalists were from nearby Illinois cities including Batavia, Downers Grove, Glenview, LaGrange, Lake Forest, Oak Lawn, Oswego, Schaumburg, St. Charles and Summit IL. One finalist was from Eaton, IN. Shell Oil Products US, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company, is a leader in the refining, transportation and marketing of fuels, and has a network of approximately 6,100 branded gasoline stations in the Western United States. Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Shell Group [(NYSE: RDS.A) and (NYSE: RDS.B)]. For more information, please visit http://www.shell.com Disclaimer statement: This announcement contains forward-looking statements, that are subject to risk factors associated with the oil, gas, power, chemicals and renewables business. It is believed that the expectations reflected in these statements are reasonable, but may be affected by a variety of variables which could cause actual results, trends or reserves replacement to differ materially, including, but not limited to: price fluctuations, actual demand, currency fluctuations, drilling and production results, reserve estimates, loss of market, industry competition, environmental risks, physical risks, risks associated with the identification of suitable potential acquisition properties and targets and the successful negotiation and consummation of transactions, the risk of doing business in developing countries, legislative, fiscal and regulatory developments including potential litigation and regulatory effects arising from recategorisation of reserves, economic and financial market conditions in various countries and regions, political risks, project delay or advancement, approvals and cost estimates. Please refer to the Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2005 (as amended) for a description of certain important factors, risks and uncertainties that may affect the Shell Group's businesses. Neither Royal Dutch Shell plc nor any member of the Shell Group undertakes any obligation to publicly update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether to reflect new information, future events or other information. Cautionary Note to US Investors: The United States Securities and Exchange Commission ('SEC') permits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only proved reserves that a company has demonstrated by actual production or conclusive formation tests to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions. We use certain terms in this presentation, such as "expected producible resources" and "amount of reserves we expect to produce", that the SEC's guidelines strictly prohibit us from including in filings with the SEC.
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