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Shell Energy North America Closes on Acquisition of Enspire Energy’s Assets

HOUSTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Shell subsidiary, Shell Energy North America (US), L.P. today announced it has closed its acquisition of the assets of Enspire Energy, LLC, a Virginia-based energy marketing company that serves customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic United States.

“Synergies between Shell Energy and Enspire were evident immediately as is illustrated by the rapid closing of the acquisition agreement. We are excited about the opportunities this acquisition provides for our customers,” said Mark Quartermain, president of Shell Energy North America.

The acquisition was effective February 1, 2009 and includes hiring Enspire’s employees.

“We’re enthusiastic about being a part of Shell Energy. The Enspire portfolio fits nicely into Shell Energy’s diverse offerings and this acquisition allows our customers to benefit from enhanced financial stability and a diverse array of energy products and services coupled with a fierce commitment to service excellence,” said Jim Lukas, general manager, Mid-Atlantic Commercial, Industrial and Aggregator Business and former president and CEO of Enspire.

Shell Trading is a global business network integrating the worldwide energy trading activities of Royal Dutch Shell plc companies, of which Shell Energy North America (US), L.P., and its subsidiaries, are an integral part. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with trading and marketing offices located across North America, Shell Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services associated with natural gas, power and environmental products marketing and trading. Shell Energy markets and trades natural gas, wholesale power and risk products with counterparties and customers across North America. Its customers include commercial and industrial end users, utilities, producers, generators and aggregators.

Shell Oil Company, including its consolidated companies and its share in equity companies, is one of America‘s leading oil and natural gas producers, natural gas marketers, gasoline marketers and petrochemical manufacturers. Shell, a leading oil and gas producer in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, is a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology. Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, employing approximately 104,000 people and operating in more than 110 countries and territories.

 

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