SOURCE: Shell Oil Company

Shell Oil Company

June 20, 2012 08:55 ET

Shell Celebrates the All-American Road Trip With a Chance to Win Free Fuel for a Year

Eight Weekly Winners Will Be Chosen in Favorite Road Trip Sweepstakes

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2012) - A classic American pastime long identified with exploration, discovery and bonding with friends and family, the road trip has in recent years been overlooked as a vacation option, in part due to the cost of filling up at the pump. To celebrate and protect this American tradition, Shell, the no. 1 selling brand of gasoline in the U.S., is giving away a year's worth* of New Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines, with 20% more active cleaning agents than before to help protect critical engine parts from performance-robbing gunk, to eight lucky winners through its Favorite Road Trip Sweepstakes.

"The Shell 'Favorite Road Trip' Sweepstakes celebrates the journeys and the drivers who have built lasting memories on the road," says Elizabeth Hudson, fuel category manager at Shell Oil Products US. "At Shell, we know drivers depend on their vehicles to make these adventures possible. So no matter what you drive, no other gasoline protects better than the New Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines and by filling up with the new formulation you can help keep your vehicle performing at its best so you can focus on relishing the open road."

Last year, Meghan S., from Bardstown, Ky. shared her memories of her trip to meet her future in-laws for the first time, while Corrie G., from Jacksonville, Ark., fondly remembered her favorite road trip across hundreds of miles to surprise an old friend. Will your precious road trip memories pay off in 2012? Entering is easy! Simply share your favorite road trip memory or route online at from June 20 - August 15 for your chance to win. One winner will be randomly selected each week. No purchase is necessary to enter.

Unlike many other vacation options, road trips are not just about the destination, but about the memories you make on the journey. Still, Shell understands that consumers may be concerned about fueling that journey, but they'll be pleasantly surprised to learn that driving can often be more economical, fun and flexible than flying. In fact, according to the independent Car Care Council, a family of four travelling 1,000 miles round trip could save $1,000 by driving instead of flying.

"With the cost of airline tickets and the hassle of flying increasing, more travelers are realizing that driving their own vehicle is more advantageous," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "In addition to the huge cost savings, driving gives you the flexibility to travel when you want, avoid airport delays, pack freely, enjoy meal options, more legroom and overall comfort and much more."

For more information on the Shell "Favorite Road Trip" Sweepstakes and official rules, visit For more information on the benefits of NEW Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines visit You can also find information on ways to save and our approach on Smarter Mobility at

* For the purposes of this Prize, "a year's worth of new Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines" is calculated as the average consumer's yearly gasoline consumption of 636 gallons (4.5 fuel purchases per month x 11.77 gallons of gasoline per purchase x 12 months) at an average present-day cost of $3.69 / gallon (consistent with the U.S. Department of Energy statistics for regular grade gasoline as of May 28, 2012 (636 x $3.69 = $2,346.843). Fluctuations in gasoline prices after this date will not affect calculation of the prize amount.

About Shell Oil Company
Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with approximately 90,000 employees in more than 80 countries. We deliver a diverse range of energy solutions and petrochemicals to customers worldwide. These include transporting and trading oil and gas, marketing natural gas, producing and selling fuel for ships and planes, generating electricity and providing energy efficiency advice. We also produce and sell petrochemical building blocks to industrial customers globally, and we are investing in making renewable and lower-carbon energy sources competitive for large-scale use. In the U.S., we operate in 50 states and employ more than 20,000 people delivering energy in a responsible manner.

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