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Motiva Enterprises LLC is a joint venture between Shell and Saudi Refining Inc. that refines, distributes, and markets oil products in the eastern and southern U.S.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Motiva Enterprises is a leading refiner, distributor and marketer of fuels in the Eastern, Southern, and Gulf Coast regions of the United States. As a joint venture, Motiva is owned equally by subsidiaries of Saudi Aramco and Shell Oil Company.

Motiva owns and operates three refineries – located within a 120 mile radius of each other - in Convent and Norco, Louisiana, and Port Arthur, Texas. The combined refining capacity of the three sites is approximately 1.1 million barrels per day. In addition to strong manufacturing assets, Motiva’s 34 operating refined product storage terminals are strategically located throughout the company’s geographic area and have an aggregate storage capacity of approximately 16.5 million barrels.

Motiva markets gasoline, diesel and other petroleum products in 26 states and the District of Columbia through a network of more than 8,200 Shell-branded service stations as well as unbranded wholesalers.

Saudi Refining, Inc. and Shell sign letter of intent to separate Motiva assets


Saudi Arabian Oil Company ("Saudi Aramco") through its wholly owned Saudi Refining Inc. ("SRI") subsidiary and Royal Dutch Shell plc ("Shell"), through its U.S. downstream affiliate, announce today they have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to divide the assets of Motiva Enterprises LLC. The Motiva joint venture was formed in 1998 and has operated as a 50/50 refining and marketing joint venture between the parties since 2002.