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Flying J and Shell Canada open first co-branded travel plaza in Alberta

    CALGARY, May 30 /CNW/ - Flying J Inc, a privately held U.S. corporation
based in Ogden, Utah, and Shell Canada Limited, an integrated oil and gas
company based in Calgary, Alberta announced today that they are opening their
first co-branded travel plaza in western Canada on Tuesday, June 7, 2005. The
travel plaza site, the first Flying J site in Canada offering Shell branded
gasoline, is located on 20 acres just east of Edmonton, Alberta in Sherwood
Park on the Yellowhead Highway, a major trans-Canada transportation route for
both commercial and pleasure travel.
    This venture builds on an established business relationship between Shell
and Flying J. Shell Canada has been the official fuel supplier to Flying J in
Canada since 1998. In 2003, Shell Canada, TCH (a company owned by Flying J)
and Irving Oil launched a new fleet fuelling card called FP Solutions, a one-
card solution for fuel and road transport services across North America.
    A second co-branded site is under development in Calgary, Alberta on
Barlow Trail S.E. and is scheduled to open in January 2006. Previous Flying J
openings have led to the creation of a road transportation hub, increasing
business for all players in proximity to the travel plaza.
    The Sherwood Park facility is the fourth Flying J Travel Plaza to open in
Canada for a network total of 169 travel plazas and fuel stops located along
major highways in 41 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. Open 24 hours
per day, the plaza offers the finest in highway hospitality services to local
residents and travelers alike. "There's nothing like this in the area!" said
convenience store manager of the new Sherwood Park location, Lyndon Baines.
    The new plaza employs 110 people, boasts a full-service Country Market
Restaurant & Buffet, seating 150 guests and offering casual dining, a fast
food court as well as an 'all-you-can-eat' buffet. The Country Market Store &
More attracts customers with a variety of fine merchandise including limited
edition artwork, handmade quilts and stained glass creations.
    A theater style drivers' lounge with large screen TV and interactive
games room provides entertainment for professional drivers. Private phone
booths plus well-appointed laundry facilities allow drivers to look after
business and individual needs. Personal access codes entered into electronic
keypads at each of the nine shower doors permit secure, easy entry into
immaculately clean shower rooms.
    Strategically placed service kiosks provide customers with fax and copy
service, trip routing and mileage reports plus floral delivery and callboard
service promoting local businesses. Along with bank machines and postal
services, Flying J provides webstations for drivers to send and receive email,
make online purchases and/or explore the Internet. Calibrated J-Scales are
also available for drivers who need guaranteed weight of their freight and
equipment. The travel plaza's large, paved parking lots will accommodate 140

    About Flying J
    Of the 10 million privately held companies in the U.S., Flying J, an
Ogden, Utah, based corporation is ranked number 35 among Forbes' 500 Largest
Private Companies in America with 2004 annual sales of $7.3 billion. Flying J
employs over 12,500 people through its interstate operations, transportation,
refining and supply, exploration and production, as well as its financial
services and communications divisions

    About Shell Canada
    Shell Canada Limited is one of the largest integrated petroleum companies
in Canada producing natural gas, natural gas liquids and bitumen. Shell Canada
Products manufactures, distributes and markets refined petroleum products
across Canada. Shell's three refineries convert crude oil into low sulphur
gasoline and diesel fuel, aviation fuels, solvents, lubricants, asphalt and
heavy fuel oils. Shell products are supplied to retail, commercial road
transport markets through a nation-wide network of Shell and private-brand
retail and cardlock sites.

    Grand Opening Event Information
    For Media Attendees

    Date:        Tuesday, June 7, 2005

    Location:    Flying J Travel Plaza,
                 50 Pembina Road (SE Corner Yellowhead Highway and Broadmoor
                 Sherwood Park, Alberta

    Itinerary:    9:00 am    VIP Store Tour
                 10:00 am    Ribbon Cutting
                 11:00 am    Buffet lunch

For further information: Media Contacts: Flying J: Virginia Parker,     
Director of Marketing, (801) 624-1171; Shell Canada Products: Margit Phillips, 
Public Affairs Representative, (403) 691-2646


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