Another California Outlet for Neste Product Dubbed Diesel HPR
Propel Fuels has extended availability of its Diesel HPR renewable diesel to an outlet in Hayward, Calif., south of Oakland. Propel’s 100% drop-in renewable diesel is made using NEXBTL from Neste.
The Hayward location has eight Diesel HPR pumps for use by light trucks and passenger cars, and high-flow pumps for heavy-duty trucks, Propel says.
“In light of the recent VW scandal and increased nitrogen oxide emissions in affected Volkswagen diesel vehicles, Diesel HPR is a simple and affordable way to reduce emissions and improve local air quality,” states a Propel release. The company says that its Diesel HPR reduces NOx by 14%, particulates by 34%, and reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) lifecycle emissions by up to 80% when compared to petroleum-based diesel.
Diesel Customers ‘Frustrated’
“We understand that customers are frustrated with the recent news about VW’s diesel emissions,” Propel CEO Rob Elam says in the Hayward announcement. “We wanted to remind them they can drive cleaner, with more efficiency and value by fueling with our Diesel HPR at 32 locations across California, now including Hayward.”
Propel said too that in its first six months of sales in Northern California, it has seen a 300% increase in gallons of Diesel HPR sold compared to its former B20 biodiesel product.
The new Hayward outlet is adjacent to a Designated Disadvantaged Community, a region identified by the California EPA as suffering disproportionately from environmental and air quality contamination.
Propel was founded in 2004 and now has 43 ethanol flex-fuel and 36 advanced diesel locations in California and Washington State.
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