Aloha Petroleum Wins $45 Million Army & Air Force Exchange Contract

HONOLULU -- Aloha Petroleum Ltd. won a $45 million, one-year contract to supply gasoline and diesel to select military bases on Oahu, effective January 2011, the company reported.

Under the contract with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, also known as Exchange, Aloha Petroleum will supply six Exchange locations on the island.

"Aloha Petroleum has been working with the military for several years, supplying gas, diesel, and alternative fuels for fleet, tactical and transport vehicles. We’re looking forward to this new opportunity to provide fuel to military members and their families," Richard Parry, Aloha Petroleum president and CEO said in a released statement.

Exchange is a joint military activity that provides merchandise and services to active duty, guard and reserve members, military retirees and their families, operating more than 3,100 facilities worldwide, providing military communities with convenience, specialty stores and movie theaters.

Aloha Petroleum has been supplying fuel to the military through the Defense Energy Support Center contract for a number of years. The company recently delivered the state’s first supply of E85, a renewable ethanol based fuel, to Marine Corps Base Hawaii and donated several hundred gallons of B20 biodiesel fuel in June to the base, which is testing the biodiesel blend in its tactical vehicles. B20 supplied by Aloha Petroleum is also used in the ferryboats that transport visitors across Pearl Harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial.

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