Propel's Retail Rollout of Diesel HPR a U.S. First

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Propel Fuels Inc. introduced a new alternative fuel — Diesel HPR (high performance renewable) — at 18 of its locations in northern California. This marks the first time this alternative fuel has been sold on a retail basis in North America.

Propel’s Diesel HPR uses Neste Oil's NEXBTL renewable diesel, a low-carbon renewable fuel that meets petroleum diesel specifications for use in diesel engines while realizing the benefits of better performance and lower emissions, according to Propel.

Diesel HPR is available at Propel convenience stores and gas stations in Sacramento, San Jose, East Bay, Redwood City and Fresno. Exact locations, directions and real time pricing can be found on Propel’s mobile app.

“Diesel HPR exceeds conventional diesel in power, performance and value,” said Rob Elam, CEO and co-founder of Propel. “Propel is committed to offering Californians the most advanced low-carbon fuels that meet our high standards for quality and value.”

Diesel HPR meets the toughest specifications required by automotive and engine manufacturers, enabling the fuel to be used by any diesel vehicle, reported Propel. The alternative fuel is designated as ASTM D-975, the standard for all ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel in the U.S., and is recognized as “CARB diesel” by the California Air Resources Board.

“This renewable diesel joins a growing suite of new, cleaner transportation fuels in California thanks to our low carbon fuel standard and forward-thinking companies like Propel,” said California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Nichols.

Tim Olson, Energy Resources Manager for the California Energy Commission, added his agency is pleased to see the introduction of a low-carbon fuel at California fueling stations. “Our state needs several options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector and this cooperation between Propel Fuels and Neste Oil provides a tremendous opportunity to de-carbonize diesel fuel and help achieve our climate change goals,” he said.

Neste Oil Corp. is a refining and marketing company specializing in high-quality fuels for cleaner traffic.

Propel Fuels has 43 flex fuel and 36 advanced diesel locations across California and Washington State.

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