Propel sells Diesel HPR renewable diesel at new Bay Area location

By Ron Kotrba | October 01, 2015

Propel Fuels is now offering Neste Oil’s NExBTL renewable diesel in the San Francisco Bay Area at the “880 Gas” station on West A Street in Hayward, California. Marketed as Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable), the fuel consists of 98.5 percent NExBTL renewable diesel. The Hayward location has eight Diesel HPR pumps for use by light trucks and passenger cars, and high-flow pumps for heavy-duty trucks.

Diesel HPR is a low-carbon renewable diesel that meets the petroleum diesel specifications for use in all diesel vehicles while improving engine performance and lowering emissions.

In light of the recent VW scandal and increased nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions in affected Volkswagen diesel vehicles, Propel asserts that Diesel HPR is a simple and affordable way to reduce emissions and improve local air quality. According to Propel, Diesel HPR reduces harmful air emissions including NOx by 14 percent, particulates by 34 percent, and greenhouse gas (GHG) lifecycle emissions by up to 80 percent when compared to petroleum-based diesel.

NOx emissions are linked to air quality in California, negatively impacting children, people with lung diseases such as asthma, and people who work or exercise outside. Propel’s new Hayward location is adjacent to a Designated Disadvantaged Community, a region identified by the California Environmental Protection Agency as suffering disproportionately from environmental and air quality contamination. Providing access to low-carbon fuels in communities such as Hayward empowers local drivers to take advantage of affordable, lower emission fuels immediately, replacing high-emitting fossil fuels in the vehicles they currently own.

“We understand that customers are frustrated with the recent news about VW’s diesel emissions,” said Rob Elam, CEO of Propel. “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.”

Last March, Propel announced it would be selling Diesel HPR at 18 Northern California locations and in August the company began offering the fuel at 13 Southern California retail stations. 

 

 
 
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