Neste U.S. Inc., the American subsidiary of Finland-headed oil refiner and renewable fuel producer Neste Oyj has announced that it has opened three new branded commercial refueling sites in Northern and Central California.
Operated together with authorized fuel distributors Western States Oil Co. and Van De Pol Petroleum, the Neste-branded cardlock stations are designed to accommodate fleet vehicles including 18-wheel trucks. The new cardlock stations join the first location in San Leandro, California, which opened in March 2019.
We are happy to announce these new locations for our high-quality and low-carbon Neste MY Renewable Diesel. It is a drop-in fuel, meaning no engine or infrastructure modifications are needed to make the switch. In addition, Neste MY Renewable Diesel is competitively priced with fossil diesel, so fleets don’t have to sacrifice cost for sustainability. We are proud of the progress made at our new cardlock locations and look forward to making Neste MY Renewable Diesel more accessible throughout California and across the globe, said Jeremy Baines, Vice President of Sales for Neste U.S. Inc.
According to Neste, its MY Renewable Diesel is produced from 100 percent renewable and sustainable raw materials that cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 80 percent compared to fossil diesel when using California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) carbon intensity calculation methodology.
For customers who do not have the ability for onsite fueling, cardlocks are a necessity. Having Neste MY Renewable Diesel available at a cardlock gives access to commercial and public fleets who understand the performance and emissions benefits of using a 100 percent renewable fuel. Increased access to Neste MY Renewable Diesel benefits the entire community, said Tom Van De Pol, General Manager of Van De Pol Petroleum, an authorized distributor of Neste MY Renewable Diesel which operates two of the cardlocks, located in Keyes and Ripon.
To date, the four cardlock locations offering Neste MY Renewable Diesel have according to Neste’s calculations helped customers to reduce their GHG emissions by at least 79 000 tonnes.
We’re excited to offer Neste MY Renewable Diesel at our stations for those fleet drivers who couldn’t previous access the high-performance fuel and take advantage of its benefits. Our customers are raving about the maintenance improvements to their fleets and happy to lower their carbon footprint at the same time, said Steve Lopes, President, and CEO of Western States Oil Co., an authorized distributor of Neste MY Renewable Diesel that operates the other cardlock locations in San Leandro and San Jose.