Large oil company pumps up biodiesel

By | August 01, 2006
Las Vegas diesel car and truck drivers will no longer have to gamble on finding biodiesel fuel. Sinclair Oil Corporation has opened B5 pumps throughout the city, giving more fuel choices to motorists.

Sixteen of Sinclair's 30 southern Nevada stations have offered B5 to the public since June 21. "We feel the retail customer is ready for biodiesel," said Bud Blackmore, senior vice president for marketing of Salt Lake City-based Sinclair. "Offering biodiesel for public consumption makes good sense for environmental reasons." Blackmore added that biodiesel also lessens America's dependency on foreign oil.

Las Vegas-based Haycock Petroleum will supply the Sinclair locations with the B5 blend. The biodiesel will be produced at Biodiesel of Las Vegas, a National Biodiesel Board member. Sinclair is one of the largest independent American-owned oil companies and uses predominantly North American crude oil.

Representatives from Nevada's Congressional delegation, along with city and county officials, attended the kickoff of this line of pumps in Las Vegas.
 
 
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