Tesoro's USA Gasoline® Stations and Biodiesel Fuel

We were recently notified by the California Division of Weights and Measures that the existing dispensing equipment at four of our USA Gasoline® stations in California cannot legally dispense 100% biodiesel fuel. We are committed to ensuring that we work in full compliance with all regulatory standards, therefore we have chosen to pursue an interim solution to dispense 5% biodiesel fuel at these sites. The 5% biodiesel fuel is in compliance with Weights and Measures guidelines and still offers customers a biodiesel fuel option while we review our business plan around B100 fuels.

Tesoro adheres to nationally-recognized quality assurance standards for all of the fuels we produce. Currently, there are no nationally-recognized and accepted standards for 100% biodiesel fuels. Engine manufacturers do not warranty 100% biodiesel fuels, but do warranty 5% biodiesel fuel which was an important factor in our decision to dispense 5% biodiesel fuel. (See http://www.biodiesel.org/pdf_files/OEM%20Statements/oem_matrix.pdf).

The USA Gasoline stations that are affected by this change include the following:
USA Gasoline at 4395 Glencoe Ave., Marina Del Rey, CA 90291 USA Gasoline at 636 W. Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 USA Gasoline at 2661 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, CA 93003 USA Gasoline at 2680 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062


For more information contact:
Mike Marcy
Tesoro Corporation
voice: (210) 626-4697
19100 Ridgewood Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78259

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