REG to Offer Biodiesel at California Terminal

Renewable Energy Group will be offering wholesale biodiesel under a new agreement with Maxum Petroleum at its Rancho Dominguez (California) terminal location outside of Long Beach.

Under the supply agreement, the terminal is expected to offer REG-9000® biodiesel to petroleum jobbers or large fleets beginning mid-August. Maxum Petroleum is one of the largest independent energy logistics companies in North America and will operate the terminal. Renewable Energy Group (REG) also recently announced biodiesel availability at a terminal near Lebanon, Ohio and at its own terminal in Clovis, New Mexico.

“This new terminal will help consumers in the Los Angeles region become more energy independent, meet carbon reduction goals and improve air quality with America’s Advanced Biofuel, biodiesel,” said REG’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Gary Haer. “Biodiesel is a sustainable, drop-in fuel for diesel applications and a lower carbon fuel for a state which consumed more than 3.5 billion gallons of distillate fuel in 2010, according to the EIA. Renewable Energy Group is proud to offer high quality biodiesel to help enhance energy security and lower greenhouse gas emissions across southern California.”

Haer noted the new relationship with Maxum Petroleum would benefit new California customers. “We have confidence in the team at Maxum to quickly and efficiently process orders and load trucks to make biodiesel blending an easy step for any diesel distributor in the area,” he added.

5 thoughts on “REG to Offer Biodiesel at California Terminal

  1. … and just how green is biodiesel? A reliable source says that biodiesel is actually a blend of a biofuel and conventional diesel.
    The ratio is normally one gallon of biofuel to 50 gallons of conventional diesel which is sufficient to call the blended product biodiesel. The Green Navy is paying $23.00 for biodiesel instead of $3.50 per gallon for conventional diesel.
    Maybe we can save some bucks out of ” Defense Speending ” after all.

  2. First, MIchael is only looking at part of the picture, I don’t know where he came up with $23/gal but there is a lot more to the story, besides the fact that the military is famous for paying too much for everything (except taking care of vets).

    The petrol industry is not only the richest industry ever created, it’s also the most heavily subsidized.

    Milton Copulos, an economist with the National Defense Council Foundation and former advisor to Reagan (so we know he’s no bleeding-heart liberal veggie burner) stated in 2006 that US taxpayers paid over $11/ gal when subsidies were included. Here is a Chicago Tribune article about his study: http://greenlagirl.com/a-telling-quote-what-are-the-hidden-costs-of-americas-imported-oil/

    You can read his congressional testimony and more at:
    http://www.ndcf.org/

    This quote below can be found at:
    http://www.sapphireenergy.com/learn-more/59518-the-true-cost-of-oil-to

    The true cost of oil to the US taxpayer

    Including all of the following aspects to the price the individual US consumer pays at the pump makes the cost of a gallon of imported gas approximately $26 dollars. This amounts to about $15,400 per year for the average car in the US, or 70% of the median household income given 2.3 cars per household.

    Anyway, there is a bit of evidence from the real world that yes, biodiesel IS green! And not just in dollars. It actually makes sense!

  3. If you want an informed source look at: http://sustainablebiodieselalliance.com

    While the legal definition of “biodiesel” is a ‘blend” of petroleum and methyl (alkyl, propyl or ethyl) esters from non-mineral oils,
    The range of that blend varies widely.

    For Sustainability concerns, one wants “B99″ which contains very little petrol. It’s non-toxic and can be made from used cooking oil. When fuel is made from ‘virgin’ oil, there’s the argument about cattle FEED vs. FUEL: (cars and cows are our biggest energy problems), but there’s no fossil carbon in US-grown live plants.

    Maybe we can save many thousands of lives by ending the massive land-war in the Crusade zone and look honestly into whether “Horizontal drilling” is a safe enough technology yet..

    Truck drivers often purchase a blend with as little as one gallon of actual biodiesel per 20 gallons (5% = B5) because the lubricity properties of the fuel will dramatically extend the life of their engines, which is “green” in the sense of significantly less wasteful of resources, but the B5 fuel blend is still mostly petrol.

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