Hutchens Petroleum to Distribute Blue Sky DEF in Three-State Region
Availability of Blue Sky Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) to Meet Growing Demand Resulting from EPA Clean Air Requirements
CARTERET, N.J. (January 31, 2012) — Prime Lube Inc. (www.primelubeinc.com), the parent company of Blue Sky East LLC, announced that Hutchens Petroleum of Stuart, Va., has become a distributor of Blue Sky Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). Hutchens will offer the EPA-mandated diesel fuel supplement to customers in Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Distribution of Blue Sky DEF will meet growing demand for its use in diesel-powered engines, including tractor trailers, pickup trucks, passenger cars, agricultural and construction equipment, marine vessels and trains.
“The addition of Hutchens Petroleum to our growing family of distributorships is significant for our growth,” said Robert Arbasetti, COO of Prime Lube. “We are excited about our association with Hutchens Petroleum, a leading supplier of fuel and lubricant products, and the expansion of Blue Sky DEF in the Southeast region. The availability of Blue Sky DEF to diesel fuel customers in Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee allows them to stay compliant with EPA-required emissions levels, while benefitting from a high-quality, low-cost, easy-to-use solution that keeps engines running efficiently.”
Family-owned and operated for more than 35 years, Stuart-based Hutchens Petroleum Inc. (www.hutchenspetro.com) is a full-line distributor of consumer, commercial and agricultural fuels and lubricants. Their customer base includes more than 70 gasoline outlets and Fortune 500 companies in Southern Virginia, North Carolina and eastern Tennessee.
“Hutchens Petroleum has always strived to stay on the leading edge of industry standards by providing customers with safer, cleaner and more efficient fuel alternatives,” said Tim Hutchens, president of Hutchens Petroleum. “The addition of Blue Sky DEF to our product line allows us to make a positive impact in our regional area by offering customers the environmental and performance benefits of this diesel-fuel additive.”
Hutchens’ full-service distribution and handling capacity of Blue Sky DEF will include its own fleet of trucks for delivery, as well as the capability to provide customers with dispensing equipment, storage tanks and other handling equipment required for DEF. With this strategic distribution partnership, Blue Sky East LLC is able to offer a more affordable supply of DEF to customers in Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Lower transportation costs will also result in a significant price advantage for retail fuel stations and their customers.
Regarding EPA compliance, all diesel-powered passenger and commercial vehicles produced after January 1, 2010, are required to meet new, lower nitrous oxide emission standards. DEF, in conjunction with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology, is the most effective and safest means that commercial and private owner / operators can meet the required U.S. EPA mandate. DEF is also mandated in Canada.
Blue Sky DEF is ISO and API approved to help neutralize the nitrous oxide emissions generated through diesel exhaust. In its most basic form, DEF is a blend of urea (derived from natural gas) and deionized water that combine to form ammonia, which turns nitrous oxide emissions into harmless water vapor and elemental nitrogen. It can also improve fuel economy up to eight percent.
For more information about Blue Sky DEF and Hutchens Petroleum, please call 855-258-7593.
About Blue Sky LLC:
Blue Sky is the only DEF supplier with regional manufacturing and distribution centers located across North America — ensuring higher quality, lower cost and prompt delivery. API certified and ISO 22241 compliant, Blue Sky DEF meets EPA diesel engine emissions standards and helps improve fuel efficiency by up to eight percent. Blue Sky DEF is the clear choice for clean air.
About Hutchens Petroleum Inc.:
Hutchens Petroleum is a full-service gasoline, oil and lubricant supplier that provides customers with the best products, best prices and best service available throughout Southern Virginia, North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. The company is the branded supplier for Marathon, Liberty, CITGO, SUN, BP and PURE gasoline, and CITGO, Suprotek, KOST, Mystik and Clarion lubricants, including its own brand of Pride Plus Advantage oils and hydraulic fluids.