September 16, 2010
The Minnesota Soybean Growers Assocation (MSGA) and the South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) applaud the recent announcement from Western Petroleum that they will begin offering blends of five percent biodiesel (B5) at their NuStar Sioux Falls, SD terminal at the end of this month.
Western Petroleum is based in Eden Prairie, MN and is one of the nation's largest independently owned petroleum marketing companies. They previously rolled out biodiesel blends of B5 at their terminal in Hugo, MN when the state's B5 mandate took effect.
In a recent press release the company noted that its blend of B5 and Yukon diesel yielded excellent cold weather performance last winter, with no reports of gelling or icing.
"This is a win-win for biodiesel users in South Dakota and Western Minnesota," said Lance Peterson, American Soybean Association (ASA) Director and Minnesota Biodiesel Council (MBC) board member. "We are very pleased with the company's decision, which shows their support for soybean farmers, rural communities and the biodiesel industry."
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