As Gas Prices Soar, Propel Fuels Provides Redwood City Drivers a Renewable Alternative

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Source: Marketwire

Propel Sees Spike in Demand Across California for Clean, Domestic FlexFuel and Biodiesel

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/17/11 -- At an event today, Propel Fuels (www.propelfuels.com), a leading retailer of clean, renewable fuels, announced the grand opening of its first renewable fueling station on the Peninsula, located in the company's hometown of Redwood City. Soaring gas prices have increased consumer demand for Propel renewable fuels, with sales up across all of the company's California locations. Propel will continue to build stations on the Peninsula increasing access for consumers and fleets across the company's Bay Area network.

'People feel powerless in the face of rising gas prices. Beginning today, we're providing drivers on the Peninsula something they've never had -- true choice at the pump. We're offering a way to make progress towards reducing our nation's dependence on petroleum fuel and the carbon emissions from our vehicles,' said Matt Horton, CEO of Propel. 'We are proud to have Redwood City, site of our company headquarters, be our first station here on the Peninsula, as the city and local business community have been amazingly supportive.'

Propel, the West Coast's leading retailer of E85 Flex Fuel and biodiesel, is focused on building the infrastructure that is the critical link between consumers and renewable fuels. As construction begins on advanced biofuel production facilities across the state, Propel's network of stations will connect California drivers with the next generation of low carbon fuels made from non-food sources such as agricultural byproducts and household waste. The company operates its Clean Fuel Points (stations) throughout California and Washington State, with more than 75 sites planned across California over the next year. There are more than 20 million alternative fuel capable vehicles (1 million in California alone) on America's roads today; however the majority of them do not have convenient access to renewable fuels.

To show support for expanding access to renewable fuels, Propel was joined today by Redwood City Mayor Jeff Ira, Jack Broadbent, Executive Officer of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Redwood City and San Mateo County fleets, and the latest in renewable fuel vehicle technology from General Motors and Mercedes-Benz.

'Propel is a perfect example of the type of company we're looking to attract here in Redwood City,' said Mayor Jeff Ira. 'We're very proud to be the home of such a forward-looking company that is poised to do great things for the economy and environment in California.'

'Motor vehicles are the largest source of air pollution in the Bay Area,' said Jack Broadbent, Executive Officer of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. 'Carpooling, keeping your car tuned, and using lower-carbon fuels is something many drivers can do now to help reduce air pollution.'

Propel's newest station is co-located at the Redwood City Valero station at 503 Whipple Avenue (at the intersection of Whipple Avenue and Veterans Boulevard) in Redwood City (Map). The green-built station makes it convenient for consumers and fleets to fuel their vehicles with clean, low carbon, American-made fuels. As part of the opening celebration on May 17-20, Propel will provide Redwood City drivers and fleets ten dollars of free E85 Flex Fuel or Biodiesel. The free fuel promotion encourages local drivers to experience filling with clean, quality certified, renewable fuels.

About Propel
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Propel builds, owns and operates a network of Clean Fuel Points -- green-built, self-serve filling stations providing convenient access to clean, American, low carbon fuels. The company offers drivers and fleets a cleaner fuel choice that makes progress towards lowering America's dependence on foreign oil, reducing carbon emissions, and creating jobs. Propel has also developed CleanDrive™, the nation's first integrated carbon emission reduction tracking platform. Propel operates a growing network of locations providing cleaner mobility options in Washington State and California. More information is available at www.propelfuels.com.

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