Neste expands renewable fuels supply capabilities in Southern California
Neste commissioned terminal capacity at Vopak’s Los Angeles terminal in California for storing Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF) and Neste MY Renewable Diesel™.
This is a major step in further expanding the availability of Neste’s renewable fuels in the Southern California region, enabling greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the transportation sector and supporting the energy transition on the West Coast of the US.
The Vopak Los Angeles Terminal is strategically located in the Port of Los Angeles and is well-connected to fuel logistics via vessels, barges, trucks and pipelines.
Having terminal capacity at this location will significantly increase the availability and accessibility of Neste's renewable fuels to customers at critical hubs in the Los Angeles area, such as SAF for airlines at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), one of the world’s largest airports, and renewable diesel (also locally known as R99) for fuelling stations serving road transportation all the way to San Diego.
Annika Tibbe, acting president for Neste US, said: “Neste is fully committed to supporting the energy transition in the US as well as globally by working closely together with partners to increase the availability of our renewable fuels.
“Our cooperation with Vopak shows how repurposing existing fuel distribution infrastructure can accelerate the much needed transition to renewable energy. California has been at the forefront of adopting and endorsing climate-friendly policies and solutions.”
“We are proud to serve Neste. Repurposing Vopak’s assets from oil and traditional fossil fuel products to low-carbon energy solutions is right on target with our strategy. ~
“We are happy that our services and infrastructure have been selected and are committed to being a part of the Los Angeles energy transition,” added Maria Ciliberti, Vopak president United States and Canada.