Pilot Travel Centers begins operating two DEF pumps

Sept. 15, 2009
Pilot Travel Centers, which operates more than 350 owned or licensed retail interstate travel centers in 41 states, has begun operating two Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) fuel island pumps in preparation for serving vehicles equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR).

Pilot Travel Centers, which operates more than 350 owned or licensed retail interstate travel centers in 41 states, has begun operating two Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) fuel island pumps in preparation for serving vehicles equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR). This technology is designed to meet near-zero emissions requirements set by the Environmental Protection Agency to begin in January 2010.

Located on the West Coast in Brooks OR and on the East Coast in Charlotte NC, the two initial fuel island DEF pumps are fully operational and ready to serve vehicles traveling coast to coast. At a 2% consumption rate of diesel, a full tank of DEF will cover 6,000 miles—nearly twice the distance across America. (Read more about 2010 Emissions)

The company plans to install the new bulk DEF pumps at 100 Pilot locations through the fourth quarter of 2009 and the second quarter of 2010. In addition to DEF pumps along the country’s main corridors, Pilot Travel Centers will carry pre-packaged supplies of DEF at its 350 retail locations.

Initial pricing for DEF at the Pilot fuel islands is $2.69 per gallon, which is comparable to the price of diesel today.

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