Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Navy Exchanges Offer Fuel Alternatives

The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) has opened two new biodiesel fuel pumps at NEX gas stations at Naval Station Norfolk and Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.The two Biodiesel 20 (B20) pumps are open seven days a week, offering the fuel for sale to the fleet and the general public. This B20 fuel is soy-based and made from a mixture of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent regular petroleum-based diesel.The Navy Exchange also operates alternative fuels at NEX Quarters K near the Pentagon, NEX Jacksonville, Fla., and NEX Mayport, Fla. These facilities offer alternative fuels to anyone who can enter the base.