23 November 2017
Neste and Distributor Partner Western States Oil Donate Neste MY Renewable Diesel to Support California Fire Relief Efforts
Neste US, Inc. and Western States Oil are supporting Northern California communities through a contribution of more than 750 gallons of renewable diesel fuel to help with the North Bay wildfire relief efforts.
Neste, the world's leading producer and advocate of renewable fuel expedited a shipment of renewable diesel fuel in mid-October, and has pledged to aid neighboring Napa and Sonoma Counties with their clean-up efforts.
"These fires have touched us all and with this donation we wanted to help residents and first responders most-affected by the fires," said Jeremy Baines, vice president of sales, Neste North America.
"Our neighbors are in a critical time of need and we're working hard to make the fuel accessible across five counties in the fire-ravaged areas," said Steve Lopes, president and CEO, Western States Oil Co.
"Our community is facing unimaginable distress, and we have immense gratitude to everyone who has rallied behind us," said Dianne E. Luna, manager central services, County of Solano. "The generosity coming from individuals, and local and national businesses, has been heartening and overwhelming."
More than 14 wildfires raged across California's wine country beginning on October 8, 2017. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) reported that there have been more than 100,000 firefighters, using more than 1,000 fire engines to battle the blaze. The fires burned 213,000 acres and destroyed 5,700 structures.
Up-to-date information about wildfires: https://californiavolunteers.ca.gov/current-disasters/
Neste in brief
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) builds sustainable options for transport, business and consumer needs. Our global range of products and services allows customers to lower their carbon footprint by combining high-quality and low-emission renewable products and oil products with tailor-made service solutions. We are the world's largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, and we are also bringing renewable solutions to the aviation and plastics industries. We want to be a reliable partner with widely valued expertise, research and responsible practices. In 2016, Neste's net sales stood at EUR 11.7 billion, and we were on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world. Read more: neste.com