Under the contract with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, also known as Exchange, Aloha Petroleum will supply six Exchange locations on the island. The contract goes into effect in January 2011.
“Aloha Petroleum has been working with the military for several years, supplying gas, diesel, and alternative fuels for fleet, tactical and transport vehicles. We’re looking forward to this new opportunity to provide fuel to military members and their families,” said Richard Parry, Aloha Petroleum president and CEO.
Exchange is a joint military activity that provides merchandise and services to active duty, guard and reserve members, military retirees and their families. Exchange operates more than 3,100 facilities worldwide, providing military communities with convenience, specialty stores and movie theaters.
Aloha Petroleum has been supplying fuel to the military through the Defense Energy Support Center contract for a number of years. The company recently delivered the state’s first supply of E85, a renewable ethanol based fuel, to Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The company also donated several hundred gallons of B20 biodiesel fuel in June to the base, which is testing the biodiesel blend in its tactical vehicles. B20 supplied by Aloha Petroleum is also used in the ferryboats that transport visitors across Pearl Harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial.
Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. is an independently owned and locally operated petroleum marketer and convenience store operator, with a history in Hawaii that dates back to the early 1900s. Aloha employs approximately 450 Hawaii residents, and operates more than 90 Aloha and Shell branded fueling locations on Oahu, Big Island of Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai. Aloha Petroleum is ranked 17th among Hawaii’s Top 250 companies by Hawaii Business Magazine.
Kris Tanahara is with Becker Communications, Inc