Phillips Energy, Inc., located on Route 17 at Hayes, is the first private business in Virginia to offer three alternative fuels at once, said Chelsea Jenkins, executive director of Virginia Clean Cities.
Clean Cities, a program of the U.S. Department of Energy, is a partnership of public transportation departments, commercial fleets, car dealers, various governmental agencies and more. The only other fueling station in the state that offers three alternative fuels is a U.S. Navy-operated station in Northern Virginia, Jenkins said.
During a ceremony Friday to introduce the new fueling station to government officials and to the business community, Jenkins told about 75 invited guests and Phillips employees that “there is no silver bullet” to solve this country’s energy problems. It takes commitment, such as that shown by Phillips Energy, for a private business to step up to plan for the future, offering alternative fuels—biodiesel, flex E-85, and propane auto...
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