Aloha Petroleum Renews Top Tier Agreement

Published in CSP Daily News

Fuel retailer "additizes" all grades of its gasoline

HONOLULU -- Aloha Petroleum Ltd. said that it has renewed its agreement as a Top Tier gasoline retailer. The company has offered Top Tier gasoline with its Aloha-branded gasoline since 2006.

Purchasing Top Tier-designated gasoline helps drivers avoid lower-quality gasoline that can leave deposits on critical engine parts, reducing an automobile's engine performance, the company said. Aloha Top Tier gasoline contains two to three times the amount of cleaning agents as required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and continued use of the gasoline will help clean a vehicle's entire intake system, it added. Top Tier gasoline also helps prevent rough idling, hesitation and stalling. It also optimizes fuel economy, reduces emissions and restores vehicle performance.

Aloha Petroleum "additizes" all grades of Aloha gasoline--including Regular, Plus, Super and Ethanol Free grades of gasoline sold at Aloha-branded stations--to meet the Top Tier detergent gasoline specification recommended by some of the automotive industry's leading original equipment manufacturers.

"We strive to exceed our customers' expectations by offering quality products at our fuel stations and our convenience stores. By continuing to offer Aloha Top Tier gasoline, customers can rest assured that the gasoline they are buying meets the stringent standards for Top Tier detergent gasoline performance," said Richard Parry, president and CEO of Aloha Petroleum.

The Top Tier detergent gasoline program was established in 2004, when BMW, General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Audi and Volkswagen noted that the average detergent level in gasoline had slipped dramatically since the EPA established minimum additive standards in 1995. Since the Top Tier group was formed, Mercedes Benz has joined the group of automotive manufacturers recognizing that the current EPA requirements do not go far enough to ensure optimal engine performance. Automotive engineers who set standards and monitor use of the Top Tier gasoline used by participating gasoline retailers oversee the Top Tier program.

Aloha Petroleum is one of 22 gasoline brands nationwide to meet the high Top Tier standards for all grades of its gasoline.

Honolulu-based Aloha Petroleum is the largest independently owned gasoline marketer and convenience store operator in the state, with a history in Hawaii that dates back to the early 1900s. Aloha employs more than 500 Hawaii residents and markets through more than 100 Shell, Aloha and Mahalo branded fueling stations in the state.