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Par Hawaii Continues to Produce and Distribute Fuel without Interruption

Mar 18, 2020


Par Hawaii is continuing to refine petroleum products, including jet fuel, gasoline, diesel, utility fuels and ship fuel, and is distributing these transportation fuels statewide, announced Jim Yates, president of Par Hawaii, LLC.

Par Hawaii made the announcement in response to rumors there are insufficient fuel supplies for customers.

“The coronavirus has created uncertainty in communities across our state and we realize misinformation can create more anxiety. There is increasing concern about our health and safety and the economic impact this will have on local businesses. We want to assure customers and communities statewide that we are continuing to make products at our refinery in Kapolei and distributing products by ground transportation, pipeline and by barge statewide,” Yates said.

We want to assure customers and communities statewide that we are continuing to make products at our refinery in Kapolei and distributing products by ground transportation, pipeline and by barge statewide

“Although events are changing quickly, there is currently no interruption to our barge schedules for fuel distribution to the neighbor islands or to resupplying our Hele and 76 station locations. There is no need for rationing,” he added.

Gov. David Ige announced yesterday that fuel distribution is considered critical infrastructure and a high-priority function in our state. Par Hawaii’s team of nearly 750 employees is taking responsibility of providing a secure energy supply for our islands seriously.

Par Hawaii operates the state’s only petroleum refinery with a capacity to process up to 148,000 barrels of crude oil per day. It is the leading provider of transportation fuels in the state, with a comprehensive logistics system supplying the major islands, and a network of more than 90 retail locations under the 76 and Hele brand names and nomnom convenience stores.

Contact:

Peter Boylan
Manager, Government and Public Affairs
pboylan@parpacific.com
(808) 561-0901

Nathan Hokama
Strategic Communication Solutions, LLC
nhokama@scsolutions-hi.com
(808) 226-7470