Renewable Aviation Fuel Hub Expands in California

 - April 19, 2021, 2:37 PM
Neste and fuel terminal and pipeline operator NuStar Energy are working to make NuStar's San Francisco fuel terminal a hub for the distribution of low-carbon fuels throughout the western U.S. (Photo: Neste)

In a step toward improving infrastructure for the distribution of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable fuels producer Neste and NuStar Energy, which operates the Selby fuel distribution terminal near San Francisco, announced that tanker trucks can now directly load Neste MY SAF there. Due to the Selby terminal’s strategic location, Neste, along with its business aviation partners Avfuel and Signature Flight Support, will be able to supply SAF to a growing number of airports across the western U.S.

The first shipment of fuel loaded at the terminal has already been delivered to the Monterey Jet Center at nearby Monterey Regional Airport, the first member of the Avfuel network to continually stock SAF.

In July 2020, Neste established a continuous supply of SAF from the Selby terminal to San Francisco International Airport via the existing multi-product pipeline, marking the first use of such a conveyance for the renewable fuel. NuStar has handled conventional jet-A at the terminal for decades, and the two companies are now working to remake it into a hub for low-carbon renewable fuels and make it easier for their customers to access them.

“We are excited about this project as it fits into our strategy for growth by continuing to improve utilization of existing assets while executing NuStar’s renewable fuels strategy on the West Coast,” said NuStar president and CEO Brad Barron.