Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma offering BioWillie at Travel Plaza


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Choctaw Nation of Okla. offering BioWillie at travel plazas


DALLAS — Earth Biofuels Inc., the exclusive distributor of Willie Nelson’s brand of biodiesel—BioWillie—has inked a product and marketing agreement with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. With 13 Choctaw Travel Plaza locations along the Interstate 75 and Highway 67 corridor in Oklahoma, the agreement will increase the availability of biodiesel in the state. This agreement represents the first Native American-owned business relationship for Earth Biofuels.BioWillie-brand biodiesel will initially be offered in two locations being the Choctaw Travel Plaza No. 2 in Durant and the Choctaw Travel Plaza in Stringtown. 

“We are proud of this relationship with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma,” said Earth Biofuels vice president of sales Jim Horton. “It represents a commitment by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to help our truckers support American farmers and provide another avenue which seeks to decrease our dependency on foreign oil. This also offers an extraordinary step for Earth Biofuels to establish retail BioWillie-brand biodiesel pump locations throughout their entire retail distribution network.”  Chief Gregory E. Pyle of the Choctaw Nation said, “The Choctaw Nation is pleased to be leading the way for alternative fuels in Oklahoma. Since we serve thousands of trucks each day at our Choctaw Travel Plazas, offering BioWillie-brand biodiesel not only gives us a competitive advantage, but allows us to provide more choices of fuel to American truck drivers.”

Choctaw Travel Plaza No. 2 is located north of Denison, Texas, and just south of Durant, Okla. Choctaw Travel Plaza Stringtown is located approximately 30 miles north of Durant, on Highway 69. Each Choctaw Travel Plaza offers convenience stores, services for truck drivers and provides multiple pumps for BioWillie brand biodiesel customers. Earth Biofuels’ BioWillie brand biodiesel pumps are currently located in seven states: California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. BioWillie is a premium blend of biodiesel and petroleum diesel. The biodiesel is made from vegetable seeds, such as soybeans. 

Dallas-based Earth Biofuels also produces and markets liquefied natural gas (LNG). The Choctaw Nation’s 13 travel plazas are located in Atoka, Broken Bow, two in Durant, Garvin, Heavener, Hugo, Idabel, McAlester, Pocola, Poteau, Stringtown.…

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