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    BP Brings Cleaner Gasoline To Colorado

    Lower-sulfur fuel initiative is part of solar-powered, Internet-connected convenience stores.

    DENVER -- BP Plc said yesterday it has selected the Denver metropolitan area, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Boulder as the latest U.S. cities to receive lower-sulfur gasoline as part of BP's global Clean Cities initiative

    BP's new lower sulfur Amoco Ultimate contains 85 percent less sulfur (less than 30 parts per million) than previous Amoco Ultimate blends. This new lower-sulfur fuel is being introduced six years ahead of EPA requirements for the greater Denver area and at no added cost to consumers. Amoco fuels are available at all BP and Amoco retail sites throughout Colorado.

    To date, BP has introduced cleaner fuels in more than 110 cities worldwide including lower-sulfur premium gasoline in more than 40 U.S. cities. Within the next three years, 50 percent of BP's global fuel sales will be cleaner fuels including new zero sulfur fuels.

    "BP, through its solar company, has a long history of working with the Energy Department on advancements in renewable energy," said Polly Flinn, BP director of U.S. retail operations. "Today's announcement on cleaner gasoline and solar education is in keeping with BP's commitment to innovation, renewable energy and environmental responsibility. We're proud to do our part to help make Denver's 'brown cloud' a thing of the past."

    BP also announced today it plans to invest about $125,000 to develop education and public awareness programs in the State of Colorado focusing on renewables and energy conservation.

    BP is also showcasing energy efficiency and solar power at all new retail sites it builds in Colorado. Known as "gas stations of the future," BP Connect stores combine state-of-art fueling technology with shopping and dining convenience. The stores also feature e-kiosks and solar-powered pump canopies.

    BP has opened 16 BP Connect stores in the Denver metropolitan area, with plans to open additional sites.

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