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DALLAS -- Two Choctaw Travel Plazas will be supplied with Earth Biofuels' BioWillie biodiesel through a product and marketing agreement between Earth Biofuels and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The stations -- located in Durant and Stringtown, Okla. -- are the initial sites for the fuel, possibly followed by the 13 other Choctaw Travel Plazas located in the state. The agreement is the first Native American-owned business venture for Earth Biofuels.
"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."
Adding more choices for truckers and maintaining a competitive advantage were two reasons to pump the biodiesel at Choctaw stations, said chief Gregory E. Pyle of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Earth Biofuels supplies BioWillie -- a biodiesel blend of vegetable seeds, including soybeans -- to seven states including California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.