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    Irving Oil Opens Northern New England's First DEF Pump

    Company expects more to be installed in the future.

    KITTERY, Maine -- Irving Oil opened the first diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) pump in the states of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.

    Irving's DEF pump in Kittery -- located just north of Maine's border with New Hampshire -- is on the Route 1 Bypass, and features a combination pump designed to dispense DEF and diesel fuel.

    DEF is an ammonia-based solution used to clean exhaust and reduce emissions from diesel vehicles. As of Jan. 1, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's tailpipe emissions standards require heavy-duty highway trucks and buses manufactured after 2009 to meet more stringent emissions for nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter.

    "We are proud to offer Northern New England's very first DEF pump dispenser to our diesel customers," Harry Hadiaris, general manager of Irving Oil Marketing, told Seacoastonline.com."Installing a combo-pump in the diesel fueling lane saves drivers time and eliminates the hassle of having to reposition the truck or fill up the DEF tank using portable jugs."

    According to the news outlet, Irving plans to offer DEF pumps at more locations in the future.

     

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