Local Biodiesel Now Costs Less Than Overseas Petroleum

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June 11th , 2009

Media Release

Media Contact: David Tourzan


For Immediate Release


Local Biodiesel Now Costs Less than Overseas Petroleum


With the rising price of crude oil, local B99 (99%) biodiesel now costs less than petroleum diesel in Southern Oregon. With Rogue Valley diesel prices recently climbing to an average of $2.69 a gallon, local biodiesel retailers are finally at a price advantage. The true cost of fuel is hard to measure, as every dollar of biodiesel strengthens the energy independence of the United States economy, instead of increasing our tax debt through dependence on foreign oil.


Rising Phoenix Biofuels’ B99 pump in Phoenix is selling at $2.69 a gallon, and Medford Fuel’s B20 pumps and cardlocks in Ashland, Shady Cove and Wolf Creek are competitive with petroleum diesel. Their low markup, PUC & off-road discounts, and domestic sources of fuel make them the obvious choice for the conscientious consumer and anyone driving on a budget. To save even more, consumers can get a 10 cent off coupon online ( and a 50 cent per gallon tax rebate from the State of Oregon. All biodiesel sold at retail pumps is ASTM certified under strict national standards, and other biodiesel stations can be found at


David Tourzan, Rising Phoenix Manager states, “We are proud to offer the West Coast’s most affordable biodiesel, allowing people to save money and invest in the local, domestic economy at the same time”. As another pickup truck pulls away he adds, “Our free local delivery and new high speed dispenser make us a quick and easy way to fill all your biodiesel needs. The City of Medford, Ashland Sanitary, and Raintube Inc. all use our convenient, affordable, fleet services.”


Biodiesel can be used in all diesel engines, including motor boats, heavy equipment, RV’s, freight trucks, and even home heating. It can be extracted from a variety of renewable sources including Canola, Soy, Algae, and even recycled oils from Kettle Chips’ plant in Salem. Extensive EPA testing shows decreased pollution and improved lubricity and cetane from the use of biodiesel blends. We can all help improve our children’s future by simple choices of fuel.



For more information or to schedule an interview please call David Tourzan (541)324-6695 or email

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Rising Phoenix Biofuels is Oregon's First Biodiesel Station that does not serve gasoline. We are not a gas station, and we are committed to sustainable choices in all our business decisions. If you are travelling from Washington to California, or passing by on the I-5, please stop by and share in this growing market for alternative fuels. We have a beautiful location with a creek, meadow for picnics, organic gardens, nursery, and eco-building warehouse. Come spend a few hours learning about the future of sustainable business, and see a practical application of 21st century technologies.

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