Neste MY Renewable Diesel rolled out in Baltic countries, including Estonia

first_imgNeste MY Renewable Diesel is available not only in Finland and Estonia, but also in Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden, as well as in California and Oregon in the US Image: Neste introduces Neste MY Renewable Diesel. Photo: Courtesy of Neste. Neste will introduce Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced from 100% renewable raw materials, in Estonia during October 2019. During the initial phase, private car owners and heavy-duty vehicle drivers can refuel with renewable diesel at one station in Tallinn, at Kadaka tee 60, Tallinn. With the expansion, Neste MY Renewable Diesel will be available in all Baltic countries.“It is great to be able to offer this renewable fuel developed in Finland, now for drivers living in or visiting Estonia. The expansion of Neste MY Renewable Diesel use is a key part of our strategy, and it’s been good to see how well Finns have accepted this high-quality product. In Finland, one fifth of all diesel car drivers already choose it at stations where it is available,” says Panu Kopra, Executive Vice President of Neste’s Marketing & Services business unit.With fuel made from entirely renewable raw materials, drivers can reduce their carbon footprint by as much as 90% compared to fossil diesel. Using Neste MY Renewable Diesel is easy, because refueling with it does not require any changes to existing engines or vehicles.In 2018, greenhouse gas emissions were significantly reduced with renewable fuelsNeste MY Renewable Diesel is available not only in Finland and Estonia, but also in Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden, as well as in California and Oregon in the United States. This week, it was also introduced in the Netherlands.“We want to offer climate-conscious consumers and corporate customers a high-quality product and the possibility of using fully renewable fuels,” says Dennis Antamo, Head of Neste Estonia.“The product will be first available at one station in Tallinn, and we are keen to see how popular it will become. We will listen carefully to our customers’ feedback and wishes to see how Estonian drivers welcome the new product,” Antamo continues.In 2018, renewable products refined by Neste helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally by 7.9 million tonnes. The amount is the equivalent of 3 million passenger cars being taken from the road traffic for one year.Neste has 62 stations in Estonia, 72 in Latvia and 74 in Lithuania. Neste is the leading operator of automatic stations in Estonia. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Colombia, U.S partner to seize 2.3 metric tons of cocaine, vessel

first_imgBy Dialogo May 28, 2014 BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombian and U.S. naval units partnered to seize 2.3 metric tons of cocaine from a semi-submersible vessel and arrest the three-man crew off the South American country’s Pacific Coast, Colombian authorities said. The seizure prevented US$71 million in drugs from reaching the street, representing the first time since 1993 that Colombian authorities seized one of the vessels carrying narcotics while a crew manned it, according to the Colombian Navy. The fiberglass vessel, about 13.1 meters long and 1.99 meters wide, was intercepted 43 miles off the coast in the Eastern Pacific in an operation that involved the Colombian Navy, Coast Guard, an Army unit and the assistance of the U.S. Navy. The USS Ingraham, which was deployed in March for seven months to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific, provided maritime and aerial assistance. The frigate, which carries a crew of 200, was deployed in support of Operation MARTILLO, a multinational operation that seeks to disrupt transnational criminal organizations by limiting their ability to use Central America as a transit zone. The semi-submersible had been traveling from Sanquianga, a national park in the department of Nariño, on the Pacific Coast near the border with Ecuador. When agents seized the vessel, they discovered the drug shipment and turned the three men – two Colombians and an Ecuadoran – over to U.S. authorities. The bust was significant because normally crews throw the illicit shipment into the water before authorities arrive. It was the first semi-submersible the Colombian authorities have confiscated this year, according to the Colombian military. Colombia, one of the three principal South American producers of cocaine, seized more than 166 metric tons of cocaine last year, dealing a significant blow to criminal groups, including the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which has financed its illegal activities through narco-trafficking proceeds. Those illicit shipments often are sent via semi-submersibles that travel near the surface and are capable of carrying tons of cocaine. Since 1993, the Colombian authorities said they have intercepted 83 of the vessels, according to press reports. The seizure comes amid ongoing peace talks aimed at finding a solution to Colombia’s 50-year conflict with the FARC. Hope was raised earlier this month that those talks could help reduce the production of crops that fuel the illegal drug trade. On May 16, the Colombian government and leaders from the guerrilla group said they reached an accord on how to combat drug trafficking as part of peace talks that are ongoing in Cuba. According to press accounts, farmers who are now growing coca and marijuana will be assisted in switching to other crops. In a televised address, President Juan Manuel Santos said, “Imagine a Colombia without coca,” the plant that produces the raw material turned into cocaine. “That is within our grasp if we implement these accords,” he added.last_img read more