Newcomb Oil to Distribute Blue Sky DEF in Kentucky and Nearby States

Availability of Blue Sky Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) to Meet Growing Demand Resulting from EPA Clean Air Requirements

CARTERET, N.J., June 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prime Lube Inc., the parent company of Blue Sky East LLC, announced that the Newcomb Oil Company of Bardstown, Ky., has become a distributor of Blue Sky Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) through Blue Sky Heartlands. Newcomb Oil Co. will offer the EPA-mandated diesel fuel supplement to customers in central and western Kentucky and parts of Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. Distribution of Blue Sky DEF will meet growing demand for its use in diesel-powered engines, including tractor trailers, pickup trucks, passenger cars, agricultural and construction equipment, marine vessels and trains.

"The addition of the Newcomb Oil Company to our growing family of distributorships is significant for our growth," said Robert Arbasetti, COO of Prime Lube. "We are excited about our association with the Newcomb Oil Company, a leading supplier of petroleum products and services, and the expansion of Blue Sky DEF in central and western Kentucky and nearby states. The availability of Blue Sky DEF to diesel fuel customers allows them to stay compliant with EPA-required emissions levels, while benefitting from a high-quality, low-cost, easy-to-use solution to keep engines running efficiently."

Since 1924, Bardstown-based Newcomb Oil Company has specialized in providing consumer, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers with quality petroleum products and exceptional service. Today, the company employs almost 800 people and operates more than 60 convenience stores in addition to distributing a full line of branded fuels and lubricants.

"From its earliest days, the Newcomb Oil Company has been committed to the petroleum needs of our customers. This includes providing them with a variety of high-quality fuels as well as safer, cleaner and more efficient alternatives," said Kenny Woods, lubricants manager at the Newcomb Oil Company. "The addition of Blue Sky DEF to our product lineup allows us to make a positive impact in central and western Kentucky and neighboring states by offering customers the environmental and performance benefits of this diesel exhaust fluid."

The Newcomb Oil Company's full-service distribution and handling capacity of Blue Sky DEF will include its own fleet of trucks for delivery, as well as the capability to provide customers with dispensing equipment, storage tanks and other handling equipment required for DEF. With this strategic distribution partnership, Blue Sky East LLC is able to offer a more affordable supply of DEF to customers in 35 counties of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. Lower transportation costs will also result in a significant price advantage for retail fuel stations and their customers.

Regarding EPA compliance, all diesel-powered passenger and commercial vehicles produced after January 1, 2010, are required to meet new, lower nitrous oxide emissions standards. DEF, in conjunction with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology, is the most effective and safest means that commercial and private owner / operators can meet the required U.S. EPA mandate. DEF is also mandated in Canada.

Blue Sky DEF is ISO and API approved to help neutralize the nitrous oxide emissions generated through diesel exhaust. In its most basic form, DEF is a blend of urea (derived from natural gas) and deionized water that combine to form ammonia, which turns nitrous oxide emissions into harmless water vapor and elemental nitrogen. It can also improve fuel economy up to eight percent. A gallon of DEF costs about the same as a gallon of diesel fuel and generally lasts about 300 to 500 miles.

For more information about Blue Sky DEF and Newcomb Oil Company, please call 855-258-7593.

About Blue Sky LLC

Blue Sky is the only DEF supplier with regional manufacturing and distribution centers located across North America — ensuring higher quality, lower cost and prompt delivery. API certified and ISO 22241 compliant, Blue Sky DEF meets EPA diesel engine emissions standards and helps improve fuel efficiency by up to eight percent. Blue Sky DEF is the clear choice for clean air. Visit for more information.

About Newcomb Oil Company

Newcomb Oil Company is a leading distributor of high-quality fuels and lubricants for consumer, commercial and industrial uses. Family-owned since 1924, Newcomb Oil Company distributes BP and Marathon fuels, Chevron lubricants and Houghton Chemicals from three locations in central and western Kentucky. The company also operates convenience stores in more than 21 counties in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. From its early beginnings, the Newcomb Oil Company was "Fueled by Excellence" and continues its highest standards of customer service today. Visit for more information.

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