Blue Sky and Gray Oil Company Host Grand Opening of Rocky Mountain Blue Sky

Strategic Partnership Will Distribute DEF From New Ft. Lupton, Colorado, Facility

CARTERET, N.J., Oct. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prime Lube Inc., the parent company of Blue Sky East LLC, announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Gray Oil Company Inc. of Ft. Lupton, Colo., known as Rocky Mountain Blue Sky. Through its new location, Rocky Mountain Blue Sky will distribute diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to a five-state area. Blue Sky and Gray Oil Company will cohost an event to celebrate Rocky Mountain Blue Sky's grand opening on October 18, 2012.

Held at the Rocky Mountain Blue Sky facility at 803 8th Street in Ft. Lupton, Colo., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the grand opening will be attended by local officials and Blue Sky and Gray Oil Company representatives. The celebration will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony, plant tour, and display of fleet vehicles and equipment. The public is welcome to attend and lunch will be served to all attendees.

"We are excited to celebrate our partnership with Gray Oil Company with a grand opening event at our new facility," said Robert Arbasetti, COO of Prime Lube. "We look forward to the opening of our Rocky Mountain Blue Sky facility, allowing us to provide EPA-mandated DEF to customers throughout the Rocky Mountain area. Blue Sky DEF will allow our customers to control diesel emissions and adhere to federal regulations while benefitting from a local, high-quality, cost-effective solution to keep engines running efficiently."

The Rocky Mountain Blue Sky facility will begin production of DEF in October 2012 at the new 10,000-square-foot plant in Ft. Lupton. The plant will produce approximately 3.5 million gallons of DEF per year to 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. Rocky Mountain Blue Sky will deliver DEF to locations in a five-state area that comprises Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. The strategic location will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions and lower transportation costs by minimizing the delivery distance to local distributors.

"Gray Oil Company looks to this strategic partnership as a way to offer our customers more cost-effective deliveries and better environmental and performance benefits. It will also boost the local economy of Ft. Lupton by creating more jobs with Rocky Mountain Blue Sky," said Dale Rains, vice president of operations at Gray Oil Company. "Our mission is to profit by selling quality, succeeding through excellent service and providing superior benefit to our customers, and we continue our commitment to this mission with the grand opening of Rocky Mountain Blue Sky."

Rocky Mountain Blue Sky's full-service distribution and handling capacity includes a 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.

For more information about Rocky Mountain Blue Sky and Blue Sky DEF, please contact Thomas Sensbach at 800-634-4729 or visit

About Blue Sky

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 8 percent. Blue Sky DEF is the clear choice for clean air.

About Gray Oil Company Inc.

Gray Oil Company Inc. is the exclusive ExxonMobil lubricants distributor for the Denver metropolitan, Colorado Springs and Grand Junction areas, and the leading distributor of high-quality lubricants, gasoline and services from suppliers such as Conoco. Headquartered in Ft. Lupton, Colorado, the company operates four warehouses and four office buildings, and has a full fleet of equipment. Serving a wide variety of customers in Colorado and the surrounding states, Gray Oil Company is dedicated to selling quality products and services, providing excellent customer service and offering superior benefit to its customers.

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