Irving Oil Offers First DEF Pump In Northern New England

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PORTSMOUTH, NH — Irving Oil has announced that its travel plaza in Kittery, ME is now equipped to conveniently dispense DEF in the diesel fueling lane, making it the most northern DEF pump dispenser in New England. Currently, this Irving location offers the only DEF pump in Northern New England, which is made up of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.

DEF, short for Diesel Exhaust Fluid, is an ammonia-based solution used to clean exhaust and reduce emissions from diesel vehicles. Since January 1, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency’s tailpipe emissions standards have required heavy-duty highway trucks and buses manufactured after 2009 to meet more stringent emissions limits for NOx and particulate matter. Most heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers have added Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to their exhaust system design to meet these tougher standards. The SCR technology uses DEF to chemically reduce NOx, or smog creating emissions, to near zero. Cleaner emissions mean trucks and buses run cleaner, which also improves their fuel economy.

The Irving location, by the US Route 1 bypass, is equipped with a combination pump specifically designed to dispense DEF and diesel fuel. The combo-pump allows for an easy and convenient way for drivers to fill up on DEF and diesel in one spot and in one transaction.

“We are proud to offer Northern New England’s very first DEF pump dispenser to our diesel customers,” said Harry Hadiaris, General Manager of Irving Oil Marketing. “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. In just one transaction our customers can fill up on both DEF and diesel.”

Irving is planning to expand its DEF offer to other parts of its network in the future.

About Irving

Irving Oil was founded in 1924 and is a privately owned regional refining and marketing company. Irving Oil operates Canada's largest refinery, just over the border in Saint John, N.B., and has nearly 900 service stations and travel plazas in New England and Eastern Canada. In 2003, Irving Oil became the first oil company to receive a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Excellence Award, for its clean gasoline. For more information about Irving Oil, visit

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