NEWS RELEASE

Musket Corp. opens diesel exhaust fluid facility in St. Louis metro area

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 17, 2017

Musket Corporation, the trading and logistics arm of the Love’s Family of Companies, recently opened its seventh DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) wholesale bulk rack in Alorton, Illinois, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Musket is in the process of adding DEF facilities in select cities across the U.S. to provide Customers with quicker and reliable access to the product.

In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Air Act, diesel engine manufacturers have relied on selective catalytic reduction technology (SCR) since 2010 to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from exhaust gases. DEF is a NOx abatement fluid that converts harmful emissions to nitrogen and water.

“We recognize the industry’s need for fast and reliable access to DEF, and we’re happy to offer a solution,” said Brian Hoover, manager of DEF for Musket. “By strategically placing our newest DEF rack in Alorton, which is just 10 miles from St. Louis, Missouri, we can supply several Love’s Travel Stops in the area, as well as our third-party wholesale Customer base, with a stable supply, and we can assure our Customers of the product’s integrity.”

Musket operates seven DEF terminals across the United States with plans to double that count by the end of the year. The facilities are strategically located close to Love’s Travel Stops stores to easily provide 24/7 access to DEF. All facilities produce the highest quality product, meeting ISO 22241 standards.

DEF has been available at the pump alongside diesel at all Love’s Travel Stop locations nationwide since 2010. Musket began producing DEF in 2014 to address increasing market demand, supply redundancy concerns and logistical optimization opportunities.

Current Musket DEF locations:

  1. Kingman, Arizona
  2. Morrow, Georgia
  3. Alorton, Illinois
  4. Louisville, Kentucky
  5. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  6. Memphis, Tennessee
  7. Salt Lake City, Utah

About Musket Corporation

Musket Corporation is part of the privately held Love’s Family of Companies specializing in commodity supply, trading and logistics across North America. Musket is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with additional offices in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit www.musketcorp.com.