Hawaii Gas

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Two Mainland energy companies have invested more than half a billion dollars in Hawaii recently...on fossil fuels. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier explains why.

The two companies are Houston-based Par Pacific Holdings and New York-based One Rock Capital Partners. Par purchased the state’s largest refinery, gas stations and more from Tesoro in 2013 for $539 million. It has since also acquired Mid-Pac Petroleum and the exclusive license to the 76 brand in the state for $107 million.

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Hawai‘i’s gas utility is looking into adding renewable gas into its product.  Hawai‘i Gas has released a request for proposals to buy raw bio-methane from municipal wastewater treatment centers and landfills in Hawai‘i.  The company is seeking proposals from local and national suppliers who can provide large quantities of gas on a daily basis.