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Paynesville Press - November 14, 2001

Cenex moves its diesel pumps

By Linda Stelling

New diesel pumps at Cenex Paynesville Farmers Union Co-op has moved its diesel pumps to the east side of its complex.

Groundwork started in September and the project was completed by early October.

The diesel pump had been located on the front island between the gasoline pumps. "It was hard for gas customers to access the gas pumps when large trucks were at the diesel pumps," said Alice McColley, station manager. The diesel pump was moved to the east side of the complex so customers were not competing for space, she added.

Two new diesel pumps were installed for regular diesel and high performance diesel. In addition, a satellite pump was added, which runs off the diesel pump. This enables truckers with two tanks to fill both tanks at the same time, McColley said.

The existing underground diesel tanks were left in place and the fuel is being piped to its new location on the other side of the building.

McColley said the useage of the diesel pumps has increased as the pumps are more open and accessible. Cenex sells about 6,500 gallons of diesel fuel a week.

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