Sunoco to Supply NASCAR with Ethanol-Blended Race Fuel;Sunoco Green E15 will debut in 2011 season

Sunoco, Inc. (NYSE: SUN) announced today that it will supply the

Racing (
NASCAR) with a new high-performance
fuel for the 2011 season. The new fuel – known as Sunoco Green E15
– is a 15% ethanol blend that will be used in
NASCAR’s three national touring

“Since 2004, Sunoco has produced and delivered to
NASCAR the world’s best racing fuel
flawlessly in a challenging, high-stakes environment,” said Bob
Owens, Senior Vice President, Sunoco. “We’re proud to be part of
NASCAR’s dedication to conservation
with Sunoco Green E15 – the ultimate high-test ethanol fuel blend.
In our six years as official fuel partner, Sunoco has changed with
the times by helping
NASCAR transition to unleaded fuel.
Now we are eager to produce for the sport a high-performance
ethanol blend.”

Sunoco Green E15 will be blended at Sunoco’s fuel facility in
Marcus Hook, Pa. The corn-based ethanol will come in part from
Sunoco’s new ethanol manufacturing facility in Fulton, N.Y.
NASCAR team engine builders have
been testing Sunoco Green E15 for several months and reports have
been very positive. In fact, many have reported achieving more
horsepower with Sunoco Green E15. The new fuel will be pumped
directly from tankers at the track, rather than from on-site
underground storage tanks.
NASCAR fans will see the same great
racing they have come to expect, but with a new, greener fuel.

“We know first-hand what it takes to produce high-performance,
ethanol-blended fuels – almost every drop of Sunoco gasoline sold
today contains ethanol,” said Cynthia Archer, Vice President,
Marketing and Development, Sunoco. “We look forward to highlighting
the efforts of the whole racing community to transition to Sunoco
Green E15 in time for the Daytona 500 – from its manufacture all
the way to the racetrack.”

As the new official fuel of
NASCAR, Sunoco Green E15 will
replace Sunoco 260 GTX, the 98-octane, unleaded race fuel that set
the standard for performance. Starting in 2011, Sunoco Green E15
will be used by every car and truck in the
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,
NASCAR Nationwide Series, and
NASCAR Camping World Truck

Sunoco is a leading transportation fuel provider, with
operations located primarily in the East Coast and Midwest regions
of the United States. The company operates more than 4,700 branded
retail locations that market transportation fuels and convenience
store merchandise in 23 states. This retail network is principally
supplied by Sunoco-owned refineries with a combined crude oil
processing capacity of 675,000 barrels per day. Sunoco is also the
General Partner and has a 31-percent interest in Sunoco Logistics
Partners, L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership which
owns and operates 6,000 miles of refined product and crude oil
pipelines and approximately 40 product terminals. Many of Sunoco
Logistics’ pipelines and terminals and storage facilities are
integrated with Sunoco’s retail network and refineries. Through
SunCoke Energy, Sunoco makes high-quality metallurgical-grade coke
for major steel manufacturers. The company’s facilities in the U.S.
have the capacity to manufacture approximately 3.67 million tons of
metallurgical coke annually. Sunoco also is the operator of, and
has an equity interest in, a 1.7 million tons-per-year coke-making
facility in Vit?ria, Brazil.

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