January 8, 2004 [SolarAccess.com]The Premcor Refining Group is soliciting proposals from qualified ethanol suppliers. PRG is one of the largest independent petroleum refiners and suppliers of unbranded petroleum products in the United States. The company owns and operates refineries in Texas, Ohio and Tennessee with a combined crude oil throughput capacity of approximately 610,000 barrels per day. As a result of its activity in the marketing of transportation fuels, PRG is a significant consumer of ethanol at its various locations throughout the Midwest and Southeastern regions of the United States. PRG will issue a tender to qualified suppliers requesting proposals to supply PRG’s ethanol requirements. The company intends to award one supplier with the entire demand. The winning supplier will be required to provide product and inventory management at the company’s designated locations.