DALLAS -- Earth Biofuels, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Willie Nelson's brand of biodiesel, BioWillie(R), today announced a product and marketing agreement with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.



With 13 Choctaw Travel Plaza locations along the heavily traveled I-75 and Highway 69 highway corridor in Oklahoma, the agreement will increase the availability of biodiesel in the state. This agreement represents the first Native American-owned business relationship for Earth Biofuels.



BioWillie brand biodiesel will initially be offered in two locations: the Choctaw Travel Plaza #2 in Durant and the Choctaw Travel Plaza in Stringtown.



"We are proud of this relationship with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma," said Earth Biofuels Vice President of Sales Jim Horton. "It represents a commitment by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to help our truckers support American farmers and provide another avenue which seeks to decrease our dependency on foreign oil. This also offers an extraordinary step for Earth Biofuels to establish retail BioWillie(R) brand biodiesel pump locations throughout their entire retail distribution network."



Chief Gregory E. Pyle, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, said, "The Choctaw Nation is pleased to be leading the way for alternative fuels in Oklahoma. Since we serve thousands of trucks each day at our Choctaw Travel Plazas, offering BioWillie brand biodiesel not only gives us a competitive advantage, but allows us to provide more choices of fuel to American truck drivers."



Choctaw Travel Plaza #2 is located on Highway I-75/Highway 69 north of Denison, Texas and just south of Durant, Oklahoma. Choctaw Travel Plaza Stringtown is located approximately 30 miles north of Durant, on Highway 69. Each Choctaw Travel Plaza offers convenience stores, services for truck drivers, and provides multiple pumps for BioWillie biodiesel customers.



Earth Biofuels' BioWillie biodiesel pumps are currently located in seven states, including California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. BioWillie is a premium blend of biodiesel and petroleum diesel. The biodiesel is made from vegetable seeds, such as soybeans.



Earth Biofuels produces and distributes biodiesel fuel through the company's network of wholesale and retail outlets. The fuel is sold under Willie Nelson's brand name, "BioWillie(R)." Earth Biofuels also produces and markets liquefied natural gas. The company is focused on meeting the growing demand for alternative and renewable fuels in the domestic market.



SOURCE: Earth Biofuels Inc. via Business Wire.