Helsinki runs out of arctic-grade diesel

Feb. 21, 2011 at 5:06 PM

HELSINKI, Finland, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Neste Oil in Finland said Monday it had run dry of diesel fuel tailored for use in arctic conditions in the nation's capital region.

Finnish news agency STT reported Neste shipped arctic-grade diesel to southern Finland last week in anticipation of demand by vacationers driving north for a winter break.

Temperatures in southern Finland are not low enough to demand arctic-grade diesel, which is still useful at minus 44 degrees Celsius or minus 47 degrees Fahrenheit, the news agency said.

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