HONOLULU — Hawai‘i Chief Energy Officer Scott Glenn today issued the following statement:
“We strongly support Par Pacific Holdings, Inc.’s decision to suspend purchasing any more Russian crude oil for Hawai‘i. The Hawai‘i State Energy Office has been in close contact with Par and other state and industry partners ever since tensions between Russia and Ukraine arose to assure energy supply for Hawai‘i would not be disrupted.
“While we do not anticipate any supply concerns, HSEO reminds residents that energy prices are likely to remain high and perhaps go even higher due to uncertainty in the global energy markets.
This market exposure underscores why Hawai‘i is focused on transitioning as quickly as it can to locally produced renewable energy.”