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What is Heating Oil?

January 18, 2022 8:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In the Pacific Northwest heating oil is diesel. New heating oil customers often ask us, “What is heating oil?” Heating oil is diesel fuel and there are several grades and types. For Star Oilco our standard heating oil product is a ultra low sulfur diesel with a 5% biodiesel blend in order to meet Oregon... Read More

What Do I Need to Know About Long Term Diesel Storage?

November 10, 2021 10:40 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Here’s good advice if you are relying on diesel as a back up fuel in the Pacific NW. Now is the time to refill and treat your back up fuel tanks. Quite a bit of our business at Star Oilco is fueling back-up generators, emergency water pumps, refrigerated trailers and other long term off-road diesel... Read More

Emergency Back-Up Generator Fuel Quality Assurance

October 11, 2021 8:08 am Published by Leave your thoughts

What is the condition of your Emergency Back Up Generator’s Diesel Fuel Quality? The fuel in your generator is the single most overlooked item in maintaining a back up generator.  Be prepared and know your back up generator diesel fuel quality is ready with these best practices. Don’t let a decade old tank of diesel... Read More

On Site Refueling in Oregon

August 25, 2021 6:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

6 reasons to use Wet-Hose diesel and gasoline fleet fueling in Portland, Oregon. The best strategic decision to reduce needless driver hours and keep your fleet on the route without excuses. Mobile Onsite Fleet Fueling Service for diesel and gasoline available in Oregon and Washington. If some days you have more work than drivers…  Wet... Read More

BioGuard Plus 6 Stabilize Your Diesel Tank

July 28, 2021 11:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Fight Humbug in your Diesel Tank! Fall weather is around the corner and moisture is depositing in your diesel tank.   Treat your diesel; keep things from growing in your diesel. Prepare your diesel fuel, heating oil, kerosene, or boiler fuel for storage. Make sure your fuel works when you need it. If you have... Read More

Use Pacific Pride Fuel Cards as a Management Tool

July 20, 2021 7:18 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  Pacific Pride fuel cards. Stop employee fuel theft by using the Star Oilco Fuel Card solution. Star Oilco’s Pacific Pride card can give you control over when and where fuel is purchased. Use Pacific Pride fuel cards as a management tool for your business.  With rising gas prices and a shortage of drivers being ... Read More

Optimus Vector B99 Biodiesel Kit Lunch and Learn Event

July 8, 2021 6:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Use B99 Biodiesel to decarbonize your diesel fleet. Cut CO2 emissions in a new diesel by more than half.  Build your next heavy duty diesel factory equipped for B99 Biodiesel. You can now build a 2022 Freightliner equipped with a Cummins ISX with a Optimus Technologies Vector System and run B99 Biodiesel. You can convert... Read More

Biodiesel as a Heavy Duty Low CO2 Solution

July 7, 2021 10:50 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Use Oregon’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard rules to the benefit of your Diesel fleet. In Oregon the state ensures there is a cost associated with the CO2 intensity of a fuel.  This is why Biodiesel is consistently lower cost than petroleum Diesel fuels on the West Coast.  Get ahead of this curve and ensure your... Read More