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What is Heating Oil?

February 29, 2020 10:46 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

Prepaid and Preset Fuel Cards Strategies for Small Business

January 26, 2020 9:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Use Commercial Cardlock exactly like a Prepaid Credit Card as a strategy for eliminating fuel theft in your business.   Are you really just looking to eliminate your fuel theft risk? Credit cards are a bad tool for this. Use the card controls and e-receipt function of Pacific Pride Cardlock fleetcards to have the same... Read More

Construction Jobsite Fueling

December 27, 2019 3:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Diesel Fueling for Construction Projects in Oregon Get a Star Oilco account and make your jobsite fueling easy.   Star Oilco is here to serve your diesel fueling needs. Fueling in the Portand, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington service areas. Regardless if your project is for one day or a few years, we are here to... Read More

Backup Generator Fuel

December 16, 2019 10:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Star Oilco Generator Fueling Service Make sure your generator fuel tank is filled before the power outage strikes.     Remember that ordering diesel for your generator is a specialized service. You want to stabilize and treat your diesel for generators and other back up equipment. Order fuel treated for long term storage! We often... Read More

Diesel Prices and Maritime Fuel Sulfur Changes

December 16, 2019 10:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Why diesel prices might be higher in 2020. Fuels Institute Review of Literature Summary on IMO2020 (The International Maritime Organization 2020 Sulfur Rule) A huge change is coming that is widely talked about in the petroleum industry but not widely known to diesel fuel users in the United States: marine distillate and diesel fuels are... Read More

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

November 11, 2019 11:22 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. Quite a bit of our business at Star Oilco is fueling back-up generators, emergency water pumps, and other long term off-road diesel storage requirements. In the Pacific Northwest, biodiesel blending is required by state laws and you... Read More

Every Question we have been asked about Renewable Diesel

Every Question We Have Been Asked About Renewable Diesel

October 31, 2019 1:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Renewable Diesel Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) What is renewable diesel? Renewable diesel is a low CO2 synthetic diesel fuel, typically seeing purity and real world performance response superior to petroleum diesel fuel.  Renewable diesel is a next generation biofuel made by either the Fischer-Tropsch or Hydrogenation processes. The technology that makes renewable diesel involves taking... Read More

BioGuard Plus 6 Stabilize Your Diesel Tank

October 28, 2019 6:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Fight Humbug in your Diesel Tank! As winter approaches, treat your diesel to keep things from growing in your diesel tank. Prepare your diesel fuel, heating oil, kerosene, or boiler fuel for storage. Make sure your fuel works when you need it. If you have a bulk diesel tank, stop stuff from growing in your... Read More

Do you need Refrigerated Trailer fuel? We fuel reefers automatically.

October 17, 2019 9:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Refrigerated Trailer Fueling Service Keep your refrigerated trailer running with our automatic keep full program. Refrigerated trailers, often also called “reefers” in trucking, are a popular way for grocers, food processors, and many other industries to expand their refrigerated inventory during the food rush of the holidays. Star Oilco, the Portland area’s leading refueler of... Read More