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July 1st Washington State taxes go up to nearly $.50 a gallon

June 27, 2016 9:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What’s the difference between Washington and Oregon diesel?  Starting July 1st, 2016 it’s $.494 a gallon! Washington state fuel tax rates: HERE If your fleet operates out of Oregon, yet another reason exists to focus on control of your fuel purchasing. Washington state fuel taxes are going up to $.494 a gallon.  Nearly fifty cents... Read More

Europe is leading the way in renewable energy consumption, and the effort to control Greenhouse gases, the rest of the world will soon follow suit.

June 3, 2016 11:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Extensive field trials have been carried out with Neste Renewable Diesel in Finland, Sweden, Germany and Canada. The fuel has performed excellently in these trials, both at 100% content and a variety of blending ratios. The trial uses of the fuel have not resulted in any operability issues or need for extra maintenance regarding fuel... Read More

Oregon Department of Energy Helps Advance Renewable Diesel

June 3, 2016 10:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Oregon Department of Energy is siting Renewable diesel fuel as a viable Alternative Fuel for Eugene Water & Electric Board and Other Local Oregon Governments Agency offers a mix of incentives and technical expertise to support adoption of the alternative fuel SALEM – The Oregon Department of Energy is helping public entities across the state... Read More

Star Oilco, Hydrotex, and Donaldson Filtration demonstrate Precision Fuel Management Program Works

May 4, 2016 7:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

First sample taken 09-18-2015, lots of water and visible dirt in samples pulled from bulk tank. The company was having issues with equipment running rough, and they were spinning fuel filters way more than manufacturers recommended changes. We sat down with the plant supervisor and talked about diesel fuel quality testing. He was happy to hear... Read More

Robot Truck Drivers are Coming

May 1, 2016 4:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Saw an interesting article figured I would share it for future reference. Daimler is testing autonomous trucks. Wired Magazine has an article on it HERE. Just like you hear about Google building driverless cars.  The truck manufacturers are working with the same concept.  Interesting where the future is. As it stands today at least I... Read More

Star Oilco Precision Fuel Management Testimonials

April 11, 2016 11:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Precision Fuel Management Program Testimonial Page Testimonial #1 Recology North Plains Recology Material Recovery helps reduce the amount of waste entering Oregon’s landfills. In achieving this goal they strive to seek out new ways, types, and procedures to recycle waste which would otherwise be sent to the landfill instead of reusing it. The environment onsite... Read More

Star Oilco Quality Assurance

April 1, 2016 9:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

          Diesel Fuel Is Often A Company’s Largest Expense. Unfortunately, there is very little control over its quality. Fuel Quality Has Declined over the last 20 years… Engine manufacturers have tightened the tolerances for fuel Newer tier 4 engines starting from 2008 need cleaner fuel   “Over the last two decades,... Read More

Mack and Volvo OEM Approval of Renewable Diesel

February 4, 2016 4:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Mack and Volvo came out with a formal approval for Renewable Diesel in all of their engines. What is impressive about this approval is Mack’s statement that using Renewable Diesel would reduce the cost of operating their equipment. That is a unique endorsement of a non-OEM product if ever there was one. “Customers can also... Read More