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Do you know what your diesel fuel quality is?

November 19, 2016 2:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Find out what the bottom of your diesel tank looks like! Call Star Oilco to get your diesel tested.  This winter, Star Oilco is offering complementary diesel fuel testing for any fleet operating in our service area. We are providing fuel quality testing in partnership with Hydrotex to assist fleets in our area struggling with... Read More

Blue Crude, eDiesel and the next generation of diesel fuel.

October 8, 2016 7:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

National Geographic has a fascinating article on a next generation refinery making a renewable CO2 neutral diesel product.  A fossil fuel free diesel made from CO2 and H20 or simply put diesel made from air and water.  Wikipedia’s E-Diesel article is a better in a nutshell description of this technology as well. This next generation synthetic... Read More

What’s the price of gas and diesel in Portland, Oregon?

October 3, 2016 5:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The online retail gas price tracking service Gas Buddy has launched a really slick interface to show fuel prices. If you want to know the lowest and highest price for gas in Oregon and Washington this is a good place to start. Gas Buddy call’s it “Fuel Insights” and it puts the current retail market in... Read More

Tank manufacturer now recommends tank bottom cleaning.

September 21, 2016 6:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  Western Global a top tier tank manufacturer now recommends regular bottom cleaning of their tanks as routine tank maintenance. This is new and Star Oilco applauds it! Star Oilco routinely pulls tank bottom samples, treats fuel for quality assurance and is available to pump water off of tank bottoms. Star Oil also will line... Read More

What is the benefit of Premium Diesel versus normal diesel?

August 10, 2016 4:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Are you clogging filters, seeing corrosion or fighting biological growth in your tank?                   Hydrotex PowerKleen can knock that out! Premium diesel provides real benefits to the long term maintenance cost of any diesel fleet. Hydrotex PowerKleen Premium Diesel has a higher cetane, an aggressive detergent for... Read More

What’s the cost of gas and diesel in Washington state?

August 10, 2016 4:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I recently came across an interesting website on average pricing as well as historic data. AAA has a really clean easy to read site for it.  What is interesting is seeing the highest average price in Washington history for gas and diesel. Don’t miss those surging price years.  I also I remember the recession in 2008... Read More

What’s the price for gas and diesel in Oregon?

August 10, 2016 4:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I recently came across an interesting website on average pricing as well as historic data. AAA has a really clean easy to read site for it.  What is interesting is seeing the highest average price in Oregon history for gas and diesel. Oregon’s record average gasoline high price: $4.29 on July 3, 2008 Oregon’s record... Read More

VW Settlement for TDI Diesels Announced

July 2, 2016 4:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Star Oilco is a leader in biodiesel sales being one of the few sellers of B99 biodiesel to retail users at our Linton Shell station and our main Middlefield road offices.  We also provide B20 to other retail outlets (often the preferred biodiesel fuel for those running newer clean diesel engine platforms.  Many of our... Read More

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