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What do I need to know about long term diesel storage?

September 28, 2016 4:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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 Oregon B5 diesel or 5% biodiesel blends are required by state law.  This means that most off-road diesels and heating oils are ultra low sulfur diesel with a small quantity of... 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

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