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Seven Ways to Stop Fuel Theft Before it Happens

June 13, 2020 3:40 am Published by Leave your thoughts

How you manage your diesel and gasoline costs often matters more than how and where you buy. The reality is that fuel can be one of the top 3 expenses for businesses. Controlling these expenses can be time consuming and vital for any business. Below are some of the best practices for controlling fuel expenses.... Read More

Oregon and Self-Serve Laws at the Pump

June 1, 2020 10:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Updated 6/1/2020: Self-serve fueling is back to pre-Covid-19 rules. Updated 4/27/2020:  With the COVID-19 putting much of the Oregon on lock-down self serve at the pumps has been raised again. As of today the fire marshal has allowed self-serve at Oregon Fuel Stations until at least 5/23/2020. (source)  Hopefully this will allow some stations to... Read More

Portland Oregon Fuel Market Report May 11, 2020

May 18, 2020 2:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In the last two weeks, wholesale gas has doubled in price.  The highest fuel prices, in the continental US, is on the west coast with Oregon and Washington following just behind California’s prices.  According to Gas Buddy, the majority of retail prices last week in WA and OR were above $2.20 a gallon. AAA Gas... Read More

Fueling support for those on the road

March 20, 2020 3:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Are you worried about finding fuel? If a gas attendant gets sick you may find gas stations closing or worse employees working while they are sick. Construction workers, delivery drivers and first responders still need fuel and be able to get to work. Cardlock cards are an excellent way to solve this dilemma, no attendants... Read More

Diesel Prices in Beaverton & Hillsboro Oregon

March 11, 2020 10:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In Washington County, the average price for diesel is $2.64* Pacific Pride’s price is $2.19 a gallon today, June 24th, 2020 Get your small business out of high cost gas-lines and save with Pacific Pride commercial fleet cards. Save on labor Get your people out of gas lines Wholesale cost plus pricing Easy reports and... Read More

B20 Biodiesel Heating oil provider

In-depth look at Biodiesel as a heating fuel

February 20, 2020 11:27 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In a recent study, the viability of biodiesel – also known as bioheat – and its use as a heating oil was examined. TL:DR Biodiesel up to B20 and beyond do not require equipment changes or settings. Home heating systems have used biodiesel since 2000 and have shown no significant issues compared to standard fuel.... Read More

Biodiesel Feedstocks – Poultry Fat & Rice Bran Oil

February 7, 2020 4:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Looking further into biodiesel feedstock we continue with Poultry Fat and Rice Bran Oil in our deeper dive into the feedstocks that Renewable Energy Group (REG) studied in 2009 in the Feedstock and Biodiesel Characteristics Report. If you would like to see more you can  read more here about the feedstocks we have examined in... Read More

Oregon Diesel Taxes Explained

December 30, 2019 12:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

How Oregon Diesel Taxes Are Calculated As of January 1st, 2020 Oregon is raising the Fuel Tax to $.36 a gallon. (source) The prices in this article have been updated to reflect that. Oregon is unique in its handling of diesel. All fuel isn’t used or taxed the same in the state of Oregon. First... Read More