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In-depth look at Biodiesel as a heating fuel

January 31, 2019 4:27 pm 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 shown no significant issues compared to standard fuel. The... Read More

Seven Ways to Stop Fuel Theft Before it Happens

January 11, 2019 1:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Every fuel business seeks to avoid fuel slippage, or the loss of fuel due to theft, waste or buying the wrong and/or more expensive fuel product. How can you secure the slippage, once and for all? Star Oilco can help you establish a program to eliminate fuel slippage that includes an easy-to-use management process and enforcement... Read More

Oregon Diesel Taxes Explained

January 8, 2019 1:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

How Oregon Diesel Taxes are Calculated Oregon is unique in its handling of diesel. All fuel isn’t used or taxed the same in the state of Oregon. Taxes for diesel are divided into 3 categories: dyed diesel, PUC use and everyday road use or “auto diesel.”  The big categories of difference are how the diesel... Read More

Diesel Prices in Beaverton & Hillsboro Oregon

December 6, 2018 3:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In Washington County, the average price for diesel is $2.98.* Pacific Pride’s price is $2.87 a gallon.  Today Jan. 24, 2019 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

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Algae Oil & Canola Oil

October 19, 2018 9:37 am Published by Leave your thoughts

B20 Biodiesel (B20 stands for 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel)  is the drop in solution for reduced emissions in today’s modern diesel engines.  To understand what some of the alternate feedstocks that can be used for biodiesel, we are examining a report that Renewable Energy Group (REG) produced in 2009. All certificates of analysis and... Read More

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Borage Oil & Camelina Oil

October 11, 2018 11:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Borage Oil & Camelina Oil This week we continue our deeper look into different types of feedstock that Renewable Energy Group (REG) studied in 2009 in the Feedstock and Biodiesel Characteristics Report.  This week’s two oils are Borage Oil and Camelina Oil.  This is the main page of feedstocks we have looked... Read More

What Types of Feedstock Can Be Used To Make Biodiesel?

October 8, 2018 10:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

One of Star Oilco’s vendors did research into alternative feedstocks. Biodiesel can be created with any number of feedstocks. According to the U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, “A feedstock is defined as any renewable, biological material that can be used directly as a fuel, or converted to another form of fuel or energy product. Biomass feedstocks... Read More