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Oregon and Self-Serve Laws at the Pump

March 24, 2020 10:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Updated 3/28/2020:  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 4/11/2020. (source)  Hopefully this will allow some stations to reopen and protect the employees. As a reminder if... 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 $2.91* Pacific Pride’s price is $2.13 a gallon today, March 26th, 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 shown no significant issues compared to standard fuel. The... 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

Seven Ways to Stop Fuel Theft Before it Happens

February 3, 2020 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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. Every fuel business seeks to avoid fuel slippage, the loss of fuel due to theft, waste or buying the wrong and/or... 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

Biodiesel Feedstocks – Palm Oil & Perilla Seed Oil

November 22, 2019 4:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This deeper look into biodiesel feedstock includes one that is very controversial – palm oil. We will also be covering perilla seed oil as we continue our look into different types of feedstock that Renewable Energy Group (REG) studied in 2009 in the Feedstock and Biodiesel Characteristics Report. Read more about the feedstocks we have... Read More

Control Fuel Theft and Save Money

October 15, 2019 12:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Tax time spending can be hard on an employer. Retail and delivery can get extremely busy. While construction and other outside jobs are starting to pick up. Set controls and protections on spending and save money on fuel theft. In Oregon and Washington there are widespread Pacific Pride and CFN sites. Using these sites can... Read More