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BioDiesel Feedstocks – Evening Primrose & Fish Oil

April 18, 2019 3:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Evening Primrose Oil & Fish Oil It has been a couple weeks but we are going to 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 feedstocks are Evening-Primrose Oil and Fish Oil. Here... Read More

Eliminate Fuel Theft and Save Money

April 2, 2019 12:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

 Eliminate fuel theft and save money with commercial fueling. In Oregon and Washington there are widespread Pacific Pride and CFN sites. Using these sites can help you lock down theft. Star Oilco is an independent Franchisee of Pacific Pride Gas prices are rising right now. Employee turnover is at an all time high. If you... Read More

Oregon and Self-Serve Laws at the Pump

March 28, 2019 10:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Why can’t I pump my own gas in Oregon?   EDIT 3/26/2019: There is current bill that could make up to a quarter of tanks in a station self-serve if it gets passed. (article here) If it gets passed we will update this blog. Oregon is one of only 2 states that has laws against people... Read More

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Coconut Oil & Coffee Oil

March 22, 2019 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Coconut Oil & Coffee Oil It has been a couple months but we are going to 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 feedstocks are Coconut Oil and Coffee Oil. Here is... Read More

B20 Biodiesel Heating oil provider

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. First off there is no sales tax for any fuels. The taxes that are charged for diesel are divided into 3 categories: dyed diesel, PUC use and everyday... 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