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An Easy Guide to Proper Diesel Fuel Storage December 14, 2017

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An Easy Guide to Proper Diesel Fuel Storage, Honolulu, Hawaii

With large fluctuations in fuel prices, those with diesel fuel needs and many companies that use commercial vehicles have to rethink their strategies. One solution is to buy in bulk when prices are low, but the problem is often how to properly store it to ensure chemical stability and compliance with regulations. Here’s what you need to know about how to store your diesel fuel the right way.

How to Properly Store Your Diesel Fuel

Temperature Control

In ideal conditions, diesel fuel can be stored for six to 12 months. If the fuel cannot be kept at a temperature lower than 70 degrees, the longest time you will be able to maintain its quality is 12 months, unless you use stabilizers or biocides.

Storage Tank Conditions

diesel fuelKeep in mind above-ground tanks are more vulnerable than those that are below ground in a basement, storage facility, or bunker. Rain and condensation can permeate the tank from the top and affect the diesel fuel quality. Propane experts recommend filling up the tank as much as possible to eliminate the amount of water that can get into it.

Fuel Stability 

If you buy bulk fuel and intend on keeping it in storage for over 12 months, you will need to consider professional stability treatments. This will help get rid of potential contaminants and bacteria and maintain the quality of your diesel fuel longer. Biocides also help remove sulfur. Consult with a local expert to find out what you should add to your tank; in fact, it’s best to have a specialist complete this task for you.


Overall, it’s crucial to keep your diesel fuel cool and dry. And for high-quality products that will keep well, turn to Fuelman in Honolulu, HI. They are a trusted provider who supplies bulk fuel for both commercial and industrial businesses. Visit them online for more information on their available services, or call (808) 842-3835 to speak with an expert.

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