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Don’t just fill up, power up: Diesel Quality Matters

Don’t just fill up, power up: Diesel Quality Matters 1024 512 Star Oilco

There are different grades of diesel fuel just like gasoline, and they can have a big impact on your vehicle’s performance, efficiency, and longevity. Quality diesel offers substantial benefits for your hard-working trucks, even when price is a major factor. Clean Diesel: A Boost for Your Engine and the Environment High-quality fuel goes beyond just…

Fuel Market Report: May 12th, 2024 – May 18th, 2024

Fuel Market Report: May 12th, 2024 – May 18th, 2024 1024 683 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News The fuel market experienced minimal price variances this past week as the wholesale market saw rack averages drop $0.05 for gasoline, $0.01 for B5 diesel, and $0.02 for B20. The retail market dropped slightly as the average price for gasoline in Oregon dropped to $4.36 while diesel averages…

Fuel Market Report: May 5th, 2024 – May 11th, 2024

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Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News The fuel market experienced downward price fluctuation, as two-thirds of the country experienced price drops at the pump. This has largely been due to the falling price of crude oil as it is below $80 for the second week straight. In Oregon, wholesale gasoline prices dropped $0.15, while…

Fuel Market Report: April 28th, 2024 – May 4th, 2024

Fuel Market Report: April 28th, 2024 – May 4th, 2024 1024 683 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News The fuel market experienced minimal price variances this week. Gasoline prices on the wholesale market dropped $0.08 but did not trickle down as the retail market only dropped $0.03 for gasoline. Diesel prices dropped $0.05 on the wholesale market while the retail market only dropped $0.02. Although price…

Fuel Market Report: April 21st, 2024 – April 27th, 2024

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Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News The fuel market experienced mixed price variances this week, as diesel prices dropped slightly and gas prices jumped $0.14 on the wholesale market, and only $0.05 on the retail market. The national average price for gasoline is at its highest since October, while no county in Oregon is…

Why Construction Job Sites Need A Fueling Service

Why Construction Job Sites Need A Fueling Service 1024 683 Star Oilco

Here are some fuel-saving tips that a fuel delivery company can offer to their construction customers to help them save money on fuel.   Why Construction Job Sites Need A Fueling Service  It can be frustrating to waste time and lose productivity on your Portland construction site due to refueling. Eliminate those headaches with an on-site…

Fuel Market Report: April 14th, 2024 – April 20th, 2024

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Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News The wholesale market saw significant variance amongst rack average pricing as gasoline and diesel both dropped by $0.10 or more. Gasoline dropped $0.17 while diesel dropped $0.10. These price variances were felt throughout the local markets for fuel marketers but surprisingly did not affect the retail market. Average…

Fuel Market Report: April 7th, 2024 – April 13th, 2024

Fuel Market Report: April 7th, 2024 – April 13th, 2024 1024 683 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News The second week of April brought small variances to the retail market as the wholesale market closed with the same rack averages as it opened at last week. In Oregon, the retail market bumped up $0.04 for gasoline and $0.02 for diesel. The national average for gasoline also…

Fuel Market Report: March 31st, 2024 – April 6th, 2024

Fuel Market Report: March 31st, 2024 – April 6th, 2024 1024 683 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News Don’t let April Fool’s Day trick you, fuel prices are on the rise. The fuel market experienced significant price jumps for both gas and diesel this past week. Retail gas prices jumped $0.12, while diesel jumped $0.05. The wholesale market also bounced up this past week as rack…

Why Business Owners Should Use Fuel Cards for Business Operations

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Business owners typically consider these factors when deciding between a fuel card and a credit card for their fleet.  Control Over Spending  Fuel cards offer additional control as they restrict purchases to fuel and specific stations. Credit cards allow for multiple purchases, making expense tracking more challenging. This level of detail makes it possible for…

Fuel Market Report: March 24th, 2024 – March 30th, 2024

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Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News The market experienced minimal price variance throughout the week, as prices closed within $0.02 of their opening price across the board for gas and diesel. The diesel market began to rise following the uptick in diesel prices this past week. Although retail prices only moved half a cent…

Fuel Market Report: March 17th, 2024 – March 23rd, 2024

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Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News The diesel market experienced minor fluctuations this past week. Rack average pricing raised $0.07/gal while retail average prices increased $0.03 from the week before. The diesel market for B5 & B20 in the Portland area has seen much lighter fluctuations than the gasoline market in weeks prior. The…

Fuel Market Report: March 10th, 2024 – March 16th, 2024

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Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News The diesel market jumped this week with prices increasing by $0.12 on the wholesale market, to an average of $2.66 as of Monday. B20 prices experienced minor fluctuations as rack average pricing fluctuated only $0.05. The gasoline market experienced the biggest spike this past week as rack average…

Fuel Market Report: March 3rd, 2024 – March 9th, 2024

Fuel Market Report: March 3rd, 2024 – March 9th, 2024 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News The diesel market experienced downward price fluctuation, as rack average prices dropped $0.12 down from $2.71 last week. However, B20 rack averages experienced minor fluctuations closing the week at the same price they opened at. The gasoline market went up this week with rack average prices increasing $0.11…

Saving Money On Rising Fuel Costs

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Here are some fuel-saving tips that a fuel delivery company can offer to their construction customers to help them save money on fuel.   Optimize Routes and Schedules  Plan deliveries to minimize travel distances and combine multiple stops whenever possible. This will reduce fuel and time costs and emissions from vehicles. Additionally, it will increase efficiency…

Fuel Market Report: Feb 25th, 2024 – March 2nd, 2024

Fuel Market Report: Feb 25th, 2024 – March 2nd, 2024 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News The market as a whole experienced minimal price changes this week. Rack average prices had no changes for three straight days this week, with minor fluctuations on Thursday and prices falling on Friday into the weekend. Retail prices have begun to rise as the average price per gal…

Fuel Market Report: Feb 18th, 2024 – Feb 24th, 2024

Fuel Market Report: Feb 18th, 2024 – Feb 24th, 2024 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News The diesel market experienced minor price fluctuations throughout the week closing at $2.77, only $0.05 higher than its opening price of $2.73. The gas market experienced much more extreme price fluctuations, closing the week at $2.74, $0.43 higher than its opening price of $2.31. Many refineries are running…

How does mobile cardless pay work with Pacific Pride & CFN?

How does mobile cardless pay work with Pacific Pride & CFN? 349 335 Star Oilco

Pacific Pride offers a mobile cardless pay option through their app, PRIDE PAY. With PRIDE PAY, drivers can initiate fueling directly from the app at participating Pacific Pride locations without a physical card. Here’s how it works:  Download and install the PRIDE PAY app on your mobile device. Sign in using your Pacific Pride account…

Fuel Market Report: Feb 4th, 2024 – Feb 10th, 2024

Fuel Market Report: Feb 4th, 2024 – Feb 10th, 2024 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News The diesel market experienced spikes throughout the week, as the market closed $0.20 higher on Friday from its opening OPIS rack average of $3.48. Gasoline prices fluctuated upwards as prices rose $0.08 to end the week. Oil prices increased this week going from $72/barrel to $76/barrel. This price…

January 2024 Fuel Market Recap

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January 2024 Fuel Market Recap for Portland, Oregon Stable oil prices: Unlike previous years, oil prices remained relatively stable in January 2024 globally, impacting local markets like Portland. This stability stemmed from: Increased oil production from the Americas. Weaker economic growth globally, leading to lower demand. Ongoing geopolitical tensions with limited impact on supply chains. Gradual price increase: Despite stability, experts predicted…

Fuel Market Report: Jan 28th, 2024 – Feb 3rd, 2024

Fuel Market Report: Jan 28th, 2024 – Feb 3rd, 2024 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News Fuel prices across the board had minor variance with no real significant impact on the market with price changes between $0.01-$0.03 for both gas and diesel. This is common for this time of year, as fuel prices hit their yearly lows and begin to rebound, gauging overall demand.…

Every Question We Have Been Asked About Renewable Diesel

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Renewable Diesel Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) What is renewable diesel? Renewable diesel is a synthetic diesel fuel, known for it’s lower CO2 characteristics, typically seeing purity and real world performance response superior to petroleum diesel fuel.  Renewable diesel is a next generation hydrocarbon diesel biofuel made by either the Fischer-Tropsch or Hydrogenation processes. Hydrogenated renewable…

Fuel Market Report: Jan 21st, 2024 – Jan 27th, 2024

Fuel Market Report: Jan 21st, 2024 – Jan 27th, 2024 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News Pump prices varied throughout the week, spiking in the middle of the week and coming back towards the end of the week with no real significance to the overall market. OPIS wholesale rack averages increased over $0.05 across the board for E10, B5 & B20. While the national…

Every question Star Oilco has been asked about heating oil

Every question Star Oilco has been asked about heating oil 1024 683 Star Oilco

Heating Oil FAQ (and not so FAQ) When it gets cold in the Pacific Northwest, it’s time to take a look at some common questions we have been asked about Heating Oil.  If you don’t see an answer to a question you have, please feel free to call, email, or message Star Oilco and we…

Fuel Market Report: Jan 14th, 2023 – Jan 20th, 2023

Fuel Market Report: Jan 14th, 2023 – Jan 20th, 2023 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News The wholesale market experienced slight increases for both gas and diesel while the retail market saw a drop of over $0.10 for both gas and diesel in Washington & Oregon. Drivers have enjoyed relatively low fuel prices the past two months but should not expect this to continue,…

Fuel Market Report: Jan 7th, 2023 – Jan 13th, 2023

Fuel Market Report: Jan 7th, 2023 – Jan 13th, 2023 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News Despite predictions of the market “bottoming out” concerning price variances, the wholesale market continued to drop this week, experiencing a simultaneous decrease of $0.10 for diesel and gasoline. Winter storms across multiple regions along with post-holiday travel declines are some of the largest contributions to the current decreased…

Fuel Market Report: Dec 31st, 2023 – Jan 6th, 2023

Fuel Market Report: Dec 31st, 2023 – Jan 6th, 2023 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News The first week of January brought lower fuel prices for wholesale buyers. Wholesale fuel prices dropped $0.10 for gasoline and $0.07 for diesel, while the retail market was mostly unchanged, dropping just $0.01 for both gas and diesel. Prices should remain at these levels for the foreseeable future,…

Benefits of Using Cardlock Fuel Cards

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Cardlock accounts offer a multitude of benefits for businesses, particularly those with fleets of vehicles that require regular fueling. Benefits to using cardlock for your business include reducing fuel costs, improving fuel management, reducing potential fraud risks, creating more convenience and efficiencies and allowing a more enhanced tax compliance.   Reduced Fuel Costs: Cardlock accounts…

Simplifying Heating Oil and Diesel

Simplifying Heating Oil and Diesel 1024 578 Star Oilco

Are Heating Oil and Diesel Twins or Cousins?  We want to help simplify and understand heating oil and diesel for your heating oil tank. In the world of fuels, heating oil and diesel often find themselves under the spotlight, with many questioning their similarities and differences. While both derived from crude oil and share a…

Backup Generator Fuel

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Star Oilco Generator Refueling Service Make sure your generator fuel tank is filled before the power outage strikes.     Remember that ordering diesel for your generator is a specialized service. You want to stabilize and treat your diesel for generators and other back up equipment. Order fuel treated for long term storage! We often…

Fuel Market Report: Dec 3rd, 2023 – Dec 9th, 2023

Fuel Market Report: Dec 3rd, 2023 – Dec 9th, 2023 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News Fuel prices continue to drop as we roll into December. Prices are down for gas and diesel in Oregon and Washington for the fourth week straight. The average gasoline price in Oregon dropped below $4/gal, although it is rare to see prices this low in the Portland area.…

November 2023 Fuel Market Recap

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November 2023 Fuel Market Recap for Portland, Oregon Gasoline The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Portland, Oregon, was $4.61 on November 30, 2023, up from $4.44 on November 1, 2023. This represents a 3.6% increase over the month. Diesel The average price of a gallon of diesel in Portland, Oregon, was $5.75 on November 30, 2023, up from $5.48 on…

Powering Through Outages With Backup Generators

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Backup Generators: How They Work & How They Are Powered   A backup generator is an essential part of any preparedness plan for your home or business. An outage isn’t a problem when you have a backup generator, they provide you with reliable power when the grid goes down. Backup generators are also reliable and safe…

Fuel Market Report: Nov 26th, 2023 – Dec 2nd, 2023

Fuel Market Report: Nov 26th, 2023 – Dec 2nd, 2023 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News Prices drops were very moderate this past week, as prices across the board did not drop more than $0.10. Although the average retail price in Oregon for gasoline is expected to drop below $4, it is uncommon to see prices that low in the Portland area. The wholesale…

Diesel 1 vs Diesel 2

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Diesel 1 and Diesel 2 can often bring confusion when it comes to understanding what the differences are between them. Consumers can have confusion about which one is best for their equipment or their business. Whether they’re looking for improvements in quality, igniting quickly with its high cetane rating for easy starts in cold weather…

When to use Off-Road Diesel

When to use Off-Road Diesel 150 150 Star Oilco

What are the benefits and when can you use off-road diesel  Off-road diesel excels with a higher cetane rating, enhancing engine performance and offering cost savings without taxes. However, it’s strictly for off-road vehicles like tractors and construction machinery. Using it in regular on-road cars is illegal, leading to fines and potential imprisonment.  Advantages of…

Fuel Market Report: Nov 12th, 2023 – Nov 18th, 2023

Fuel Market Report: Nov 12th, 2023 – Nov 18th, 2023 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News As drivers prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, they can also look forward to lower gas and diesel prices across the state of Oregon. It is the holiday travel season which means there will be even more drivers on the road, typically driving longer distances to gather for holiday…

Fuel Tax Advantages

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A Guide To Fuel Tax Advantages And Wholesale vs Retail Prices  Wholesale prices from direct deals cut costs for businesses buying in bulk. Retail prices, including taxes and operational fees, determine your pump price. Opting for fuel supplier purchases gives businesses constant supply, stable prices, and a boost in productivity.  Discover the layers of federal,…

Emergency Fuel Delivery

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What to Do When You Run Out of Fuel Fuel is a necessity for many businesses to be able to operate effectively. Companies such as construction, fleets and delivery companies, they all need fuel in order to operate their business. Fuel is also a major cost for businesses, and prices can fluctuate significantly. Companies must…

Fuel Market Report: Nov 5th, 2023 – Nov 11th, 2023

Fuel Market Report: Nov 5th, 2023 – Nov 11th, 2023 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News This week drivers experienced minimal price changes as retail gasoline and diesel both dropped $.05, while wholesale gasoline prices dropped $0.02 and diesel dropped $.14. Drivers should continue to see these prices decrease as we go deeper into winter. Oil is trading at a current cost of $78/barrel.…

What Are Our Options for Alternative Fuels?

What Are Our Options for Alternative Fuels? 1024 578 Star Oilco

What are our options for alternative fuel? Biofuels are eco-friendly fuel choices because they are made from renewable resources and produce fewer emissions than fossil fuels. Biofuels and biodiesel can also be used to improve air quality. They also allow us to reduce the dependence we have on using fossil fuels.  Biofuels are liquid fuels…

Fuel Market Report: Oct 29th, 2023 – Nov 4th, 2023

Fuel Market Report: Oct 29th, 2023 – Nov 4th, 2023 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News Halloween candy wasn’t the only treat Oregon drivers got this week, as fuel prices continued to drop. Retail gas prices in Oregon fell $0.08 to an average of $4.27. Retail gas prices in Washington fell $0.11 to an average of $4.61. Wholesale prices for gas in Oregon fell…

Benefits of an Automatic Fuel Delivery Service

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Benefits of an Automatic Fuel Delivery Service Automatic Fuel Delivery Provides Convenience. Fuel delivery services take the hassle out of managing your fuel needs. You don’t have to check your fuel levels or schedule deliveries anymore. Fuel providers monitor your usage and deliver fuel before you run out.   Automatic Fuel Delivery Allows More Peace…

The Pros and Cons of Renewable Diesel in Your Diesel Truck 

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The Pros and Cons of Renewable Diesel in Your Diesel Truck   As the world continues to become more aware of sustainable alternatives, renewable biodiesel (otherwise known as R99) has emerged as a promising solution to reduce carbon emissions in the transportation sector. Diesel truck owners, for example, may wonder whether they can switch to renewable diesel and…

Fuel Market Report: Oct 22nd, 2023 – Oct 28th, 2023

Fuel Market Report: Oct 22nd, 2023 – Oct 28th, 2023 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News Retail prices have dropped for the fifth week in a row. Retail fuel prices for gasoline dropped $0.10, and $0.06 for diesel. Wholesale prices for gasoline dropped $0.05, and $0.18 for diesel. Despite the volatile crude oil prices, fuel prices are dropping across the nation. Most analysts are…

Heating Oil Tank Maintenance Tips

Heating Oil Tank Maintenance Tips 150 150 Star Oilco

Extending the Lifespan of Your Heating Oil Tank: Maintenance Tips and Replacement Intervals  There are many households that are equipped with a heating oil tank which provides them with warmth during the coldest months of the year. Regular maintenance of the equipment and timely replacement of its parts are essential if one wishes to ensure…

Renewable Diesel vs Biodiesel for Heavy-Duty Trucks

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The Fuel Revolution: Renewable Diesel vs. Biodiesel for Heavy-Duty Trucks  In the realm of sustainable energy, the race for cleaner and more efficient fuels is a top of mind priority for the majority of the industry. As heavy-duty trucks continue to dominate our highways and play a pivotal role in transporting goods across the country,…

Ways To Save Money On Heating Oil

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Saving money on heating oil can help reduce costs during the cold season. Here are some ways to save money on heating oil this season:  Turn down your thermostat. Typically your bill will be reduced by one to three percent every degree you lower the thermostat. You could save up to 12 percent on your…

Fuel Market Report: Oct 15th, 2023 – Oct 21st, 2023

Fuel Market Report: Oct 15th, 2023 – Oct 21st, 2023 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News Fuel prices are once again down from a week prior. Wholesale prices dropped this week with gas down $0.40 , diesel down $0.04. The market saw these changed hit the retail market as prices dropped $0.10, and diesel prices dropped $0.14 in Oregon. Gas prices in Washington dropped…

Renewable Diesel vs Biodiesel

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What’s the difference and how do they compare in price?  If you are looking for a cleaner and greener alternative to diesel fuel, you might have come across two options: renewable diesel and biodiesel. Both fuels are made from organic sources, such as vegetable oils and animal fats, but they have different production processes and…

Fuel Market Report: Oct 8th, 2023 – Oct 14th, 2023

Fuel Market Report: Oct 8th, 2023 – Oct 14th, 2023 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News Fuel prices are once again down from a week prior. Wholesale prices dropped this week with gas down $0.40 , diesel down $0.04. The market saw these changed hit the retail market as prices dropped $0.10, and diesel prices dropped $0.14 in Oregon. Gas prices in Washington dropped…

How Heating Oil Works

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During the colder months, heating oil is a widely used fuel source for residential heating systems. Understanding the processes of how heating oil works can help homeowners make informed decisions, ensure optimal equipment performance, and maximize energy efficiency.  Production and Composition of Heating Oil:   Heating oil is a petroleum-based product derived from crude oil.…

Where is Renewable Diesel Being Produced in The United States?

Where is Renewable Diesel Being Produced in The United States? 1024 1024 Star Oilco

The United States has witnessed a remarkable shift towards renewable energy in recent years, with a growing emphasis on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving a sustainable future. Renewable diesel has emerged as a alternative to conventional petroleum-based diesel, while providing engine performance on par with petroleum diesel.  Renewable Diesel Producers in the United States:…

Fuel Market Report: Oct 1st, 2023 – Oct 7th, 2023

Fuel Market Report: Oct 1st, 2023 – Oct 7th, 2023 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance Fuel Market News Fuel prices are down from a week prior. Wholesale prices dropped significantly this week with gas down $0.67, diesel down $0.18. The market saw this trickle down into retail pricing as well as retail prices for gas dropped $0.14, and diesel prices dropped $0.08 in Oregon. Gas prices…

Fuel Market Report: Sept 24th, 2023 – Sept 30th, 2023

Fuel Market Report: Sept 24th, 2023 – Sept 30th, 2023 150 150 Star Oilco

Oregon Fuel Price Variance National retail fuel prices dropped slightly this week by only 5 cents from the week previous. Retail diesel prices in Oregon dropped 7 cents from the week previous, as gas prices increased by 8 cents. Trends will similar in Washington as gas prices rose by 11 cents and diesel prices dropped…

How Renewable Diesel Is Made

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Renewable diesel is a type of biofuel Renewable diesel is a type of biofuel that is chemically similar to petroleum diesel and can be used in any diesel engine. It can be produced from various feedstocks, such as vegetable oils, animal fats, waste cooking oil, and algae. Renewable diesel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and…

Benefits of On-Site Mobile Fueling for Truck Fleets

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For companies that operate truck fleets, managing fuel consumption is a critical aspect of their operations. Refueling logistics and costs can pose significant challenges. A fuel delivery truck service is also known as fleet fueling, mobile fueling or wet hosing. By incorporating a fleet fueling service that fills their trucks every morning, companies will reap numerous…

What Are the Rules for Getting a Pacific Pride or CFN Card in Oregon?

What Are the Rules for Getting a Pacific Pride or CFN Card in Oregon? 512 440 Star Oilco

What are the rules for getting a Pacific Pride and CFN Cardlock Card in Oregon? Star Oilco is a proud independent Franchisee of Pacific Pride Pacific Pride fueling is a wholesale cost plus way to buy fuel.  With the crazy market conditions getting 24 hour access to fuel has a renewed appeal to both individuals…

Emergency Back-up Fuel

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Do you need your Emergency Back Up generator filled with diesel? We deliver dyed diesel and will keep your equipment full for you. When the Power goes out, we have diesel ready to keep your back up generator fueled.  We can also set up automatic fueling with confirmation for your facility team’s needs. We have…

Do you need Refrigerated Trailer fuel? We fuel reefers automatically.

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Refrigerated Trailer Fueling Service. Dyed Diesel delivered to your trailer. Seeking to keep something cold with the Pacific Northwest heatwave?  With higher than normal heat many need Refrigerated Trailers as a critical piece of their operation this summer.  Star Oilco drivers are on the road and ready to keep your overflow refrigerated trailers humming and…

Oregon Self Serve Gasoline

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Oregon Governor Tina Kotek signs historic Consumer Choice (Self Serve) Gasoline bill. Self Serve Gasoline law awaits Governor’s Signature. Oregon Self Serve Gasoline FAQs: Q: Can I self serve gasoline at a cardlock location? A: Not unless you are doing so for a commercial use.  The Gas Self Serve bill requires for retailers to provide…

Understanding the Benefits of Renewable Diesel

Understanding the Benefits of Renewable Diesel 1024 683 Star Oilco

In an era of environmental consciousness and sustainable alternatives, the need for renewable energy sources has become increasingly evident. One of the notable contenders in this field is renewable diesel —a clean-burning, low-emission fuel that could revolutionize the transportation sector. We will dive into renewable diesel, exploring its production process, environmental benefits, and potential to replace…

Star Oilco Speaks On Decarbonizing Heavy Duty Trucks

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Decarbonizing Heavy Duty Fleets By Using B99 Biodiesel.Mark Fitz joined the Clean Cities Coalition Mindful Mobility Tech Talk series for their High GHG Reductions webinar. Mark spoke on the benefits of B99 and how fleets can begin decarbonizing their emissions today! On September 28th, 2022, three representatives were invited to speak on how they are…

5 Strategies to Control Fuel Theft and Track Fuel Spending

5 Strategies to Control Fuel Theft and Track Fuel Spending 1024 554 Star Oilco

How to Control Fuel Theft and Track Fuel Spending in your Business. With gasoline and diesel costs high, theft is on the rise.  Grab control of your fuel. Set controls and protections on spending and save money by stopping fuel theft. Star Oilco is an independent Franchisee of Pacific Pride Simple monitoring processes can mean…

Diesel Loaner Tanks for Construction

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WE LOAN DIESEL TANKS FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTSDYED OFF ROAD DIESEL FUELING SERVICE BY STAR OILCO If you need diesel, kerosene, gasoline, biodiesel, or renewable diesel in bulk or as a wet-hose fueling service, we are ready for your project.  We also deliver Diesel Exhaust Fluid on jobsites. We won’t let your generators go down.  Daily…

Biodiesel as a Heavy Duty Low CO2 Solution

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Save money with Low CO2 Biodiesel in your heavy duty fleet. In Oregon the state ensures there is a cost associated with the CO2 intensity of a fuel.  This is why Biodiesel is consistently lower cost than petroleum Diesel fuels on the West Coast.  Get ahead of this curve and ensure your fleet benefits. Why…

How to save money with a commercial fuel card

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Save money with a commercial fuel card by avoiding the credit card retail price and preventing fuel theft in your business. How do you avoid the higher credit card prices at gas stations? Buy Your Fuel at a Commercial Cardlock Make sure that employee fuel theft is not robbing from your bottom line.   [videopack…

7 Ways to Stop Fuel Theft Before it Happens

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STOP FUEL THEFTIN YOUR BUSINESS TO REALLY SAVE ON YOUR COST OF DIESEL AND GASOLINE Save money by managing  your diesel and gasoline fleet cards. Know who, how, and where fuel is bought. In the new world of diesel and gasoline over $5 you need a strategy to control where and how fuel is bought…

What does a business need to use Pacific Pride or CFN in Oregon?

What does a business need to use Pacific Pride or CFN in Oregon? 1024 931 Star Oilco

How to Get a Pacific Pride fuel card in Oregon If you have ever wondered what was required to use a stand alone commercial cardlock location in Oregon – we have answers.  Any user of diesel can self serve diesel at a Pacific Pride or CFN cardlock.  If you need gasoline for a commercial purpose…

What is Heating Oil?

What is Heating Oil? 1024 512 Star Oilco

In the Pacific Northwest heating oil is diesel. New heating oil customers often ask us, “What is heating oil?” Heating oil is diesel fuel and there are several grades and types. For Star Oilco our standard heating oil product is a ultra low sulfur diesel with a 5% biodiesel blend in order to meet Oregon…

Delivery Driver Fueling Solutions

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Delivery Drivers are more in demand then ever. The world has changed. People are discovering the benefits of having food, groceries and everyday products delivered right to their door. [videopack id=”3795″]https://staoilcopro.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/PP-2021-Video-Ad.mp4[/videopack] If you are a delivery driver or you have a fleet of drivers, the ability to have access to 24/7 fueling stations, controlling your…

Oregon Diesel Taxes Explained

Oregon Diesel Taxes Explained 1024 685 Star Oilco

How Oregon Diesel Taxes Are Calculated As of January 1st, 2022 Oregon is raising Fuel Taxes to $.38 a gallon. (source) The prices in this article have been updated to reflect that.  There will be another $.02 a gallon fuel tax increase set in 2024 as well. Oregon is unique in its handling of diesel.…

Every question Star Oilco has been asked about heating oil

Every question Star Oilco has been asked about heating oil 1024 574 Star Oilco

Heating Oil FAQ (and not so FAQ) It’s getting cold again in the Pacific Northwest, so it is time to take a look at some common questions we have been asked about Heating Oil.  If you don’t see an answer to a question you have, please feel free to call, email, or message Star Oilco…

What Do I Need to Know About Long Term Diesel Storage?

What Do I Need to Know About Long Term Diesel Storage? 1024 768 Star Oilco

Here’s good advice if you are relying on diesel as a back up fuel in the Pacific NW. [KGVID]https://staoilcopro.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Bugs-Kill-Equipment.mp4[/KGVID] Now is the time to refill and treat your back up fuel tanks. Quite a bit of our business at Star Oilco is fueling back-up generators, emergency water pumps, refrigerated trailers and other long term off-road…

In-depth look at Biodiesel as a heating fuel

In-depth look at Biodiesel as a heating fuel 1024 768 Star Oilco

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.…

Emergency Back-Up Generator Fuel Quality Assurance

Emergency Back-Up Generator Fuel Quality Assurance 1024 683 Star Oilco

Emergency Back Up Generator Diesel Fuel Quality The fuel in your generator is the single most overlooked item in maintaining a back up generator.  Be prepared and know your back up generator diesel fuel quality is ready with these best practices. When the power goes out, don’t let a decade old tank of diesel be…

On Site Refueling in Oregon

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6 reasons to use Wet-Hose diesel and gasoline fleet fueling in Portland, Oregon. The best strategic decision to reduce needless driver hours and keep your fleet on the route without excuses. Mobile Onsite Fleet Fueling Service for diesel and gasoline available in Oregon and Washington. If some days you have more work than drivers…  Wet…

BioGuard Plus 6 Stabilize Your Diesel Tank

BioGuard Plus 6 Stabilize Your Diesel Tank 1024 683 Star Oilco

Fight Humbug in your Diesel Tank! Fall weather is around the corner and moisture is depositing in your diesel tank.   [videopack id=”2436″]https://staoilcopro.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Bugs-Kill-Equipment.mp4[/videopack] Treat your diesel; keep things from growing in your diesel. Prepare your diesel fuel, heating oil, kerosene, or boiler fuel for storage. Make sure your fuel works when you need it. If…

Use Pacific Pride Fuel Cards as a Management Tool

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  Pacific Pride fuel cards. Stop employee fuel theft by using the Star Oilco Fuel Card solution. The turn-key fuel card solution for small business seeking to stop employee fuel theft. Star Oilco’s Pacific Pride card can give you control over when and where fuel is purchased. Use Pacific Pride fuel cards as a management…

Farm diesel and gasoline fueling delivery service

Farm diesel and gasoline fueling delivery service 1024 417 Star Oilco

Diesel and Gasoline Rural Fuel Delivery Service. Fill your farm, nursery, or homestead fuel tanks now. Now is the time to order gasoline or diesel for your rural operation.  In Oregon and Washington diesel and gasoline prices risen to a recent high.  Off-road diesel and farm gasoline prices in particular can benefit from a bulk…

Bulk Transporter Article on Star Oilco B99 Biodiesel use

Bulk Transporter Article on Star Oilco B99 Biodiesel use 1008 350 Star Oilco

Star Oilco graces the pages of Bulk Transporter Magazine. Read the Bulk Transporter Magazine article about Star Oilco’s pioneering use of B99 Biodiesel in 105,500 GVW petroleum truck and trailers in the Pacific Northwest. You can read the article by following the link below. Star Oilco delivers sustainable fuels to Oregon in near-zero carbon trucks…

Oregon and Self-Serve Laws at the Pump

Oregon and Self-Serve Laws at the Pump 1024 576 Star Oilco

Why can’t I pump my own gas in Oregon? In Oregon there are self-serve and full-serve counties.  The more urbanized counties require an attendant serve you with gasoline. (NOTE: If you operate a business in Oregon and want the ability to have commercial vehicles use a 24-7 card lock location here are the rules for…

B99 Biodiesel as a Heavy Duty Fuel

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Using B99 Biodiesel in a Tier 4 Heavy Duty Diesel B99 Biodiesel reduces CO2 footprint of a 105,500 GVW truck and trailer by more than half at a lower cost than petroleum diesel. What is B99 Biodiesel? B99 Biodiesel is as pure of blend of Biodiesel you can get in the United States and still…

What is the benefit of Premium Diesel versus normal diesel?

What is the benefit of Premium Diesel versus normal diesel? 1024 769 Star Oilco

Premium Diesel delivered in Oregon and Washington with every gallon of Star Oilco diesel. Are you clogging filters, seeing corrosion, suffering repeated DPF regens, or fighting biological growth in your tank? [videopack id=”2435″]https://staoilcopro.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Star-Oilco-Premium-Diesel.mp4[/videopack] Premium Diesel with routine tank maintenance is the solution to your problem. Premium diesel provides real benefits to the long term maintenance…

What’s in a “Keep it Simple Fuel Audit”

What’s in a “Keep it Simple Fuel Audit” 1024 683 Star Oilco

How do you compare different fuel card vendors? You audit your fuel bill. We will help you clarify your bill by showing what you pay, what’s in that cost of fuel, and how you can save going forward. We do this by concentrating on one fact: there are only three fees in the total cost…

Fleet Fueling in Portland, Oregon and Fuel Security

Fleet Fueling in Portland, Oregon and Fuel Security 1024 576 Star Oilco

How do you eliminate the management hassles of fueling your fleet in Portland, Oregon? Use Star Oilco’s Total Solution fueling service. Stop burning labor costs and dealing with management headaches trying to track fuel in vehicles. Let us simplify this for your administration. We can make that really simple with our Total Fleet Solution.  Bulk,…

BioGuard Plus 6 Stabilize Your Diesel Tank

BioGuard Plus 6 Stabilize Your Diesel Tank 1024 463 Star Oilco

Spring is just around the corner. Have you stabilized the diesel in your generator? Water and temperature changes can contribute to growth in your tanks. https://staoilcopro.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Bugs-Kill-Equipment.mp4 Prepare your diesel fuel, heating oil, kerosene, or boiler fuel storage and make sure it works when you need it. With the Fire last fall and the recent power…

Oregon Legislature proposes an end to petroleum diesel

Oregon Legislature proposes an end to petroleum diesel 1024 683 Star Oilco

What are the alternatives to petroleum diesel in Oregon? If Oregon bans the sale of petroleum diesel, a rapid transition to biofuels such as renewable diesel and biodiesel would happen.   [KGVID]https://staoilcopro.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Oregon-HB3305-1.mp4[/KGVID]     In Oregon, HB3305 is a House Bill proposed by Representative Karin Power to outlaw the sales of petroleum diesel to the…

Easy Construction Jobsite Fueling

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Diesel Fueling for Construction Projects in Oregon Get a Star Oilco account and make your jobsite fueling easy. Star Oilco is on the road fueling construction, jobsites and generators. [KGVID width=”1280″ height=”720″ mp4=”https://staoilcopro.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Earth-Movers.mp4″ autoplay=”true”][/KGVID] Contact Form First Name* Last Name* Email* Phone* Subject* Message*Consent* I agree to the privacy policy.I understand that Star Oilco any…

Every Question We Have Been Asked About Biodiesel

Every Question We Have Been Asked About Biodiesel 1024 768 Star Oilco

What is biodiesel? Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that is reducing U.S. dependence on foreign petroleum, creating jobs and improving the environment. Biodiesel is commonly blended in a 5% to 20% component with petroleum diesel and can be found available at retail around North America as a blended fuel.  Biodiesel is a low…

Do you have questions about Renewable Diesel in Oregon?

Do you have questions about Renewable Diesel in Oregon? 1024 768 Star Oilco

Renewable Diesel delivered in Oregon [KGVID]https://staoilcopro.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Oregon-Renewable-Diesel.mp4[/KGVID] Imagine a superior next generation renewable diesel direct to your fleet.   Star Oilco is delivering R99 Renewable Diesel to fleets now. Renewable Diesel delivered to your fleet by mobile onsite fueling or in bulk. Imagine a fuel that is cleaner and drier than your typical diesel fuel bought…

Every Question We Have Been Asked About Off-Road Diesel

Every Question We Have Been Asked About Off-Road Diesel 1024 768 Star Oilco

Got questions about Red Dyed Diesel?  We have answers! (If you do not see the answer you need, message or call Star Oilco.  We will gladly answer that too.) What is red diesel? Red Diesel is Off-road diesel, in the United States this fuel is denoted with a red dye. The dye marks this as…

Do You Need a Diesel Loaner Tank?

Do You Need a Diesel Loaner Tank? 1024 768 Star Oilco

Did you know that Oregon allows temporary diesel tanks onsite for construction projects? Order off-road diesel for your next construction project in the Portland, Oregon area and Star Oil will loan you a tank with your fuel purchase. We also have routes to Longview, Washington and Salem, Oregon. Take the headache out of fueling your…

Prepaid and Preset Fuel Cards Strategies for Small Business

Prepaid and Preset Fuel Cards Strategies for Small Business 1024 683 Star Oilco

Use Commercial Cardlock exactly like a Prepaid Credit Card as a strategy for eliminating fuel theft in your business. https://staoilcopro.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Preset-Fuel-Cards.mp4   Are you really just looking to eliminate your fuel theft risk? With the recent economic slowdown, now is the time to field new management tools.  Let us help your business seize control of your…

Biodiesel Feedstocks – Sunflower Oil & Tung Oil

Biodiesel Feedstocks – Sunflower Oil & Tung Oil 1024 683 Star Oilco

We are nearing the end of our journey, as there is only one more blog after this one. If you would like to look back and see all of the feedstocks we have covered start here with our first post.  In this post we explore the feedstocks Sunflower Oil and Tung Oil as we continue…

On-Site Refueling in Oregon

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Wet Hose Fueling and Mobile On-Site Diesel Delivery in the Pacific Northwest. If some days you have more work than drivers… Mobile On-site refueling or “Wet Hosing” is a solution that will push more money to your bottom line and reduce stress on your drivers.  Star Oilco can also merge our mobile onsite refueling service…

Portland Oregon Fuel Market Report July 17th-23rd, 2020

Portland Oregon Fuel Market Report July 17th-23rd, 2020 1024 697 Star Oilco

07/17/2020 – 07/23/2020 Weeks Average A spike in COVID-19 and states reverting back phases causes price fluctuation that was unseen in the retail sector. Wholesale gasoline prices have shot down by .12 cents. Retail gasoline prices have also gone down, but not within the pacific west coast. In Oregon retail gas shot up .015 cents…

Biodiesel Feedstocks – Soybean Oil & Stillingia Oil

Biodiesel Feedstocks – Soybean Oil & Stillingia Oil 1024 721 Star Oilco

This post covers one of the most common Feedstocks in the US, Soybean Oil. In addition, we are also looking into Stillingia 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 learn more you can follow…

Fueling support for those on the road

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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 still need to be able to get to work. Cardlock cards are an excellent way to solve this…

Biodiesel Feedstocks – Poultry Fat & Rice Bran Oil

Biodiesel Feedstocks – Poultry Fat & Rice Bran Oil 1024 721 Star Oilco

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…

Get an email every time your fleet stops for fuel

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Driver management tools built into a fleet card. Fleet card services mean more than just a bill, it is knowing who buys what, when, and where in real time. Make sure your Dispatcher on duty gets an email every time fuel is bought in real time. Know in real time what your fleet is buying…

Biodiesel Feedstocks – Palm Oil & Perilla Seed Oil

Biodiesel Feedstocks – Palm Oil & Perilla Seed Oil 1024 721 Star Oilco

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…

Top 4 Reasons Hotels Should Use Pacific Pride

Top 4 Reasons Hotels Should Use Pacific Pride 1024 688 Star Oilco

Pacific Pride Fuel Cards for Airport, Hotel, or Travel Shuttle Companies Control your fuel spending with fuel card management, emailed receipts, transparency, and accountability for your hotel or travel shuttle bus drivers. Star Oilco is an independent Franchisee of Pacific Pride Running a shuttle service for a hotel for any reason can have a lot…

Diesel storage tanks UL-2085 needed for modern Fire Code

Diesel storage tanks UL-2085 needed for modern Fire Code 1024 683 Star Oilco

What is required to install a fuel tank in Oregon? A Tank that meets International Fire Code is a 2 Hour Fire Guard labeled tank. In recent years Oregon and Washington have been moving to International Fire Code as their adopted standard. Following California with this higher standard of safety as it relates to liquid…

Biodiesel Feedstocks – Moringa Oil & Neem Oil

Biodiesel Feedstocks – Moringa Oil & Neem Oil 1024 721 Star Oilco

We’re continuing our deeper look into different types of feedstock that Renewable Energy Group (REG) studied in 2009 in the Feedstock and Biodiesel Characteristics Report. This posts two feedstocks are Moringa oleifera Oil and Neem Oil.  To see more of the feedstocks we have already covered follow this link to the main page of feedstocks…

Renewable Diesel as a Major Transportation Fuel in California

Renewable Diesel as a Major Transportation Fuel in California 1000 723 Star Oilco

RENEWABLE DIESEL IS AVAILABLESTAR OILCO HAS RENEWABLE DIESEL FOR YOUR FLEET In the Pacific Northwest we have gone from a complete scarcity of Renewable Diesel availability to several players having terminal positions and this next generation sustainable fuel being readily available.  Star Oilco is ready to serve you with renewable diesel in several blends to…

Biodiesel Feedstocks – Lesquerella Oil & Linseed Oil

Biodiesel Feedstocks – Lesquerella Oil & Linseed Oil 1024 721 Star Oilco

We’re continuing our deeper look into different types of feedstock that Renewable Energy Group (REG) studied in 2009 in the Feedstock and Biodiesel Characteristics Report. This posts two feedstocks are Lesquerella Oil & Linseed Oil.  Here is a link to the main page of feedstocks we have examined so far. Lesquerella fendleri Oil Lesquerella fendleri,…

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Jatropha Oil, Jojoba Oil, & Karania Oil

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Jatropha Oil, Jojoba Oil, & Karania Oil 1024 721 Star Oilco

Jatropha Oil, Jojoba Oil, & Karania Oil We are continuing our deeper look into different types of feedstock that Renewable Energy Group (REG) studied in 2009 in the Feedstock and Biodiesel Characteristics Report. If you would like to see what feedstocks we have talked about, this is the main page and it links to the…

Diesel Fuel in Portland, Oregon

Diesel Fuel in Portland, Oregon 1024 683 Star Oilco

What is the difference between diesel fuel in Portland, Oregon and the rest of the Pacific Northwest? Star Oilco delivers and sells diesel fuel in Portland, Oregon. We are ready for your diesel needs be they off-road, on-road, biodiesel, renewable diesel, or anything else you want. Star Oilco has simple fuel solutions to keep your…

Upgrade your Fleet Card’s Security Features

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Human Resource strategies to stop employees from stealing  gas and diesel in your business with these best practices. https://staoilcopro.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Preset-Fuel-Cards-FB.mp4 Upgrade the security features on your Pacific Pride fuel cards with Star Oilco. Star Oilco is an independent Franchisee of Pacific Pride Are you looking to use a corporate fleet card to simplify your fuel buying…

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Hemp Oil & High IV and Low IV Hepar

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Hemp Oil & High IV and Low IV Hepar 1024 683 Star Oilco

In this post 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. The feedstocks we are looking into are Hemp Oil & High IV and Low IV Hepar. Here is a link to the main page of…

How does my business get access to Pacific Pride fueling sites?

How does my business get access to Pacific Pride fueling sites? 1024 683 Star Oilco

What is required for a business to get access to Pacific Pride Cardlock sites in Oregon. Star Oilco is a proud Independent Franchisee of Pacific Pride. Pacific Pride Commercial Fueling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year without retail waiting in line. Commercial fuel access for the around-the-clock business. If…

Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide (5th Edition 2016)

Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide (5th Edition 2016) 1024 683 Star Oilco

Where to start when fueling your fleet with  biodiesel.   The U.S. Department of Energy’s Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide (Fifth Edition) If you are a fleet seeking to reduce your CO2 footprint and biodiesel is your drop in solution, this book is your guide.  The Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide is the definitive user’s…

B20 Biodiesel, a Proven Fuel

B20 Biodiesel, a Proven Fuel 1024 408 Star Oilco

Using Biodiesel in the Pacific Northwest. https://staoilcopro.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/BIODIESEL-2.mp4 (NOTE: B20 refers to 20% biodiesel blended with an 80% petroleum diesel percentage. B5 refers to 5% biodiesel blended with petroleum diesel which is the legally required blend percentage in Oregon state. For more on biodiesel basics, visit the US DOE.) Biodiesel is the “Drop In Solution” used…

Upgrade your Commercial Fueling Efficiency

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Use a Pacific Pride Cardlock card to save money. Commercial Fuel Best Practices for Fleet Managers. Use commercial-only Pacific Pride Cardlock locations, along with our wet-hose fueling service, as a winning combo for your fleet. Save on labor and fuel costs. Are you looking to use a commercial fuel card to simplify your fuel buying?…

Lock down your gas card from theft in Oregon

Lock down your gas card from theft in Oregon 683 1024 Star Oilco

Pacific Pride Cardlock in Portland, Oregon. If you are in Oregon, the widespread available Pacific Pride and CFN commercial fueling sites allows you to lock down your gas card security.  Eliminate fuel theft and save money with commercial fueling. Star Oilco is an independent Franchisee of Pacific Pride If you have employees buying gasoline for…

About Diesel Fuel

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Bulk Diesel Fuel Frequently Asked Questions Where your diesel comes from and what you need to know about ASTM Diesel Standards and ISO cleanliness code. Where do Pacific Northwest vendors get their fuel? In the Pacific Northwest, diesel is fungible. Everyone buys their fuel from each other in some way or another.   This means that every refiner…

Bulk diesel desiccant filters, dry fuel, and keeping your diesel fuel clean.

Bulk diesel desiccant filters, dry fuel, and keeping your diesel fuel clean. 1024 684 Star Oilco

Bulk diesel fuel delivery and storage best practice. Use Desiccant Breathers and Premium Diesel additives to improve your diesel performance and reduce maintenance cost. https://staoilcopro.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Star-Oilco-Premium-Diesel.mp4   Save tens of thousands on fleet maintenance costs! How? Clean, dry, and premium-treated diesel. Reduce injector wear and particulate trap service needs with simple steps focused on fuel quality.…

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Evening Primrose & Fish Oil

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Evening Primrose & Fish Oil 1024 516 Star Oilco

The two feedstocks we are looking into this time are Evening-Primrose Oil and Fish Oil. Here is a link to the main page of feedstocks we have examined so far.  As we continue our deeper look into different types of feedstock that Renewable Energy Group (REG) studied in 2009 in the Feedstock and Biodiesel Characteristics…

Keep and make your diesel fuel cleaner

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What is Clean Diesel?  Clean diesel is free of the contaminants that harm modern diesel engines. Today, there is a gap between ASTM diesel standards and the ISO cleanliness standards needed for use in high pressure common rail engines. Anyone operating a modern clean diesel engine is seeing the effect, including injector replacement, DPF regeneration,…

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Coconut Oil & Coffee Oil

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Coconut Oil & Coffee Oil 1024 683 Star Oilco

We are continuing 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 a link to the main page of feedstocks we have examined so far. Coconut Oil For this feedstock…

Star Oilco Diesel Fuel Quality Assurance

Star Oilco Diesel Fuel Quality Assurance 1024 574 Star Oilco

    Diesel Fuel Is Often A Company’s Largest Expense. Unfortunately, there is very little control over its quality. Fuel Quality Has Declined over the last 25 years… Engine manufacturers have tightened the tolerances for fuel Newer tier 4 engines starting from 2008 need cleaner fuel   “Over the last two decades, the cetane number…

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Castor Oil & Choice White Grease

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Castor Oil & Choice White Grease 1024 721 Star Oilco

In this post 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 feedstocks are Castor Oil and Choice White Grease. For more information and more feedstocks this is the main page of the feedstocks we have…

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Algae Oil & Canola Oil

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Algae Oil & Canola Oil 1024 721 Star Oilco

This post’s two oils are Algal Oil and Canola Oil.  If you would like to look ahead at some of the other feedstocks that Renewable Energy Group (REG) studied, or if you would like to look a little more in-depth at the comparisons here is the link to the Feedstock and Biodiesel Characteristics Report.   This…

BioDiesel Feedstocks – Borage Oil & Camelina Oil

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This post continues our deeper look into different types of feedstock that Renewable Energy Group (REG) studied in 2009 in the Feedstock and Biodiesel Characteristics Report.  Different feedstocks give the resulting B100 biodiesel different characteristics.   This week’s two oils are Borage Oil and Camelina Oil.  If you would like to learn more about some of…

What Types of Feedstock Can Be Used To Make Biodiesel?

What Types of Feedstock Can Be Used To Make Biodiesel? 700 525 Star Oilco

To answer what feedstocks can be used to make biodiesel we need to first answer – What is Biodiesel? Biodiesel is created through a process called transesterification.  Transecterification is when an alcohol such as methanol or ethanol is added to an oil or fat.  This creates methyl esters and glycerin.  Methyl esters is the scientific…

Oregon Biodiesel and Ethanol Fuel Mandates

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Oregon Biofuel Blending Requirements for Gasoline and Diesel. Oregon law has a 5% Biodiesel and 10% Ethanol fuel blend mandate. In Oregon, you can expect to buy a biofuel with every gallon of gas or diesel, whether you are buying at a retail pump or commercially delivered bulk fuel. Unless you are expressly seeking out…

Use Pacific Pride Cardlock to Fuel your Portland, Oregon Fleet

Use Pacific Pride Cardlock to Fuel your Portland, Oregon Fleet 1024 593 Star Oilco

Seize Control of Your Fuel Spending with Pacific Pride Cardlock A Pacific Pride Cardlock Card gives you the ultimate control over when and where fuel is purchased. Plus, we guarantee the highest level of control by offering human support to make it easy for a small business. You have enough to manage and don’t need…

Oregon-Made Biodiesel

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Low CO2 Biodiesel Made from Waste Vegetable Oil in Salem, Oregon. Star Oilco is a proud seller of locally-sourced biodiesel products. We believe in biodiesel and run B20 in our own fleet. Star Oilco has been a pioneer in successful fleet demonstration of B20 and blends up to B99 in a host of applications for…

How to save money while fueling your fleet.

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With recent high diesel and gas prices, saving money on fuel is a priority for many fleets.  Star Oilco is here to help you contain the hidden costs of fuel with our fleet card solutions.  If you are a fleet manager or in charge of corporate fueling and you use retail gas stations, this article…

Why should my fleet use Pacific Pride fuel cards?

Why should my fleet use Pacific Pride fuel cards? 1024 683 Star Oilco

Pacific Pride Fleet Fuel card by Star Oilco   A prospective customer asked recently: “Why should I use a Pacific Pride fleet card over a gas station credit card?” Here’s our answer: There are many reasons to use a commercial cardlock solution for your fleet. The biggest reason why you should use Star Oilco for…

Avoid credit card theft with Pacific Pride Fleet Cards

Avoid credit card theft with Pacific Pride Fleet Cards 683 1024 Star Oilco

How do you avoid fuel theft in your small business? By securing your fleet cards to ensure theft is extremely limited.   Fuel theft occurs every day in our economy, usually due to the loose controls associated with credit cards in businesses. Credit card thieves are creative and advanced in their ability to steal from…

Why should my fleet use Pacific Pride cardlock?

Why should my fleet use Pacific Pride cardlock? 1024 681 Star Oilco

Pacific Pride Fleet Fuel card by Star Oilco   A prospective customer asked this question recently in an email: “Why should I use a Pacific Pride fleet card over a gas station credit card?” Below is Star Oilco’s answer to their request. There are many reasons why you should use a commercial cardlock solution for…

Oregon Cardlock Safety Training

Oregon Cardlock Safety Training 1024 683 Star Oilco

Safety training, a constant request from our customers.  Here’s an instructional video from the Oregon State Fire Marshall’s office for using commercial cardlock or self serve fueling safely. Consider using this Oregon Fire Marshall Training for your driver’s Cardlock or Fleet Card training. As anyone with a Pacific Pride, CFN, or Voyager gas card in…

Stop fuel theft with Pacific Pride fleet cards

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Fuel Cards that stop fuel theft with easy to use security controls. The economy is hot right now and everyone is hiring.  Every fleet is experience more turn over in their driver pool than they want.  This can cost your business in more than just training expense and overtime.  Add in rising gas prices impacting…

Use Pacific Pride to control your fleet fueling.

Use Pacific Pride to control your fleet fueling. 1024 683 Star Oilco

SEIZE CONTROL OF YOUR FUEL SPENDING WITH PACIFIC PRIDE FLEET CARDS Star Oilco’s Pacific Pride card can give you control over when and where fuel is bought. We guarantee the highest level of control by offering human support to make it easy for a small business. You have enough to manage and don’t need another…

Fixing the problems with bugs growing in your diesel

Fixing the problems with bugs growing in your diesel 1024 512 Star Oilco

What to do about Biological Growth in Diesel Fuel. Fuel Marketer News has two great articles on biological growth in fuel tanks. Star Oilco as a diesel fuel delivery provider in Oregon and Washington is all to familiar with this emerging problem with ultra-low sulfur bio-diesel blend fuels. Where there is water, bugs can grow…

Fuel Filtration and Cleaning Up your Diesel Fuel

Fuel Filtration and Cleaning Up your Diesel Fuel 1024 678 Star Oilco

Has your fleet experienced black diesel fuel or clogged fuel filters?   Do you wonder what makes diesel go bad or cause further issues?   In most cases, it’s water and dirt in the fuel leading to further degradation over time. If gone unchecked it will lead to mechanical failures in your fleet.   Donaldson…

Tier 4 Engines and Diesel Contaminants – Donaldson White Paper

Tier 4 Engines and Diesel Contaminants – Donaldson White Paper 683 1024 Star Oilco

Managing bulk diesel fuel storage has become more complex in recent years. Especially in Oregon and Washington the chance of water finding it’s way into your fuel tank is a real concern. If water gets in your bulk fuel biological growth or “hum bug” won’t be far behind.  Donaldson has positioned itself with real concrete…

How do you restart your oil furnace after running out of oil?

How do you restart your oil furnace after running out of oil? 1024 683 Star Oilco

The number of heating oil companies that deliver in Oregon and Washington has dropped in recent years. With that, many longtime and loyal heating oil users have seen their preferred heating oil company and driver go away. Due to that change the new larger roll up heating oil companies are not as responsive as your old…

Old School Fleet Fueling Key Lock System

Old School Fleet Fueling Key Lock System 1024 810 Star Oilco

Corporate fueling in the past was a far more complicated task than today’s Pacific Pride, WEX, Voyager, Fuelman, and CFN fleet cards. Today, commercial fueling transfers data via satellite, securing and communicating in real time. Prior to commercial cardlock and computerized site controllers for fleet fueling management, Key Locks were the standard. The way that…

WEX article on documenting fuel theft

WEX article on documenting fuel theft 683 1024 Star Oilco

Wright Express Fuel Cards versus Fuelman Fleet Cards for small business Wright Express  (also known as WEX) has a great article for corporate fuel buyers on the best practices when documenting and confronting fuel theft. WEX: Tips for enforcing proper fuel card usage and preventing employee theft. A few things they left out that Star Oilco would…

Do you know what your diesel fuel quality is?

Do you know what your diesel fuel quality is? 1024 683 Star Oilco

Find out what the bottom of your diesel tank looks like! Call Star Oilco to get your diesel tested.  This winter, Star Oilco is offering complementary diesel fuel testing for any fleet operating in our service area. We are providing fuel quality testing in partnership with Hydrotex to assist fleets in our area struggling with…

Star Oilco, Hydrotex, and Donaldson Filtration demonstrate Precision Fuel Management Program Works

Star Oilco, Hydrotex, and Donaldson Filtration demonstrate Precision Fuel Management Program Works 1024 574 Star Oilco

First sample taken 09-18-2015, lots of water and visible dirt in samples pulled from bulk tank. The company was having issues with equipment running rough, and they were spinning fuel filters way more than manufacturers recommended changes. We sat down with the plant supervisor and talked about diesel fuel quality testing. He was happy to hear…

Star Oilco Precision Fuel Management Testimonials

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Precision Fuel Management Program Testimonial Page Testimonial #1 Recology North Plains Recology Material Recovery helps reduce the amount of waste entering Oregon’s landfills. In achieving this goal they strive to seek out new ways, types, and procedures to recycle waste which would otherwise be sent to the landfill instead of reusing it. The environment onsite…

What Are Diesel Soaps? Do Diesel Soaps Cause Some Diesel Engine Problems?

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Cliff Burbrink, chemical technology specialist at Cummins Filtration, provides a layman’s definition of diesel soaps: “Diesel soap is not very different chemically than the soap used to wash your hands. The main ingredient in a bar of soap is formed when lye reacts with fats or oils. Lye is sodium hydroxide. Fats and oils contain…

Sustainability

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Star Oilco’s Commitment to Sustainability What is biodiesel? Is it the same as raw vegetable oil? Biodiesel is a cleaner burning diesel fuel made from vegetable oil. Simply stated, a biodiesel molecule is a                                                              vegetable oil molecule with the glycerol removed. Chemically, biodiesel is defined as a mono-alkyl ester of                                                          …

Heating

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Heating Automatic Keep Full Delivery · On Approved Credit · Budget Plan Available · Optional Tank Contracts · Optional Service Contracts · Senior Citizen Discount Available · Prompt Pay Discount Available Will Call Delivery · Cash/Check discounts available · Payment Plan (on approved credit) · Senior Citizen Discount Available · Prompt Pay Discount Available OIL…