Safety is a critical concern when fueling at service stations. The NFPA did a study from 2004- 2008 of incidents that were reported from structure and vehicle fires. There were an estimated 5,000 fires reported per year with majority being vehicle fires. Though fuel pump accidents are rare, it is important to be informed of the inherent dangers of filling your tank.
The market has remained relatively flat early this morning, still trying to seek a direction after yesterday’s DOE stats. Yesterday, the market closed up $0.0175 to $1.6588 on front month Heating Oil, down $0.0165 to $1.6448 on front month RBOB, and up $0.43 to $49.59/bbl on WTI Crude.
Business doesn’t stop simply because the temperatures decrease during winter months. At Guttman, we want to make sure you can operate your business as usual, year round.
Now that we seem to have emerged from a protracted winter, summer’s hot temps are just around the corner. Check out this edition of Guttman Energy’s Tank Tips for some important tips to ensure your equipment operates smoothly when the dog days of summer hit.
Now that bitterly cold temps are upon us, you could run into some unexpected fuel operability issues if your equipment sits unused for days and/or you haven’t properly maintained your tank(s). Here are some quick tips to keep your equipment running smoothly:
Winter is right around the corner and Guttman Energy understands the importance of your equipment running smoothly even during periods of extreme cold. To ensure that our customers have the best possible fuel operability in winter months, we have developed a fuel quality program to ensure operation during the area’s coldest temperatures.
Bacteria in tanks—a growing problem
Maintaining your storage tank is one of the most challenging, yet important, tasks of being a tank owner. Poor hygiene can lead to the introduction of water and bacteria into your tank system, and eventually into your equipment.