Three Tips for Fueling Your Construction Site

Three Tips for Fueling Your Construction Site - A construction site is a busy, chaotic place. There are often dozens of trucks, generators, compressors and pieces of machinery required to get the job done the right way and on time. In general, most equipment will need more fuel every three to four hours. It’s a no-brainer, then, that fuel is one of the highest recurring costs on any job site. There’s nothing you can really do to curb this; it’s a fact of life that in order to run your construction site, you need diesel fuel. Just like with your own vehicle, you are at the mercy of the diesel fuel prices of the moment. Those fluctuating prices and inability to predict the markets can be a major source of stress for foremen and construction company owners. However, there are some tips you can use to better understand, assess and effectively manage your fuel costs. TIP 1: Determine your unique site needs. Do you need on-site fueling for individual pieces of equipment, or would a delivered fuel tank and pumps (along with special protection shields that guard against theft and damage) be best? Depending on the choice you go with, [...]

By |2017-04-07T09:04:36-05:00April 7th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Three Tips for Fueling Your Construction Site

Summer Fuel Price News

Summer Fuel Price News - With spring fast upon us, projections from experts are abundant on what to expect when it comes to vehicle gas prices as we look ahead to summer. One thing’s for sure: the new Trump administration will affect market dynamics – it’s just not clear yet in which ways. According to Alan Levine and Brian Milne, here are the latest opinions on crude, gasoline, diesel (heating oil), propane and natural gas as reported by Fuel Marketer News (FMN). Crude As of now, crude is at between $50 and $55 per barrel, with an abundant supply of crude not only in the United States but throughout the world as well. Many factors may stabilize crude prices in the coming months. One of those points to OPEC’s recent production cuts which are keeping prices up. There are claims of high levels of compliance by overseas producers, mainly from Saudi Arabia and maybe even Russia. Saudi Arabia has said they would be open to deeper cuts in production if cheating goes on the rise again. On a related note, shale oil technology is getting even more efficient each year, but it’s still more costly than conventional oil. Gasoline [...]

By |2017-03-15T12:57:34-05:00March 15th, 2017|Fuel Prices|Comments Off on Summer Fuel Price News

Department of Biodiesel Energies Guide: Updated

Department of Biodiesel Energies Guide: Updated - In some good news for the biodiesel industry, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) fifth edition of the Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide was released at the end of 2016. Created in partnership with the DOE Clean Cities program, this guide educates professionals who blend, distribute and use biodiesel and blends. The 72-page document covers such informative topics as: How is Biodiesel Different than Renewable Diesel? Benefits of Biodiesel Use Variation in Biodiesel Properties Energy Content Low-Temperature Properties in Blends Taxes and Incentives Safety, Health and Environmental Issues It addresses some critical safety elements as well as information on how to care for and safely use biodiesel fuels in engines and boilers. Others who will benefit from this updated guide include fleet owners, individual users, blenders, distributors and anyone who handles and otherwise uses biodiesel fuels of any kind. Scott Fenwick, Technical Director at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) says the guide will act as a tool for how those in the industry view biodiesel volumes in the marketplace – an industry that is continuing to grow year after year. With more Americans utilizing the benefits of biodiesel now than in the past, [...]

By |2017-02-16T16:49:26-05:00February 16th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Department of Biodiesel Energies Guide: Updated

Energy and Winter Fuels: A Forecast

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is forecasting an increase in average U.S. household expenditures for natural gas, heating oil, electricity, and propane through March 31 of this winter over last. The temperatures this winter, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), are 3% warmer than the last 10 years overall, but colder than the winter of 2015/2016. Average household expenditures are expected to be higher by the following percentages this winter: Heating oil: 38% Propane: 26% Natural gas: 22% Why? This is mainly due to higher than expected heating demand coupled with higher fuel prices. On the flip side, costs for heating oil and propane this winter are looking to be 32% and 18% lower, respectively, than the last five winters before last. Petroleum and liquid fuels U.S. crude oil production is expected to average 8.6 million b/d in 2017, which is nearly 0.1 million b/d higher than the previous forecast. Average U.S. gasoline prices in September increased by 4 cents/gallon (gal) to about $2.22/gal, due in large part to refinery outages and pipeline disruptions. Gas prices are on track to fall an average of $1.97/gal in January 2017, with average prices settling at around [...]

By |2017-01-12T17:03:19-05:00January 12th, 2017|Blog, Winter Fuels|Comments Off on Energy and Winter Fuels: A Forecast

Slipstream ™ The Next Generation

Slipstream ™ The Next Generation Marine Fuel Makes its Maiden Voyage Unlike packaged additives already on the market, SlipstreamTM is a complete Premium Marine Fuel with a comprehensive marketing approach. Advanced Fuel Solutions, Inc., North Andover, MA, announces the release of SlipstreamTM Premium Marine Fuel. The new marine fuel is positioned to be the most advanced marine fuel brand in the market serving both gasoline and diesel engines. Designed for the rigors of fresh and sea watercraft of all sizes, the marine fuel is commercially blended with fuel performance enhancers that help ensure greater efficiency and improved engine performance. SlipstreamTM intends to lead the industry in fuel quality; promising to boat owners, who pay high prices for gasoline and diesel, that it will deliver on its performance claims and help lower the maintenance costs and downtime of their prized possessions. Paul Nazzaro, Sr., President and founder of Advanced Fuel Solutions sums up Slipstream’sTM market position: “Our goal is to give boaters an exceptional boating experience by putting the maximum amount of performance into their boat with SlipstreamTM—to deliver benefits not attainable with generic gasoline and diesel fuels or the other countless treatments boaters have been using despite having no validation [...]

By |2017-02-11T15:47:11-05:00September 8th, 2015|Slipstream Marine Fuel, Taylor Oil News|Comments Off on Slipstream ™ The Next Generation

Taylor Oil Co. acquires Point Bay Fuel Company

To our loyal customers Effective early February 2014 Point Bay Fuel Company's motor fuels (diesel and gasoline) business will be acquired and operated by Taylor Oil Company. It has been a distinct pleasure to serve your motor fuel needs over the past many years. During this time we have built a close bond and very much appreciate your trust in giving our company the responsibility to deliver quality products and services to your business. It has been a tremendous relationship. Thank:you for allowing Point Bay Fuel to serve you. Tim Bergin General Manager, Point Bay Fuel Taylor Oil Company is excited and ready to become your motor fuels supplier. Our company operates with exactly the same mindset as Point Bay Fuel - to provide you with the best service and quality products available. I am confident that you will be pleased with our Customer Service. Many of the same fine employees that currently answer the phone and take your orders will still exist. The sales team will be there to help and the delivery drivers that know your business will continue to make your deliveries. This should be a seamless transition and we are working hard to make this happen. [...]

By |2015-07-06T21:57:00-05:00July 6th, 2015|Taylor Oil News|Comments Off on Taylor Oil Co. acquires Point Bay Fuel Company