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TransTank Fuels Frac Site in the Marcellus Shale

TransTank Fuels Frac Site in the Marcellus Shale

Fracking operation consuming 13,000 – 15,000 gallons of fuel a day.



Fracking operations utilize numerous high horsepower engines that are required to run continuously for many hours at a time. The amount of diesel fuel typically consumed is 13,000 -15,000 gallons a day. A fracking operation can last 30 days so total fuel consumption can be in the region of 400,000 gallons a month.

With such large fuel usage, our client needed to be sure they were buying fuel at the best possible price, that the fuel was stored in an environmentally safe tank that was strong enough to withstand multiple relocations throughout the year, and finally, with their newer trucks having more sensitive engines the fuel delivered to the machines needed to be filtered and guaranteed to be contaminant free.


Western Global provided two of our TransTank 8000 gallon (P31) heavy duty, double walled fuel tanks built onto a rugged oilfield skid. The control cabinet at the front of the tank enclosed a complete pumping and filtration system comprised of a 65 GPM pump, 150’ feet of hose on electric rewind hose real, dual PALL filtration canisters, flow meters and a fuel management system.


The complete system is designed to offer the client freedom to source fuel from the vendor of their choice and use existing employees who are on site to carry out the fueling operation. This has saved them considerable time and money on fueling.\

They are now able to ensure the fuel going into their equipment is of the highest standard and can be monitored regularly.

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