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How to Keep Fuel Flowing from Heatwaves to Snow Storms

Extreme fueling exposed

Storms, tornados and wildfires were among twenty weather events categorized as natural disasters in the US last year: the highest number in 28-years.

The construction industry is one of the most vulnerable to adverse conditions – with weather-related delays on 45% of all building projects, causing billions of dollars in expenses, overruns and penalty clauses.

Many are also still reeling from material and labor shortages caused by Covid, with 9 in 10 contractors experiencing at least one product shortage and two-thirds finding skilled workers hard to hire. So, most of us are seeking to create efficiencies and certainties where we can.

Many are also still reeling from material and labor shortages caused by Covid, with 9 in 10 contractors experiencing at least one product shortage.

Taking control of your own fuel supply on projects can make a measurable difference. The continued shortage in CDL licensed drivers means many fuel distributors find it tough to hit agreed delivery slots, causing interruption and downtime. Buying fuel in bulk and keeping it securely on-site means you’re ready, whatever Mother Nature may do. Our tanks can dispense fuel to equipment and run generators or heaters simultaneously, without relying on 3rd parties to deliver. 

 

One change we’re witnessing is more contractors experimenting with renewable diesel.

More frequent events of severe heat and cold make it tougher to plan and deliver projects on time and budget. The physical infrastructure in place now was never designed with these extremes in mind and increasingly needs to be retrofitted or replaced. Already, around 70% of all projects are retrofits and rebuilds. Across North America, these complex brownfield sites turn into seas of mud and freezing temperatures make it impossible to pour concrete or keep diesel flowing. One change we’re witnessing is more contractors experimenting with renewable diesel. It’s a direct drop-in replacement for traditional, mineral fuel that clouds and thickens at far lower temperatures, making it easier to store and dispense in extreme cold. Our transportable and temporary storage tanks are compatible with these emerging fuels without modifications or optional extras.

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