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Why Should You Consider Bulk Fuel Storage? The benefits of bulk fuel storage

The benefits of bulk fuel storage are numerous. Storing fuel onsite gives you the power to work without interruptions, extending run times and reducing costs. While your current fuel delivery schedule may be getting the job done, investing in a tank that can hold large volumes of fuel also comes with a range of benefits for your business.

At Western Global, we’re huge fans of bulk fuel storage, and our tanks keep you up and running for long periods of time. Whether you’re running generators or refueling on a construction site, onsite fuel storage provides many opportunities. Here’s why you should consider bulk fuel storage.


What is bulk fuel storage?

Bulk fuel storage means storing large amounts of fuel – often approximately 53 gallons or more – in tanks on a job site. This applies to both above and underground circumstances. For a more exact definition, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes a bulk storage container as a container that stores oil, whether that’s before or during use, or before being distributed to end users. When in use, these bulk fuel tanks are stored onsite for ultimate convenience.

The advantages of onsite fuel storage

Storing fuel onsite can enhance your project in many ways, no matter your sector or project.  Keep reading to find out why.

Increase productivity and efficiency

If you run out of fuel completely or start running low this can slow down your operations and result in business downtime. So, what’s the solution? Well, bulk storage tanks allow you to hold large volumes of fuel on site which means you are less likely to run out and productivity can improve or remain at a high standard. Workers will no longer have to take trips off-site to refuel, they’ll be able to focus more on tasks and jobs on-site.

Reduce your costs – is buying bulk fuel cheaper?

Buying in bulk is almost always cheaper and the same applies to fuel. On a busy site where you’re using machinery all day, refueling is going to be a constant task and this can quickly increase your outgoings if you’re having more fuel deliveries. However, with a bulk fuel storage tank, you can save money over time and ensure you have reliable and constant access to high-quality fuel.

Bulk fuel as a long-term solution

Bulk fuel storage tanks are a great option for those seeking long-term solutions. A stationary, onsite bulk tank for fleet yards or remote locations ensures the fuel you need is easy to access. Long-term solutions like this can help your business stay consistent and expand in the future.

Reduce the risk of fuel theft

Storing fuel on-site ensures your business can monitor who uses the fuel and who has access so you don’t experience theft. In addition, you can add a range of bulk storage accessories such as fuel monitoring, purchasing, and management systems to your double-walled fuel tank to enhance security and prevent theft.

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Environmental compliance

For sites where environmental regulations are a key factor, fuel storage tanks keep your fuel locked securely away, reducing any leaks or spills which may have an impact on the environment – and extra costs.

Storing fuel in bulk also reduces the amount of traffic onsite, including fuel deliveries. This helps lower the carbon footprint of your site and increase your environmental credentials, saving you from potential compliance headaches later down the line. 

What is the importance of fuel storage?

Bulk fuel storage can transform your processes and enhance your project. As we’ve listed above, storing large amounts of fuel onsite can save you money, improve efficiency and provide another layer of security for your fuel stock. 

If you’d like to start storing fuel in bulk, but are unsure of which tank you need, read our guide on things to consider when buying a fuel storage tank


Bulk fuel storage from Western Global

At Western Global, we’re experts in fuel storage tanks and aim to provide high-quality products for all industries. If you’re looking for bulk storage options consider our Envirocube or the Transtank Pro – both designed to hold large volumes of fuel. Get in touch with us today for more information about our solutions or to create a custom product that works for your needs.

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