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Fuel Storage for Cold Weather

  • SIMA
- Posted: March 6, 2017

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Cold weather fuel storage is essential. Proper containers, storage, PPE, and cleanup are all part of a good operating system. 

Stay Safe

  • Use safety glasses and appropriate chemical-rated gloves when filling or dispensing
  • Fuel on level and stable surfaces; if ice or snow exist, wear proper footwear to enhance grip
  • Tightly fasten lids and caps
  • Immediately replace leaking containers
  • Clean up and responsibly dispose of spills with appropriate materials


  • Utilize the proper color container for your specific fuel needs:  Red = Gas, Yellow = Diesel, Blue = Kerosene
  • Utilize fuel stabilizer in containers when turnover is longer than 90 days
  • Utilize metal containers whenever possible
  • Store fuel containers off the ground
  • Comply with local storage regulations
  • Have diesel fuel additive on hand to liquefy gelled fuel in cold temperatures
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