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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-24-2008, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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How long is stored diesel good for?

With the prices going up I was thinking of buying around 300 gallons and keeping it in a metal storage container. How long will it keep? I go through about 50 gallons a month. (That's only six months.)
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Re: How long is stored diesel good for?

The contaner would have to be sealed or you will have problems with contamination. If you live in a very humid area you may also have problems with condensation. Other than that you should not have a problem.

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Re: How long is stored diesel good for?

BP white paper on long term storage of diesel fuel.


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Re: How long is stored diesel good for?

As long as is in a fuel storage tank it should keep a year or better. I know for sure it will be good for a year.

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Re: How long is stored diesel good for?

Wouldn't one of the anti-gel things like power service be a good thing to add?


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Re: How long is stored diesel good for?

50 gallons a month??? thats not very much...

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Re: How long is stored diesel good for?

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Wouldn't one of the anti-gel things like power service be a good thing to add?
If its cold otherwise not needed.

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