What Does The Color of Your Oil Mean?

Over time, the quality, consistency, and color tend to change on your oil-based lubricants this is because of many factors that directly “age” your oil. As a rule of thumb, color does not dictate the efficiency of oil. The color will change for a variety of reasons from heat, additives, and contaminants to something as…

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Octane Ratings Explained

What Is Octane? Octane is a flammable hydrocarbon of the alkane series, obtained in petroleum refining. That’s a long way of saying a higher octane rating means a higher explosion point. That also means you want more of it for your combustible engine. Octane numbers tend to change as additives improve and the quality of oil refining increases. One way to track the type…

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The Ultimate Guide To Oil Prices

The oil and petroleum industry can seem like a volatile and unpredictable market where prices are always changing. But understanding the underlying factors that go into oil prices will help to clear the fog over the oil market. According to a new article published by CNBC, the three top factors that influence the price of…

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State of Global Energy and Emissions

The IEA (International Energy Agency) has published their yearly Global energy report and it is showing some interesting developments, market changes, and growth. Today we will explore the data that is presented in the report, and detail as closely as we can. The report was published in March of 2018 with data that has been…

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How to Store Your Lubricants Like a Pro

How to Properly Store Your Lubricants Maintaining the quality of your oils, greases, and other lubricants is important to the longevity of your vehicle or machine. What Happens to Lubes if They Aren’t Stored Correctly? Contaminates, Gelation and exposure will ruin any store of lubricants, so are you doing all you can to combat them?…

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Biodiesel: The Alternative Fuel Of The Future

What is Biodiesel? Is it sustainable? And is it cost-efficient? These are all very common questions fleet managers, and company owners should be asking when considering the use of biodiesel for their trucks or fleet programs. Renewable and alternative fuels are all the rage these days. Lowering our carbon footprint, and contributing to the longevity of…

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What Are Tank Monitoring Systems?

What are some of the things that you do to make your everyday life easier? Do you set an alarm to wake you up at an early time? Do you have notifications turned on for an app that you use frequently? Do you have a bill set to automatically pay each month, rather than manually…

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Beware of this commonly used hacker trick

How often do you find yourself using your debit card, your credit card, or any other form of plastic currency? Credit card companies are constantly renewing and improving their encryptions and safety measures in order to maintain your information’s safety; however, the less savory folk in our society are always developing new insidious ways to…

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Is The Cold Shrinking Your Fuel?

It’s cold outside! Winter is in full swing and spring is not looking to warm up. A remarkable phenomenon occurs when the temperature drops in liquids. Fluids condense and shrink in volume when the temperature is cold. Interestingly, the volume of fuel and gas drops as well, the same is true for the opposite. What…

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