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Bulk Fuel Australia is prioritising the safety and well-being of our customers, suppliers and the broader community during the evolving Covid-19 pandemic, and we remain focused on safe, reliable and compliant bulk fuel operations during this time.

 

It’s Photo of the Month time at BFA. The roads are eerily quiet at the moment, with Covid-19 forcing Australians indoors to flatten the curve. As an essential service, the team at Bulk Fuel Australia are still trucking, providing fuel services for our clients to keep their businesses moving at this time.

 

It has recently been announced that the Australian Federal Government has signed a new agreement with the United States to increase Australia’s emergency fuel reserve.

 

If you’ve got machinery sitting around your property that isn’t planned to be used for months at a time, it makes sense to wonder if the leftover fuel in the tank is still good to use down the track. What if you’ve got emergency fuel stored in a canister for a rainy day? Or bulk fuel in a fuel tank on your farm? What are the rules on low long it lasts in storage?

 

“How are those storms lately?” No matter where you are in Australia, chances are the wild weather has brought that sentence into the conversation. And where there’s big storms, there’s usually big power outages. This is what the latest Photo of the Month is all about. 

 

Australians are already very familiar with the fluctuations of fuel prices, however may not be aware that there are many factors affecting it such as manufacturing costs, supply and demand and competition.

Many of the basics of fuel pricing remain the same regardless of the location of the fuel bowser. A large portion of the fuel price is based on the cost of the actual fuel itself from the supplier and any additional taxes incurred along the way. However, regional Australia poses its own unique challenges that impact the way fuel prices change - and how often they do.

 

Do you own a generator for your business? Renting one to power a large-scale event? Or are you looking to invest in a small diesel fuel generator for emergencies at home? The nature of owning a generator is that you can’t predict when disruptive power outages are due to strike. It could happen the next day or next year. So, what happens to all that fuel needed to power your generator? How do you maximise its shelf life? How old is “too old”? And how do you store it in safely on the property or site?

 

The fires that are running rampant all across New South Wales and Queensland are on the top of everyone’s tongues at the moment, with more and more fire-fighting crews on the scene to save lives and property every day.

 

To many drivers, the reasons behind the continual rise and fall of fuel prices is a mystery. However, there is a method behind the apparent madness, albeit quite a complex one. There are many factors that come into play in current and long-term fuel pricing. 

 

As with so many businesses in summer months, the frequency of incidents of all varieties increases with the season, so National Safe Work Month is an opportunity to focus on all aspects of workplace risk to ensure that this trend can be reversed.  This year the campaign challenges all of us to be Safety Champions, and at Bulk Fuel Australia, we’re recognising ours.