Bulk Fuel Program Fact Sheet
BFU Project Status
Most rural Alaska communities receive fuel for heating, generation of electricity, vehicles and other uses only during summer months when coastal areas and rivers are ice free. These communities typically store enough fuel to meet their needs for an entire winter. Many rural bulk fuel tank farms were constructed more than 20 years ago and are in poor condition. With substantial contributions from the Denali Commission, the bulk fuel upgrades program provides funding for the design/engineering, business planning and construction management services to build code-compliant bulk fuel tank farms in rural communities.
Bulk Fuel Upgrade Program
In the early 1990s, many rural communities faced the very real threat that they would no longer be allowed to take delivery of fuel in bulk quantities because of the condition of their bulk fuel storage tank farms. The most common problems were the piping systems to, from and within the tank farms. The bulk fuel upgrade retrofit and revision program, with financial support from the Denali Commission, provides funding for repairs to enable affected communities to continue to receive fuel.
For more information contact
Kris Noonan, Rural Energy Manager