On July 20, 2016, the EPA released its report Investigation of Corrosion-Influencing Factors in Underground Storage Tanks with Diesel Service (EPA 510-R-16-001, July 2016).  In addition to the report, EPA also developed a notice about corrosion risks in underground storage tanks (USTs) storing diesel fuel. Contributors to the research into this phenomenon include regulators, oil producers, equipment manufacturers, the automotive industry, tank owners and others–including STI/SPFA.

Key items in the EPA report

“This research focused on better understanding a type of rapid and severe corrosion of metal components in underground storage tanks (USTs) storing diesel fuel. Several changes to the national fuel supply and fuel storage practices have occurred since the mid-2000s. UST owners first began reporting this corrosion to UST industry servicing companies in 2007. To address the potential for corrosion problems, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Underground Storage Tanks began working on this research in 2014.”

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July 22, 2016



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