It’s important to stay up to date on fuel tank maintenance and repairs to maximize the quality and effectiveness of your fuel for industrial applications. Foster Fuels Mission Critical division’s tank pump-out services make your tank more sustainable while allowing you to conduct safer and more cost-effective operations.

We’ll service your fuel delivery and storage equipment so you can return to normal work processes sooner. If you’re unsure whether you need tank pump-out services, we’ll provide all the information you need.

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Business decision-makers may need assistance from a fuel tank pump-out service for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons include:

  • Fuel transfer: The first reason you might want to have fuel pumped out of its current container is if you’re planning to move the fluid into a brand-new tank. Fuel vessels can wear out eventually or outlive their usefulness as needs and specifications change. As a result, you may need a service that can help you transfer good fuel from one location to another.
  • A tank leak: Another situation that requires pump-out services is a leaking tank. If your tank has a leak, you’ll need to remove the fuel quickly and have the issue fixed. Our services help you save this fuel before it can leak out, and then we’ll repair the damage so you can keep using the tank.
  • A contaminated tank: Underground storage tanks are often vulnerable to corrosion, which can contaminate your fuel. Contaminated fuel tanks lower efficiency rates and cause unwanted downtime for your organization. Pump-out services remove the fluid so you can have the necessary cleaning or repairs done.


Tank pump-out services involve removing fuel from an aboveground or underground storage tank. Usually, the tank will have access points where hoses can take out the fluid. Before removing all the fuel, our professionals will check for sludge and debris build-up as well as any other potential issues that your tank could have.

Pumping out the entire tank might be necessary if you have a large amount of sediment or bacteria backed up inside. This will call for a full cleaning service to prevent the development of mold.


Pump dispenser filters for fuel tanks are known to last a year or more under the right conditions. If your tank has been fouled by sludge, sediment or bacteria, these filters can become clogged and require more frequent changes. This is often the first sign that your storage container needs to be cleaned.

Fuel performance and efficiency losses are also signs of contamination. These can indicate that the ethanol in your fuel has absorbed too much water. When ethanol-based fuel soaks up water, the ethanol will ultimately sink to the bottom, leaving users and consumers to suck out a high concentration of water. A contaminated fuel sample will usually have a cloudy appearance.

And lastly, it should be noted that having your fuel tested and analyzed by a professional is the best sign of tank contamination. Having the fuel tested and analyzed regularly will guard against any sustained contamination which can end up being very costly in the long run.

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If you believe that your underground storage tank needs to be cleaned or repaired, we have tank pump-out services ready to help. Contact us to learn more or request service.


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Thank you for your outstanding support during the humanitarian relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy. We here at DLA Energy appreciate your committed support to those impacted by the storm. Your herculean effort and dedication has helped millions of Americans during this devastating period. Your leadership on the ground and swift response to DLA Energy, FEMA, and state and local governments was critical the mission success

Giovanni Tuck, Brigadier General, USAF Commander

Each of your members displayed a willingness to go above and beyond the call to ensure multiple delivery missions to facilities. You kept the principal Aerial Port of Debarkation generations filled for constant use for all Joint Warfighter’s benefit so they could meet mission. Your Emergency Response Team was prepared and again, integrated across the board with key stakeholders.

Matt Ott, CDR, SC, US Navy

The thanks goes out to you and your outstanding crew. I handled life support for the main port in Port-au-Prince, and while Foster Fuels was present, fuel was not just taken care of, but incredibly flexible and adaptive to multiple needs. It was as easy as simply talking with your folks and they leaned forward and took care of the need.

1Lt Travis Michelena, JLC, Haiti

I just wanted to take a moment and commend your company and the fine crew that I had the pleasure of working with during the Kentucky Ice Storms. In my short time with FEMA and working seven major disasters, I have never worked with any contracting team that was more professional and such a pleasure to work with. We faces incredible weather conditions and long hours but I never heard one complaint out of the entire crew. The only thing I heard was what can we do now and how can we better complete and make the mission a success.

John Formet, Sr FEMA Region IV Logistics Accountable Property Manager