Most retail and commercial fuel sites — even most sites currently using a form of wetstock management — don’t have an accurate, holistic view of fuel inventory from the time the fuel is loaded at the terminal to the moment it is dispensed at the pump.
The Financial Risks Associated with Fuel Loss
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of fuel could be saved annually through a modest 0.1% reduction in fuel loss at a typical retail site.
is the average cost to cleanup a leak*
*Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
of fuel sales is needed to make up for 1 liter of fuel loss.
*Up to 30 Liters
DID YOU KNOW?
DFS Has Identified more than 60 Fueling System Conditions or Events That Are Potential Causes of Fuel Loss
Understanding the Deception
of Perceived Fuel Loss vs Actual Fuel Loss
Perceived Fuel Loss
‘Perceived’ losses are caused by events which may look like a tank is losing fuel, when it actually is not. This can happen for a number of reasons, such as mistakes in record keeping, poorly calibrated tank gauges and or poor dipstick readings.
Actual Fuel Loss
‘Actual’ losses are real instances of fuel loss, which can occur due to faults with equipment, theft or fraud incidents, or natural causes such as temperature changes and evaporation, to name only a few. The most concerning actual losses are, of course, fuel leaks that lead to environmental damage, as well as potentially severe financial implications for the fuel retailer.
Some potential causes of fuel loss are actually false flags,
and pinpointing the exact source of a fuel loss can be extremely difficult.