Can I Buy a Steel Oil Tank?

steel oil tank on brick base

The short answer is: yes, you can! Not only is it perfectly possible to choose a steel oil tank over a plastic one—there are also a number of benefits involved in making the purchase. Let us guide you through some of the main advantages of opting for a steel oil tank:


It won’t come as a surprise to learn that the physical properties of steel oil tanks result in them having a much longer lifespan than their plastic equivalent. 

While plastic tanks can be affected by direct sunlight and are more susceptible to structural failures and external damage, steel tanks are considerably more robust. Often steel tank manufacturers will sell their products with lengthy guarantees—as much as 10 years—so confident are they that this more durable alternative will stand the test of time.


There’s a common misconception about the price of steel tanks compared to plastic. While the initial outlay of steel might be more, the overall cost differential is at an all-time low. Equally, even with a higher starting price, steel’s hardy physical qualities mean that you’ll be paying much less in the long term. With its innate durability, you will need to replace a steel tank much less often, providing much more value for money over an extended period. 

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Even without rising fuel prices, your oil is a hugely valuable commodity, and, as with anything of worth, it can become the target of theft. Not only can the loss of oil be extremely inconvenient—it’s your finances that will ultimately suffer. To make matters worse, if your plastic tank falls victim to theft, it’s likely that the tank itself will be damaged in the process—which means more additional costs to fund a tank or base replacement

Because of their structural rigidity, steel tanks are considerably harder to break into than plastic tanks, offering much more in the way of security and peace of mind. In an ideal world, an opportunist thief will see you have a steel tank and decide it’s not worth the effort.

How can CT Tanks help?

To summarize, then. For longevity, security, and long-term economic gains, a steel tank is an excellent oil storage solution and one worth the investment.

If you are looking to install a new steel oil tank or replace an old one, and you would like some expert advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. We’re here to help.

Posted on October 20th 2022

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