Why a Bunded Oil Tank is Perfect for Rural Locations

new oil tank in rural location

While countryside living can be a wholly rewarding experience—from the health benefits of cleaner air, to the potential of additional space and increased privacy—there are also a number of unique challenges associated with rural properties. Many rural homes, for example, are not connected to the main gas grid, so must depend on an alternative fuel supply for their heating. 

There are numerous fuel storage options available on the market, but one of the most practical solutions for your rural property is to install an oil tank. Bunded oil tanks are considered the safest and most efficient way to store heating oil, and today, we’re going to explore how this could be the perfect investment for your countryside home.

Leak and spillage protection

Bunded oil tanks differ from standard models as they are fitted with a secondary containment tank. This tank-within-a-tank design offers the highest level of safety and security, and its unique structure will provide additional safeguarding against leaks and spills.

In the long term, a failure to store your oil properly can result in leaks which can cause significant harm to the surrounding environment. This could ultimately lead to sizable fines and even prosecution for failing to comply with regulations. It’s imperative, then, that you store your oil responsibly—and by opting for a bunded oil tank, you’re choosing the most effective method of keeping your oil secure and, at the same time, minimising the risk of environmental damage.

new tank and concrete base in rural location

Save on fuel costs

As well as the structural durability of a bunded oil tank, installing one on your rural property will also make you considerable savings on your fuel bills each month, a hugely beneficial feature in the current energy climate. By purchasing your fuel in bulk, you can take advantage of the best deals, and even negotiate lower prices with your supplier when buying a high volume of heating oil. 

Fuel prices tend to fluctuate throughout the year, so having the ability to store large quantities of oil onsite ensures that you can purchase when prices are at their lowest. 

Furthermore, such is their increased resilience, a bunded fuel tank is much more resilient to oil theft and vandalism—so you can store your large volumes of fuel with a peace of mind that you might not experience with a standard tank. As fuel becomes ever more expensive, and the cost of replacing leaked or stolen oil becomes that much more of a financial burden, choosing a bunded tank remains the most practical way to protect both your fuel and the environment.

How can CT Tanks help?

There are a number of benefits involved with bunded oil tank storage; from increased protection from leaks, reduced fuel costs, safeguarding against fuel theft, and the chance to create more self-sufficient living conditions. Indeed, a bunded oil tank will ensure that your fuel is stored securely, safely, and in compliance with environmental legislation. If you’d like to find out more about the different types of fuel tanks and fuel tank bases available for your rural property, please get in touch. We’re here to help.

Posted on August 3rd 2022

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