The State of MN has mandated a change to the biodiesel blend requirement starting May 1, 2018. In previous years, the mandate required the use of B10 biodiesel from April 1 through September 30. For 2018, we will be selling B10 from April 1 to April 30 and will be transitioning to B20 from May 1 through September 30 as per the requirement. On October 1, we go back to B5 until April 1, 2019 at which time we are mandated to sell B20 again and the cycle continues. Currently, all #1 winter fuels are exempt from the biodiesel mandate as well as home heating fuel oil. If you have any questions about this mandate, please get in touch with us at either energy location in Buffalo Lake at 320-833-3009 or in Sleepy Eye at 507-794-5831. All CRC energy personnel have been educated on the mandate changes and will be able to confidently answer your questions.
Fuel Tank Maintenance
Fuel tank maintenance is crucial now more than ever. CRC would like to encourage everyone to have a pressure cap assembly on their storage tanks in lieu of a flip cap and to change your filters every spring and fall. To help you with tank maintenance, we are offering to sample the fuel remaining in your tank for any existing contaminants when making deliveries. If this is something you are interested in, please contact your local energy office.
Packaged Oil Supplies in Buffalo Lake
Packaged oil supplies are now available in the Buffalo Lake seed shed. Please visit Renee in the Buffalo Lake office if you are in need of any of these products.
Cenex premium fuels, propane and lubricants continue to be the backbone of our energy department at Central Region Cooperative. We specialize in offering products for everyday farm, home or commercial use. Our energy department can provide you the guidance in finding the right product for your operation and the expertise to help you manage inventory’s and reduce price risk in the market at the same time.
Central Region Cooperative will deliver bulk Cenex Refined Fuels to your farm or jobsite. We can offer full transport loads if your storage capacity is at least 4,000 gallons. We also offer cash pricing, direct shipment and forward contracts for all of our refined fuels products including Ruby Fieldmaster, Roadmaster Highway Diesel, Farm and Auto gas, kerosene, #1 and #2 Heating oil and Wintermaster Diesel. We can also provide you with the storage tanks and equipment (pumps, nozzles and hoses) to maximize your fuel storage needs.
Our goal is to provide a safe reliable supply of clean burning gas. We offer a keep-full program with remote tank monitors to take the worry out of running empty as well as a will-call delivery program. We offer cash, budget, booked and contract pricing options to fit your financial situation. Our experienced propane service technicians are available to provide efficient system leak checks, system installations and other propane service and repairs. Now that’s peace of mind.
We offer pre-packaged and bulk Cenex Lubricants including diesel and gasoline engine oils, hydraulic oils, gear oils and greases. With Cenex’s Total Protection Plan, utilizing Cenex premium diesel fuels and lubricants together can help you get a 10 year or 10,000 hour warranty on the engine and transmission on your equipment.
DEF fluid can be picked up from our energy offices in sizes ranging from 2.5 gallon jugs to 330 gallon totes. Our energy team can also deliver drums or bulk DEF to your location. Furthermore, we provide all DEF related equipment including hoses, nozzles, pumps, and totes.