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Important Notice: Carbon Levy Effective 01/01/17

Portable Fuel Station: Customer Testimonial

Alberta has introduced the Alberta carbon levy under the Climate Leadership Act with an effective date of January 1, 2017. As such, unless we have received an exemption license or certificate from you, we will be required to charge the Alberta carbon levy. Please contact your AFD representative if you would like to request any additional deliveries before the Carbon Tax pricing is effective.

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Portable Fuel Station: Customer Testimonial

Portable Fuel Station: Customer Testimonial

Over the last few months we’ve been telling you why the Portable Fuel Station (PFS) is a great option for any business. This week, we decided to stop telling you that... and let some of our customers say it for us.

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3 Reasons to Store Fuel Above Ground, Not Under

3 Reasons to Store Fuel Above Ground, Not Under

There’s no downside to storing fuel above ground. Storing it underground, on the other hand, comes with plenty of problems. We designed the Portable Fuel Station (PFS) to solve all of those problems before you even have to think about them. Here are three reasons why you should be storing your fuel above ground instead of under.

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3 Reasons to Choose an Independent Fuel Supplier

3 Reasons to Choose an Independent Fuel Supplier

A franchised fuel supplier is usually backed by a big name brand. An independent supplier, on the other hand, is often a smaller company selling the same product. Some businesses might never think about using an independent supplier, whether because they’ve always used a franchise or because they don’t believe an independent can compete. But did you know that an independent supplier can actually be more flexible and customer focused than a franchise?

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How to Save Thousands with Fuel Monitoring

How to Save Thousands with Fuel Monitoring

If you handle your own refuelling, you know it’s frustrating having to monitor levels to make sure you don’t run out. Our Portable Fuel Station (PFS) comes with satellite monitoring and reporting that can help us maintain your fuel levels without you having to worry.

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Should I Buy or Rent to Own the PFS

Should I buy or should I rent?

We designed the Portable Fuel Station (PFS) for companies that use fuel in their everyday operations and need a better way to track their usage. If you’ve been following our posts for the last few weeks, you might already be convinced that the PFS is right for your company. But how do you know whether buying or renting to own is your best option? Keep reading and find out.

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4 Reasons to Own Your Own Fuel Tank

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When your company’s vehicles need to be refuelled, do you send drivers to fuel stations? If so, you could be spending resources that don’t need to be spent. AFD Petroleum designed the Portable Fuel Station (PFS) not just to store your fuel on-site, but also to save time, effort, and money for your company. Here are four reasons why owning your own fuel tank is a good idea.

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4 Reasons to Buy a Compact Fuel Tank

A compact fuel tank

When you hear the words “fuel tank,” what do you think about? You might think of a round, bulky tank, a complex underground setup, or a small, single-walled tank on a stand that doesn’t meet regulations.

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The Secret to Better Fuel Tracking and Reporting

A worker holder a clipboard

Fleet cards make it difficult to keep track of your fuel usage. If you don’t have control over how much fuel is being used and how much money is being spent, you won’t have the resources you need when you need them.

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5 Failsafe Ways to Store Fuel More Safely

Fuel Truck and Tank

Overfilling and spilling are common problems with on-site fuel tanks. If you use fuel in your everyday operations, you likely face this challenge on a daily basis. We designed the Portable Fuel Station (PFS) with the following failsafe measures to store your fuel safely and reduce spillage.

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4 Environment-Saving Reasons to Choose the PFS

Tree in a raindrop

If your fuel storage tank springs a leak, the cost to fix it can be in the millions. And if you don’t act on the leak right away, you might also be held liable for the cleanup. We designed the Portable Fuel Station (PFS) to stop that problem before it starts.

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3 Areas Where You Can Cut Fuel-Related Costs

Fuel gallon counter

If your company has a vehicle fleet or uses fuel in your everyday operations, you already know that fuel is one of your highest expenses. We designed the Portable Fuel Station (PFS) to help you save time and money in the following three areas of your business.

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AFD Petroleum Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015

Canada's Best Managed Companies 2015

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For the second year, AFD Petroleum has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015 for excellence in business performance. Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums, the Best Managed award recognizes Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million for sustained growth, financial performance, management practices and the efforts of the entire organization.

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AFD Petroleum supports the Oil Respect campaign

Oil Respect Campaign

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AFD Petroleum Ltd. has officially declared support for the Oil Respect campaign launched by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contactors on February 17, 2016.

Oil Respect is about standing up for hardworking oil families and businesses who are struggling. It’s about respecting the facts, workers and the contributions this industry provides to Canadians.

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AFD Wins Silver at 2015 Canada’s Safest Employer Awards Ceremony

Canada's Safest Employer 2015 - Silver Winner

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On October 28, 2015, AFD Petroleum was awarded the silver medal as Canada’s Safest Employer in the Transportation Category.

We would like to extend our thanks and congratulations to Carmen Klapstein for organizing our submission, and to all our staff – drivers to administration, who have made AFD one of Canada’s Safest Employers two years in a row.

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Best Managed – AFD Petroleum

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It's been a milestone year for AFD Petroleum: It capped its 25th anniversary as a Best Managed Company and won a silver medal as Canada's safest employer, transportation category.

Founder Parker McLean launched AFD Petroleum in 1989, selling fuel to farmers. Acquisition in the early 2000s of a business in Fort McMurray that leased tanks to the oil patch set AFD on its current course: supplying drillers, pipeliners, oil rigs and mines with fuel and equipment from nine plants in Alberta, Alaska, Texas and Yukon. It recently opened seven branded retail stations in B.C.

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Canada’s best seek the techno-edge

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Best Managed company AFD Petroleum is a sterling example of that type of forward thinking. A customer-focused fuel delivery business with its own line of lubricants and tank storage systems, the company is using technology to drive efficiencies and productivity both in its own business and for customers.

"We operate in a competitive field with clients in the oil-and-gas and mining industries…and if we're not out front and leading then we risk falling behind," says Bradley Williams, senior vice-president of AFD Petroleum.

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AFD Petroleum Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2014

Canada's Best Managed Companies 2014

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AFD Petroleum has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2014 for excellence in business performance. Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums, the Best Managed award recognizes Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million for sustained growth, financial performance, management practices and the efforts of the entire organization.

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New Cardlock Location at Pink Mountain, BC

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AFD is pleased to announce the opening of our a new cardlock location at Pink Mountain BC, Mile 143 Alaska Highway. Products offered are regular unleaded gas, clear diesel and dyed diesel. Located in the Buffalo Inn parking lot on the east side of the highway. Add this location to your card now!

Call 1-800-926-FUEL or Ft. Nelson 1-250-233-4850 to add this location to your account, or email csr@afdpetroleum.com.

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AFD Wins Silver at Canada’s Safest Employer Awards Ceremony

Canada's Safest Employer 2014 - Silver Winner

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On October 28, 2014, AFD Petroleum was awarded the silver medal as Canada’s Safest Employer in the Transportation Category.

Each company was evaluated by a panel of 12 judges that quantify the effectiveness of a company’s safety protocols.

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AFD Launches New Retail Sites

AFD Fuel Station

Retail Site Photo AFD Petroleum

AFD recently launched its new brand of retail stores in the Okanagan market. Working with Formashape Design Solutions in Kelowna, preliminary concepts for the stores began in the Fall of 2013.

Successfully partnering with local store owners in the Okanagan region, renovations on the first site in Lavington, BC began in early February 2014, with other sites in the region quickly following.

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