How to Protect your Machinery from Damage Caused by Falling Temperatures

Do you maintain a fleet of machinery or vehicles? If so, you’re probably aware that the right oils and lubricants can protect your valuable equipment from the preventable damage caused by high heat conditions that are part and parcel with heavy use. But did you know that cold temperatures also cause serious damage?

It’s true. Dropping temperatures can have a number of negative impacts on vehicles, equipment and other machinery used in a variety of industrial applications, such as agriculture, construction, manufacturing, and more. As a commercial fuel and lubricant supplier in California, the expert team at Greg’s Petroleum Service always recommends choosing the right oils and lubricants to protect your valuable investment from damage.

First, let’s get the facts. Here’s what you need to keep in mind when you’re making a decision.

How cold temperatures impact oils and lubricants

In general, cold temperatures thicken oils and lubricants. This “cold hard fact” is more important than you’d think.

When we think about maintenance issues, high heat usually tops the list because it can thin lubricants. The thinning can lead to increased friction, increased heat, increased wear, and parts to fail as they (essentially) burn up. This can lead to expensive costs and safety issues.

But on the other side of the spectrum, when the weather is extremely cold or even just cool and the vehicle or machinery has been sitting for a while – as it might overnight, for example – the fluids can harden or just thicken to the point that oils and lubricants don’t circulate the system properly.

When oils and lubricants fail to move through the system, you have the same problems caused by heat: increased friction between un-lubricated parts, and what is often called “metal on metal death.”

And the problems aren’t limited to engines and engine parts. Gear boxes, for example, as well as the internal gear tooth interfaces can be damaged as the oils fail to properly circulate, or even dislodge congealed oils and lubricants that travel and “gum up” the system.

Higher torque is just one issue created. In some cases, you can also see catastrophic failure and the release of energy.

Additionally, oils and lubricants can degrade in cold temperatures over time. The cold can cause the oils to separate into layers, a process called stratification.

Additives in the oils and lubricants are not necessarily the solution, either, as the wrong choice for the environment will also gum up or fail to circulate entirely.

So, what can you do? Look for the following in your choice of oils and lubricants when dealing with colder temperatures, and keep to following best practices when possible:

1. Choose the right viscosity (thickness) in oils and lubricants for your equipment, as recommended by the manufacturer or an expert in maintenance.
2. Check for the correct “pour point” – a term for how temperatures impact the thickness of the oils and lubricant in question.
3. Use heaters, and keep in mind that proper changing methods can have a positive (or negative) impact.
4. If you’re unsure what to choose, do your homework and/or check with an expert. The technology to improve oils and lubricants has come a long way in recent years. Find out if there are new solutions or options, based on your unique circumstances and needs.

Finally, please don’t hesitate to reach out if the team at Greg’s Petroleum Service can provide information, support, or better products for you this season. We look forward to working with you!

What You Need To Know About Transmission Flush

We've said it before, and we’ll say it again. A contaminated, dirty system isn’t just bad form, it can cause early wear and tear, preventable maintenance issues, and system failure. It’s the single most preventable source of additional cost and trouble for anyone who has invested in equipment, machinery, or a service fleet.

In a recent blog, we covered the serious problems caused by contamination of oils and lubricants. Today we’re talking about cleanliness again, but this time we’ll specifically cover transmission issues. Do you know the basics of transmission maintenance, and when to do a system flush versus when to add fluid?

Before we get started, we want to remind you that we always recommend that you call in an expert if you’re not sure what the best practices are to maintain a piece of costly equipment, or to determine best practices for a fleet. As a leading commercial fuel and lubricants supplier in California, the team at Greg’s Petroleum Service can provide advice and support based on your individual needs.

Why Your Machine Needs Clean Transmission Fluid, and When to Flush

As you know, your transmission is responsible for the performance of the gears, clutches, and bearings of your truck, machine, or heavy equipment.

A contaminated transmission system, then, can lead to the inability to shift gears properly, grinding, and even system failure. Contamination is caused (in general) by wind, condensation, routine use, and water.

You can’t really control weather conditions. But routine use can be just as significant a factor. The high heat generated – even under “normal,” or not necessarily extreme conditions – will, over time, break down transmission fluid and leave the system vulnerable to contaminants that build up into sludge and clogging debris in the system.

When that happens, the contaminants aren’t cleared as the (old) fluid circulates through the system or carried along properly to be trapped in the filter. Instead, the contaminants lodge in the narrow fluid passages inside the valve body, where they get trapped and lead to system issues – such as poor gear shifting.

One thing you can do is regularly add a transmission flush additive to help clear debris and sludge. Check your equipment manual for recommendations on the timeline and be sure to be proactive.

But, old dirty transmission fluid, even with regular maintenance, is still carrying debris and isn’t as good for your equipment as new, clean transmission fluid. However, a full transmission flush can be expensive and may even dislodge debris (if the system is super dirty) to cause clogging.

So, what to do? Hopefully, you’re reading this at a time when you can put a maintenance plan in place BEFORE you have a problem.

We recommend you have a good maintenance plan in place to monitor the quality of your transmission fluid and to add cleaning chemicals when necessary. We also recommend using VPS Chemicals, such as those carried by Greg’s Petroleum Service, with higher cleanliness standards.

Remember, we’re here to help! Feel free to call us with questions or to review your individual equipment and circumstances. The right team can not only help with repairs but can provide a service plan to help you prevent issues down the line.

That’s exactly what we do here at Greg's Petroleum Service. Not only are we a trusted fuel fleet service supplier in California, but we also provide expert advice, a variety of automotive chemicals for maintenance, food grade oils and lubricants, and so much more.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to learn more, or if there’s something we can do for you.

How Use of Cleaner Lubricants Saves Your Equipment

Did you know that equipment manufacturers have tightened their cleanliness specifications for service oils and lubricants? It’s true, and it makes sense. If your fleet maintenance schedule doesn’t include a plan to ‘keep it clean,’ you’re leaving yourself open to ‘getting dealt dirty’ with costly (and preventable) ongoing maintenance issues and need for repairs.

As a leading commercial fuel supplier in California, the team at Greg’s Petroleum Service knows from experience that the operators of heavy equipment across industries have invested a lot in their fleet. The vehicles and machinery that they rely upon must stand up to all kinds of conditions. But wind, water, temperature changes, and use conditions such as cold starts and short drive times can lead to contaminated oils and lubricants.

And you may think the biggest risk of contamination is seen by operators of off-road heavy equipment, such as the machinery used in construction. While that is a factor, you might be surprised at how common the problem of contaminated oils and lubricants can be. So, who needs to keep the system clean?

In reality, every operator of motorized equipment can benefit from cleanliness. But the following industries are most likely to see immediate cost savings and results from switching to cleaner lubricants and upgrading their maintenance process.

Agricultural: Such as tractors, pickers and belt systems
Construction: Such as excavators, trucks, and back hoes
Manufacturing: Including conveyor belts, and gears and levers
Service Fleets: Large mass transportation for schools, healthcare organizations, and other emergency and public service providers

Now that you know nearly every industry can benefit, it’s time to look at some facts about how lubricant contamination can impact overall costs. Did you know that two-thirds of lubricant-related machine failure and worn out components is due to abrasion?

And if you do know that, do you know what causes the contamination that leads to abrasion and failed equipment? Over time, oils and lubricants contaminated by small particles lose their protective qualities. The small particles can cause increased friction and abrasion, leading to damage, failure, and preventable issues.

Moreover, those small particles aren’t always obvious when you do a quick visual service inspection. Most particles that cause contamination issues are so small that they’re invisible to the naked eye.

That’s why regular oil and lubricant changes are recommended for equipment used in extreme conditions. But, cost is sometimes a factor that discourage operators from making the frequent changes. Also, some owners choose to use synthetics, which are more expensive and therefore less likely to be changed with the recommended regularity.

But the problems caused by contaminated oils and lubricants aren’t limited to wear and tear, or the failure of a single piece of equipment. Check out this guide with more information on the subject.

In short, equipment issues can lead to loss of productivity, eat into profits, lead to low team morale, and harm the reputation of the company. So, what can you do?

Tips for Keeping Cleaner Oils and Lubricants from a Commercial Fuel and Lubricants Supplier

For all of those reasons, we recommend taking the following steps.

1. Know the right oils and lubricants for your fleet. Many manufacturers are labeling equipment with this information, but it never hurts to double check.
2. Stick to a consistent maintenance schedule. Following the manufacturers guidelines for oil and lubricant changes is critical.
3. Choose a certified clean lubricant that adheres to the ISO cleanliness code. (Ask us, if you don’t know what the ISO cleanliness code is!)
4. If you don’t know whether or not your equipment is making use of the best practices for cleanliness, do your homework to check for specifications and guidelines. It never hurts to call in an expert to review your practices to make sure you’re not overlooking something, either.
5. Finally, we recommend that you get in touch with an expert team.

For more information, please contact us at Greg's Petroleum Service. As a leading commercial fuel and lubricant supplier in California, our team of experts know that the right oils and lubricants can make all of the difference. We can recommend products to reduce contamination and costly wear, as well as improve performance.

If we can provide you with information, service, or products please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

How To Slow Down Wear And Put A Stop To Preventable Damage To Your Brakes

We all know that brake wear, damage and the need for replacements can cause major problems. But did you know that choosing the right brake fluids can make a difference to the life of your equipment? If you’re trying to save time by not checking out your options or hoping to minimize expense by putting off routine maintenance and/or choosing poor products, you’re only going to run into more cost and expensive issues down the road.

Here at Greg’s Petroleum Service, we’re proud to offer fuel service, oils and lubricants, and top quality solvents and chemicals to maintain your fleet of valuable equipment. Based on years of experience, we know that making the correct choices can make all the difference in how your machinery performs and can even extend its lifespan.

So, what do you need to know to extend the life of your brakes, and improve their performance overall? To help, we’ve put together a guide of need-to-know basics. Read on to learn more about how to maintain your braking system.

Advice from a commercial fuel service provider: the right care for braking systems

The first thing we advise is to always keep up with routine fleet service. It’s often helpful to add a brake check to the schedule, just as you do regular oil changes. We recommend that you plan to have your brakes checked every three to six months, depending on the use of the vehicle. The brake check can be done at the same time you would have tires rotated, or on a seasonal basis.

What should you look for during a brake check? Ideally, you’re going to want to have the thickness of the brake pads checked, as well as the calipers, and look for evidence of wear to the drums. But that’s not all a good mechanic will look for as they are performing system maintenance.

Additionally, you must have your brake fluid system maintained. It’s a key part of the process, because brake systems function through use of hydraulics. In general, the way it works is that when you put your foot on the brake pedal, it moves a lever and piston that pushes the fluid through a cylinder. That process multiplies and transmits the power to stop through the brake system.

For that reason, routine brake maintenance should include a check for leaks. But even if no leaks are found, it’s still important to replace old brake fluid.

Did you know that sluggish brake response is a sign that you need to replace old brake fluid? The reason is because old brake fluid absorbs moisture, which will not only reduce the power of your brakes but can also cause the corrosion in the system that can lead to premature brake failure.

So, how often do you need to replace brake fluid to maintain power and prevent corrosion and failure? Many manufacturers recommend that you change every 20,000 miles, or at intervals of every 2 years. But of course, that will vary based on use and conditions.

Here are a few additional signs of a braking system that is having trouble:

- Sounds like squeaking, grinding, or scraping
- The vehicle pulls off to one side when you apply the brakes
- Bouncing up and down when you apply the brakes
- A burning smell

If any of those sound like something you’re experiencing, or you just have questions, it’s time to reach out to a mechanic.

And for more information about top quality, long lasting brake fluids and brake system flush, please contact us at Greg’s Petroleum Service. As the leading fuel fleet service providers in California, our team of experts know that the right fluid can make all of the difference, which is why we recommend and provide Valvoline Professional Series brake fluids.

If we can provide you with information, service, or products please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

We Can Satisfy Your Hunger For Food Grade Lubricants

Did you know there’s a demand for lubricants to service the machinery and fleets of the agricultural and food production industry? Chances are, if you’re a butcher, a baker, farmer or beverage maker, you know that food grade lubricants are an essential ingredient in the mix.

So, what is a food grade lubricant? That’s a somewhat complicated question. The short answer is that not all lubricants are safe to use in the equipment and machinery used to produce food. Because the oil, grease and lubricants used in food production machinery could, through incidental contact, get mixed into the food, it must be deemed safe.

In the past, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) set safety standards for use of food grade lubricants that would come into contact with dairy and other food products. The standards cover use of lubricants, guidelines about additives used in the lubricants, product formulations, and how the lubricant can be used on the machinery.

Therefore, a food grade lubricant meets safety standards for use in the machinery and equipment used to process edible items. A lubricant that meets the standard is classified as an “H1” lubricant. There is also a registration process around lubricants and other nonfood compounds used in food production.

This helps to limit the risk of contamination, injury, and liability. It also meets a growing “hunger” or demand for the highest quality of safety and production for groups with specialized standards, such as those producing allergen friendly, kosher and halal certified foods.

What other applications are food grade lubricants used for? In general, the lubricants are most commonly used in the following industry areas:

- Animal Feed Industry
- Dairy Industry
- Bakeries
- Beverage Producers and Breweries
- Meat and Poultry Industry
- Edible Oil Processing Industry
- Food-associated processing plants
- Pharmaceuticals

But note, that list isn’t exhaustive. And although there aren’t currently penalties or requirements to use food grade lubricants, the market is moving in that direction due to increasing demand from both manufacturers and consumers.

How to choose the right food grade lubricant

So, what are the concerns around food grade lubricants? First, it helps to understand how the lubricants are used. The food industry has a need for gear oils, chain oils, compressor oils, hydraulic fluids and vacuum pump oils for equipment, just as any other manufacturer would. There are also specialty uses, such as can seamer oils.

And just as most manufacturers have varied fleets equipment, so do food manufacturers. Therefore, we run into concerns that are like those of operators that use non-food grade lubricants that no single oil or lubricant will be right for all of their machinery, and under all conditions.

There are questions around use, compliance, and which lubricant additives fall into the H1 category and are safe. So, where do you go for information?

You can visit this website to learn more about standards for food grade lubricants. However, we know that it can seem like a complicated process to review the lubricants and additives individually. It’s certainly time consuming. That’s why we also offer information and advice to help our customers get the answers they need.

As a commercial fuel and lubricant supplier in California, we have the products, service standard, and expertise to answer all of your questions. If you’re searching for food grade lubricants, we can help. And if you need information to help you choose the right lubricants for a varied fleet of equipment, we can help you make the right decisions.

Also, be sure to check out our recent blog choosing the right lubricant for agricultural applications, “You Reap What You Sow: The Right Lubricants For Agricultural Equipment Pays Off.”

Finally, please don’t hesitate to visit us online and/or give us a call if you are looking for a quality food grade lubricant for your equipment. Our team here at Greg’s Petroleum Service is here to help.

The State We’re In: How Oil and Gas Contributes to the Wellbeing of the Local Community

If you choose to live, work, and play in California, then chances are that you love our state and want to see the quality of life maintained. Speaking from the standpoint of a local business and member of the community, the whole team at Greg’s Petroleum Service wants that too!

So, this month we want to share some information about how the industry we’re in contributes to the overall quality of life, and how we’re striving to be a good neighbor as a commercial fuel and lubricant supplier in the California community.

We suspect that there’s quite a bit that people don’t know about the positive contributions oil and gas are making to keep up a high quality of life for people — friends, family, loved ones, and neighbors. For that reason, we want to share some of the facts about the ‘state we’re in’ with you this month.

In that vein, we’ve compiled a list of five things you should know about the California oil and natural gas industry. Full disclosure, we pulled our information from the California Resources Corporation, the largest oil and natural gas producer in California on a gross-operated basis.

Five Facts About How California’s Oil and Natural Gas Industry Supports Quality of Life

1. Local oil production supports our economy with a significant number of jobs and opportunities. Did you know that the California oil and natural gas industry supports nearly 368,000 well-paying local jobs? That amounts to number of families supported, who can put that money back into our economy when they buy other goods and services.

2. Jobs in the oil industry provide a path to the middle class, regardless of educational background. Consider that the average salary in our industry is $84,000 per year, even though approximately one-third of the workforce has a high school level education, or less. We provide solid jobs that support families comfortably.

3. Additionally, natural oil and gas revenues are taxed at a rate that provides billions in revenues that support state and local public safety and schools. That money supports the infrastructure families rely on in the community and provides opportunities for our future.

4. The local natural gas and oil industry supports the diversity of our community. California is ethnically diverse. Our industry not only reflects that but supports it to strengthen our neighborhoods. We offer opportunities that are unmatched in other industries. Consider that the industry local workforce is 29 percent Latino; 13 percent Asian; and 5 percent Black.

5. Our industry is a responsible member of the community concerned with maintaining air quality standards. Consider that between 1970 and 2016, the total emissions count of the six major pollutants dropped by 73 percent. That’s huge, when you consider that production, driving miles, and the population grew by 44 percent. We’re doing our part to be efficient and responsible, to maintain a high quality of life even as demand increases.

Are you surprised? Want to learn more? You can check out additional statistics provided here. As a commercial fuel service provider and lubricant supplier in California, Greg's Petroleum Service is a proud member of the local natural gas and oil industry.

We are proud to serve our customers with the information, resources, products and services they need to keep serving our economy and the people who live in California … and those that rely on our products and services across the country.

If you have additional questions, or want to know more, please feel free to reach out to us directly. We look forward to hearing from you!

About Us:
If you need additional information, please know that the team at Greg's Petroleum Service is here to help. As your commercial fuel delivery service provider and lubricant supplier in Bakersfield, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clarita or Ventura, California areas, we are available to help answer any questions you might have. Visit us online or give us a call to learn more.

Coolant Price Increase Effective November 19th

Major lubricant suppliers have announced a coolant price increase of all concentrated and diluted products up to 5% due to increasing costs of raw materials impacting the manufacturing of products. In certain instances, specific products may increase in amounts that are outside of this range.

Chevron, one of our major antifreeze and coolant manufacturers, announced that this price movement will be effective on November 19, 2018.

Competitor manufacturers such as Shell, announced it’s 5% coolant price increase will be effective November 30th, citing raw materials, glycol and market dynamics as the primary cause of this increase. Prestone and Old World’s price increase is already in effect as of October 15th.

We encourage you to place your antifreeze and coolant orders as early as possible to benefit from our current price levels, which allows us to meet your needs and requests in as timely a manner as possible.

We understand the impact of this news and how it may affect your business. We will strive to support your business by creating a plan to manage the price increases the best way possible. Greg's Petroleum Service strives to deliver quality products at affordable prices. For questions on how price increases across the industry may impact you, please contact us today.

You Reap What You Sow: Choosing The Right Lubricants For Agricultural Equipment Pays Off

Are you a California farmer and agricultural producer? This fall, as we move through harvest season, is the perfect time to consider how the best use of oils and lubricants in your valuable fleet of machinery can make all the difference to the outcome of your efforts.

As a farmer, regardless of whether you have a small- or large-scale operation, you know that future growth and return on your investment is always the product of long term thinking and planning for the future. And just as you know how to plan for planting and harvest, you too need to have the know-how in place to care for farm equipment.

The right choice of oil and lubricant to use for each piece of equipment is one of those critical decisions that yields dividends with each additional season in which you’re able to get the most out of your truck, tractor, or picker.

We know your machinery is important. Poorly maintained equipment can take a bite out of your yield through lost productivity and the need for costly replacements and can also eat away at the investment you make.

But you can ‘sow the seeds’ (so to speak) to get more out of your equipment, simply by making wiser choices in oils and lubricants. As a commercial fuel delivery provider to the agricultural industry in California, we have several recommendations to help you make the most of your machinery.

But first, some context. If you’re concerned about maintenance of your agricultural fleet, you’re not alone. We’re proud to service such a strong local agricultural industry! In fact, a recent tour brought southeast United States farmers to tour the San Joaquin valley to learn more about how to manage large scale, diversified crops. You can read more about that here.

In California, major crops include almonds, pistachios, tomatoes, cotton, garlic, grapes, corn, carrots, peppers, seed lettuce, seed alfalfa, and strawberries. What that means, from the standpoint of machinery care and maintenance, is that local farmers must be savvy about protecting equipment used in a wide variety of applications to maintain productivity.

We’re thinking of the following types of equipment:
- Cotton gins
- Harvesters
- Machine shakers for tree nuts, such as almonds and pistachios
- Hopper trailers and feeders
- Tractors
- Trucks
- Belts
- Pickers
- Mulching machines
- Air compressors
- Vacuum pumps

And this list of equipment isn’t anywhere near exhaustive. So, what are the practical applications to consider in choice of oil and lubricants? And what tips can we give? Read on for just a few of the important items to consider when making your choices.

Three factors to consider in use of oils and lubricants for agricultural equipment:
1. Consider whether the machine or piece of equipment will be subject to temperature changes leading to condensation. Will the truck be making lots of cold startups, and short trips? Does the gear in your machine run all day and generate high temperatures? In these cases, you might want to look for a lubricant with a higher viscosity.
2. Will the piece of equipment come into contact with corrosives, such as the use of fertilizers and chemical spraying? In those cases, look for oils and lubricants with additives to counter rust and oxidation.
3. Is the equipment likely to be subject to a lot of dust and dirt contamination, as is routine in outdoor and industrial settings? In many cases where contamination is an issue, it’s a better choice to pick a mineral based oil based on cost, as you’ll be changing oil more frequently.

And that’s just a starting point. There are additional factors to consider. Most importantly, you must remember that one size doesn’t fit all. It’s not a good idea to choose a single oil and expect it to work well for every piece of machinery in your fleet.

Finally, it pays to get expert advice, if you don’t know what you need! As your fuel and lubricant supplier, we are able to help you make decisions for each piece of equipment.

Here at Greg’s Petroleum Service our team can help you determine when to use a synthetic, versus when the better choice would be an oil with a mineral oil base.

We provide commercial fuel delivery and lubricants in Bakersfield, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clarita or Ventura, California. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions. We look forward to serving you!

Keeping it clean: what you need to know to prevent expensive wear and tear from base oil and lubricant contamination

What arguably causes the most preventable fleet damage? That just might be base oil lubricant and fuel contamination. Some experts say that 82 percent of mechanical wear is caused by contamination. That includes abrasion, erosion, fatigue, adhesion, and fretting. And what’s even worse is that the issue is mostly preventable with just a little know-how.

The problem with contamination is two-fold. It not only causes wear; but it can prevent your oil from doing the job of protecting the engine and vehicle components. So, you might say that not only does contamination shorten the life of the base oil, but also of the vehicle overall. Conversely, keeping your oil clean and contaminant free can double the life of your vehicle.

What are we talking about when we talk about contamination? The dirt, minerals, bacteria, and other natural debris that get into the system between components. We’re talking about dirt and other contaminant particles so small you can’t even see them. In fact, the worst contamination comes from particles so small they’re invisible to the naked eye.

The type of contaminants that do the most damage measure at 1-10 microns. (A micron is one-millionth of a meter. Just to put that into perspective, most people can’t see particles that measure less than 40 microns.)

Do you know the most common causes of contamination? It might not be what you think.

Causes of contamination

- Normal use and wear
- Entry between machine parts, through wind or water
- New oil that doesn’t meet cleanliness standards
- Improper maintenance and use of oil that should be changed

Are you surprised by the third item on the list? Most people are. And it doesn’t take much to spoil the oil. Just one teaspoon of dirt in 55 gallons of oil is enough to shorten equipment life overall.

How? Just consider that new oil can be transferred approximately eight times before it reaches you, and that with each transfer the oil is picking up contaminants before it ever reaches you or the vehicle for its intended use. Fuel filters will pick up some of the contaminants, but not all. For that reason, we recommend choosing an oil that meets OEM specifications.

So, what more can you do to prevent contamination overall and increase the life of your vehicle?

Here are three steps to help prevent contamination:

1. Choose the proper oil. Do you know whether to choose a synthetic or a mineral base oil? Check out our last blog for more information or reach out to us with questions.
2. Look for new oil that meets OEM specifications, and the requirements for your vehicle. Choose an oil with the proper ISO code for the component. Manufacturers provide the specifications for most equipment and individual parts.
3. Consider use, and make sure you have a good maintenance plan in place.

If you need additional information, please know that the team at Greg’s Petroleum Service is here to help. As your fuel and lubricant supplier in Bakersfield, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clarita or Ventura, California areas, we are available to help answer any questions you might have. Visit us online or give us a call to learn more.

Help Chevron Fuel Your School support our local teachers!

Did you know that Chevron’s Fuel Your School program supports education in our schools and community by helping teachers receive funding for eligible classroom projects?

Here how it works:

Teachers will submit projects detailing the materials and supplies they need at, where Chevron’s donations are used to help fund their eligible classroom projects. ( is an online charity that organizes funding for eligible projects in public schools all over the country.)

Teachers can post projects on beginning at 9:00pm EDT on September 30, 2018, through October 31, 2018. Earlier submissions have a better chance of receiving funding. See Fuel Your School Official Rules for details.

So how can you play a part in helping fuel our schools? During the month of October, when you fuel up with 8 or more gallons at a participating Chevron or Texaco station, Chevron will donate $1,up to $300,000, to help fund projects for public schools in Kern County, California.

The Fuel Your School program is part of Chevron’s overall support for education, which has totaled over $400 million worldwide since 2013. To learn more about Chevron’s education programs and partnerships, visit

About Us:
The team at Greg’s Petroleum Service, your fuel delivery service provider and lubricant supplier in Bakersfield, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clarita or Ventura, California areas, is available to answer all of your questions about retail branding and any other service. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. We look forward to hearing from you!