Managing petroleum storage tanks
Bell’s petroleum storage tanks are essential to meeting our day-to-day needs for heating facilities and for our
Because we understand the environmental risks associated with every aspect of petroleum products storage (or management), our standard of care for these tanks generally surpasses the regulatory requirements placed on us by federal, provincial and, U.S. state regulations (in the 6 states where Bell is present) governing the installation, operation and removal of petroleum product tanks.
Of Bell’s 3,000 petroleum storage tanks, 91% are above ground. We manage and monitor our petroleum storage tanks and equipment to maintain their integrity and prevent accidental spills. We perform annual inspections on every tank and conduct compliance audits as required by regulations. Our rigorous plan for managing our equipment also entails:
We execute a multi-year replacement upgrade plan to replace or upgrade tanks by priority based on a risk analysis.