Why Investing In Fuel Storage Tanks During Cyclone Season Is Recommended
With Australia consuming 29 billion litres of diesel annually, the demand for fuel is only increasing. But what happens when your supply is cut off? For hospitals in remote areas and businesses involving quarries, mines and rural construction, it’s imperative to have a contingency plan for fuel during times of uncertainty.
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that even if you don’t live in areas prone to natural disaster like flooding or bushfires, other external factors can easily impact you with no warning. However, with that said, investing in bulk fuel tanks could be the difference between whether you’re able to stay operational or not – especially during Australia’s cyclone season.
What is Australia’s cyclone season?
Tropical cyclones are one of Australia’s most harmful weather events and their locations are often difficult to predict and they tend to form erratically. According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, the official cyclone season in Australia runs from November to April, although luckily very few have occurred in November in recent years.
However, this six-month period sees an uptick in severity every decade or so. Unfortunately, research with the Long-Range Tropical Cyclone Outlook for Australia (TCO-AU) model has predicted that the 2020/2021 tropical cyclone season will be worse than usual. There are currently 11 tropical cyclones predicted for the upcoming season that could make landfall. With this in mind, companies that rely on fuel infrastructure should prepare fuel storage tanks in case the supply chain is impacted.
How is fuel infrastructure impacted by the cyclone season?
A normal cyclone season can already impact the fuel supply chain, but the current situation with the pandemic has also exacerbated certain issues and could affect how the domestic fuel tank industry responds to a major storm in the coming season.
The main issues to be aware of are that during a tropical cyclone it may be hard to deliver regular fuel loads for an unknown amount of time. If you rely on fuel, you should consider purchasing or renting a remote fuel tank as a back-up. The other major problem that can occur is that even if the fuel is able to reach you, there may be shortages. Having your own fuel storage tanks to rely on will allow you to see any shortage periods though safely.
How can Fuelfix help?
Fuel infrastructure is already highly volatile during the cyclone season and other natural weather events, and the onset of the covid-19 pandemic has only increased these uncertainties. Companies need to be thinking about and procuring contingency solutions like bulk diesel tanks now in order to ensure that they can stay fully operational during turbulent times.
As a leading fuel storage provider in Australia, you can trust Fuelfix to provide flexible fuel management, maintenance and repairs for various industries all over the country. Rather than accept fuel misuse and loss as a matter of course, engage with the professionals at Fuelfix to ensure that the profitability and operations of your business or organisation are maintained during difficult times.
Utilising long-standing relationships with various suppliers, Fuelfix has maintained a strong supply chain that provides peace of mind during unpredictable periods for our customer’s fuel supply. We’ll help you keep your operation up and running with accurate reporting methods, dependable security and other excellent features that have helped us cement our place as Australia’s largest provider of fuel storage tanks.
You can find out more about how Fuelfix can help you develop a strong fuel contingency plan here or you can give our office a call today at 1300 734 764.