Underground Storage Tank
(UST) Removal: Mobile
Fueling Offers a Solution

Strategic Partnerships Accelerate Efforts

Earlier this year, Booster announced a strategic partnership with Ambipar Response, which offers tank removal and replacement services, including compliance with regulations, early identification of potential environmental issues, required reporting, soil remediation and more.

Under the partnership, Ambipar will remove and remediate leaking tanks while Booster’s mobile energy delivery platform ensures continuous access to a reliable fuel supply chain.

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Mobile Fueling Helps Ensure Continuity in Fueling operations

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Underground storage tanks — also referred to as USTs — store fuel at gas stations, fleet yards, businesses, government facilities, and more. Though long believed to be a staple of the fueling industry, USTs are rapidly aging and deteriorating, leaking petroleum and other toxic substances into the surrounding soil, presenting serious risk to human health, safety and the environment.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there are nearly 600,000 leaking underground storage tanks nationwide. With the EPA cracking down on the removal and remediation of aging USTs, tank owners and operators face losing their on-site fuel supply, putting them at risk of interrupted business operations or worse, full shut down.

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  • Alternative solutions to capital expenditure investment

    The urgency placed on USTs by the EPA has highlighted the capital expenditure cost to remove and replace these tanks – which can cost upwards of $1 million. To address this issue, Booster has launched a UST Migration Plan designed to help customers end their reliance on USTs, move to Booster Fuel-as-a-Service, and explore sustainable solutions.

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  • Investing in mobile and modular Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions

    By investing in mobile, modular Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions, customers are able to focus on running their core business successfully, and not on their fueling and energy operations. Booster’s mobile fueling delivery service transitions customers away from significant capital expenditure investment and shifts it to operational expenditure, putting customers on a path forward with a sustainability roadmap.

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  • Mobile fueling bridges the gap

    While USTs are decommissioned or under repair, companies can turn to Booster’s mobile fueling delivery platform to ensure continuity in fueling operations. Our mobile fueling model can bridge the gap during tank replacement — or for those owners and operators who ditch the tank entirely — provide a long-term fueling solution.

Adhering to State and Local Regulations

In the modern day, USTs are made from fiberglass or reinforced plastic, but older USTs — which can date back as far as the 1800s — were often constructed from bare steel. Because steel USTs were the norm until the mid-1980s, many USTs are now subject to leaks from deterioration and age. This is particularly true for areas of the country where increasingly severe weather events – such as hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other natural disasters – are damaging and destroying these underground tanks, causing expensive long-term mitigation and remediation issues.

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Photo Credit: Ambipar

Regardless of material used to construct any given UST, each state has different regulations around the tanks to govern corrosion protection, inspections, monitoring, secondary containment and more. Once a leak is confirmed, UST owners and operators are legally required to take immediate action to minimize or eliminate the source of the leak. This requires significant planning and development to a) replace or upgrade equipment; and b) address future fueling needs.

Mobile Fueling Offers a Solution

This is where Booster comes in. Once the tank has been removed, Booster’s mobile energy service delivers a range of fuels (including conventional and renewable options) directly to vehicles, completely eliminating the need for investment in USTs — and for costly and time-consuming trips to the gas station. Our service professionals arrive on-site with a Smart Tanker containing the desired fuel, ready to fill fleet vehicles in their non-operating hours.

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Once the tank has been removed, Booster’s UST Migration Plan enables customers to explore more sustainable energy solutions by ending their reliance on USTs and adopting Booster’s mobile Fuel-as-a-Service model. Booster delivers a variety of fuels (including conventional and renewable options) directly to vehicles, completely eliminating the need for investment in USTs — and for costly and time-consuming trips to the gas station.

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  • Mobile fueling on-demand

    Once the tank has been removed, Booster’s UST Migration Plan enables customers to explore more sustainable energy solutions by ending their reliance on USTs and adopting Booster’s mobile Fuel-as-a-Service model. Booster delivers a variety of fuels (including conventional and renewable options) directly to vehicles, completely eliminating the need for investment in USTs — and for costly and time-consuming trips to the gas station.

California UST Regulations


In California, underground storage tanks with single-walled components will be permanently outlawed at the end of 2025. Penalties for violations range from $500 to $5,000 per tank, per day. Switching to mobile fueling with Booster eliminates the need for USTs, saving costly infrastructure upgrades and preventing harmful leaks.

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