Pacer Energy Marketing is committed to reducing the impact of its carbon footprint as much as possible, both at our facilities and on the road.
We only Use Sphag Bio for clean ups
Nobody likes an oil spill and Pacer works tirelessly to ensure they never happen. But in the crude transportation business, they unfortunately occasionally happen. Luckily, Sphag Bio is a versatile, effective, and environmentally responsible absorbent polymer ideal for removing crude oil spills. Its physical properties lock up absorbed hydrocarbons and prevent them from leaching into the environment. Sphag Bio is able to absorb up to 3 times its weight in oils and grease. The Environmental Protection Agency approves this product for use in the remediation of soil and water contaminated by oil spills.
We reduce the engine oil used in our trucks
Pacer uses fully synthetic engine oil in all its trucks. Our fleet of large diesel engines used to require an oil change every 10,000 miles. With synthetic oil, we have reduced our oil changes to once every 40,000 miles—a threefold reduction in oil consumption. Also, there is no used oil disposal this synthetic oil is collected and recycled by the manufacturer.
We recycle engine oil
We monthly transform about 100 gallons of waste oil into free heat for our field office using a clean oil burning furnace—thus heating our facility without traditional energy sources. During the warmer months we recycle waste oil on site and do not send it to a disposal center, eliminating further carbon emitting transportation, costs, and risk to the environment.
Oil drip pan use prevents soil contamination
Pacer Energy Marketing uses oil drip pans on our loading lines. Manufactured by Pollution Control Corporation (PCC), these drip pans are made from polyethylene and last up to 10 years without leaking. The pans are installed to prevent the contamination of soil below each truck’s oil loading line. It is estimated that spilling 1 gallon of oil can contaminate up to 1 million gallons of fresh water.
Truck engine adjustment equals reduction of diesel fuel consumption
Pacer adjusts the engines in our fleet so that maximum obtainable speed is 70 mph. This drastically reduces our yearly diesel fuel consumption and our carbon footprint.