DEF & Diesel
Phillips Energy’s on-road diesel is treated with Diesel Guard, a premium diesel fuel additive specially formulated for today's high-performance diesel engines. Diesel Guard helps clean up injector deposits, maintains fuel stability, improves lubricity, controls water and moisture, prevents rust and corrosion, reduces smoke emissions, reduces maintenance costs, extends engine life and improves your overall fuel economy. Our customers tell us they can really see a difference fueling with our Diesel Guard treated diesel. Our diesel fuel is available 24 hours 7 days a week through our retail fueling facility that’s open to the public and for bulk delivery.
We have all the off-road diesel our Tidewater, Peninsula and Middle Peninsula Virginia customers need to power construction equipment and generators, and off-road vehicles such as tractors and other farm equipment. This is a dyed fuel indicating it is not taxed and cannot be used for on-road purposes.
Off-road diesel services include on-site bulk delivery. We'll deliver when and where you need it - and we can also deliver full transport loads to high volume customers at competitive prices. Storage tanks are available for on-site deliveries. Our diesel is also available 24/7 through our retail facility that’s open to the public.
We price our fuel competitively and customize each delivery program to maximize your convenience and productivity.
Drive a newish diesel truck, pickup, car or SUV? Then you know that part of being the driver of a late model diesel-fueled vehicle is that you have to monitor and periodically replenish the diesel exhaust fluid or DEF.
Phillips Energy offers DEF through a pump at its Gloucester Point location, they the only supplier with a DEF dispenser in the area.
What this means is that diesel drivers can fill up on DEF at the same place where they buy their diesel – and for less cost.
But what is DEF anyway?
Diesel exhaust fluid is a chemical designed to breakdown dangerous nitrous oxide emissions from diesel engines. DEF is a non-hazardous solution consisting of 32.5 percent urea and 67.5 percent de-ionized water. The chemical is sprayed into the exhaust stream of diesel vehicles to break down NOx emissions into harmless nitrogen and water.
Environmental regulations require the reduction of certain vehicle emissions including NOx. As technology has changed in recent years, so too has the method to achieve the reduction. Selective catalytic reduction is the method requiring DEF and is found on 2010 and later model year trucks as well as many diesel pickups and SUVs.
DEF is not a fuel additive and goes into its own tank through a separate fill port either next to the fuel filler, under the hood or in the trunk. Look for the blue filler cap.
And the Environmental Protection Agency requires the installation of measures to prevent diesel vehicles from running without DEF. That means when the fluid is getting low, drivers receive a series of dashboard alerts similar to those for low fuel or low oil.
The point is you have to have it. And now you can get it a little easier and for less cost.