Mansfield Energy Collaborates with the Fuel Quality Council to Address the Needs of Today’s Diesel Engines

The Fuels Institute brings together cross-industry stakeholders to improve modern diesel engine operability

Gainesville, GA – February 15, 2018 – Mansfield Energy Corp, North America’s leading energy supply and logistics provider, announced today its participation in the Fuel Quality Council (FQC) to address the growing questions around why diesel fuel injectors, filters and other engine parts in modern diesel engines are breaking down with seemingly greater frequency. The FQC was formed by The Fuels Institute to support cross-industry collaboration to address the issues surrounding diesel engines. “As a founding member of the Fuel Quality Council, Mansfield is committed to supporting the goals of this organization,” explains Andy Austin, SVP Specialty Products for Mansfield Energy.” The Fuel Quality Council brings together key industry leaders with a common goal to share knowledge, evaluate data, and seek greater understanding of the existing challenges and possible solutions available in the heavy-duty market.” The Fuel Quality Council is currently collecting engine maintenance data and analyzing fuel samples to better understand the scope and nature of the issue.

One contributing factor to diminished fuel quality is the condition of fuel storage tanks found in companies’ backyards. Changes to U.S. fuel standards over the past fifteen years have resulted in greater fuel storage contamination. Water found in fuel storage tanks can become a breeding ground for bacteria and microbial growth which impacts fuel quality. This leads to risk of storage tank corrosion, injector plugging, reduced fuel economy and increased filter failures. Austin continues, “The Fuel Quality Council is committed to understanding the demands of today’s modern heavy duty engines and the fuel management activities required to keep them running properly.”

About The Fuels Institute
The Fuels Institute, founded by NACS in 2013, is a non-profit research-oriented think tank that evaluates market issues related to vehicles and the fuels that power them, incorporating the perspective of diverse stakeholders to publish peer-reviewed, fact-based research projects. The Fuels Institute is a non-biased organization that does not advocate. For more information, visit

About Mansfield Energy
Since 1957, Mansfield Energy has provided innovative solutions to the nation’s most demanding fuel supply and logistics challenges. Mansfield’s portfolio of products and services spans fuels, natural gas, diesel exhaust fluid, data management and price risk management tools. Delivering over three billion gallons of fuel and complementary products annually, Mansfield operates an unmatched network of suppliers, carriers, and vendors across every U.S. state and Canadian province. For information, call 800-695-6626 or visit

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