Publications

API 650: The Best Way to Build an Above Ground Storage Tank

In today’s environment of safety consciousness and environmental concern, it would make sense that above ground storage tank owners would want assurances that their tanks are constructed in such a way that would prevent accidents and leaks. It would also make sense that state and local governments would want the same assurances. So when constructing… Read more »


Congratulations to The Andersons, ARA Retailer of 2015

Heartland Tank Services would like to extend their congratulations to The Andersons for being awarded the prestigious distinction of Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Retailer of 2015. Bestowed upon The Andersons on Dec 2, 2015, the ARA Retailer of 2015 award was presented during the ARA Conference and Expo and given to Joe Hodges, Vice President… Read more »


Heartland Tank Companies Showcase API 650 Tanks and Services at Agricultural Trade Shows

Along with ringing in the New Year is the continuation of the agricultural conferences and trade shows throughout the country. Hosted by most state agribusiness associations, these conferences and shows host educational sessions and display the current and new products for the agriculture industry. Attending a local trade show is the best way for anyone… Read more »


Ohio Governor Signs Law Intended to Reduce Harmful Runoff From Liquid Fertilizer Tanks

Last April, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a law designed to reduce the algal blooms that severely disrupted the drinking water supply in Lake Erie last year. The Blade reports that Kasich signed the bill on the Lake Erie shore, a symbolic gesture which indicated the water crisis Ohio citizens faced last August, especially in… Read more »


CropLife Article Highlights Heartland Tank Companies’ Heated, Insulated Aboveground Storage Tanks

The July 2015 CropLife Retail Facilities Report features an article on the new product of heated, insulated aboveground storage tanks offered by the Heartland Tank Companies. The article explains how these storage tanks, new to the liquid fertilizer industry, combat the negative effects of cold temperatures on some liquid fertilizers.    The Cold, Salty Problem… Read more »


ResponsibleAg Inc. Provides Invaluable Services For Liquid Fertilizer Tanks

Liquid fertilizer tanks are tightly regulated by the federal government. Federal environmental, health, safety, and security regulations can be daunting to comply with. Many proprietors of liquid fertilizer tanks (i.e. farmers) become frustrated when complying with them on their own. Fortunately, there are sources out there that help farmers with these regulations. One of them,… Read more »


Colorado Tightens Regulations on Oil and Gas Above Ground Storage Tanks

Two years after a serious flood in Colorado, the state’s Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has instated stricter rules for the oil and gas facilities in floodplain lands. Coloradoan reports that the commission issued these rules on March 2nd despite the protests from the local oil and gas industries and some politicians, deeming… Read more »


New Storage Tank Requirement Replaces Use of Shale Drilling Waste Pits

A new ban on shale drilling waste pits in Pennsylvania — and on federal land — could soon change the way waste from hydraulic fracturing is stored and disposed. According to a March 17 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently announced plans to ban temporary waste pits at shale gas… Read more »


Frequent Earthquakes Near Cushing, OK Raise Concerns for Above Ground Storage Tanks

On Sunday, April 12, a 3.3 magnitude earthquake rumbled the town of Cushing, OK. This low-magnitude tremor certainly wasn’t the first to hit Oklahoma in recent months — or even that day. According to Oklahoma City’s News 9, the Cushing earthquake was the eighth earthquake above a 2.0 magnitude to take place that Sunday throughout… Read more »


Above Ground Storage Tank Leaks 1,500 Gallons of Used Oil in Washington State

An above ground storage tank located in south-central Washington state recently leaked as much as 1,500 gallons of used motor oil into a creek that flows into the Yakima River, a water source crucial to the state’s agricultural status as an apple-growing hub. According to a March 2 Reuters article, the cause of the spill… Read more »