Long Term Fuel Storage – How Long Will Yours Last?

There’s an abundance of information about long term food storage available. But how much have you heard about long term fuel storage? It is an important topic for preppers, and it’s the focus of this week’s DestinySurvival Radio show.

Curtis Morton of Power Research Incorporated was my guest. He talked about PRI-G and PRI-D, which are two products that can greatly extend the life of gasoline and diesel. PRI-G is for gasoline and PRI-D is for diesel. He also shared a few tips about properly storing fuel.

You’ll want to hear my conversation with Curtis if…

  • Storing gas or diesel is part of your prepping strategy.
  • You regularly store fuel for long periods of time on your homestead or farm.
  • You’re involved in emergency management and are responsible for the upkeep of generators or vehicles which see little use.

Our conversation started with talk about the company. It started back in 1985 to meet certain industrial needs and later marketed products to those interested in preparedness. Here’s a brief summary Curtis sent me about both the company and its products.

Power Research Inc. are the makers of PRI-D and PRI-G industrial grade chemistries for over 25 years.

The choice of nuclear power plant operators, public and private emergency service providers and operators of more than 2,500 ocean going vessels.

PRI chemistry is much stronger than “lawn and garden” fuel stabilizers, allowing you to store fuel for years rather than months – ensuring quick startups each and every time.

The product can also be used at a double dose to restore de-graded fuels to refinery freshness.


Logo for PRI-G


Pint of PRI-G


PRI-G helps with issues that arise from ethanol in gasoline. In particular, gas deteriorates more quickly when it contains ethanol. It’s prone to attracting moisture over time. Plus, gas goes down hill faster than diesel.


Logo for PRI-D


Pint of PRI-D


PRI-D helps with issues like algae that can grow in diesel, as well as what’s known as lubricity. That has to do with how well a lubricant performs. PRI-D will help with biodiesel, but only if the fuel is up to 20% biodiesel.

Why These Products?

Both of these products are designed to make fuel last much longer than other fuel stabilizers you may be familiar with. Those products only help fuels to last a few months. PRI-G and PRI-G are made with stronger chemistries than consumer grade fuel stabilizers. PRI-G and PRI-D can keep your fuel in good condition for 5-10 years when fuel is treated once a year.

You can buy these products in various sizes, from an eight ounce bottle up to a 55 gallon drum. But it doesn’t take that much to be effective. The ratio is one ounce to 16 gallons. A pint treats 256 gallons. You can calculate from there to determine how much you’ll need and what size of container you should get.

Once you open the bottle, the shelf life is about three years. Otherwise, you could keep unopened containers around indefinitely.

You don’t have to use these products if you do normal driving and don’t set aside any fuel. However, Curtis says they can help you get better fuel economy and keep things running smoothly.

Find Out More

This week’s show is shorter than usual, but it’s information packed. Hear my conversation with Curtis Morton by listening to DestinySurvival Radio for November 13, 2014. (Right click to download.) You can get more product specific information at www.priproducts.com.

You can find PRI-G and PRI-D online at a number of places listed on the PRI product site. Or check out companies featured in the Survival Kits & Essential Supplies page in the DestinySurvival Prep Mart. You can also order through Amazon. Search for long term fuel storage or the name of the product you want.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

1 thought on “Long Term Fuel Storage – How Long Will Yours Last?”

  1. Nice to know information. Now, I can rejuvenate some gas that I’ve had for two years and was going to use to start fires. I’ll ‘double dose’ the 5 gallons and see how it performs. THANKS!

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