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Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility

  • 180124-N-EV910-016  PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Jan. 24, 2018) NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor ensures quality fuel is delivered on time to those who need it. The fuels department makes sure to distribute what is called clean, clear and bright fuel that is within Navy Standards. (U.S. Navy photo by Shannon R. Haney/Released)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers real estate and fuels assessors were called upon to visit this enormous Defense Logistics Agency's Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility at Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in February. This 1942 Navy photo shows miners building just one of the 20 fuel tanks, which are connected by a miles-long tunnel. They are still in use today.

    The Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility is a military fuel storage facility in Hawaii. Operated by the     United States Navy, Red Hill supports U.S. military operations in the Pacific. Unlike any other fuel     facility in the United States, Red Hill can store up to 250 million gallons of fuel. It consists of 20     steel-lined underground storage tanks encased in concrete, and built into cavities that were     mined inside of Red Hill. Each tank has a storage capacity of approximately 12.5 million gallons.

    The Red Hill tanks are connected to three gravity-fed pipelines that run 2.5 miles inside a     tunnel to fueling piers at Pearl Harbor. Each of the 20 tanks at Red Hill measures 100 feet in     diameter and is 250 feet in height.

    Red Hill is located under a volcanic mountain ridge near Honolulu. It was declared a Civil     Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1995.

    More information about the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility can be found by clicking here.


    In the Navy’s continued efforts to facilitate open and transparent communication with regulators,     stakeholders and the general public you will find information regarding the most recent upgrades     and improvements to the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility by clicking here.

* The Red Hill 3rd Quarter Audio updates are available here.


    The Navy and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) have been working collaboratively with each other     to improve the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage facility and its operations. The Navy produces     environmental analyses and reports with regards to the infrastructure, improvements and     upgrades all of which are aimed at protecting human health as well as the environment. These     reports can be accessed by clicking here.

    U.S. Navy’s Supplement to Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility Administrative Order on     Consent Tank Upgrade Alternatives and Release Detection Decision Document dated Aug.     18, 2021 can be found here.


    News releases regarding Red Hill are issued through Commander, Navy Region Hawaii’s (CNRH)     Public Affairs Office. Releases are sent to all major media outlets throughout the state. News     releases are listed by date and can be accessed by clicking here.

    Photographs and videos pertaining to the Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Facility are generated by     Commander, Navy Region Hawaii’s (CNRH) Public Affairs Office. Red Hill photographs and videos     can be viewed by clicking here.



(Last Updated: 09/01/2021)

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