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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 the About Red Hill page.


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 into the Red Hill Public Engagements page. 


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 on the Red Hill Public Reports and Plans page.


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 on the Red Hill News Release and Media Coverage page.

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 on the Red Hill photo and Video Gallery page.

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(Last Updated: 04/12/2021_ag)

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