Everyone wants to save money. No matter which era we are in, saving money on purchases has always been an important part of life. This attitude also extends to buying diesel fuel which is why many RV owners fill up at Costco with their Costco membership card.
Yes, Costco does sell diesel fuel. However, there is a catch. Not all of their gas stations sell diesel. You have to find out which ones as this option is also not available in all 50 states. At last count, there were only 27 states that had this service.
To learn more about this Costco service, just continue to read our article. It has the information you need to know about so you can map out your route to connect with those stations that sell diesel fuel. There may be 27 states but not all Costocs in those states provide diesel
Yes, some do and some don’t. This is not a service you can expect every time you pull up to the Costco pumps. It will take some research and then some careful planning for you to get to one of those Costco gas stations that sell diesel.
The company also labels its gas or diesel in the same way they label its private food items. They use the Kirkland brand name so you know you are getting diesel from Costco.
This company is trying hard to be your one-stop shopping outlet as they have been branching out into different areas related to vehicles of all sizes. It just makes sense that they would add diesel to their already large vehicle service line up.
If you have a Visa card issued through Costco, your purchase of diesel should qualify you for up to 4% cash back on each purchase.
Not every Costco gas station sells diesel fuel. That means that the number of gas stations that have their fuel option will be limited. As we said earlier, only those Costcos in 27 states has this service.
Then, since not all Costcos have gas stations, the number that does sell diesel is very limited. Here is a list of states that have Costcos selling this fuel type:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin.
Of these states, you will be hard-pressed to find more than two locations. Check the upcoming link to see if any of these stations are on your route or are not too much of a detour to get to.
For example, here are some of the states’ locations and the state name is at the end of the addresses listed here:
- 330 W Dimond Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99515
- 19001 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027
3911 Highway 69, Prescott, AZ 86301
- 170 Cooley Mesa Rd, Gypsum, CO 81637
4705 Weitzel St, Timnath, CO 80547
- 73-5600 Maiau St Kailua Kona, HI 96740-2630
- 355 E Neider Ave, Coeur D Alene, ID 83815
2485 E Lincoln Rd Idaho Falls, ID 83401
- 8400 W North Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160
- 9010 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268
4628 E County Line Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46237
- 9700 E Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67207
- 800 Heights Blvd, Florence, KY 41042
3408 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218
- 201 Meadow Farm Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508
We will place more locations in upcoming sections.
This link is not a map per se. It is just a web page that shows all the locations for all the diesel-selling Costco gas stations. The best thing to do is print this portion of the web page out and put it in your road atlas.
That way you always have the list and when you are in the right state, you can find the directions to the nearest Costco. Some more locations to help you in case you do not have a printer:
-27118 Gratiot Ave., Roseville, MI 48066
125 E South Airport Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
- 1600 NW 88th St, Kansas City, MO 64155
- 2290 King Ave W, Billings, MT 59102
- 4810 Galleria Pkwy, Sparks, NV 89436
- 12515 Portside Parkway, La Vista, NE 68128
1620 Pine Lake Road, Lincoln, NE 68512
- 1205 NE 57th Ave Bismarck, ND 58503
- 6720 Bass Pro Drive, Boston Heights, OH 44236
7300 State Route 161 E, Plain City, OH 43064
26400 Dixie Hwy, Perrysburg, OH 43551
3405 W Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43606
If Costco decides to add more diesel-selling gas stations, that link will help keep you updated on their locations.
If you like traveling through California, you will be happy to hear that Costco has 16 places throughout the state where you can get their brand of diesel. Here are all 16:
3800 Rosedale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93308
6333 Telegraph Rd, Commerce, CA 90040
7400 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove CA 95757
1800 Cavitt Dr, Folsom, CA 95630
2395 E Lacey Blvd, Hanford, CA 93230
12530 Prairie Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250
7100 N Abby St, Fresno, CA 93720
2001 East Ventura Blvd., Oxnard, CA 93036
895 East H Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910
5901 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
6750 Stanford Ranch Rd, Roseville, CA 95678
220 Sylvania Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
1700 S. Bradley Rd. Santa Maria, CA 93454
2660 Park Center Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065
26610 Ynez Rd, Temecula, CA 92591
1405 W Cameron Ave, Visalia, CA 93277
Then to finish off the list on the Costco web page here are the remaining states and their locations:
- 10220 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa, OK 74133
- 3075 Hamrick Road, Central Point, OR 97502
4849 Ne 138th Ave, Portland, OR 97230
- 21802 Townsen Blvd W, Humble, TX 77338
6020 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79407
3500 Business Center Drive, Pearland, TX 77584
8185 SH 242, The Woodlands, TX 77385
- 835 N 3050 E, ST George, UT 84790
1818 S 300 W, SLC, UT 84115
11100 S Auto Mall Dr, Sandy, UT 84070
3571 W 10400 S, South Jordan, UT 84095
- 4125 Arctic Ave, Bellingham, WA 98226
9801 204th Ave E., Bonney Lake, WA 98391
301 5th St., Clarkston, WA 99403
1470 Marvin Rd Ne, Lacey, WA 98516
18109 33rd Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98037
12020 N Newport Hwy, Spokane, WA 99218
7725 188th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
10000 Mickelberry Rd NW, Silverdale, WA 98383
400 Costco Dr Ste 150, Tukwila, WA 98188
6720 Ne 84th St, Vancouver, WA 98665
24008 Snohomish Woodinville Rd, Woodinville, WA 98072
- 5401 W. Integrity Way, Grand Chute, WI 54913
W162 N9235 Pershing Avenue, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
15300 West Grange Ave, New Berlin, WI 53151
7707 94th Ave, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
Like we said earlier, save that link to remain current when Costco decides to add more gas stations to their diesel-selling line up.
If we are just talking about the crankcase oil, then that product is made by Warren Distributors. This oil company is supposed to be one of if not the largest blender of private oil labels.
The oil is made in Omaha, Nebraska, probably at the 2 million square foot manufacturing and distribution facilities. Warren has different facilities located around the country.
Now if we are talking about diesel fuel, which this article is about. There is no word on who the company is behind Costco fuels. One theory was Costco just bought it at the nearest facility at a lower price.
But the word is that Costco gas is equal in quality to the top famous brands like Shell, Texaco, and more. A list of brands behind the Kirkland label did mention gas but it does not mention the brand behind Costco gas.
Rest assured that Costco does not produce its own diesel fuel or gasoline. They do buy it from someone who does but that seems to be a trade secret at this time.
The word is that Costco gasoline and diesel are top-tier fuel products. This is the only tier that Costco will sell. This is also the type of fuel that is recommended by car dealerships and manufacturers.
We have not heard that much bad about their gasoline quality. Some people have complained about it being cheap gas. But the reason Costco’s gas prices are lower than anyone else’s is because of the deals they make with the different refineries.
It is not because Costco is selling bad gas. It is possible to get bad gas at a Costco gas station, and that includes diesel, but it is possible to receive the same quality of fuel at other brands’ gas stations as well
Their reputation is that the gas and diesel this company sells are on par with Shell, Chevron, or ExxonMobil. One reason for that equality is that Costco may buy directly from those refineries that make the fuel for those brands.
The other reason is that even off or discount brands must meet the same government regulations that Shell, etc., have to meet before they can sell their fuel. If you want to believe the advertising on the Costco web page, this is the type of gas you will get when you buy your diesel from them:
- Improves performance
- Enhances cold engine startability
- Helps restore fuel economy
- Reduces emissions
- Protects fuel injectors from deposits
- Prevents harmful wear
This is the type of fuel you will get according to most of the reviews we have come across for this diesel option
According to the Costco diesel web page, they do have additives in their diesel fuel. What specific ones they use or how much of each is added is a trade secret. Of course, Costco may not know since they are buying tier-one diesel and gas that have already been produced.
We checked around and no one is giving any specifics on the additives that were able to find. What Costco says on its web page is this:
“Tested in the lab to ensure quality and guaranteed to perform, our diesel fuel is formulated with powerful deposit control additives that deep clean your engine and protect critical fuel system components to prevent harmful wear, and keep your engine running like new.”
The word additives are used in every description they provide for the list of benefits this fuel brings to your vehicle. If you want to read more about top-tier fuels and their additives, just click here.
One of the reasons that have been mentioned for their cheaper gas prices is the fact that Costco charges a membership fee. This membership fee is the reason why all of Costco’s prices are lower than other department stores and gas stations.
Another reason is that Costco knows that those customers who use their fueling stations, will generally stop and go inside to do more shopping. Whether it is to buy groceries or department store items or just to grab a bite to eat, Costco relies on its loyal customers to do more than gas shopping.
That helps keep those gas prices low. It is just a benefit for becoming a member at their store.
It is great that Costco is selling diesel at some of its gas stations now. If you are on the road and it is not out of your way, you can save some money and fill up for less. Then grab a hot dog and drink and save on your lunch or supper.
That extra savings will help out as your vacation goes by. But if you want to make your membership money back, you would be needing to fill up every week.