6000 C Street Suite 201 Anchorage, Alaska 99518 +1-907-562-0285

Who We Are

Rural Alaska Fuel Services is a not-for-profit corporation organized to assist in the operation and maintenance of rural Alaskan bulk fuel storage facilities. RAFS works with operators to maintain facilities, focus on safety and environmentally concerns and help ensure sustainable operations, both physically and financially.

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Denali Commission has implemented sustainability requirements for Bulk Fuel Facilities to reduce chance of environmental damage through proper training.

For those communities receiving Denali Commission bulk grant funding, a condition of the grant was tank farm operators had to meet sustainability requirements. These requirements included meeting all state and federal regulatory requirements and demonstrating financial sustainability. Rural Alaska Fuel Services was created to help rural tank farm operators meet these requirements.

How We Help You

Our Services

Services and Training

Facility Inspections

Inspections are a critical part of operations and spill prevention for any bulk fuel storage facility. RAFS provides comprehensive tank farm inspections as well as […]

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Training is an essential part of tank farm operations.  In fact, it is required to stay in regulatory compliance.  More importantly, most spills are the […]

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Maintenance Maintenance is a must for any tank farm. The number one cause of spills is operator error due to lack of training and not […]

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Facilities & Operations

RAFS provides support for maintenance, regulatory compliance, fuel transfers and receipt, as well as facility inspections and operational recommendations.  Our Technicians are fully trained and […]

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Facility Management and Administration

Business Planning and Analysis, Credit and Collection Assistance, Financial Review and Budget Pricing.

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Meet the Team

The people behind RAFS

Tom Tunnell

Thomas C. Tunnell

I am a lifelong Alaskan, over half a century. I have been in the Oil/Gas field for almost 23 years. During that time, I have […]

Kelly Schmoke, Administrator

Kelly Schmoke

At RAFS, Kelly is the primary contact between the communities RAFS serves and the CEO and Technicians. She attends all community functions representing RAFS and […]

Robert Lohman

Robert Lohman

Robert Lohman has worked as a Technician for RAFS for over 10 years, adding to his long experience working on the North Slope.  Robert is […]

Cullen Conrad, Technician

Cullen Conrad

Cullen Conrad is a seasoned tank farm technician who plays a crucial role at Rural Alaska Fuel Services. Coming from Hilcorp Alaska working in a […]

Carlos Samuel

Carlos Samuel

Carlos is our newest team member and comes to RAFS with years of experience in the construction and energy industries. He has many credentials with […]

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