ABOUT RED HILL
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 from all branches of service 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. The tanks are located under a volcanic mountain ridge near Honolulu. It was declared a Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1995.
On March 7, 2022, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced the decision to defuel and permanently close the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. The Department of Defense and Navy are working closely with the Hawaii Department of Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection agency on a safe and expeditious defueling of the facility, followed by permanent closure. For more information about the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility click here.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEFUELING PLAN, RED-HILL BULK FUEL STORAGE FACILITY
The Department of Defense (DoD) is updating its Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility Defuel Plan. Click here to access the plan.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY CLOSURE PLAN, RED HILL BULK FUEL STORAGE FACILITY
The Department of the Navy is updating its Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility Closure Plan, Click here to access the plan.
RED HILL PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT UPDATES
The Navy continues efforts to facilitate open and transparent communication with regulators, stakeholders and the general public. Click here for information regarding the most recent upgrades and improvements to the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility.
RED HILL PUBLIC REPORTS AND PLANS
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. Click here for reports. 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.
RED HILL NEWS RELEASES AND PUBLIC NOTICES
News releases and public notices pertaining to Red Hill are issued through Commander, Navy Region Hawaii’s (CNRH) Public Affairs Office. Releases and notices are sent to all major media outlets throughout the state. News releases and notices are listed by date and can be accessed here.
RED HILL PHOTO AND VIDEO GALLERY
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. For Red Hill photographs and videos, click here.
RED HILL INFORMATIONAL VIDEO: BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS, DEVELOPING RESULTS
The Navy, in partnership with the University of Hawaii’s Applied Research Laboratory (ARL), has developed an informational video that provides a historical, technical and logistical overview of the Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. To view the video please click here.