Relying on laboratory methods to determine hydrocarbon contamination in soil is both time consuming and expensive. Laboratory methods are very expensive and have turnaround times of one to two weeks. Most samples analyzed by this method limit the results to Gasoline Range Organics (GRO) or Diesel Range Organics (DRO). The analyst now has another choice; an environmentally safe, inexpensive, field portable test called PetroFLAG. The PetroFLAG system is a field portable method for the determination of total petroleum hydrocarbons in soil. It is both safe and easy to use. The PetroFLAG system is completely field portable. Everything needed to perform ten soil tests can be conveniently carried to the job site in a briefcase size carrying case.