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April, 2017

04/21/2017

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04/03/2017

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the release of its first industry safety video of 2017.

"Service Vehicle Safety," based on the popular "Dos and Don'ts" series of PEI safety tips, offers video examples of recommended procedures and cites unsafe practices to avoid in the petroleum and fuel equipment handling industry.

December, 2016

12/01/2016

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that applications are currently being accepted for the PEI Foundation’s Charles D. Kemp Scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarships recognize deserving students who are dependents of employees of member companies in PEI.

November, 2016

11/07/2016

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) recently released its final 2016 safety poster. The poster depicts a safety issue in the petroleum and fuel equipment handling industry and is titled Break the Fire Triangle.

October, 2016

10/23/2016

Speaking to members and officers of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), Rick Long, general manager of the organization, presented a positive overview of the year​ for fuel handling equipment manufacturers and distributors​.

10/21/2016

Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) members elected PumpTex Inc. President Robert Peavey of Beaumont, Texas, to serve as vice president of the organization, effective Jan. 1. The association's board of directors also appointed as treasurer Oscar W. Larson Co. President Charlie Burns of Clarkston, Michigan, effective immediately.

10/21/2016

Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) members elected Craig Hoyer president of the organization during its 66th annual convention and trade show in Atlanta. Hoyer most recently served as PEI vice president. His one-year term will begin Jan. 1, when he will replace current PEI President Steve Trabilsy, president of Accurate Tank Technologies of North Aurora, Illinois.

10/10/2016

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) recently released its first 2016 safety poster. The poster depicts a safety issue in the petroleum and fuel equipment handling industry and is titled Stay Clear.

10/03/2016

Registration is open for the 2017 Young Executives Winter Conference, scheduled Feb. 9-10, 2017, at the Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida. A kick-off dinner is slated for the evening prior, Feb. 8, at A1A Ale Works.

Speakers will be Ryan Estis and Robert Renkes. Estis will speak on “The Communication Revolution,” and Renkes will offer his final “Industry Growth and Outlook.”

July, 2016

07/11/2016

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) is accepting "mentor" and "mentee" applications for PEI Connect, its free mentoring program.

June, 2016

06/20/2016

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) board of directors has named Rick Long executive vice president and general counsel of the organization, effective June 1, 2017.

Long will replace Bob Renkes, the current executive vice president and general counsel, who will retire from PEI on May 31, 2017, after 38 years with the association.

06/06/2016

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the recipients of the PEI Foundation’s Charles D. Kemp Scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The awards recognize deserving students who are dependents of PEI member company employees.

06/01/2016

Entrepreneur Troy Hazard will keynote the October 19 Kick-off Breakfast at the 2016 PEI Convention at the NACS Show. The PEI Convention will be October 18-21 and the trade show will be October 19-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

May, 2016

05/31/2016

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the release of its first industry safety video.

"Safely Changing Filters," based on the popular "Dos and Don'ts" series of PEI safety tips, offers video examples of recommended procedures and cites unsafe practices to avoid in the petroleum and fuel equipment handling industry.

05/16/2016

Online attendee registration and housing are open for the 2016 PEI Convention at the NACS Show, the fuel and fluid handling equipment industry’s largest annual event. The convention is scheduled for Oct. 18-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The trade show floor will be open Oct. 19-21.

April, 2016

04/25/2016

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the release of its first industry safety video. The video, based on the popular "Dos and Don'ts" series of safety tips, offers video examples of recommended procedures and then cites unsafe practices that should be avoided in the petroleum and fuel equipment handling industry. The video is entitled: “Properly Barricading the Job site.”

February, 2016

02/21/2016

Registration is now open for the 2016 PEI Women Conference, which is scheduled for May 12-13, 2016. The event will be held at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. A welcome reception and dinner is slated for the evening of May 11.

Speakers for the event include Natalie Stavas, M.D., John Eichberger, Stacey Hanke, Vicki Hitzges and Bob Renkes.

02/01/2016

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has improved its digital experience with the introduction of a new text alert service for mobile phones.

The service will provide users with real-time industry and association news via PEI 10-Groups, PEI Young Executives and PEI Women, as well as general industry news.

January, 2016

01/28/2016

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that its 2016 Purchasing and Inventory Managers Conference will be held April 14-16 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

December, 2015

12/04/2015

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the release of its second 2015 safety poster. The poster depicts a safety issue in the petroleum and fuel equipment handling industry and is entitled: “Properly secure dispensers.” 

12/02/2015

Payment solutions provider Petroleum Card Services has joined the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) Priority Club, PEI announced. 

Petroleum Card Services is a provider of payment solutions to independent petroleum and C-store merchants and specializes in pay at the pump and fleet card processing. The Minden, Nevada,-based company has focused on the petroleum market since 2000. 

12/01/2015

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that applications are currently being accepted for the PEI Foundation’s Charles D. Kemp Scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The scholarships recognize deserving students who are dependents of employees of member companies in PEI.

October, 2015

10/14/2015

Craig Hoyer, president of Kubat Equipment and Service Co., Denver, Colo., has been elected by the members of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) to serve as vice president of the organization. Robert Peavey, president of PumpTex Inc., Beaumont, Texas, has been appointed as PEI’s treasurer by the association’s Board of Directors.

10/14/2015

Steve Trabilsy, president of Accurate Tank Technologies, North Aurora, Ill., has been elected by the members of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) to serve as president of the organization.

Trabilsy most recently served as PEI’s vice president. He was elected during the Institute’s 65th annual convention and trade show in Las Vegas, and will take office Jan. 1, 2016.

10/14/2015

Speaking to members and officers of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), Robert Renkes, executive vice president of the organization, presented a positive overview of 2014 and 2015 and expressed optimism in the future of the petroleum equipment industry.

During the speech, Renkes said PEI member companies had "another banner year" and that he expects current momentum to carry into 2016. 

10/09/2015

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that the 2015 edition of Recommended Practices for the Storage and Dispensing of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) (RP1100) is now available for purchase. 

This edition supersedes the previous version of the document, which was published in 2010. 

10/02/2015

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced UPS, the world's largest package delivery company and a provider of supply chain management solutions, as a new Member Discount Partner. The partnership will allow PEI member companies access to steeply discounted shipping rates with UPS. 

August, 2015

08/25/2015

PEI, the fuel and fluid handling equipment and services industry’s largest trade association, has opened its newly built headquarters at 6514 East 69th Street in Tulsa, Okla. The new building replaces the PEI headquarters that was built in 1976 and destroyed by fire in February 2014. The new headquarters sits on the same foundation as the original.

08/11/2015

Registration is now open for the 2016 Young Executives Winter Conference, which is scheduled for Feb. 3-5, 2016. The event will be held at the Isla Grand Beach Resort in South Padre Island, Texas. A kick-off dinner is slated for the evening prior, February 3. 

June, 2015

06/10/2015

Entrepreneur and executive coach Allison Massari has been announced as keynote speaker for the 2015 Kick-off Breakfast at the PEI Convention, October 11. The PEI Convention will take place October 11-14, 2015, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

May, 2015

05/27/2015

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the recipients of the PEI Foundation’s Charles D. Kemp Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. The awards recognize deserving students who are dependents of PEI member company employees.

05/18/2015

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that online attendee registration and housing are now open for the 2015 PEI Convention at the NACS Show, the fuel and fluid handling equipment industry’s largest annual event. The convention is scheduled for October 11-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) in Las Vegas, Nev. The NACS trade show floor will be open October 12-14. 

05/11/2015

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the release of its 2015 safety poster. The poster depicts a safety issue in the petroleum and fuel equipment handling industry and is entitled: “Think Safety: Know your pinch points.” 

March, 2015

03/04/2015

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has published a new document entitled Recommended Practices for the Design, Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Fueling Facilities (PEI/RP1500). 

February, 2015

02/27/2015

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has introduced a redesigned bookstore that allows users to purchase and use PEI Recommended Practice documents in a variety of new ways.

December, 2014

12/22/2014

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that applications are currently being accepted for the PEI Foundation’s Charles D. Kemp Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. The scholarships recognize deserving students who are dependents of employees of member companies in PEI.

12/16/2014

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that its 2015 Service and Construction Managers Conference will be held March 19-21 at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, Orlando, Fla.
 

12/01/2014

The Petroleum Equipment Institute has published a new recommended practices document entitled Recommended Practices for the Design and Installation of Fueling Systems for Emergency Generators, Stationary Diesel Engines and Oil Burner Systems (PEI/RP1400). 

November, 2014

11/11/2014

Registration is now open for the 2015 Young Executives Winter Conference, which is scheduled for Feb. 4-6, 2015. The event will be held at the Andaz San Diego Hotel in San Diego, Calif. A kick-off dinner is slated for the evening prior, Feb. 4. 
 
The keynote speaker for the event is Bruce Wilkinson, a leadership and communication implementation specialist.
 

October, 2014

10/21/2014

Construction begins this week on a new home for PEI, the fuel and fluid handling industry's largest trade association. The one-story, 7,300-square foot building at 6514 East 69th Street will sit on a 31,968-square foot lot in mid-town Tulsa, Okla.

10/09/2014

Speaking to members and officers of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), Robert Renkes, executive vice president of the organization, presented a positive overview of 2013 and 2014 and expressed optimism in the future of the petroleum equipment industry.

10/09/2014

Steve Trabilsy, president of Accurate Tank Technologies, North Aurora, Illinois, has been elected by the members of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) to serve as vice president of the organization, and Craig Hoyer, president of Kubat Equipment and Service Co., has been appointed PEI’s treasurer by the association’s Board of Directors.

10/09/2014

Kevin McKinney, president of McKinney Petroleum Equipment, Mobile, Ala., has been elected by the members of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) to serve as president of the organization.

McKinney has most recently served as PEI’s vice president. He was elected during the Institute's 64th annual convention and trade show in Las Vegas, and will take office Jan. 1, 2015.

10/06/2014

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has updated its digital experience with the introduction of a new, free mobile app for smartphones and tablets.

Readers will instantly notice a crisp, contemporary design that’s easy to navigate and built entirely with PEI members in mind.

10/03/2014

Performance expert Dan Thurmon has been announced as keynote speaker for the 2010 Kick-off Breakfast at the PEI Convention, October 6. The PEI Convention will take place October 6-8, 2010, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

August, 2014

08/19/2014

The Petroleum Equipment Institute is currently seeking comment on a new recommended practices document entitled Recommended Practices for the Design, Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle Fueling Facilities (PEI/RP1500).

July, 2014

07/31/2014

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the release of its 2014 safety poster. The poster depicts a safety issue in the petroleum and fuel equipment handling industry and is entitled: “Take 5: Look before you Work.” 
 

07/28/2014

Sam Glenn, an award-winning author and sought-after speaker, will serve as the keynote presenter for the 2014 Kick-Off Breakfast at the PEI Convention, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas.
 

June, 2014

06/23/2014

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the recipients of the PEI Foundation’s Charles D. Kemp Scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. The scholarships recognize deserving students who are dependents of PEI member company employees.
 

May, 2014

05/14/2014

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that online registration and housing are now open for the 2014 PEI Convention at the NACS Show, the fuel and fluid handling equipment industry’s largest annual event. The convention is scheduled for October 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) in Las Vegas, Nev. The NACS trade show floor will be open October 8-10. 

February, 2014

02/26/2014

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that its 2014 Purchasing and Inventory Managers Conference will be held June 12-14 at the Westin Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Ind. 
 

02/25/2014

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that applications are currently being accepted for the PEI Foundation’s Charles D. Kemp Scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. The scholarships recognize deserving students who are dependents of employees of member companies in PEI.
 

02/24/2014

The Petroleum Equipment Institute is currently seeking comment on a new recommended practices document entitled Recommended Practices for the Design and Installation of Fueling Systems for Emergency Generators, Stationary Diesel Engines and Oil Burner Systems(PEI/RP1400). 
 

02/17/2014

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that Performance Ink, Inc. has joined the PEI Priority Club. 

January, 2014

01/02/2014

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that Morrison Bros. Co. has joined the PEI Priority Club.

Morrison Bros. is a leading manufacturer of petroleum equipment products used primarily at bulk storage facilities, service stations, in environmental applications and on tank trucks. Founded in Dubuque, Iowa in 1855, the company sells through distributors worldwide.

December, 2013

12/02/2013

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that Global Light Company and OPW have joined the PEI Priority Club.

Global Light is a manufacturer of aftermarket replacement parts for the most recognized brands of gasoline pumps and barcode devices, as well as custom parts for original equipment manufacturers. Global Light is based in Cambridge, Mass. 

October, 2013

10/30/2013

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that D.R. Mozeley Construction Group, Inc. and Fuelmaster Syn-Tech Systems, Inc. have joined the PEI Priority Club.

10/14/2013

Kevin McKinney, president of McKinney Petroleum Equipment, Mobile, Ala., has been elected by the members of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) to serve as vice president of the organization, and Steve Trabilsy, president of Accurate Tank Technologies, North Aurora, Illinois, has been appointed PEI’s treasurer by the association’s Board of Directors.

10/14/2013

Phil Farrell, president of Double Check Company, Inc., Kansas City, Mo., has been elected by the members of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) to serve as president of the organization.

Farrell has most recently served as PEI’s vice president. He was elected during the Institute's 63rd annual convention and trade show in Atlanta, Georgia, and will take office Jan. 1, 2014.

September, 2013

09/05/2013

Registration is now open for the 2014 Young Executives Winter Conference, which is scheduled for Feb. 6-8, 2014, at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A kick-off dinner is slated for the evening prior, Feb. 6. 

The keynote speaker for the event is Chip Madera, a professional speaker and leadership development expert. 

July, 2013

07/16/2013

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the recipients of the PEI Foundation’s Charles D. Kemp Scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. The scholarships recognize deserving students who are dependents of PEI member company employees.

June, 2013

06/07/2013

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that two new PEI safety awareness posters are now available for purchase depicting two safety issues in the petroleum and fuel equipment handling industry: personal protective equipment and situational awareness. 

May, 2013

05/13/2013

Walter Bond, former professional basketball player and now dynamic motivational speaker, will serve as the keynote presenter for the 2013 Kick-Off Breakfast at the PEI Convention, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Atlanta, Ga.

05/07/2013

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that its entire library of recommended practices documents is now available digitally, formatted as PDFs and downloadable from the association’s website. Each digital purchase entitles the buyer to download the document, print it and view it on two different computers or devices. 

April, 2013

04/11/2013

The Petroleum Equipment Institute has published a new recommended practices document entitled Recommended Practices for the Design, Installation, Service, Repair and Maintenance of Aviation Fueling Systems (PEI/RP1300). 

04/01/2013

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that online registration and housing are now open for the 2013 PEI Convention at the NACS Show, the fuel and fluid handling equipment industry’s largest annual event. The convention is scheduled for October 12-15 in Atlanta, Ga., at the Georgia World Congress Center. The NACS trade show floor will be open October 13-15. 

04/01/2013

Cree, Inc. has announced availability of a new product family, the XLamp XQ LEDs, featuring a unique combination of small size, novel light distribution and high reliability design.  

February, 2013

02/04/2013

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that the online version of the PEI Journal achieved record readership in 2012. The PEI Journal is the official magazine of the petroleum equipment industry and the premier source for business, industry and association news.

January, 2013

01/25/2013

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that its 2013 Service and Construction Managers Conference will be held April 4-6 at the Sheraton St. Louis City Center Hotel and Suites in St. Louis, Mo. 

01/10/2013

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that Growth Energy has joined the PEI Priority Club, an exclusive category of membership in the organization. Growth Energy, based in Washington, D.C., represents and advocates for the producers and supporters of ethanol. 
 

December, 2012

12/03/2012

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that applications are currently being accepted for the PEI Foundation’s Charles D. Kemp Scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year. The scholarships recognize deserving students who are dependents of employees of member companies in PEI.

October, 2012

10/09/2012

Speaking to members and officers of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), Robert Renkes, executive vice president of the organization, presented a positive overview of 2011-2012 and expressed optimism in the future of the petroleum equipment industry.

10/09/2012

Terry Cooper, president of Acterra Group, Inc., Marion, Iowa, has been elected by the members of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) to serve as president of the organization. 

Cooper has most recently served as PEI’s vice president. He was elected during the Institute's 62nd annual convention and trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will take office January 1, 2013. 

10/09/2012

Phil Farrell, president of Double Check Company, Inc., Kansas City, Mo., has been elected by the members of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) to serve as vice president of the organization, and Kevin McKinney, president of McKinney Petroleum Equipment, Mobile, Ala., has been appointed PEI’s treasurer by the association’s Board of Directors.

September, 2012

09/26/2012

The public comment period is now open for review and revision of the Petroleum Equipment Institute’s RP1300, Recommended Practices for the Design, Installation, Service, Repair and Maintenance of Aviation Fueling Systems.

09/17/2012

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the availability of a new online CNG Fueling Station Design and Construction course. The course is designed for companies interested in designing and building natural gas fueling stations, equipment providers, oil marketers and those involved in permitting CNG stations. 

09/10/2012

Registration is now open for the 2013 Young Executives Winter Conference, which is scheduled for Feb. 6-8, 2013, at Sand Key Resort in Tampa/Clearwater Beach, Florida. A kick-off dinner is slated for the evening prior, Feb. 6. 

The keynote speaker for the event is Garrison Wynn, a motivational speaker, advisor, author and professional entertainer. 

August, 2012

08/22/2012

The Petroleum Equipment Institute has published a new recommended practices document entitled Recommended Practices for the Testing and Verification of Spill, Overfill, Leak Detection and Secondary Containment Equipment at UST Facilities (PEI/RP1200). 

08/16/2012

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) announced that the third quarter 2012 issue of the PEI Journal is available at www.peijournal.org. The issue features a special section of three articles entitled “Evolution or Revolution?” that addresses changes that are reshaping the fuel handling equipment and service industry. 

July, 2012

07/24/2012

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that Garrison Wynn will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 Young Executives Winter Conference, scheduled for Feb. 6-8, 2013, at Sand Key Resort in Tampa/Clearwater Beach, Florida. 

June, 2012

06/13/2012

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the recipients of the PEI Foundation’s Charles D. Kemp Scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year. The scholarships recognize deserving students who are dependents of employees of PEI member companies.

May, 2012

05/15/2012

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that the online version of the second quarter 2012 issue of the PEI Journal is now available at www.peijournal.org

05/12/2012

Mark Scharenbroich, a motivational speaker, humorist and author, will serve as keynote speaker for the 2012 Kick-Off Breakfast at the PEI Convention, October 8. The PEI Convention will take place Oct. 7-10, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nev., at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

05/01/2012

The Petroleum Equipment Institute’s 2012 edition of Recommended Practices for Overfill Prevention for Shop-Fabricated Aboveground Tanks (PEI/RP600-12) is now available for purchase.

April, 2012

04/12/2012

The Petroleum Equipment Institute has announced that online registration and housing are now open for the 2012 PEI Convention at the NACS Show, the petroleum equipment industry’s largest annual event. The convention is scheduled for Oct. 7-10, 2012. The trade show will be open Oct. 8-10. The event will be held in Las Vegas, Nev., at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

04/12/2012

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that the 2012 edition of Testing Electrical Continuity of Fuel-Dispensing Hanging Hardware (PEI/RP400-12) is now available for purchase.
 

March, 2012

03/20/2012

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that the application period for the 2012-2013 PEI Foundation Charles D. Kemp Scholarships will close March 31, 2012. The scholarship program recognizes deserving students who are dependents of employees of PEI member companies.

January, 2012

01/27/2012

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that two new PEI safety awareness posters are now available for purchase depicting two safety issues in the petroleum equipment industry: truck hygiene and team lifting.

01/17/2012

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that applications are currently being accepted for the PEI Foundation’s Charles D. Kemp Scholarship program for the 2012-2013 academic year. The scholarship program recognizes deserving students who are dependents of employees of PEI member companies.

December, 2011

12/07/2011

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced it has joined the Coalition for E85, a group of retailers, producers, equipment manufacturers and other supporters of E85 fuel campaigning to protect the investments of 2,500 small businesses and stop a multimillion-dollar tax hike on consumers.

November, 2011

11/23/2011

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has partnered with the Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) to host a CNG Fueling Station Design and Construction Course. The course will be held in Las Vegas, Nev., on Feb. 23-24, 2012, to coincide with the conclusion of the 2012 WPMA Convention and Convenience Store Expo.

11/09/2011

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the addition of Bob DeStefano, an online marketing expert, to the PEI Business Advisory Group. Formed as a benefit to PEI member companies, the PEI Business Advisory Group provides strategic advisory services and management consulting.

11/03/2011

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that Modern Welding Company, the largest underground and aboveground steel tank manufacturer in the United States, has joined the PEI Priority Club.

October, 2011

10/31/2011

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that two new PEI safety awareness posters are now available for purchase depicting two safety issues in the petroleum equipment industry: ignition sources and situational awareness.

10/26/2011

Registration is now open for the 2012 Young Executives Winter Conference, which is scheduled for Feb. 2-4, 2012, at the The Omni Cancun Resort in Cancun, Mexico. A kick-off dinner is slated for the evening prior, Feb. 2. Registration information and event details are available by visiting www.pei.org/ye.

10/24/2011

Speaking to members and officers of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), Robert Renkes, executive vice president of the organization, expressed optimism in the immediate future of the petroleum equipment industry and presented a positive retrospective overview of 2010 for PEI member companies.

10/03/2011

Joey Cheek, president of JMP Solutions, Inc., Tampa, Fla., has been elected by the members of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) to serve as president of the organization. He has most recently served as PEI’s vice president. Cheek was elected during the Institute's 61st annual convention and trade show in Chicago, Ill., and will take office January 1, 2012. 

10/03/2011

Terry Cooper, president of Acterra Group, Inc., Marion, Iowa, has been elected by the members of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) to serve as vice president of the organization, and Phil Farrell, president of Double Check Company, Inc., Kansas City, Mo., has been appointed PEI’s treasurer by the association’s Board of Directors.

September, 2011

09/20/2011

PEI has launched a new program aimed at helping companies provide a safe working environment for all employees. The Safety Program Audit, designed for distributor members of the association, is completely confidential and available to companies doing business in the United States.

August, 2011

08/23/2011

The Petroleum Equipment Institute has announced that the International Code Council (ICC) will offer ICC certification testing at the 2011 PEI Convention at the NACS Show. The testing will take place on October 2 and 3, 2011 at the McCormick Place Convention Center.

July, 2011

07/07/2011

The Petroleum Equipment Institute has announced intent to publish Recommended Practice on the Design, Installation, Service, Repair and Maintenance of Fixed Base Operator Fueling Systems (PEI/RP1300). 

June, 2011

06/17/2011

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the recipients of the PEI Foundation’s Charles D. Kemp Scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year. The scholarships recognize deserving students who are dependents of employees of PEI member companies.

06/06/2011

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced Transworld Systems, a commercial collections services provider, as a new Affinity Partner. The partnership will allow PEI member companies priority access to Transworld’s extensive experience in collections services. 

April, 2011

04/13/2011

Michael Durant, a New York Times bestselling author, motivational speaker and the inspiration behind the film Black Hawk Down, has been announced as keynote speaker for the 2011 Kick-off Breakfast at the PEI Convention, October 2. The PEI Convention will take place Oct. 1-4, 2011, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Ill.

March, 2011

03/31/2011

The Petroleum Equipment Institute has announced that online registration opens April 1 for the 2011 PEI Convention at the NACS Show, the petroleum equipment industry’s largest annual event. The convention is scheduled for October 1-4, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois at the McCormick Place Convention Center.

January, 2011

01/17/2011

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that its 2011 Service and Construction Managers Conference is scheduled for March 31-April 2 at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.

01/13/2011

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that it will host three Sales Boot Camps in 2011 aimed at improving the culture of sales within participating companies. The Sales Boot Camps will be held in Las Vegas, Nev. (March 10-11); Baltimore, Md. (April 5-6); and Chicago, Ill. (April 7-8).

01/06/2011

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that applications are currently being accepted for the PEI Foundation’s Charles D. Kemp Scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year. The scholarships recognize deserving students who are dependents of employees of member companies in PEI.

01/05/2011

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that the 2011 edition of Recommended Practices for Installation of Underground Liquid Storage Systems (PEI/RP100-11) is now available for purchase.

December, 2010

12/09/2010

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) announced that its 2011 Young Executives (YE) Winter Conference is scheduled for Feb. 4-5, 2011, at the The Omni La Mansión del Rio on the River Walk in San Antonio, Texas. A kick-off dinner also is slated for the evening prior, Feb. 3. Registration information and more details are available by visiting www.pei.org/ye.

12/03/2010

PEI announces the availability of a new, one-day recertification course for Underground Storage Tank (UST) installers. The course is based on the latest (2010) edition of the PEI RP100, Recommended Practices for the Installation of Underground Storage Tanks. 

October, 2010

10/07/2010

Dennis Rethmeier, president of Western Pump, Inc., San Diego, California, has been elected by the members of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) to serve as president of the organization. He has most recently served as PEI’s vice president. Rethmeier was elected during the Institute's 60th annual convention and trade show in Atlanta Georgia, and will take office January 1, 2011.

July, 2010

07/29/2010

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that online testing for Recommended Practices for the Storage and Dispensing of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (PEI/RP1100) is now available.

07/28/2010

The Petroleum Equipment Institute has announced that early registration for the 2010 PEI Convention at the NACS Show will end August 13.

07/06/2010

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that online testing for the Recommended Practices for the Installation of Marina-Fueling Systems (PEI/RP1000) is now available.

June, 2010

06/14/2010

The Petroleum Equipment Institute has announced intent to publish a Recommended Practice covering the testing of overfill, release detection and release prevention equipment (RP1200). 

May, 2010

05/05/2010

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that the online version of the Second Quarter 2010 issue of the PEI Journal is now available at www.peijournal.org

April, 2010

04/20/2010

Robert Renkes, Executive Vice President of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), will speak on Issues Facing the Petroleum Equipment Contractor and Equipment Distributor at the 2010 Midwest Petroleum and Convenience Tradeshow (M-PACT) in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Renkes will address a meeting of petroleum contractors at 8:00 a.m. on April 30 at the Indiana Convention Center. 

04/15/2010

Economist Philip Verleger has been announced as keynote speaker for the 2010 Industry Lunch and Membership Meeting at the PEI Convention, October 7. The PEI Convention will take place October 6-8, 2010, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

04/14/2010

Robert Renkes, Executive Vice President of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), will speak on Issues Facing the Petroleum Equipment Contractor and Equipment Distributor at the 2010 Atlantic Regional Energy Expo (AREE) in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

04/01/2010

The Petroleum Equipment Institute has announced online registration is now open for the 2010 PEI Convention at the NACS Show, the petroleum equipment industry’s largest annual event. The convention is scheduled for October 5-8, 2010, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

March, 2010

03/31/2010

The public comment period is now open for review and proposals to change the Petroleum Equipment Institute’s RP500, Recommended Practices for Inspection and Maintenance of Motor Fuel Dispensing Equipment.

03/17/2010

Illustrating its commitment to education and promotion of the petroleum and liquid handling equipment industry, the Petroleum Equipment Institute has announced that the PEI News Feed is now available on Twitter.

03/03/2010


The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced two new 2010 PEI safety awareness posters are now available for purchase.

The posters, designed as part of PEI's commitment to the success and safety of its member companies, depict two safety issues currently present in the petroleum equipment industry: distracted driving and situational awareness.

January, 2010

01/22/2010

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that the Recommended Practices for the Storage and Dispensing of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (PEI/RP1100) is now available for purchase.

01/15/2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced December 1 that it expects to make a final determination in mid-2010 regarding whether to increase the allowable ethanol content in fuel.

 

01/05/2010

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the formation of the PEI Business Advisory Group. Formed as a benefit to PEI member companies, the PEI Business Advisory Group will provide strategic advisory services and management consulting.

December, 2009

12/21/2009

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that the Recommended Practices for the Installation of Marina-Fueling Systems (PEI/RP1000) is now available for purchase.

12/16/2009

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that the Recommended Practices for Installation and Testing of Vapor Recovery Systems at Vehicle Fueling Sites (PEI/RP300) is now available for purchase.

November, 2009

11/19/2009

Overall attendance for the 2009 PEI Convention showed an increase of more than 6 percent over 2008. The association's 59th annual convention held on October 20-23, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The convention was held in conjunction with the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) annual tradeshow. 

October, 2009

10/22/2009

Speaking before members and officers of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), Robert Renkes, Executive Vice President of the organization, expressed optimism in the immediate future of the petroleum equipment industry and presented a positive retrospective overview of 2008 for PEI member companies. 

10/22/2009

Dennis Rethmeier, president of Western Pump, Inc., San Diego, California, has been elected by the members of the Petroleum Equipment Institute to serve as vice president of the organization. He most recently served as PEI’s treasurer. Rethmeier was elected during the Institute's 59th annual convention and trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will take office January 1. 

10/22/2009

Peter Ward, president of Glasgow Equipment Service, Inc., West Palm Beach, Florida, has been elected by the members of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) to serve as president of the organization. He has most recently served as PEI’s vice president. Ward was elected during the Institute's 59th annual convention and trade show  in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will take office January 1, 2010.

10/20/2009

Illustrating its commitment to education and safety in the petroleum and liquid handling equipment industry, the Petroleum Equipment Institute has launched the PEI Learning Center, an interactive, safety-training website, created to promote a safer industry through education. 

10/01/2009

The public comment period is now open for review and proposals to change the Petroleum Equipment Institute’s RP1100, Recommended Practices for the Storage and Dispensing of Diesel Exhaust Fluid.

September, 2009

09/03/2009

The Petroleum Equipment Institute has announced that online registration remains open for the upcoming PEI Convention at the NACS Show 2009, the petroleum equipment industry’s largest annual event. The convention is scheduled for October 20-23, 2009 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

09/03/2009

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that it has launched a new website specifically for its quarterly industry magazine, The PEI Journal. 

With the launch of the website, PEI continues its commitment to serve its members as well as retailers, regulators, media and consumers with the most relevant and comprehensive information affecting the petroleum and energy equipment industry.

August, 2009

08/13/2009

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that its 2010 Young Executives (YE) Winter Conference has been scheduled for Feb. 4-6, 2010 at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Registration and more details are available by visiting www.pei.org/ye.

08/10/2009

The public comment period is now open for review and revision of the Petroleum Equipment Institute’s RP1000, Recommended Practices for the Installation of Marina-Fueling Systems. The new document, which represents a synthesis of industry procedures, manufacturers’ recommendations and regulatory standards relating to marina fueling facilities, is expected to be published in late 2009. 

July, 2009

07/17/2009

The tabulation of ballots has been completed in the nominating election of PEI board members from our odd-numbered districts and the service & construction division. Three members received enough votes in the nominating stage of the election process to be elected to the board without having to participate in a runoff election.

07/15/2009

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that  Recommended Practices for the Design and Maintenance of Fluid-Distribution Systems at Vehicle Maintenance Facilities (PEI/RP700) is now available for purchase.

June, 2009

06/17/2009

Author Patti Digh has been announced as keynote speaker for the 2009 Kick-off Breakfast at the PEI Convention, October 21, in Las Vegas. The PEI Convention will take place October 21-23, 2009, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

06/11/2009

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that Rick Long has joined the Tulsa-based international trade association as General Manager. 

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Long earned a bachelors degree from Southern Methodist University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law, both with honors. 

06/08/2009

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) and NATSO Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Conference has concluded with goal-shattering attendance levels, demonstrating the commitment of the petroleum equipment and truck stop industry to meet the pending need for DEF. The conferee was held June 4-5 in Nashville, Tennessee.

May, 2009

05/18/2009

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), the trade association for petroleum equipment marketing, and NATSO, which represents travel plazas and truckstops, have added several industry experts who will tap into their decades of experience and expertise to present at the Diesel Exhaust Fluid Conference on June 5, an intensive, one-day  workshop at the Gaylord Opryland Resort Hotel and Convention Center in Nashv

April, 2009

04/27/2009

The Petroleum Equipment Institute has announced intent to publish a Recommended Practice covering the storage, handling and dispensing of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).

04/03/2009

The comment period is now open for review and revision of the Petroleum Equipment Institute’s RP300, Recommended Practices for Installation and Testing of Vapor Recovery Systems at Vehicle Fueling Sites.

04/03/2009

The Petroleum Equipment Institute has announced online registration is now open for the upcoming PEI Convention at the NACS Show 2009, the petroleum equipment industry’s largest annual event. The convention is scheduled for October 21-23, 2009 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

March, 2009

03/23/2009

Petroleum Equipment Institute has been recognized for over nearly sixty years as the premiere trade association for the petroleum equipment industry.

February, 2009

02/25/2009
The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), the trade association for petroleum-marketing and liquid-handling, and NATSO, which represents travel plazas and truckstops, will bring fuel retailers and the petroleum equipment industry together for a one-day workshop to prepare for the launch of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).
 

December, 2008

12/02/2008
The Petroleum Equipment Institute has scheduled its 2009 Service and Construction Managers Conference for March 19-21, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis, Mo.
 

October, 2008

April, 2008

04/28/2008
Print copies of the Petroleum Equipment Institute’s Recommended Practices for the Installation of Bulk Storage Plants (PEI/RP800) are now available for purchase.
04/21/2008

The Petroleum Equipment Institute announces that it will be sponsoring the 2008 Young Distribution Professionals Conference scheduled for Aug. 3-6 at the Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, IL.

04/01/2008

The Petroleum Equipment Institute has announced that online registration is now open for its upcoming PEI Convention at the NACS Show 2008, the industry’s largest event. The convention has been scheduled for Oct. 5-7, 2008 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

04/01/2008

The Petroleum Equipment Institute has announced that online registration is now open for its upcoming PEI Convention at the NACS Show 2008, the industry’s largest event. The convention has been scheduled for Oct. 5-7, 2008 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

March, 2008

03/10/2008

The Petroleum Equipment Institute has announced that registration is now open for its upcoming Purchasing & Inventory Managers Conference, which has been scheduled for May 16-17 at the Wyndham O’Hare, Chicago, IL.

03/10/2008

The Petroleum Equipment Institute has announced that registration is now open for its upcoming Purchasing & Inventory Managers Conference, which has been scheduled for May 16-17 at the Wyndham O’Hare, Chicago, IL.

January, 2008

01/25/2008

Print copies of the Petroleum Equipment Institute’s Recommended Practices for theInspection and Maintenance of Underground Storage Tank Systems (PEI/RP900) are now available for purchase.

December, 2007

12/31/2007

The Petroleum Equipment Institute has scheduled its 2008 Young Executives Winter Conference for Feb. 7-9 at the Westin Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico. Registration for the event is available by visiting www.pei.org/ye.

12/27/2007

Attendance by Petroleum Equipment Institute members and registrants increased by 15 percent over 2006 attendance at the 2007 PEI Convention, held in conjunction with The NACS Show from Nov. 6-9 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. There were 204 total exhibitors in the Petroleum Equipment and Services area this year, while throughout the show 173 PEI member companies exhibited.

12/27/2007
The comment period is now open for the Petroleum Equipment Institute’s latest draft called Recommended Practices for Installation of Bulk Storage Plants.

November, 2007

11/14/2007

Blair D. Shwedo, president of SouthEastern Petroleum Systems, Inc., Charlotte, NC, has been appointed by the board of directors of the Petroleum Equipment Institute to serve as the 2008 vice president of the organization, while Peter Ward, president of Glasgow Equipment Service, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL, has been named PEI’s new treasurer.

11/09/2007

Larson, who has been a PEI board member for two terms, Vice President in 2007 and Treasurer before that, was elected during the Institute’s annual convention at the NACS Show, which was held this year at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

September, 2007

09/21/2007

Print copies of the Petroleum Equipment Institute’s Recommended Practices for Overfill Prevention for Shop-Fabricated Aboveground Tanks (PEI/RP600-07) is available for purchase today, Sept. 21, 2007.

August, 2007

08/27/2007

New “Mega-Sessions” will headline the educational sessions provided by the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) at the upcoming NACS/PEI Show from November 6-9, 2007, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. PEI’s educational lineup on Wednesday and Thursday, November 7-8, includes three new Mega-Sessions that are organized to dive deeper into topics.

08/04/2007

Robert Renkes, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), co-hosted a webinar on July 26, 2007, entitled "Biofuels Infrastructure." The purpose of the webinar was to provide an overview of the current state of the biofuels infrastructure to the commercial trade service executives at the Department of Commerce and Office of Energy and Environmental Industries within th