PEI TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDED PRACTICE ON
INSTALLATION OF MARINA FUELING SYSTEMS
The PEI Board of Directors has authorized staff to develop a new
recommended practice entitled Recommended Practices for the
Installation of Marina Fueling Systems (RP1000). The project is expected
to take 12 to 18 months to complete. PEI President Bruce Larson has
appointed the following individuals to serve on the committee.
Paul Doyle, PtrMarine, Wellington, FL, chairman
Charles S. Allsopp, 1stPerSer, Raleigh, NC
Joey Batchelor, GuardTech, Jacksonville, FL
Steve Brandt, MidStateMO, Hallsville, MO
Jason S. Carr, Whitford, Portsmouth, NH
Laura Chaddock, California SWRB, Sacramento, CA
Bobby Dutcher, AtlPtrEqp, Tucker, GA
Arthur H. Hoffmann, HoffmanNJ, Neptune City, NJ
Charles Hubbard, OilEqSS-VA, Chesapeake, VA
Stephen W. Klesic, UntdEnvPA, Sewickley, PA
Louis Marcelli, PEICONC, Wilmington, NC
Ernest M. Roggelin, Pinellas County Health Department, Clearwater, FL
Jeffrey Underland, PtrSersMD, Baltimore, MD
API TO REVISE RP 1626/SEEKS COMMITTEE MEMBERS
API is beginning the process of revising API Recommended Practice 1626,
Storing and Handling of Ethanol and Gasoline-Ethanol Blends at
Distribution Terminals and Service Stations. This document, originally
written in 1985 and reaffirmed in 2000, will reflect current fuel
formulations and equipment technology by adding to the information currently
in the recommended practice as well as adding new topics.
Because PEI members have expertise pertinent to RP 1626, API is interested
in two or three individuals from the PEI membership to serve on the API
committee responsible for the document. Interested parties should write Bob
Renkes at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief
sentence or two about their experience on the subject by May 27. We will
forward that information on to API who will make the final decision. Note:
Since API had already developed a standard on this subject and indicated at
the beginning of the year that they were going to revise it, the PEI Board
of Directors decided against PEI developing a standard of our own. In other
words, this API recommended practice will be the only document to cover the
storage and handling of ethanol for the foreseeable future.
GUARDIAN SELLS SOUTH CAROLINA BRANCH TO JONES &
Guardian Fueling Technologies, Jacksonville, Florida, has sold the
assets of its branch office in Columbia, South Carolina, to Jones & Frank
Corporation, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. Guardian will continue to
operate its current five branch offices throughout Florida and will soon be
announcing the opening of a sixth branch office in the Florida Panhandle.
PETROLEUM MARKETING NOTES
Kum & Go LLC, West Des Moines, Iowa, has announced it will sell 21
stores in 7 states via sealed-bid auction. The company is in the process of
divesting itself of smaller convenience stores in non-core markets in favor
of larger-format stores.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., Laval, Quebec, has agreed to purchase
83 stores in the St. Louis, Missouri, and central Illinois area from
Spirit Energy LLC. Couche-Tard is purchasing the sites, doing business
as Convenient Food Mart, through its Mac's Convenience Stores subsidiary and
will operate under the Circle K banner.
Lukoil will purchase 75 fueling stations in Bulgaria from Petrol,
a Bulgarian fuel distributor, as part of the settlement of a legal dispute.
Parkland Income Fund, Red Deer, Alberta, has agreed to acquire the
fuel supply and marketing business of NOCO Energy Canada for $8.5
million Canadian. The acquisition includes 56 independently owned and
operated Esso (Imperial Oil), Sunoco and NOCO retail gas stations and 69
wholesale accounts outside the Greater Toronto area.
Irving Oil Limited and Alimentation Couche-Tard have expanded
their existing partnership whereby 252 Irving Oil convenience stores located
in Atlantic Canada and New England would be operated by Couche-Tard.
Cosan, Brazil's largest sugar and ethanol producer, has acquired
Esso's network of 1,500 fueling stations in Brazil.
Nakash Enterprises, LLC, has purchased Shell's interest in 20
branded locations in the Sacramento, California, area.
APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS
JGD Associates, Inc., Avon Lake, Ohio, has
hired Glenn W. McArdle, P.E., as engineering manager. He has previously held
management positions in operations, engineering and construction while
employed at TravelCenters of America and BP Oil Company.
Emco Wheaton Retail Corporation, Wilson, North Carolina, has
appointed Doug Pliszka as regional sales manager for the Great Lakes area.
He will represent the company in Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West
Virginia, western Pennsylvania and western New York.
Dixon Pumps, Billings, Montana, has hired Alan R. Phipps as its North
American sales manager.
DeVan Shumway, who was editor and publisher of Oil Daily from
1978 to 1989, died last month at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was
77. In 1971 he went to work for President Richard Nixon as assistant
director of communications for the White House and in 1972 he became the
public relations director for Nixon's reelection committee. He is survived
by his wife Judy Shumway, seven children from two previous marriages, 27
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Georgia distributor. Thompson Petroleum Services, P. O. Box 456, Byron,
Georgia 31008, has applied for distributor division membership. Archie
Thompson, Jr., is vice president of the firm, which was established in 2005.
The company sells, installs and services retail and commercial petroleum
dispensing systems and lubrication handling equipment. Thompson Petroleum
Services represents Blueline, ClayBailey, CntmtSoltn, CPI, Divrsified,
EmcoWheatn, FairfldInd, Federal, MetalProd, ModernWeld, PemcoFL, PtrTechnik,
Pneumrcatr, PwrInteg, Riverside, ServiceWld and WesternFG. Sponsored for PEI
membership by Christopher T. Brown, BrownEqpCo, Macon, GA.
Storage tank manufacturer. Rhino Tuff Tanks, LLC, 411 West Congress
Street, Maple Lake, Minnesota 55358, has applied for manufacturer division
membership. Jason S. Ramert is sales manager for the firm, which was
established in 2007. The company manufactures stackable poly bulk liquid
storage tanks which are sold through distributors. Sponsored for PEI
membership by Marion L. Long, WalshLong, Naperville, IL.
California fueling facility design firm. Fuel Solutions, Inc., 12340
Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 133, Los Angeles, California 90025, has
applied for affiliate division membership. Richard Remillard is senior
project engineer for the firm, which was established in 1994. The company
designs fueling facilities (CNG, diesel, biodiesel, gasoline, ethanol and
hydrogen) for fleets and also performs safety and condition audits of
existing fueling facilities. Sponsored for PEI membership by Roy T.
Lawrence, FuelSltns, Irvine, CA.
Washington manufacturers representative. MCD Reps, Inc., 2944
NW 8th Way, Camas, Washington 98607, has applied for affiliate division
membership. Michael T. McDermott is president of the firm, which was
established in 2007. The company represents FuelTechWA, HuskyCorp, LSI,
NatlEnvir, PemcoFL, PetroClear and SquareD in California, Nevada, Idaho,
Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Sponsored
for PEI membership by Gregg Miller, NWPump, Portland, OR.
Delaware engineering and construction firm. Project Growth Technologies
Inc., 111 S. West Street, Suite 5, Dover, Delaware 19904, has applied for
membership in the service and construction division. Thomas Wright is
project manager for the firm, which was established in 2005. Project Growth
Technologies is an engineering firm specializing in service and
construction. Sponsored for PEI membership by Edward R. Maxwell, EastnState,
Florida service company. GasTech, Inc., 2151 Lucille Lane, Melbourne,
Florida 32935, has applied for service and construction division membership.
Jim Page is the president and central Florida service manager for the firm,
which was established in 2005. GasTech services most dispensing systems.
Sponsored for PEI membership by Martin Rak, PtrPlusFL, Deland, FL.
Montana tank cleaning and inspection company. Optic Fuel Clean of MT,
LLC, 111 Saint Philip Road, Wibaux, Montana 59353, has applied for service
and construction division membership. Patti Begger is an owner of the firm,
which was established in 2007. The company cleans and inspects fuel in
storage tanks. Nominated for PEI membership by Shelly K. Sundeng, OpticMN,
ADMITTED TO PEI
- CompX Security Products, Maudlin, SC (mfr)
- Williams & Company Consulting, Inc., Kansas City, MO (aff)
- LOC Software, Laval, Quebec (aff)