Wisconsin. Revisions to Wisconsin's Comm 10 - Flammable, Combustible
and Hazardous Liquids Code were adopted September 17. The effective date is
expected to be February 1, 2009. The major changes include: Reviewing plans
for fueling systems containing greater than 10% ethanol or 5% biodiesel;
expanding requirements for providing double-walled piping and tanks;
requiring liquid-tight containment sumps under and around all existing and
new buried piping connections; requiring ASTs not within a dike to have an
overfill alarm when filling reaches 90% full and an automatic shutoff that
activates at 95%; testing mechanical and electronic line leak
detection equipment annually; and inspecting internally lined USTs every
five years. The draft of the code that was adopted can be found
PETROLEUM MARKETING NOTES
Chevron is selling its petroleum marketing operations in the West
African nations of Benin, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire,
Nigeria and Togo to Panama-based Corlay Global, which is owned
by African-based consortium grouping MRS Holdings and Petroci Holdings, Cote
d'Ivoire's national oil company.
South African downstream company Engen Petroleum has signed an
agreement to acquire Total Petroleum's downstream assets in
Rwanda, Burundi and Guinea Bissau.
Ricker Oil Co. Inc., Anderson, Indiana, announced that it has reached
an agreement with BP to purchase all of BP's company-operated and
-supplied stores in the greater Indianapolis area.
SEPS OPENS BRANCH OFFICE IN COLUMBIA,
SouthEastern Petroleum Systems, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina, has
opened an office at 2650 Shop Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29201. The new,
5,000-square-foot office/warehouse is equipped to provide
installation, warehouse distribution, city counter sales and service
throughout South Carolina and eastern Georgia. Telephone: 803-705-3133.
NOTES ON HYDROGEN FUEL
"Fueling fleets with hydrogen is gaining a small foothold. A blend of
hydrogen and natural gas, called Hythane and made on-site by breaking down
the natural gas, powers municipal buses in Syracuse and Hempstead, N.Y., and
airport shuttle buses in San Francisco. The L.A. airport will follow.
Hythane advantages: Better mileage than natural gas alone, fewer greenhouse
gases and minimal tweaking of engines. Burning pure hydrogen is still
several years away, though a breakthrough by Ohio State Univ. engineers
could speed the process. They've found another way to make the gas on-site,
using water, aluminum and gallium . . . a far less costly method than the
traditional means of using electricity to break apart the H20 molecules."--The
Kiplinger Letter, September 5, 2008.
ENGINE MAKERS SEEK EPA'S HELP REGARDING HIGH-GRADE
Engine manufacturers are urging EPA to scale up its enforcement and
educational campaigns to reduce unlawful sales of fuel blends with high
levels of ethanol. They hope to reduce potential industry liability from a
growing number of class action suits stemming from engine damage due to use
fuels. While the suits have so far targeted fuel suppliers, engine
manufacturers are concerned that they too could face third-party liability for
personal injury caused by the failing engine and for a product's drop in
Jeff Marvin, vice president of sales for The Southern Company of NLR,
Inc., died September 12 after being struck by a motorcycle while crossing
the street following a football game in his hometown of Cabot, Arkansas. He
was 48. Survivors include his wife, Becky, who was also struck by the
motorcycle; and four children.
Massachusetts distributor. Petroleum Solutions, Inc., 235 Albany Street,
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105, has applied for distributor division
membership. Glen Lundstrom is president of the company, which was
established in 2007. Petroleum Solutions represents 3M, B&KTkGauge, Bagby,
Burtco, Catlow, CNIMfg, ConVault, Divrsified, EmcoWheatn, Empro, Esco, FairfldInd,
Federal, Formex, Gasboy, Gilbarco, GPI, HoseMaster, IntConSys, IRPCOinc,
KeystoneCF, Krueger, McGeeCorp, ModernWeld, PMPCorp, RedJacket, Riverside,
Simplex, Thermoid, Universal, VST, VeederR and Whiteway. Sponsored for PEI
membership by Lucy Sackett, Gilbarco, Greensboro, NC, and William L. Smith,
Smith&LaM, Monson, MA.
Ohio distributor. Superior Petroleum Equipment, LLC, 2114 Southwest
Boulevard, Grove City, Ohio 43123, has applied for distributor division
membership. Ron A. Chaffin is president of the firm, which was established
in 2007. The company sells, installs and services all types of petroleum
dispensing and tank gauging equipment. Superior represents AmerNozzle,
Balcrank, Bennett, BetaLight, Catlow, ChampLabs, ClayBailey, Coxreels, D&SCarWash, Davis, DurEquip, DuroReels, EmcoWheatn, EmcoWhtFTD, Flex-Ing, Formex,
Franklin, Freedom, FuelForce, FuelTechWA, FuelMaster, Gasboy, Gilbarco,
HoseMaster, HuskyCorp, IRPCOinc, Morrison, Natl-Spncr, OPW-FC, OPW-FCS, OPW-FMS, PemcoFL, PMPCorp, Pnenmrcatr,
PtrParts, RDMElec, Seraphin, StanwadeMP,
SuprCanopy, Tanknology, Tokheim, TokheimIA, Tuthill, UnitedSign, Universal,
Vaporless, VeederR, VeriFone, Wayne and Xerxes. Sponsored for PEI membership
by Frank McGoogan, FuelMaster, Tallahassee, FL.
Automated fueling system manufacturer. Securant Inc., 2110 Drew Street,
Suite 200, Clearwater, Florida 33765, has applied for manufacturer division
membership. Yossi Charny is vice president sales USA for the firm, which was
established in 2002. The company manufactures an automated fueling solution
which is sold through distributors. Sponsored for PEI membership by Joey
Cheek, JMPSoltns, Tampa, FL.
California construction company. TDE Construction & Consulting
Services, Inc., 9513 Business Center Drive, Suite F, Rancho Cucamonga,
California 91730, has applied for membership in the service and construction
division of PEI. Tim M. Buro is president of the firm, which was established
in 2006. TDE is a general engineering construction company specializing in
the petroleum industry. Sponsored for PEI membership by B. A. Scowley,
ShldsHarpr, Oakland, CA.
New Jersey installation and construction firm. R. Fuessel Pump &
Tank, Inc., 135 Slack Avenue, Trenton, New Jersey 08648, has applied for
service and construction division membership. Carolyn S. Fuessel is office
manager for the firm, which was established in 1932. The company installs
and removes underground tanks, builds service stations, and provides
remediation work. Sponsored for PEI membership by Kenneth T. Hagman,
Habhegger, Yeadon, PA.
California canopy builder/installer. Madison Industries, 1900 East
64th Street, Los Angeles, California 90001, has applied for affiliate
division membership. Bobby Owens is sales manager for the firm, which was
established in 1947. Madison builds and installs canopies, carwashes,
modular buildings and kiosks. Sponsored for PEI membership by Stacy Corbett, RYKO, Grimes, IA.
Kansas environmental compliance firm. Tank Management Services, Inc., P.
O. Box 678, Topeka, Kansas 66601, has applied for affiliate division
membership. David Engelken is compliance manager for the firm, which was
established in 1991. The company assists with UST/AST compliance, inventory
control training, risk management, loss control and environmental audits.
Sponsored for PEI membership by David Broyles, BroylesInc, Humboldt, KS.
South Dakota commercial equipment finance firm. Capital Partners,
LLC, 101 North Main Avenue, Suite 215, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104, has
applied for affiliate division membership. Jim Stekl is president of the
firm, which was established in 2005. Capital Partners provides financing for
petroleum equipment, underground and aboveground storage systems, and
convenience store/deli equipment. Sponsored for PEI membership by Joseph B.
Radermacher, PumpMeter, Hopkins, MN.
California project management firm. Total Projex Corporation, 1426
South Willow Avenue, Rialto, California 92376, has applied for affiliate
division membership. Griffin Williamson is president of the firm, which was
established in 2007. The consulting engineering firm provides project
management. Sponsored for PEI membership by Gary Carson, CommPtrEqp, Sun
ADMITTED TO PEI
- AIC Ltda., Bogota, Colombia (dis)
- Roper Pump Company, Commerce, GA (mfr)
- William Robbins Associates, Inc., Lafayette, CA (aff)
- Bar W Petroleum & Electric, Division of United Farmers of Alberta, Red
Deer, AB (S&C)
- Tech Petroleum, Hammond, IN (S&C)
- Total Environmental Concepts, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD (S&C)
- Craig Mills, Petro-Canada, Ontario, Canada (O&E)