Tank Installation Committee responsible for producing the 2011 edition of
RP100 is composed of the following experienced installers, environmental
engineering consultants, and state and federal regulators:
- Leland M. Freemen, Petroleum Solutions, Inc. (chairman)
- Mark Babcock, Adams & Fogg Oil Equipment Co.
- Blake Bammer, Guardian Fueling Technologies
- Carl E. Bayliss, II, B C & C LLC
- Joey Cheek, JMP Solutions
- Michael W. Farmer, P.O.E., Farmer Co.
- Duane Grippe, O'Day Equipment, Inc.
- Michael Mizicko, Western Pump, Inc.
- Jim O'Day, O'Day Equipment, Inc.
- David J. Piercey, JD2 Environmental, Inc.
- Peter Rollo, DNREC
- Timothy R. Smith, U.S. EPA OUST
- Kevin R. Strenke, Southeastern Petroleum Systems Inc.
- Greg Thomas, C. E. Thomas Company
- Bill R White, D & H Pump Service Inc.
2011 YOUNG EXECUTIVES WINTER CONFERENCE: FEBRUARY 4-5 IN SAN ANTONIO
2011 PEI Young Executives Winter Conference will be
held February 4-5 in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Julie Bell, author, sports
psychologist and president of the
Dallas-based coaching firm The Mind of a Champion, will speak to the group
on "Performance Intelligence," a concept she developed to help individuals
deliver their best performance when it matters most. The conference offers
an unparalleled networking and learning opportunity for those in the
industry who will lead their companies in the future.
Early bird conference registration―valid through
December 31―is $395 for current YE members and
$495 for non-members. The price goes up to $595 (members) and $695
(non-members) after December 31. The conference will be held at the Omni La Mansión del Rio. The PEI-negotiated rate of $185 per
night, excluding taxes and resort fees, will be honored through January 3,
2011. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel at (210) 518-1000
or (800) 843-6664.
EPA REQUIRES MORE RENEWABLE FUEL IN 2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will require increased
amounts of ethanol and other renewable fuels in 2011. Responding to a
congressional mandate (Energy Independence and Security Act), EPA will
require that 13.95 billion gallons of transportation fuel come from
renewable sources in 2011, which equates to a shade over 8 percent of
domestic gasoline and diesel supplies. The overall percentage is lower than
the 2010 standard, but the total volume is larger than this year's mandate
of 12.95 billion gallons. The federal law raises the renewable fuel baseline
volume annually with the aim of reaching 36 billion gallons in 2022.
ANALYSTS: TRUCK PRODUCTION TO RISE IN 2011
Production of Class 8 trucks may reach as many as 235,000 units in the
United States, Canada and Mexico next year―up from an estimated 151,000 in
2010, said Kenny Vieth, partner at forecaster ACT Research Co. U.S. trucks
now average 6.7 years of age, about 11 months older than the historical
average and the oldest in ACT data going back to 1979, according to Vieth.
While the fleet has logged fewer miles than usual because of the drop in
shipping, "no matter how we slice it, we still come up with an answer that
it's old," Vieth said. Another analyst, Robert C. Baird & Co., projected
production of 230,000 units in 2011. FTR Associates is less optimistic about
2011 production, estimating 187,000 vehicles will be made.―Bloomberg
Businessweek, November 19, 2010.
PUMPING YOUR OWN GAS
Here are some interesting tidbits from a November 27, 2010, article in
The Wall Street Journal about full service refueling in New Jersey
- It has been illegal to pump your own gasoline in New Jersey for 61
years. It is also illegal in Oregon and in Huntington (Long Island), New
- New Jersey's Supreme Court declared gasoline inherently "dangerous in
use" in 1951.
- New Jersey has the country's third lowest gasoline tax, after Alaska
- Portsmouth, Virginia used to ban gasoline station attendants on
SERVICE BAYS AT RETAIL GASOLINE STATIONS
In 1978, 74 percent of the gasoline stations in the United States had
service bays. By 1983, bay service stations still represented 56 percent of
the total service station population. During the following 17 years, auto
service bays disappeared from most stations. In 2000, just 26 percent
had bays. The rapid decline continued from there. Today, one out of
every six (16 percent) gasoline stations has one or more auto service bays,
and the average number of bays at stations that have them is 2.86.
These facilities are the crème de la crème
of the remaining service bay population and are busy money-makers for the
station operators.―Lundberg Letter, November 22,
Capital Petroleum Group LLC, Springfield, Virginia, purchased
72 ExxonMobil sites in Manhattan, Bronx and Queens, New York.
Pinnacle Construction, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska, and Mascott
Equipment Company, Inc., Portland, Oregon, have entered into a strategic
alliance under which Pinnacle's service work will be referred to a new service
office operated by Mascott in Anchorage.
Andrea Zajac, Chief of the Storage Tank Unit, Remediation Division,
Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, will retire
effective January 1, 2011. She has worked in state government for 27 years,
and with the storage tank programs for more than 20 years. We have known Andrea
since she started in the state's tank program. She is knowledgeable,
and has always been accessible and helpful to our staff and members. We wish her well.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biodiesel trade association. National Biodiesel Board, P. O. Box 104898, Jefferson
City, Missouri 65110, has applied for affiliate division membership. Kyle
Anderson is technical project manager for the firm, which was established in
1993. The National Biodiesel Board represents the biodiesel industry as the
coordinating body for research and development in the United States.
Sponsored for PEI membership by Eva C. Chambers, VeederR, Simsbury, CT.
South Carolina consulting firm. Muthig Environmental, Inc., P. O. Box
24144, Columbia, South Carolina 29224, has applied for affiliate division
membership in PEI. Paul Muthig is president of the firm, which was
established in 2001. The company assists insurance companies in evaluating
spills from gasoline stations and refineries. Sponsored for PEI membership
by Frank Niepraschk, PetroWest, Bluffdale, UT.
MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER REQUEST
Orion Merchant Solutions, Inc., DBA Petro Solutions, 7640 N.W. 25th
Street, Suite 120, Miami, Florida 33122, has requested its membership in PEI
be transferred from the service and construction division to the distributor
division of PEI. The company represents CentralIL, Federal, Flex-Ing,
Franklin, HuskyCorp, IRPCOinc, PemcoFL, Wayne and Vaporless. The transfer is
sponsored by two distributors from Georgia: Andy N. Thompson, Jr.,
CentralInd, Savannah, and Dennis Manders, C&MEqp, Watkinsville.
ADMITTED TO PEI
- Asesores Tec., Y Mant. de Est. de Ser. SA, San Diego, CA (dis)
- Petro Equipment Sales & Service, LLC, Canton, NC (dis)
- Facet International, Tulsa, OK (mfr)
- Algae-X International, Fort Myers, FL (mfr)
- Detergent Marketing Systems, Montgomery, IL (aff)