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April 29, 2014 | Vol. 64, No. 8

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Dear PEI Member:

The second edition of PEI’s Recommended Practices for the Installation of Marina Fueling Systems (PEI/RP1000-14) is now available from PEI. The 2014 edition supersedes and replaces the 2009 edition of RP1000.

The 26-page manual provides authoritative guidance on how to deal with the challenges of constructing safe, environmentally protective marina fueling facilities that will allow reliable and economical service for many years. Several substantive changes were made in the 2014 edition, including revisions to text and a diagram describing special requirements for underground and aboveground piping systems at marinas. Many editorial changes also were made that improve the readability of the document.

The publication was revised by the PEI Marina Fueling System Installation Committee: Paul J. Doyle (chair), Petroleum Marine Consultants LLC; Charles S. Allsopp, First Petroleum Services, Inc.; Joey D. Batchelor, Guardian Fueling Technologies; Steve Brandt, Mid-State Petroleum Equipment, Inc.; Jason S. Carr, Stantec; Ray DeLorenzo, Atlanta Petroleum Equip. Co.; Laura Fisher, California SWRCB; Arthur H. Hoffman, A. H. Hoffmann, LLC; Charles B. Hubbard, Oil Equipment Sales & Service Co. Inc.; Stephen W. Klesic, United Environmental Group Inc.; Ryan Rethmeier, Western Pump, Inc.; Ernest M. Roggelin, Pinellas County Health Department; and Jeffrey S. Underland, Petroleum Services, Inc.   

We have replenished the paper copies of the recommended practices destroyed in the recent fire. Copies of all recommended practices published by PEI—paper or electronic—can be ordered online at www.pei.org/shopping. Price for members is $40; nonmembers, $95.

Four other PEI recommended practices are at some stage of development or revision. Here is a status report on each of them.

  • PEI is soliciting individuals who would like to serve on the committee responsible for writing PEI’s new document with the working title Recommended Practices for the Installation of LNG/LCNG Fueling Systems (PEI/RP1600). The document will cover the installation of LNG and LCNG systems for private and public fueling. The publication will cover fuel properties, cryogenics, storage, pumping, piping, dispensing and fueling operations in addition to safety issues and applicable fire codes. All members of the committee will be expected to attend four two-day meetings over a 24-month period, beginning early next year. Committee members are responsible for expenses associated with travel and lodging; PEI picks up the meals during the meeting. Only individuals with relevant experience with LNG fueling systems should apply. Contact Bob Young byoung@pei.org by May 30 if you are interested in serving on the committee. Please include a brief statement describing your experience/qualifications with LNG systems. Phil Farrell, 2014 PEI president, will appoint committee members in June. 
  • Recommended Practices for the Design and Maintenance of Fluid Distribution Systems at Vehicle Maintenance Facilities (PEI/RP700). The deadline for comments to revise the 2009 edition of this recommended practice is May 16. Those wishing to submit comments can do so at www.pei.org/RP700.
  • Recommended Practices for the Design and Installation of Fueling Systems for Emergency Generators, Stationary Diesel Engines and Oil Burner Systems (PEI/RP1400). The Generator Fuel System Installation Committee will meet June 24-25 to review 103 public comments to its draft document. Expect the first edition of RP1400 to be available in September.
  • Recommended Practices for the Design, Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle-Fueling Facilities (PEI/RP1500). The CNG Fueling System Installation Committee is completing its work on the draft of this new document. The committee expects the draft will be available for public comment this summer.

PEI/RP1000 (Marina Installation) Revised

LNG/LCNG Installation Committee Seeking Members

PEI Women Committee Appointed

ETP (Sunoco) Acquires Susser (Stripes)


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Petroleum Equipment Service of New Hampshire has acquired the assets of Industrial Petroleum Supply of Hackensack, New Jersey. Industrial Petroleum Supply was founded in 1953 by the late Joseph Gioffre who retired in 1992. The company has been successfully operated by his children Louis and Janet Gioffre, who have been at Industrial since the mid-1970s. Charles Desfosses is president and CEO of the newly combined companies. The New Jersey operation will be known as “Industrial – PES” with Louis and Janet serving as vice president and office manager, respectively.

OPW has formed a new business unit called OPW Electronic Systems. The new business unit is comprised of OPW Fuel Management Systems and PDQ Manufacturing, Inc. Phil Carlin will lead OPW Electronic Systems as vice president and general manager and assume responsibility for the PDQ business. Gerry Hanrahan has been appointed director of sales for OPW Electronic Systems.

PEI president Phil Farrell has appointed nine members to serve on the newly formed PEI Women Committee. Members include: Kristi Peterson (chair), Xerxes Corporation; Nichol Benavides, Petroleum Solutions, Inc.; Lisa Blassingame, NOV Fiber Glass Systems; Christine Blumberg, Southeastern Petroleum Systems Inc.; Paola Bravo, S. Bravo Systems Inc.; Joyce Couch, Husky Corporation; Lynn Fry, RSSE Inc.; Michelle Kautz, Wayne, A GE Energy Business; and Susan Regier, P.S.I. Equipment Sales, Inc. The committee’s first meeting will be May 21 in Chicago.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has retroactively lowered
the volume of cellulosic ethanol that had to be blended into gasoline and diesel in 2013 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). EPA acted as it did because of the limited commercial availability of the biofuel.
EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks has reiterated its belief that the new federal underground storage tank rules, proposed in late 2011, should be finalized by the fall of 2014.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
(ETP) announced yesterday that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby ETP plans to acquire Susser Holdings Corporation in a unit and cash transaction valued at approximately $1.8 billion. By acquiring Susser Holdings, ETP will own, among other things, Susser’s 630 convenience stores operating under the “Stripes” brand. The addition of Susser to ETP’s Sunoco network of more than 5,000 retail stations broadens Sunoco’s geographic footprint beyond the East Coast to include Texas and the surrounding states.
The Iowa legislature
last week sent to Governor Terry Branstad a bill that extends Iowa retailer ethanol tax credits through 2017. The E15-plus retailer tax credit was increased to 10 cents per gallon from June 1 to September 15. That provision was written to offset the increased cost required to blend and sell E15 as a registered fuel during the summer. Iowa lawmakers also extended through 2017 the state’s biodiesel tax credit of 2 cents per gallon on the first 25 million gallons of biodiesel produced in any single plant. Governor Branstad is expected to sign the bill.

Oklahoma distributor
. Texoma Pump, 512 Industrial Drive, Duncan, Oklahoma 73533, has applied for distributor division membership. Ross Hutson is the manager for the firm, which was established in 2008. The company represents APSPtrEqp, Bennett, B&KTkGauge, Cim-Tek, FEPetro, Franklin, FreedomElec, ModernWeld, OPW-FC, PemcoFL, PMPCorp, Smithpipe, Tuthill and VeriFone. The company also provides service for fueling facilities. Sponsored for PEI membership by Bob Chase, Bennett, Spring Lake, MI. www.texomapump.com


  • Southeast Compliance Inc., Collierville, TN (S&C)


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The TulsaLetter (ISSN 0193-9467) is published two or three times each month by the Petroleum Equipment Institute. Robert N. Renkes, Executive Vice President, Editor. Opinions expressed are the opinions of the Editor. Basic circulation confined to PEI members.