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January 13, 2015 | Vol. 65, No. 1

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Dear PEI Member:

Kevin McKinney, president of McKinney Petroleum Equipment, Mobile, Alabama, became the 65th president of the Petroleum Equipment Institute on January 1. He succeeds Phil Farrell, president of Double Check Company, Inc., headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, in that post. Steve Trabilsy, president of Accurate Tank Technologies, North Aurora, Illinois, is PEIís vice president for 2015.

One of McKinneyís first duties was to appoint committees for 2015. In all, 181 people were named to serve on 24 PEI committees, with 29 individuals appointed to a committee for the first time. PEI is fortunate to have members who are willing to give their time to improve the association and the industry it serves. I canít say this association is unique in that regardóthere are other associations with active volunteer membersóbut PEI is fortunate to have so many members who are obviously talented and dedicated to the task at hand when they meet as a committee or board. On behalf of your Tulsa-based staff, thank you.

You can find the complete list of all committees and committee members here.

The PEI DEF Committee is soliciting comments to revise PEIís Recommended Practices for the Storage and Dispensing of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (PEI/RP1100-10).

The 2010 version of these recommended practices applies to the storage, handling, and dispensing of DEF at motor fuel dispensing facilities, repair/maintenance garages and service centers. The document is limited to storage containers that use a pump and/or meter to dispense DEF.

If you have suggestions or recommendations for improving PEI/RP1100-10, submit them online at www.pei.org/rp1100. Instructions for completing the form are provided on the website.

New President & Committee Members

RP1100 Comments Requested

Deadline Nears for S&C Conference


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Those interested in DEF storage and dispensing systems are encouraged to submit comments. All comments must be received by Friday, March 20, 2015, to be considered. If you have questions or need further information, contact Chris Bouldin at cbouldin@pei.org or 918-236-3964.

Register now for PEIís 2015 Service & Construction Managers Conference, March 19-21, at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida, to receive the advance registration discount.

The conference will offer a combination of general session presentations and roundtable discussion topics specifically geared to the needs of both construction and service managers. The general session topics, specifically chosen for this audience, include:

  • Leadership Isnít For Cowards: How To Lead Courageously in a Turbulent Age;
  • How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience: How It Was Is Not How It Is; and
  • Talent For Keeps: How To Attract, Retain and Engage Top Performers

Registration for PEI members by January 20 is $295 ($545 for nonmembers). Beginning January 21, the fee goes up to $395 for members and $695 for nonmembers. The fee includes all conference materials, three general sessions, four roundtable discussions, three meals and two receptions. You can register online here or contact Sondra Sutton at 918-236-3967. A list of individuals pre-registered for the conference is posted here.

PEIís 2015 Service & Construction Managers Conference is currently being sponsored by the following PEI members:

  • Davisware, Inc.
  • ESCO Services, Inc.
  • Freedom Electronics, Inc.
  • Global Light Company
  • Husky Corporation
  • Morrison Bros. Co.
  • Performance Ink, Inc.
  • PMP Corporation
  • RDM Industrial Electronics

Other members interested in serving as a sponsor can learn more by visiting www.pei.org/sc2015 and/or contacting Bob Young byoung@pei.org.

PEI is seeking to identify topics that might provide subject matter for future recommended practices. Ideas submitted for recommended practices should meet all of the following criteria:

         The subject matter involves practices and/or procedures used in the fuel and fuel handling equipment industry and serves the greater good of the industry;

         The topic has not been adequately covered in documents produced by another organization; and

         The expertise exists among PEI members to write the document.

If there is a topic you believe PEI should consider developing as a recommended practice, we would like to hear from you. If you have submitted a topic that was not selected in the past, you must resubmit. Email Bob Young byoung@pei.org with your suggestions by January 28. Please include the purpose and scope of the proposed document, along with the intended audience. We will compile the responses and forward them to PEIís Recommended Practices Committee for its review and recommendations to the PEI Board of Directors.  

The first-ever PEI Women Conference is slated for April 29-May 1 at the Embassy Suites Downtown in Denver, Colorado. The program is chock-full of learning and networking opportunities designed to help women in the industry grow personally and professionally. For the full schedule, to register and to see who else has already registered, visit www.pei.org/women2015.

Global Partners
has completed the acquisition of Warren Equities. The acquired properties are located throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. The acquisition includes 147 company-operated Xtra Mart convenience stores, 53 commission agent locations and fuel supply contracts for approximately 320 dealers. Global now has nearly 1,500 locations, primarily in the Northeast.
Beginning March 1, gasoline dispensing stations in San Francisco and Berkley, California, will be required to put climate change warning labels on all gasoline dispensing nozzles. The labels must say: ďThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that a typical passenger vehicle burning one gallon of fuel produces on average almost 20 pounds of tailpipe carbon dioxide (CO2), which the EPA has determined is the primary greenhouse gas that is contributing to recent climate change. This is a message from the city and county of San Francisco.Ē Stations that donít comply with the law risk fines of $100 to $500.


  • Blackacre Development Inc., East Northport, NY (aff)
  • Global Supply de Nicaragua S.A., Managua, Nicaragua (aff)
  • Octane One, Tampa, FL (S&C)
  • Petroleum Technologies Equipment, Lyons, IL (S&C)
  • Leak Specialists, Inc., Omaha, NE (S&C)
  • Seneca Maintenance & Construction LLC, Dresden, NY (S&C)
  • Kelly Absher, Two Farms, Inc dba Royal Farms, MD (O&E)
  • Souren Sossikian, Crestmoorgas Gas & Food, Inc., San Bruno, CA (O&E)


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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.