Earlier this week, PEI emailed a link to our annual
Membership Survey to all PEI members. If you are a member of PEI and have
not yet completed your survey, we would encourage you to do so. Your
feedback helps PEI’s staff and board of directors evaluate and improve our
member benefits and services.
Click here to complete the survey—which should take no more than ten
REGISTRATION FOR PEI WOMEN CONFERENCE OPEN
Register now for the inaugural
PEI Women Conference,
to be held April 29 – May 1, 2015, in Denver, Colorado, at the Embassy
Suites Downtown. The conference will be packed with exceptional educational
sessions on both industry-specific and professional development topics. An
optional tour of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is
scheduled for the first day of the conference. Attendees also will have many
opportunities to interact and network with other women throughout the
Early-bird registration for PEI Women members is $395 ($495 for nonmembers)
until February 25. After February 25, the fee increases to $495 for members
($595 for nonmembers). The nonmember registration fee includes a PEI Women
membership. Registration includes all sessions and materials, one lunch, two
receptions and two dinners. The NREL tour is limited to the first 20
attendees who sign up and requires a $10 fee, which includes transportation
to and from NREL. PEI’s room rate at the Embassy Suites is $150 plus tax.
Breakfast is included with the hotel room rate.
To learn more about the speakers, schedule, tour and host hotel,
and to register,
or contact Sondra Sutton at 918-236-3967.
TWO NEW SPONSORS FOR PEI SERVICE & CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS CONFERENCE
Universal Valve Company and IRPCO, LLC have joined the list
of member companies sponsoring PEI’s
2015 Service & Construction Managers Conference.
The complete list of sponsors is as follows:
- Davisware, Inc.
- ESCO Services, Inc.
- Freedom Electronics, Inc.
- Global Light Company
- Husky Corporation
- IRPCO, LLC
- Morrison Bros. Co.
- Performance Ink, Inc.
- PMP Corporation
- RDM Industrial Electronics
- Universal Valve Company
The event will be held March 19-21, at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at
SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida. Registration for PEI members is $395 ($695 for
nonmembers). The fee includes all conference materials, three general
sessions, four roundtable discussions, three meals and two receptions. You
can register online
or by contacting Sondra Sutton at 918-236-3967. Note that hotel reservations
must be made by February 28 to obtain PEI’s group rate.
Three Shell Oil Co. affiliates have agreed to pay a $900,000 civil
penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at refining,
distribution and retail facilities across the U.S. Specifically, the EPA
alleged that Shell sold fuel that was mislabeled as ultra-low sulfur diesel
when it was actually low sulfur diesel fuel. The company also distributed
about 700,000 gallons of gasoline from its Sewaren, New Jersey, terminal
that contained elevated levels of ethanol, according to the agency. Shell
also sold more than 4.2 million gallons of gasoline that exceeded a
summertime fuel volatility standard, EPA said.
BMW and Volkswagen announced a plan to build nearly 100 electric vehicle
fast-charging stations on the east and west coasts of the U.S. The stations
will be installed both within and between relevant metro areas,
strategically spaced a maximum of 50 miles apart. More than 280,000 electric
vehicles have been sold in the U.S.
Sheetz Convenience Stores will begin installing E15 dispensers at 60
of its stores in North Carolina during the early part of 2015. The
dispensers should be installed at all 60 stations by spring 2016.
Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-MN) has revived his push for
legislation that would require EPA to conduct further study on E15 fuel
blends and their effect on engine performance. This is the third time
Representative Sensenbrenner has introduced similar legislation. The other
two times, the legislation cleared committee but was never considered by the
MASSACHUSETTS AMENDS UST AND VAPOR RECOVERY RULES
Effective January 2, 2015, amendments to MassDEP Air Pollution Control
Regulations at 310 CMR 7.00 and 310 CMR 7.24 require the removal of Stage II
vapor recovery systems and enhancements to Stage I vapor recovery equipment
at gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs) across Massachusetts. Under the
new program requirements, GDFs must properly decommission existing Stage
II systems according to PEI/RP300-09 within two years and phase-in
California Air Resources Board Enhanced Vapor Recovery (CARB EVR) Stage I
systems or EVR components within seven years.
Massachusetts also adopted a
new underground storage tank (UST) regulation on January 2, 2015,
that addresses design/construction/installation, registration, operation,
maintenance and inspection of UST systems used to store petroleum fuels and
hazardous substances. The regulation was developed to implement a 2009 law
which transferred regulation of most aspects of the Commonwealth’s UST
program from the Department of Fire Services (DFS) to MassDEP. Although the
new regulation maintains the basic requirements established by DFS’s
regulation, MassDEP has added new provisions that impact PEI members
covering the inspection of installations; leak detection for piping;
automatic line leak detectors for pressurized piping systems; turbine,
intermediate and dispenser sumps; and spill buckets and overfill prevention
Manufacturer of industrial hose and cable reels. Coxreels, Inc., 5865
South Ash Avenue, Tempe, Arizona 85283, has applied for manufacturer
division membership. Kimberly King is tradeshow coordinator for the firm,
which was established in 1923. The company manufactures industrial grade
hose, cord and cable reels which are sold through distributors. Sponsored
for PEI membership by Cheryl McGuire, Liquidynam, Wichita, KS.
Australia tank manufacturer. Tank Solutions Pty. Ltd., 513 Tomago
Road, Tomago, NSW, Australia, has applied for affiliate division membership.
Christopher Weeks is plant manager for the firm, which was established in
2001. The company manufactures aboveground and underground fuel storage
tanks. Sponsored for PEI membership by Tony Honey, ModernWeld, Owensboro,
Canada filtration provider. World Source Filtration Inc., 321-1 Queen
Street, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 2S3, has applied for affiliate division
membership. Brad MacSwain is president of the company, which was established
in 1992. The company sells filtration equipment. Sponsored for PEI
membership by Todd Oberg, CentralIl, Bement, IL.
Arizona general contractor. CJM Development Inc., 5240 South Sunland
Gin Road, Eloy, Arizona 85131, has applied for service and construction
division membership. Sean Arnold is president of the firm, which was
established in 2012. Sponsored for PEI membership by Gregg Miller, NWPump,
Nevada construction and service firm. L. A. Perks Petroleum
Specialists, Inc., 765 East Greg Street, Suite 103, Sparks, Nevada 89431,
has applied for service and construction division membership. Kylen Perks is
the primary contact for the company, which was established in 1974. The firm
builds and services convenience stores and stations, airports, oil
refineries and public works projects. Sponsored for PEI membership by B. A.
Scowley, ShldsHarpr, Martinez, CA.
South Carolina compliance testing firm. Environmental Laboratories,
Inc., P. O. Box 1729, Travelers Rest, South Carolina 29690, has applied for
service and construction division membership. T. Martin Hunt is vice
president of operations for the firm, which was established in 1985. The
company performs compliance testing, and installs, services and repairs
petroleum equipment. Sponsored for PEI membership by Thomas Brown,
NatlPtrEqp, Attalla, AL.
ADMITTED TO PEI
Petroleum Pump Supply, Phoenix, OR (dis)
Clinton Ultrapure Division, North Las Vegas, NV (mfr)
Uriarte Equipamiento Gasolinero S.A. de C.V., Culiacan,
Sinaloa, Mexico (S&C)
Gregory Cantrell, Workman Oil Company, Forest, VA (O&E)
Danny Hampel, Hampel Oil Distributors, Wichita, KS (O&E)
Scott Hampel, Hampel Oil Distributors, Wichita, KS (O&E)